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Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler by Foster, Patrick R. Code: 57919 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publication date: 03/03/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $39.99
The definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road is now updated to celebrate Jeep's 80th anniversary. Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep. From olive drab WWII military relics to the beloved Wrangler with its rear-mounted spare tire, open-air design, and telltale roll cage, the Jeep is a true classic. In Jeep: Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler, automotive writer Patrick R. Foster chronicles Jeep vehicle design and production from the beginning of World War II to present. Beginning with the Jeep as a crucial component of the American war fleet, Foster expertly recounts the corporate shifts, financial struggles and successes, close calls, and, above all, the enduring machines that have carried Jeep from the early 1940s to its triumphant role as a modern-day embodiment of American perseverance. More than 200 color and black-and-white historical photos and period advertisements complement his expertly written narrative of Jeep's entire history, now updated to include five years of new model editions and prototypes, its return to the pickup market, and recent stunning marketplace successes. The resulting book reminds us that sometimes the road less traveled was just waiting for the right truck.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 246mm X 210mm
Code: 57919
Introduction: 1942-1945- Forged in War Chapter One: 1940-1941, A Legend is Born Chapter Two: 1946-1963, The Willys Overland/Willys Motors Years Chapter Three: 1964-1969, Mr. Kaiser's Jeep. Chapter Four: 1970-1987, American Motors Takes the Wheel- Chapter Five: 1988-1998, Chrysler in Command- Chapter Seven: 1999-2007, The DaimlerChrysler Fiasco Chapter Eight: 2007-2020, The Road to the Top Index