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Jeep FC fans celebrate 60 years of
Posted Friday, May 12,
The dream child of famed Milwaukee industrial
designer and engineer Brooks Stevens, the Jeep
FC was produced from 1957 to 1965 by the
Kaiser-Willys Motorcar Company. As car sales
were sliding for the company by the mid
1950’s, Kaiser-Willys was looking for ways to
increase sales using the popular Jeep vehicle.
Factory engineers thought of adding a small
pickup truck box to the back of the CJ-5.
However, Stevens had the idea to move the cab
forward over the wheels and extend the truck
bed to a usable length of six feet.
The truck platform was used for many
things over the years from plow vehicles
and tow trucks to Firetrucks and tour
vehicles. It’s four wheel drive capability
made it very popular.
Stevens came up with a design for a six
door minivan however that was never
produced. There were van versions
produced for the Military, used as
ambulances among other things.
There is a Jeep FC Jamboree, scheduled
for September 8-9, it would be the
second nation-wide annual FC-focused
event, alongside Jesse and Andrea
Ybarra’s FC Roundup in Phoenix.
For more information about the FC Jamboree, visit the event’s listing on Facebook.
Jeep FC six door minivan designed by Milwaukee engineer
Brooks Stevens. The vehicle was never produced. This is one
of only a handful of color photos that exist of this vehicle.