Jeep FC fans celebrate 60 years of uniqueness
Posted Friday, May 12, 2017
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
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
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.
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