Flashback Friday: The 1964 Jeep Tuxedo Park

We may have missed Throwback Thursday this week, but at least we have a less cool, but perfectly serviceable backup in Flashback Friday. Yesterday, @Jeep posted a challenge for their Twitter followers to try and solve, featuring a classic Jeep vehicle with an interesting back story. We've included the original and post and the answer. Read on for a few quick facts about the Jeep Tuxedo Park.

In the early sixties, Kaiser was searching for a way to combat the negative perception of Jeep vehicles as simply utilitarian. So, in 1961, they introduced a trim upgrade to the CJ-5, called the Tuxedo Park. It featured chrome accents, and a more refined interior. By 1964, the Tuxedo Park had become its own separate model. While the new model didn't perform as desired, it represented the beginning stages of Jeep's attempts to upgrade their image.

The CJ-5 hasn't been in production for a long time, but it's spiritual successor, the Wrangler, is still going strong. If you're in the market for an adventurous 4x4, come visit Mac Haik Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and take one for a test drive. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

 

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