Jeep celebrates 70 years of cars at the Chrysler museum

April 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Opening soon at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is an exhibit that will use an original 1941 Willys MA model as its signature piece.

The showcase, entitled "70 Years of Jeep," will run from April 19th to December 30, 2011.

"Featuring a changing array of eight production and concept vehicles, [the exhibit] traces the vehicle's evolutionary rise from military reconnaissance use to the transportation of choice in navigating all manner of terrain for millions of adventure-seekers," stated the museum.

Historical images, automotive pop culture artifacts and a variety of detailed stories showcasing the iconic themes evoked by Jeep will also be on display.

The 1941 Willys MA automobile being shown is one of only 45 known models in existence today. This specific car is believe to have been one of four sent to the 15th infantry in Fort Lewis, Washington, for testing.

Other heritage vehicles being put on display include the 1949 Jeep Station Wagon, the 1973 Jeep CJ-5, the 1987 Jeep Wrangler, the 1998 Jeepster Concept and the 2005 Jeep Hurricane Concept. In all some 20 models are expected to make an appearance during the exhibit.

Visitors can explore the museum everyday except for Mondays and federal holidays.  

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