1966 Jeep Wagoneer

The 1966 Jeep Wagoneer was a model that years later would be recognized as a landmark vehicle. The Super Wagoneer was a new idea, a luxury four-wheel-drive vehicle.

The interior of the Jeep Wagoneer was attractive, masculine, and functional.
The interior of the Jeep Wagoneer was attractive,
masculine, and functional.

Included in its $5,943 base price (which was $2,163 higher than a four-door Custom with four-wheel drive) were air conditioning, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, electric tailgate window, radio, and a tilt steering wheel.

The exterior included such luxury touches as a vinyl-covered roof, standard roof rack, mag-style wheel covers, whitewall tires, and unique fender ornaments. Antique Gold trim panels ran along the sides, with a matching trim panel on the tailgate.

Inside, Super Wagoneers featured fancy bucket seats, a console, and thick carpeting. The standard engine was a potent 270-bhp four-barrel version of the Vigilante V-8.

The Super Wagoneer, which lasted through 1968, was the plushest, most luxurious four-wheel-drive wagon the world had seen at that point, a pioneer that blazed a trail for today's luxury SUVs.

To follow the development of the Jeep Wagoneer from 1967-1977, continue on to the next page.

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