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Donut Media has a series on YouTube showcasing the evolution of a model over the years and what better badge to use in their latest animated video than the Jeep Wrangler. Much has changed in its design over the years to stay in touch with the ever evolving automotive industry, but we can still find hints of its forbears in each proceeding model.

With design changing from one generation to the next, it’s good to look back from the upcoming Wrangler JL and see just how far we’ve come from the iconic World War II Willys that started it all. First seen at the World's Fair in 1917, the vehicle was then manufactured during WWII before evolving into the first civilian Jeep known as CJ.

The video even highlights a few features that has been changed over time including the optional molded hardtop and steel doors that first made an appearance in the 1976 CJ7 Golden Eagle. Worth a with if you have 2 minutes to spare and there are other evolution videos in the series features models like the Honda Civic, Porsche 911, and more.

Let us know which Wrangler is your favourite and why.

 

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These guys are awesome, love this kind of educational videos. In 2 mins you can see the whole story of a product line. Btw, I didn't know that Scrambler is originally a 1981 model...

They also have evolution videos of Mustang and GTR!!! Amazing channel, thank you for posting it!
 

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As much as I like all the new technology and additional comforts, I'd really like to own something like the Willys MB with its old soft top. It'll probably fail today's emissions test, but it's so beautiful.
 

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As a big fan of hunting, I'd love to have something like 1976 Jeep CJ-5 Laredo in my garage. It's a small, but reliable car. With its off-road performances, it would a great option for areas where I hunt.

 

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As much as I like all the new technology and additional comforts, I'd really like to own something like the Willys MB with its old soft top. It'll probably fail today's emissions test, but it's so beautiful.
If you really want something that old from that era, they're often exempt from emissions regulations as most vehicles are when they get to that age. The most that might happen is some special tax down the road but that will be when they really tighten up on carbon.
 

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Well, if I got the well-maintained model of this CJ-5, with a low-milage then YES I'd definitely buy it for a reasonable price. Also about that emission regulations, I've heard that here in Canada you don't need to go through the emission test if your car built in 1987 or earlier.
 
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