THE JEEP CJ-6

OVERVIEW & SPECS

The CJ-6 was a stretched version of the CJ-5 with a 20 inch longer-wheelbase (101 in, 1955-1971 / 103.5 in, 1972–1981). The  extended chassis allowed a variety of configurations, including adding a second row of seats. 


  • Production: 1955 - 1975
  • Wheelbase: 101 inches (1955-1971) 103.5 inches (1972-1975)
  • Engines: 134 cu inch (2.2L) Hurricane I4, 225 cu inch (3.7L) Dauntless V6, 151 cu inch (2.5L) GM Iron Duke I4, 232 cu inch (3.8L) AMC I6, 258 cu inch (4.2L) AMC I6, 304 cu inch (5.0L) AMC V8, 192 cu inch (3.1L) Perkins diesel.
  • Related Model: Willys M170

ADDITIONAL HISTORY

Introduced in 1953 as the M170 military version, the civilian CJ-6 made its debut in 1955 as a 1956 model. Never very popular in the United States, most CJ-6 models were sold to Sweden and South America.  


 The M170 military version shared many of the features of the M38A1 (Military CJ-5), but had the passenger-door opening extended back to the rear wheel well. Most were used as front-line field ambulances, able to carry four litters. A few were also used as radio units.