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Below is a sampling of the many trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1979 Jeep J-10 Golden Eagle

Engine Type:
AMC 360ci V8

Transmission Type:
Chrysler Torqueflite Automatic w/ Quadra-Trac 4WD

Truck Information:
The Jeep J-series trucks went under many names during their 25-year run from 1963 to 1988. They started as Gladiators, transitioned to J-2000s and J-4000s, before finally landing on the J-10 and J-20 names. These trucks were already getting old by the late 1970s, so in order to entice new customers Jeep decided to add more creature comforts and modern design touches. Three special trim levels were added to the line as a result of this effort: Honcho, 10-4, and Golden Eagle. Each package added exclusive decals and interior designs. True to its name, the Golden Eagle sports golden pinstriping and a large eagle motif on the hood. This rare and desirable vehicle is in stunning shape and has less than 30K miles on the clock. The Jeep J series survived numerous ownership changes from its parent company. It was designed by Willys-Overland, which became Kaiser Jeep after a merger with Kaiser Motors. Kaiser Jeep was purchased by AMC in 1970. Finally, AMC was purchased by Chrysler in 1987. Chrysler finally discontinued the J series in 1988, but continued its platform mate the Grand Wagoneer until 1991. Despite these tumultuous corporate changes, the Jeep brand only grew in popularity and recognition. Today it is one of Chrysler’s most profitable divisions.

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