President Reagan’s 1962 Willys “Jeep” CJ-6

President Reagan’s 1962 Willys “Jeep” CJ-6

HAER Number

CA-2320

Location

Ranch Del Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA

Date(s) of Construction

ca 1962

Original Owner and Use

Ronald Reagan, recreational and work vehicle at Reagan Ranch

Present Owner and Use

Young America’s Foundation, Display and limited exhibition

Designer / Engineer / Builder

Kaiser-Jeep Corporation

Significance

The 1962 Willys ‘Jeep’ Universal CJ-6 4-Wheel Drive is nationally significant based on its association with important events and people in American history. This ‘Jeep’ was the personal, recreational and utility vehicle owned and used by the 40th President of the United States of America, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Importantly, President Reagan’s ‘Jeep’ is almost entirely unrestored and is significant for its informational value as a testament to its use on the Reagan Ranch, Rancho Del Cielo near Santa Barbara, California in the Santa Ynez Mountain range.

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