This Year One 1974 Jeep Cherokee Is a Brutish Beauty

by Paul Strauss
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It’s hard to believe it, but there was once a time when the Jeep Cherokee didn’t yet exist. It first came on the scene back in 1974, as a two-door version of the Jeep Wagoneer. If you love the look of these classic 4x4s, there’s one currently for sale up on eBay, and it looks pretty sweet.

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Touted as the sportier alternative to the Wagoneer, the first Cherokee had a single, long window behind the B-pillar. This particular example looks to be in very good condition, with a few touch-ups like a new paint job, a reupholstered interior, and aftermarket speakers. It’s powered by an AMC 360 V8 motor with a 4-bbl carburetor, and a 4-speed automatic. It’s also got an upgraded suspension, and power disc brakes up front.

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It’s got about 63,000 miles on the odometer, and is riding on modern BFGoodrich mud-terrain T/A tires wrapped around black steel wheels – which look ready to get a little dirt on them.

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If you’re interested in this cool piece of Jeep history, it’s available with a very reasonable asking price of just $19,900 from Denver, Colorado seller Worldwide Vintage Autos.

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