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Dauntless V6. What Percentage?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by John Gedde, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020
    John Gedde

    John Gedde New Member

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    Curious question. When the Dauntless V6 was available, how common was it? Was the 4 cylinder more common? I'd really love to know what percentage of Jeeps had the V6 during the years it was available.

    john
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    I don’t know the actual percentage number, but it was very common. Almost all the Tuxedo Parks got the new larger engine for an example.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    jpflat2a

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    I'll go out on a limb and say 85% were V6 over F4.
    I have no facts or stats to back that up.
    What wasn't to like about the V6 ?
     
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    47v6

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    Right, more power, less weight. Really nice jeep engine.
     
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    Keys5a

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    I'll agree with Jpflat2a's approximation in post #3, about 85% once the V6 became available.
    I remember the dealer telling my dad the Dauntless was being introduced in the Tuxedo Park before the regular CJ5s. He didn't wait for a V6 Tux to be ordered, and bought the "demo" Tux on the lot on June 4, 1965, powered by an F134. I think the Dauntless was made available around April or May of '65, but the small dealership still didn't have one in yet. By '70 and '71, the F134 was a rare option.
    -Donny
     

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