I actually had totally forgotten the Jeep Estanciera until I was taking pictures at “Desarmadero El Nene” in Urdinarrain, Entre Rios, Argentina. There were lots of them resting there.
I remebered also that one of my grandpa’s used to own one. If I recall correctly it was his first brand new car. After that, in 1972, he bought a Ford F100 pickup.
Back in the day, the Jeep Estanciera (Willys Jeep Station Wagon) was an extremely popular car in Argentina. As it is normal for most Jeep vehicles, you can drive them almost everywhere, the mechanics and body are simple and robust and therefore the maintenance cost is very low.
The Estanciera was produces between 1957 and 1970 under license of Willys-Overland Motors and a total of 71.000 units were produced
The Estanciera was not the only sucessful model of Jeep in Argentina. Also the pickups were very popular and there are still many driving around.
This is not an Estanciera, but at least a Jeep… or what is left of it!