SUWANEE, Ga. – Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced the addition of two rare civilian Jeeps to its Jeep Collection at the company’s Suwanee, Ga., headquarters.
Following a lengthy search, a 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup and 1959 Jeep FC-150 cab forward pickup were added to the collection. Born of a desire to “preserve Jeep heritage,” the Omix-ADA Jeep Collection was started by President and Founder Al Azadi, and currently showcases more than 20 rare and unique military and civilian Jeeps, ranging from pre-WWII prototypes to the modern day JK Wranglers.
“Our 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup truck came to us with extremely low mileage, an exclusive Levi interior and air conditioning – a rare option for J-10 pickups,” said Dave Logan, Jeep Collection Curator at Omix-ADA. “We’ve also added a Jeep FC-150 which features a hydraulic bed and a later, wider chassis. There were only 1,546 of this model sold in 1959. These trucks were primarily marketed as work vehicles for corporate, municipal, military, farm and civilian use, so it’s tough to find one in such good shape.”
According to Henk Van Dongen, Director of Marketing at Omix-ADA, the collection is a representation of all the models for which the company offers parts and accessories. “The collection not only showcases some of the rarest vehicles in Jeep’s history, but also shows that Omix-ADA really is the one stop shop for all things Jeep. From 1941 to the present, top to bottom, we’ve got it covered.”
Beginning in July 2015, the Jeep J-10 and FC-150 will be on view at Omix-ADA’s headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia as part of an all-new rotating display of more than 20 modern, vintage and historic Jeeps from its collection. Complimentary private tours of the Jeep Collection are available to public by appointment on select days and can arranged by contacting Omix-ADA directly at JeepCollection@Omix-ADA.com or 770-614-6101.
For more information on Omix-ADA’s complete Jeep Collection, visit www.JeepCollection.com.
ABOUT OMIX-ADA, INC.
Omix-ADA®, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep®, truck and off-road parts, accessories and floor liners. The Omix-ADA family of brands, Rugged Ridge® and Alloy USA®, are distributed throughout the USA and in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, call Omix-ADA, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., at 770-614-6101 or visit www.omix-ada.com.
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