Jeep’s four wheel drive capabilities let them to drive on all types of terrains, and have developed traction on untamed, slippery roads (i.e. wet, mud, snow) and on steep surfaces. The bankrupt American Bantam Car Business had no engineering staff left on the payroll and solicited Karl Probst , a talented freelance designer from Detroit. Irrespective of whether it stands for the Seven Wonders of the Planet, or the truth that the Jeep brand was the very first car on all seven continents, it cements the Jeep name as 1 known globally. The spartan, cramped, and unstintingly functional jeep became the ubiquitous World War II four-wheeled personification of Yankee ingenuity and cocky, can-do determination.