CC Outtake: Willys Jeep CJ2a lawn ornament

Some time ago I came across this early CJ2a serving as a lawn ornament.

One can assume that it provided many years of farm service before being put out to pasture.  The top looks like an old Sears model.

I would hate to see inside it, I am sure it’s a mess of rust and moss.

This Jeep’s current state is a really sad testament to the former ubiquity of these domestic workhorses.  But I should remember, after all, that even Jeeps are only machines built for a purpose,  Once they have finally served that purpose, even machines deserve retirement.