Adapted for Civilian Life

As we were rounding up vehicles for our toughest of tough off-roaders piece last years, we noticed that quite a few of them had their roots in military service, and that got us thinking, how many vehicles have made the transition from active duty to civilian life, sometimes barely changed, sometimes evolving over the years, and sometimes simply a distant inspiration. Here is our round-up of another dirty dozen vehicles that made the leap between active service and civilian life, although some were more curiosities on public roads rather than long-running nameplates.

As we were rounding up vehicles for our toughest of tough off-roaders piece last years, we noticed that quite a few of them had their roots in military service, and that got us thinking, how many vehicles have made the transition from active duty to civilian life, sometimes barely changed, sometimes evolving over the years, and sometimes simply a distant inspiration.

Here is our round-up of another dirty dozen vehicles that made the leap between active service and civilian life, although some were more curiosities on public roads rather than long-running nameplates.

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Jonathan Yarkony

Jonathan Yarkony is the Senior Editor for Autos.ca and autoTRADER.ca, AJAC member, a Brampton-based automotive writer with nine years of experience evaluating cars and five years installing child car seats.