Photos: Leonard Cohen & His Jeep – 1972


Leonard Cohen & His Jeep

I suspect this is the jeep Leonard Cohen purchased for use during his sojourn in Franklin, Tennessee:

I moved there [Franklin Tennessee]. I had a house, a jeep, a carbine, a pair of cowboy boots, a girlfriend. … A typewriter, a guitar. Everything I needed1

Compare the vehicle in the shots below with the DJ series “postal jeep” (pictured below) used by the USPS but often resold to individuals. The DJ series was produced from 1955 to 1985.


Since Maggs took other photos of Cohen in nearby Nashville in 1972, it seems likely that the Jeep shots were also taken that year.


Credit: Arnaud Maggs / Library and Archives Canada, R7959-3101

Note: Originally posted Dec 29, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. Various Positions by Ira Nadel. Random House of Canada, 1996 []

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