- Current ownership since 2011 and frequent weekend usage - Canvas roof / doors, spade, axe, spare wheel, radio / extending aerial - Serviced six months ago and MOT'd till June 2016 Further info : Think of WWII and the Jeep will be there somewhere - the two are synonymous, even though production didn't begin in earnest until 1942 - half way through the hostilities. The vehicle's evolution is complex, but resulted from the US army's approach to 135 American automotive manufacturers to submit designs for a general purpose personnel or cargo carrier especially adaptable for reconnaissance or command and designated as a quarter-ton 4x4 truck. Willys won the resulting three-way tussle with Ford and Bantam, but by the Autumn of 1941 it was clear they could not satisfy demand, so Ford was tasked with manufacturing the vehicle in parallel. The Ford version was dubbed GPW (Government Passenger Willys) which, in contracted form, may have spawned the generic term Jeep (GP said slowly, sounds a bit like Jeep!), though there are other equally plausible explanations for the moniker. Weighing in at little more than a ton and equipped with a torquey L-headed 2.2-litre engine driving all four wheel
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Warrington, WA4 4SN, Cheshire
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