The Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep and the Ford GPW Jeep were manufactured from 1941 to 1945 and are considered the iconic World War II Jeep and inspired many similar light-utility vehicles. With America enduring difficult economic times, the U.S. Army instigated a program to modernise its fleet with a 'general purpose, personnel or cargo carrier' especially adaptable for reconnaissance or command and designated as a ¼-tonne, 4x4 truck. Ford Motor Company, American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland Motors all competed for the government contract and American Bantam were the initial winners of the bid. However, the U.S. government were keen on standardisation and Willys' production capacity eventually won them the contract. Towards the end of 1941, Willys' facilities could not keep up with demand, so Ford were contracted to produce the Jeep under licence in addition through to the end of World War II. From 1942 to 1945, Willys produced over 360,000 Jeeps and parts used on Willys' MB Jeeps and Ford GPW Jeeps are completely interchangeable mechanically. This Willys MB is a genuine wartime vehicle, manufactured in 1942. In 2008, it underwent a total nut-and-bolt rebuild; restoration wor
The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep) was a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during World War II. Most saw active service and the model was used across a wide range of armed forces. Ultimately the Jeep inspired an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles. Like most surviving Jeeps the wartime history of this particular example is unknown, although the dasboard does bear the plaque 'Peter Park Kranji'. But what is evident is that the vehicle has been sensivitively restored to very good original condition. In standard trim other than the customary conversion to 12v electrics and alternator. Driving extremely well. Finished in army green and complete with hood, spade, jerry can and extinguisher.
(SOLD) This 1948 Willys Jeepster Phaeton in red and black has much to offer as a rugged early sport-utility vehicle. It recently received new canvas side curtains and features a black vinyl interior, under-dash heater, and wide white wall tires with matched rear-mounted spare.
The Willys Jeep was designed and built with the sole purpose of mobilisi...