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Cars of Futures Past - Willys MB

Posted November 13, 2013 8:30 AM by dstrohl

For those born after the Second World War, it's hard to envision a time without the go-anywhere, do-almost-anything Jeep. Created by a War Department need for a four-wheel-drive light reconnaissance vehicle, the Jeep won the hearts of those it served in combat, and then proved a sales success among sportsmen, farmers and ranchers in peacetime America. It's no exaggeration to say the Jeep created the off-roading hobby, and its incredible success can be traced back to a single ancestor - the Willys MB.

To be clear, Willys-Overland Motors wasn't the first company to submit a design to the U.S. Army for testing. Read more about Willys MB on Hemmings.

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11/14/2013 8:08 AM

Yes that's true! I used to own one during my teen years. It is a simple -very functional and easy to work on multi-purpose vehicle. Although it only has a 4-cylinder engine it provided a lot of energy for it size. I think it is a good collector's item!

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