U.S Willys jeep July 1943 MB2491xx

Recently restored Willys jeep, build in July 1943.

This jeep was saved in Italy a couple of years ago, and completly restored.
One of the best running engines we had so far, with original MB number and close to chassis number.

Body was restored, but with 95% original body work.
Chassis is original with original chassis number.
Engine is almost matching with chassis, so probably together with chassis sinds build.

Most of parts are correct for the building date.

Chassis number MB 2491xx
Engine number :MB 239145

 

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Specs:

Engine 134 cu in (2.2 l) Inline 4 Willys L134 “Go Devil”
60 hp (45 kW; 61 PS)
Power/weight 49 hp/ST (54.0 hp/t)
Payload capacity 1,200 lb (540 kg) on-road;
800 lb (360 kg) cross-country
Transmission 3 speed x 2 range transfer case
Suspension Live axles on leaf springs front and rear
Ground clearance 8+34 in (22 cm)
Fuel capacity 15 US gal (12.5 imp gal; 56.8 L)
Operational
range
300 mi (482.8 km)
Maximum speed 65 mph (105 km/h)

Number of Willys build: 

Willys MA 1941 1,553
Willys MB 1941–1945 361,339 (335,531 + 25,808 “slats”)
Ford GPW 1942–1945 277,896

 

World War II
Total

1940–1945 647,925

On the battlefield, the Jeep was fast, nimble and tough. It could handle nearly any terrain, and when it did get stuck, it was light enough for soldiers to lift free. It towed anti-tank weapons that could be deployed quickly, and it could mount a machine gun for fighting infantry.

The tough, simple, Jeep® Brand 4×4 became the GI’s best friend—second only to his rifle. One MB was even awarded a Purple Heart and sent home. General George C. Marshall, US Army Chief of Staff during World War II, and later U.S. Secretary of State, described the Jeep® Brand 4×4 as “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare”.
Scripps Howard WWII Reporter Ernie Pyle once said, “It did everything. It went everywhere. Was a faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat. It constantly carried twice what it was designed for and still kept going.” (Source Jeep.com)

 

 

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U.S Willys jeep July 1943 MB2491xx