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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|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+3⁄4 in (22 cm)|
|Fuel capacity||15 US gal (12.5 imp gal; 56.8 L)|
|300 mi (482.8 km)|
|Maximum speed||65 mph (105 km/h)|
Number of Willys build:
|Willys MB||1941–1945||361,339 (335,531 + 25,808 “slats”)|
World War II
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)