WW2 1943 Willys MB jeep

Really nice, 1943 Willys MB jeep.

This jeep was used post war by the French Army. 
The body and complete chassis are original WWII, but the engine has been replaced by the French army for a postwar engine, mechanical the same(and even better) engine, but looking slighly different.

The jeep has been restored around 10 years ago and is a great driver.

 

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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