The Willys MB commonly known as the Willys Jeep was highly successful American off-road capable light military utility vehicle built in large numbers to a standardized design for the United States and other Allied forces in World War II from 1941 to 1945.
The jeep became the primary light wheeled transport vehicle of the United States military and its allies.Here we have a custom built 1944 Willys Jeep wich is equiped with big tractor tires, the Jeep is powered by a V8 Chevy Vortec engine and 700 R Auto transmission. Watch the video from JATT HOT RODS for more info:
The real Willys featured a gearshift on the steering column, low side body cutouts, two circular instrument clusters on the dashboard, and a hand brake on the left side.
It’s the stuff of legend; the U.S. Army requested a vehicle—and drove off in a hero. The Willys jeep its spirit forged by the fire of combat and honed in the heat of battle, seared its way into the hearts of warriors fighting for freedom. The success of the jeep inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and SUVs, making “four-wheel drive” a household term, and numerous incarnations of military light utility vehicles.