Willys anniversary

Auburn Hills (United States), 19 July 2016

Of the soldiers ride to the cult brand: 2016, Jeep celebrates his 75th birthday. On July 15, 1941, Willys-overland received the order for the construction of the Willys MB by the US Government. That car, which later became known after the second world war as a "Jeep". Special unique was built as a tribute to the military legend. In Toledo, Ohio, plant, the Jeep Wrangler 75th ran salute by the band.

Retro thoughts in olive

It was particularly important to build a bridge to the Willys with the special Wrangler Jeep. We wanted to show that "original Willys MB is connected the Wrangler clearly and instantly recognizable with the" said Mike Manley, head of Jeep brand. For the even really recognize anyone, all sorts of historical quotes find themselves on the basis of a Wrangler sport. Both B - and C-pillars as the doors are missing. The olive livery is based on 1941. A standard 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine with six speed manual serves as a drive.

Powerful tyres

Military radial tires in the format 32 inch were mounted on the 16-inch steel wheels, a spare tire is located on the rear. Missing may also not the typical hood lock, bumpers made of steel and tow hooks, as well as related with canvas seats without head restraints. A tribute to the Willys MB are the wooden blocks on the hood to the tray of the split windscreen, filigree round mirrors and bronze plaques on the fenders. (sh)