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|Dimension||11.5L x 5W x 5.5H Inches|
From 1941 to 1945 Willys produced the MB model, the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle, which came to be known by its nickname, "Jeep". Made famous during WWII, Willys produced over 300,000 MB vehicles. Our Willys MB Jeep model is handmade out of iron. It features many intricate exterior parts such as fenders, mounted machine guns, wheels, grills, headlights, shovel, chain, spare tires, storage compartment, and a star symbol decal hood. For the interior, it includes seats, steering wheel, stick shift, and small details on dash. Display this model anywhere you like and it will surely make a conversational piece. It's truly a must-have for the collector and enthusiast!
In June 1940, with World War II on the horizon, the U.S. Army solicited bids from 135 automakers for a 1/4 ton “light reconnaissance vehicle” tailored to Army specifications. Only three companies responded – Bantam, Willys, and Ford – but, within a year’s time they collectively produced the template for the vehicle known worldwide as the “jeep.” The first Willys MB Jeeps were produced in 1941, making it the oldest off-road vehicle ever made, and the first civilian models were produced in 1945. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations.