Army Jeep Sales

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Willys Jeeps for Sale

Jeep Grill and LightsThe Jeep is an iconic part of American history. The original Jeep was designed for the U.S. Army by American Bantam in 1940, but with the company facing bankruptcy, the plans were soon given to another automotive company: Willys-Overland. Until Chrysler took over in 1987, both civilian and military Jeeps were produced by Willys.

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Military Jeeps for Sale

Jeep RearAs a an icon of the first half of the 20th century, the Jeep has surpassed most other military vehicles in terms of recognizably. The Jeep was produced in massive numbers for World War II and remained a mainstay of most armed forces until the development of the HMMWV in the 1980's. Jeeps were well suited for the military mission they were given. They were simple, robust and versatile vehicles that could carry anything, go anywhere, and do anything asked of them.

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WWII Jeeps for Sale

Jeep AirfieldThe original Jeep was designed by Willys-Overland For the war in 1940. In an astonishing 47 days the original prototype was built to meet the demand from the United States military. Eventually, mass production became a problem which led to Ford receiving the contract from the government to further produce the Jeep with Willys-Overland's engine.

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Jeep Willys

Jeep and FlagsThe first prototype jeep was built for the army by a company called American Bantam in 1940. Willys-Overland and Ford followed with two competing prototypes. American Bantam actually designed and built the first vehicle for the army, but the engine didn’t have enough torque and the company was too small to fill the Army’s orders, so Willys and Ford were asked to submit new designs that corrected the flaws in the Bantam vehicle.

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Army Jeeps

jeep starThe origin of the word “Jeep” is still being debated today. Some argue that the word was actually a phonetic slurred from the words Government Purposes or General Purpose. GP is what Ford called the vehicles. The “G” stood for government use and the “P” designated the vehicle’s 80 inch wheelbase. GP does appear in some of the early Army jeep manuals, but it’s hard to say if the typical jeep-driving GI had access to the manual.

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