1941 Willys MB Jeep

This very early model 1/4 ton 4x4 Willys MB Jeep was manufactured in Toledo, Ohio, by Willys-Overland Motors, Inc., on the second day of production, November 24th, 1941. Willys made its first 25,808 MB Jeeps with a welded flat iron "slat" radiator grill. This jeep is numbered 585 off the production line. There are believed to be as few as 200 Slat Grill Jeeps in existance today.

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Specifications

VIN: 585
ID Number: 2032160
Engine: L Head, 4 Cylinder
Horsepower: 54@4500 RPM
Suspension 4-WD, 4 Leaf Springs
Transmission: T-84, 3 Speed
Tires: 11-20
Cubic Inch 134
Electrical: 12-volt Conversion
Vehicle Dimensions: Ground Clearance - 11 inches
Loading Height: - 56 inches
Pintle Height, Loaded - 25 Inches
Status Static Display
Donated by: Dan and Linda Mohn
Twain Harte, CA, Jan 2012
Owner: Estrella Warbird Museum

History

This vehicle was professionally restored in 2002 by Mike's Military Motors of Santa Rosa, California

A classic example of the early-WWII Army Jeep, this one mounting a .50-cal Browning machine gun that has been converted to operate with acetylene, but in noise only -- the barrel is plugged. This is also one of the EWM restored vehicles which represents the Estrella WarBirds Museum in local community events.

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