75th Anniversary Jeep
75 years ago Willys-Overland Motor Company was awarded the U.S. government contract to build the first Willys MB. In 1941 the military version of the Jeep first went into production and then in 1945 it made it into the hands of the general public.
“We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand. “Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.”
The video below shows the special off-road capable machine as it rolls off the assembly line. The commemorative concept is featured next to the original Jeep in the footage and it is amazing just how similar the two look.
Currently, there are no plans to build a production version of the 75th Anniversary military style Jeep, but I know we would love to see it on the road. While this vehicle will be seen by the public at special events, we think many automotive enthusiasts would jump at the chance to drive a Jeep like this everyday.
Let us know in the comments if you think that the concept should be put in production.
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Footage courtesy of Jeep