The origin of the Jeep that we know began, in the winter of 1940, when two 4WD (4-wheel drive) prototypes were supplied to the US Army.
Right from it’s design to the engine, the brain behind it's entire creation was a person who had first worked at Studebaker (USA), before moving to England, to work for the Rootes Group and finally returning to his motherland. He was Delmar Gerle "Barney" Roos. His first creation was called Willys Quad (4x4). This Willys Quad laid the foundation of Willys Jeep MB and many years later, the CJ and the Wrangler series of vehicles.
After successfully beating competition from the American Bantam Car Co. and Ford Motors who had also supplied their prototypes, the US military accepted the first lot of the Willys made MA series (a fine-tuned Willys Quad). Nearly 1500 of the first generation MA’s were supplied during the start of the WWII.
Then in 1941, further improvements to the MA Series, helped in developing the next generation MB Series, that finally laid the development of today’s SUV. Under the bonnet was a straight-four 2.2 litre petrol engine having a 60 hp power output. This engine became so famous that it went by the name "Go Devil".
Over 3 lakh Willys MB were eventually produced. The Willys MB not only proved her mettle across the Atlantic during the war but also proved her identity in tropical Asia that also was a war theatre.
The M3 was a 37 mm anti-tank gun that also proved her mettle during the war. The quarter ton cargo trailer was especially developed by Willys Overland to be attached to the Willys MB Jeep. Over 60,000 were produced and supplied across the world. This trailer saw action not only during the WWII, but also in the Korean theatre.
This scale model is not only highly detailed but being sold in India for the first time. In scale 8 (or 8 times smaller than the original), this metal model will help you own a part of the legacy called JEEP.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|- Made up of nearly 1000 individual parts|
|- Set of 3 pieces|
|* Delivery within Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane only (no outstation)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||29 x 21 x 11|