In 1940, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps released a tender for a general purpose personnel or cargo carrier.

By July 1941, the War -Department desired to standardize and decided to select a single manufacturer to supply them with the next order for another 16,000 vehicles.

-Willys won the contract mostly due to its more powerful engine (the Go Devil) which soldiers raved about, and its lower cost and silhouette.

-Willys-Overland received the largest of the military contracts for this -ton 4x4, which soon became beloved of American GIs for its versatility and reliability.
-Whatever better design features the Bantam and Ford entries had were then incorporated into the Willys car, moving it from an A designation to B, thus the MB nomenclature.

-The early Willys MB models placed the gasoline tank directly beneath the drivers seat which combined the two main target areas into one to lessen the chance of a catastrophic hit.

-And the main chassis or body component that distinguished an early Willys-Overland MB from the Ford-built GPW is the tubular front frame cross-member on the MB as opposed to the inverted U-shaped cross-member on the GPW with a flat top.

-Additionally, early MBs had a wiper for each side of the windshield, which were hand operated in contrast to later configurations.
-Fuel system redone;

Fuel tank sealed;

Rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump;

Rebuilt master cylinder;

Entire wiring harness replaced;

-Flushed radiator;

New pump and cap;

Changed oil lines;

New bulbs, fuses, battery, plugs;

New fan belt;

New battery;

Vetted gears, transfer case , differentials/transmission; Greased steering;

Adjusted searing box.

-The tires are in great shape; the shocks and suspension are in good shape;

the compression is in good shape.

The canvas shade has been re-stitched.

Miles:  500 000 or more
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