This Willys Jeep was designated for the US Army. Army Willys come standard equipped with a side mounted shovel and axe.
The vehicle comes with a 3-speed manual transmission and an adjustable transfer case.
The car currently resides in Mississippi, and judging by the windshield sticker, the car was likely kept in Texas for an unclear
amount of time during the 1990s.
The underside of the trailer is absolutely spotless. The same cannot be said about the actual Jeep.
While nothing appears to be actively deteriorating, there is a quite a bit of surface corrosion present underneath the vehicle.
This is common for vehicles located in the midwestern United States, but potential bidders should definitely have a look through
all of the undercarriage photos.
The exterior of this Willys Jeep is fantastic. Willys Jeeps were built to be beaten up, so to see an example with only minor damage
is quite impressive.
There are chips in the classic olive drab paint along the bottom of the panels and a crack in the paint on the front driver's side fender. The rear passenger side fender has a couple dents and there appear to be wooden blocks screwed into the hood of the vehicle.
The canvas top is in good condition and doesn't appear to have any holes. However, there is a tear at the rear of the canvas on the driver's side. The trailer is in fantastic condition and shows no major signs of corrosion.
Inside this Willys Jeep you won't find much in the way of creature comforts, but it has certainly been well maintained.
The green leather seats and rear bench show no tears or holes, although the leather on the driver's seat has been stretched out from years of use. The steering wheel and shifters are clean. The dash looks impeccable, and all of the gauges besides the temperature gauge are clean.
The operational plaques mounted in front of the passenger seat are spotless and perfectly legible after almost 70 years.
There does appear to be some minor surface corrosion surrounding some of the bolts in the floorboards but that's something to be expected with a vehicle this old.
The underside of the canvas top looks excellent aside from some threading happening around the plastic rear window. Standard with military Willys Jeeps, the passenger seat can be removed to uncover a secret compartment in the floor.
Link to Auction: https://themarket.bonhams.com/us/listings/willys-jeep/m-38/8fe4043c-d359-43bf-9a67-aae6f59178cd
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