Friday, April 01, 2016

The Willys Jeep was found near Utah Beach, Normandy, France by a farmer who grabbed it after the Allied forces had abandoned it as they marched inland recapturing the area from the Germans

He then used the Willys MB during and after the war. After the farmer could no longer use it, he hid it away. The Willys Jeep was recently for sale by the Musée de la Libération de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, near Utah Beach, Normandy. The new owner of this Willys MB said he’s currently trying to restore it is good as possible. Gladly, he told us, he will keep the original paint and markings. His main purpose is to have the vehicle mechanically perfect again, add a new wire loom and perform other required works.

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