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The name 'Jeep' came from a corruption of General Purpose (or 'GP') vehicle. At the beginning of the second World War the American government called for tenders to produced a small four wheel drive general purpose vehicle for military use. The contract was won by the Bantam BRC model, but the US Army Quartermaster considered that Bantam could not manufacture their Karl Probst design in sufficient quantities, so the US Army passed the design onto the other bidders Ford and Willys. 1500 Bantam BRC 40, 1500 Willys MA Quad, and 1500 Ford Government Pygmy were ordered for trials, and both Ford and Willys borrowed from the Bantam. Willys won this contest, developing its design into the Willys MB, and being awarded a contract for 16,000 vehicles in July 1941. By October 1941 Ford was asked to also manufacture the Willys MB as the Ford GPW and both cars had only minor differences, and in any case components were often made by the same sub contractors regardless of whether Ford or Willys assembled the Jeep. A 2199cc L-head 4-cylinder 60hp engine powered the Jeep. 350,000 Willys MB were manufactured and 280,000 Ford GPW. In France Hotchkiss-Brandt produced 40,000 Hotchkiss M201 Jeeps for the French Army from 1954 to 1970. Willys started using the 'Jeep' name from 1943, and were granted rights to the name from 1950. Kaiser-Frazer bought out Willys Overland in 1953, and from 1963 used the name 'Kaiser-Jeep'.
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Jeep CJ-6 1966 - stamping on panel just aft of the front wheel arch.
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Willys MB - grille. This pressed steel grille was used by all Willys MB and Ford GPW models, and inherited by later models ald licensed versions such as the Hotchkiss M201. The civilian version of the Willys MB only had 7 slots instead of the 9 on the military versions.
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Land Rover Series I and Jeep. Maurice Wilks was using an American Army Jeep on his farm at the end of World War Two and commissioned a Rover version to be a stop-gap model for export. The original dimensions were based on the Jeep.
Ford GPW Jeep
Hotchkiss M201
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Jeep CJ-6 1966. The CJ6 was introduced in 1956 just as a 20 inches longer (101 inch wheelbase instead of 81 inch wheelbase) version of the CJ-5. Mechanically everything was the same as the CJ-5, which itself was a development of the M38-A1. In 1965 the Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6 gain the option of a 3.68-litre V6 'Dauntless' engine bought by Kaiser-Jeep from General Motors which doubled power. From 1972 3 inches was added to the wheelbase of the CJ-5 and CJ-6 for the optional AMC V8 engine. The CJ-6 sold to the Forestry Service and to export, but was not a success, selling just 50,000 units in almost 20 years
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MUTT M151A2 1972. The Military Unit Tactical Truck M151 was introduced in 1960 designed by Ford to replace the Jeep M38 which dated back to WWII. A revised version was introduced as the M151A1, but following to rollover incidents, the M151A2 was introduced in 1970 with revised rear suspension. MUTTs were made by Ford, General Motors, and Kaiser Jeep
Willys Jeep
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key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
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