Memorial Salute 75th Wrangler concept – a modern interpretation of Willys MB – is based on a model 2-door Wrangler Sport and emphasizes the robust functionality with legacy designs, including the absence of doors and B-pillars. The exterior has an olive green scheme which was first seen in military vehicles 75 years ago and is still present in the commemorative 75th Wrangler concept Salute.
The vehicle commemorative concept Wrangler 75th Salute was built on the same assembly line in Toledo, Ohio where there has been the Wrangler for decades and is driven by a motor Pentastar V-6, 3.6-liter and equipped with a manual transmission six speeds.
Among its most outstanding features include the 16-inch wheels with military wheels 32 inches, latches in the trunk, spare tire mounted on the rear, front and rear steel fenders with two hooks and low seats with backs canvas reminiscent of the original military vehicles. Other features include wooden bumpers on the hood and side mirrors and commemorative plaques in the defenses.
The army bid for the next round of contracts in March 1941. Bantam produce 1,500 copies of the Model 40 BRC, Ford would build 1,500 GP Pygmies, modified and improved, and Willys would build 1,500 Quads.
Other rounds of testing and evaluation led the army to select Willys as the leading manufacturer of this new vehicle. After modifications and improvements, the Willys Quad became the MA and then the MB. But the army and the world recognized him as the Jeep. In 1941, the Willys MB started rolling from the assembly line directly into battle.