If a vehicle manufacturer always lives up to its history and recalls with pride, is Jeep. Therefore, in an interesting remembrance the first Jeep that existed, the US firm introduced the concept based on a current Wrangler Jeep Wrangler Sport car Salute 75th.
This prototype applies aesthetic details inspired by the original car like olive green body and the symbols that identify that model, within a minimalist and simple style. It uses a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine, the same used by the conventional Wrangler today, coupled with a manual six-speed gearbox.
The history of this iconic car dates back to 1940 when the US military informed automakers signatures they needed a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army motorcycle and modified Ford 135 T. So manufacturers were invited to make a offer production and developed a long list of specifications for the model.
Willys history began 75 years ago when the Willys-Overland company Co. won a contract to supply the US Army. It was then that in 1941 the model (which then would create Jeep as a trademark) was born, and began a saga that to this day. It Watch the tribute!