Summary

  • 0
  • Mileage 
    10 709 mi / 17 235 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    104654
  • Engine number 
    Not Stated
  • Lot number 
    11
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- A former US Armed Forces Jeep that was overhauled and modified by O.A.R.E. in Bologna immediately after WW2

- Imported from Italy in 2015 and used at last September's Goodwood Revival

- Running and driving but would benefit from further recommissioning / restoration

- The Italian Army decommissioned its final six Jeep-O.A.R.Es (O.A.R.E. standing for Army Auto Repair Workshop) in December 2003

At the cessation of WWII hostilities, mainland Europe was littered with military hardware of various nationalities. This included many examples of the ubiquitous Jeep abandoned by the allied forces. Some of those left in Italy were subsequently converted to the Italian army's unique specification by the 'O.A.R.E.' (Army Auto Repair Workshop) and the Willys MB now being offered is an example that remained in Italy until imported to these shores just two years ago. Though, like most that received the 'O.A.R.E.' treatment, the sale Jeep has been largely converted back to original specification, it still displays traces of the hinge mountings for the metal doors that were added, as well as Italian dashboard plaques with information about permissible speeds, the operation of the four-wheel drive transmission etc. The vehicle was most recently used at last September's Goodwood Revival meeting and, though running and driving, it would nevertheless benefit from a degree of further recommissioning/restoration.