The inaugural auction takes place in Sydney on December 5th, 2009.
Doors open 5.30pm
Auction Commences 6.30pm
Telephone and Absentee Bidder registration closes
12pm Saturday 5th December.
For further enquiries please contact:
Robert Glover on [email protected]
Damien Duigan on [email protected]
ALL ESTIMATES ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
1943 Ford Willys Jeep
Left hand Drive
3 speed manual
134-cid in-line 4-cylinder
Engine No. N51043P
Chassis No. N51043P
Estimate $20,000 – $30,000
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist design and has one in its collection. The origins of the eponymous Jeep however, are much more humble.
With the push towards increasing mechanization plus the need for increased mobility by armies around the world in the late Thirties, the Willys-Overland company (from an initial design by American Bantam) won the US Government contract to mass produce an all-terrain military vehicle bef