To celebrate its 70th birthday, a 1943 Jeep Willys has made the journey from Italy to its original production site in Toledo, Ohio.
An original Jeep Willys MB left Italy and crossed the Atlantic and was then driven over 1,000 miles across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio where it stopped at the Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex where it was built seven decades ago.
On June 3, 1943, the Jeep Willys MB rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to the U.S. Army before it made its trip to Sicily a month later. After World War II, it was transferred to the Italian Army and was put into service. It was then sold to private owners before Italian journalist Vittorio Argento purchased it in April 1984. Argento is the present owner and headed up the operation to bring the Willys back home to Ohio.
GALLERY: 1943 Jeep Willys Returns Home
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