Willys Jeep “slat grill” currently on sale from Military Classic Vehicles in Normandy, France.
This Willys Jeep first production type with the slat grill, chassis # II3414 from 1-20-1942 has a complete restoration in progress on the basis of an authentic “slat grill” wreck, this project is carried out by combining sets of original parts and quality reproduction.
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The “Slat Grill” Willys Jeep
The Jeep Willys “slat grill” is a World War II-era vehicle that was produced by Willys-Overland Motors for use by the US military. It was the first production version of the Jeep and was built between 1941 and 1942.
The “slat grill” nickname comes from the design of the front grille, which featured horizontal slats instead of the later “bar and slat” design. The “slat grill” Jeep was powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 60 horsepower. It had a top speed of around 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) and a range of approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers).
The Jeep Willys “slat grill” was designed for a variety of roles, including reconnaissance, communications, and transport of personnel and equipment. It was equipped with four-wheel drive, which made it highly maneuverable in off-road conditions.
During World War II, the Jeep Willys “slat grill” was used in many theaters of war, including Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. It was used to transport supplies, ammunition, and troops, and it played a critical role in the Allied war effort. The Jeep Willys “slat grill” was also used by other Allied forces, including the British and Canadian armies.
After World War II, many “slat grill” Jeeps were sold as surplus and were used for civilian purposes, including farming, logging, and construction. The Jeep Willys “slat grill” became popular with military vehicle enthusiasts and is now considered a classic military vehicle. It is also remembered as an important piece of equipment that helped to support the Allied war effort during World War II.