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1940 Willys Quad


 

Willys built five Quads, according to company records, and deliveredtwo (one with four-wheel steering) for the Army's contract competition in 1940. Its 60hp "Go-Devil" engine blew the doors off Bantam and Ford (the othertwo competitors) and won the contract. The Quad, however, was aheavyweight and had to go on a big-time diet to meet the Army'srequirements; when re-weighed, it was ounces inside the 2,160 poundlimit. The Quads have all since disappeared, but one lasted long enoughto be photographed in the early 1950s. If Bantam Number One marked thebeginning of the Jeep era, the Quad marked the beginning of Willys'dominance of the series. (Jeep Public Relations)
 

The posterReturn to the Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep or the Universal Jeep Timeline, 1942-1986.

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