By Sean Nurse
A classic 1943 Willys MB made its way to the Toledo grounds where it had been built exactly 70 years earlier. The Toledo Complex is the famous manufacturing facility in Ohio, America that was the birthplace of many a Willys Jeeps used in World War II. The plant has been assembling vehicles since approximately 1910 and recently celebrated this special vehicle at the North Torledo Assembly plant.
The actual assembly line one which this particular model was built no longer exists but owner Vittorio Argento still thought that shipping his Jeep back home from Naples Italy to New York and then driving it to Ohio would be a fantastic birthday present to his beloved war veteran. Upon an inspection carried out by Chrysler it was discovered that this Willys is 95% original.
All of the details surrounding this spectacular journey have been recorded on Argento’s blog.