Lot 85 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Registration No: DS 9636
Chassis No: 20072
Mot Expiry: Exempt
Long before the ubiquitous Willys Jeep had been conceived, the Willys-Overland Motor Company was a major producer of tough and reliable family automobiles - in fact from 1912 to 1918 only the mighty Ford Motor Company is thought to have produced more cars for the American market. The four-door righthand drive Type 69 Tourer on offer was evidently imported from the USA by the previous owner in 1991, with the vendor acquiring it in 2006. Its four-cylinder engine drives through a three-speed manual gearbox and 'DS 9636' sports Black bodywork and interior trim and rides on varnished artillery wheels. The car comes complete with an electric starter and both the gearbox and rear axle have been overhauled this year. The vendor now classes the engine and interior trim as 'good' and the bodywork and paintwork as 'fair.' Accompanied by a VCC Dating Certificate that was issued in 1993, the Willys has been extensively used on various VCC events including last year's WWI Tour starting in London and proceeding to France and Ypres in Belgium.