Sunday, March 4, 2012

Willys-Overland

Willys-Overland magazine advertisements from the early 1950's.

Willys was the brand name used by the United States automobile company, Willys-Overland Motors, best known for its design and production of military Jeeps and civilian versions during the twentieth century.

In 1908, John North Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company and in 1912 renamed it Willys-Overland Motor Company. From 1912 to 1918, Willys was the second largest producer of automobiles in the United States behind only the Ford Motor Company.

Jeep is now an automobile marque of Chrysler. It is the oldest off-road vehicle brand, with Land Rover coming in second.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Well, they're not the most beautiful automobiles in the world, but they're still cool!