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Who is the Original jeep manufacturer?
November 22, 2010 2:54AM
Bantam had the original design but was too small a company and their engine did not have the required torque so they lost the contract. Willys-Overland was awarded the contract to build the Jeep but Ford was also awarded a contract to build the Jeep. Willys built the model MB and Ford built the model GPW. Together Willys and Ford built 640,000 Jeeps during WW2.