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As you can see, there were a LOT of these Jeeps in England during WWII.
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A prime example of government intelligence.....or the lack of it. After the war, car sales I'm told, went sky high due to the demand. Why didn't the US give those jeeps to the allies? I'm sure they could use them.

Aside- my father was in the USAF during the war and was in the Philippines for a while. There was a GI from NYC who had never ridden in a car before. Just took buses, subways, and elevated trains for travel. Dad gave him the wild ride of Mr. Toad. Of course, everything was always done in double time. I liken the ride to being inside a paint mixer.
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You sure come up with some interesting stuff Harry.
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When my Dad got out of the army in 1946, he bought one of the $50 surplus jeeps. We used it for anything and everything around the farm for another 20 years. Pulling a baler, hay rake, even light plowing. And going to the grocery and to school.
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Great post! I had a Jeep Wrangler from 1989-2001, LOVED that vehicle. Then I got married and needed a more practical vehicle.

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Nice pictures. I've always liked Jeeps. My first one was a '73 CJ5. Not the same as the old army Jeeps but not that different either. I read a review back in those days that said it had ox-cart suspension.
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Never liked that short wheel base. My brother had a surplus USPS jeep for many years. I think he just liked how odd it was.

How many of us wish we'd bought a couple of surplus P51s or Hellcats? Bet you could have gotten one of the small high wing spotter planes for not very much, they were really just Cubs.

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