Willys MB 213317

Bought as a project vehicle 12-12-99, some history known thru supplying The Museum Of Army Transport, UK with chassis number: Used by Canadian Forces during 1944/45 through Europe into Germany and transferred to British Army Service in 1947 where it was based in Germany before being brought back to the UK. Having scraped six layers of paint off the outer windscreen, two sets of markings were found. On the passenger side, a Black bear stood on hind legs, long lizard like tongue out, holding its paws up and wearing a distinctive three pointed crown, painted on top of a red background box.On the driver's side the letters 4 LAN were painted in three inch black lettering, on the same red rectangular box background. After a little internet research, several Euro G503'ers identified the bear as the City of Berlin crest...which nicely tailors to the known history. I continue to search for the meaning of '4 LAN' Engine refitted, all connected up, just weeks away from the first road trip!

Name Gavin Birch
City, State/Region, Country Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Frame Number GPW 213317
Engine Number Replacement WOF Block, GP
Body Number Unknown
Body Type Other
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number M4284252
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 0
Data Plate Origin Unknown
Data Plate Material Unknown
Date of Delivery 1944-07-30
Date of Acquisition 1999-12-12
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Date Info Created 2004-02-12 08:19:50
Date Info Last Updated 2005-05-31 10:10:20
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Willys MB 213317
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