Willys’ scout car drove city history.
‘I used to brag about it all the time,’ Don Pinciotti said.
The Jeep Wrangler’s classic looks haven’t changed much since Willys started making the MB model for World War II. There’s still a fold-down windshield, round headlights, and a removable top. But that heritage isn’t just skin
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Infantrymen turned little scout car into tool that did just about everything.
Delmar Roos engineered engine that powered WWII Willys MB.
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Toledo’s Willys-Overland won trademark after war, but Ford, Bantam also contributed.
Here’s a brief history of Jeep vehicles in Toledo: 1909 — John North Willys buys the assets, including the plant, of Pope-Toledo Co., moves the assembly operations of his Indiana-based Overland Automobile Co. to Toledo and Willys-
Wrangler fans include LeBron James, singer Ciara.