Car of the month: 1957 Willys Hotchkiss M201

1957 Willys Hotchkiss M201

At the end of WW2 France had massive amounts of U.S Jeeps and the French army had huge stocks of parts for these. During this period a company in France named Hotchkiss were rebuilding all surplus Jeeps it could get its hands on. Hotchkiss would use parts from Willys, Ford or modified spares they made in-house to manufacture a range of different Jeeps.

This immaculate example attended the D-Day commemorations in France earlier this year. There is no ignition key (so any troops could just jump in and use it) and the engineering is beautifully simple so repairs could be carried out in the field.

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