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Lot 115: Mitsubishi Willys Jeep

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

It's a little known fact but from the mid-1950s until the 1990s Mitsubishi continued to make the old wartime Willys Jeep under licence. As tough and simple as the original, it made very few concessions to modern times but did receive an updated power plant and transmission. This particular example has been recently imported from Japan where it was used as a show car, hence the many custom modifications. It is powered by a lusty 2.7-litre diesel and features massive wheels and tyres for that essential 'monster truck' look. Other features include some very trick suspension, a big-bore stainless steel exhaust, a stainless steel roll-cage, bucket seats and racing harnesses. Said to be in excellent condition throughout and capable of going just about anywhere, it is due to have a fresh MOT before the sale and certainly stands out from the usual 4x4 crowd!

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number115
Estimate£5500-£6500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1983
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Chassis numberJ5430910
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