1940 Bantam Pilot Using the term that has become generic in the English language, this is the undisputed first "jeep." Built by the American Bantam Car Company of Butler, Pennsylvania, it was delivered to Camp Holabird, Maryland, on September 23, 1940.The first vehicle of a 70-vehicle contract, "Old Number One" was tested thoroughly and then spent the rest of its short life as a demo vehicle.La Jeep CJ (« CJ » pour « Civilian Jeep ») est un véhicule tout-terrain fabriqué par le constructeur automobile américain Willys-Overland à partir de 1944.
On a connu les versions : Renegade, Laredo et Golden Eagle.Legend has it that the unusable body sections were buried along with a pile of scrap on the Bantam grounds. BY4112 4 cyl 112cid 45bhp @ 3,500 rpm Torque 86 lbs-ft @ 1800 rpm Transmission 3 speed synchromesh Warner Gear T84 Transfer case Spicer Dana 18 two speed Gear Shift Floor mounted Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front Wheelbase 80 inches Weight 1,840 lbs, 1940 Bantam BRC 60 The Bantam BRC-60 (or Mark II) was the first revision of the Bantam pilot model.These hand-built models were part of the first 1/4-ton contract for 70 vehicles (1 pilot model 69 additional after acceptance of the pilot model, to be distributed as follows: 40 for the Infantry, 20 for the Cavalry and 10 for the Field Artillery.). Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia Specifications: Engine Continental Motor Co.Those are just a few of the 16 things you didn't know about Jeep.With the United States' involvement in WWII on the horizon, the government recognized a desperate need to replace its aging fleet of Model T's, calling for a small, lightweight, three seat, four wheel drive vehicle.