American Bantam Car Company delivered the first vehicle that would soon come to be called the “jeep”. Even the very first example has many characteristics of the original, general shape of the body, fold down windshield and lights inboard of the vendors. It was also a very light vehicle and the Infantry loved it. Though first, through an unfortunate serious of events, the Bantam lost out to Willys. The main event is often said that Bantam was too little and couldn’t meet production. It is true that they were on their last legs when they got the first order. Little known is that the Army directed them to slow production! In the final analysis, Willys had the lowest bid and the government watchdogs forced the Army to give the contract to Willys instead of Ford.
The first 1/4-ton developed for the US Army for WW2, now on a color Spaghetti Tank. Great for your WW2 jeep loving wife or girlfriend. Our spaghetti tank from American Apparel will keep you in style year round. Made of soft 100% superfine combed cotton baby rib, this tank provides the perfect silhouette.
- 5.8 oz. 100% Ultra-fine combed ring spun 1×1 baby rib cotton
- Size up for a looser fit
- ½ binding trim on straps and neck
- Made in the U.S.A.
Available in FOUR colors: lemon, white, light blue and light pink. Only 17.99 (price subject to change) plus shipping.
Purchase on line by clicking the link or by calling 877.809.1659 and giving the operator the product number 140095412.