Bantam Pilot

American Bantam Car Co. was the first to deliver what would become known as the “jeep”.

The very first 1/4-ton reconnaissance and liaison car as built by the first producer—American Bantam Car Co. This car was delivered to Holabird Quartermaster Depot on September 11, 1940.
The original Bantam jeep was lost to history.   However, the jeep has now be recreated by Duncan Rolls and looks perfect.  Here is a shot of his jeep in black and white–to me it looks like it is straight out of 1940!
Duncan Rolls' Bantam Pilot

Duncan Rolls’ Bantam Pilot

For more about Bantam and other early jeeps, check out – BANTAM, FORD AND WILLYS-1/4-TON RECONNAISSANCE CARS
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