On June 3, 1943 an original Jeep
Willys MB left the assembly line at the Toledo, Ohio production plant on its way to its new owner – the US Army. One month later it arrived in Sicily where it took part in World War II. Following the conflict, it was given to the Italian Army where it was again put into service. It was later sold to a series of private owners, including an Italian journalist named Vittorio Argento who bought it in 1984. He’s still the owner but he also led the effort to bring the old Jeep home in honor of its 70th birthday.