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1949 Voice of America Jeep

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UPDATE: Terry pointed out that this same vehicle, a SPEN self-sustaining motion picture unit, appears in a Willys Industrial Equipment book brochure. Here it is below:



Talk about a rare jeep. Anyone ever seen one of these (if there are any left). It’s a specially outfitted jeep for the State Department for carrying the story of America to the world. The first pics below were from a September 1949 issue of Popular Science, while the newspaper article was carried in the Sunday Star on Sunday, April 17, 1949.

From the September 1949 issue of Popular Science:
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From the Sunday Star, April 17, 1949:



8 Comments on “1949 Voice of America Jeep

  1. David Eilers Post author


    How did you conclude the Spen observation? Is that documented somewhere? Thanks!

  2. Terry

    Page E-13 Willys Industrial Equipment Book circa 1949 .Spen Movie Truck, same photo as in magazine .

  3. David Eilers Post author

    I had a copy of that brochure and added it to the post. I was surprised to learn that I’ve not posted it on eWillys (I thought I had).

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