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March 1955 Willys News

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This 1955 Willys Newspaper marked the transition away from Kaiser Willys news to just Willys News.





3 Comments on “March 1955 Willys News

  1. Barney Goodwin, RM2 USN

    page 2. Atomic Blast To Test Willys Vehicles. Well that explains it! Around 1973 I was stationed at a Navy radio station in Stockton CA where the government also had a large property disposal office (PDO). Saw a train load of mid-50s Willys trucks, wagons and panels come onto the base for auction. Faded chalk white with faded black stenciling on the doors UNITED STATES ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION for official use only. So I had to ask, “From where?” Answer: Nevada test site. Don’t laugh, I know which surplus dealers bought them. Always wondered if they’d glow in someone’s garage.

  2. Glennstin

    About this time, the decision was made to discontinue Willys car production. The Custom and Bermuda models lines were stopped. Does anyone know the actual date production ceased and Serial Numbers involved? I thought we might see an announcement in Willys News.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Barney: That’s just scary. I hope, at the very least, they ran detectors on them before they left Nevada!

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