Until the new water-cooled, front wheel drive Golf (Rabbit is the USA) was in production, VW decided to rework the Beetle and bring it up to the standards being set by other car manufacturers.
The plan was to reduce the price of the standard Beetle and introduce a new updated model, a Super Beetle.
1912: John North Willys renames it Willys-Overland Motor Company. is created after coming out of bankruptcy following the Great Depression. 1942: Bantam military jeep trailer (T-3) production starts. Willys labels them as CJ-2 (These are not CJ-2A's). All World War Two Military Jeeps had their Serial Number stamped on the front of the jeep on the left-side frame rail behind the front bumper on drivers side.
1970: Kaiser (Kaiser-Jeep) is bought by American Motors Corp. 1971: Jeep Corp.'s General Products Division spins off to become AM General Corp. Standard: Grill, Hood, Front Fenders, Windshield, Seats, Motor, Trans. The first 25,808 MB's manufactured by Willys used a different grill than the stamped, pressed sheet metal grill one most people are familiar with.
1963: Willys becomes Kaiser-Jeep Corporation 1965: Kaiser-Jeep discontinues production of Willys wagons & trucks, retiring the Willys name with the line. I will assume that A3's & A4's were not stamped as being built in the year they were converted, but retained the original year of manufacture. The BRC was Bantam's prototype Jeep that went up against the Willys MA and the Ford GP to try to win the contract with the U. The first batch of 1,175, and the 2nd batch of 1,430.
The M274A1 Army Mule was produced from 1962-1964 by Willys Motors, Inc. Prior to that, they would be 'Willys Motors, Inc.' data plates. The L-Head used in 1945-1950 CJ-2A's and the 1949-1950 CJ-3A's are rated the same The Jeep Drive Train The MA, MB, and GPW used the L-head 134.2 cubic inch Inline 4 cylinder "Go Devil" engine, T-84 3 Speed manual transmission, Dana 18 two speed transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, and Dana 23-2 rear axle turning x 16 tube tires mounted on 16 inch rims. The more common BRC40s were produced in 2 production runs.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), is a series of luxury flagship vehicles produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG.