With summer approaching, you might be considering picking up a new Jeep so you can take the roof and doors off and soak up the sun while you cruise. We’d suggest against that, however, because you can get something much cooler and way more fun for about the same price ay RM Sotheby’s upcoming auction of the eccentric Quattroruote Collection.
What we have in mind is this 1942 Willys MB military Jeep, which is one of many aspects of the Quattroruote Collection that will go under the gavel next month. This particular example was built by Willys-Overland at its Toledo, Ohio plant under British contract on May 20th, 1942. It left the production line in standard MB-spec, however it was later upgraded to an ‘M38A1’ MD-spec vehicle with ‘Hurricane’ four-cylinder engine and T-90 3-speed transmission.
Gianni Mazzocchi, owner of the Quattroruote Collection, initially acquired this Willys MB Jeep as it represents the liberation of Italy from Nazi rule by the Allies in WWII. To us, it also represents one of the coolest summer cruisers you could possibly own – which you can, for a small sum of €15,000, €18,000, according to RM estimates.
Check out the listing here for additional information and photos.