Willys

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Willys

An automobile made at various times between 1908 and 1963 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, OH.
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The facility was home to Willys-Overland Motors, which developed the original Jeep, and is located less than three miles from FCA US LLC's Toledo Assembly Complex.
Jeep's origins in the city go back to 1941, when Willys-Overland Motors began mass production of the vehicle for the military.
Out of 135 companies invited to bid on the vehicle contract, only two submitted proposals: American Bantam and Willys-Overland Motors. However, only Bantam affirmed it could deliver a vehicle in the tight timeframe specified by the Army.
The company is constructing the plant on the site of the former Willys-Overland Motors plant, where the original Jeep was assembled.