This jeep (or a G503 as known to the American military) was registered in early 1943 for service and was probably shipped to the Pacific theatre during it's early war years. It was then shipped to Australia to aid the Royal Australian Air force and probably spent its time there on an airfield as an aircraft tug. In places the air force blue paint scheme can still be seen. Its history directly after the war is unknown but like many others of its type it was probably put to use doing farm duties once the wartime airfields were closed or handed back for agriculture.
During the early 1990's it was found in a pile bits by film and TV producer Gavin Taylor (now deceased). Gavin decided he wanted the Jeep and wanted it restored for his own use back in the UK. So after purchasing it, it was shipped back to the UK and underwent a complete nut & bolt restoration by The Carrosserie Company in Co. Durham near Gavin's home in Barnard Castle. The vehicle is now in USAAF bomb group markings.
After Gavin Taylor's death Wallis & Son acquired the jeep from his estate that was being administered by Mrs Taylor during 2013. It then underwent some testing, de-bugging and modification and remains a rolling restoration with parts being added or changed on a regular basis to keep it as original and authentic as is possible while also being able to comply with modern motoring demands.
Colour: Drab Olive Green. Matt finish.
Weight: 1 ton 1cwt
Length: 11 feet 1inch
Engine: Petrol 2.2 litre 60bhp
Transmission: 3 speed high & low ratios. 2 or 4 wheel drive.
Fuel consumption: approx 15 miles per gallon.
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* Excess Waiver (CDW) can be arranged for an additional cost to reduce excess to £250/£1000, dependent on vehicle class.
* Weekend is classed from 4pm Friday until 10 am Monday. Earlier collection and later returns by prior arrangement.
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