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1943 Willys Jeep Shooting Brake

This was built as an ordinary Jeep MB, but in 1947 was sold at a war surplus sale to British coachbuilders Willenhall Coachcraft. They converted it to have a unique "Woodie" body and then sold it to John Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury. Given that he would have used it for leisure pursuits on his country estate, it is correct to refer to the car as a shooting brake and not a station wagon.

Then, Earl sold his Jeep to Victoria Garage in Stoke-on-Trent in 1961, from whom it was sold to Harry Hughs, also of Stoke-on-Trent, before passing on to an A. D. Broom of Norwich. During Broom's ownership, the Jeep was laid up in a shed and became derelict. Jeep collector Fred Smith discovered it in 2004 and, after changing hands again, it was restored from 2005 to 2009.

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