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Old 24th July 2008, 01:06   #1
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Found this Jeep in Hindu Colony Matunga. I take that road often but never knew it existed!! Check it out. Gogi, What is it??
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It's Willys overland 1963-64 station wagon if I am correct!
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Whatever it is looks pretty well maintained. I have seen something similar but run down being used in bangalore as a commercial van. Will try to get pics of that next time I see it.
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willy s overland
i ve seen many of these in Ooty and the Nilgiris
for some reason when we were in school, these vehicles and their derivatives used to be referred to as "badaga vans" - they were used as taxis there right upto the 1970's and earlier 1980's often squashing as many as 12 -14 people into them while careering around the twisty roads of the Nilgiris. there are still a few body shells of these lying around in places like kotagiri etc.
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Not a fan of the overland, but boy is it well-maintained! A pristine example.
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It is an Overland. I have seen it in when i was in school. Lots of 'em! They used to look macho back.
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willy s overland
i ve seen many of these in Ooty and the Nilgiris
for some reason when we were in school, these vehicles and their derivatives used to be referred to as "badaga vans" -
badaga is a tribal community in Nilgiris. I have seen plenty of them in ooty too.
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Looks fabulous, nice jeep. Worlds first SUV may be!!! :-) The vehicle looks well maintained with army wheel rims, 4wd, free wheeling hubs, antiroll bars , air conditioning ! Way to go. Wonder what engine and gearbox combination it has got. Looks good.:-)
More pics please...
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I think it has something modern below the hood as there was this very modern looking cooling unit that i could see through the grille which i am sure didnt exist on the original car.

Gogs, Do you know anything about this car??
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That some combination of few jeeps,

Dash from the Mahindra

Tail lights not belonging to it originally

Bumper again a mix and match of other bumpers

Steering wheel not belonging to that vehicle

But But whole in whole one must admit, its kept very CLEAN. and really CLEAN.
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Found this Jeep in Hindu Colony Matunga. I take that road often but never knew it existed!! Check it out. Gogi, What is it??
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It's Willys overland 1963-64 station wagon if I am correct!
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Whatever it is looks pretty well maintained. I have seen something similar but run down being used in bangalore as a commercial van. Will try to get pics of that next time I see it.
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willy s overland
i ve seen many of these in Ooty and the Nilgiris
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Correct all. That's a Willys all right and it's a pleasure to see one that seems in use. Was standard issue to Shell Engineers in the mid-60s.
The State Bank of India used to ferry their cash to the Branch opposite our house -Viviani Rd.- in a dull green specimen that was in reasonable nick (this was around the 70s and the guards carried ancient guns which helped us ease out of the idea of hijacking the thing for some chewing-gum cash), but a real beaut was owned by an elderly Missionary lady that lived on Charles Campbell Rd (if anyone knows Bangalore). Hers was off white and was completely original. She replaced it after years of use with a Toyota Qualis.

ps. the tail-lights have been changed on this one.
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Steering wheel not belonging to that vehicle
Actually from an illustration done by ram earlier, I can say that the steering wheel is indeed original. I think even the horn button is (should have a "W" emblem on it)
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Actually from an illustration done by ram earlier, I can say that the steering wheel is indeed original. I think even the horn button is (should have a "W" emblem on it)
Stanbhai,

Might be i am wrong. not able to google search this vehicle.

Someone who can get the period correct pic for this car.
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Stanbhai,

Might be i am wrong. not able to google search this vehicle.

Someone who can get the period correct pic for this car.
It sure is a 1960-61 Willys Jeep Station Wagon. It came in both 2 Wheel Drive and 4 wheel drive and as StationWagons, Sedan Delivery and Pickup versions. I had one till recently and gave it up due to lack of parking space. It has the same 4 Cylinder Hurricane engine with a three speed box. I am posting pics of it. I am also posting pics of the Mitsubishi version
with the front grill like the CJ3B, which was manufactured under License by Mitsubishi.
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In the good old 1980s, my dad had one of these when he was posted in Ratnagiri.

Yes, this is the world's first SUV.
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