Earlier this month, a very significant Jeep was celebrated at the Toledo North Assembly plant. No, it wasn't the upcoming reincarnation of the Jeep Cherokee, but instead it was a 1943 Willys MB that visited the Toledo grounds where it had been built exactly 70 years ago to the day.

Of course, the actual building where the MBs rolled off the assembly line before heading to Europe for World War II no longer exists, but that didn't stop Italian owner Vittorio Argento from having the vehicle shipped to the US to make its trek back to its birth place. According to Chrysler, Argento's MB is still 95-percent original and it drove 1,000 miles from New Jersey to Toledo.

The whole adventure was chronicled on a blog aptly named A Jeep Comes Home. Scroll down for a brief video from Chrysler and for some photos of the Toledo visit and be sure to read more at Argento's blog.


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      richard gear
      • 1 Year Ago
      The old Stickney Rd plant was leveld about 6 -7 years ago where this would have been made ?
        Stuka
        • 1 Year Ago
        @richard gear
        Yeah it was. This would be the new plant where the JK's are built. It went into use in '06 for the start of the JK run.
      timkinetron
      • 1 Year Ago
      i help BEACHWOOD CANVAS in NJ restore as many of the good old girls as we can just to part of a great history USA USA ....
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      Welcome home,little Jeep!
      churchmotor
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess Italy gets the last laugh. The Jeep may have helped to defeat Italy, but Italy now owns Jeep.
      bertnernie229
      • 1 Year Ago
      MY question is when will Jeep start making a Pickup truck like they did back is the 80's. They made one with a 360 engine and that thing would move. They really need to get back in that market. They were really nice trucks for the time. Just stay away from the Dodge transmission they use in the Ram trucks.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool!
      packer81549garner
      • 1 Year Ago
      I bought my Dad's 1990 Dodge Dakota with just over 100,000 miles on it. Runs and looks great!!!
      drewbiewhan
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a car,. It wasn't "born" anywhere. It was assembled. Get a life people.
        Gillis
        • 1 Year Ago
        @drewbiewhan
        says the guy sitting in his gaming chair playing video games for 15 hours straight
        Egon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @drewbiewhan
        If you truly must be a dick, is it really necessary to prove it to everybody on the internet?
        Phil B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @drewbiewhan
        WOMP WOMP .... it's Debbie Downer!
      Peter DePriest
      • 1 Year Ago
      Things like this is what gives Jeep one of the greatest fan bases around
      White
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they still built JEEP like they did years ago take the 2003 TJ how many recalls were on that one? Or older models without all the electronics. The older JEEPS proved themselves in the war and after. Problems started with all the electronics and useless gadgets. One doesn't have to manually check his tire pressure, wow lazy people.
        mt1975
        • 1 Year Ago
        @White
        my Dad's issues stemmed from new 3 crate motors inside 2 years without any heafty miles being accumulated.
      Mr.Roadrage
      • 1 Year Ago
      World's oldest recall?
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is publicity you cant buy for any amount of money. This is authenticity defined.
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