This well-known timeless military vehicle by Tjerk Stellema has been in the family for more than 70 years. It is showing off in the showroom of the eponymous car company. The “4 wheel drive utility vehicle” comes from the well-known army stocks that were distributed throughout the Netherlands by the National Traffic Inspectorate after the Second World War.
By: Dirk de Jong
The first generation of the family used the Willys as a service car (50s). In an issue of the 1946 Autokampioen we read some figures of the war production of this jeep. 277.896 were produced, of which there are probably a few dozen in the Netherlands. Later, the jeep was sometimes used by staff for small trips and eventually came to a standstill as a reminder of the days of that time.
Company opening 1980
This original and pure jeep was used one more time at the opening of the new location of the car company. Where the mayor drove the car into the showroom under the watchful eye of staff and family.
The second generation Stellema decided to leave the Willys Jeep as a work of art between all the modern tin. The Willys Jeep no longer has a hero role, but still unyielding despite its advanced age. The robust car is still often the subject of discussion among the third generation of the car company and thus still 'usable'.
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