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G503 WWII Jeep 1945 Willys MB History

The G503 WWII Jeep 1945 Willys MB has an important place in history. Here some interesting notes about the Jeep history for this time period.

This article applies to Willys MB WWII Military Jeeps 

1. Willys Contracts
Willys had 7 contracts with the Government to build the Willys/Bantam design jeep. They were as follows: (summarized from Nabholtz information)

Contract #Serial #Date of DeliveryHow Many?(Approx)
W-1100001-118xxxNov 41 - Feb 4218,000+
W-2118xxx-142xxxFeb 42 - May 4224,000+
W-3142xxx-204xxxMay 42 - Jan 4362,000+
W-4204xxx-289xxxJan 43 - Dec 4385,000+
W-5289xxx-402xxxDec 43 - Dec 44113,000+
W-6402xxx-456xxxDec 44 - Jul 4554,000+
W-7456xxx-459851Jul 45 - Sep 453500~

3. A Willys Jeep produced in 1945 could be under one of two contracts:
Contract W-6 or W-7
Serial numbers: 402xxx-459851


5. 1945 Production by Month

MonthSerial NumberHow Many?
Jan 45402xxx-412xxx10,000~
Feb 45412xxx-420xxx8,000~
Mar 45420xxx-430xxx10,000~
Apr 45430xxx-438xxx8,000~
May 45438xxx-445xxx7,000~
Jun 45445xxx-451xxx6,000~
Jul 45451xxx-456xxx5,000~
Aug 45456xxx-xxxxxx
Sep 45xxxxxx-459851


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