1942 Ford Willy’s MB

Grooms Car Hire

Built in 1942, this Willy’s Jeep was sold by the US Army in 1946 to a market gardener near Ross on Wye, who used to take vegetables to the market in the Jeep trailer. It was then sold to a gentleman in Gloucestershire, and 6 months later in 1970 to a Mr G Evans who in 1989 completely reconditioned and restored it with a body off project.

Later in 1989 the vehicle was taken by Mr Evans to the D Day Landings reunion, with a caravan in tow. The Jeep was also shown at various events including driving it to Guernsey.

Bought in 2013 from Mr Evans by a third owner, and then joining the Collection in 2015, this Jeep starts and drives superbly and is a firm favourite in the Collection. Arrive to the church in this iconic American Jeep.


• Your car will be chauffeur driven and at your service for up to 3 hours that day. This can of course include a stop at a local hostelry en route to the church!

• Additional passengers are welcome where a vehicle is chosen with practical rear seats

• Your car can be dressed in cream or white ribbons, or left as the day it left the factory

• Your car will be professionally valeted before your day

• Your driver will be dressed in a formal dark suit, or if you prefer country smart casual attire

• You will have one point of contact at The Private Collection for all your requirements from initial enquiry through to the end of your special day

• Your package includes 50 miles of travel starting and ending from our base

• All our cars are fully maintained, regularly serviced and fully insured

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