The James Bond Vehicle Library

Willys jeep

29/12 2016   by MS

Willys jeep

Willys jeep and Bajaj RE.
Octopussy, 1983
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007 Relations

Octopussy - 1983
Villain/henchmens vehicle
Persuers vehicle


Some of Kamal Kahn's henchmen in a Jeep is pursuing Bond after he has left the Kamal Khan's casino in a Tuk Tuk.

The Jeep has double appearance in this movie - it's Indian clone Mahindra CJ-3B which is a Willys post war version manufactured under licence - appears in yet another of Bond's spectacular escapes.

The Willys Jeep was a very succesful construction of a light military vehicle designed in 1940 by Karl Probst for American Bantam Car Company, further developped by Barney Ross in Willys Overland company, manufactured by these two and the Ford Motor  Company as well. "Jeep" nickname (form the most approved topology) was given by the US Army mechanics calling any new vehicles to be tested - including planes, for 'Jeeps'. Seems this vehicle is permanently tested, as the name has sticked to it ever since.

The World War II production resulted in nearly 648.000 units, and post war 169.000 units (These numbers might not include Argentinian and Indian production under license). The Jeep has become a symbol and inspiration for all off road and SUV vehicles.

Technical Data

  • Model: Willys MB
  • Year: 1941
  • Engine: Willys L-134, 2.200cm3 (134,2cid) straight four, nicknamed "Go Devil"
  • Power: 60 bhp (45kW, 61 PS)
  • Transmission: 3-speed manual, 4 wheel-drive
  • Suspension: Live axles on leaf springs front and rear
  • Brakes: Front and rear
  • Performance: 0 - 60 mph - 22 seconds
  • Max. speed: 65mph (105km/h)
  • Colour: Army Style
  • Wheelbase: 2,032m  80inch
  • Length: 3,36m 132inch
  • Width: 1,575m  62inch 
  • Height: 1,829m 72inch
  • Ground clearance:  22,2cm 8.7inch
  • Weight: 1.113 kg empty
  • License plate: RRT 3467


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