Hooniverse posts about an incredible Jeep collection, the Omix-ADA collection in Suwanee, Georgia


The Willys MA on the left has by far the most interesting story of these three though as it has the distinction of being the only one sunk in the war. Yes, sunk. It was strapped down to a Marine landing vessel at the Battle of Saipan when it was hit by enemy fire and sunk in a shallow harbor. Sometime after the battle, Navy divers swam by, went “oh look, a Jeep!”, and brought it up. The Willys was repaired, brought back into service, and served throughout the rest of WWII in the Pacific. At the end of the war, some newly retired soldiers decided to drive it home because they figured it wasn’t needed anymore. 1,553 were built and only 25 are known to exist – 8 of which are known to be restored in the US.


Omix-ADA is one of the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler companies that specialize in all things Jeep.

lots more after the jump http://snip.ly/NMpq#http://hooniverse.com/2015/06/25/a-tour-of-omix-adas-historic-jeep-collection/
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Hooniverse posts about an incredible Jeep collection, the Omix-ADA collection in Suwanee, Georgia
Hooniverse posts about an incredible Jeep collection, the Omix-ADA collection in Suwanee, Georgia
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