AUTOS: Jeep at Any Price

Russians used them to whip artillery to the Stalingrad front to crush Nazi tank attacks. British used them to scout, fight and pursue Rommel 2,000 miles. U.S. troops had one waiting for President Roosevelt at Casablanca. Everywhere the tough, square, squat jeeps are bouncing the backsides of the United Nations. Potentates and savages ride jeeps; soldiers regard them fondly, pat their rugged sides. But the fondest pats of all come from Willys-Overland Motors, Inc., foster parent of the jeep. To Willys the jeep is a plug-ugly duckling who laid a golden...

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