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The first vehicle of a 70-vehicle contract, "Old Number One" was tested thoroughly and then spent the rest of its short life as a demo vehicle.It was wrecked in a traffic accident early in 1941, sent back to Butler and disassembled.The mechanical pieces were probably incorporated into the Bantam Mark II's that were then in production.

Of the vehicles involved in the fierce, three-way competition that marked the opening chapter of the Jeep legend, only the Pygmy and the Budd-bodied Ford prototype still survive Specifications: Engine 119.5 CID, 4 cyl, side valve 46 bhp @ 3,600rpm (Fordson Model N tractor engine) Torque 84 lbs-ft @ 1,500 rpm Transmission 3 speed Model A Transfer case Spicer 2 speed (same as Bantam) Gear Shift Floor mounted Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front (same as Bantam) Wheelbase 80 inches Weight 2,150 lbs.1940 Budd Ford This Ford prototype had a body built by the Budd Corporation, which stayed closer in design to the Bantam pilot model, while the Ford engineers created a new design for the Pygmy.The BRC-40 had many fine features and was well liked by the Allied forces that used it; its light weight and nimble handling were particularly noteworthy.At least 100 BRC-40's have survived the years, making them the second most common of the pre-production 1/4-tons. BY4112 4 cal 112cid 45bhp @ 3,500 rpm Torque 83 pound-feet Transmission 3 speed synchromesh Warner Gear T84 Transfer case Spicer Dana 18 two speed Gear Shift Floor mounted Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front Wheelbase 79 inches Weight 2,0 Willys MB and Ford GPW By July 1941, the War Department desired to standardize and decided to select a single manufacturer to supply them with the next order for another 16,000 vehicles.Approximately 51,000 were exported to Russia under the Lend-Lease program.The first 25,808 Willys MBs used a welded steel grille very similar to the Ford GP design, and there were a host of other differences from the later Willys.