The Willys Overland
The Willy’s Overland iHORN is made from a 1948 Willy’s Overland instrument cluster coupled with a small condor bike horn. It is a uniquely special piece made with the Jeep lover in mind.
In 1908, John Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company and in 1912 renamed it Willys–Overland Motor Company. From 1912 to 1918, Willys was the second-largest producer of automobiles in the United States after Ford Motor Company. Willys–Overland was one of two bidders when the United States Army sought an automaker that could begin rapid production of a lightweight reconnaissance car. Production of the Willys MB, better known as Jeep, began in 1941. In total 653,568 military Jeeps were manufactured.
The origin of the name "Jeep" has been debated for many years. Some people believe "jeep" is a phonetic pronunciation of the abbreviation GP, from "General Purpose." The first documented use of the word "Jeep" was the name of a character Eugene the Jeep in the Popeye comic strip. Whatever the source, the name stuck.
The Willy’s Overland iHorn is an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and strength. Whether you stay on the black top, or crawl all over impassible rocks, don’t expect everyone to understand, because after all, it’s a Jeep thing!