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Willys Passenger Cars advertisement
Description: This illustration shows a range of passenger cars manufactured by Willys Motors Inc., a division of the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio, between 1903 and 1955. The changes in the automobile built by this auto-maker are indicative of the changes in automobile technology during the first half of the 20th century. Willys-Overland was the second-largest automobile manufacturer in the United States in the 1950s, employing one-third of Toledo's work force. After struggling during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the company began producing Jeeps for military use in World War II. The Willys-Overland Company later became a part of DaimlerChrysler in 1998 and continued to produce SUVs (sport utility vehicles) for the general public. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC172_02
Subjects: Automobiles; Automobile industry; Willys-Overland Motors, Inc.; Manufacturing industries--Ohio; Transportation--Ohio--History;
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)