Monday, 10 June 2019

WILLYS-Overland in South Africa since 1918

CAPE ARGUS (1918, November 16)
THE STAR Johannesburg (1935, August 5)
THE STAR Johannesburg (1938, January 6)
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES (FCA) is best known in U.S. for the company behind JEEP and RAM trucks. According to @kirstenkorosec FCA and RENAULT are discussing proposals to combine businesses - an illustration that automakers desire to consolidate to bring next-generation technologies like self-driving cars to market. 
Interesting to see that WILLYS-OVERLAND "Big Four" has been in South Africa since 1918.
According to THE STAR Johannesburg (1938, January 6) as from January 1, 1938, the WILLYS Agency for Johannesburg was transferred from GRESHAM MOTORS (Pty.) Ltd. to FORSDICK MOTORS Ltd. FORSDICK MOTORS has since 1920 operated from Durban and has also handled CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH, DE SOTO and AUSTIN cars and FARGO trucks.

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