The Car That Inspired The Jeep Was Completely Bonkers

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Most of us know something of the Jeep's origin story, with the military sending out a list of requirements and an insane 49-day deadline, and only plucky little desperate American Bantam actually got a vehicle in by the deadline. But what's less known is the insane vehicle that inspired it all: the Belly-Flopper.

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