The mechanical pieces were probably incorporated into the Bantam Mark II's that were then in production.
Legend has it that the unusable body sections were buried along with a pile of scrap on the Bantam grounds. BY4112 4 cyl 112cid 45bhp @ 3,500 rpm Torque 86 lbs-ft @ 1800 rpm 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 80 inches Weight 1,840 lbs, 1940 Bantam BRC 60 The Bantam BRC-60 (or Mark II) was the first revision of the Bantam pilot model.
The Quads have all since disappeared, but one lasted long enough to be photographed in the early 1950's.
For example, if the gasoline tank was directly beneath the driver's seat, combining the two main target areas into one, it would lessen the chance of a catastrophic hit.
By October 1941, it became apparent Willys-Overland could not keep up with production demand and Ford was contracted to produce them as well.
Specifications: Engine 134ci 4 cal L-head side valve "Go Devil" Horsepower 60bhp @ 4000rpm (Other sources say 62-65 bhp) Torque 105 pound-feet @ 2000 rpm Transmission 3 speed synchromesh Warner Gear T84 Transfer case Spicer Dana 18 two speed (same as Bantam) Gear Shift Steering column mount Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front (same as Bantam) Wheelbase 80 inches Weight 2,450 lbs.
1941 Bantam BRC 40 The BRC-40 was the final evolution of the Bantam design.
As Lend-Lease requirements increased and the Willys design was finalized for mass production, more GP's were ordered and Ford ended up building 4,456 units, most of which went to Lend-Lease.
Contrary to popular belief, the GP did not stand for "General Purpose." GP was a Ford engineering term, "G" for a government contract vehicle and "P" for 80-inch-wheelbase Reconaissance Car. Very much different than the later MB, the MA featured a column shift and a host of other detail changes that put it between the Quad and the MB.
The Pygmy's overall layout, including the squared-off hood, headlights on the grille, and dog-legged windshield pivots, was highly praised and became the pattern for the later Willys MB.
But like the Bantam, the Pygmy fell victom to the Quad's more powerful engine.
Its 60hp "Go-Devil" engine blew the doors off Bantam and Ford (the other two competitors) and won the contract.
The Quad, however, was a heavyweight and had to go on a big-time diet to meet the Army's requirements; when re-weighed, it was ounces inside the 2,160 pound limit.
The Ford car was then designated GPW, with the "W" referring to the "Willys" licensed design.