Morris Gutty 4WD.
was the prototype for the Austin Champ.
The only Gutty is now held by the Museum of Army Transport at
At the end of World War II the success of
the Jeep MB
had many armed forces wanting similar vehicles of their own.
The British requirement was known as FV1800
and the Morris Gutty was built by Nuffield as a prototype
to meet this specification.
The Gutty features a two-litre flat-four engine as initially proposed by Alec Issigonis for the Morris Minor. The engine drives through a 5-speed gearbox and a conventional 2-speed transfer case; the Champ subsequently took quite a different course. Suspension is independent, like the Champ. The body is of monocoque construction and the electrical system uses 12-volts.
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