WWII Jeep to Soon Make Texoma Debut

Published 07/02 2014 05:59PM

Updated 07/02 2014 11:02PM

A piece of American history will soon be rolling down Texoma streets.

The Jeep from World War II,  believed to be the oldest in Wichita County is almost restored.

The Jeep originally was owned by veteran and former times record news editor Don James, whose family later sold it to The Railroad Museum.

It was then bought by the Gunnell family who says they decided to restore the jeep because of its sentimental value as they had driven it in car shows for the James family once.

“I remember riding to the mall and then back home again and kind of lost track of the jeep, over the years and when we discovered hey this is that same jeep then it was like hey we want to restore this to what it should be, what it represents,” says the owner's son Matt Gunnell.

The Jeep has many of it's original parts but does include a few upgrades to make it safer.

They hope to be able to drive it in this Fridays' Kell House 4th of July parade.

All it now needs is it's army decals.

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