Hammond drives the icons: Willys Jeep

Designed to a strict brief that it should be light enough to be lifted by four soldiers, have four-wheel drive and a wheelbase of 80 inches, the Jeep is, of course, one of the most functional machines ever built. That could explain why, sitting on our airfield on a damp day, it looks so good. Maybe its beauty comes from within, from that ‘fit for purpose' sense a thing exudes when it is clearly the result of form following function. Or maybe it's the car's legendary status.