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1942 GPW Seattle, Wa $4999 ****SCAM****

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UPDATEIII: Now on ebay http://www.ewillys.com/?p=53328

UPDATE II: You can view larger pics here: http://jpegbay.com/gallery/000807963-.html
of this fake ad.  The seller will only take payment via Google Checkout because he is in such a hurry.  Paul points out something I missed — this has an 8″ lift … or not! Thanks to John for detective work on this one.

UPDATED:  John alerted me that this GPW is also listed for sale in Chicago.  Since neither ad mentions the jeep being in either city, be on a scam watch just to be safe.

This could be a reasonable price.  Appears in good shape.  The hood blocks are in a strange location.

“1942 GPW Ford Military Jeep – 4-cyl eng. side valves, 134 CID (2199 cc), 60 hp (45 kW).
The compact military jeep 1942 GPW Ford Military Jeep. Here’s your chance to own a unique piece of genuine military history
steel seats, hinged passenger front seat .The small four-wheel drive utility vehicles are considered iconic and inspired many similar Light Utility Vehicles over the years. Later evolved into the “CJ” civilian Jeep
Other: Oil Filter; oil filled mesh; 1 throat carburetor, manual choke, exhaust/intake at driver’s side, intake heated via exhaust/bimetal control spring. 6 Volt DC generator, Failsafe automatic fuse.
FEATURES & OPTIONS:
Original 3-speed manual transmission,
Original transfer case
12-volt
Hydraulic Wilwood Clutch,
44 rear axle,
4WD,
Edelbrock carb.,
Edelbrock intake,
New wiring,
Heavy-duty radiator,
Headers,
Sunpro gauges,
8″ lift kit with Rancho steering stabilizer,
New gas tank”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/for/2183587747.html

 

7 Comments on “1942 GPW Seattle, Wa $4999 ****SCAM****

  1. Paul

    This Jeep has the shortest 8 inch lift kit I’ve ever seen. Edelbrock made an aftermarket intake manifold for the original engine? A 6 volt generator with a 12 volt system??? This ad has an odor of fertilizer.

  2. Matt

    I always look at the pictures. If you see palm trees but live in the north. The style of houses do not match the advertised area. It probibly is a scam.

  3. John

    I received an email from the “owner” and was offered the same deal at $2950. The guy said it was on a military base in Arizona. Go figure.

  4. mmdeilers Post author

    Thanks John. Did he mention any unusual payment methods? That’s another part of the scam …

  5. John

    Here’s what the email said: “Here is a beautiful 1942 GPW Military Jeep that has been very well restored and maintained, runs and drives like a dream. It is in absolutely pristine condition, here are some photos to prove my point. Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser window. http://jpegbay.com/gallery/000807963-.html

    The Jeep is currently located at approximately five miles of Fort Huachuca, AZ. stored in military compound. It’s available for immediate pick-up but it could also be transported free of charge by a military carier (Estimated Shipping Time: 2-3 business days). I’m looking for a quick sale, that’s why I’ve reduced the asking price at $2950, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer before my upcoming deployment take place.”

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