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1943 “Woodie” Wagon Goldalming, Surrey, UK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This has been rebuilt. See this post.

Vince spotted this unique bit of jeep history. It is beautiful! For us history nuts the seller has included some helpful information, too.

“1943 Willys Jeep “Woodie” Stationwagon. Purchased by Willenhall Coachcraft in 1947 from Military surplus sale. Converted to current condition and sold to the Earl of Shewsbury in June 1948.

It was sold in 1961 to Victoria Garage in Stoke on Trent, who then sold it to a Harry Hughs of the same town and then it later changed hands to an AD Broom of Norwich, where it laid in a shed which then became derelict.

In late 2004, the jeep was finally discovered by Fred Smith, a very prominent and recognised Jeep collector, who sold it to the current owner for restoration in 2005.

It has undergone a very thorough restoration, including complete remanufacture of all woodwork, back to the exact specification matching the original condition it left Willenhall Coachcraft in 1948.

There were 95 conversions of this type carried out by Willenhall, and this is the last known example, making it extremely rare indeed.

All woodwork, engine, chassis and fabrication was carried out by the current owner. Paintwork by Andy House Body Repairs of Liphook, Hampshire. Chrome by SilvaBronz of Alton, Hampshire. Trim by Jeff Mussell and Son, Godalming, Surrey.

The jeep is being sold as new since being restored by myself. V5 present, taxed, MOT’d. Registered with the plate now on 125 YUP.

Included in the sale of this vehicle is as follows:
· Photographic history of restoration
· Buff logbook (dating back to first registration)
· Photography of original vehicle and Willenhall Coachcraft History by Archie Templeton-Dick, Historian.
More photos of the jeep and the restoration can be found on Universal Jeep Supplies’ facebook page.

The number plate, NRF 9 is not included with the sale but im offering this for £10,000 separately.”



9 Comments on “1943 “Woodie” Wagon Goldalming, Surrey, UK **SOLD**

  1. Gerald

    Cool Jeep but did you notice they are asking 16,000 for the Jeep and 10,000 for the license plate!

    In US Dollars that’s about 20 grand for the Jeep and 13000 for the plate. Those Brits just love the old plates. There is a whole thing that goes along with collecting these plates, which I am not well versed. But that must be a good one.

  2. frankthecrank58

    my understanding is that in
    europe the plate goes with the vehicle for it’s life time. if the vehicle is scrapped, so is the plate. i am trying to locate a 1958 Dutch license plate and through my searches and talking to plate dealers, finding vintage plates is difficult at the very least. perhaps this plate is original to the jeep when first registered. 10,000 is very steep for a plate. if i’m incorrect i apologise

  3. Paul

    It looks like they framed in the body but forgot to install the siding. It’s also kind of odd looking to me.

  4. Paul

    The Goddess says the windshield looks like a guy wearing glasses with his hair in a pompadour. It’s styled after the 14th Earl of Earlobe from TrashCan in Alley and that alone raises it’s value.

  5. mmdeilers Post author

    Well, I like it . . . but then I do like odd things (oh oh … don’t tell my wife I said that).

  6. chris hirst (yorkshireman)

    car plates over here in the UK are crazy money for a personalized one,i found “CH 1” for sale on a web site here in UK, £250,000.00 ,….it should come with a Ferrari for that price….

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