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1941 Ford GP **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs

UPDATE: I received confirmation that this was sold and is in a restorer’s possession.

Scott spotted this at Ford GP #9512 at the corvette forum.  We suspect it sold, but no one at the forum has confirmed it.

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9 Comments on “1941 Ford GP **SOLD**

  1. Steve E.

    Wow, this was an early one, even before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    (4-30-41, or is the last digit a 44?)

  2. Josh

    It’s a 41′ and a first series GP. (easiest first initial visual ID between 1st & 2nd series GP are the hood blocks 1st had one hood block centered where as 2nd had two). This jeep was among the first batch of 1500 built in competition with Willys and Bantam. Probably often overlooked but Ford actually delivered the entire batch of 1500 GP’s before Willys delivered a single MA.

  3. Steve E.

    Thanks, Josh. I learned something today. This is a GP and not a GPW. I didn’t get it until I read your explanation. I noticed that the pioneer tools blockouts on the driver’s side were not there. But I didn’t know what that meant until now. There are a few other details that don’t look the same as on my GPW.

    **Steve E.**

  4. deilers Post author

    Steve … go here and click on the photobucket link. There are a bunch of pics of a GP being restored. You should see lots of differences between yours and the GP.

  5. SMc

    there were a few things that jumped out at me when I found it. First was the narrow side of the hoodline and the narrow dash; the steering column was unusually far from the dash; the front fenders are curved slightly vs. a hard corner on the MB/GPW and then the “door” cutout was a different shape. The deliver date was also odd; I think the first MB/GPWs weren’t delivered until 11/41 but someone w/ more expertise could probably confirm that one.

  6. Josh

    You are correct first MB 11/41
    First GPW was 2/42.

    If folks were wondering easiest reference source for this info besides the old TM’s is the book “The Military Jeep” by Lawrance Nabholtz. It’s the (MB -GPW) reference book you need if you want to know stuff like contract #, when the air cleaner changed, what reflectors you jeep would have and a whole lot more. They pop up on ebay from time to time.

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