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1942 MB Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $18,500.

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This 1942 MB is a good daily driver that is perfect for your next parade. It is not a 100% stock MB, but it is a solid vehicle you can use as is or take your time restoring back to original. Here are some specs on the Jeep:

The good:
*A good daily driver and parade vehicle
*Estimated 44,000 miles
*Original body and drive train
*Spent most of its post WWII life in California
*Combat rims
*New service brake system
*New parking brake
*New NDT tires and tubes (2)
*New canvas top and seat cushions
*All gauges work
*New fuel and speedometer gauges (reproduction speedometer has 309 miles; also have original speedometer with ~43,000 miles)
*New 12 volt alternator

*New Pertonix ignition
*Professionally rebuilt water pump (January 2015)
*Professionally rebuilt carburetor (April 2015)
*New rear main seal (June 2015)
*Compression is good (90 – 100 psi)
*Period accessories including 25 ft tow rope, pioneer tools, fire extinguisher, jerry can
*All lights work
*Have original stop/tail lights as well (not shown)
*Date of Delivery is March 10, 1942
*European “Invasion” hood star and body side stars.
*Hood number matches “company jeep” attached to WWII 458th Ordnance Evacuation Company
*Also includes safety straps, skid plate, lug wrench and jack, inside rear view mirror, oil can (engine compartment), oil filter cartridge
*Title agrees with dash data plate and frame tag
*Currently registered, insured, and driven
*Clean California title

The usual:
*Some surface rust on frame and underside of body
*No rear seat, but have bench that rests on tool boxes
*Many holes drilled in tub by previous owner
*Leaks from transfer case, transmission, front and rear differentials
*Driver’s seatback modified back (larger angle gives more room behind the wheel)

Differences from stock (experts may find many others):
*12V conversion
*Starter activated by foot or ignition switch
*Seat belts
*Large visible stop/tail lights (originals included)
*Has black (rather than olive drab) steering wheel
*Has 12V cigarette lighter on dash (easily removable)

History:
*Purchased in 2010 from 3rd owner in California
*Slowly restored since

Reason for selling:
*Already have a 1946 CJ2A (owned since the 1990s)
*Bought as a project and put back together; now on to the next one

Here is a cold start video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0nU1EcSUzE&feature=youtu.be

 

9 Comments on “1942 MB Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**

  1. S.Giraud

    Jeep looks good for a motor pool, daily driver, but windshield angle needs to be addressed.

  2. Alaska Paul

    The second to the last photo seems to show a hole thru the floor (with a cover panel screwed to the body) just aft of the transfer case. Is this really the case?

  3. scramboleer

    Hi Paul,

    I just talked to my dad (and updated the ads). He says, “cut-out hole in floorpan behind transfercase; previous owner claimed this was to grant access for a generator (as a PTO?) to power a radio (and that it was a radio jeep). That’s the story from the previous owner anyway. In any case, a piece of sheetmetal is cut to fit, primed, painted, and bolted with similar styled era bolts to cover hole.”

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