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1941 Ford GP w/ Trailer Tucson, AZ Auction (BAT)

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Matt spotted this nice looking Ford GP.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1941-ford-gp-prototype-series-1/

“This 1941 Ford GP  (#9223) is an early model Series 1, one of 1500 from the earliest series. Restored over 30 years ago by an active member of the MVCC (Military Vehicle Collectors of California), it was sold to the most recent Montana owner over 20 years ago. It is powered by the original spec 120 cubic inch 4-cylinder engine with a 3-speed manual transmission and includes a matching military trailer. This GP checks all the boxes with correct top, trailer with canvas, all of the blinkers , reflectors, extinguisher, flashlight, engine crank handle, and correct lighting.

The correct instructional tags are mounted on the dash, and the combo gauge is center mounted. There are 2341  showing on the odometer, but the true mileage is unknown.

The genuine GP engine # 9547 and drivetrain were rebuilt at the time of restoration. The seller says that it runs and drives great, and smokes a little when cold but clears up once warm. An oil service was completed five miles ago and coolant was also flushed. Brakes and steering operate as designed, and the engine does drip some oil after driving.

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7 Comments on “1941 Ford GP w/ Trailer Tucson, AZ Auction (BAT)

  1. Joe in Mesa

    What a beauty! Those turn signals are very interesting… especially the front. Almost look as though fabricated from Spam cans: cool.

  2. Ted Jordan

    I like the Willy’s Truck 4 Wheel Drive Hood badge on the grille , nice touch. Im guessing it makes the Military restoration guys cringe a bit though

  3. Mike

    Surprised to see the high bid so low on this unique vehicle, as of 11/7, $4666.00. That’s what I don’t understand about this crazy market, outrageous prices paid for questionable vehicles, but a Unique Jeep such as this is, does not bring the same bidding frenzy.

  4. Ralph

    Shouldn’t be surprising at low bids. It’s a fake. Once you cut, mod, add, change, etc you gotta call it something else. Especially with respect to a WWII jeep. This wouldn’t even qualify as a parade Jeep. Owner should keep his creation.

  5. David Eilers Post author

    Ralph,

    I can see a few things on it that are incorrect, but that doesn’t mean the whole thing is fake. What makes you think it is fake?

  6. Chad

    Mike, the seven days leading up to the close of an auction on Bring a Trailer are often only marketing time for the vehicle to gain exposure and users to ask questions about the item. There are very knowledgeable members on BaT, and the interaction in the comments between potential buyers and the seller are what make it so unique. The bidding typically does not heat up until the last 10 or fewer minutes. I sold one vehicle on that site, and the last few minutes are nail-biting for the seller. When the auction is down under 2 minutes, any bid will reset the clock to 2 minutes to prevent sniping. It is fun to watch from the peanut gallery as an auction is extended time and time again as last-minute bidders battle for a desirable vehicle.

  7. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Chad,

    Thanks for that description. I didn’t know about the extension of the time. It definitely differentiates it from eBay.

    – Dave

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