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1941 Ford GP Tucson, AZ $37,500

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs

UPDATE: Back on eBay. Auction ends tomorrow (Jan 3rd).

(12/08/2018) Includes the trailer. Seller will accept offers.

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“1941 Ford GP # 9223. The 1941 Ford GP, as well as the Bantam BRC and Willy’s MA were pre-WW2 limited production models, often labeled as “prototypes” which developed into the common WW2 GPW and MB. The production of the Ford GP, which is very unique to itself, was approximately 4500 units with most going overseas. It is estimated that only a few hundred of the GP’s exist today, most of which are in the hands of collectors. Of the total, it is estimated that less than 100 are restored, with the vast majority of the balance being as non-restorable and in dire condition.

The problem is that the original (NOS) parts are very difficult to find, expensive, and quality reproduction components are limited. Therefore a GP that is complete, clean and in operating condition is in high demand. This GP, # 9223, is considered an early model series one GP, one of 1500 of the first series. Restored over 30 years ago by an active member of the MVCC (Military Vehicle collectors of California) and sold to the previous owner of over 20 years in Montana. Genuine GP engine # 9547 and drivetrain were rebuilt at the time of restoration.

Runs and drives great. Smokes a little when cold but clears up once warm. Brakes and steering are very nice. 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. Museum Quality example of an extremely rare piece of American History.”

 

5 Comments on “1941 Ford GP Tucson, AZ $37,500

  1. Mike W

    I know these are rare and desirable but i am not sure if there is something about this one that is scaring the collectors off. I know nothing about ford Jeeps, but i’d sure like to have this one just for the cool factor. Man wish i was independently wealthy……. This just oozes history.

  2. Tracy

    It was posted on another site for $45g. A couple members pointed out some things that aren’t original.

  3. Matt

    I’ve been scrolling past this for a few days now (and when it was first listed as well) I really wonder what the deal is with this GP and why it’s still available? With what, 1500 made (a portion of which were 4 wheel steer) You’d think people would be at least a *little* enthusiastic about it..
    Is it legit?
    Cobbled together?
    Is this the going price for a restored GP (*with* a trailer??)
    I would think the price would be at least on par for a “restored” prototype WWII Ford GP?

    -Any thoughts??

  4. Josh

    This GP has a considerable number of things incorrect and level of restoration is a bit off putting. Many of the details such as hooks, horn, air cleaner, reflectors, fire extinguisher bracket, and even having let alone one trailer socket are absolutely wrong. The list goes on and on. I’m going to bet the (holy) Holley 847 carburetor is not there and and the body is just too smooth to not have been coated in filler. I apologetically say it really needs to be redone. A smoking engine, very unaware – possibly commercial seller , and not having a matching numbers also brings it down a notch. I think most premium buyers are put off by the can of worms they may discover here in an attempted restoration. The trailer reflects the jeep restoration only slightly better and really only represents a small piece of the offering.
    I think if it comes down more in price is could be a great project or eventually fall in the range for someone to just enjoy as it is, a parade jeep.

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