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1942 GPW Bend, OR **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,500

(09/22/2020) Not quite all restored, as the data plates have paint on them a few other issues.

“This authentic well-kept piece of history can be yours. This 1942 WWII Willy CJ Ford Jeep is a classic and has been restored and garaged for the past 20 years. Runs great, the Willy straight four engine was completely overhauled, like new, full canvas package, full set of manuals and maintenance guides and receipts. To the best research I have been able to do, this jeep was used here in Sunriver, Bend at Camp Abbott 1942-1944. Lots of fun to drive and has been entered in several military vehicle displays and parades.”

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8 Comments on “1942 GPW Bend, OR **Status Unknown**

  1. Gayland Leddy

    At least they are the original data plates. I know you and I have seen a lot of MB’s and GPW’s with reproduction or missing plates.

  2. Merwyn Taylor

    If i considered this what other issues should I notice,I noticed the exhaust coming out the side? Just rtying to get educated.Thanks

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Merwyn,

    There’s a lot to these little jeeps, so the answer isn’t as easy as you might think. Some basic things are, do the serial numbers of the body, engine, and frame match? Is the body original? Are there any Willys MB parts on it? Does the seller know its history?

    There are a number of good sites out there with MB/GPW info:

    I hope that helps,
    – Dave

  4. Mark Wahlster

    Also pretty sure that is a Willys civilian head in the photo. Also if this is a 42 wouldn’t it have the bare spoke steering wheel rather then the molded in style?

  5. David Eilers Post author


    I agree that’s a Civvy head.
    I couldn’t remember the details, but there were several steering wheels used on early jeeps (thanks to

    1941 – Black Thermoset, no holes on back [1st Contract MB (Slat Grill) Part No. A-535 BLACK Sheller]
    Early 1942 – Possible use of black Tenite wheel with 5/16 plugs on back
    March 1942 – Change to green OD Tenite with 5/16 plugs on back
    August 1942 – Change Serial # 170307 to green OD Tenite with 1/8 in holes on back
    January 1943 – Change Serial # 202023 to green metal spoke wheel

    But, my guess is that it’s a replacement anyway.

  6. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Navi,

    I can’t tell if this sold or just fell off of Craigslist. I’ve updated the post. If I see the relisted I will drop you an email.

    – Dave

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