UPDATE: Still Avaialble.
(05/06/2016) The seller’s bucket is overflowing … just not sure why (first sentence of last paragraph.
“The 1944 Ford GPW offered for sale here has been restored on top of what was a very solid and rust free chassis and tub. The hood and fenders have slight imperfections which indicate to me that the sheet metal is original as well. I purchased this GPW earlier this year from the estate of a Willys collector, restorer and enthusiast. I chose this one of the four MB/GPW’s available because of its originality and condition. There was a museum quality one in olive drab and Army livery but it was beyond my price threshold.
With the exception of the light blue paint (my son suggested it might be a Navy Jeep), the Pirelli Scorpion tires and 12 volt conversion this little GPW is completely stock. It came to me with a brand new canvas top that was still in a plastic bag. Opening it, unfolding it and installing it inside my shop made the whole place smell like a musty old army surplus store!
Equipped with what I believe to be its original drivetrain this GPW is powered by the Willys “Go Devil” 134 cubic inch iron head flat four designed to produce 60hp and 105lbs of torque delivered through the correct T84 three speed transmission and working two speed transfer case to drive the correct front and rear Dana axles and Warn locking hubs. The truck starts right up and idles cold with a little choke from the original one barrel Carter carburetor. It warms up quickly and runs cool with good oil pressure. The gas gauge is the only instrument not indicating. Steering, shifting and braking (four wheel hydraulic drum system) all work as they did when the rig was new, which is to say these are raucous, rough and tumble vehicles that offer little in terms of ergonomics, comfort or safety. Top speed was claimed to be 65mph although I can’t say I have gotten it much over 50mph but I do enjoy a casual cruise around the neighborhood and in the parade line (so long as I can avoid going in and out of that seriously low first gear).
I am going to guess that this car wasn’t driven much at all before I purchased it. I was impressed to see how readily it came to life but not really surprised because so much of it looks freshly restored. The motor is smooth, sounds good and has ample compression. It might grind a bit on a lazy shift and it does have a few weeps and drips after a day’s work but so do a lot of 72 year olds I know.
I fully admit to being a shameless car flipper. As such I have experienced a good percentage of my “bucket list” cars. I can tell you that this car attracts a lot of attention and draws people from walks of life far and away from the average car enthusiast. I have had the privilege of listening to memories of veterans that span the spectrum of emotions evoked by this little Jeep; from saving a life as a getaway vehicle in Korea to saving some sanity as a surfboard hauler in Vietnam. I have watched teenage girls give compelling (and as yet unsuccessful) arguments as to why their parent should buy them this car. One guy offered to store it for me in the foyer of his business. He didn’t want to drive it he just liked looking at it. Everyone loves the GPW.
Now, my bucket floweth over and it is time to move the GPW. This vehicle is located in Rowlett, Texas and is offered as is where is with no warranty implied or otherwise. Texas residents may be subject to sales tax and licensing fees. If the ad is up, it is for sale.”
Looks like it has an extra cross member under the grille.
“Selling my 1943 ford gpw ww2 army jeep with bantam 1/4 ton 2 wheel trailer this vehicle is in great condition and in fully drivable condition rebuilt flathead 4 cyl motor and fresh rebuilt starter . This jeep was a forward observer vehicle on the battlefield in ww 2 .”
This is a pretty early GPW, #10584.
“GPW 10584 Matching Frame and Engine.
This is a Special Jeep for a Special Collection. This is the rare model of Ford jeeps which were built on Willys Frames before Ford could Produce its on frames.
Complete Restoration of Entire Jeep. Engine, Transmission, transfer case, differentials etc.
Body is all original with a nice F script on the rear. Much time was taken to preserve as many F bolts as possible and keep the jeep in original condition.
Jeep is in Excellent running condition and is a true museum piece. Looks as if it just rolled off factory lines. Not one to take 4 wheeling.
Photo Documentation of restoration
A TRUE TRIBUTE TO WW II MEN AND WOMEN
Serious inquires only please
Price: $23,500 or B/O”
Those might be some allstate hubs.
“1943 Ford GP Army Jeep, restored. Frame off authentic restoration. Correct title. Excellent condition. Located in Kauai at Princeville.”
Lacks some original parts, but looks solid.
“Up for sale is my 1943 Ford WWII Military Jeep! Looking to sell it to a good home not a muzeum. Would like it to go to a WWII vet, or a Military vet family just to put a smile on there face and make them happy and proud to one of the very few. If it goes to a good home willing to bring down the price (not free) if they are not picking up to sell and make a buck. This is a original hard to find Ford not a MB or Willys.
I have only had if for a few years myself (picked it up from an old time farmer who has since passed) since that time I ran across couple more (42 and another 43 that needs lots of work) so this one needs to go before I can start on them. The farmer says this 1943 GPW is one of the few original matching numbered jeeps left, and the old timer started rebuilding it and then sold to me with bill of sale just before he passed. I have had the engine professionally rebuilt top to bottom and put back in. Runs and drives great. I had put in a new radiator, gas tank,seat cushions Title can be gotten (guaranteed) just being I am not keepingit and let new owner put in his name”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.
“WWII all restored Army Jeep for sale.
-New top and tires
-It’s been in a military museum for twenty years”
UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $15,699
(10/23/2016) Looks good. Has been converted to 12 Volt.
“1942 Ford GPW. I have a clear title. New tires, new canvas top and seats. Rebuilt carburetor. 5 combat rims. Original riveted brass data plates – numbers match the frame. This was a running jeep that was cleaned, repaired as necessary, painted, and returned to the original condition when obtained. It has been converted to 12 volts. with an alternator. It is believed that all the parts are original except for the front bumper and horn (try to find a Sparton horn at a decent price!) and of course, the alternator. There are a lot of Ford marked parts – it is assumed that those who did repairs and replacements did not worry about using Ford marked parts in the past.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(11/26/2015) “Jeep 1944 willy made by ford
one of a kind
car is in very good shape, engine rebuild.
world war 2
runs great lift it few inches
manual original gear shifting
buick skylart engine v6
new gas pump, tune up done 2month ago.
new gas filter.
will trade for convertible.”
Loic, is selling his SAS-themed GPW.You can contact him at email@example.com and phone 801-815-0677.
“1942 GPW Ford Jeep
Fully restored in 2010, including a full rebuild of the engine. Engine and frame do not have matching serial#, but engine is Ford as well.
Upgrades to SAS 1942 in North Africa as converted by the British Army
– .50 cal M2AC, functional with 12V battery and propylene/Oxygen tanks included. This upgrade was about $5,000 at cost
– One dual and one single replica (resin with metal insert) Vickers K MG
– RARE Bagnol Compass functional replica, sourced in Australia. Worth over $1,000
– SAS uniform, including Wesley hand fun (not functional) and knife
– various British additions – water bottles, back packs, and a number of other hardware
– 5 water Jerry cans, 8 gas jerry cans, one original German WW 2
– All wheels are “combat wheels”. Extra spare wheel
– Has participated in many 4th of July Parades and shows
– VERY IMPORTANT: 12V generator and 12V battery system. The original WW II 6V generator will be provided as well. It is functional, but the 12V system starts the vehicle much easier
Located in suburb SLC Utah, USA
For serious offers only”
UPDATE: Still Available. I had this listed in Wyoming, but the Alaska plates (last pic) combined with the palm trees (first pic) have me thinking it is elsewhere. Paul, you didn’t tell me there are palm trees in Anchorage!?!?
(07/29/2016) Lots of work done here.
“1943 Ford GPW flat fender, total restoration. New everything, 350 Chevy motor has 100 hours. New wheels, tires, brakes, hubs, and frame. Newly repainted. Rebuilt transmission. Tilt steering, PSC steering box. Sharp looking jeep!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5950
(09/17/2014) This has a variety of updates.
“1943 ford GPW flat fender jeep 4×4 tilt wheel, PS,new brakes, 305 V8 Chevy 4 speed, transfer case, 65 mustang tail lights, reclining bucket seats, full cage roll bar, 33 TA’S, 1969 CJ5 running gear, limited slip rear end, headers, battery switch, runs and drives good. Trade for side by side. Or bronco half cab or 50’s or 60’s short box 2wd or 4 wd pick up. Or chevelle or land cruiser.“
No combat rims. Looks solid.
“1942 GPW Restored, rebuilt engine, brakes, transmission, transfer case, and new tires. Call to set up a time to view.”
Includes a hand crank and a capstan.
“1942 Ford GPW Runs and Drive very nice. has most of canvas, No top. The Tub is a Ford Script Replacement Tub. Combat wheels rifle rack, Jack and Ax. Also has hand crank. Completely rewired. Also has Capstan winch in complete working order. Additional photos on request.
Very fun to drive, Great for parades or???”
Sounds like the sellers really enjoyed this jeep.
“THIS RARE ORIGINAL WWII 1943 ARMY JEEP IS A TRUE PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY!
WE DO NOT DRIVE IT ANY LONGER AND HAVE RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO PART WITH IT.
THIS JEEP IS IN GREAT CONDITION! IT HAS BEEN GARAGED/COVERED AND LOVINGLY CARED FOR…
ALL THE ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS ARE PRESENT AND WORKING
IT HAS THE ORIGINAL SUMMER CANVAS TOP
ORIGINAL SEATS WITH NEW CUSHIONS
CJ2A ENGINE RUNS PERFECTLY WITH GOOD COMPRESSION
FAIRLY NEW BRAKES
ORIGINAL HORN WORKS WELL
CARBURETOR AND CLUTCH ARE BOTH GOOD
600-16 MILITARY TIRES ON COMBAT RIMS
NEARLY ALL PARTS ARE “F” MARKED
SERIAL # 237694
EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE JEEP IS INCLUDED
THE 6 VOLT SYSTEM CRANKS SLOW.”
Not a perfect restoration, but a good rebuild.
“World War II jeep completely restored with new parts including tub, fenders, grill, seats, gauges, windshield, water pump, brakes & linings, radiator, tires, rims, air cleaner, wiring harness. Rebuilt engine, generator, starter, & gas tank. Includes new summer canvas top ready for installation. Clean Michigan title. Ready to drive down the road. Seen by appointment.”
“1942 Ford GPW. New tires, new canvas top and seats. Rebuilt carburetor. 5 combat rims. Original riveted brass data plates – numbers match the frame. This was a running jeep that was cleaned, repaired as necessary, painted, and returned to the original condition when obtained. It has been converted to 12 volts. with an alternator. It is believed that all the parts are original except for the front bumper and horn (try to find a Sparton horn at a decent price!) and of course, the alternator. There are a lot of Ford marked parts – it is assumed that those who did repairs and replacements did not worry about using Ford marked parts in the past.”
Sam’s got this early GPW for sale (Serial # GPW 10139). Looks nice. Has later model rims. You can contact him at 541-447-4647 for more information.
“1942 GPW Ford WWII Military Jeep
4 Wheel Drive, 3 Speed Transmission, 2 Speed Transfer
Professionally Rebuilt 4 Cyl 134 cubic engine, T84 Transmission
New Bearings & Seal in Transfer Case
New Exhaust System, New Intake & Exhaust Manifold
Recent Brake Job
New Body Tub
Ford Script on Rear Panel
New Rebuilt Starter & Generator
New Water Pump & Fuel Pump, Carb & Voltage Regulator
Reconditioned Radiator, New 6 Volt Battery
New 600 x 16 NDT Tires & Tubes
New Front Bumper
New Ignition Switch
New Gas Tank & Gas Gauge
New Steering Wheel
New Seat Upholstery & Rear Seat
Military Blackout Lights
New Light Switch & Starter Switch
New Differential Seals Continue reading
Looks like an interesting build.
“Built by papola off-road 350ci 400hp 4 speed, welder, air compressor, power steering, tilt, chrome everywhere, 35’s call for more info way to much to list $12,500 obo or trade”
UPDATE: Was a sealed auction. Now priced at $18,000.
“This GPW has been garage kept and is about as rust free as you’ll find. Accompanying the Jeep is an article showing where a similar jeep was presented to Admiral Nimitz by the military at Pearl Harbor so the Jeep in the article matches this one right down the year, make, model and military number on hood. There is no way to verify this so one has to assume it is a clone to commemorate this event. Starts and runs like it should. Has a few cosmetic flaws as you can see in the pics but is mechanically sound. If you would like to make offer but will be unable to attend you may send offer via email. This vehicle does not have a Georgia title so ownership will transfer via bill of sale.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was “No Price”.
Seller is testing the waters.
“I am thinking of selling my 42 gpw, everything is original and ford including the engine which was rebuilt a few years ago in Virginia, has 4 combat rims with used Firestone tires with decent tread , looking for offers at the moment”
Mark listed this at warjeeps.com.
“This jeep is a ground-up restoration with great attention given to detail and authenticity.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $16,999
“I am posting for a friend that doesn’t do C-list. He has a 1943 Ford jeep, fully restored, 5K put into its internals in 2013 and never used thereafter. Complete with pioneer kit (shovel, pick, etc.) gas can, machine gun pedestal, non-directional tires with spare and even canvas water bucket. I can answer some questions via e-mail but better to call him. His name is Mike and he writes gun articles so is pretty busy all the time. He said you can leave a message but you will have to wait a while for the beep as his phone erased his message.”
Deserves a few more photos.
“This is pristine and rare Ford GPW Military vehicle. Jeep style. This vehicle is fully restored with all NEW parts including:
NEW ENGINE (250 MILES)
NEW TRANSMISSION (250 MILES)
BROWNING 50 CAL REPLICA MACHINE GUN
This vehicle has been parked inside and babied. Everything works.
RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE IT’S NEW”
“Engine block built by Ford and matches frame and original data plates. The frame is the early MB frame with the Ford ID number stamped into it which proves this is a very early production. This Jeep has been assembled as close to factory standards as possible. The assembly could be classified as, “Built To Museum Quality” standards. The work was performed by Mike’s Military Motor’s in Santa Rosa, CA.
Date of Delivery: 3/25/1942
The accoutrements to this Jeep are:
1) the complete Capstan style winch and Tandem Tow bar assembly
2) period correct WW2 Jeep radio assembly BC 659 all in working order.
3) this Jeep has all of the original style Horse-hair spring seats with all new canvas.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5750.
(08/16/2014) The dash on this is customized flattie is unusual.
“1945 Willy’s Custom Jeep (Price reduced for quick summer sale)
Up for sale we have a well upgraded custom 1945 Willy’s Jeep. This Jeep has a 1969 Buick V6 229 Engine with the original Transfer Case. The Transmission in this Jeep is a Manual GM Granny 4-Speed tranny; to support the torque of this motor you have a heavy duty rear drive line, a Air locker front axle, and a Detroit locker rear axle. This Jeep has a Pre-78′ Chevy Steering column with the ignition switch in the column and the power steering is fully functional. This Jeep is ready for the fun in the sun, go out in style with the confidence Jeeps were founded on.
Fully Fabricated Front Bumper Air Tank
Removable Cooler Rack (Was Originally Assembled to be permanent)”