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1942 Willys MB Slat Grille Auburn, CA $23,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $23,500.

(02/27/2021) Bill spotted this MB for sale. It is being sold though a Buy-it-now (or Make Offer) on eBay.

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“1942 Willys MB Jeep built 1/8/1942. The serial # is 110515, frame # 110515, engine # MB595247. This Jeep was restored 18 years ago and driven 20 miles since. The Jeep has the original metal and Tub with some rust in the forward hat channel and a dent behind the passengers seat (see photos). The engine starts easily and runs very well, the transmission works as it should. The transfer case works correctly but is dripping some oil. All gauges work except the fuel gauge. The tires are as new and the brakes are very good. All electrical is working except the horn. Correct dish wheels. This Jeep has the correct steering wheel, the later WWII jeeps had the steel spoke wheels to save rubber.
This is a good looking and good driving 42 MB.”

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1944 GPW Prescott Valley, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

Joe in Mesa’s friend Vern is selling his GPW. Joe reports that Vern, whose father was in the OSS, is a history buff who knows his stuff, so this should be a pretty accurate GPW. Why only $14K? Well in addition to the light harness needing to be installed, the transmission leaks (don’t they ALL?) and that bothers him. He thinks it should be pulled out and re-gasketed.

“1944 GPW, Everything is correctly F marked. No aftermarket parts, New Firestone tires, New highend wiring harness, Lights need to be wired and connected. The kit for that comes with it. Arizona title. When all is said and [done] it’s a really nice jeep; runs very well, can’t think of too many problems with it. Asking 14K. Firm.”






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1945 GPW Piedmont, OK $17,000


Seller has some good history on this.It appears in good shape.

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“Has correct Frame. Was used by the French Army after WW2 until the late 70s when it was sold to the public. It was then returned to the US and restored in the early 90s.

It comes with the Canvas top, window cover, all the tools, Cold weather kit, Desert kit, New tires and tubes .30 cal with mount, and lost of extra parts.

There is one tear in the driver side seat but easy to replace. Still has 6v system. Rebuilt radiator and engine last year. The cylinder head is not original”

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1943 GPW Glenmont, OH $36,995


Mark shared this GPW listed at






“It has “All Matching” serial numbers, (approximately only 1% of collectible WWII Jeeps have all matching serial numbers). The serial number 141204 is located on the frame. The engine and the data plate found on the tub. Mfg. at the Louisville, KY plant the summer of 1943 and delivered to the U.S. Government on September, 1st 1943. The original WWII engine, frame and WWII tub are all Ford manufactured. Later in 1943 the Jeep tubs (both Ford and Willy’s) were outsourced to AMC (American Motor Company) making this tub one of the very last GPWs issued with a genuine Ford built tub!
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1943 GPW Healdsburg, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,500.

Looks in good shape, but I could only see one pic (the one below). Craigslist was acting odd.

“WW2 1943 ford gpw .total frameoff restoration.starts and runs great.100 miles on rebuild.extra parts go with it”


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1942 GPW Tujunga, CA $18,000


Lacks combat rims.

“1942 FORD GPW
Frame off restoration
matching tub and frame
Engine is Willys
recently rebuilt engine and tranny”



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1942 GPW Chappaqua, NY $19,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

Looks in great shape.

“World War II Jeep. Willys jeep design made by Ford. Model GPW made in 1942. Complete restoration of an original military jeep. Runs fantastic. Restored by a expert jeep mechanic. Clutch tight, Brakes strong, steering solid, starts every time. Original WO Carb has been rebuilt. WOF Engine, MP Siren, BC659 Radio, Much more. Additional Photos on request. If this ad is up then the vehicle is still available. No low ball offers.”

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1943 GPW Peoria, AZ **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $20,000.

The jeep doesn’t start at the moment.

“1943 Ford GPW. This jeep was completely restored (by my Grandfather), frame off, down to every nut and bolt in the 1990s and has been in the garage ever since. converter to 12v. Has a canvas top. Has some minor blemishes and a few minor spots of rust that has occurred post resort. The jeep was last driven about 2 years ago, without any driving issues or mechanical issues. The jeep has about 25 miles in the last 7 years, zero in the last 2 years. The jeep currently doesn’t want to start (engine cranks), not sure if its just gas or other. feel free to email or text any questions and i will do my best to answer.”

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1943 GPW Enterprise, AL $24,000


Boone’s got this nice looking GPW for sale.

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“1943 Ford GPW. SN 102820 3-16-1943
This jeep originally came from a farm in southern Missouri. The previous owner had it for many years, and he used it as a farm jeep. It was in rough shape, and it was missing a lot of parts. I bought it from him and slowly began to make some progress, it was a continuous project for about 8 years. I ended up having to replace the tub with a late ’42 tub. The front floor, fuel tank sump, and hat channels were all replaced.

I ended up taking the very long and costly road for a restoration; starting with a basic shell of a project and tracking down all the pieces to complete it. The vast majority of the parts are original GPW NOS or take-off parts, but there are some reproductions in the mix. The vast majority of mounting hardware are also original script bolts/nuts/washers.

Everything on this jeep functions, it was a frame off restoration. It is 6 volts and all lighting works as it should, the transmission/transfer case shift like they should, and the engine runs very smoothly. Brakes are adjusted, and they do not grab or pull. Continue reading

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1942 GPW Camas, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,000.

Seller includes some extra engines.

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“Serial # 9719, This is a very early production Ford script WWII jeep in excellent running condition. This is a complete frame-off restoration with period correct components that is parade or show ready (GPW judging standards referranced during restoration); excellent vehicle for the serious military vehicle collector.

Many original parts and only top quality reproduction parts were used (mostly from RFJP). It has a rebuilt period correct Ford engine (serial # GPW- 6050) and all engine components completely restored, new WeeBee Webbing top and canvas, Vintage Wiring of Main electrical harness, running original 6-volt system with highest quality authentic Willard battery, 5 combat rims and military tread NDT tires, all new brake lines, rebuilt Ford T-84 transmission.
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1945 GPW Sugarland, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

I don’t see this one lasting long.





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1943 GPW Edison, NJ $21,000


I can’t tell if this has combat rims or not.

“I am selling my beautiful restored 1943 WW2 Military Jeep. Run and drive great. Lots of F marked Parts. Great for parades, reenactments, car shows etc. Original Ford GPW Frame and body.”

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1945 GPW Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,500.

Owned by the same family since 1946.

“Super original WW2 US Army Jeep that has been owned by the same family since released from the government in 1946. The original owner used it on his ranch, after he passed away it was stored for the past 25 years in the garage. Fresh out of retirement, the engine has been rebuilt along with a new wiring harness, rebuilt radiator, completely rebuilt braking system, new exhaust system, new gas tank, new battery, new clutch, front seat cushions, new Firestone military tires and tubes with the original combat wheels. The transmission functions well and shifts very smoothly. I don’t think it would be possible to find a more original and well running and driving Jeep.”

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1942 GPW Ocnomowoc, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $21,000

“Selling a restored WWII 1942 Jeep GPW (Ford). Starts and runs perfectly. Repro Ford script tub on original GPW frame, less than 300 miles on professionally rebuilt GPW engine assembly with F script cylinder head. GPW marked transmission with F script top cover. Early GPW bell housing, GPW/Ford marked transfer case and axels. Most small parts correct. Original WWII combat rims with new tires, tubes and flaps. New 6v battery, rebuilt generator and regulator. New GPW marked radiator, coolant is waterless Evans anti-freeze so cooling system will not rust. Repro M31C pedestal mount, original M48 dash mount with 2 cradles. Comes with canvas top, other canvas accessories and a Beechwood heavy vinyl Jeep cover. Can send more pics upon request”

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1944 Willys New Rochelle, NY $21,500


UPDATE: Seller describes this as a GPW, but it’s a Willys (thanks guys).

Does not include the rifle. It might need some paint touch ups.

“1944 jeep GPW Ford
Nice restored jeep.
Original frame and drivetrain,except motor,motor is Willys .
Everything rebuilt and in proper working order.
Original body heavily corroded so a replacement bucket was sourced from a military surplus in New York .
Comes as seen in pics Less the rifle.
Comes with manuals and receipts for work done.
Jeep has 100 miles or less on restoration.
Only used for car shows.
Frame was etch primed during restoration.
Military green topcoat is a little flaky in a few spots so a little touch up will be needed,spray can work.”

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1943 GPW Yucca Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

Could be a good price, but doesn’t start at the moment.

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“I am selling a 1943 GPW Ford Jeep that has been in a dry storage for 5 years and doesn’t start at this time from sitting and the carburetor probably needs rebuilding. Engine and transmission have less than 1K miles on them since they were rebuilt in the late 1990’s. It has a new wiring harness, the rear drive shaft has been replaced, all U joints replaced and brake system has been rebuilt.

The tires are in good shape and not flat, the Jeep has the original combat rims, fuel tank was replaced when the engine was rebuilt. It is equipped with original accessories and everything in the photos are included, no other spare parts are available. It does have the elusive “F” marked pintle hook. 99% of the parts are “F” marked. It is not currently registered at this time so it will need to be trailed home and the title is clean. $10,000 FIRM and I will only accept CASH.”


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1945 GPW Milford, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $19,500.

For the price it ought to have combat rims. The windshield has worn a spot on the cowl. Given the alternator, it seems to be 12 volt.

“All original, off the frame restoration. Very nice. Call for details.”

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1945 GPW Snohomish, WA $14,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/25/2017) “1945 FORD GPW

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1942 GPW Greenville, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $15,500.

All proceeds from the sale of this jeep will go to a military history museum. Maybe it is related to this new history museum? Unfortunately, the GPW has some changes, including a VEC windshield, altered wiring, extra braces on the bumper, incorrect bumper, missing hood latch, and probably some filler on the passenger side behind the step.The glove box is also “missing”.  I’d look this one over carefully.

“Original body that has the Ford script stamped on rear panel. Serial #28563 (manufactured in May or June of 1942). 6-volt electrical system. 13 gallon tank capacity. Front headlights pivot upwards for airfield use. Tool compartments above each rear wheel (both have rust damage). Flat fenders, Gerry can and spare tire mounted on rear, pioneer tools mounted on drivers side. Jeep has been partially restored. The transmission was rebuilt 2 years ago an windshield has been replaced. Canvas seats are in excellent condition. The glove box is missing and some non-original holes in dash. A trailer is also available to go with the Jeep for an additional $750. The Jeep was a show stopper in a recent Armed Forces parade. The Jeep is currently on display in a Military History Museum and has not been run for approximately 5 months, however it ran great before putting it in the Museum. All proceeds for the sale of the Jeep will go to the Military History Museum.”


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1944 GPW Santa Rosa, CA $32,000


This award winning jeep includes an Odograph. You can see more photos of the Odograph here.

“1944 Ford GPW
Fully restored as a “Forward Reconnaissance” Vehicle. Early GPS system called,” Odograph”. It’s fully operational and known to be very rare.
This vehicle is for the serious collector.
First place winner at the National Military Vehicle Convention in Portland Oregon.
Less than 100 miles on the odometer.
Kept in good working order and trailered to most events.”






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1943 GPW Janesville, CA $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000. 

Looks like a good price.

“This 1943 GPW is in good condition and runs just as well. It drives at top speeds of roughly 55mph 3 speed transmission and the original flat 4 engine that has been modified to a 12v system. This is a fun jeep to own and drive.”

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1942 GPW Sarasota, FL **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $20,000

Here’s an early GPW.

“WWII 1942 GPW jeep Ford Script. #10100 frame, engine and data plate all matching number. Replacement body but original body with it. Many original “F” marked parts. Meticulously restored by master builder and parade ready. This was the owner’s “keeper jeep” before he passed away. Has gun mount and clear Florida title. More photos on request.”





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1945 GPW Rolling Prairie, IN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Appears in good shape.

“This 1945 Army Jeep with Willys trailer was meticulously restored by my uncle Erv.

From what I remember, he did a ground up restoration in the 1990’s and paid attention to detail. I do know he added and electric fuel pump a few years ago.

Erv was a mechanic in the army in the late 1950’s and always love military vehicles, this jeep was his pride and joy. I don’t think he ever missed a Memorial Day & Fourth of July day parade with it.


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1943 GPW w/Trailer Cazadero, CA **SOLD**

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Nice combo.

“1943 GTW FORD JEEP – solid body, runs good, bantam trailer and some extra parts”

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1943 GPW w/ Trailers Midland, TX **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $45,000.

Tie downs might not be necessary, but I’d advise them!

“WWII Jeep manufactured by Ford Motor Company. Delivery date 10-26-1943. I am the third owner of this jeep. Completely restored. Includes a non-functioning M1919A4 machine gun and mount. I have owned the jeep for around 15 years. Previous owner was a WWII vet, a member of the 101st Airborne 506th and jumped on D-Day. The jeep also comes with a custom trailer especially built to haul this jeep. No tie downs necessary. Fits like a glove. Also for sale with the jeep is a completely restored Bantam T3 trailer delivered 10-2-1942. All three are kept in a climate controlled garage. Asking price for everything is $50,000 OBO.”

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