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1943 GPW Yucca Valley, CA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown** Was $16,000.

I *think* this was a non running jeep that was for sale last year.

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“1943 GPW WW II Jeep
*Authentic, original survivor with matching numbers
*Archives info:
-Army assigned original hood #
-Mfg by Ford, Louisville, Kentucky plant, May 28, 1943
-Shipped out that date by trucking company
-Dec. 1943 the last of GPW’s completely mfg’d in-house by Ford. The only Jeep mfg’d that built entire jeep in-house
*12V conversion with GM internal regulator alternator and custom after-market mounting bracket
*Original wide belt maintained
*Civilian tail lites & turn signals added for safety. Original military tail lites available
*Have complete new set of seat cushions; originals on seats in poor condition
*No back seat available Continue reading

 
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1942 GPW Greenville, SC **SOLD**

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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

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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.”

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/military-jeep/6476579936.html

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1942 GPW Sarasota, FL **Status Unknown**

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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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UPDATE: **SOLD**

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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1944 GPW Paradise Valley, AZ $5990

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UPDATE: Joe-in-Mesa stopped by to see this one and picked up a card with contact info (shown below). 

(11/26/2015) “Jeep 1944 willy made by ford
one of a kind
car is in very good shape, engine rebuild.
world war 2
red color
runs great lift it few inches
manual original gear shifting
buick skylart engine v6
new tires
great car
new gas pump, tune up done 2month ago.
new gas filter.
runs great
will trade for convertible.”

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1942 GPW w/ Trailer Tonasket, WA $17,995

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Includes a 1967 M-416 trailer.

“Jeep Frame SN 78297*
Jeep Engine Block SN: 78297*

1942 GWP Jeep: All basic running gear original (frame, steering, engine, transmission, differential); overhauled w/ only 710 miles since overhaul. 1942 Okanogan County WA license plates. Clear title. Steering gear very tight. 6-volt electrical system, all lights work normally. Canvas top in excellent condition. New (non-original) tub in excellent condition. Tires like new. No rust on body, paint in very good condition. Rifle rack on front dash.

2W, m416 Quarter ton cargo trailer, delivery date 1967. VIN 3306. New gloss olive drab paint. No rust on body. Tires like new. Trailer body has some dings and dents.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm536/adm536.html

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1945 GPW Santa Rosa, CA $19,750

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Mark listed this over at warjeeps.com.

Original body
Restored by Classic Military Automotive in 2013
Re-built to be driven. 12-Volt system with GM-1 wire alternator.
CJ Wheels for better balance
All canvas including top.
Tip-top shape”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm464/adm464.html

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1945 GPW Zionsville, IN $17,500

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Jim’s selling this 1945 GPW. You can learn more at the G503 page or on Facebook.

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“For Sale GPW 274701 USA 20747869S
Dutch Army Surplus GPW
Frame/data plate numbers matching, engine block MB 485255. GPW head and Purolator filter canister.
Transmission and transfer case appears original to this GPW. Body
Body has not been off, many “F” marked parts and bolts.
Excellent running JEEP.
Purchased from California after being stored for many years.Bellcrank Repair Kit
Front eyelet springs replaced (2)
Reproduction gussets, bumper and bumper wood Insert. Gussets attached with Brent Mullins rivet screws.
Fuel pump rebuild
Fuel tank professionally rebuilt and lined
Rebuilt carburetor
Air filter dry element (Richard Sanders kit)
NOS door straps
Re-cored radiator
Radiator felt

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1944 GPW Lawton, KS $15,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

(05/07/2017) Needs some exhaust work.

“I am selling a near complete restored 1944 Ford GPW Army Jeep from WW2. The vehicle has a recently rebuilt Go-Devil Engine, carburetor, and radiator. A truly accurate restoration with the only modification being the 12 volt battery conversion. The comes with many original items such as a canvas summer top, first aid kit, axe, fuel can, and more. The vehicle still needs the some minor work on the exhaust which causes the fuel pressure to drop and cannot drive far until this final problem is resolved, however the vehicle idles perfectly and can be driven onto a trailer.”

https://lawton.craigslist.org/cto/6168791328.html

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1942 GPW Bellevue, WA $22,000

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Mark posted this at warjeeps.com.

“For the past 50+ years it has been driven roughly 30-50 miles per year. It was owned by a former board member of the Reno Air Show and was trailered from Reno to the event and only used to drive around the grounds of the show. Still has the original stickers from the air shows on the front wind shield. Recently had service done on the brakes, oil, etc.

Most likely one of the cleanest non-show car 75 year old vehicles you will see. Recently we did $1400.00 worth of maintenance. Runs great. Would like to find it a nice home.”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm305/adm305.html

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1944 GPW Orlando, FL $20,000

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Looks solid from the one pic.

“1944 Ford GPW. Jeep older complete restoration, runs perfectly. Garage stored”

https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/6144247077.html

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1944 GPW Jacksonville, FL $13,000

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Not restored to complete original, but sure looks good.

“1944 Ford GPW military jeep. Not original, but correct engine, rebuilt with hardened valve seats to run unleaded gas. Lots of new parts, wiring harness, gas tank, starter, clutch, brakes, etc. Frame powder coated, correct paint on body. Runs and stops great. Transmission has issues, leaks and sometimes hard to shift from 1st to 2nd, like neutral gate off center???? Lots of extra parts. Kept as original as possible. 13,000.00 OBRO.”

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/6087097955.html

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1944 GPW Jacksonville, FL $13,000

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Looks good. Aren’t those early rims?

“44 GPW. Not original but correct engine, rebuilt with hardened valve seats to run unleaded gas. Lots of new parts, wiring harness, gas tank, starter, clutch, brakes, etc. Frame powder coated, correct paint. Runs and stops great. Transmission has issues, leaks, and sometimes has trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd, like neutral gate off center???? Lots of extra parts.”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm198/adm198.html

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1943 GPW Powell Butte, OR **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7500.

(03/27/2017) “For sale, 1943 Ford built GPW Jeep. All body work is original (Tub, fenders, hood, windshield, grab bars). Mechanically all original (Engine, trans, Transfer case, front and rear dif.) Top is like new. Koenig PTO wench. Runs and drives. This Jeep has been in my Family since 1972 and has been in storage for the last 20 years. Always stored inside. Please, serious buyers only. Cash sale only.”

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1942 GPW Lancaster, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500.

Looks solid.

“1942 GPW, the Ford license-produced Willys MB of WWII. As you can see, this GPW is well-restored but the work is about 13 years old. It has been well-stored and used monthly for re-enactments and living history events. The restoration was frame-off. Engine idles smoothly and maintains 30 lbs oil pressure. The jeep drives very nice. Frame and original data plate match title, but the engine is a later war GPW serial number. There is some minor corrosion around various parts/pieces which is visible in photographs. Mileage is an estimate. There are a number of extra items that come with the jeep, parts and accessories, and we will show those to prospective buyers when meeting.”

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1945 GPW Oroville, CA $5000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(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)”

https://chico.craigslist.org/ctd/6053867346.html

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1944 GPW Rowlett, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,200.

(05/06/2016) The seller’s bucket is overflowing … just not sure why (first sentence of last paragraph.

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“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.”

 
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1943 GPW Waterboro, ME $18,000

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Looks good.

“Have a 1943 ford international army jeep for sale. All original every thing works as it should starts runs and drives. Comes with all ratio equipment and carrying bags. Also has a trailer that will come with it in the sale ..4×4 works shift on the fly high and low..as back in the 40s this rig is a 4 speed manual transmission 1.4it 4 cylinder it’s a small rig will go any where ..just serviced ready to roll..no tire lockers no trades .. Selling for an old friend very rare hard to find..you won’t find one of these in this kind of condition and I know what she is worth thank you..”

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/6017373488.html

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1943 GPW Tulsa, OK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

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 ”

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1942 GPW Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $23500.

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.”

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1943 GPW Princeville, HI $14,000

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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.”

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/kau/cto/5876397324.html

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1943 GPW Rosendale, WI $20,250

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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”

http://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/5878942280.html

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