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1944 GPW Rancho Cucamonga, CA $5500


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500. Andy pointed out that this one had an Esslingen rebuild tag:



“Original 1944 Ford Gpw willys jeep. Needs restore. Has a WWII 1942 Gpw engine. The frame is a 1944 Gpw. parked since 1992 non op. Still has oil and water in the jeep. Had a blown head gasket when parked. Motor turns over by hand easily.”





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1942? Flattie Tacoma, WA $1000


It’s got rear floaters. It just might have an MB/GPW chassis. Looks to have a replacement body.

“Too many projects too little time. Include second grill, and set of fenders. I believe the owner before me started restoring and didn’t get far. From what I can tell new front and rear axles. I have signed not transferred title in hand. It’s at my business but is personally for sale. Obviously some rust but most are just light surface, to my knowledge the pan is in good shape.
There is a 4 cylinder engine under the hood – but not running.’

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1944 GPW Boise, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,900.

Could use some more photo from additional angles.



“This is a 1944 GPW Ford made WW2 Jeep with clean title. I fully rebuilt this jeep in 2012 with a frame off restoration.

The engine, clutch and transmission have been professionally rebuilt. 4×4 works perfectly. I have over 400 documented hours into the restoration, and I’ve spent 1/3 more than the asking price. its had over 1200 trouble free miles since its restoration.
This restoration uses the original tub, frame, parts and sheet metal. Reproduction parts have been kept to a minimum but include hat channels and a little sheet metal. It has all of the original Ford WW2 engine and drivetrain, axles, driveshafts, etc.
The good: runs and drives great, new Vintage Wiring of Maine correct looking wiring harness, new brakes and master cylinder, and new tires. It has reproduction data plates. Has reproduction WW2 combat wheels including spare. Has a WW2 fuel can and water bag, included.
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1943 GPW Los Angeles, CA $5600


Has potential. Engine doesn’t look original

“WWII Jeep with an original four cylinder flathead engine that runs. Has been sitting and needs some restoration, needs work before being fit for the road.’



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1945 GPW Early APU

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Nick spotted this very interesting early APU conversion of a GPW by O.E. Szekely that is for sale at D&L Bensinger.

Nick, who’s become very knowledgeable on the APU jeep, noted that the GPW was “converted to an APU in 1947. To date, this is the only Line Maintenance GPW survivor. This specific model is “B” and the generator outputs 28.5 DC volts for starting jet aircraft. These retrofitted Jeeps served as prototype models to the later 2A/3A’s. Nearly all the equipment is present. The only part I can see is missing from the photos is the wire reel. Notice how the governor system appears to be under the carburetor, and the hood is modified above it.”

Here’s the ad info: “This is a late war GPW. Vehicle hasn’t been run for over 10 years. Body is rusted. Has one rear axle shaft broken. This jeep came from Omsted AFB in Harrisburg, PA which closed in 1969. It was modified in Philadelphia with Flight Line Maintenance Generator Set. In 30 years of jeep collecting, I’ve never seen another jeep with this equipment. GPW still shows yellow paint inside and a radio mike on the shop-made aluminum half cab. The cable reel to aircraft is missing as are some other parts of the kit. This is a great project for someone who wants an air field jeep.”

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1943 GPW Tulsa, OK **SOLD**


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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Year? GPW/MB Huntsville, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

The seller guessed that this a Willys MA, but he was quickly educated by some folks on Facebook.

“This one is pretty much original and completely untouched. You will never find this Jeep again!
The newer seats are not installed just sitting in the body. Original seats are in there, but tore up. Please, Do not text or email if you are not interested in purchasing”

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1942 GPW Albany, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,000.

(10/23/2014) “Fully restored 1942 Jeep built by Ford. GPW Script Jeep . GPW on a MB frame [ correct ] factory 12 volt. Built March 16, 1942.”


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1945 GPW New Castle, PA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2016) Runs, but has been patched and has some incorrect parts.

“1945 ford jeep. It has a war time head on 4 cylinder not sure when block is from drives and stops 4 wheel drive works good runs good. Tub has been patched up has a Willys hood on it . Price is 4000 obo”

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1942 GPW/CJ Yucapaia, CA $3000


2A body on a GPW chassis. Doesn’t run.

“1942 jeep, made by ford, with cj2a body
non-oped clean california title
225 Buick dauntless odd fire v6 engine
Freshly rebuild t90 3 speed transmission
Dana 18 twin stick transfer case
Warn 25% overdrive, worth $1000 by itself.
Dana 25 closed knuckle front axle
Dana 44 rear axle
Upgraded to 11″ drum brakes
Upgraded Saginaw manual steering box

Jeep currently does not run, all parts to get it running are included just needs lots of love.
Hate to sell but moving out of state with no way to take it with me. $3000obo

I’m tired of all the robo texts, so email me through craig’s list and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.”

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1945 GPW Camarillo, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $3000. **Status Unknown**

Appears to have a GPW crossmember.

“This vintage jeep has been in the family for about 10 years. It ran and drove well before it went into the shop for a new firewall. Was given to step son as a first vehicle, however this is not a good vehicle for a new driver. I can send more pictures or answer additional questions if requested.
Asking $3,000 negotiable (no low-ballers or scammers please) Do not need help selling this vehicle.

The Good:
Custom Fuel tanks fabricated by Roper Fabrication
Brand new Firewall fabricated by Roper Fabrication
327 SBC Engine freshened up all new gaskets and seals
New heads
New Holly carb (CFM unknown)
PSC Power steering
Lots of parts, just needs someone with the time to wrench them together
Tub is in good shape
Vintage WWII era 1945 (has ammo storage containers and re-enforced floor for machine gun mount)

The bad:
Needs repainting
No wiring, requires all electrical installation
May need new driveshafts, have the originals, but new ones would be better
Has not run in about 3 years”

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1942 GPW Sherman Oaks, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(03/18/2016) Looks like someone moved the front crossmember forward.

“1942 Ford GPW – Willy Jeep
Good body and running gear with no engine. Was set up for a small block Chevy and still has the adapter bell housing installed.”

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1942 GPW Fallon, NV $4000


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Check out that front grille.

“1942 ford gpw jeep. This is a good project jeep. it is 75 years old and shows it. I purchased it as a project, and now need the cash to repair my truck. I repaired the steering and got it to run. It needs lots of tlc. $4000.00 OBO”

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1942 GPW Castle Rock, CO $3700


No pics provided.

“Runs with rebuilt motor but needs fuel system cleaning, overall restoration. Great floors etc.”

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1945 GPW Auburn, CA $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/07/2016) It looks like the tool lids are MB rather than GPW.

“Bought this and did alot to it but alot had already been don. I mainly did the cosmetic restore.. someone else did alot of other mechanical stuff to it.. I bought it from a guy in Washington state. I have Washington title.. easy to swap over..

Get it cheap because I need cash.. these go for upwards of 20k.. I’m selling cheap because I need cash quick.. I just finished my restoring.. it needs to be driven is all.. it has an oil pan leak.. u can see where it’s coming from .. that is all it needs to be just about perfect..

Hurry.. if u want it cheap because I won’t need the cash any longer after the 10th and the price will go up to where it should be after that… ”

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1942 GPW Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**


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 Elk Grove, CA $2450


It’s a roller that needs work. This is also on eBay with a starting bid price of $1950.

“JEEP, 1943 Ford. With Calif title and matching data tags on glove box. What you see is what there is, ask any questions. $2,450.00 OBO or trade for early Jeep parts. I can deliver with-in 400 miles for a fee.”





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1942 GPW Chassis Phoenix, AZ $550


Some additional parts as well. Must take everything.

“Well not a complete GPW. What I have is frame with axles, springs,steering and wheels. Also included is windshield assembly, and front fenders. The frame serial number is 19095. The frame is solid. It has the original F script trans cross member. Half of the machine gun mount has been cut off, has 4″ channel for a front bumper and the front u-shaped cross member has had the front of it removed and replaced with angle iron. You can see in the pictures. Axles are Willys MB and turn fine. The left rear axle shaft is an early scalloped type. Has steering gear box and steering wheel. Brake and clutch pedals and master. T84 F script case. Bell housing, shift tower and working 18 transfer case. Fenders are in decent shape. Windshield has good glass but windshield frame retainer(hinge part of tilt out window) is rusted and will need to be replaced. Wheels are 15″ with dry rot tires that hold air. I do not have any paper work on this but will include a bill of sale. MUST TAKE IT ALL.”


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1945 GPW New Carlisle, PA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/15/2016) Good price on a running GPW.

“1945 ford jeep. I think it has original drivetrain a, flat head 4 cylinder engine”


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1944 GPW Escondido, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(08/29/2016) Could use more pics.

“This is a 1944 military jeep that was built by the Ford motor company,it is ninety percent original and has been converted to 12 volts,it has a willys motor that runs is very lite on rust and I believe it was stored inside for most of its life.vehicle has a clean title and is currently registered.”


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1943 GPW Princeville, HI $14,000


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.”

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1942 GPW Big Island, HI $4000


Looks pretty complete.

“Farm fresh 1942 Jeep Willy’s in running drive able condition. Body is rough but solid great for a restoration or conversion. Jeep was used primarily as a farm rig but again body is solid not rusted out beyond repair a perfect Holiday gift for any Jeep enthusiast or WWII collector. Please contact me via e-mail.”

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1943 GPW Rosendale, WI $20,250


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”

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Year? GPW Pittsburgh, PA $3500


No title.

“1949 Ford GPW/Willys/Jeep
Not sure exactly which it is don’t have a title for it and it has parts from both looking to trade for a pickup truck or jeep any trades considered or $3500 obo”

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1942 GPW Smithville, TX $4500


Runs, needs body work.

“1942 Ford Jeep.
Motor and drive train runs great and drives.
Great Restoration project.
Contact for more details.”

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