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1942 GPW Bozeman, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4250.

This has an f-head. It also has some later model Free-Lock hubs.

“1942 ford GPW jeep runs good has some rust. These are pretty hard to find. Clean title $4250 obo”

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Year? GPW La Grande, OR $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2021) Has some bondo and a funky paint job, but runs.

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“1946 Ford GPW. This flat fender is a World War 2 production jeep that was license in 1946, it was produced during the war

Comes with original L-134 block engine, a new T-84 transmission, original D-18 transfer case, and original axles.  All fluids have been change and wiring has been upgraded to 12-volt to include a new Fuse box.

New carburetor, new distributor and much more.

Jeep runs good and drives good for something made to storm the beaches of Normandy.  New clutch and linkage, brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, lines and brake shoes.

Jeep has a newer Best top cover with doors.  Seats are new and canvas is era specific.”

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1944 GPW Vancouver, WA $3000


Unclear how much value is here. Lots of mods.

“1944 Ford built Willie’s jeep (GPW). Has a running 289 V8 (last ran 2 years ago). Needs transmission/ transfer case installed. Parts included. Not sure what they came off of will probably need some mods. Needs driveline. Will include pto and winch. Clear Washington title in my name $3000 will update ad”





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1942 GPW Jackson, CA $4800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(07/02/2018) This might have a set of Watson hubs.

(from previous ad) … “Great Fun! Has been in the family over 40 years. It runs, has full roll bar, front and back towing. 2 sets of tires and rims. It has been kept in storage. My father told me it was a 4 cylinder plymouth engine. It is a 4 wheel 3 speed. It has very low mileage. Enjoyable as it is or easily made to look like new. No cracks in the windshield. The original serial numbers are on the under carriage with the 5 pointed star at the beginning and end of the sequence. It has a clear title and has been put on non-op as I cannot drive it anymore because of numerous back surgeries. I will miss it. I learned to drive on it when I was 9 years old. I hope to find it a good home. Some seal are dry and need greasing. You can make an appt to see it. Contact me through my email.”

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Year? GPW Hope, WA $2000


Seems a good price. It looks later than 41.

“I have a used 1941 Jeep Willys for sale. Cash Sale only. No title. Sold AS IS
• Project vehicle or parts
• Complete Body/Frame/Engine/Trans/Transfer Case/ Drive shafts and Differentials
• Very rare and iconic vehicle
• Does Not Run
• Flat Head L-134 4 Cylinder
• 4 X 4”

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1945 GPW Lyons, OR $15,000


The engine block might be original, but it has a variety of later parts on it.

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“1945 Willies Jeep
Military Grade
Original 4 Cylinder Motor – VINs match
Original 6 volt system
Rust Free
Canvas Top
Canvas Seats
Runs and drives well”

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1942 GPW Snohomish, WA $6000


This may be a GPW, as I think I see a GPW crossmember on it. The engine has a CJ head and a later oil filter bracket, so it appears not to be the completely original engine.

“1942 willys jeep original engine and trans runs and drives good
needs some tlc or what ever yo want to its all there
have complete suspension up grade diffs springs etc
to many projects”

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1943 GPW Redwood City, CA $20,000


Looks solid.

“Frame off restoration, front and rear axles overhauled, new brakes, transmission and transfer case overhauled, new drive lines, new tires, engine overhauled, new uph/ seat frames, new cloth top with bows, painted army green simulator gloss, new combat wheels, and ax and shovel, 80 % original, 12 volt conversion, power brake booster, new radiator, over dry and new gas tank”

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1945 GPW Early APU … Parts Available

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UPDATE: As of July 13, 2021, this GPW APU is now in Stefan’s hands in Germany. As you can see, by the time he acquired it parts had already been removed (see original post from 2017 at the bottom of this post). He does not want the APU parts. I figured it is a long shot, but that I would check to see if anyone had an interest in the APU-related parts (some are O.E. Szekely); Stefan is willing to part with them.  Comment below if interested or email me at and I’ll connect you with Stefan.

Here’s how the jeep looked prior to pulling the parts:

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Here are the parts related to the PTO:

PTO APU Cover:


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1942 GPW Smithfield, VA **Sold**


UPDATe: **Sold** Was $1500.

Pics are kind of small.

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“Serial number 818XX
Frame and data plate serial number on glove box match
Clear VA Title
CJ2A engine-turns
T84 Transmission, shifter stuck
Left frame rail rusted through in one place
Driver seat F script stamped
Body panels are riveted panels, not original
Tub has extreme rust
Missing inner windshield
Missing tailgate
Drivetrain appears complete.
Rolls, steers. Located in Smithfield, VA.”

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1943 GPW Pollock Pines, CA $6400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6400

(05/28/2021) Lots of updates to this GPW.

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“1946 Ford Jeep Willy’s cj2a body on a 1943 military jeep frame. Motor is a 231 Buick v6 oddfire with turbo 350 3 speed transmission. Brand new spartan locker in rear dana 44. Dana 27 in the front needs front driveline. on 35′ BFG goodrich mud terrain tires with good tread. Bucket seats, power steering. Fresh rebuilt dana 18 transfer case. Has wench up front needs to be hooked up. Roll cage bar extended to back and front floor. Some what new full soft top built buy best top.

Brakes aren’t the best but have power brake system that can be installed with vacuum assistance. Also have 15 gallon gas tank that can be installed into back floor or on top of floor. This is still a project and has come a long ways. I no longer have the time to continue this project. I don’t really want to sell it but I believe its time. Runs really well and gets more looks and question then anything Ive ever owned. Currently registered. I have the pink slip. $7,400 obo”

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1944 GPW Hutchinson, KS **SOLD**


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

Not perfect, but looks to be a solid GPW.

“This is a Parade ready 1944 Ford GPW Jeep. It has a rebuilt transmission, a new water pump, and new rear brakes. It has also been changed over to 12 volt with an alternator. It has a Kansas Title in my name, and starts and drives great. The Jeeps Vin # is 173577.”

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GPW and Other Parts Paso Robles, CA $2500


Lacks a drive train.

“I have a mostly complete gpw jeep. It has a m38 rolling frame, gpw frame, gpw body, front fenders, cj2a hood, grill, and partial front seats.”

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1942 GPW Upper Marlboro, MD $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2021) Has an F-head.

“1942 Willys GP43 jeep. Military jeep from WWII. Vin plate dates 9-11-42. New carb. Electronic IGN. Hurricane 4 cyl. Manual with working 4wd. Needs seats. Steering column and box rebuilt. Brakes need to be checked. Runs but hasn’t been driven in a while.”

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1950? Custom Jeep Brimfield, MA $2430


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2020) Here’s a utilitarian rig.

“50’s military Jeep converted to a plow rig and grader. Has power up and down grader blade on rear of Jeep. Plow on front , hydraulic up and down. No turn pistons on at the moment but the lines are there to install. Plowed twice with Jeep. It’s a beast. Took in trade. The guy I traded with said he noticed a clicking noise in front end. Removed cover and said one tooth missing from ring gear. I haven’t been into it to see what is going on. I plowed with it in 4×4 and it was fine. Needs 4 glow plugs installed which I have. It’s a diesel. Motor is a 4 cylinder Ford Has a roll cage. Cool rig for a camp or farm. Well built. Firm on price. Thanks for looking. Runs excellent. Has small fuel leak on very top of injector pump. O-ring on top shaft. Easy fix for someone who is mechanical. I have a plow truck. Just don’t need this. Come check it out.4 new tires. Will consider a trade for a decent quad with plow”


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1941/2? MB/GPW? and Mail Jeep Forks, WA $2100


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/28/2021) No pics provided. Unclear what’s all here. Obviously, the seller struggles with writing. Seller does not include a p# to call.

“1941 or42 willys witg willys 4 cylerndee motor. and paik jeep for parts possible. aome cancar some corrusion. welded top. think its from alaska. been setting or swveeal yeara. no pics ar thua time. call for apointment.”


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1943 GPW Powder Springs, GA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2021) It’s rusty, but there still may be some useful parts (whether it is $4000 of useful parts is less clear).

“War hero. serial number starts with 20 followed by a 2 or 3 . the rest is not legible. that means it is a early 43. Very Rusty. Needs tub pans front and back. Missing back seat and front seats are toast. As the pictures show it has a lot of original ww2 stuff on it. If you don’t know what this is, then please don’t ask a lot of questions. If you aren’t somebody who builds these then you should look for less of a project. Pictures are clear. It rolls.”

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Year? GPW Kennewick, WA $1100


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1100.

(04/28/2021) It’s supposed to include four combat rims, so there may be value here.

“WW2 Jeep rough, disassembled, modified, fairly complete, no title. Bill of sale only. I was told it’s a Ford GPW, but may be a Willys. Frame is boxed and reinforced for 289 Ford V8 engine transplant. 289 is included, condition unknown, plus adapter to Jeep transmission. A WW2 Jeep expert told me the axles, transmission, and transfer case are postwar. But, has 4 original combat rims. Dash and firewall have many non-stock holes. One seat only. Includes top bows, windshield, diamond plate running boards, most of the gauges. I have boxes of parts that go with it. Great project Jeep: I don’t have time and need the space. I got this from the high school friend of the guy who modified it, and he said it was a holy terror for burning rubber.”

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1942 GPW Olathe, KS $6000


It’s had some body mods/repairs.

“Selling my October 1942 Ford GPW. Bought it about a year ago as a non-running project, but have decided it’s a bigger project than I want to take on and don’t have the space to store it long term. Additional parts including a January ’43 tub are included. $6,000 firm”

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1942 GPW Kansas City, MO $6000


Jim’s selling this October 1942 GPW project. Contact him at jim @ (remove spaces around the @ before emailing) with any questions.

“Selling my October 1942 Ford GPW non-running project Jeep.  Previous owner had sheeted the sides and had moved the gas tank to a unit attached to the back (which I removed).  Clear title and extra parts including a January ‘43 tub.  Kansas City area.  $6,000 firm.  More pics and info available upon request.”

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1944 GPW Damascus, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(04/14/2021) I don’t recognize the winch.

“Selling a 1944 Ford Jeep GPW with Good Bones, not rusted and has been garaged for 30+ years.
Runs and drives well with a good running Chevy 283 small block V8
Original GPW 7000 Transmission—3 Speed Manual With Low
Tow Bar makes it towable behind a truck or RV
Curb weight 2315 LBS”

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1942 MB? Southborough, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE:* *SOLD** Was $14,999. The has been available for several years.

(06/04/2017) Looks parade ready. No description provided.

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1945 MB & 1944 GPW Randolph, VT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“‘1945 Willy MB…WW2 Jeep…Parts or project Jeep…Body rough…no motor/tranny…no title”

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1942 GPW Stevens County, WA $9500


Has a variety of updates.

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“really neat older build .42 ford looks like willies jeep has bf good wrench 275 hp add aluminum intake 4bbl electric ignition and headers i figure about 300 havent dyno ?no jerry cans has custon back seat gas tank has wipers heater tilt wheel im6ft 240 and drive it dont see much bigger than me enjoying it.has winch locking hubs all lights it has a gernorator not alternator nice blacktop roll bar the plasticwindows in top need replaced have gotten old and cracked out was quoted 825 to repair top,has locking hubs a stereo needs replaced bounced to death lol.

is registered to me but havent tabbed it in two years but start it religously and do a lap around property to keep everything functional am open to offers but need no help selling i will only respond to emails containing telephone numbers and dont do car reports and such will only be shown by appointment no test rides on asphalt you can drive it in dirt i drive it on street for i can bust it on command,previous owner/builder said he can get front tires up i dont try (im not as good with a wrench as he was)only trade would be deisel box truck 14 ft to 26 ft box under 100000miles yes ive cash to add if needed.”

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1945 GPW Shipshewana, IN $4500


Nick’s got this roller for sale.

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“*Title is not usable, was filled out but never taken to license bureau* Rolling chassis project Ford GPW. This is an authentic WWII Jeep. Has enough there to be a restoration project, but could also be a restomod.

Paperwork shows it came from Kettering, Ohio in 1980, then went to Indianapolis, IN. In 1994 it was sold at public auction. Has the true GPW frame with square radiator crossmember. The serial number on the title is GPW10723 which puts it at early 1942, but the body number is 208184 which is post 1943. Original drivetrain is missing and both axles are simply housings – no shafts or pinions. Body and frame have their fair share of patches as shown in the photos.”