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1941? MB? Yucca Valley, CA $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/23/2201) It’s not all all original.

“All original, been sitting for years . Needs TLC”
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1944 GPW Montesano, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

“1944 GPW Jeep With No Body. Has Rolling Frame, Fenders, Grill Hood. T-84 Transmission ,Bell, Transfercase E Brake. L134 Motor ( 641087) made between 45-46, Wheels are 16″, Many Extra. Currently has new shocks,etc. Frame sandblasted and painted professionally, Will not fine a better frame to finish build. Asking $3000.00. No Title, will do bill of sell. Selling because I have newer interests.”

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GPW Tub South Carolina $1000


Includes a hardtop (Koenig?).

“Early Ford GPW Army Jeep tub. Tub is very nice for what it is. Has some rust in the tool pockets, and will need floorboard work. Top and doors from an Early CJ. Had plans to build a hotrod Jeep with it but have other plans now. $1000 for everything.”


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1945 GPW Tub Rosco, NY $300


Maybe someone can save this?

“1945 gpw tub. Message me for details,make a offer pick up only, located in rockland county NY”


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1942 MB/GPW Madras, OR $8500


Custom built rig.

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“Frame is 1942 MB Tub is a 42 GPW Running Gear Ford 2.3 turbo SVO motor, LA2 conversion, smaller turbo that starts to build boost around 1800 rpm T90C transmission (higher 3.34:1 first gear) Dana 20 Twin Stick w/ Terralow 3.15’s Currie Dana 44 front axle with Detroit locker w/disk brakes 4.56 gears Dana 44 full float rear with Detroit locker 4.56 gears Holbrook specialties long leaf springs front/rear for extra articulation Aluminum radiator Corbeau Seats Iditit steering column an custom leather wheel Wilwood master cylinder / brake upgrade Tom Woods Front/Rear Driveshafts”


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1942 GPW Sunnyside, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

‘Could be worth a look. Has some CJ parts, too.

“1942 Ford flat fender 4.3 L V6 fuel injected Runs and drives good  automatic Newer Rancho Springs Has arctic top to go with it”

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1947 CJ-2A/GPW Prague, NE $8000


This has a GPW body.

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“1947 Willys CJ2. I got this 5 years ago and haven’t done much to it. It has a rebuilt carb, new gas lines, new gas tank, tires are a two years old and has a lot of life left, new ignition, added a overfill tank for the radiator, and redone the wiring. All lights work( headlights, tail lights and brake lights). Seat were done before I got it. Rhino lined the floor. Nothing special about the paint. We got it for my youngest son to do car shows. Never been trailered aways drove it to the shows with no problem. 100+ round trip miles. No longer interested in shows and hate to see it just sit. Use it now once a week to go fishing. Comes with a lot of parts don’t know much about them got them when I got the jeep. Title is clean and clear”

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1942 MB? San Antonio, TX $9600


No pics provided.

“Classic 1942 Willys Jeep. Original motor, new tires, great working condition. Included is very nice hunting rack”

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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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