GPW (Ford MB) Research Archives

GPW (Ford MB)

To Top

1942 GPW Oregon City, OR $8500


Doesn’t run. Seller will not ship.

“** WWII jeep ** FOR SALE — restorable / not running
1942 Ford GPW
GREAT body tub — very little rust or damage
All 3 data plates
Willys MB engine — turns over by hand
Combat rims (quantity 5)
All 3 seats — rear seat is “F” marked and has tire pump bracket
Engine hand crank present (cost to replace: $75)
Fuel can (jerry can) bracket and straps
Spare tire mounting bracket (3 stud-style) and lower support bracket
No top bows
GPW cylinder head and WWII pintle hitch included with purchase
This is NOT a slat grille or script jeep
EXCELLENT RESTORABLE CONDITION — very complete; most of the small pieces that are usually missing are present — your restoration costs will be that much less

Local pick up only”





To Top

1944 GPW Robertsville, MO eBay


Runs and drives. Has some floor patches.

“1944 Ford gpw military jeep. The jeep runs and drives good, It has 4 new military tires on 4 original combat wheels. It is a gpw motor. The fuel tank is original and has been taken out and professionally redone. I believe the top is also original to the jeep. All the lights work 4 wheel drive works and brakes are good too. It still has the wood in the hat channels but they are rusted. Windsheild is extremely nice. The motor is still 6 volt and is original. It has rust where tool indentions are(see pics). The starter is not that old. It does have a heater but they cut a small hole in the dash to do it though, not to bad of a fix. It has a clear Missouri title.”

View all the information on eBay





To Top

Year? GPW Brockport, NY eBay


Seller knows very little about this GPW.

“This listing is for another one from the ” Someday Collection ” My boss bought this as a running driving vehicle about 15 years ago parked it inside and basically forgot about it. Drove it a few times the first year or 2 but it has sat since then. Jeep was bought from George Moore Truck & Equipment in Keeseville NY you can find them on the internet ( ) It was a restored jeep at some point before my boss bought it. I believe this is a World War II Willys Jeep. I couldn’t find a frame tag on it but it looks like the front frame horn on each side had extra metal welded into them. There is some loose paint on the body mostly on the right side. There has been body work done to it when it was restored all those years ago but still presents well in my opinion. Ran fine when parked drove fine too. We pulled it out for photos and will have it running and driving and ready for pick up. Here’s a great opportunity to breathe some new life into an old piece of American History. Great for parades displays etc. Not sure of the year or how to positively ID anything on it but I will do my best to answer any questions”

View all the information on eBay


To Top

1945 GPW Oroville, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/16/2014) The dash on this is customized flattie is unusual.

“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.

More Customizations:
Fully Fabricated Front Bumper Air Tank
Removable Cooler Rack (Was Originally Assembled to be permanent)”






To Top

1942 GPW Albany, OR $400


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/28/2014) Maybe some value here?

“This is a project. It is not a minor project. You want it or you don’t. It will be a labor of love. You can see there is rust. What you see is what you get. Sorry couldn’t get the passenger side. Can be shown after 6 pm. Call or text. 400 firm. Will not part. All or nothing.”




To Top

CJ-2A, GPW and more Chino Valley, AZ


I remember seeing these sitting in a field in Chino Valley, AZ

1952 CJ3A half cab with parts jeep, 1968 jeep commando half cab, v6, auto, 1944 ford jeep. Please call for more info. I have ptos, overdrives, axles and transmissions–all older jeep parts. Willys m38 artic top. I have too many projects, lets talk.”


To Top

1942 GPW Rotterdam, NY Make Offer


UPDATE: Still Available

(09/12/2014) Looks solid.

“This military ford jeep is just what it says!
All numbers throughout vehicle match, this is 1 of 1000 made. (not number 1).
The photos speak for themselves.
There is also a canvas top, attaches to windshield and rear of the jeep not shown, But is like new.
We are currently accepting offers on this nice old restored original piece of memorabilia.
This jeep was purchased for $12,500. in 2000.
Best offer over $15000.
Reply via email with contact information with any questions, or to schedule and appointment to see it.”


To Top

1945? GPW Newnan, GA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

It’s listed as a 1950 (no model) and a 1945 C2. Looks more like a MB.

I have for sale a 1950 willys jeep. It is originally from California so it has no rust what so ever it has a Buick crate v6 like the motor that would go into a cj5 and a turbo 350 transmission with the original twin stick transfercase. All suspension is original . Very good driving jeep you can drive it down the interstate no problem.”

1950-cj3a-newnan-ga1 1950-cj3a-newnan-ga2

To Top

1942 GPW from the 51st Defense Battalion Rescued


From this:

To this:

This 1942 GPW was listed for $500 in May of 2012 in Azusa, California. It was quickly purchased and sent to England where Chris got a hold of it and transformed it back into an original looking GPW. An antiques dealer in old garden classics, he seems to know a few things about old jeeps, too. He’s forwarded some photos so we can see the before and after pics.

Chris was wondering if anyone was familiar with the 51st Defense Battalion? I found this link and this link, but if anyone has additional information, he’d like to know more.

Here is the original ad:
“$500 OBF
This is a Ford produced version of the Willys MB “Jeep”
Forced to Sell. Neighborhood Association says it can no longer stay parked under our carport.
No current tags. It’s been on a CA DMV NON OP since the 90s.
Body in fairly good shape. Looks like it was never repainted. Military marking on left side of body:
51st D.B.
Not Running. Missing starter. Bad Water pump.
Has tow bar.”

Original Pics from the Ad:

Post restoration pics:

1942-gpw-chris2 1942-gpw-chris1

To Top

1944 GPW Boise, ID $1200


This is a GPW tub, but is missing the glove box?

This is 1944 Jeep from World War II made by Ford. In the pictures its the one that is green (red one sold long ago) It has the original drivetrain but engine is sold, sorry. Trans is WW2 T84 trans and Ford Transfer case. Axles and steering are original. Windshield, bumperettes and many other parts are present. it’s a project that needs restoration. Transmission case is usable but needs a rebuild. Seats are not original to the jeep. Front frame horns will need repair. have aftermarket parts like bumper, fuel tank sump, hat channels etc that will go with it for free. Have an extra tub for parts. This jeep looks good in pictures but lots of bondo was used by someone. Lots of small misc parts and canvas for seats will go with this. Have bill of sale only. Frame serial number confirmed is 198348. Data plates are missing. Would consider parting it out. Bill of sale from me and previous owner. have not taken the time to get a title. If this add is up then its available.”

1944-gpw-boise-id-42 1944-gpw-boise-id-43 1944-gpw-boise-id-44

To Top

1942 GPW Santa Rosa, CA $8500


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/24/2014) It’s got a few mods, but appears solid.

1942-gpw-santarosa-ca31 1942-gpw-santarosa-ca32 1942-gpw-santarosa-ca33

1942 Ford GPW WW2 Jeep aka “Script” 
Asking $8,500 
We don’t need to go into the history of Jeeps in order to enlighten you on how rare these models are. This is for the individual who knows what this is and is wanting to not have to spend over $20k to get a good one.

Continue reading

To Top

1943 GPW Rosendale, WI $11,000


UPDATE: Still Available

(07/15/2014) I don’t think this runs.

Real piece of history, a real 1943 GPW(Ford) WWII Military jeep RARE barn find. Non working (prop) 50 cal machine gun was added. Engine was loose two years ago now set. All original tags and number on body and frame looks to be all there. Body does have some rust (frame is solid) and body does have some metal patch work, but for the year looks to be a solid and is useable. Starting out $11,000.00 OBO The old timer wisconsin farmer that I bought it from could not find the title for this one because he had it on the farm for so many years. But in Wisconsin you can get a title (not a big deal) I can even help with that, if you have never done it before. I was going to fix this one up for my father (old military vet) but he has since pasted away.
Contact me over email and I can get back to you, I am not looking for tire kickers or deal lookers, I don’t need to sell. I have picked up two other parts GPW that I brought back and need to restore for myself so I will sell this one so I can focus on the other. I put on description clean title because it is not being sold for a parts vehicle and owner can get a title because it is a original WWII jeep and all original tags and or ID numbers are there on body and frame. It is not a Willys jeep but a real Ford WWII GPW JEEP but Willys was put on this heading for any jeep lovers not knowing the history of the first real military jeeps”

1943-gpw-rosendale-wi1 1943-gpw-rosendale-wi2

To Top

1944 GPW Paradise Valley, AZ $4900


UPDATE: Still Available

“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.”

1944-gpw-paradisevalley-az1 1944-gpw-paradisevalley-az2