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1942 GPW Shoreline, WA $10,000


This may be in pretty good condition, but the tires look flat. Hasn’t run in twenty-four years.

“Vintage 1942 Ford Jeep in great condition. Hasn’t run since 1992 but all parts there and looking good. Newer top. Price negotiable. You tow or drive out. One owner since they bought it in war surplus. Owner was in Auto rebuilding so was in good condition.”

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1942 GPW Waynesville, TN $3000


Looks like there’s value here.

“VERY RARE 1942 Ford Willy’s 4×4. This (Jeep style) military vehicle was only produced for about 3 months during the war efforts in 1942. You can see in one of the pictures (although it’s not very clear) the Ford stamp on the rear gate. This will have to be a full-off restoration project but with a new battery and a little help, it should run now. It still has the siren on the front right bumper where it was used as an MP vehicle during the war. No title, as they were not titled in those days. It will come with a bill of sale and will have to be bonded to get a tag. DON’T MISS OUT…. THIS VEHICLE IS RARE and according to all the internet sites I have looked at, for it’s year and condition, it is WAY WAY WAY under priced. I should be asking a lot more, but I have my eyes on another toy. Excellent shape for the year. VERY little rust (if any).”

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Year? MB Yakima, WA Make Offer


Listed as a 1946, looks like an MB/GPW.

“I have a 1946 willys jeep for sale. Has fresh rebuild on the ford flathead 4 cylinder in it. Its in rough shape but window frame is strait. Bought as a project but don’t have time to do it. Looking for a new project now. Make offer and willing to trade. Lost title but can get one once sold.”

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1942 GPW Missoula, MT $6800


Has an f-head.

“1942 Willys Ford Script GPW (General Purpose Willys) If you know Willys you know this one is rare and hard to come by! It was only made the first few months of 1942. I’m not an expert but it does have the Willy’s Grill and possibly a Ford stamped Willys frame. The engine is not original but starts and runs perfect. I think it is an early fifties F-head. Starts runs and drives great, 4×4 works and the tires are in Nice condition. Like most Willys 70 plus years old it has had modifications including a fuel cell and selecto hubs. The Body and Frame seem to be original and mostly unmolested. It has a few minor oil leaks but you can drive it down the road today! Clear Montana title in hand. If it were original it would be a $40,000 rig unfortunately those are very hard to come by! I believe the price is fair at $6,800 but will consider serious offers”





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1945 GPW Lincoln, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

Seller honestly describes this as a 20 footer, meaning it has got a few body issues up close, but it runs and drives.

“Up for sale is my little Ford Jeep… It is registered as a 1950 but it is a 1945 with a 46 Willys grill (looks better)
It also has a Ford 2.3 4cyl motor that runs great. This is a great little Jeep. I just mainly used it for running around Twelve Bridges with my family. Out of room now with too many projects. Runs and drives great…top speed around 45-50. Some rust in pass lower fender and some that has been covered over with sheet metal on the driver side floor. It’s a 20 footer. Just a fun little jeep to drive.”

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1942 GPW Atlanta, GA $2500


There appears to be value here.

“For sale is a 1942 Ford GPW military jeep. This one is a restoration project or a very complete parts jeep. The price is a give-away if you’ve kept up with the values of genuine WWII jeeps lately. What you see is what you get. I also have a 1951 M-38 military jeep that has some restoration started. Many other jeeps and parts.”

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1942 GPW Rohnert Park, CA $12,500


Looks like an interesting build.

“Built by papola off-road 350ci 400hp 4 speed, welder, air compressor, power steering, tilt, chrome everywhere, 35’s call for more info way to much to list $12,500 obo or trade”

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1942 GPW Brentwood, CA $3000


Looks like it has good potential.

“1942 Ford GPW modified, needs some work. 68′ 327 Corvette motor that runs good. Needs wiring harness installed. Have all the parts. New polished Edelbrock intake, carb, valve covers. New polished water pump, New chrome headers. Chrome grille. New BFG mud terrain tires. Original body, frame, 3 spd trans and axles, roll cage. Cadillac power steering. Lifted with new front shocks and stabilizer. Was running great prior to wiring failure. 3 sets of seats. Still has original s/n tag welded to frame. Hood has been modified to accommodate the V8. Body in good shape.
Excellent project for someone that has a little time to spend on it. Won’t take much to make her purr again. Have extra parts also. Registered State of Ca. non op”


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1942 GPW SLO, CA $2000


It’s a project.

“Contracted by Willys Overland during WWII, this Ford built relic is dripping with patina and ready for your next project. It has had an F head motor swapped in in place of the original L head.

This Jeep has been sitting for a long time and it will take some work to get it running again, but everything appears to be there. Bill of sale only, but registering it is as simple as a DMV VIN inspection and a brake and lamp inspection at a certified mechanic. Check out the pictures and schedule a time to come take a look at your next Jeep project.”

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2 1942 GPWs Spokane, WA $2900/each


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(05/25/2016) Both are projects.Neither have the correct hubs in back.

“I have two 1942 ford gpw military jeeps.

The green one is a hard to find ford script tub. It has a T90 transmission and a transfer case installed in it and has an L134 engine in the back of it that needs to be installed. It is set up with power brakes and power steering. Its a good solid tub and good project. $3,500

The yellow one has a T90 transmission and an L134 engine installed. None of this jeep has been tested and is being sold as a project as well. $3,500

I am asking $3,500 each and I have a clean title for both. Please email or text any questions”

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1942 GPW Brainerd, MN $4995


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4995.

“For sale 1942 Ford GPW jeep this jeep is started being restored about 15 years ago. About 95% of the parts needed to restore this jeep are included. Not many of these world war two jeeps left to sell these days and this is a very good project for the price. Well I appriciate all the phones and emails for the jeep. Some updates, bad news some corrison caused by the battery leaking on the front floor pan. The mice have made a mess so I need to power wash it out. Good news, it has many new parts including, T-84 tranny, new wiring harness, side handles bumper gussetts, gages, bumper, tub handles, bumperettes, tire mount. Ford marked parts are seats front, hood, fenders, after I wash it I will be able to tell more first come first serve.”

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1942 GPW Spokane, WA $7000


I’ve never seen the bottom tool indent taken all the way back to the wheel well.

“My Step Dad is selling his Ford Jeep he has owned for many years. Ford only made Jeep for 6 years. This vehicle has been very well taken care of and always been maintained. My Mother and Ray are selling everything they own to hit the open road to travel. Vehicle runs great!

1942 Ford Jeep,350 C.I. Motor, ODOM Less then 10,000,Recently invested $11,000 dollars into it for restoration,Sale price $7000.00

**PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS INTERESTS** Will not trade! CASH ONLY! No payments!”

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1945 GPW Beaumont, CA $4700


UPDATE: Still Available.

Has lots of updates.

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“the first Jeep made by Ford. Great project. Brand new Corvette engine. Custom parts brought in from Germany. Must see to appreciate all that has been done. Price is take a trade for firm but I will listen to offers. I may take a trade for a truck.”
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1945 GPW Savannah, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2850.

It’s a project.

“This jeep needs full restoreation, it has motor,trans in it.It is a quarter/ton utility jeep I have a clear tn. title.’

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1944 GPW Rowlett, TX $11,800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,800.

(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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GPW/CJ-2A Sikeston, MO $1750


The engine is stuck and its a mix of parts.

“I have for sale a cj2a that has a a ford gpw tub and fenders on it. The engine is stuck and there is no title, it is a parts jeep, farm jeep or trail jeep. It does have the cj2a windshield, hood, grill, engine, t90 transmission, transfer case, axles and radiator, lots of parts for the money. The tub, fenders and several small parts are f marked. Don’t ask if it is still for sale, if the add is up, it is for sale. Asking $1750 or best offer.”

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1942 GPW Griffin, GA $18,000


UPDATE: Was a sealed auction. Now priced at $18,000.

“This GPW has been garage kept and is about as rust free as you’ll find. Accompanying the Jeep is an article showing where a similar jeep was presented to Admiral Nimitz by the military at Pearl Harbor so the Jeep in the article matches this one right down the year, make, model and military number on hood. There is no way to verify this so one has to assume it is a clone to commemorate this event. Starts and runs like it should. Has a few cosmetic flaws as you can see in the pics but is mechanically sound. If you would like to make offer but will be unable to attend you may send offer via email. This vehicle does not have a Georgia title so ownership will transfer via bill of sale.”

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1943 GPW Akron, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s a GPW that hasn’t been started in a while.


“IMPORTANT UPDATE: Upon further inspection, research and some expert advice (thank you!), I believe this is a 1943-ish Ford GPW. I have included more pictures. Some just for your additional information and some show the details that positively identify it as a Ford GPW as opposed to a Willys MB. For example, the frame under the radiator is an inverted U as opposed to a tube on the Willys.

The one picture is the engine serial number which is 3059695. From what I have read, that’s not the original Kaiser motor.
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Year? GPW Craig, CO $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/04/2014) Listed as a 1946, this has GPW tool lids and other military elements. A tailgate has been added. The pics below are from the ad in 2014.

“1946 Willys Jeep. Original motor and drive train. Runs but does smoke.”

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1942 GPW Salida, CA $3200


UPDATE: Still Available. Has a DJ-3A hardtop.

(07/07/2015) Thought it has some odd mods, there is still some WWII GPW left on this one.

“1942 Ford Jeep Phase 1 military. All original engine is included but is pieces. Hard to find .”

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1942 GPW East Wenatchee, WA $3800


Looks like a good price, assuming the projects aren’t too big.

“pretty solid old flat fender
Tub is good with very little rust
302 Ford
Toploader 4 speed
PS, Front Disc brakes,
Full Cage
Rear seat
Extra front and rear end
Have a top and some half doors
Runs and drives well

Needs a couple oil leaks fixed…rear output seal for transfer case. one front axle seal and one rear axle seal……..can be driven home but these will need attention.”


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1942 GPW Auburn, WA $6500


Has a lift kit.

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“Bought this b/c its a 1942 Ford Script GPW jeep and b/c it is cool.. runs great…its a great deer hunting jeep.. play jeep or just jot around town cool ride.. gets lots of looks b/c its looks cool… I was thinking I would go thru it and fix it to full stock.. .as a GPW Ford Script Jeep.. After full inspection it is beyond what I want to get into…

It has bondo in it… has been converted to power steering has a lift on it (only about 1.5”)… and is missing stuff that is needed … like the light buckets.. black out lights .. and things like that…. Continue reading

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Year? GPW Denver, CO $2300


Seller is listing this as a MB/CJ2. However, it looks like this has a GPW body and some military running gear.

“This is a 1948 Jeep/Willys MB/CJ2. As a WWII jeep, at the end of the war these were sold to civilians as a CJ2. As is common in these years, this one has MB parts (military) and CJ2 parts (civilian) as they used all the parts to put these in production. This has the L134 flathead-Go Devil-engine. The engine runs! You can hear it run when you come look at it. I had inquiries so I checked; I drove this jeep. It appears the tranny, etc is fine. I drove it around, however, it has no brakes (brake cylinder is dry). Floorboards are solid. No rust through.

This would be a good project. That was my intention, but other projects took priority. The body has bondo covering it. The “patches” (seen in the photos) are places where the thick bondo has flaked off. The metal underneath is in pretty good shape.

This has a working PTO winch, 4 hi, 4 low, etc. It’s a project, but it has good potential. Two extra military seats and gas tank go with it (not sure what they’re from). Engine has been converted to 12 volt system.”

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Year? GPW Vernon, FL $8888


The description could use some work. Might be worth a look nonetheless.

“1941 (By Title) Military Jeep; i have preserved for 32 yrs by title dates ; 5,000 mi; New paint; Engine runs good; Good compression (4cyl); Needs gas tank & Windshield glass; Good 4X4 system; 5 new tires. Possible trades. Designed by Batom sport car co= First real SUV?”

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1942 GPW Concord, CA $800


Not sure how much value is here.

“42 gpw willys. is taken apart was going to build it into a buggy but don’t have the time. body is complete hood fenders ect ect. trans and t case all there needs work but would make a cool project. no papers was going to be green sticker off rd only. asking 800.00 obo. just need it gone.”