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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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1944 GPW Rowlett, TX $10,800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,800.

(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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1944 GPW Gentry, AR $4800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(07/03/2016) Has updates. Includes a Warn winch.

“1944 Willys GPW with a 1963 corvette 327. Runs and drives good. just have to see to believe. if you want a piece of history and a little retro rat rod. titled and road ready. come take her for a spin. Turns heads every time I drive it around.”

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1942 GPW Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

Ex-museum jeep.

“WWII all restored Army Jeep for sale.
-Runs great
-All original
-New top and tires
-It’s been in a military museum for twenty years”

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1942 GPW Portland, OR $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(08/26/2016) Doesn’t run at the moment, but looks interesting.

“Killer garage find. Ben sitting years. Complete and in good to great shape it’s 1942. Has a four cylinder pinto engine. Clean and clear matching title and new plates . I bet a gas tank cleaning and a tune up she will run agine.. Lots of good new parts to go with it.. cool old ford 4×4.”

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1942 GPW Gig Harbor, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/11/2016) Andy Has f-head.

“Willys Jeep GWF, manufactured by Ford. I am 3rd owner. Restored to daily driver and parade participant. 1961 Jeep F head engine. WW2 Navy markings. New tires, battery. Needs brake job, but drivable if you really mash the pedal. Clean title, current license.”

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1942 GPW Santa Rosa, CA $15,699


UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,699

(10/23/2016) Looks good. Has been converted to 12 Volt.

“1942 Ford GPW. I have a clear title. New tires, new canvas top and seats. Rebuilt carburetor. 5 combat rims. Original riveted brass data plates – numbers match the frame. This was a running jeep that was cleaned, repaired as necessary, painted, and returned to the original condition when obtained. It has been converted to 12 volts. with an alternator. It is believed that all the parts are original except for the front bumper and horn (try to find a Sparton horn at a decent price!) and of course, the alternator. There are a lot of Ford marked parts – it is assumed that those who did repairs and replacements did not worry about using Ford marked parts in the past.”

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1942 GPW Eustis, FL $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

“1942 ford gpw. non scrip tub has original data plates witch match frame #s . truck needs total restoration. have most all parts to complete some new some nos . engine is a newer cj willys civilian block .but is the right l 134 4cil flat head . out of truck on stand here it run.. motor ran good so I re gasketed it new exhaust manifold . fuel pump. carb rebuilt. complete from carb to pan. runs good. will sell jeep or motor no parts 1500.00 jeep 1500.00 for motor 2500.00 for both”

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1942 GPW Duluth, MN $9500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2016) Lots of padding in the back.

“Hello I am selling my 1942 Ford Jeep built for the military. The body has 39k miles on it and the 283 v8 motor is freshly rebuilt with less than 1k miles on it. Starts and drives great. Comes with plow and plow mount, soft top that detaches and an extra set of tires. Manuel transmission that shifts great and the body Is in great condition as well”

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1945? GPW Espanola, NM $650


This looks to have a set of Warn summer hubs. It’s got a CJ engine. It also has an interesting rear cargo area. Sure looks to have parts value.

“One of two:
Early model Willys jeep for sale:
This willys has an engine but is not running.
Selling as is without a title”

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1944 GPW Paradise Valley, AZ $5990


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/26/2015) “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.”

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CJ-2A and GPW Defiance, MO $1500


Looks like there’s value here.

“Willys and Ford Jeep for sale”

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1942 SAS GPW Salt Lake City, UT $23,000


Loic, is selling his SAS-themed GPW.You can contact him at and phone 801-815-0677.

“1942 GPW Ford Jeep
Fully restored in 2010, including a full rebuild of the engine. Engine and frame do not have matching serial#, but engine is Ford as well.

Upgrades to SAS 1942 in North Africa as converted by the British Army
– .50 cal M2AC, functional with 12V battery and propylene/Oxygen tanks included. This upgrade was about $5,000 at cost
– One dual and one single replica (resin with metal insert) Vickers K MG
– RARE Bagnol Compass functional replica, sourced in Australia. Worth over $1,000
– SAS uniform, including Wesley hand fun (not functional) and knife
– various British additions – water bottles, back packs, and a number of other hardware
– 5 water Jerry cans, 8 gas jerry cans, one original German WW 2
– All wheels are “combat wheels”. Extra spare wheel
– Has participated in many 4th of July Parades and shows
VERY IMPORTANT: 12V generator and 12V battery system. The original WW II 6V generator will be provided as well. It is functional, but the 12V system starts the vehicle much easier

Located in suburb SLC Utah, USA
For serious offers only”

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1945 GPW Ordway, CO $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(09/20/2016) Look solid.

“V6 Ford GPW Willys Jeep, Chevy engine.
New tiger top & doors.
Please contact Travis with any questions.”

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1942 GPW Big Island, HI $4000


The crossmember suggests it is a GPW.

“Farm fresh Jeep Willy’s
Decent body, runs and goes. Great holiday project. Please call for more details.

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1942 GPW Issaquah, WA $3000


Needs work. The dogs look in pretty good shape. Nice cage, too.

“All metal body with a fiberglass hood. Currently installed 302 V8 (with short 289 waterpump to fit radiator), 3-speed transmission, Dana 20 transfer case. In progress new wiring harness. Full roll-cage fit to the frame. Warn 5k winch.
I have the MB windshield and flip headlights that need restoration.
Needs clutch and brake linkage, drivelines, exhaust, and lube-oil all around.”





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1942 GPW Deer Park, WA $7500


Has a few mods.

“1942 ford GPW. Not original but started to put it back that way. New combat rims / tires f marked parts has a willys F head that why the hood is cut. and t-90 trans 11″ brakes new in the spring. Back has been cut for a tailgate. So it’s going to need a rear panel f/r bumpers and welding gas tank lights gpw switches and more. I’ve been looking for parts for the last year. This is from California so little to no rust but does have bondo under the paint. Drives great. May have been a script jeep need to run the numbers. Have almost 7,500 invested. Make me an offer or trade (not going to give it away) could be nice for parades or finish the restoration.

If you have original gpw parts , hood, motor trans, 1919a4 or riffle mounts let me know. May purchase from you to finish this one.”


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Year? GPW Vernon, FL $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500

“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.”

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1945 GPW Dana Point, CA $5950



“Runs well but not drivable, will need some restoration. Clear title with original black California license plates.”

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1945 GPW Auburn, CA $12,900


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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1943 GPW $15,000


UPDATE: Still Available. I had this listed in Wyoming, but the Alaska plates (last pic) combined with the palm trees (first pic) have me thinking it is elsewhere. Paul, you didn’t tell me there are palm trees in Anchorage!?!?

(07/29/2016) Lots of work done here.

“1943 Ford GPW flat fender, total restoration. New everything, 350 Chevy motor has 100 hours. New wheels, tires, brakes, hubs, and frame. Newly repainted. Rebuilt transmission. Tilt steering, PSC steering box. Sharp looking jeep!”





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1942 GPW Ellensburg, WA $2500


Has a new body.

“1942 Ford GPW, completely new body except grill,
New 12v wiring harness, new gauges,distributor,headlight buckets,tail lights,clutch,pressure plate
many new parts.The body alone is worth 2500.CLEAN TITLE IN HAND”


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1942 GPW Eatonville, WA $990


Appears worth a look.

“parting out 1942 ford gpw body. early ford grill $300 / hood $90.00 / body (tub) $350.00 / windshield assembly $150.00. mb fenders $100.00 obo.”

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Year? GPW Clarkson, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

It’s listed as a 1967. It doesn’t run, but looks solid.

“1967 Willys jeep. Not running, but body is in great shape. It’s been in my garage for years just collecting dust. Great project for one of a kind jeep. Text with questions.”

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1942 GPW Gilroy, CA $15,900


Refurbed, but not restored.

“1942 Ford GPW Military vehicle. This vehicle is fully restored only 268 miles ago, rebuilt engine, transmission and transfer case, all new interior, gauges, tires, wheels and a replica browning 50cal. machine gun. Only used in parades, and driving around town. It runs and drives great, looks killer, super fun and a real 1942 icon. #25178. Now on display at the home of “over the top cars” CHECKERED FLAG CLASSICS 7743 MONTEREY ST GILROY”

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