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1944 GPW & 1945 MB Wichita, KS


MB is $4000 and the GPW (red one) is $2500.



“Two jeeps for sale, both WWII, one a GPW, one an MB. Available together or separately. Bottom dollar cash price.

**Update** MBT trailer also available,

$4000 MB- runs, drives, brakes need work but good enough to run up and down the road occasionally.

Sporting an early CJ5 myer hard top with full doors and a CJ2 roll bar. Tailgate cut by previous owner, usual rust, bumper has add on plate on front. CJ2 windshield. Frame tag present, no glovebox plate. See pics, taken in two locations and is now here in Wichita. A blast to drive but no time to work on it with a baby now.

$2500 1944 Ford GPW- engine turns, drove onto a trailer, owner pulled battery then I’ve had it for two years. Manually turned the engine frequently. Gas tank moved, rear floor is wood, CJ2A windshield. Straight frame and body, matching glovebox, tub and frame, clear title. Owned by one family since 1953 surplus auction, used in Michigan to plow the driveway. Plow is now removed and the hydraulic lift is still in the front with the early Nash lights. On 15 inch wheels. Could be a nice GPW. 3/4 tires have been holding air for months now. Bring a battery, seafoam the carb and drive it onto your trailer.

Have a set of 6 combat rims available separately or together if the right price.”

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1945 GPW Sugarland, TX $8000


I don’t see this one lasting long.





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1943 GPW Eustis, FL $2200


Seems to be a mix of MB and GPW parts.

“1943 Willys Ford GPW Jeep. The tub/body is a Willy the Jeep has many GPW parts. Starter and generator are GPW. The motor in the Jeep is not original. I have a ’43 GPW and wanted to use this one for parts but I will never get around to it. The body it toast but there are salvageable parts: glove box, rear compartment doors, and other parts on the exterior. The frame is also in bad shape. Wheels, tranny, differentials, and axles are good. Also comes with another Motor block and GPW head cover.

I can deliver within a reasonable distance for .50 cents a mile. It is in a car hauler and tires are flat so it will have to be pulled off at destination. It will have to be paid in full before I deliver. You can come see.”

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1944 GPW Winters, CA $7900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/13/2017) Has a civilian engine and some non stock parts.

“For sale is a 1944 GPW. This jeep runs and drives currently and is ready for you to take home on its next adventure. The body and frame have matching numbers, though the motor does not. The motor runs strong and is the same as original, it is a civilian engine which means it is 1946 or newer. All of the running gear and 4×4 parts are in working order and it is ready to hit the trail with the whole family. It features the rear seat option and is equipped with a strap on jerry can and spare wheel so you’ll never be stranded. Even the first aid kit is still with the jeep (though I wouldn’t recommend using it). No cracks in the windshield or on the seats.”

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1942 GPW Tucson, AZ $19,500


“This one has some odd holes in the dash and floor, some filled with rivets(?). It has a 2A windshield. The front frame rails and bumper have been modified, too.

“Amazingly beautiful. fully restored from chassis up. original motor/chassis/tub and almost everything else. turns on like a light switch. WWII Jeep. 4×4. clean title.”


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1945 GPW Stockton, CA $2800


This should be of interest to some one.

“I have a project 1945 Ford GPW in need of a restoration. It’s not 100% complete, but it’s a good starting point. The body has your typical rust, but overall it’s solid. Yes, the original glovebox dataplates are there. The frame is compete, and also solid from end-to-end. Surprisingly, the front gussets, frame horns and rear crossmember have not been hacked and butchered.

All topbow brackets, grand handles, tire carrier, and miscellaneous pieces in the last photo are new reproduction parts.

This GPW is California-registered under my name with a non-operational status. It also comes with the original yellow on black California 1950-1960s licence plates. The number and license plates all match on the title (“pink slip”).”


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1945 GPW South Lake Tahoe, CA $2500


No pics provided.

“ford jeep not original needs lots of work old buick v8”

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Year? GPW Waldenburg, CO $14,400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,400.

(03/21/2018) Listed as a 1941.

“1941 Ford WW II Jeep GPW
Complete! Runs and drives excellent. Rebuilt motor, transmission, transfer case, and differentials. New gas tank, brakes, exhaust, generator and regulator and more that is not listed.
Great restoration-even has ax, shovel and brass fire extinguisher.”

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1942 GPW Portland, OR $5500


Has some updates.

“1942 Ford Jeep, good condition, $5,500.”


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1943 GPW Spokane, WA $4300


Not sure how much value is here.

“We have a 1943 Ford flat fendered Jeep. this is a project Jeep and unrestored Clean title in hand.”


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1942 GPW Mason, TX $24,500


Chris is selling this early GPW. You can email him at or 325-805-1061.

“My name is Chris Dyer and I’m a 20 yr retired Marine. Found this March 29, 1942 Ford GPW Jeep out on a ranch here in Mason,TX some 12 yrs ago. Bought and restored to a point with my son Nic. We use it for parades and funerals mostly. But as we are moving on in different directions now,figured it is time to sell. The frame and glove plates match. The engine block has a Sept 1944 replacement plate from the Army depot in Texarkanas. Has a standard canopy for it as well. Still has a couple of the “F” stamped bolts throughout and on other parts. Was converted to 12v before I got it. The Texas sun has faded the paint and seat covers. Believe the flywheel is missing a couple teeth but it normally starts right up. It is the real deal. Plate # 9428, one of the 1st 10,000 Ford Jeeps assembled. Worn hard, runs great. Few this old and still running. Here are some resent pic’s. Asking $24,500.00 obo (serious offers only).”





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3 MB/GPWs Benton, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was no price.

A variety of parts/jeeps.

“I am selling 3 1942 Willys and GPW military jeeps and parts”

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1945 GPW Auburn, WA $3000


Note the addition to the front bumper.

“world war two jeep project that never got finished. original springs, hangers, f scripted bolts etc. still in it. 69 jeep commando axles and trans(t14) and dana 20 transfercase under it.

comes with brand-new best top complete soft top for it that has never been installed. Been sitting in my shed for 20 years. Cutting down on projects not really interested in trades.

This is a good project that is pretty rust free and can be either a restoration or custom. easy to go either way at this point.”

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1945 GPW Snohomish, WA $3800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/16/2018) Has a variety of updates. Needs more work.

“I have a 1945 ford jeep. Engine has been swapped to a v6 buick motor. Has brand new 4 speed transmission with very few miles on it. Tires are in good shape with a brand new full sized spare. 4×4 works, locked front end. Jeep needs a little steering work so will have to be towed. I have a clean title for it and it has collector plates on it.”


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Year? GPW Friant, CA $5000


It’s a mix of GPW/CJ/other parts. No description provided.

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1942 GPW Grants Pass, OR $6000


May have some Free-Lock hubs. Engine isn’t original, it’s a CJ model.

“Solid 1942 Willy’s GPW
100+ miles on Rebuilt Original Flat head 4 cyl
Stored in barn forty years
Brakes rebuilt
Electrical system good
Needs turn signal wired in”

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1943 GPW +Parts Chino Valley, CA $3500


Lots of parts.

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“Acquired this in a wheeling and a dealing and don’t have the time for it. Almost 2 WWII Jeeps…..almost. I got boxes of parts I haven’t even looked in yet. The frame and the green body is a 1943 GPW according to the title. The frame has the”F” on the shock mounts as seen in the pictures. An older gentleman started a restoration and thats why the frame is painted and has new brake lines. He also put a whole front floor section in the GPW tub but as you can see, it has a way to go. What else he did I do not know. There are a bunch of extra parts in the buckets and pallet, 3 extra heads, a transfer case that don’t belong, 2 sets of rods, two oil filter assemblies and 2 BO lights and more stuff. Continue reading

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1942 GPW Tulsa, OK $300


Grant spotted this GPW with a slat grille. Plenty of value here.

“Early Jeep Ford, assembly line. Buick v-6, hasn’t run in years.”

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1945 GPW Vista, CA $4950


It’s a project.

“Has the original Ford engine, not running or driving, Needs restoration.”

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1942 GPW Project Yakima, WA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(03/30/2018) This is a project in need of finishing. Lots of custom work.


“I’m in no hurry to sell this and don’t really want too, but have no time to enjoy it. I have around 10k into this project. Asking $6000 obo. I have more than asking price in the engine alone.
Willys flat fender stretched 12″ in the front on a Toyota truck frame, solid front axle, with built small block Chevy V8, turbo 350 trans, np205 t-case, custom heavy duty drive lines and 34” tires.
1942 Ford/willys jeep with rollcage
4 bolt main 350 bored .030 over
Edlebrock performer RPM intake
Holley 850 mech secondaries
Forged flat top pistons
New 5.7 H beam rods with arp hardware
Factory steel 400 crank
Comp cams xe284h cam w/matching lifters and pushrods Continue reading

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1943 Flattie Brighton, CO $7500


Not sure if there is any MB left on this Flattie other than maybe the GPW frame.

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“1943 Willys jeep
This classic jeep was gone through and upgraded in 1998 with a cj2a body and a cj3a windshield on an original ford gpw chassis, rebuilt/upgraded drive train, built to be a reliable and capable off roader. Titled and registered in Colorado.
231 even fire Buick v6 bored .30 over, edelbrock performer manifold with a holly 390cfm 4barrel and a 4 core radiator with manual and electric fans.
Borg-Warner T-86AA synchronized 3spd, Dana 20 t-case, front Dana 30 and the rear is a Dana 44 with a Detroit locker. Axles are stock width with 5.38:1 gear ratio
Mild lift with new springs, all new brake system with 11” drums brakes at all four corners, nice 31-10.50×15 mudders on it now, used to be 32-11.50×15 but they limited the steering radius and did not work well with the Colorado trails.
Saginaw steering box upgrade. Continue reading

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1945 GPW Colton, CA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2017) Has lots of updates.

New pics:

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“1945 WWII Military GPW jeep by ford.
rebuilt 1970 corvette 350 SBC with about 350 HP
HEI ignition
mild cam
headers with jaguar racing ss mufflers
th400 trans
6 point roll cage
DEIST 4 point harnesses
b&m ratchet shifter
aluminum fuel tank
200w lighting system
rancho shocks on all four corners
twin stick transfer case

professionally rebuilt engine, transmission and transfercase in 2010 have less then 40 hrs on them. freshened up with new gaskets, plugs oil and filter.

This jeep sounds ridiculous and turns heads everywhere! this jeep need s a few finishing touches to make it your own. will make a great street rod or sand toy.”
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1943 MB? Spanaway, WA $1000


It’s got at least two combat rims. It also has a civvy head.

“Needs a little TLC. $1000 or best offer.”

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1943 GPW Edison, NJ $21,000


I can’t tell if this has combat rims or not.

“I am selling my beautiful restored 1943 WW2 Military Jeep. Run and drive great. Lots of F marked Parts. Great for parades, reenactments, car shows etc. Original Ford GPW Frame and body.”

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1945 GPW Costa Mesa, CA $16,500


Owned by the same family since 1946.

“Super original WW2 US Army Jeep that has been owned by the same family since released from the government in 1946. The original owner used it on his ranch, after he passed away it was stored for the past 25 years in the garage. Fresh out of retirement, the engine has been rebuilt along with a new wiring harness, rebuilt radiator, completely rebuilt braking system, new exhaust system, new gas tank, new battery, new clutch, front seat cushions, new Firestone military tires and tubes with the original combat wheels. The transmission functions well and shifts very smoothly. I don’t think it would be possible to find a more original and well running and driving Jeep.”

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