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1942 GPW Enseneda BC, Mexico $6000


I’m not sure what it would take to bring this into the U.S. and it seems pretty high priced for a non-runner, but it looks complete and raw.  Interestingly, it appears to have Cali black plates, so not sure what it’s doing down there.  Check out the email addy … lol

“its a 1942 GPW ford stiil in good conditions, but it doesn´t run, includes a lot of extra parts, some of them are new(new folding top, fuel pump,valves,starter, and the list continues). i also found 2 bullet impacts in the rear, i belive those are from the war. if you are interested call this number (646)152 98 00 nextel ID 152*15*55067 or email”


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1943 GPW Boise, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3900

(09/21/09) This looks likes a nicely upgraded flattie.

“For sale is a 1943 FORD GPW (JEEP). The FORD model GPW was also produced as the Willys model MB for the US Government during WWII. This jeep still has a few FORD parts but has been rebuilt/civilianized with parts from other models of jeeps or non-military vehicles. The jeep runs well and includes the following items. -350 Chevrolet V8  -4 bbl Holley carburetor (new)  -3-speed manual transmission plus Warn overdrive  -Warn 8,000 lb winch with power-out or free-spool out -Transfer case with 2H, 4H, 2L and 4L selection   -5.38 front and rear end gear ratio  -Model 44 full-floating rear axle  -11 inch drum brakes  -Double reservoir master brake cylinder -15×8 Chromed steel wheels (including spare)  -Electric windshield wipers  -Power steering  -Tilt steering column -High-back bucket seats  -Matching Stewart Warner gauges  -Stainless steel dash panel  -Full soft top  -Sun top with half doors  -Heater ….. I have owned this jeep for some time but I have not used it much in the last several years. As such, there are a few items that need to be repaired or replaced due to the extended storage. One electric windshield motor needs replaced. The heater needs a new fan motor and the coolant system reconnected. The winch motor needs new bearings. $4000 O.B.O.”


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1945 MB Manassas, Va **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks rough.

“email for more details, Nearly 100% original, Restoration project, rough body but repairable. mid ’45 production, mid ’44 GPW engine, Titled.”


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1942 GPW San Juan Capistrano, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16000

(Sept 19, 2009) “Ford GPW, tub off restoration to motor pool specs. I’ve had this jeep for three years and have driven it very little. Date of delivery is Nov. 30, 1942. I have spent a lot of time and money on it but I’m getting too old and just don’t have that much time for it. I’m asking $18,000 OBO. I don’t know how to post pictures so if interested you can come by and see it, email me with questions, or call me and ask questions. It is in lusterless O.D. and Marine Corps markings. It has five combat rims and Ford marked military tires.”









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1944 GPW Oregon House, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Looks nice.

FOR SALE: 1944 WIllys MB Runs and drives. GPW engine, T90 Transmission and Transfercase all work. Brakes are new. Lights work, Speedo, Amp gauge (12v) and Temp gauge work. Has 4 Combat rims and tires, also has sparetire and mount. Bumperettes, Pintle, Gas can and holder, Shovel and Axe and Canvas Summer top. Front seats with new canvas cushions. Body has minimal rust problems (hat channel areas). This Jeep is in “motorpool” condition, parade ready. Not 100 % correct but Close!. Needs detailing to make all original. This is a great WWII Jeep to put final touches on. The numbers are: Frame # MB378443 Hood # 20639975 Engine # 13610″UPDA



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1944 GPW San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

Looks great!

“1944 Ford Jeep GPW restored to military specs. Excellent original body, no rust. Rebuilt motor, hard seats. New radiator, five new Firestone tires. Five combat wheels. New canvas seats and top, new wiring. Too much to list. Must see.”


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1943 GPW Sarasota, Fl $400


Given the crossmember on this jeep, it looks like it’s an MB.  I’m not sure what’s salvageable from this jeep.

“1943 Willys Jeep that would make a great project. Needs work. No motor. $400 as is. (941) 780 6316”


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194? GPW Rose City, Mi $300


There looks like a few useable items.

“willys military jeep— some parts missing, body in pretty rough shape– no engine or drive train, but have them if interested”


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1942 GPW Project Melrose, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It looks like this was an old school trail jeep that someone was modifying into a rock crawler.

“1942 Ford G.P.W project lifted on chevy full length 8 lug 3/4 ton running gear sittin on 35″ tsl swampers over half tread with a chevrolet 350 under the hood runs great needs drive lines built and some welding done been on Oregon creek and trail runs at least 5 times and rubicon once by previous owner will fit 44″ tires no problem has huge p.t.o”


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1942 GPW Auburn, WA **SOLD**


1942_gpw_auburnUPDATE **SOLD** Was $2100.

“This model is actually a Ford. Has a F head motor (not original) 4 cylinder, 3 speed transmission, PTO Wench. The title is clean, and the jeep runs . Needs for this jeep is as follows: a passenger seat, one gauge glass is cracked,new speedometer and a U- joint for PTO, a new battery.I have some extra nick nacks,radiater,seals for balljoints,wipers,extra pto,and more.All parts go with sale . It is military version and has a gun mount.It has no tailgate. The Jeep has been kept in dry storage for many years. This vehicle is fun, climbs well in harsh terrain and is a great 4 wheeling machine. I will respond to the any email as soon as possibe”

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1945 GPW Norwood, Co **SOLD**


**SOLD**  Was listed for $500

“No title, not presently running. Motor turns over with starter. Ran good and 4 wheel drive worked about 8 years ago. Brakes weren’t working at that time. I sold it and it sat around since then. I got it back and tried to start it but was unsuccessful. It no longer has a rear drive line or air cleaner. If you have either of those parts you’d like to sell, let’s talk. Hope to add pictures to ad tomorrow.

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1942 GPW Ellensburg, Wa **SOLD**


1942_gpw_ellensburgUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500.

I’ll bet this has seen the Naches trail a few times.

“Dash tag: #117396, Delivered: 5-12-43. Weight: 2,400, 70% original, 85% rust free if not more, Updated T19 transmission. Runs great, everything works, 3,000lb wench, Bikini top and a full top,
Extra set of hubs for the front. Extra set of tires. Converted to generator from alternator. Needs windshield wipers. If interested or have any questions please e-mail”

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1943 GPW Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**


1943_gpw_santarosaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,500

“Fully restored Ford GPW Jeep.  Delivery date 2-11-43 from original data plates.  New Motor with 63 miles on it. Everything rebuilt. Reproduction body tub with many F-marked (Ford) parts. 7.00 x 16 tires on CJ rims. Parade/combat ready. $20,500 or best reasonable offer. “

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Year Specific MB & GPW Sites

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website

I found a website called the other day and thought that it had some useful information.  I didn’t realize it until now, but there’s a list of similar sites.  While they look similar, they appear to have at least some different information (I didn’t investigate too closely). For example, the site has a link to a slat grille rebuild.

One cool feature is the Napa Online Website Link for parts.  Here’s a snapshot of it below.


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1944 GPW Jackson, CA **SOLD**


1944_gpw_jacksonUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

The seller has added a price and clarified thisis a 1944 GPW.

“Nice and fun jeep to drive .. there is a pin hair crack near the distribtor in the block …but the jeep runs and drives it all ready for the next person .. in done lots of money invested”

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1942 GPW Kennewick, WA **SOLD**


1942_gpw_kennewickUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

“165 miles on new build. Buick v6, New aluminum radiator, 8000 lb warn winch, NEW body & frame, New wheels & tires, New mastercraft seats, New spicer gears & Timken Bearings, SM420 with Warn overdrive, Big shaft model 18 TC, Front disc brakes, ARB Locker & air compressor, Dana 44 rear with Warn full floating axles, Dana 30 front, Integrated towbar & Highlift, New paint & Bedliner, high output heater, New soft top & bikini top. Very clean & well built”

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1943 GPW Wilburton, Ok $6000


1943_gpw_wilburtonUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000.

I’m not a big fan of the bumpers, but everything else looks good on the GPW.

“1943 Willys Jeep GPW- restoring, new paint,lots of new parts. Have all original parts replaced. New spark plug wires,coil,distributor,points,fuel pump,carburator kit,tires,wiring. All transfer cases cleaned,drained and refilled. New canvas top,seats.,new battery. 6,000 OBO 918-465-1054”

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1943 MB? Julian, Ca $750


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $750

This has a nice rollcage, and HEI distributor, v6 headers, and possibly a one wire alternator with the V-6.  This might be a decent deal, especially if you have another tranny around.

“1943 Jeep Willys. Engine works, tranny doesn’t. Locked up. Was planning on fixing, but after a year and a half, haven’t. Jeep’s located 20 mins. east of Julian. Call me at 619-722-7065 for more information and a time to go see Jeep.”

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1942 GPW Madera, Ca $5500


1942_gpw_maderaKind of a funky paint job, but it would probably clean up well.

“Rare 1942 Ford Jeep WWII. During WWII Willys-Overland Co. could not produce enough jeeps to meet the war demand, thus Ford starting producing jeeps in the exact image of the Willys model so that the parts were interchangeable. Sense limited production were produced these jeeps are a rare find. The jeep has been garaged and in our family for over 20 years. For those collectors out there this jeep can easily be restored to its original glory. I believe the seats and rollbar and rear bumpre are the only changes made. The jeeps body and engine are in great condition, I drove the jeep this past weekend around the farm. Please send me an email at or call 559-446-1071 and leave a message if you are interested and we can arrange a viewing.”

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Year? MB/GPW Pelham, NC **SOLD**


Aaron picked this jeep up for only $520 on eBay!

View all the pics on eBay


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1942 Rock Crawler Marietta, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s safe to say that you won’t see many rock crawlers with a slat grille.  The louvered hood is unusual as well.

1942 Ford GPW, built custom from frame up!!! Awesome head- turning JEEP toy!!! All the power of a hotrod and capability of a great rockcrawler. NO UNOBTAINIUM parts, all over the counter!!!
1947 cj 2a frame, fully boxed, with YJ leaf spring hangers. wheelbase stretched from 80″ to 88″. Scissor shackles in rear. Ramps full 1000 on 30 degree.  Rancho springs with Wagoneer Dana 44’s front and rear. 5:38 gears with incredibly predictable full spool in rear and lock right in front….”


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1942 GPW/MB Big Pine, Ca $6950


1942_gpw_bigpineUPDATE: Price dropped to $6950

The title of the add suggested it was a GPW, but given the willys tub, I’d call it a mix.

“Have nice running and driving 42 jeep all ford except has willys tub and title , 5 ford tires ..rebuilt motor and clutch etc ,not a show jeep but a good dependable jeep with star set and repair manual,windshield cover ,skid plate ,calif title ..$7500 or OBO or trade for antique car …760-938-2250 ..thanks SWCARL”

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Parting out 1942 GPW Scotts Valley, Ca


“I still have a few parts left on this 1942 GPW jeep. The following parts are still available and are all original used parts.

1….Complete frame ready for media blasting and powder coating with serial # 71000
2….Front third member complete except for axels
3… Rear third member complete except for axels.
4… All four leaf springs
5… Hood
6… Front fenders
7… (5) combat rims with old tires mounted on them.
8… Windshield with frame and brackets, but rusted
9… Original small horn.

Call me at 408-499-6840. I am getting a lot of calls , so please leave me a message . ”

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1943 GPW Crawford, Co eBay


UPDATE:  This has been for auction on and off for at least 6 months.

This old GPW appears in good shape.  Lots of pics to review.

“I am selling my WW2 1943 Ford GPW Jeep. I really don’t want to sell it but its time for some of them to go. This jeep is a really nice one for never being restored. It is all original except for a few parts, the roll bar, front bumper and the gas tank, It is out of a cj2a, the engine is a willys. It has a new speedometer, fuel gauge and water temp gauge. Has a new fuel-sending unit. It has new front brake shoes and wheel cylinders, I have the rear brake shoes and cylinders I just have not had time to put them on. The generator has been rebuilt; it’s the original 6v system. Has original transmission transfer case, axles, seat frames, windshield frame, hood, grill, body and frame. There are a lot of F stamps on it, The 2 seats are stamped F also the frame and many other parts. It runs vary good starts up every day no problems….”

View all the pics on eBay

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1942 GPW Auburn, Ca $1700


1942_gpw_auburn2It’s a project.  However, the body looks reasonably good still.

“Great 1942 Ford Geep GPW project that needs finishing , new rebuilt buick v-6 , 70’s jeep cj-7 axles front and rear , good solid body , but does need some body work and finish work to get nice . will need some wiring , steering assembled , fuel tank ,and small stuff to get running , good title with new dash data tags already made , tons of parts , new hardware and springs , from the orig guages , steering colmn ect… Great project for somone to finish as a crawler or bring it back to orig with out too much trouble $1700 as is or $1900 with orig front rears . This will be parted out soon if no one is looking for a project , I will keep the body and frame and sell everything else ….let me know if you are looking for parts .”