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1943 GPW Riddle, Or — $3500


UPDATE:  The price has been reduced to $3500

Obviously, there’s been a few updates, and it sounds like good ones, to this jeep.  Most interesting to me is the chain driven clutch.  I’m not sure what the seller means by that.

“1943 flatfender jeep produced by ford for the war.. Not all original so if thats what your looking for this isnt it. But if you want a good driving fun flatfender this is the rig. Its got a buick 225 v6 that was rebuilt 4,xxx miles ago, saginaw power steering, swapped in dana 30 front end with disk brakes and warn hubs, rancho springs and shocks, t-14 3 speed full synchro tansmission with a warn overdrive, full k line soft top in decent shape, chain driven clutch makes it easier to engage, Good body with minimal rust, larger gastank, electic fuel pump with shut off switch, spare tire carrier, ….. Contact me at or call Chase at 541-817-2101”

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1944 GPW Granite Falls, Wa $2500


This appears to be a very restorable GPW.  If you are serious about getting a GPW, this one is worth a look.

“This is an original Ford GPW WWII jeep from 1944. It is a pretty rough project but does have a lot going for it.
original Ford engine not running but not seized. Engine and frame numbers match!! (as they should on ford jeeps). Original gearbox and transfer case. 3 combat rims. Call for more details if interested. Jason (360)691-7740”

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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3000


This GPW looks like it is in very good shape.  I’m surprised it isn’t gone priced at $3000.  The back seems like it sits a little high?  No description at all.

“Please leave a Email. I will get Back to you as soon as I can.  Thanks For Looking…”

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1942 MB Smith River, Ca eBay


This jeep is located on the Oregon/Cali border near highway 101, so the drive alone is worth getting the jeep.  This doesn't look in too bad of shape.  The seller describes the body as fair to poor, but I've seen many worse bodies than this one.

"Body: Fair to poor condition, areas of rust.Engine: Has not run in 5 years.Tires: 5 in good condition.Other: Fenders & gas tank in good condition.Many usable parts if full restoration is not your thing.Shipping/Transportation will be the buyers responsibilityI'm located in California two miles south of the Oregon border on highway 101. I can be reached at (707)487-5808"

View all the pics on eBay 

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1951 CJ-3A Oceanside, Ca eBay


The seller states $12000 was spent on the restoration of this CJ-3A and that it will now go easily down Cali highways at 80mph. My response would be, for starters, how does the hood stay down at 80mph, because there is only a hood latch on the passenger side fender (none on driver side) and no latch receptacles on the hood.  There's no mention of the MB body on this CJ-3A. The rear lights are missing on the driver's side.  Rather than a CJ-3A, the grille appears to be a slat grille in the front (probably the most valuable part of this jeep).  Caveat Emptor.

"4 wheel disk brakes, rancho suspension, 10,000 lb warn winch, power steering, power brakes, newer Ford 250 6 cylinder motor, new tires, new wheels, ground up restoration, new interior.  This old jeep has been lovingly professionally restored to better than new condition.  I had power disk brakes, power steering, Ford 250 motor, and rancho suspension added recently.  I also had the interior completely redone for $2200 with commercial grade heavy duty vinyl and super heavy duty rubber on the floors.  I also had the jeep painted with a $5500 base coat clear coat paint job which looks fantastic.  There's over $12,000 in restoration and now I've decided to sell it…."

View the pics on eBay 

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MB & M-38 Parts McCall, Idaho


Here's a few MB parts:

Front & Rear Differentials DANA 25
Transmission & Transfer Case T18 (military versions)
All for $100 (all good for parts only)


Rare fording kit for M38 – Never installed –
$225 Call for details: (208) 741-9304 

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1942 GPW Susanville, Ca $2400


Update:  Price dropped slightly to $2400

I suspect the body on this jeep isn't worth restoring, but it still a running gpw for a reasonable price.

"Must sell, I have a 1942 willys jeep with 16,000 miles on it. I cant confirm the milage as it has a new speedomiter that I havent hooked up, have cable havent done it. It is a 1942 GPW, with the original Go-Devil engine, does not use oil and runs great. New tires, brakes are good (for this old of a jeep), it is an original flat fender the tub has been glassed. The body is very straight and the last paint job it got is marginal. I do not have the time or money to restor it as I had planned. I have driven it around locally since I bought it a year and a half ago and never had any problems at all. I really hate to sell this jeep but have to, my loss is your gain. You may call me at 530-569-0524, I will consider a trade for a jeep Cherokee in good condition." 

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1942 MB Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

“1942 Willys jeep, 4 cylinder flat head, (up graded steering, brakes, trans.) Runs great! 4-wheel, top speed approx 40mph, 40gal gas tank. has tow bar requires 1-7/8″ ball&4-prong plug.Body modified for hunting,Which makes it a really great hunting vehicle, has high rear observation seat and rifle racks both sides, In addition it could be a great VIP veh. for small town parades”

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1942 GPW + Bantam Trailer Bellingham, Wa $3800


There's definitely some work to be done on this package.

"Broken Leg forces sale! Serious buyers only please, no trades. Engine runs (134L head go devil) 4 combat rims & brand new military tires. Started to tear down for sheet metal work & paint, but unfinished. Box of spare parts goes with. Clear title, same owner last 8 years. Have Bantam trailer fender (is missing in pictures). Would be beautiful restored. Call 360-733-5911 or email for more photos or with questions." 

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1944 GPW Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

“1944 ford willys jeep from world war II ,completly redone new top tire engine overhaul and more …original manuals ..runs great and good for parades or just to have if your a collector.miles are 23000 and to the best of our knowledge are to be correct as per the title states is in great shape and with the 4 wheel drive will go any where offroad ..more pictures available upon request . we are asking 7000.00 but are open to any reasonable offers.”

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1942 MB/GPW Seattle $1500


A running MB/GPW with new tires for $1500?  This should go fast unless there the seller forgot something important.

"350 v8 buick power steering power brakes body ruff firm on price maybe trades has title thats hard to get 206 830-0635 calls good till 11 pm thanks dan new tires" 

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Willys Woodies

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

I wandered across this website in 2008 that showcases old woodies.  There’s a jeep section with a variety of woodies. The woodie at the bottom is made from an old MB/GPW.

“A French coachbuilder’s modification of the American Jeep into a wood-bodied fire fighting squad truck is similar to the work of Duriez.”

See some other old willys woodies here

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1942 GPW Sacramento Make Offer


My question is, are the paint spots highlighting bullet holes?  Looks like there has been some changes in the rear related to the suspension (frame over axle perhaps).

"Please Call and leave a message at 916-416-3777. I will get Back to you as soon as I can Thanks For Looking…" 

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Early MB/GPW Parts Jeep Denver, Co $150


If you are looking for that MB/GPW parts jeep, then here it is.  No doubt it has seen better days.

"this is a early 50s willys jeep, no title, no engine trans and t case are there but in pieces, do not have much info on it call chris at 303.450.2380 american auto. the jeep is in rough shape" 

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1943 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3500


This GPW looks like it has had a caring owner.  Some minor mods has made it more ready for camping and carrying equipment.  

"I have a 1943 Ford GPW Willys Jeep 4×4. Original running gear, 4 cyl, manual trans. There is less than 10,000 miles on the motor. Other extras. For more info please call Mike 916 424-2018. $3500.00 obo" 

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Year? GPW Roseburg, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Not sure how much value is here.

“Have a Willy’s jeep. No title asking $1,200”

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1942 GPW Tucson, AZ $700


Given the slat grille, maybe this is a mix of parts? Gotta love the windshield.

“For sale 1942 ford jeep body in bad condition no title has original engine trans and differentials. It ran and drove about 15 years ago and has been sitting every since. It is a project but it is somewhat rare since it was built by ford in 1942 when jeep could not keep up with its military contract and the contract was split up to fulfill the military needs. The windshield was put on it by my father it was from a vw bug it does not belong on it . the price is $700.00 obo if interested please call five 20- four 19- 498zero thank you.”



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Here’s the most complete information on 4 Wheel Steering that I could find. I found it at ( Looks like Ford built 100, Willys 50 and Bantam 50. If anyone knows more, please add info. This is likely a GPW-4WS.

BRC-40-4WS: American Bantam Jeep, 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built. (62 according to this site)
MA-4WS: Willys Military model A with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.
GP-4WS: Ford First model Military with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.
GPW-4WS: Ford Military 80″ wheelbase, Willys design with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.






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1945 GPW? East San Jose, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Pics now provided. Not a perfect body, but still looks like a great price!

Good running “ranch jeep”…some rust…runs great, good tires, frans oil filter,front hitch”

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1943 GPW Whidbey Island, WA $5000


Looks nice.

1943 Ford GPW all matching #’s,flat head 4cyl. 3 spd tranny.runs great,4wd.New fuel tank,new brakes,rebuilt/new radiator,new Hubs,new fuel sending unit,good tires,original top but not useable!body not in best shape,paint ok.looks good from far!not much rust for how old it is,but not perfect by all means.clutch and tranny needs rebuild!!! Great,Great runner!!! Very Rare!!!! $5,000.00 -“


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Year? Hotchkiss? Santa Fe, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“This vehicle needs a ground up going over. After some research it appears that this Jeep went through the French Army rebuilding program first in the early 1950’s then again in 1962. This is a Willy’s. It belonged to my father and sat in a barn back East for 20 years. The engine is seized because of rust. It is complete with all parts. It has the oversize generator and battery box between the seats for powering radios. The body has some bondo under it’s last military paint but has no rust through and is solid. Hotchkiss.”

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1942 GPW Chico, CA CalBid


Bill spotted this customized GPW. That rear bumper looks pretty hardy! Is that a spare gas tank or water tank in the engine compartment? How about the three “bucket” seats up front. Looks to have an inline flathead 6 of some type. Auction is at $950 and it ends today.

( scroll down to #109)

“does not start”

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