This is a 1942 Ford WWII Jeep. By late 1941, it became clear that
Willys-Overland could not keep up with production demand from the
war effort, therefore Ford was contracted to build Jeeps as well
using Willys blueprints, drawings, specifications and patents,
including the Willys engine. The Ford Jeep was designated GPW, with
the "W" referring to the Willys licensed design and engine. This
example, with its matching Bantam MBT trailer, has recently
undergone a high-quality frame-off restoration. According to the
serial number, this Jeep was delivered to the Army Sept 3, 1942.
All original and OEM parts were used during its restoration,
including Ford "script F" parts where appropriate. The engine is a
correct L134 134.2ci 4-cylinder "Go Devil," but it is a Willys
engine, not Ford. The Jeep runs well, and the engine and 3-speed
manual transmission have been professionally rebuilt. All gauges
are new and working, and all electrical components are functional
and connected with an all-new and correct wiring harness. The
matching Bantam MBT trailer, acquired in a U.S. military surplus
sale from a base in Japan, is not as clean as the Jeep but still
nicely restored, with the exception of the bed, which has been
painted but small dents not removed. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT
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