For Sale: 1942 Ford GPW in Madera, California

Vehicle Description

*Price has been reduced on Oct. 3, 2021 by USD 6,000 to make this purchase a good investment in fun drives and longevity of ownership.

*Ford Script GPW from July 28, 1942. It does not have the F markings due to the restoration process where bolts were replaced and welding repairs covered the rear section..

*Body/Tub number on the nomenclature and Frame number on the left side of the engine bay before the bumpers have matching serial numbers: 49,587.

*Engine is the original motor that came with the GPW when the previous buyer acquired the GPW in 1997. It has been meticulously rebuilt and balanced. It runs like a sewing machine without exaggeration. At 289 miles since the rebuild, it has barely been broken in.

*This Ford GPW 4-134 L Head / "Go-Devil" engine has a 134.22 CID (2199.53 cc) displacement. The listing on the bottom of the block reads "GPW-6015" and it has a "curly F" stamped above. The engine number behind the old filter is: 73250.

* Scrupulously restored and rebuilt back in 2008, only driven 289 miles since then (reading from Oct 2. 2021).

* Purchased from a original restorer in Aug 2009. This GPW has been in storage since 2011 because current owner went back overseas. It was started and driven on a regular basis during this 10-year storage.

* Everything works except a part on one locking hub section in the front needs replacing, the GPW drives perfectly in 2WD nonetheless. These are made from the "Free-Lock Corporation ( 

* Absolutely zero rust anywhere, including the undercarriage. The restorer welded metal flanges on sections underneath where water normally enters regular GPWs. This vehicle will withstand the test of time.

* This GPW is 90% period correct. Some improvements were made to enhance ownership over the long term.

To be clear for those who are not familiar with the FORD GPW. This WWII collector's 4x4 is a Willys Jeep made by Ford in mass production from 1942 onwards. The US government compelled Willys to hand over the blueprints of their Willys MB to Ford so that production could be ramped up for the US war effort, and to better supply European allies and the Soviet Red Army who were our actual allies during the Second World War. General George Marshall considered the Willys MB and the Ford GPW to be "America's greatest contribution to modern warfare." 

Vehicle Details

  • 1942 Ford GPW
  • Listing ID:CC-1525629
  • Price:$23,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Madera, California
  • Year:1942
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:GPW
  • Exterior Color:Period C. Olive Drab
  • Interior Color:Period C. Olive Drab
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:289
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running

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