1942 Ford GPW  - Wartime Jeep For Sale - Refurbished with new engine and gearbox


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Wartime WW2 1942 Ford GPW Jeep - Recently refurbished including a fully rebuilt engine and fully rebuilt gearbox - For Sale (similar to the Willys MB Jeep )

Date of Delivery =  1942
Chassis number = 26904

The Invicta Military Preservation Society experts have established that this vehicle is a 1942 Ford GPW that was built with a Willys designed chassis
Some of you will know that the Willys MB and Ford GPW chassis were similar with some minor differences
We are not sure if this is a Ford chassis built to the Willys design or if being an early vehicle Ford purchased the chassis
from Willys ready for vehicle assembly.


We have just finished a full refurbishment of this vehicle which includes a fully rebuilt engine and a fully rebuilt gearbox. 
Everything else has been assessed and repaired / serviced as necessary.
Please note this is not classed as a full restoration since working parts were left alone and not stripped for full inspection but were
serviced and cleaned as appropriate.

It now has a full MOT and has just been issued with an age related registration from the DVLA.


The major points of the restoration appear to include the following,
( We do not have confirmation of the work done but following a full inspection of the vehicle believe this list to be correct)

Engine - Fully rebuilt, only covered around 10 miles since so still needs running in.

Gearbox - Fully rebuilt, only covered around 10 miles since so still needs running in.

Radiator - Just professionally recored so no concerns with cooling.

Transfer case - Opened and inspected with everything working as it should.

Clutch - In good condition and has new thrust bearing and friction plate.

Drive shafts - Original

Braking - Working as intended

Handbrake - Working as intended

Rear axle - Believed original and working as it should.

Chassis - Original and correct ( see note above)

Steering - Original

Main body tub - This is a later Hotchkiss body which is almost identical to the original Ford / Willys items.
Obviously fitted sometime ago but generally in good all round condition

Wheels and tyres
5 x one piece wheels ( not combat rims)
5 x almost new tyres (combat tread pattern)

Front seats - Believed original frames and fitted with new canvas cushions

Rear Seat - Believed reproduction top frame and rear frame is replaced with a stowage box, both fitted with new canvas cushions

Electrical and Instruments
Wiring harness - In good alround condition but not new.
Lights (front and rear) - Working as they should
Indicators - Fitted with indicators front and rear so that it can be used safely in modern traffic
Switchgear - All working and looking authentic with a key operated ignition switch fitted as an anti theft measure
Battery - single 12 volt battery
Gauges and senders - Not new but all working as they should
This vehicle has been converted to run at 12 volts for better lighting and easier starting.
It is fitted with an the original dynamo with a hidden electronic regulator to allow 12 volt control



Several valuable period extras are fitted and include,
(not all these are connected but do add to the look of the Jeep, many could be easily connected and made fully operational if you wished)

Fire Extinguisher
Axe
Shovel
Center machine gun mounting post
Rear mounted radio antenna mounting bases ( no masts included)
Period flip top Jerry Can


In summary all the hard work has been done, it works as it should, it has most of  the correct parts so you can just drive and enjoy it.
Since it has been fitted with a fully rebuilt engine and gearbox these will need running in by the new owner.



Servicing and Maintenance
As a battlefield vehicle these Jeeps were designed to be maintained and serviced with minimal knowledge and tools and the majority of tasks
can easily be completed by the owner or classic friendly garage.
With a large following these vehicles are supported by numerous specialists throughout the country so help is never far away.


Spare Parts
Almost everything is still available for the Jeeps, either as a new authentic part or as new old stock.
Many of the parts are much cheaper to buy than you would expect making this one of the cheapest classic vehicles to run and maintain


Insurance and Road Tax
This vehicle will easily qualify for cheap classic insurance and most drivers ought to be able to insure it for less than £100 per year on a classic policy.
It also benefits from being in the "Historic " taxation class with the DVLA meaning the tax disc is free.

Ford GPW Jeep History
Willys designed and started manufacture of their famous MB wartime jeep. 
As they were unable to supply enough vehicles for the war effort the US Army also instructed Ford to also manufacture the Jeep. 
These Ford Jeeps were known as the Ford GPW
These Ford GPW Jeeps are more sought after than the Willys as the Ford GPW was only manufactured during WW2
so by default it has to be an original wartime vehicle. 
Willys however continued with Jeep production after WW2 so unfortunately there are many non WW2 vehicles masquerading as original wartime vehicles.



Location
This Jeep is located near Chelmsford in Essex.

Price
NOW SOLD, THANKYOU FOR LOOKING

For more details or to arrange a viewing please CONTACT US




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