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1942 Willys Jeep For Sale

To be offered by Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LG on Saturday 23rd February 2019. For further details please contact: Lionel Abbott 01926 691 141 Registration: 270 VMX Chassis Number: 138239 Engine Number: 379058 Number of cylinders: 4 CC: 2200cc Year of Manufacture: 1942 RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive Estimate (£): 20,000 - 25,000 (+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%) Lovely genuine 1942 Willys MB imported to the UK in 1959 Purchased by our vendor in 2008 from the legendary Peter Agg Collection Correctly painted with appropriate Serial Numbers and the usual ancillaries With an original tool kit, jack, first aid kit, aerial, and even some original goggles! Running on more comfortable modern tyres. Simple matter to return to 'bar grips' Well restored, accurate, and absolutely 'de rigueur' for the Goodwood Revival In early 1940, the United States Department of War had determined it needed a light, cross-country, four-wheel drive, reconnaissance vehicle and was anxious to have one in time for, what may possibly turn out to be, America's entry into World War II in Europe. The U.S. Army solicited proposals from domestic car manufacturers for a replacement for its existing, ageing, light motor vehicles, mainly motorcycles and sidecars, and some Ford Model Ts. Recognizing the need to create standard specifications, the Army formalised its requirements on July 11, 1940, and submitted them to 135 U.S. automotive manufacturers. It's a matter of history that ultimately two manufacturers were successful, Willys with their MB (US quarter-ton Army truck) and later, Ford with their GPW (in production designated 'GP'.) Impressively the time taken from conception and tenders being sent out, to the production lines starting to roll, was less than two hundred days, amazing for a vehicle that has stood the test of time and become an unlikely motoring icon. This ability to get things done quickly and well was the deciding factor in America being asked to produce military hardware in vast numbers and build hundreds of ships, arguably influencing the outcome of the Second World War. As the war progressed Willys-Overland produced over 300,000 Jeeps and the Ford Motor Co. was drafted in to help boost production and contributed over 250,000 units. Ford assembled Jeeps were recognizable by their pressed steel grilles as opposed to the Willys' slat style grille. Considering the manner in which the Jeep was conceived and its role in warfare, it's remarkable that most of the finest classic car collections will include a Willys or Ford WWII Jeep, making the restored example offered here a candidate for serious consideration should one of these yardstick cars have, so far, eluded you. Dating from 1942, this Willys Jeep was first registered in the UK on the 13th of July, 1959 and has been looked after by our vendor since 2008. He purchased it from the legendary collection of the late Peter Agg who was known for seeking out the best examples he could find. It was one of the last vehicles sold from the collection and he had obviously used it quite a lot as he had gone to the trouble of changing the original 'Bar-Grip' tyres to a more modern alternative. Bar grip tyres were developed in the 1930s and were the standard military pattern throughout World War II, however, they are not associated with driver comfort or indeed going in a straight line and modern tyres transform the Jeeps road behaviour. If historical accuracy is important then it's simply a question of fitting a set of bar grips. Otherwise, this vehicle is completely genuine, correctly painted and serialed, and naturally is fitted with all the ancillaries associated with a 1942 Willys. Pleasingly, it's also accompanied by an original tool kit, jack, first aid kit, aerial, and even some original goggles! Every rural car show in the country now has a section for Military Vehicles, and with WW2 re-enactments and with the Goodwood Revival and other prestigious classic car meetings all clamouring for 1940's Jeeps, this stunningly well-restored example could keep you busy for the rest of the Summer.


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1941 Willys 1941 Willys Pro Street Custom Coupe. (Park Ridge, OH) Array £99900
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1933 Willys 1933 Willys Roadster all Custom 383 stoker 9 inch $39.7k Array £39750
1926 Willys 1926 Willys Knight A 66 Array £35250
1942 Willys 1942 WILLYS Array £32991
1923 Willys 1923 A splendid car which looks great and is lovely to drive Array £32500
1943 Willys 1943 WW2 Willys/Ford Jeep US NAVY Shore patrol Array £27999
1952 Willys 1952 Willys Jeepster (Watertown, CT) $27,500 obo Array £27500
1952 Willys 1952 Willys Jeepster (Watertown, CT) $27,500 obo Array £27500
1927 Willys 1927 Willys Overland Whippet Doctors Coupe Array £25999
1951 Willys 1951 Willy's Jeep Florida plates Array £25000
1963 Willys 1963 Willys Interlagos Coup Array £25000
1951 Willys 1951 Willys Wagon = clean solid Grey(~)Red driver $24.9k Array £24999
1948 Willys 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster Array £23300
1958 Willys 1958 Willys Jeep FC150 Array £23294
Willys jeep cj5 Array £20000
1960 Willys 1960 willys or hotchkiss jeep Array £20000
1931 Willys 1931 Willys Six Model 97A Sport Coupe Array £20000
1942 Willys 1942 Willys jeep MB/GPW Array £18600
1947 Willys 1947 Orig California 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Array £18000
1943 Willys 1943 Willys MB Jeep Array £18000
1943 Willys 1943 MB Willys Jeep Array £17250
1956 Willys 1956 Willys CJ5 Mediterranea Array £15400
1953 Willys 1953 JEEP WILLYS 1953-1960 JEEP CJ3 BJ10 WILLYS 2.2 ARMY MILITARY Array £15000
1955 Willys 1955 Willys Jeep M38A1 Array £12495