One of the last to leave the factory in Toledo, U.S.A. (on March 1945) this magnificent example of a Willys MB Jeep was sent to fight alongside troops in the last stages of WWII in France, where it was retired thereafter and has spent the last 69 years.
This is one of the very best WWII Jeeps that money can buy and always owned by collectors with the ‘everything as would have been’ mentality (which is why indicators were never fitted.) This vehicle has also remained as a 6V, but starts first time, every time. Even the accessories are antiques in themselves; the shovel, axe, jerry cans and water buckets (to name a few) are date stamped and U.S.A. made.
The engine (also the original) has been completely rebuilt and has only covered 3000 miles since its restoration. Since then, this vehicle has been scrupulously maintained (all oils, filters, belts changed and all nipples greased, etc.)
The ‘as would have been’ petroleum-based US Olive Drab paint job is in excellent condition and its period green exterior is a real head-turner. The chassis and tub (both original) were lifted, treated and resprayed during the renovation process.
Black out lights, extinguisher, manila rope, camouflage netting, tyre pump, M1 rifle holder, mp48 antenna base (worth a small fortune,) desert cooling kit, first aid kit, hand crank, jack and 48 star American flag are all included in the sale.
As for the canvas, the Jeep comes with its summer hood, windshield cover, and headlight covers; all made by John and Mary Worthing of CANVASCO; arguably one of the best canvas suppliers for wartime Jeeps around. The canvas winter hood, sides and doors are also present.
This is not a ‘trailer queen’ and is regularly driven around (often to shows) but is always stored indoors. The vehicle is, of course, completely rust free.
The Jeep was purchased by John Hughes on 16 September 2014 and forms part of a collection of Ferraris, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Jaguars.
Sayer-approved, this Willys MB Jeep comes with an extensive history file, including bills and has recently undergone a comprehensive service by a known specialist, including new battery, new fuel pump, new plugs and fluids.
willys jeep crate to replicate original transportation crates used in the war complete with hub support blocks, can be crane lifted or fork lifted with a jeep on board, looks the part with a jeep on , sides can be made to complete, this is the only one available £400
WILLYS mod. mb / gpw
Beautiful jeep willys (mod mb / gpw) half original american-
* year of construction 1942-
* matriculated 1954-
* fully functional-
* carefully restored
* car equipped with several accessories including war-headlight, shovel and pickaxe, original petrol tanks-
* canopy and .....
Former (1960-68) Swedish Airforce Jeep equipped with Be-Ge cabin (the same company that today produces all Scania truck cabins) and snowplow. The past 29 years it has only been used a few times a year to collect firewood on owners small farm. Starts/runs OK but no brakes, except for handbrake working. .....
This is a super jeep, It may even be the original body but the chassis and running gear is from J20 military jeep,It is a replica willys MA,larger 700x16 tyres would complete the look as Its currently fitted with the wrong size, only 1500 of these MA jeeps were produced and original one today would .....
1942 FORD GPW WILLYS JEEP, in fantastic condition having undergone a £12,000 restoration by WHEELS OF OLD.
The restoration work carried out by Wheels of old included the following :-
Full body off repaint
New wiring loom
5 new tyres
Strip, inspect and rebuild .....
very smart this is Perfect time to buy a good driving jeep, the new owner can take part in the D-Day commemorations in Normandy! excellent bodywork and chassis, lots of extras including guns mounts, axe, shovel, canvass doors, seats, hood, US jerry can, spare wheel,
double rear seat, split rim wheels, .....
Ground up restoration using repro body 1n 1993, new wiring loom, engine and gearbox rebuilt 2010, has done about 2000 miles on new engine. 5 Combat rims and correct good tyres. Top and side screens/doors. New battery (6V). Fuel and soup jerry cans, shovel, axe, rifle rack. Some spare parts, tools and .....
Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions are pleased to announce this lot will be offered for sale in our forth coming auction of classic vehicles on Saturday 25th May at our Perthshire auction centre, over 200 expected entries. Please visit http://www.morrisleslie.com for full pictured catalogue.
this is a very unique and superb jeep, early example with floor button start, the body is in superb order and looks to be a ww2, chassis is exceptional, recent new brakes and cylinders all round,
recently serviced with oils and belts etc, realy nice faded paint patina, ready for the Normandy tour .....