Original U.S. WWII 1943 Ford GPW Jeep with M2 Browning .50 Caliber and Accessories- Fully Restored

Item Description

Original Item: Only one available. This is an original WW2 1943 Ford GPW Jeep. The serial number, located on the frame, is 105145. It was manufactured at the Louisville, Kentucky plant on or about April 1st, 1943. We believe that it was delivered to the U.S. Government on April, 28th 1943. This jeep has had a frame off restoration and every part has been inspected, cleaned and if required repaired, replaced, or reconditioned from top to bottom. It runs perfectly and is comprised of 85% original parts. It has a clear and current title, starts with ease, drives beautifully and is simply a pleasure to both own and drive.

This jeep was discovered on the east coast, thankfully it was stored indoors which means the tub, frame, engine and majority of the parts had little to no rust which is rare for genuine WWII issue Jeep. The serial number 105145 on the frame is clearly visible increasing the desirability of this fine example. Of particular note is that both the original WWII frame and original WWII tub are both Ford manufactured. Later in 1943 the Jeep tubs (both Ford and Willy's) were outsourced to AMC (American Motor Company) making this tub one of the very last GPWs issued with a genuine Ford built tub.

Upon our purchase of this jeep we tasked master restorer David Welch the former president of the MVPA (Motor Vehicle Preservation Association) and owner of Ramshorn Creek Restorations to conduct the inspection, testing and restoration. Here is a run down of his work- the WWII drive train showed little wear when inspected and re-assembled, new battery, new battery cable, new voltage gauge, new rear seals, engine tested and serviced, all fluids flushed and filled, brakes totally taken apart cleaned, inspected and rebuilt, brake lines, fuel lines, oil lines were replaced with the best available. The entire Jeep was dismantled, stripped, repaired where needed then re-assembled. Not a single inch of this Jeep was left unrestored or neglected. We even added the correct combat split rims and purchased brand new 15" period military Firestone tires!

The engine is a post war 1946/47 CJ which we actually prefer as these engines are far more reliable and easier to maintain. The engine was given a full inspection and testing. Of all the Jeep engines tested by David Welch this is among the very best. The pistons have 95 lbs of pressure and are all within 5% of each other, the vacuum is 20 inches at idle. These are numbers they wanted when the jeeps left the factories in WW2!

Another wonderful aspect that really sets this jeep apart are clever alterations that makes it far more pleasurable to drive. To begin with-

• The "Fat Boy" conversion- Anyone over 5'9 tall and 170 lbs knows that fitting behind the wheel of a jeep is a tight squeeze. So this jeep has what is known the "fat boy" conversion. Two beautifully and inconspicuously done "cut outs" in the wheel wells of the tub were made behind both the drver and passenger seats. Then each seat was elongated to allow the driver to sit about 8 inches further away from the wheel and pedals. This makes the drive truly comfortable and fun.
• 12-Volt Electrical system- Masterful upgrade to a 12 volt electrical system with correct wire harness, generator, regulator, bulbs, wiring, etc throughout. This means a standard car battery can be used and this jeep in the event of discharging can be jump started in the typical fashion. 12 volt systems are more reliable and easier to fix and maintain.
• Turn signals- again the advantage of the 12-volt system, this neat jeep uses blackout lights as turn signals with a turn switch mounted to the steering wheel column and painted the correct color to make it blend in with the vintage of the Jeep.

Additional accessories include-

• A BATF approved steel replica non-firing .50cal M2 Browning machine gun.
• Original U.S. WWII fully operation SIREN (it is LOUD).
• Correct canvas top by Beechwood Canvas for cold wet weather.
• M25 pedestal mount with correct fork head cradle.
• Original U.S. WWII full Size Infantry Shovel
• Original U.S. WWII full Size Infantry Axe
• Original U.S. 1940’s Era brass fire extinguisher mounted driver side.
• Original U.S. WWII dated water can.
• Garand/Thompson rifle rack with a Garand non-firing replica on inside of windshield.
• M1 Carbine non-firing replica with leather carbine scabbard mounted outside of passenger seat.

There may be other WWII Jeeps on the market but very few that run as well, have as many authentic vintage parts without Bondo, multiple wartime accessories, a correct Browning M2 .50 caliber metal MG mounted on an M25 mount, a functional WWII siren, custom conversions for daily driving like the "fat boy" seats, blackout light turn signals , 12-volt electrical system, all working gauges, brand new Firestone tires and combat rims. In fact, if you found this jeep in a barn and restored it to the level we have with all the work required it would cost at least $24,000 in parts and labor (not to mention the 12 months waiting for it to be completed).

Purchase price is ex Gillette, New Jersey, USA warehouse, please call for a freight quote (typically cost >$1000 east of Mississippi and a between $1000 -$1500 west of the Mississippi river). Export possible but MG cannot be exported.

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