1943 FORD GPW JEEP
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 78
Year : 1943
Engine Size : 2200cc
Colour : Green
Interior : Green
Registration No. : HVS 837
Chassis No. : # 160774
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

This ruggedly handsome example of the most iconic of all WWII vehicles was reputedly delivered for use by the US forces in November 1943. It was acquired by the previous keeper (a well-known member of the MVCC) in 1990 from a Greek army surplus sale and recommissioned in time to participate in the '50 + One' Jeep celebration of 1992. The vendor currently regards 'HVS 837' as featuring 'good' Green paintwork, 2.2-litre engine and four-speed manual gearbox and electrical equipment, and 'original' bodywork. He is offering the left-hand drive Jeep complete with numerous photos, MOTs from 1992 all the way through to 2013, and the all-important: spade, folding shovel, jerry can, rifle holder, spare wheel, canvas tilt and doors, plus rear lap belts - there's even the option of a standard issue carbine rifle by separate negotiation. The mileage of this splendid WWII item of Americana currently stands at an unwarranted 6,442.