Lot 29 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Sold for £23,625
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: MXS 114
Chassis No: MB125132
Always highly prized by enthusiasts and collectors, surviving Willys MB and Ford GPW Jeeps are even more sought after if they were produced during WW2, as was the Willys example we are pleased to offer here. Delivered on 3rd June 1942 for service with the Australian Army, it was one of 5112 built to this specification out of a total run of 640,000 vehicles. Comprehensively restored by the vendor to “as left factory” condition, it is one of just 86 left on the register and features a slat grille and glove box. Boasting a correct WW2 tub with all correct details, its originality is enhanced by the presence of original wings, bonnet, screen and frame. The care and attention to detail that has been expended during its restoration is well worthy of inspection, even down to the correct Goodyear All Service tyres. Described as being in “excellent” condition as regards its bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission and interior, MXS 114 is a delight to behold and would surely make a welcome addition to any collection.