Wed, 17th Nov 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
Lot 20
 

1943 Ford GPW Jeep
Current ownership since 1998

Sold for £27,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: VSV 698
Chassis No: GPW101445
MOT: April 2022

  • Current ownership since 1998
  • Imported from America in 1987 and only two keepers since importation
  • Benefitting from a new fuel tank in 2017
  • Understood to be still fitted with its original body tub

Arguably more iconic than a Sherman Tank or P-51 Mustang, the Jeep is for many the definitive WW2 vehicle. Equipped with a torquey L-headed 2.2-litre engine driving all four wheels via a three-speed manual box and two-speed transfer case, the tough, go-anywhere four-seater did its job exceptionally well. By the end of the war, 647,870 Jeeps had been produced - 281,448 of which were manufactured by Ford.

Manufactured in 1943, this Ford Jeep is finished in Green with painted wartime style decals and fitted with a 2.2-litre engine and three-speed manual gearbox. Imported into the United Kingdom in 1987 from America, the Jeep was with its first keeper until 1998 when it was purchased by the late-vendor. Understood to still be fitted with the original body-tub, the Jeep benefitted from a new fuel tank from Dallas Auto Parts in 2017 to the cost of approximately £350. Nicknamed ‘Auntie Millie’ in memory of a relation to the late-vendor, the name is in vinyl underneath the windscreen. Offered with a V5C document, a few past MOT certificates, ‘VSV 698’ has a no advisory MOT certificate until April 2022.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 17th Nov 2021

AUCTION VENUE
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

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Tuesday 16th November 2021 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 9am

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