***ONLY 5,991 ORIGINAL MILES***
Serial #: GPW 258913
Engine Serial #: GPW 258913
Frame Serial #: GPW 258913
US Registration #: USA 20725066S
ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES INCLUDED WITH THE JEEP:
CANVAS WINDSHIELD COVER
CANVAS HALF DOORS
SAFETY DOOR STRAPS
ORD TIRE PUMP MOUNTED UNDER THE REAR SEAT
HAND CRANK MOUNTED BEHIND THE REAR SEAT
GREASE GUN MOUNTED IN THE BRACKET UNDER HOOD
FIRST AID KIT MOUNTED IN THE BRACKET UNDER DASH
FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED IN BRACKET
OIL CAN MOUNTED IN THE BRAKCET ON THE FIREWALL
TM9-803 MANUAL IN THE GLOVE BOX
RIFLE RACK MOUNTED ON WINDSHIELD
SPARE PARTS KIT/TOOL KIT/JACK AND LUG WRENCH
This is an untouched, original 1945 Ford GPW Jeep. It was put into storage in May of 1945 until it was declared surplus by the War Assets Commission. The Jeep was then sold at auction (8/28/45) in new condition with only 30 miles. The GPW spent its life with a trucking business in south-western Pennsylvania. It was stored indoors and was occasionally used for hunting and snow plowing. The original owner died in 1998 and it was sold with his estate. At that time, the odometer showed only 05754 miles. I am the third owner.
This GPW still has ALL ORIGINAL olive drab paint, original canvas seats & crash pads, original data plates and the original windshield glass (with dates). The cowl has War Assets Commission stenciled on it, as well as the auction date. The Jeep also has (4) original Goodyear tires. As many of you know, this was the contract in which Jeeps were delivered with no spare tire due to the rubber shortage at the time. The U.S. registration numbers are still visible in blue drab on the hood. The original owner installed a push bumper with a snow plow lift arm. There are three holes in the center floor for a snow plow lift (hand pump), two for the mounting pump and one for the hydraulic line. The front bumper and bumper gussets have been replaced. There is some very minor rust on the floor (by the gas pedal) and in the glove box. The GPW now shows 05991 on the odometer. It has a clear Pennsylvania title, and it runs and sounds like a jeep with only 6,000 miles on it!
This Ford GPW has been shown at the Hershey AACA fall meets since 1999 and has the AACA HPOF (Historical Preservation Original Features) Award. It is truly one of the rarest and untouched original Jeeps out there today. A must have for the serious Jeep or Ford collector or museum.
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