1941 Ford GP # 9223. The 1941 Ford GP, as well as the Bantam BRC and Willys MA were pre-WW2 limited production models, often labeled as prototypes which developed into the common WW2 GPW and MB.The production of the Ford GP, which is very unique to itself, was approximately 4500 units with most going overseas. It is estimated that only a few hundred of the GPs exist today, most of which are in the hands of collectors.
Of the total, it is estimated that less than 100 are restored, with the vast majority of the balance being as non-restorable and in dire condition. The problem is that the original (NOS) parts are very difficult to find, expensive, and quality reproduction components are limited. Therefore a GP that is complete, clean and in operating condition is in high demand. This GP, # 9223, is considered an early model series one GP, one of 1500 of the first series.
Genuine GP engine # 9547 and drivetrain were rebuilt at the time of restoration. Smokes a little when cold but clears up once warm. Brakes and steering are very nice. This GP checks all the boxes with correct top, trailer with canvas, all of the blinkers , reflectors, extinguisher, flashlight, engine crank handle, and correct lighting.
Museum Quality example of an extremely rare piece of American History. The item "1941 Ford gp GPW" is in sale since Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Ford\Other". The seller is "vintagesteel4sale" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.