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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

"This Jeep is a 1942 willys MB tub is an early production 3 piece original Ww2 tub made in very early 1942. The engine is period correct 1941 year of production. Bonnet or hood is the correct early two piece with early style 7 barrel or 9 tab piano hinge.

The tub is salvageable with minimal rust through in usual areas around top hats, under fuel tank and on the tool carrying side body seam. The jeep does not appear to have had any previous repair so nice fresh restoration material without the need to correct previous bad repairs.

Before we get to the details of this Jeep which is for sale, lets have a look at some facts:

There were over 360,000 of the Willy's MB produced, making it the most popular Jeep made during the time. Ford produced over 270,000 of their Jeep variant in the same time span. In total, there were over 640,000 Jeeps built during WW2…"


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Fred Cartwright05 Feb 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Price doesn't seem too bad for a piece of WW2 history although no doubt you would need to spend quite a bit to get it restored.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 11:15 p.m. PST

Nice barn find, but I think he is pitching his opening bid too high.

You can get a roadworthy WW2 jeep for around twelve grand in Britain. He wants at least half that and then you have the restoration costs on top!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

I agree price is far too high. Needs a lot of work to put back on road. Much newer examples ie post WW2 can be found as little as £5,000.00 GBP and road worthy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info!.


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