Ex British Army Jeep Manufactured 14th April 1942 making this GPW-15553 a VEP (very early production) Ford Jeep.
Rare ‘scripted’ model Restored whilst retaining mainly original components I am delighted to offer this early, scarce and sought-after ‘scripted’ (with the Ford name visible on the rear) Ford Jeep from the early weeks of production in 1942.
This particular example served within the British Army during the Second World War until it was decommissioned and sold off on 20th January 1947.
In 2016, the Jeep was acquired in a poor state, from a family who had owned it since 1969.
A sympathetic restoration was undertaken, with the idea of retaining as much of the original Jeep as possible. The only item that was replaced was the bare rear tub as this was deemed as too far gone to restore but it is available and included if a new owner requires it. You may notice that some items, although treated and painted, show signs of age; the key thing is that they are rare items and have been retained.
Today, this Jeep proudly displays many original features including the Sheller steering wheel, British Army Butler lights, original data plates, rare early Ford radio suppression box, original ww2 combat wheel rims, a period Ford wartime 2.2 litre engine, starting handle.
Nearly all the original nuts, bolts, clips, brackets were retained (mostly F marked); even the chassis rivets are authentic. In addition, the brake system was overhauled and includes a new brake master cylinder, brake lines, original wheel cylinders restored, pipes and linings. This Jeep is complete with a UK V5C registration document, original buff log book and also includes other items such as an axe, shovel (not originally supplied on British Jeeps), hessian rope and fire extinguisher.
Today, many of these Jeeps are fitted with replica parts; however, this example still retains most of the ‘F’ marked parts (how many can you spot?), wartime Ford engine and ww2 combat rims thus resulting in what must be an ideal collectors’ item.
Located In Reading just off of J12 M4.
Delivery poss anywhere in UK or Northern Europe.
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