1942 GPW. What’s it worth?

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1942 GPW. What’s it worth?

Post by Jeepthing5280 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:54 pm

Recently I purchased ‘42 gpw from an estate. When I saw the condition, I couldn’t pass it up. As much as I would love to keep it, I need to finish restoration on my ‘56 cj6. Honestly, if my 56 wasn’t purchased new by my grandfather, I’d sell it and keep the ‘42. The problem I have is I have no idea what it’s worth.

1942 GPW
12/31/1942
Titled
All matching numbers
99% rust free
99% complete
Per title, previous owner purchased in 1956
Owners son thinks it’s been parked on since the ‘80s
Jeep is very solid. Very solid. No visible rust.
Frame looks good. Looks like it had a towbar at some point that was torched off, still needs cleaned up.
Jeep looks very original with all f script bolts, seat frames, everything.
Definitely been painted a few times. Olive, yellow and green is visible.
3 of 4 wheels are original combat wheels, tires are shot,is currently sitting on my 56 wheels.

This would be an ideal restoration candidate
What are these gpw’s worth? Worth more if I get it running?
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Post by Bill H. » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:16 pm

Take lots of pictures, frame number, data plate and engine number. Front, sides, rear, under all sides. Does the engine turn freely? Contact Ron at ron@g503.com.
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Post by Stinson L5 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:26 am

Interested. Please send me more details to hdj.stinson@gmail.com
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Post by sjalbert » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:27 am

Definitely worth more if you get it running. If engine turns freely change the oil, charge the battery, flush the fuel tank & fuel lines (or connect a temporary tank) and see if she'll start.
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Post by Adam » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:17 am

Is the title in your name?

Do you have pictures of the matching numbers? too often replacement engines are stamped with the old number.

pics of under the hood, you can only get a guesstimate of what is there with only 2 pics.

I would pay more for a untouched jeep, leave it like it is, is the engine free? may have stuck valves from sitting, was it prepped before leaving sit, you may have days and days and days of work to get her running. If it will run. Maybe at the most, pull the spark plugs, oil up the cylinders, and slowly turn the engine 2 full times by hand. If it gets stuck, just stop and leave it.


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Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:33 am

I don't see ones like this any more; sheet metal is usually rusted out.
Yours is worth a lot; more if the engine is matching or at least a Ford one.
You should sell the CJ6 and restore this one; you can buy Cjs all day. Can't buy GPWs like yours every day. It will always be worth more than your Cj6.
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Post by IvorGPW » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:56 am

dpcd67 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:33 am
You should sell the CJ6 and restore this one; you can buy Cjs all day. Can't buy GPWs like yours every day. It will always be worth more than your Cj6.
Sentiment has no cash value.
I disagree with this statement, I think many of us would be ecstatic to have a jeep with family history, I know I would. If someone is worried about how much the jeep is worth or will be worth and not how much how much they like or enjoy said vehicle they should buy stocks instead.
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Post by Jeepthing5280 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:25 am

Thanks for all the input guys. I will post more pics this weekend. I know for a fact it’s matching #’s. That was the first thing I checked. Frame/engine/dash all match. I have not tried to turn engine over yet.

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Post by sjalbert » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:47 am

IvorGPW wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:56 am
dpcd67 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:33 am
You should sell the CJ6 and restore this one; you can buy Cjs all day. Can't buy GPWs like yours every day. It will always be worth more than your Cj6.
Sentiment has no cash value.
I disagree with this statement, I think many of us would be ecstatic to have a jeep with family history, I know I would. If someone is worried about how much the jeep is worth or will be worth and not how much how much they like or enjoy said vehicle they should buy stocks instead.
Not to mention that CJ6's are even rarer then WWII Jeeps. Especially here in the states since they were primarily produced for foreign markets.
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Re: 1942 GPW. What’s it worth?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:05 pm

Ok, plenty of CJ6s on E-Willys. Few to no GPWs in the condition that the OP has.
Of course, that is just what I would do; everyone is free to do what they like with their stuff.
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Post by Michael O. » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:48 pm

I have 10 jeeps in my personal collection…ranging in years from 1941-1945…so I know what these are worth. You can email me some photos and I can give you my honest assessment.
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Post by dpcd67 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:51 am

I send you a PM, but I think new guys can't read them; so make some more posts to get qualified. Not sure of those rules.
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