Willys MA

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Wayne Douglas
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Willys MA

Post by Wayne Douglas » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:50 pm

Hi guys can anyone give me a guide price for a fully restored Willys MA.

Both US and EU price guide if possible.

Vehicle has original MA motor / manifold / carburetor / generator / starter motor / gearbox / transfercase / chassis / axles / distributor / data plates / correct gauges / gas tank / windscreen plus many other small original MA parts.

Other parts are reproductions which I believe to be absolutely correct for the MA, and have been sourced from all over the world over the last 25 years.

Everything has been totally reconditioned.

Time to take on another project :D

regards Wayne

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Re: Willys MA

Post by jeepmb » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:26 am

Dear Wayne,

if I'm not wrong, four years ago, a Willys MA (to be restored) but all original in engine, tub, dataplates, etc etc....was sold for roughly 100K USD....

In my opinion, the price for an original well restored Willys MA could be similar for a Ford GPA.

Hoping this may help you.

Have a nice day.

Kindest Regards

Luigi

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Re: Willys MA

Post by gpa58 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 am

dear wayne
i am looking for a MA jeep
i can understand you may have one for sale
i am interesting can swap with a ford gpa
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Re: Willys MA

Post by gpwmke » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:20 pm

I would think you could start at $200,000.00 and see what happens. If the MA is as nice and runs as good as you say you could very possibly achieve this price and/or set a new base price for a restored MA. You can always work your way down on the selling price but you really can't inflate the price once you set it. Of course there is always THAT site with a minimum bid to be met and you can set that anywhere you want. There is probably at least one person out there who would consider buying it at $200K if he/she really wanted it. Of course Money talks in this hobby.

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Re: Willys MA

Post by Ladislav » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:00 am

Is it not little to much 200 K? šŸ˜‹
I mean for me having MA stuff is ok...


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Re: Willys MA

Post by Ernie Baals » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 pm

Last restored one that i knew sold. About 3 years ago. Went for 85,000
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Re: Willys MA

Post by Ladislav » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:17 pm

Was that one went I think to Russia? Was there not any engine issue or something like this?
I also noticed in past one unrestored MA was sold for 100 K..??

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Re: Willys MA

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:45 am

I read somewhere (might have been on this site ) that there are only 37 MAs left in the world. Anyone know different ???

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Re: Willys MA

Post by George Hollins » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 am

Hello Mark:

Gavin Walker keeps the MA list:
http://willysma.com/

Gavinā€™s list has 66 known MA in the world. However, many of these are just engines or chassis or unknown. Looks like only about 20-25 restored MA in the world.

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Re: Willys MA

Post by Ernie Baals » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:53 am

The one that sold was Toby ( i can't think of his last namenow, but i believe it was Whacker)
i am pretty sure it stayed in the states
i ran great. i had the chance to drive it
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Re: Willys MA

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:53 pm

Many thanks for that information George. :D

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Re: Willys MA

Post by soccergorilla » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:02 pm

I think Toby's went to Finland or Russia. As far as value I think there should be a big difference between a restored MA with only an original frame and a truly original MA with almost all original parts. The top 5 cars(most original) should be north of 150k while a heavily reproduction car should be around 50k in my opinion. It is great to see all these frames being made into cars for people to enjoy but when things get overly watered down it devalues the real ones a bit. Can you imagine having a real MA and taking it apart to create 3 MA's each 1/3 "real" to cash out. Just food for thought. Sean.

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Re: Willys MA

Post by Polar Roller » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:12 pm

Good thoughts gorilla...if you are buying these cars for history, love the wrinkles and holes!

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Re: Willys MA

Post by Ladislav » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:54 pm

I agree with Sean,
Must different heavily between very original ones (probably few worldwide only) and ā€œmost repro partsā€ ones. Also the real technical shape and condition plays roll.

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