Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

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Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by Bob Bell » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:43 am

The first jeep I ever owned I bought from a farmer in 1968, when I lived in the UK . It was a 1943 Ford, and the plate number was HRO 443. I sold it in 1974 or 5.

I am wondering if the current owner ever gets to look at this forum .... I'd love to know how the jeep is doing all these years later.

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Have owned dozens of flat fenders over the years including 1945 CJ2A 10011 which I sold in 2002.
First 4WD was an Austin Champ in 1965, and then a GPW UK license number HRO 443, sold in 1974.


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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by conrod6 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:28 am

You should try WW2 British army jeep research page on facebook - they may be able to help.

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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by nick peters » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:31 pm

Bob
HRO 443 is still listed on the DVLA data base. However its registered as a Willys Painted Green. Someone may come on here and say they are the owner. They may even sell it back to you for the same money you got when you sold it :lol:
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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by Bob Bell » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:28 am

Thanks Nick and Barrie,
The DVLA looks like a good way to go. Maybe he'll sell it to me for what I paid for it, which was sixty Pounds. Shipping to California might be a bit pricey though ....
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1946 CJ2A 36116
Have owned dozens of flat fenders over the years including 1945 CJ2A 10011 which I sold in 2002.
First 4WD was an Austin Champ in 1965, and then a GPW UK license number HRO 443, sold in 1974.

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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by nick peters » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:50 am

Bob
The only way to find the owner is if a friendly UK cop ,taps into the Department Vehicle Licencing Authority They would then have access to the current owner of your old gpw.
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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by Bob Bell » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:39 pm

Thanks everyone for all the help and hints ... looks like I have linked up with the current owner ...

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1946 CJ2A 36116
Have owned dozens of flat fenders over the years including 1945 CJ2A 10011 which I sold in 2002.
First 4WD was an Austin Champ in 1965, and then a GPW UK license number HRO 443, sold in 1974.

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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by Fushigi Ojisan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:30 pm

Would like to hear how your GPW is doing as well

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Re: Ford GPW UK licence plate number HRO 443

Post by nick peters » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:21 am

Hey Bob
Good to hear you traced the jeep. Fly over for a reunion. We can have a cake :D
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