Ford GP Jeep on sale from Military Classic Vehicles in Normandy, France.
Jeep first production Ford model GP. Chassis # 6377 from November 1941. Restoration project, the bodywork part having already been completely restored.
The Ford engine has been reconditioned, the gearbox and transfer assembly are complete and original and remains to be repaired. Complete restoration can be carried out in our workshops.
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Some history on the Ford GP Jeep
The Ford GP was a prototype military vehicle developed by Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was one of the vehicles that was designed to meet the US military’s request for a light, 4-wheel-drive reconnaissance vehicle. The Ford GP was essentially a prototype of what would later become the iconic Jeep.
The Ford GP was based on the Willys MB, the other contender for the US military contract. The two vehicles were very similar in design and function, but there were some differences in their construction. For example, the Ford GP had a stamped steel body, while the Willys MB had a welded body. The Ford GP also had some differences in its suspension and drivetrain.
The Ford GP was powered by a 60 horsepower, 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, which was later used in the Willys MB. It had a top speed of around 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) and a range of approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers).
Although the Ford GP was not selected for the military contract, it played an important role in the development of the Jeep. Many of the features that were developed for the Ford GP were later incorporated into the Willys MB and the Jeep that followed.
Today, the Ford GP is a rare and highly sought-after vehicle by military vehicle collectors and enthusiasts. Only a small number of Ford GPs were built, and many of them were destroyed during testing or scrapped after the war. However, a few examples have survived and are preserved in museums and private collections.