Estimate 60,000€ – 90,000€
This historic Ford GPA Jeep is a remarkable find, having remained in its original production state since its manufacturing date of December 4, 1942. Its chassis number and identification plate, both displaying the number 3321, match perfectly. This Jeep was produced by the renowned Ford Motor Company at its industrial complex in River Rouge, Detroit.
Mass-produced by Ford from 1942 to March 1943, this GPA model is one of the rarest and most original jeeps in existence. It shares standardized parts with the standard GPW jeep. After being delivered to the Brazilian army in 1943, our GPA Jeep has been meticulously preserved in its original condition.
Everything from its identification plates, bodywork, Ford bolts, paint, fittings, Sheller steering wheel, black-out headlight, electrical and mechanical peripherals, to the finest details, remains untouched and strictly original. It is a testament to the careful preservation of its two previous owners.
To ensure its continued functionality, a significant overhaul has been recently conducted. The “go devil” engine has undergone a total rebuild, including the replacement of cylinders, rings, pistons, valves, guides, crankshaft rectification, pinions, timing chain, clutch, and seals. The peripheries have also been revised, with the steering box and rubber bellows being replaced. Some non-functional gauges have been swapped with similar productions to maintain authenticity.
The wheels, combat rims, and tires are new, addressing any corrosion that may have occurred due to its water usage. Despite being 82 years old, this Ford GPA Jeep remains a pleasure to drive, especially in water, and is easy to operate.
GPA models are exceedingly rare in collections, particularly in such well-preserved condition. As the ultimate jeep model and already a collector’s item, this Ford GPA Jeep, in its original state, presents a unique investment opportunity, offering both historical significance and the potential for enjoyable use as a collector car.
Here are some technical specifications for the Ford GPA Jeep used during World War II:
- Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
- Production Years: 1942-1943
- Type: Amphibious Jeep
- Vehicle Weight: Approximately 3,400 lbs (1,540 kg)
- Length: 12 feet (3.66 meters)
- Width: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters)
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters)
- Engine: Ford “Go Devil” 4-cylinder
- Engine Displacement: 134 cubic inches (2.2 liters)
- Horsepower: Approximately 60 hp
- Transmission: 3-speed manual
- Maximum Speed: On land – Approximately 55 mph (88 km/h), In water – Approximately 4 mph (6.4 km/h)
- Range: Approximately 300 miles (483 kilometers)
- Fuel Capacity: 12.5 US gallons (47.3 liters)
- 4×4 Drive System: Yes
- Amphibious Capability: Equipped with a propeller and a water-tight hull, allowing it to traverse water bodies.
- Towing Capacity: Capable of towing light trailers and small artillery pieces.
- Seating Capacity: Typically accommodated up to 4 passengers.
Please note that these specifications may vary slightly depending on specific models and modifications made during or after production.