Fans of old military vehicles might want to pay extra close attention to the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance coming up this weekend. Crossing the Bonhams auction block on Sunday are a pair of seemingly flawless World War II Jeeps, which are both expected to fetch serious dollars.

Lot Number 305 at the auction is a 1945 Ford GPW Jeep that has been fully restored, which is expected to command between $35,000 and $45,000. Shortly after the Ford GPW, a potentially more interesting 1944 Willys MB (shown above) will be auctioned off, but Hemmings raises some red flags about this Jeep. First, it is claiming to have been "discovered in its original crate about 30 years ago," but there is no proof or documentation of any sort. Also, it is claiming to be all original, but it was given a paint job "shortly after it was discovered." Even with these questionable descriptions, this Willys could reach between $20,000 and $30,000. Head over to Bonhams' site and Hemmings for more information on both WW2-era Jeeps.


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      csgill75
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love those old jeeps. My Granddad had a Willys jeep on his farm many many years ago. I learned to drive it in the fields when I was about 6 or so on his lap and later on by myself.
      Farmboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      That would have been one hell of a Christmas unwrap.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Farmboy
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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the simplicity of it all. No zillion computers, just a sturdy vehicle.
      Hokiegrad09
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow are those windshield wipers seriously hand operated?
        jnbcressy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hokiegrad09
        yes, and later on they used manifold pressure to operate them before electric wipers.
      tacbac2380
      • 1 Year Ago
      Drove one in the military and fun light and fast for size. However do not try to take hills and or dunes as they can flip it over on you and many individuals hurt them selfs or killed by that action.
      Angelina Jhon
      • 1 Year Ago
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      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      war surplus Jeep frames were used for the Henry J. I was a " service tech" for a a Kaiser-Jeep dealer when HJ's were new.
      Michael White
      • 1 Year Ago
      MB Jeeps was never shipped in crates Some ads claimed to offer "Jeeps still in the factory crate." This legend persisted for decades, despite the fact that Jeeps were never shipped from the factory in crates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep
        jnbcressy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael White
        Same story persists about various motorcycle brands Indian/H-D/etc. Finding crates of bikes either in warehouse or buried in the ground somewhere.
      Jeff-ray
      • 1 Year Ago
      Drove one in the Army. Pass.
      Hello Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Check out the engine. it has a 12 volt battery and an altenator. last time i looked, these items were not even invented yet. Chevy started using 12 volt systems in 1955, Ford in 1956 and altenators did not show up till th early 60's . So how is this jeep original?
      RouteUS66Busload
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everything's so basic on this particular fully restored jeep. Very interesting pictures and article.
      brus35
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its missing a radio mounted on the back with a 12 foot "whip" antenna. I have pictures of one of these while washing it in a river in S Viet Nam back in '69 . brings back memories of one of my closest friends, valedictorian in HS, who went to VN with me and was killed after 3 months in country
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