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1942 Ford Gpw

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'42 Ford GPW
The GPW was built to the Willys design. The government requirement was that all parts be interchangeable, and this was tested often by dismantling Ford and Willys jeeps, mixing up the parts and attempting to reassemble them. Still, almost every part on an early Ford GPW had a Ford mark on it. (Henry Ford wasn't going to pay for warranty claims on non-Ford parts!) GPW stood for Government (contract) 80-inch reconnaissance car (P), Willys pattern (W). Fred LaPerriere owns this '42, which was driven from Colorado to Alaska in the '90s. A total of 278,000 GPWs were built from 1942-1945.

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