This vehicle was obviously re-built by some government agency in the distant past as evidenced by the special (Utility, Universal?) engine number (U68533) & matching unique data plate. All the original data plates have been removed. It is titled as a '46 Willys (the year of the engine?) but I bought it because it had more difficult to find Ford parts than any of my GPW's, including the early rear seat, combat wheels, springs, transmission and transfer case, plus more. It has the Willys style frame & ACM II composite body so it's probably a late MB. The toeboard gusset number (121371) dates the tub to late summer’44 but the hood number dates to spring ‘43. I am currently putting it back together using mostly Willys parts that are currently installed on my other GPW's. The serial number above is in error as the Gee computer will not accept a serial number starting with a letter, in this case "U". Also, the serial number was recorded incorrectly as the 8 was mistaken for a 3. I corrected that with a new title and frame horn data plate and discarded the special plate it came with.
This MB was sold in December of 2020 to a collector in South Dakota.
|City, State/Region, Country||North Prairie, WI, United States|
|Body Type||ACM Type 2|
|Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number||20340945 S|
|Factory Mystery Code|
|Data Plate Origin||Unknown|
|Data Plate Material||Unknown|
|Date of Delivery||1944-00-00|
|Date of Acquisition||1996-00-00|
|Date Info Created||2003-03-02 12:36:46|
|Date Info Last Updated||2021-03-02 08:39:34|