Ford GPW 250524

The original data plates are missing. The DoD is calculated based on the serial number. The jeep is a late production GPW with a late ACM composite body with a Willys engine. The 229th Ordnance Base Depot rebuilt all major components in 1953 in Tomioka Japan. The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Workshop (R.E.M.E. WKSP) rebuilt the engine again in 1961. It is speculation based on what history I know of the vehicle that this jeep may have seen service during the re-opening of the Ledo-Stilwell (Burma) Road in 1945. At some later date it was transferred to the British and saw use in China and India. After discharge from British service it was picked up by a CIA operative who used the jeep in Afghanistan and subsequently bought it back to the United States. The jeep has a set of five Russian military tires and a radiator that was rebuilt in Karachi Pakistan. I intend to keep these items as well as all the rebuild plates intact on the jeep to preserve its history.

Name Tony Norton
City, State/Region, Country Dumfries, VA, United States
Frame Number 250524
Engine Number 36510
Body Number 249648
Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number None
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 0
Data Plate Origin Unknown
Data Plate Material Unknown
Date of Delivery 1945-01-27
Date of Acquisition 1945-01-27
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Date Info Created 2003-08-12 14:04:02
Date Info Last Updated 2003-08-12 14:04:02
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Ford GPW 250524
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