Ford GPW 55791

This Ford built standardized jeep was assembled at the Ford plant in Dallas, Texas on August 12, 1942. It was assigned Army Registration number 20144366. Based on the previous owner's extensive research, I believe that this jeep was assigned to an Army Air Corps unit. A layer of Air Force blue paint was found under the hood and U.S.A.F stenciled along with the registration number. I believe that this jeep served in the European theater of operations in WW II, as the word “France 1944” along with the initials “E.G.” are carved into the green Sheller steering wheel. No blackout drive light was ever installed.  Trailer socket  and 5 gallon can holder were field mods.  No Ford Script on rear panel.  Based on these points I believe the jeep might have been an airfield utility vehicle. Sometime after WW II, the jeep made its way back to Colorado. It was sold as surplus or given to a public school in Brush, Colorado, and used as a utility vehicle.  The previous owner bought the vehicle from the man who bought it from the public school in 1982. The previous owner did the major restoration work, and drove it in the 1992 Alaska – Canadian highway 50th Anniversary convoy. He installed a GPW engine with a non-standard number, stamped into the engine block boss.  I bought the vehicle in February 2005, and continue the restoration process.  I regularly drive it to shows and parades.  


Name Daniel Wesolowski
City, State/Region, Country Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Frame Number GPW 55791
Engine Number S25313KAN
Body Number
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number 20144366
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 2430
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-08-12
Date of Acquisition 2005-02-28
Date Info Created 2005-03-29 13:29:13
Date Info Last Updated 2021-01-21 12:31:55
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Ford GPW 55791
I bought the jeep in February 2005. An older, well done restoration. I drive it in parades and around the neighborhood in Summer. The kids love it. I update and continue the restoration process. Thanks Ron Fitzpatrick for your parts and this site!
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