Ford GPW 217899

Restoration completed Autumn 2020. Initially recovered from Estonia by Paul Taylor. Owned post war by an ex Russian Paratrooper living in Estonia after the war and sold on to Paul. Serial Number does not check out to be a Lend Lease jeep so must have come over to Europe with the Americans and swapped on the border so a Russian could get home! That's quite a journey in a jeep :). Engine appears to be a post war Russian copy of a jeep block. Casting marks appear to indicate 1953 manufacture with only a star and some Russian characters where the engine number should be.

Name Jake Bullock
City, State/Region, Country , yorkshire, United Kingdom
Frame Number 217899
Engine Number Exact Russian copy
Body Number 229884
Body Type ACM Type 2
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number 20547399
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 3253
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Aluminum
Date of Delivery 1944-08-09
Date of Acquisition 2017-11-02
Date Info Created 2017-11-02 16:20:13
Date Info Last Updated 2021-04-15 11:20:15
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Ford GPW 217899
August 1944 GPW. Recovered from Estonia and restored my myself from Nov 2017 to Nov 2020. Formerly owned by an ex Russian Paratrooper after being brought back to Estonia from the American lines at the end of the war. Currently in 6 Armoured Div markings.
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