1943 Willys-Ford MB Jeep*

Lot: 216

Sold for (£): 14,850
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1943 Willys Jeep manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Nicely restored classic Jeep. Perfect for the Goodwood Revival...

  • Formerly on display at the R.E.M.E. Museum for 15 years until 2015
  • Looks to be in very good order throughout 
  • Recent overhaul of the brakes and an engine service
  • Rare combination of Willys chassis and Ford body
  • A wonderful addition to any car collection at No Reserve


Lot Details

Registration: 8942U RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1943 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Willys Odometer reading (miles): 44000
Model: Jeep MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: MB290552

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The previous vendor replaced the four-wheel cylinders, front brake shoes, hub seals and water pump in late 2016.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Although this wonderful 1943 example has a chassis number starting MB, denoting a Willys, the body is indeed a Ford, an interesting anomaly that may have occurred in a number of ways, either "in theatre” repairs or during later restoration.

First registered in the UK on the 20th March 1981, the previous vendor informs us that it was left to a gentleman in a Will along with a Humber Snipe. He decided to lend both vehicles to the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Museum at Arborfield, Berkshire, where it remained on display for the last fifteen years until the museum was relocated to Wiltshire in 2015.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history