October 14, 2021: The office of Military Vehicles Magazine received an interesting call the other day. The caller said, "I have a WWII Jeep that I inherited from my father, and I don't want it. I want to give it to someone who appreciates it."
After a lot more description, I interrupted. "Let me get this straight. You have a WWII Jeep?"
"Yes," the caller replied, "I inherited it along with the property from my Dad.
"And you want to GIVE it away, not sell it, correct?" I attempted to clarify.
"Yes," was her definitive reply.
The caller had my attention. So, I probed for more information. No, she didn't know anything about it. It was always on the property. And where is that?
"The Jeep is on my property in Dutch Harbor, Alaska," the call explained.
So there it is. A "free Jeep." All you have to do is get it off of Dutch Harbor.
The caller didn't have much more to add other than it was a "1943." From the photos below, it appears the data plates are missing...at least from the body.
Who knows what lies around the vehicle?
Gallery of photos of Dutch Harbor Jeep
Keep 'em rolling.
UPDATE: October 18, 2021
We can proudly announce that this 1943 Ford GPW is going to the Warbirds Of Glory Museum in Brighton Michigan. It is currently on its way from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Seattle, Washington. The GPW last ran in 2000 and will be restored to tell the story of the forgotten war durning WWII in Alaska.
We will keep you posted with updates. Keep 'em rolling!
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