Very nice 1942 MB that was disassembled and rebuilt as close to original as possible. Restoration was done by a retired career Army mechanic who does amazing work. Incorrect holes in the body were welded closed and ground smooth, all new reproduction canvas seat covers and summer top. All new brake system, the MB numbered engine rebuilt, drive line rebuilt. New reproduction non directional tires (5) Reproduction wax impregnated(?) pasteboard floor covers. The new windshield glass was etched with a makers production date of 1942. Restoration was done several years ago and has then been in heated, dry storage at all times. Was only driven to a few local parades and car show's. Odometer reset at rebuild shows only a few miles. Not sure if gauges are NOS, original, or reproduction, but all appear to work properly. Jeep comes with some original- not reprint- manuals for the time period. Jeep was painted in as close to the correct 1942 flat OD green as possible. I believe the hood number was calculated from existing production records for frame number MB 162264.Internet search shows a table that states this frame number was manufactured in August 1942. Body number is 98242. Engine number is MB-224585. Block casting number is 1 28 638632 W1. The engine head does NOT have either Willys or Jeep cast on it. The rear panel does NOT have Willys embossed there. A starting crank is mounted behind the rear seat, and a tire pump is mounted under the rear seat. NO jack or tool kit. It is unknown if this is 100 percent original driveline and body as built. No government rebuild plate was found. The jeep and trailer both have the bolted combat rims.
Jeep has clean and in hand.
Also included at the asking price will be a 1944/45 contract Converto Airborne dump trailer. This was
also restored by the same mechanic. New reproduction tires, wiring, taillight etc. Umbilical connects to the MB and trailer light
works well. Some dents were left in the bed under the same new flat OD paint to show the honest work this trailer performed over
the years. Trailer has a reproduction manual with it. Trailer will need a hemp or sisal rope to replace the cotton clothesline
that was used to demonstrate the dump bed a few times. Trailer has no registration or plates. Bill of sale will be given.