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Amphib Jeep Relic in India

Article about: Hi Gents Just found these pics of a rare swimming jeep, a Ford GPA, somewhere in India, It might be for sale as the pics belong to an Indian antique dealer. Amphibious Jeep - a set on Flickr

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    Hi Gents

    Just found these pics of a rare swimming jeep, a Ford GPA, somewhere in India, It might be for sale as the pics belong to an Indian antique dealer.

    Amphibious Jeep - a set on Flickr

    Cheers

    Reg
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    That's quite a find, can't be very many of those left. I recall reading that they weren't very well recieved in Western Allied service, although the Red Army was very fond of them for river crossings etc and built their own version with GAZ running gear after the war. The GMC DUKW, a 6x6 amphibious lorry built along the same lines, was much more successful though.

    That one'll need a lot to put it right, but it'd be great to see restored. If only I had the time and resources for another old car.

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    Let's hope it goes to the right person and it is restored. He is sitting on a little goldmine there.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Let's hope it goes to the right person and it is restored. He is sitting on a little goldmine there.

    Cheers, Ade.
    .....as he probably knows full well ........

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    Oh he knows Oradour! he's looking for about 35,000 USD for it! a bit out of my budget so I thought ild post it for you guys to dig deep over, and Ill head back to the dreaming board.

    Who's first to bid? LOL

    Reg

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    thats some serious green

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    He does know exactly what he has then

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Its amazing isnt it ! these so called antique dealers in the developing countries must still believe the streets are paved with gold in the west !.....i especially like all the Bulgarian 'WW1 German' artifacts at outragous prices doing the rounds on flea-bay at the moment, about as German as fish & chips !

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    Its a real shame, as going by the pictures it looks as if someone started to restore this and then gave up. The body tubs obviously been stripped or shot blast and then paint in modern Pink oxide synthetic enamel primer and then just left, making the rust much worse than it would have been if this was in as found condition, however not beyond repair and the tub and chassis look to be O.K. which is the main thing, as most other mechanical parts are compatible with those of the stand GPW. I'd do it if 1/ I had the money and 2/ the time.

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    $35,000 US ? ! ? - Keep dreaming !
    (Maybe restored and running !)

    You'd need to take off the five and one of the zero's from this amount !
    It is very restorable but as it sits, a nice conversation piece.

    Shame to see the critter rusting away.........





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    Steve.

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