Looking Forward

Nigel Hay’s round-up of the military vehicle market

SGI - new player in the Jeep body market

Shows, whether large or small are so important to our hobby. Not just for the trade in vehicles, parts and militaria but the social interaction of enthusiasts sharing a common hobby.

As double vaccinations become the entry requirement for many events and attractions, we must see if this trickles down to our military shows.

August and September are looking a little more like the pre-Covid days and organisers tell us entries are coming in larger numbers than expected.

Vehicle sales are healthy. The higher end of the Jeep market continues to offer vehicles between £28,00 and £30,000. Importantly, these prices are being achieved, both at home and in Europe.

US prices seem to be a little less and currency variations are making it viable for dealers to import containers stuffed with project Jeeps and parts. Airborne Garage in Holland released an early 1942 Ford ‘Script’ Jeep at €33,500, having recently sold a Slat Grille Jeep for a similar sum.

Our entry-level Jeep this month is an abandoned GPW project for £5,000, which sold rapidly. A running and driving GPW at £12,750 was a reasonably viable project but looked as if the body tub would need replacing – which is often the easiest option. The Jeep market is of course supported by suppliers of spare parts, many of which are newly manufactured as NOS parts.

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