GPA 4928 and 4926 Bob's & South African Military Museum

Here you can post your GPA serial numbers, your GPA history and if you want
some owners info with pictures.
Nice to see a face that belongs to a GPA !

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GPA 4928 and 4926 Bob's & South African Military Museum

Post by bobassel » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:06 am

Hello I'm Bob Asselbergs from Poortvliet Holland.(Here the short story)
I'm crazy abouth a GPA for more than 25 years and in 2002 I made the desision to sell 3 of my loved mil. cars to have enough fund to buy my
own GPA.
I was so lucky(after telling everybody) that I've got a tip from Jan Roelse
that Eugen Nick was selling his GPA.
Eugen restaurated this GPA and owned it for more than 30 years!
We made a deal and I flew to Johannesburg and was Eugens guest for a week.
Beside seeing South Africa Eugen took me to the Museum were my GPA
4928 d.o.d. 12-28-'42 (U47595) his brother is exposed since 1949 GPA 4926 (U47594).
This GPA is in almost new and untouched condition with on total and trip counter only 184 miles !!!!
Eugen restaurated and maintained this GPA very good 30 years ago but now I like to "refresh" her again.
When he found her unfortunaly the original GPA engine was broken so he replaced it with a m 38 engine.
Now , when restoring I install a reconditioned GPA engine.
In the past 2 years I collected the few parts that were missing.
Comming spring 2006 I hope to drive and sail again!

Bob
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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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GPA 4928 (U 47595) South Africa owned by Eugen Nick 2003

Post by bobassel » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:15 am

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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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GPA 4926 (U47594)in Johannesburg Museum

Post by bobassel » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:22 am

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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Finaly my own GPA 2005

Post by bobassel » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:25 am

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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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GPA 4928 after 2nd restauration

Post by bobassel » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:00 pm

Here she is after her 2nd restauration.
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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: GPA 4928

Post by bobassel » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:11 pm

Bob & GPA 4928 2009 G.B.
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