1943 - Ford GPA (Amphibious)
The GPA is a seaworthy amphibious vehicle built around the Ford GPW jeep chassis. It incorporates the same engine and drivetrain as the Ford GPW jeep. It has a bilge pump and propeller that is operated by the PTO, and the rudder is cable controlled from the steering column. The unit is also equipped with the Braden capstan winch. It has a wheelbase of 84 inches, as compared to 80 inches on the standard jeep, and a weight of 3660 pounds. Being 1200 pounds heavier than a standard jeep, it suffered from a substantial lack in performance.
ThisjeephasbeenrestoredbyL’CarsofCameron,Wisconsin,aconcoursqualityrestorer. Thisisagrounduprestoration and is the finest GPA restoration in North America, as every mechanical device has been restored, all interior bracing has been replaced as new, and the entire skin is new. The restoration was completed in March 2008.