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- Volume 1. 620 pages. $90.
- Volume 2. 734 pages. $100.
- Volume 3. 521 pages. $90.
- Volume 4. 435 pages. $80.
- Volume 5. 407 pages. $80.
- 5 Volume Set. 2717 pages. $440 (Free USA Shipping)
- Ford GPW Book, 2 Volume Set. $180.00
- Ford GPW Book. Volume 1 Only. $90.00.
- Ford GPW Book. Volume 2 Only. $90.00.
NOTE: All above books are in stock and ready for immediate shipping
Classic Military Vehicles is proud to be the exclusive USA distributor for this brand new 5 volume series of high quality books. This series of books has quickly become the new “gold standard” for Willys MB information. For years information on the Willys MB jeep has been speculation, opinion, contemporary legend or just plain “wrong”. These books use original factory documents and countless never before available photos to reveal the true facts of the Willys MB production. You will find very little speculation, guesswork and opinion here.
This 5 volume set will not be a casual reading experience. These books are not service manuals and there are no restoration tips here (except production facts!) This set is more accurately compared to an encyclopedia. It will take the average reader years to absorb all the information in these books. The pictures alone are worth the price of the books. These pictures will take you back to the days of production like you were there.
Why buy these books when all this information is already available on the internet? This information is not on the internet. Most of the pictures in this 5 volume set have never been found on the internet. The detailed information in these books that has been sourced from original factory documents actually proves previous speculation on the internet to be wrong. To date, this is (in my opinion) the most detailed and accurate Willys MB production information available.
Why are these books so expensive. First of all they really are not expensive. Have you purchased a college text book lately? These books are of the best quality paper and printing available. These books are printed in the USA and no quality was compromised in the printing process. Volume 2 alone is 734 pages and weighs over 5 pounds. If you consider the costly mistakes that can be made in purchasing an MB or restoring one incorrectly, this 5 volume set is a bargain.
About the Authors. The editor and primary author of this 5 volume series is Lloyd White. Lloyd White first became interested in WWII jeeps in 1960 when he purchased his first jeep, a 1945 Willys MB. For over 30 years Lloyd has been collecting photographs and documents related to the MB production. These documents and photos have been sourced from National Archives and military facilities not from the internet. Lloyds knowledge and research materials (not opinion) have allowed him to be a regular contributor to the MVPA’s magazine, Army Motors, for over 25 years. It is Lloyds research and photo collection that makes up the foundation of this 5 volume set. Thank you Lloyd for compiling this information for all classic military vehicle enthusiasts. This information will also serve as a source of information on the Willys MB for generations to come.
Other contributing authors include Fred Coldwell, Eric Booth, Michael Cecil, Peter Ferris, Mark Tombleson, Frank Steel and Bryce Sunderlin.