I bought my winch setup one part after another. This way it took me three years to get the winch complete. I spent about 3000,- Euros for all the parts. I thought that was pretty expensive. But these things go for even more these days...
MB 134202, stamped grill, script back, Braden capstan winch "Lili Marlene", 70 years old and still the toughest little car I've ever seen.
"Vor der Kaserne, vor dem großen Tor, stand 'ne Laterne und steht sie noch davor..."
I was just made aware of a NOS winch head being sold for $1900.
Those who have them are holding one of the most desired additions to the WWII military jeep you can have. Let the market be the judge as to the worth but for sure there are just so many and there are a lot of jeep,GPA and Weasel folks who desire them. When that market demand will end???? Who knows.
I have just scrapped a CJ2A... It had a capstan winch mounting plate along with the original Caution plate, and the proper crankshft pulley... These are all in excellent condition.. No other parts were on the jeep when I got it...My question is... are the MB and Cj2a plates the same ? Also, since I don't have the rest of the winch I'm considering selling these items... What is a fair value ? I can be reached at OMalleyWR@AOL.com .. or here.. Mark O