I believe these photos are from a 1956 Expedition in Africa. Charles forwarded them. This is the only related information I’ve found: http://vehiculesmilitaires.forumactif.com/t8317-l-expedition-sauterelle-1956
UPDATE: Here’s another one of these rare Arcadia Jeep Train postcards.
This postcard depicts how tram visitors used to tour the former Santa Anita ranch of “Lucky Baldwin”, who made millions in silver. According to the website, “Occupying the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita, The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and located in the city of Arcadia.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(11/02/2014) Here’s a rare former rescue wagon.
“1958 Willy’s delivery Wagon. I’ve owned this vehicle since 1991. It had 800 miles on it when I bought it from the Warroad Mn. Fire dept. where it was used as a rescue vehicle. Not many folks to rescue I guess. It now has 21,000 miles on it. It has the original Warn winch. I had the overdrive installed shortly after I purchased it. I have much of the original literature for it. I recently had a complete new wiring harness installed. It runs great. The only thing that doesn’t work at the moment is the windshield wipers. The interior is very utilitarian”
This really is a survivor. Maine isn’t usually so kind.
“Very minor rust, very straight. Power steering leaks a bit. I have the original compass that was on the dash that still works. Interior needs to be redone. I have some of the door panels and the original headliner is still in place. Car was originally Amber metallic. I painted it an original Willys parkway green and have some paint that I will include.please ask any questions before bidding. Mileage is unknown.”
Looks in good shape.
“For sale is my 1942 GPW, serial #16501, DOD 4/8/42
Jeep is about 95% restored, 100% cosmetic restoration with a few mechanical issues to resolve. Ready for whatever final markings you decide.
I bought this jeep from a friend’s dad that purchased it from the Gov’t post war, so I guess I’m the 3rd owner, I’ve owned it since 1993. In the early 2000’s I started a restoration. In 2004 I had the transmission and transfer case rebuilt , (At that time I purchased an overdrive with PTO that I did not install that is also for sale). In 2005 (after my 4th kid was born), I took the jeep to two jeep buffs for restoration. They both live near me in Northern Ca.
This jeep has a Parkette Body. I saw this listed at $5000 on Craigslist in another ad.
“This is a running gear from a 1948 CJ2A. The body is completely fiberglass; with a Chevy stock 350cid. Brand new tires, rims, and paint job. Been in storage for 5 years. It’s a awesome old jeep and very light for the sand! It come this the tires next to it.”
UPDATE: Currently at $22,100
” 1957 Jeep Willys FC-150
Frame off full restoration and the finest example of this kind of 3/4 ton truck in the world. Museum quality. drives and runs better than 1957. great eye catcher for an advertising vehicle. Numbers matching everything engine, trans, frame, etc.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900.
(04/29/2015) Doesn’t run. (running when turned off is a new version of running when parked )
“1942 World War II Ford Jeep
Has all running gear.
Has original folding brace for canvas top.
Was running when turned off.
Has been parked for approx 3 years..
Not running now.
No pink slip.”
This has no title, but based on the early serial number I’d say this was a 1954.
“This Jeep has been restored to mostly original condition. Runs well, all new brakes and lines. Still stock 24 V., waterproofed. New canvas and seats, new glass. Serial no. MD-A 10075. Bill of sale only.”
UPDATE: Was on eBay in AZ. Now in Atlanta.
(02/18/2015) Mike found this updated CJ-2A with an unusual hardtop. I tried to match up with home-made and commercial wood tops featured here, but I couldn’t find another example of this style.
“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A with too may extras to mention all but I’ll give it a try. Totally ready for your most severe rock crawling expedition. Engine V6 225 with Isky cam, adjustable oil pressure, oversize pistons (.040 over), Holley Avenger Carburator Dino-tuned. On board air for ARB’s and tire inflation. Transmission 4 speed T18 with 6.28 low gear.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1900.
(04/03/2015) Has some old mini-terras.
“1948 Cj 2a, all original running gear. Lots of rust in body, frame is solid. Brakes done, engine runs, but smokes.”
This is a replacement 3B body on a CJ-5 chassis.
“1953 CJ3B on CJ5 chassis. Project. Many components. All or part. Call for details.”
No pics provided.
“43? WILLYS CJ2A runs on non op needs breaks and and seat fixed flat head 4banger for sale or trade $3000 obo thanks”
Not sure there is much value here.
“Nissan diesel sdl 33 motor with turbo dana 300 transfer case and good 5 spd trans out of 1980 scout axles out of fj 40 landcruiser ran good when last run 2 years ago. Too many projects. Modesty forces sale. Stout frame and springs.”
UPDTAE: Price bumped to $9500. I suspect this has been bought and is being resold.
(05/08/2015) Lots of upgrades to what might have an APU jeep. At the very least, the hood is from an APU.
“OFF ROAD TRAIL READY! 1952 Willys jeep flatfender 4×4 , CJ3B, will PAINT any COLOR you want!! Chevy 350 small block V8 , 4 speed transmission with Granny low 1st gear , Rear Locker, Front Shackle Reversal, Spring Over lift, New Flowmaster dual exhaust, Headers, POWER steering , POWER “DISC” brakes, Larger rear drums, new radiator and cooling fan, New cap, Rotor, Plugs & wires, New 12V Battery, 12Volt Conversion, Updated Lights, Off road lights, Updated Steering Column, GRANT Steering Wheel, Reupholstered seats, Mile Marker Winch, (5) BFG MUD terrains in good shape, Steel rims,Tow Strap, CB, Rear Jerry can holders, cooler rack, spare tire carrier, (no rear seat), we can paint the jeep any color you want,clean jeep. NO RUST, Straight body, Jeep runs great, Drives Perfect, sounds great and is ready to take straight to the trail, $9500. Plus $$ for new paint job if you want! This jeep has TONS of MONEY put into it if you know what it costs to BUILD one like this. !”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(05/07/2015) Neither runs at the moment.
“the 1947 jeep is missing the fenders and grill the motors supposed to run it has surface rust and some dents but is still solid and almost no rust holes
1949 jeep has all the parts has a bestop in good shape it has some dents and has some light surface rust but no rust holes is solid body it ran 2 years ago but cant get it to start now needs new camshaft
will trade for a 4wd diesel truck”
Bob Christy posted these on Facebook. There’s some more over there for folks that haven’t seen them. Thanks for sharing Bob.
This is cool. It seems to be 8 pages (including the covers).
“Features the public want- ABOUND in the Jeepster. This is a vintage 1948-51 dealership sales training guide for the Willys Convertible Jeepster. L Head 4 cyl engine see the photos of sample pages. Good to very good condition showing minimal wear and flaws with no damage including a good binding and clear unwritten pages. Great item for your old Jeep repairs or enthusiasts one Jeep lover to another.”
Paul’s Goddess is always watching jeep photos. This photo includes a good story. This photo and story was assembled by Laurel Bill and posted to Facebook. I couldn’t locate an original story and link on Laurel’s website.
“A group of Cordova Airlines passengers boarded jeeps at the May Creek Airfield in 1953 to go check out the ghost town of McCarthy and the old mining town of Kennicott where the Kennecott Copper Mine had operated. The two men in uniform were the pilots of the plane that flew these folks to the area, and the caption said they were having just as good a time as any of the passengers.
McCarthy was the turnaround station for the Copper River Northwestern Railroad, and hotels, restaurants and stores quickly popped up. Since no gambling or drinking alcohol was allowed in the mining town of Kennicott, McCarthy offered many diversions for the miners and railroad workers with its saloons and “red light” district.
At its peak, about 800 people lived in the town. But when the copper mine closed in 1938, McCarthy became a ghost town.”
UPDATE: This was on eBay. Looks like the ad was pulled.
This looks in reasonably good shape.
“This is a vintage 1950s pink jeep pedal car reminiscent of the Elvis jeep in Blue Hawaii. My guess is that this piece is rare. It is 41 inches long and 29 inches tall. There is some minor surface rust in a few places and some minor wear to the paint. The top needs to be cleaned and there are a couple either splits or little holes at the corners but not bad at all. It’s really an amazing piece. I would rather not ship but you can make arrangements to ship it or pick it up, whatever you prefer.”
This surrey seems to have brought the photographer to his knees. Or, maybe it was the woman sitting on the hood (Get off that hood woman!).
The seller is Just Jeepsters. Thanks to Oskar for sharing that link.
“This beautiful 1971 Jeepster is owned by Just Jeepsters, the leading experts on Jeepsters. This Jeepster has 3,300 miles since a frame off restoration. No expense was spared with this restoration and everything was refinished and painted. This Jeepster was upgraded with safety and convenience in mind that make it a joy to drive.
Full frame off restoration
Frame and body blasted and epoxy coated
1971 Hurst package; these items include the Hurst dual gate shifter, Hurst Hood scoop, Dixco tachometer, and Hurst badging.
1971 SC1 Stripe Kit
GM 4.3 fuel injected Vortec V6 with turbo 400 automatic and Dana 20 twin stick, Dana 27 front and Dana 44 rear
Remote starter, remote locks, JVC stereo with 4 speakers
Front power disc brakes, power steering, custom gauges, grant steering wheel, roll bar, hard top with tinted windows, and roof rack
Nice high back bucket seats, new rear seat, and new carpet kit
Original oval slotted Jeep wheels and 30×9.50 BFG tires
Buyer is responsible for shipping and delivery – call for details 636 698-4969 or 314 724-7598. With the Just Jeepsters experience comes the guarantee of knowing you are dealing with experts on Jeepsters, we only specialize in Jeepsters and preserving their history. We provide our customers the comfort of knowing exactly what kind of Jeepster they are getting. You will not find a nicer upgraded Jeepster that has been guaranteed by a Jeepster business that only specializes in Jeepsters for over 25 years.”
Never thought I’d see a wood top on a Jeepster.
“Custom 1949 Willys Jeepster front on a 1974 cj5 jeep 4 wheel drive frame, with a 4.2 6 cylinder engine. Frame has been extended 20″. Back end is custom wood with insulated top. Has new parts: recent valve job, carb, brake cylinders, master cylinder and lines, starter, electric fuel pump, radiator, side mirrors, custom wood sun visors, electric horn. Needs: wiper blades and motor, turn signals, gauges connected, tires have good tread, but are old, receiver hitch not for towing, fog lights not wired. Runs good, has clear title. Local pick-up. As is. Not licensed, but can test drive in yard.”
It doesn’t look like it would take a whole lot to bring this back to stock.
“For your consideration is this 1963 Willys Jeep DJ3. Has been completely disassembled, cleaned, painted, rebuilt and restored. Everything is new top side and bottom side. The original 4 cylinder 2.2l engine, 3 speed manual transmission and rear end are still in the Jeep. It runs and drives great!! Plenty of power, smooth thru the gears and a blast to drive. The windshield, tires, interior and paint are all brand new. The suspension has been redone with all new leaf springs, rebuilt brakes and new tires on all four corners. This Jeep is turn key and needs nothing. Just get in, drive and enjoy!!
The paint is smooth and straight with no dents, dings or rust. The interior is brand new with no stains or wear marks. The underside is finished just as nice as the top side. It looks like every item on the car has been rebuilt or replaced.
The serial number is 5633722832, the odometer reads 2,523 but looks like only a few miles since the rebuild, so no guarantees. Please study the pictures and feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts. Call Jon at 81O-252-73O8 anytime. I do not text, if interested give me a call or contact me thru ebay’s email. This is a wonderful Jeep to drive, show and enjoy!! I have a few more pictures for serious buyers. If you need help with shipping arrangements, I can recommend some reliable shippers.”
“jeep runs and looks great.”