This article from the May 1955 issue of Willys News shares the story of Clyde Beatty and his ‘Safari Car’. You can learn all about the famous Clyde Beatty on Wikipedia.
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UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!! The jeep named Runt was found! You might remember that this jeep was stolen October 8, 2014. Here’s an update on the story from the Spokesman-Review:
What a great photo!
“original press photo of New York Working Wood Guns & Jeeps at Marshall Field Toy Fair. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 11/20/1942.”
That does not look like a good place to be.
“French soldiers in a jeep patrol a Hanoi Street in Indochina on this 7 x 10 Associated Press photo, dated January 29th 1947, with original news caption printed on front”
That looks like quite the radio in the back.
This price sure seems low.
“body off frame restoration. All new brake system, exhaust, tires, glass, body hat channels. Original harvest tan color. 3 speed column shift. 4×4 etc. low mileage runs great. must see”
This looks good.
“You are looking at one Sweet 1947 Willys Jeep Truck.. This truck has all chevy running gear.. It has a great sounding 350 chevy motor and a 350 turbo transmission.. it is sitting on a full chevy frame.. this truck has power steering and power brakes. you can drive this truck anywhere!”
This former Air Force jeep looks good.
“’66 Kaiser Willys CJ5 Hard Top Air Force Jeep Great Condition. Orig Gov Plates and Flight Line Stickers w/ only 41k Mi, New Tires, Garage Kept. Pictures Don’t do it justice, need to get the dust off to appreciate, will update soon! 4 Cyl Go Devil engine.”
Looks like a good price.
Lots of updates here.
“ONE OF A KIND nice hot rod . Don’t see these at car shows. This vehicle is hot rodded with a 47 willys body on a chevy S 10 frame with a 318 mopar drive train. A daytona biker theme. Sounds good and is a real head turner. lots of thumbs up. Call”
Paul from East Coast Willys has this M-38 for sale.
“THIS RUNS DRIVES AND IS VERY ENJOYABLE..I DONT HAVE TIME ANYMORE TO LET THIS SIT IN A HEATED BUILDING ..AGE AND NEW BUSINESS HAS ME VERY BUSY TO TRY AND MAINTAIN 8 JEEPS ALONG WITH DRIVING THEM ALL. HAS CLEAR NC TITLE . ONLY THING I DID WHEN I BOUGHT IT WAS NEW CARB , FUEL-VAC PUMP AND HAD THE GAS TANK RELINED DUE TO RUST & TWO BATTERYS. I HONESTLY PUT 124 MILES ON IT THIS YEAR, TIME FOR SOMEONE TO ENJOY IT..RUN IT KEEP IT FROM RUSTING AWAY IN MY BUILDING. IT IS SOLID.”
This is a nice looking Jeepster.
“* Brand new 283 Chevy custom crate engine
This 1948 Jeepster had a complete ground up restoration and modification ending earlier this year. The only mileage since then was to a car show where it won the Peoples Choice Award. …
* Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
* Hedman headers
* Edelbrock Performer 1403 4 barrel carburetor
* MSD digital ignition
* Zoops power steering pump
* Rebuilt TH350 automatic transmission
* Ford Mustang II front axle
* Ford 8″ posi-traction rear axle
* New exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers
* Dolphin instruments”
The bumper is unusual, but the price looks good.
“1946 jeep willy CJ 2 with trailer an extra rear seat. Parked in barn for winter 30 years ago an there it stayed. When parked it ran an 4/4 worked. It’s dirty an dusty. There is one rust hole I seen on passenger floor board. Time for someone else to enjoy!”
Mark just listed this MB at war jeeps.com
“Mostly original converted to 12V system. Runs and drives good, all new brake hardware. Tagged and Title in NC. Original 134L engine and original transmission. Nice Jeep would make a great restore project! Cash only… you pickup or arrange shipping after purchase. Serious inquiries only.”
Runs and drives.
“1950 Willy Overland Jeepster, an older restoration done over 20 years ago but still looks nice. It runs and drives nice, except 2nd gear pops out of gear when you release pressure off the accelerator pedal. I am not a mechanic but I think it may need a clutch adjustment. Excellent condition top and side curtains, no holes or rips. Nice black and red exterior and interior. New tires with Willy’s hubcaps. Converted to 12 volt for convenience. Priced very fair for a collector and fun classic car. I will be posting pictures in a few days or so. No low ball offers please! ”
Runs and drives, but appears to have had some bond added.
“947 willys jeep all original runs good everything works gauge in good condition has original hurricane motor you can drive have it tagged and has a clean title also have extra parts has original 6volt system”
UPDATE: These were on eBay and sold together. Now Century Motors is reselling them.
1. 1959 CJ-5 (No Price)
2. 1947 CJ-2A (No Price)
UPDATE: Still Available
“1942 Ford GPW, excellant condition, new transmission,new body,new springs,new shocks. Always kept in garage since restoration.”
Looks ready for a parade.
“1948 willys jeep CJ-2A,restored, militarized, rust free, drive anywhere, excellent mechanical condition, 12 volt, driving and blackout lights, just as nice underneath, flathead go devil engine, 3 speed, 16″ wheels and tires, 55 mph cruise, 20 mpg, rear seat and 4 seat belts, no death wobble, many new parts, reords kept since restoration, fun and very reliable”
Ex Fire Jeep? Best offer by November 4th.
“1953 Willy’s Jeep
Four cylinder gas engine
Four speed manual transmission
It’s located in Plattsburg and we’re selling it to the best offer received by November 4.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.
(10/14/2014) Runs and drives. It’s had some body work.
“7 willies runs and drives good in good shape solid old jeep”
UPDATE: Still Available.
“1946 willys cj2a 2 in suspension lift 327 small block chevy v8 warn overdrive dana 44 rear and dana 27 front with 4.88 gears body is pretty rough but the frame is good and mechanically its great either text or call and i can send pictures”
“1944 Willy’s MB Jeep 4×4 with the original 4cyl flat head motor and straight drive transmission. It is a complete jeep and did run and drive when we parked it just hasn’t been started in quite a few years. Military base jeep with the original flat head motor. It is not locked up and the gears shift as they should. Everything worked and was a fun jeep to drive. We have misplaced the title but it will be sold with a Bill of Sale. It use to be a batteries jeep and is a true piece of Americana. It has a roll bar and a really solid body for the year! It would be Great for someone to restore or even use as yard art if you so choose. ”
Has some rust.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, alternator, and distributor, water pump, nothing altered, can be converted back to 24v, new front seat frames, , new rear “tailgate” panel, rear floor is good, driver floor good, passenger floor has rust through over the hat channel. hat channel is also rusted through, tool box has minor pin holes, frame is good, gas tank well has minor rust through,, gas tank cleaned and sealed. new master cylinder and one wheel cylinder. Paint is correct od green, picture color is a little off. Good Indiana title in my name. ”