This photo was from the May 1955 issue of Willys News. At first I thought these jeeps were involved in the annual jeep derby, but these are Sheriff’s Posse jeeps from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
They snuck a fire jeep into this 1949 ad.
Quite the photo!
UPDATE: This is back on eBay.
Check out the Milweb website for information on this rare Willys MA for sale.
Fully restored 1941 WILLYS MA Prototype Jeep in factory class condition. This Jeep is ready to drive and display. Approx. 900 miles since restoration and full drive train rebuild. This Jeep has a clear Virginia title. 2 keys are included with the Jeep. Original MA Maintenance Manual is included. Make sure you look at all the 151 pictures and 2 YouTube clips in the provided links.
Registration# W-2020008 is correct for this serial MA79594
UPDATE: Still Available
“willys sand drag jeep. small block chevy with Lenko 2 speed. car is an awesome ride. it has run 3.970 at 85 mph in 100 yards. set up to run 4.20,s all day long . motor is fresh, Hate to sell need the money. car has been a winner at the finals. $12.000 firm. have at least $15.000 in motor alone. everything on this car is the best money can buy. Brodix #8 heads T&D rockers with Titanum Valves, solid roller cam. 131/2 compression.pro dominator tunnel ram with bench flowed two 1150 dominators.steel crank with H beam rods. MSD 7al with multi step.crank trigger. to much to list.”
“Chevy 350 conversion 4 bolt main, mild rv cam, double hump heads, Edelbrock carburetor, Ford T18 four speed manual transmission, front and rear axles are out of a 1972 scout. It has new paint about 70% tread on the tires vinyl interior and electric seats. I had this jeep appraised locally at 12000 but Reasonable offers considered please don’t low ball or contact me to help sell this and serious buyers only call or text for more info or to view in person.”
This may be a good price.
“I have a 1950 Jeep Willys Wagon for sale or possible trade. Truck is in running condition with current tags. Has a 350 small block conversion. Some interior restoration has been done, but still needs more work of course. I just don’t really have the time for it right now, and am always interested in other opportunities. Body does contain rust and could use some restoring or is still drivable as is. Missing a few windows and transmission or clutch needs to be looked at as reverse seems to not shift into gear sometimes. All other gears work great and so does four wheel drive and transfer case. Has newer style offroad seats in front currently. Also has 33 inch tires.”
“1946 Willys. Fresh paint. New exhaust. Approx 60 hours on engine. Updated shackles. Custom heavy duty bumpers, 4×4 transfer,hi/low all work. Great little Willys. Fun for the neighborhood, going to town, or climbing around a deer lease.”
This FC was just listed on eBay.
“Up for auction is my SUPER RARE 1963 Willys 4×4 Jeep FC-170 forward control pickup truckwith full light bar. It has a desirable, 6-cylinder motor that was rebuilt 10 years ago. It has a manual transmission. The Jeep has been garaged and has not been run in the last 5 years due to the clutch going out. It needs brake work. I have not tried to start it since I parked it a few years ago. There are small, minor rust spots at random around the vehicle; also, the floor pans on driver’s and passenger sides needs work. This vehicle has always been garaged. This would be fantastic as a restoration project, or to do some work and drive around as it is now!
It has a current 2014 tag and registration. It is not required in the state of Georgia to have a title for this old of a vehicle. The truck is located 35 miles south of Atlanta, GA. Buyer is responsible for pick-up/transportation.”
I can’t tell how solid the body is with that black paint.
“1942 MB Military Model. Runs and drives. $ 6,700 obo.
1. New Clutch.
2. New Brakes.
3. New Suspension.
4. New Battery.
5. All new stuff is period correct, as it would have been in 1942.
6. Original Engine has been cleaned.
7. New ignition switch.
Ready for off-road or on road.”
“Jeep M-38 1951 Korean War Era complete with fording kit (not installed) Restoration completed in 2007 Includes M-100 Trailer (restored in late 80s) Jeep 97% restored. Winter top plus windshield canvas jacket.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/17/2014) Runs and drives, but needs a little more work.
“I have a 49 Willys that runs and drives, needs a couple things done to it. Mostly original. I resurfaced the head rebuild the tranny. L134 with t90 and t18. Put 11″ disc breaks on the front Dana 25 and stock breaks on rear Dana 44. Axles regeard with 4.27 ring and pinions. Axles have been fully rebuild with new everything. New aftermarket carb. Compression on all cylinders in between 95 and 110. Great running little jeep. Upgraded steering box 1″ super lift soft springs. I have a mostly finished military arctic top that’s been sanded down and sprayed with raptor liner.
The cons are it needs an exhaust, it’s cut 20″ off manifold, I plan on putting it on, maybe this weekend. It has some oil leaks on the timing cover, oil pan gasket and vale cover gasket. I’ve ordered the gaskets and will need up putting them on or they can go with it. It doesn’t leak enough to be an issue. Give me a call or text if interested.”
Runs and drives.
“Moving out of California, with over 30 years of stuff that I cannot take. So here is your chance to have some pretty cool things. Jeep 1944 willys MB (runs excellent) $8000.00″
We saw and photographed this jeep last March.
“1948 Willys Jeep, been in Silverton all its life, Has Willlys- Overland Artic Top, heat, 55 HP
Willys. Run Great Looks good, very minor rust”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $9,500.
(08/28/2013) It needs some parking lights in the front, but otherwise looks good.
“So here we have a very nicely built Jeep that I’m selling for a friend. First of all I would like to say the owner of this Willys took great pride in building it over the past 25 years and it shows!! Ok so Ill tell you as much as I can remember about it. Motor is a 302ci Ford (there you go Ford fans) with I think he said 25k on it. the trans is a automatic (cant remember what kind) but it is adapted with a advanced adapter plate and has a 30 split lever transfer case. the differentials are Dana 30’s but he has a 44 or 2 to go with it for the right price!! It is sitting on 35’s that look fairly new. He has extra parts to go with this also if the price is right !!
The paint is real nice but there isn’t any gold in it like it looks in the pictures.
Like I said Im selling this Fine vehicle for a friend so we are offering it as a BEST OFFER DEAL !!
Ok so I have dropped the price $500 this should get you interest !! Give me a call before someone else does !!”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/04/2014) Runs and drives.
“POSTAL MAIL JEEP DJ 5 AM GENERAL RIGHT HAND DRIVE JEEP!
DOES RUN AND DRIVE. FEW MIRROS ISSUES. FLOAT BOWL NEEDLE SICKS NOT ALLOWING FUEL IN.. TRANS LINE HAS LEAK THAT SOME NEW HOSE WILL FIX. “
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/20/2014) Looks like a good price.
“76 run and drives needs carb. rebuilt everthing works active delivery car with good brakes and tires fresh paint call text ”
UPDATE: Still Available. Has a fiberglass body. This has some mods. There is a $3000 price (in text) and a $4000 price (in the title).
“48 willys Jeep, 350 chevy high rise, carter carb, chevy column, tow bar, new 9000# winch, good tires, also have 80 jeep, $3000, glass body, V-6 original motor, 33″ tires.
First person interested can chose tires, winch!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.
(06/02/2014) The windshield’s got a bit of a backward lean.
“Looking to sell my 1948 CJ2A. Jeep is all original drive train, rebuilt body. It has a clear Florida title but is not currently registered. I use it for driving around my property and I keep it under shelter and out of the rain. The person who rebuilt the body moved the gas tank to the back seat location with a large fuel cell. It runs great and I recently flushed and filled the transmission, removed the oil pan to clean and replaced the oil filter and canister. Only trades considered would be a nice side by side to work on my property and play with.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800
“1943 jeep Willys
Body is attached to 1980’s bronco frame and drive train
4×4 – 302 motor – automatic transmission – lifted
This is not a rust bucket at all…the frame as well as most of the parts have been
Painted with what I believe is a marine paint color black
Body of rig is solid paint is decent on outside it does have its character dings nothing
Crazy! Inside is paint black and not a lot going on inside its ready for personal touches..
This is an overall clean cool jeep and one of a kind.. A 70yr old man built this rig and custom made
Rear dog house that holds the radiator, fans, and gas tank..”
The builder extended the front clip to accommodate the longer CJ-5 chassis. Runs.
” have a 52(?) CJ-3b sitting on a 72 CJ-5 running gear. Due to an upcoming move, I just don’t have time for another project…
It has a strong running 360(AMC), three speed manual, D44 rear and I really don’t know what the front axle is. Maybe a D20?
It has a good soft top, and a Bikini top. It also has a tow bar on the front, and is wired for being towed…
It has a full cage, bucket seats and 2 point race belts. I’m thinking it was built as an ice racer, ’cause it just has that look, but not sure.
This would make a great Ice Racer, or Crawler project, or…?
Has a clean Colorado title(as 72 Cj-5)”
“FRESH BARN FIND.”
It includes a second rolling chassis.
“1947 Willys Jeep runs and drives has a PTO winch, new top and bows, new tank, and other goodies. Solid jeep but does have some quarter panel damage. asking $5000. We do have a second 47 jeep rolling chassis good body but has no motor or trans.”
It’s a project.
“Jeep shell has two trans come with it. Had a 302 ford in it. Have lots of parts. Good project off road. ”