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1961 CJ-5 Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**(JFK Parade Jeep)

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This jeep has some unusual history.  The engine and tranny are out of it.  There is a video of the inauguration parade that shows a CJ-5 pulling a float at the 4:17 mark.  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675034028_John-F-Kennedy%E2%80%99s-Inaugural-Parade_fireworks-in-the-sky_John-A-Volpe .  There is a reference to them at the G503, too:  http://g503.com/forums///////viewtopic.php?f=19&t=162217“Click here for ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

“This is a 1961 Willys CJ-5 with some history. Snow was predicted for the 1961 JFK inaugural parade and 2 Jeeps were commissioned to lead the parade and plow if necessary. This is one of the two Willys outfitted with snow plows that led the parade in Philadelphia (plaque on dash). I’m told the paint color was chosen to match Air Force One. After the parade the Jeeps were donated to a Philadelphia school. When they had served their purpose a school employee purchased this Jeep, and we bought it from the next owner who bought it from the school employee. You may have noticed the engine and drive train have been removed; this was the start of a restoration project that never went any further. Items that go with the Willys are: original drive train and engine, extra engine, PTO driven winch, snow plow and all other pertinent items for reassembly.

The dash plaque reads: THIS Jeep VEHICLE WAS AN OFFICIAL UNIT IN THE INAUGURAL PARADE HONORING THE 35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY JANUARY 20, 1961”

 

6 Comments on “1961 CJ-5 Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**(JFK Parade Jeep)

  1. deilers

    I thought about contacting a JFK museum, but I’ve got too much else going on right now.

    – D

  2. Doug

    I have one just like that same plauque ,,more llike a sticker in the windshield frame ,,,woould you be interested in selling the winch

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