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1945 MB Sutherlin, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

This MB looks like it was fully refurbed, but lacks aspects that would make it “museum quality”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/545938412770370/

“1945 Willy’s Jeep MB, Off Frame full restroration, vehicle numbers traced back to WW II, comes with Orignal Motor which still runs, motor in Jeep is late model 1948 runs perfect, have all rec for restoration, paint alone was 14,000, Serious inquires only, oregon Title with SP plates which are permanent, PM me with your number and I will call you to answer any questions…………The Jeep is Museum quality.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fresno, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Pretty stock jeep here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/577990606457938/

“1946 Jeep willys BARN FIND!!! Been in the barn since 1974 ALL ORGiNAL!!!! Bill of sale only $3500 OBO”

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Netherlands MB Farm Jeep video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Harmen-Jan of the Netherlands shared this video of farm life footage filmed in the Netherlands between 1920 and 1960. At the 15-minute-mark there is footage of a WWII jeep piling what I believe is hay(?) and at the 19-minute-mark there is a brief look at the same jeep pulling an overloaded wagon. In between (and before and after both marks), plenty of back-breaking-work is documented.

 
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The First “Jeep”: Minneapolis Moline NTX

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: The article below is one of a number of articles highlighting the “JEEP” Tractor from Minneapolis-Moline Implement Company: The NTX. One or both units were also tested at Holabird, so the term ‘jeep’ used to describe a vehicle didn’t originate with the Bantam, Ford, or Willys prototypes. 

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Published in the Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, August 22, 1940.

According to a Hemmings article, the name ‘Jeep’ originated with Sergeant James O’Brian in August of 1940:

The UTX went to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, but earned its place in history in August 1940 at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, when Sergeant James T. O’Brien of the 109th Ordnance Company of the Minnesota National Guard noted the overall proficiency of the tractors, especially when pulling a stuck howitzer out of the mud. Inspired by the “Eugene the Jeep” character in the Popeye comic strip, O’Brien first hung from the tractor’s radiator cap a sign painted with the word “Jeep,” then painted the word “Jeep” itself on the flanks of the tractor.

Minneapolis-Moline chronicled the christening in a wartime advertisement: “This new MM army vehicle was not a crawler, tractor, truck nor tank, and yet it could do almost anything and it knew all the answers. Because of this, it brought to mind the Popeye cartoon figure called ‘Jeep’ which was neither fowl nor beast, but knew all the answers and could do almost anything.”

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Originally Published December of 2014:

However, the short comings of the NTX coupled with the introduction of the Bantam BRC in late September doomed the 6 NTXs produced to the role of a jeep footnote.

It doesn’t mean the NTX isn’t worth anything. An NTX in 2012 fetched $29,000 at an auction.

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Giant Flatfender Jeep in Abu Dhabi

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Monuments/Statues, Museums

UPDATE: Vince shared an article from autoblog.com that provides more information on the Rainbow Sheikh (Sheigh Hamad bin Hamdan) who built the world’s largest running jeep. It had been many years since my last post on the subject, so it was time to update this post.

In 2010, reports were that Guinness Book of World Records had recognized the jeep as the largest running jeep in the world; however, I could not verify the record through the Guinness web site. Recently, a huge CJ-5 built by the same Shiekh for his offload museum may have surpassed the flat fender.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/31/worlds-largest-working-jeep/

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Published in April of 2009:  I thought it was just a fake keep prop of some kind, but apparently it’s being built on the framework of a large quarry mining truck. 

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Carl noted that ‘WILLYS’ is backwards. Good think there are smarter folks than I who read this site!

This photo seems to be good timing as I’m reading “Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded“, which is a history and geography lesson about Krakatoa as it leads up to the 1883 explosion. So far, about half way through, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, either the spare tire was moved to the driver’s side OR the photo is reversed and the Indonesia driver is on the vehicle’s right side. Given Indonesian’s drive on the left-hand side of the road, I’d say the photo is reversed. Note the jeep is a column shift.

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This is likely how it should appear:

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This is the scan posted to eBay:

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1945 Image of Jeep Exiting Glider on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat press photo of a jeep exiting a glider at Wold-Chamberlain Field in Minnesota. The photo was taken February 27, 1945, by ‘Ted’ at 2pm.

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“Jeep rolls out of nose of large glider after coming into a landing”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Missoula, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has tool indents.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/196812814769592/

“1946 CJ2A runs and drive great!!! There’s been a lot done to it. The list is in the pictures.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lehi, UT $10,999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814537635722038/

“Listing for my dad. I can take texts as try to answer questions. Jeep is located in Lehi:

1947 Willyz CJ2A Flat fender, amazing Jeep that has been completely restored, engine has been recently rebuilt, transmission, transfer case rebuilt. I have gone through the axles and brakes and replaced anything that needed replaced. When bought I rhino lined the whole tub and painted the exterior with a textured paint. There is a top that’s on the Jeep in the pictures and then another that has doors and encloses the entire Jeep. It has a heater that makes it nice and toast inside during the winter and on the deer hunt. Any other questions that arise please don’t hesitate to ask. Not going to give this away considering I have way more money into it then I’m asking. Price is OBO but please no nonsense.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1953 Wagon Kerrville, TX $3950: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/kerrville-1953-willys-wagon/7133207883.html
  2. 1954 Wagon Kalispell, MT $3950: https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/kalispell-54-willys-wagon-43l-v6-project/7133203035.html
  3. 1954 Wagon JeepRod New Market, TN $8000: https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-market-1954-jeep-willys/7125964716.html
  4. 1956 Wagon Springfield, IL $2500: https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/bar/d/taylorville-56-willys-jeep-wagon/7117850718.html
  5. 2 Wagons (1 Delivery) Duluth, MN $3500: https://duluth.craigslist.org/pts/d/duluth-1953-willys-wagons-jeep/7121857050.html
  6. 1955 Wagon Newcastle, WY $13,900: https://wyoming.craigslist.org/ctd/d/osage-1955-willys-jeep-wagon-4×4/7132363789.html
  7. 1947 Wagon Salt Lake City, UT $12,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/285464375807267/
  8. 1953 Wagon Laramie, WY $1200: https://wyoming.craigslist.org/pts/d/laramie-1953-willys-wagon/7132179410.html
  9. 1953 Wagon Body Gilroy, CA $800: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/gilroy-1953-willys/7131022127.html
  10. 1951 Wagon Portland, OR $5500: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/hermiston-1951-willys-jeep-station-wagon/7132584120.html
  11. 1952 Wagon Alma, MI $4000: https://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/d/alma-1962-willys-jeep-sw-rat-rod/7131703169.html
  12. 1949 Wagon San Antonio, TX $3500: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-antonio-1949-willys-station-wagon/7131308450.html
  13. 1950 Wagon Morristown, TN $2700: https://knoxville.craigslist.org/pts/d/morristown-jeep-willys-wagon/7124184432.html
  14. 1958 Wagon Parkway Conversion? Shelton, WA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/226253702100544/
  15. 1952 Wagon Sweet Home, OR $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/599241680683224/

TRUCKS:

  1. 1960 Truck Portland, OR $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/664623474094311/
  2. 1954 Truck Chehalis, WA $12,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1972984879504846/
  3. 1953 Truck Colorado Springs, CO $15,000: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1953-willys-truck/7131057137.html
  4. 1949 Truck Logan, UT $18,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/561951967986144/
  5. 1956 Truck Brandon, MN $13,750: https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/brandon-1956-willy-jeep/7129807598.html
  6. 1949 Truck Spanish Fork, UT $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203729340637489/
  7. 1951 Truck Black River Falls, MN $5000: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/black-river-falls-1951-willys-pickup/7130074355.html
  8. 1963 Truck Rapid City, SD $8700: https://rapidcity.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-meade-1963-willys-pickup/7130264895.html
  9. 1951 Truck Connell, WA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/572052900186134/
  10. 1952 Truck Randle, WA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1117003668669308/
  11. 1951? Truck Tacoma, WA $500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2549496671957924/
  12. 1948? Truck Goldendale, WA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/924915887954852/
  13. 1958 Truck Portland, OR $900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/213145546415910/
 
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1948 CJ-2A American Fork, UT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/266400874724094/

“Willys Jeep for sale, 1948 clean title. When we purchased it still was running then. We had plans to do a Jeep build but are still not ready to do it. It has been sitting out side for 3 years now. We just would like to sell it and make space. I can also tow it to your place! Let me know if your interested”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1343023962567505/

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1950 Wagon Healdsburg, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Adam is selling this 2WD wagon project. Includes a variety of new parts.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/santa-rosa-1950-willys-wagon/7133892163.html

“Willys Jeep 2 wheel drive wagon. Many new/rebuilt parts including brakes, carb, fuel pump, all new glass. Email for info.”

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CJ-3A Kemco Hardtop Auburn, WA $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Kemco top with tag, model F 2A 3A 300 A. It’s especially rare to see these in Washington State.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1313601018832821/

“CJ3A steel top or possibly other flat fender jeep”

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1935? Dodge? Truck Jeep-Looking Front Garden Valley, ID $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Very odd 3B-like Dodge truck.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2689482824641344/

“1935 Dodge engine and frame. Man made cab and flat bed. Milage unknown. Great project to restore.”

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Willys-Powered Hobart Welder Helena, MT $450

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1100508760323210/

“Good Old Working Welder”

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Year? FC-170 Delta, CO $5900

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Has some rust and some dents.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/551244068867394/

“Solid desert truck. Colorado title. Located in Grand Junction Colorado. Should run. I can deliver it 48 states. Original flat head 6.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lebanon, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259830901901100/

“L head straight 4 cylinder, has motor, no transmission. Pan and frame is no good but a lot of parts are there (axels, seat frame, gauges, grill, windshield frame, etc.). Don’t need the parts anymore. This is not a vehicle you can get back on the road. It’s main purpose would be for parts. We are not interested in parting out the Jeep. We want someone to take the entire Jeep.”

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1947 CJ-2A Baker City, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/02/2020) This looks to be a pretty much untouched Bobcat Body on a CJ-2A chassis. I don’t see the tailgate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/189947615458033/

“Selling for a friend it is a 1947 jeep willeys fiber glass body its a project to put together so if ur look for a project here u go comment or messge for more info 3,000 obo”

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1948 CJ-2A Arlington, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There’s some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/523711048325285/

“Non military jeep. All parts are included, needs assembly. New upgraded brakes, drums and suspension. 7 New tires. Runs great when assembled. Military trailer included. Can be rolled up onto trailer.”

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1943 MB & 1952 CJ-3A Sedro-Woolley, WA $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, MB

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/869611460206956/

“1943 willys with a 1952 cj3a parts Jeep. Have title and 9 slot grill for the 1943 no title for the 1952 it does come with new springs shackles and body mounts it is set up for a ford 289 the 43 has Chevy motor mount”

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1941 Article: Frank Fenn was the Real Jeep Father

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

On June 24, 1941, a syndicated article claimed that friends of Ward Canaday said he was the father of the jeep:

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The Windsor Star out of Ontario, Canada, published this article blurb on June 24, 1941.

This news didn’t sit well with friends and former employees of Frank H. Fenn, President of the American Bantam Car Co. They wasted no time, quickly countering the notion that Canaday was the jeep’s father by explaining via telegrams why Fenn was the real father of the “Jeep”.

On June 27th, 1941, the Press and Sun-Bulletin published the responses in the following column.

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And, just for fun, here’s another example of a Bantam BRC photo, taken less than a week after it arrived at Holabird. The first Bantam Scout Car wasn’t a secret for very long!

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Published by the Seminole Producer, Seminole, Oklahoma, October 07, 1940.

 

 
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Roy Rogers Sugar Crisp 3D Viewer and Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys
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Each photo (photos front and back, so 4 photos total) is 4.25″ wide. The glasses are just under 4.25″ wide.

Unable to travel much this year, I’ve had a little extra cash to investigate the odder eBay finds. These Roy Rogers photos are a good example of that type of purchase. I’ve learned that if you see something on eBay that has been with a seller a while, put it on your watchlist. Sometimes the seller will respond with a discount offer. In this case, I countered with an even lower offer, explaining that I didn’t collect Roy Rogers stuff and only wanted the images for the one jeep image. That seemed to work, as the seller accepted my counteroffer.

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My eyes failed me … I never did get the image to look really 3D. I also didn’t want to disconnect the glasses from the photos.

Once delivered I was surprised by two things. First, the 3D viewer was much smaller than expected, but then I realized, duh, they are for kids. For me to view the image wasn’t all that easy through the tiny glasses (4.25 inches from end to end). It also didn’t help that my eyes (I’ll be 55 on Friday) are a little too old; I needed to wear glasses when looking through viewer at the focal length required, but that whole thing became awkward and I never could get the full 3D effect.

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All three items were still connected as they originally were. Above them is an 8.5″ piece of paper to give a sense of size.

The second thing that surprised me that the glasses were still attached to the two images and the two images were still attached to each other, meaning these images and viewer had never been used. All three items still folded up into a neat little, compact package.

I just don’t know how stuff like this has survived more than 50 years!

 

 
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1946 Photo of Freddy Holmqvist on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Is Freddy Holmqvist someone that was famous? Does the Swedish caption provide any clues?

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“Swedish students after passing exams, Freddie Holmqvist driving home
1946-05-07
sodra latin, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo size:
6″ x 8.2″ inches”

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Corgi 470 FC-150 Toy Jeep Huntingdon Valley, PA $50

• CATEGORIES: toys

Steve shared this Corgi toy listed on Craigslist. The photo makes is look a little larger than it actually is. These are pretty small.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tag/d/huntingdon-valley-corgi-forward-control/7121538665.html

“For sale is a vintage 1960’s Corgi Forward Control 470 Jeep FC-150 Die Cast Car. Measures 3.50” long.”

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