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1946 Jeep Testimonial by Unique Variety Service

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UPDATE: Last posted October 02, 2017.

Bob Legee, of  Unique Variety Service, a business that provided mowing, snow plowing, and other landscaping services, wrote this testimonial for Jeep in 1946.

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Nelson, Nevada, Ghost Town Tour Video

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Roger Martin shared this video from “Remote Trooper” that explores the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada, a place full of abandoned vehicles and other items. The tour includes a quick clip of an early Maverick Willys wagon complete with the rare emblem (at the 3:18 mark).


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1963 FJ-3A Pittsburgh, PA $34,900


Looks in great shape!

“1963 Jeep FJ-3A (not a wrangler – FB doesn’t have this vehicle in there database)

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1952 M-38 Michigan City, IN $15,000


This refurbed M-38 sports a Mercedes diesel engine.

“Excellent condition. Never rusted. 1984 Mercedes Benz Diesel engine with an adapter to original drive train”

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1960 M-38A1 NEKAF Bethlehem, PA $8500


This is for sale on eBay. Thanks to Bill for sharing it.

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“There just aren’t many of these available. STOCK MILITARY.
Clear Pennsylvania title. Has been stored in a barn: perfect for restoration. ………………This M38A1 uses a waterproof 24 volt system. That has not been modified. Two new 12 volt in-series batteries, their original cables, “T” ignition post, floor-push pedal ignition, voltage regulator, starter, generator, internally housed points, cond, cap, wires and sealed plugs are all in working order: some new. The vehicle starts, runs and drives. The brakes, clutch, transfer case, HI/low trans, linkage cables, emergency brake, steering gear, suspension (needs shocks), and low- mile military tires are all are in good working order. Throttle, choke, crankcase vent handles and cables operate as designed. An aftermarket fuel pump, f/p regulator and hoses were added however the original fuel pump, hard lines, fittings, mounts and cables were left in their original positions: disarmed. A new fuel tank was purchased but not hooked up……….
Corrosion exists at the side panels , below the spare tire, some at rear floor behind the tank. An experienced restorer inspected the vehicle and stated the body is nice and solid and all existing corrosion is basic and easily reparable. …………

Everywhere else: the hood, (an original shovel is mounted beneath), fenders, windshield, grill, interior front floor, rear deck, wheel wells and dash (some corrosion lower left) are in good condition. This is a Dutch Army NEKAF with that nation’s” Koninklijke Landmacht” modifications intact: The Dutch Army radiator, auxiliary power outlets inside and out, the ‘guarded’ side mounted marker lights, blackout lights and speedo in Kilometers.

MOTOR: This 134 cu in Hurricane 4 cylinder engine compression tested at 70,65,70,70. Not Good. These should be around 130. The plugs are black (but not wet), it runs too rich and throttles poorly. I have run it through all three forward gears in both high and low and reverse as well. (The Borg Warner T-90 operates well). The diagnostic on the motor halted this individual’s restoration project. An engine tear-down and rebuild is required: something not covered by my “MOS”, but perfect for a genuine military vehicle restorer. I have videos of this vehicle running. …….Also included on this NEKAF is an Army M-222 signal generator, whip antenna, antenna mount, and an unrelated handset. The original working canvas top (good. Dirty but no rips or wear spots. All snaps and fasteners function. The rear window is in excellent condition), folding frame, support bars with all straps intact installs perfectly. A jerry can, mount, rear mounted spare are included. Tires are period military and like new. The seats front and rear are original. Spares include new fuel lines for the original fuel system and new red primered tank, an additional 24 volt generator, fording hose, 1 gallon of correct paint, 2 new drive belts, new under-fuel tank felts, grease tubes, wheel cylinders, extra side mirror and arm, wheel chocks, hydraulic jack etc

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1952 CJ-3A Red Lion, PA $11,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

(11/25/2023) John shared this 3A. It’s got some updates.

“Are you ready for winter? 4×4? Maybe the top down on the warm days?! Here’s your ride! Tight jeep, with a 4 cylinder flat head. Travel back in time and turn heads. In great shape, road and off road. New tires and rims, radiator, master cylinder. Top and seats are redone with new pedals as well as more. Mileage unknown”

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1946 CJ-2A Jackson, NE $2025


This has a Porter & Reed hardtop. It’s also got an unusual exhaust setup.

“1946 willys Jeep 2.8 GM V6”

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1947 CJ-2A Havre de Grace, MD $6500


This may be worth a look. It includes a trailer.

“Still available. 1947 Willies CJ2A jeep and late 1940s trailer with tow hitch. Inside complete with roll bar. Street rod heater converted to 12 volts. Engine needs work, smokes. Jeep does run, does shift. New glass wind shield. New top. Trailer has 16” rims with new military tires. New wheel bearings. Canvas cover. Currently has wood floor. Steel floor for replacement included. Located in Maryland. Message only. Will not provide phone number. Will not respond to “is this available”. If you are seeing this it still here. Ask questions if interested. Asking $6500 or best offer.”

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1954 M-170 Leland, IL $10,000


This has been sitting a while.

“Jeep is in its original condition from the military, our county got it from the Illinois emergency service agency in 1980 and by 1986 they parked it. It has been sitting ever since. Engine is stuck, comes with top with all the sides. I also have a lot of parts I have been collecting to get the Jeep running, I don’t have the time for it right now.”

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1951 Truck JeepRod Elk River, MN $10,995

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

This modified truck has some unique mods.

“Willys pickup. It has been chopped 2.5 inches roof flattened with a van roof and channeled over the frame. It has a great running 292 Chevy 6 banger in it with a turbo 350 trans. It runs down the highway great. The front has been lowered and the rear has air bags and four link suspension.”

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1949? CJ-2A Medota, VA $5000


Hasn’t been started in several years. It’s had some body work.

“For sale a 1949 Willys CJ2A. I have owned this jeep for 20 years and it’s been garage kept since I’ve had it. Have not attempted to start it in several years so it definitely needs some mechanical TLC but the body and frame are solid. No rust. If I remember correctly the previous owner did an off the frame restoration. I’d love to see it running again but I just don’t have the time or know how. $5,000 OBO. NO TRADES.”

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1957 CJ-5 Marshfield, WI $2000


Looks like there is some value here.

“Unsure of mileage and year. Runs and plows, 4×4 works, tire chains, and no title. Will not part out! What you see is what you get. Serious buyers only!! Possibly trade for farm tractor in decent condition or hunting stuff plus cash.”

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1960? Wagon Sylvania, OH $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Barry shared this link. It includes a 350 Chevy crate engine.

“1960 Willys restoration project. Many extras and parts. 350 chevy crate motor brand new, has new brakes and tires on it. Glass is good. Originally a California car. Have more pictures if needed. Manual transmission.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Paris, OH $3500


This includes a Bantam trailer.

“1946 Cj2a Willys jeep comes with the original column shift and the main components to put a pto in it. Everything is original and has been sitting in the back of the barn for years. My father bought it in newyork and had the intentions to restore it but needs the space for other projects. Also comes with all original bantam trailer that has been sandblasted primed and painted”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Troy, OH $9000


Unclear if it runs or not. It does appear to have the original top parts.

“1946 CJ2a all original, unmolested. 3 speed on the column. L134 4 cylinder.”

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1956 CJ-3B Racine, WI $1500


Unclear just how much value is here.

“1956 Willys Jeep clean title Body rough frame seems solid Engine in it is locked up but have one from a 54 along with several other parts, front and rear axles, decent tires, gas tank, steering wheel”

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1948 CJ-2A Walkerton, IN $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(10/02/2023) Mostly original CJ-2A, though it looks as if the drain holes have been filled.

“Miles shows 21,285, not sure if that is original. Jeep is all original aside from tires. Runs and drives as it should”

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1951 CJ-3A Milwaukee, WI $2200


Might be worth a look.

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“Willys 1951 CJ-3A. Frame and tub are in pretty good shape. Needs motor. There is a block with crank and pistons. Rolls and steers easily. If you are looking to restore this model or make it an army jeep this is a pretty good platform to start with. Body panels are in good shape and the tub floor needs some work but is fairly solid. Frame underneath looks okay.

Originally I was going to make a clone WWII jeep by replacing the CJ tub with an MB tub. Long story short, my supreme commander gave me a deadline to start the project. That deadline has passed and I don’t have the time to start so I would like to pass it on to someone else before the snow flies. CJ sat indoors for many years until about two years ago. Stays covered since. No title. I paid $2500 for the CJ and I’m open to hearing serious offers and making a deal but would like to get a decent chunk of what I paid back. So please keep that in mind as you make an offer.”

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2 CJ-2As Athens, OH $1000


Unclear if there is much value here. No titles.

“Two Willie’s parts only No titles. Does have engines and transmissions SOLD AS IS $1000”

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1946 Testimonial from the Wachusett Country Club

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Last posted October 12, 2017

The photo of the jeep underneath the letter shows it without bow holders, but with an extra spare tire carrier. Does this mean the country club ordered it this way? Were the bow holders ever installed? There have been a couple early 2As that appeared unrestored, but without bow holders. I’ve wondered if they could be ordered that way.

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Willys-Overland Porcelain Sign Johnston, RI $2750

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Andy shared this sign, originally with neon. This would have been an early post-war sign.

“3×6’ porcelain neon skin.”


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Africa U.S.A. and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Postcards

UPDATE II: Here’s another Africa USA Postcard. It’s a available on eBay.

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UPDATED Aug 04, 2020: This post is an aggregation of Africa USA postcards and articles. Another postcard from the form adventure park popped up on eBay, this time with a CJ-5 pulling the trams:

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Posted June 2019 on eBay, a CJ-3B pulling trams:



From 2015: Africa USA, was part of a theme-park movement in the late 1950s that included New York’s Freedomland, Disneyland, Wisconsin’s Fort Dells, and others. By 1959, these parks were collectively generating revenue of $2 billion.

There is a feature article about these parks in the August 1, 1960, issue of Life Magazine. The picture below is from that article. You can take a ‘virtual’ jeep-train tour of Africa USA here (don’t expect much)

This article appeared in the December 1955 issue of Willys News. That’s the jeep train behind the animals.



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1966 CJ-6 Colorado Springs, CO $18,000

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This is a real nice looking CJ-6. Seller includes lot of information.


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“1966 Jeep CJ6

3 years since body-off resto mod. The CJ6 is a 20” stretch of the CJ5 body tub and is the predecessor to the CJ8 Scrambler.

Buick Dauntless V6 (rebuilt 2019, bored 0.030 over, decked, hardened valve seats installed with valve job on head rebuild) Advance Adapters headers/dual glasspacks/3” chrome turnout tips.

Borg Warner T86 3-speed manual plus Warn Overdrive (makes it a 6 speed)

Twin-stick Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 27 and 44 axles, 4.88 gears.

Custom-fabricated power steering conversion using GM Saginaw gearbox. Bed liner paint job in 2019 since the body was fairly rough from its former life. Color matched the OEM “President Red” paint.

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1947 Sedan Delivery Bismarck, ND $25,500

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Looks like a great wagon.

“”REDUCED” Titled as 1947, probably a late 50’s, Willys Panel Wagon with 4-cylinder Hurricane motor, 2wd, 3-speed on the column with a B-W overdrive. I got it on a trade, looks like they did a good job with the restoration. It’s solid, runs and drives great, everything works. A real head turner. I installed front disc brakes for safety, new rear drum brake shoes, new glass in doors, new carburetor and a backup camera. Decals can easily be removed. Interested in TRADING for a mild v-8 vehicle that is HWY drivable long distance. Will consider 50s – early 90s chevy trucks, prefer auto trans with a/c. Must have a clear title, not just a bill of sale. Located in Bismarck, AR. Three three seven 2630696″

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Year? CJ-2A Dallas, TX $7700


Appears solid.

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“Nice old jeep starts every time runs great, drives good,stops ok body is 8.5 out of 10..chassis and running gear 9 out of 10…paint 4 at best p.o. brushed it red …tires are like new..little bad spots on passenger step ,on tailgate and in tool box..seats are like new all gauges work as does speedo.leaks a little oil from oil line every thing else leaks according to its age.will come with a 2a windshield frame that is serviceable as well as glass that is good the 3a windshield on it stays with me.its tagged and inspected p.o. converted to 12v with gm one wire alternator and headlamps are modern jk lamps other than that it’s all 1948 Texas title in my name…this is not a daily driver although I drive it all the time…if you are not mechanically inclined this is probably not the best toy choice”