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What 1946 Willys Overland ‘Jeep’ Owners Say ….

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UPDATE: This was first published September 13, 2014.

These testimonials are from a Willys Overland Sales book dated 1946.

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Some Jeep Slides on eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A, FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

Here are some slides with jeeps currently for sale on eBay. The first one is an unusual tour jeep that I hadn’t seen previously. It’s somewhere at least semi-tropical, based on the upper right tree.

1. Here’s an FC-170 setup as a tour jeep. It appears to include a bed-extension on the back.

2. This slide shows a yellow CJ-5 and a ticket office at Harney Peak Black Hills SD:

3. This next two slides share images from 1962 of a Maine Forest Service MB. This is slide one:

4. This is slide two:
year-maine-forest-serice-mb-25. And, finally, this slide shows a rare yellow DJ-3A used by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. I don’t have many vintage photos showing a DJ-3A in the original yellow color (though they do appear on several brochures).
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1949 CJ-3A White City, OR $12,000


Looks ready for the Cascades.

“1949 Willy’s Jeep 289 Ford V8 with Holley fuel injection carburetor. 4 speed Granny low Warn overdrive Dana 44 axles with posi in rear. Power steering Disk brakes on front axle, drum on rear. Has custom aluminum large fuel tank under rear seat. 33×12.50 tires about 90% tread”

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1956 CJ-5 Maple Valley, WA $8500


This looks like a real nice rig. Note the clutch issue.

“1956 Willys Garage kept since 1991, Buick 231 V6, power steering, Power breaks, Hydraulic clutch, Stainless roll cage, 3 speed with Warn OD. Also has Warn 8,000lb winch, Warn Lock-O-Matic hubs, Spring over conversion, 11″ Gladiator breaks, Super Swamper’s (still new) centerline rims, 5:38 gears Posi traction front & rear and more. My jeep is spotless but hasn’t been driven in while due to health reasons. Because of not being driven much the rear main started leaking causing the clutch to glaze over, they will both need to be replaced, if I do it the price will go way up.”

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1948 CJ-2A Albany, OR $8500


Looks in good shape.

“Original drive train , converted to alternator . Solid little jeep , hate to see it go .”

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1951 CJ-3A Lexington, KY $13,000


Tom shared this nice looking rebuild. A few details need finishing.

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“New parts • Voltage regulator, wiring harness for dash, full body harness, instrument gauges, head lights, tail lights, wiper, tail gait, chains, hood blocks, seat foam, seat covers, E-brake cable, throttle & choke cable, whole distributor, cap & rotor, spark plugs, wires and welting.

Body• Replaced body sides front to back, floors in front and back, wing steps on fenders, tail gait. NOT A BONDO JOB! New hardware in so places, used but completed restored old hardware in others. Like footman loops and bolts.

Inspected and conditioned parts•
Transfer case
Front and rear diff
All gear oil completely drained and new gear oil replaced
Radiator cleaned, painted and pressure tested
It runs good, does not smoke. Four wheel drive and transmission are great!

I need to finish wiring the signals, get horn work and adjust brakes. Those things I can do easily. But it’s a real nice Jeep and hard to find one in this great of condition!!! Lots of video and pics if you want them.”

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1954 CJ-3B Yakima, WA $9000


Lots of updates on this 3B.

“Hi I’m selling a 1954 Willys high hood. SBC 283 board .30 over. Completely rebuilt with about 3,000 miles. 4 speed with granny low dana 20 Tcase. Full roll cage, tilt steering, 2 stage heater, full soft top, 35 inch tires, 15 gallon fuel tank in the back warn 9000lb winch. $9,000 cash no trades.has lots of potential, in good shape for the year. Pm with questions. Serious inquiries only.”

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Worman Jee-Cab Anaconda, MT $250


This looks like a good price on a hard-to-find-in-the-west Worman jee-cab hardtop.

“Need it gone asap Jeep cj2a cabs with doors hard top very usable with doors and a soft top with center bow and doors usable got for a cousins jeep but he is an a. Hole so selling open to offers but really want to get cash plus hubcaps and spare tire mount goes with”

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Willys Jeep Parts Silverton, OR $1500


These parts are leftover from another build.

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“Lot of Willys MB, CJ2A, and CJ2B parts This is what is left of a restoration of another vehicle. Lots of really good parts of you are restoring your own jeep, or if you are just looking for a project. I want to sell everything as one lot and am not really interested in breaking things up. What is here: – 1946 CJ2A body and frame (comes with clean title) -F134 jeep engine. -full Willy’s jeep cab -lots of spare parts including lots of hard to find stuff. -lots of windshield parts -tailgate -front and rear CJ2A axles -two sets of wheels and tires – two role bars/cages for CJ2A – lots of there small parts”

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Year? CJ-3A Portland, OR $3000


Hasn’t been driven since the 90s.

“1950 Willy’s It drove when we put it into the garage back in the 90’s. Clean title. She’s a great project car.”

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1949 CJ-3A Middleton, WI $8000


This includes a 1953 M-100 trailer.

“fun running, reliable driver 12v has new tiers all around the trailer is a 53 m100 hand brake works”

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1946 CJ-2A Medimont, ID $4800


The rear bed is surprisingly rough. This includes a Koenig half cab.

“Runs and drives and stops Tires are old.. But but hold air fine and are correct size 16″. I have a set of new ndt tires for an extra 500. I wont throw them in free sorry. Just paid 500 for em. But shes a runner and a driver. Firm on price. I have a half hardtop and doors for it too. Last picture. Trades considered.”

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1947 CJ-2A Spokane Valley, WA $5000


Looks like a bench seat has been installed. No pics of the sides or rear.

“1947 Willy’s jeep. Previous owner did a pretty good job restoring this Jeep. There are a few rust spots but nothing really bad. My parents bought it and it lived in their garage for the last few years. Its a cool old jeep”

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1951 CJ-3A Onalaska, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(11/07/2023) The price doesn’t not include the winch, but does appear to include the Warn OD.

“Asking $3500.00 OBO without the winch. Engine/transmission/transfer case rebuilt 20 years ago. Front end rebuilt 25years ago. Only put about 1500 miles on it since rebuilds”

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1946 CJ-2A Middleton, ID $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2023) I suspect this was originally a Fresno area jeep. Note that it has a Muller frame top along with side doors (possibly Dura Doors?).

“Project truck runs but needs love. New brakes need bled. Nice seats. 283 V8 3 speed. Bought it for $3500 replaced brakes and here it sits. I will take a loss on it just to get it gone but $3500 is rock bottom firm price. Will trade for fishing boat or classic pickup truck. These Willy Jeeps are small I barely fit in it and I really would like to not be working on old trucks anymore. Would rather go fishing. I have some extra parts for it. It’s really solid old rig just shows age. Price is firm so don’t waste time offering less. Clean title in My name ready for transfer”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Newport, OR $6500


UPDATE: price dropped to $6500.

(10/13/2023) Unclear if the rear floater are original or aftermarket, but it does have side indents.

“Willy’s flat fender, Engine starts easily,runs smoothly, Lights work.all gauges work. Top is newer. No rust: Tires have excellent tread. Not a project ready to go have fun. All the comforts you could ask for in 1946 This is one fun ride. Definitely don’t worry about getting stuck. Pto winch works great. Partial trade considered”

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1952 CJ-3A Lewiston, ID $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800

(10/26/2023) This jeep includes a Capstan winch.

“1952 Willys cj2a Warn pto / capstan winch Hard top full doors Runs and drives smokes a bit Brakes need bled Have original set of wheels and tires Have 2 replacement panels Clean title”

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1946 CJ-2A Shady Cove, OR $6500


Hard to tell how much value is here. It does have a Beck or Kelly hardtop.

“Runs , all original. But rims . $6500.00 . O.B.O . No trade, please don’t ask .”

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CJ-7 Stainless Steel Body Nampa, ID $3800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-7, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/07/20223) This could be the start of a creative build.

“Stainless steel 1980xs jeep CJ7 body. Jeep body was custom built. Any other question message. $4200 or best offer”

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1948 CJ-2A Portland, OR $1495


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1495.

(11/02/2023) This might be worth a look given the “minor rust” claim.

“1948 Willy’s jeep CJ2A 4×4. Needs to be restored. Has the original 3 speed manual trans and flat head four cylinder engine. Everything is there and is a good solid vehicle with minor rust. Clean title”

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1946 Testimonial from Maine

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UPDATE: This was originally posted May 17, 2014.



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Louis Mattar and His Cadillac Fleetwood

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Scott spotted a story about Louis Mattar and his amazing Cadillac Fleetwood, which he and friends drove non-stop from the west coast to the west coast and back. Later, he drove it from Alaska to Mexico City, again non-stop. The article is worth a read!

Here’s the article from Haggerty:

And, I found this video:


And this earlier video from 1954, which shows them changing the front tire:

Finally, here’s a more modern CBS report about the car’s new home at a San Diego museum:

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1964 CJ-5 CT $4500


Matt’s selling this stock CJ-5. He wanted to give eWillys’ readers a first shot at it (thanks Matt!). This is sold with a bill of sale only, though it does have a serial number.



“Up for sale is my 1964 CJ5. This is a very original CJ5 that still wears its original president red paint. Odometer reads 2,900 miles. This Jeep came from the family of its original owner who used it as a runabout on his farm. It does not currently run but everything is there and it should run with a bit of work. I did open up the transmission to make sure everything was okay and it was like new inside. I believe it was parked in the 80s. Unfortunately it was parked in a damp part of the barn so the tub has a decent amount of rust. Front floors are completely rotted out including the toolbox floor. Rear floor and wheel wells have a few bad spots but are usable.

The rest of the jeep is in pretty good shape and the front fenders, hood, grille and windshield are very nice. Tailgate is nice too and still has the original 4 wheel drive stencil on it. Frame looks to be solid with just a little rot in the rear crossmember/bumper. 60/40 bench seat with original fabric. Tailgate chain covers are still intact. Really a time capsule of a CJ5. Nothing has been cut up or modified. This Jeep is perfect for someone who loves patina/original paint survivors and is willing to go through it mechanically, put some new front floors in it and enjoy it just the way it is. That was my plan but I just don’t have the time. Asking $4500. Sold with a bill of sale only. It does have a serial number. Located in Connecticut. Thank you”




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1950 CJ-3A Ballard, WA $9000


Sounds like a good build with a variety of updates.

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“I’ve had this for many years in my garage and body is clean with no rust. I recently had the transmission rebuilt within the last few years and still has a minor leak under pan. Will need new brakes. These are the old specs I have and still up to date to the best of my knowledge. New battery and heater installed recently.

“1950 Willys CJ-3A, NO RUST, very solid all steel body on 79 DJ-5 frame, 231 Buick V6, Almunimum radiator, push fan, 400 turbo automatic transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, centered dana 44 limited slip flanged axle rear end. 3.73 gears, Dana 30 front end with 11in brakes. Full roll cage with padded top tubes, new steering wheel,tub is durolined. 33×12.50×15 tires with less than 1000 miles driven. 2″ receiver hitch on custom square tube rear bumper. gas tank under back. Levi Strauss edition front and rear CJ-5 seats. New turbo mufflers. All new wiring. Tilt wheel, saginaw power steering, new Rancho front lift springs and 5000 shocks. Bikini top only. Engine runs strong, cold starts and warms up fine. (I do not know any mileage of car or engine). This is one a CLEAN, V6 Automatic cj3a done right. zero rust and garaged.””

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1942 MB Eagle Point, OR $5500


Looks solid.

“Hi I’m selling my 1942 Willy’s jeep. -Runs, drives, stops. -clean title, current registration through end of year. – original flathead 4cyl. motor – original 3 speed manual transmission – all lights work – new seats – was converted from 6v to 12v at some point – I have a full soft enclosure for it that’s in rough shape, can go with it if desired – Grill has been swapped out for a cj3 grill I believe – home-made bumpers, has a little bit of body work done in the back so rear lights are integrated into bumper. – aftermarket relocated fuel tank. Awesome rig! Could be made great with a little more love. Right now it’s a super cool running and driving project.”

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