Merlin’s got a great report with photos of the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering. Check it out!
This M-170 was spotted in Massachusetts by Joe’s son-in-law Anthony Rueck. He’s a truck based out of New Jersey.
So, was this the first ‘farm’ CJ-2A sold or the first CJ-2A sold. According to this article, the first jeep was registered in New York.
“1945 Press Photo Hutchinson Kansas Fred Heine buys Jeep for farm, H Woodring”
Unfortunately, the caption has been removed from the back of this great photo.
I believe this shows a French soldier repairing a jeep.
This photo appeared earlier this year, but was sold with an ACME photo and slightly different caption.
Here’s a prototype grille for sale for a Ford GP.
“You are bidding on a Ford GP prototype grill. It needs some repair to be perfect but I’m including the parts needed for the repair. It’s in great shape. The Head light brackets that are sometimes removed are also present. Good luck and happy bidding. Due to size exact shipping to be determined at the end of the auction.”
Looks like a nice truck.
“What I have is a 47 Willy’s Jeep truck, built in Toledo at Willy’s Overland.. It’s a 2wd truck. 1947 was the first year for the truck and the 2wd ended in 50, and they went with all 4wd. units. The drivetrain is all mid 60’s Chevy, sbc v-8, Powerglide(2sp) trans, 10 bolt posi rear end. The frame is original, straight axle, with new king-pins, w/cyl., frt shocks, rear air-shocks, electric fuel pump, electric cooling fan, tires and battery. This truck was originally built in the 70’s and has many “old school” innovations, crank-open sun roof, 8-track AM/FM radio, power antenna, air-shocks, all Stewart Warner gauges, new gray leather bench seat, rear Sleelie wheels w/baby moons, and center dump exhaust manifolds.
This was a frame-off resto, painted frame with new fuel and brake lines. The body is covered in a nice patina nostalgic Lacquer paint, not a spot of rust.! The front end, hood, grille, fenders are all welded together and filled to form a sweet “tilt frt end”. The rear bed is a thick white oak, and the bed rails are rough sawn red oak. The tail-lights are 73 Vega. This is a “one of a kind” unique truck, 1st year build, 2wd., fun smooth driver, get’s a lot of attention at shows. Truck needs very little to be totally done. A must see if sounds interesting ! Asking $9,000 obo. Check the pics, more if requested. Just putting this out there, have another interest in mind. Thanks, John.”
Still has the column shift. The floors look solid in the photo. CJ-2A #15775.
“Early 46 jeep willys with rare Column shift.numbers on tub match the frame and have title.everything is all originaland it is so early that it has a military surplus engine.it does run and drive but needs a little tlc.I converted the 6 V system to a 12 V system but I still have all the original 6 V parts.$4500 or best offer.”
The jeep has a rear PTO.
“1948 WILLYS JEEP CJ2A for sale. Runs and drives well. Many new parts and extras. Also have a military trailer for sale separately, $650. Please email or call for more info. Have many more pics.”
Has a variety of updates.
“1948 Jeep CJ2A runs and drives. good tags clean title. great 4×4. tons of work put into this one
3 A window frame
Stewart Warner Gauges/ box heater
231 Odd fire Buick v6 balanced 7 row radiator
10:1 compression ratio
Hard valve seals
Advanced Adapter Headers
new 80 amp alternator
Power steering Saginaw Gear Box
Tilt/telescope steering column
Acme low back bucket seats
It appears to have a VEC body.
“1946 jeep willys CJ2A trail rig, fuel injected GM V6, SM420, and twin stick with PTO. narrowed 9″ (nine) inch ford rear axle and narrowed dana front axle, with lockers front and rear. on board air, warn winch and off-road lights. call or text ”
This runs and drives.
“1957 Forward Control Jeep FC-150 runs and drives and steers very well. The lights, turn signals, and wipers work. The clutch is a little grabby but it shifts fine. The engine sounds good with no knocking or smoking. It is 12 volt and has electric wipers. The wheels are powder coated and it has new BF Goodrich T/A KO tires. The carburetor, fuel pump, intake manifold, stainless surge tank, e-brake cable and shoes, and transfer case output seal are recently new. It has the usual rust problems in the cab corners, bed, and floor, but the roof gutters are solid and the bed rails are straight. There is a PTO with a sprocket and chain that probably drove a hoist at some point. It does also have the rear ballast weight in place. I can assist with shipping if you make all the arrangements.”
This may be a good price. Includes a Warn OD and winch.
“1951 WILLYS CJ3A BUICK 231 V6,HEI,HEADERS,EDELBROCK INTAKE,HOLLEY CARB.,T90,DANA18,WARN OVERDRIVE, POWER STEERING. WARN XD800I WINCH, REAR RACK WITH JERRY CANS,NEWER SUPER SWAMPERS WITH FULL SIZE SPARE,SOFT TOP AND DOORS,BIKINI TOP,MYERS SNOWPLOW, EXTRA AXLES,BORG WARNER T10,DANA 20, AND TONS OF EXTRAS. $3800″
Unusual step adapter hooked to the sides.
“Runs ,drives ,stops. Fairly solid ,but has had some bondo work. Early model with column shift. Still 6 volt. Would be good for driving as is or restoring.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/05/2013) This needs some work.
“1951 willy jeep was my grandfathers , always wanted to restore it got as far as the engine and some body work but it’s in great shape new motor needs s steering box I’m Paul call me if interested”
Bob forwarded an add for this good looking Jeepster Commando.
“1971 jeep jeepster commando, buick 3.8 dauntless v6 400 turbo auto, show quality, never seen salt, florida jeep, 22,000 original miles yea 22,000 miles, won a few trophies with it and only had it at a few shows, I don’t have a top, if I keep it I had a quote for a Amish built top with the framing for $400 buck in Shilo, Ohio trade mopars??? Or a really nice side by side polaris razr razor or ??? 419-357-80six7 $10500 CASH OR $13000 VALUE MOPAR TRADES??? Also have a 1965 plymouth barracuda and 49 international KB2 truck that im willing to trade all 3 for a 70 to71 E BODY MOPAR,,,,,,,,”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.
(06/17/2014) Nice looking truck.
“For sale is my 1956 willys overland pickup. The truck was given a restoration in 2004 and started life as a ranch vehicle in Wyoming. I have all sorts of documentation to include research and build with original manufacture Manuel’s and repair Manuel’s.
Original engine was replaced Chevrolet I-6 in the 60’s. Vehicle displays 96,000mi. New chroming was done in 2005, as well as color matched bed liner sprayed inside cab; bed; and fender wells. Fuel tank; mechanical pump; sending unit; and fuel filter were replaced in 2011. During that time I also added an eclectic fuel pump to supplement the mechanical (for priming system). Brake service was completed late 2013. Vehicle runs/drives great, I just do t have the time to use it like it should be and between kids and other toys it’s gone on the back burner and doesn’t deserve to be there. This is a very rare truck and I challenge you to find one with this much care for this price. My loss is your gain.
There may be some value here.
“Up for sale is a true barn find Willys! 1950s CJ 3B. Think it has the bigger L head engine but not positive. It is very rusty & has no title. I have no papers of any kind. A friend of mine found it in a barn in upstate NY while picking. He said they hooked a battery to it and it cranked but they did not try to start it not knowing the condition of the oil. I can verify the motor turns freely & is not seized. It’s the original 6 volt system which I don’t have a battery for. It’s all complete including the rare/custom half cab hard top with doors. The one door is off but should be an easy fix. Has a cool in cab heater. Original drivetrain including twin stick transfer case. It rolls fine once the tires are filled up. They have been holding air for 2 weeks now. Great for parts or restoration. Call or text Jim if our serious. Delivery may be possible for a fee if you don’t have a tuck & trailer once paid for. Rusty & crusty but original & complete Willys!! Complete with the bull dog hood emblem!! $1500 obo. Cash talks come get it!!”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/21/2014) Looks like a good price.
It’s got a few updates.
“$7,000/OBO – Serious inquiries please
Rebuilt rare Jeeps Willy Ag with just over 1,500 miles since ground up restoration. Everything has been replaced or rebuilt from bumper to bumper.
> 4 cyl Willys hurricane engine
> Dual gas tanks
> Good tires with years of tread
> Receipts to show all parts and work done to date
This has been well taken care of and rarely used. Great for the serious buyer who understands the value and history of the Jeeps Willy.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/22/2013) This looks good.
“Totally restored 1950 Jeep CJ-2 I need room in my garage so I want to sell it. Asking $9,500 I have $12,000 into it. but i have had my fun with it so time to move on.
1,500 mile since the complete restoration.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.
(07/14/2014) Has some updates. I can’t tell what type of front hubs this has.
“!947 Willy’s Jeep with overhead cam 4 cylinder engine. 15″ chrome wheels with 10 x 15 LT super stag Daytona tires with good tread. Also has a small electric 120 x2 winch on the front. Runs good. This would make a great off-road vehicle or hunting rig.”
Looks good, but needs a battery at the very least.
“Restored M38A1 1955 Willys M38A1. Has been sitting on jacks in garage for about 20 years. Selling as is. Was driven frequently for a short period until it was finally parked. Probably just needs a new battery, gas and oil. Clear title.”
How about that passenger heater!
“Barn Find, very original, needs a full restoration. Engine runs great, was replaced in 81, has brakes, shifts well, clutch good etc. Has some rust in the passenger floor, the wiring is scary, needs a complete restoration. The hard top and doors on this rig are probably worth as much as the Jeep, in amazing condition. Clear title, cash talks, I can trailer it to you if you live within a reasonable distance for the cost of fuel.”