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1945 MB Clackamas, Or $7500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7500

(09/19/2010) Looks good.

“1945 willys military jeep 85% restored it has origanal running gear,combat wheels,new canvas seats and top,new engine and much more call for details 503 475 5215”


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1942 MB Santa Paula, Ca $7500


This looks promising.

“Early 40s military jeep just rebuilt and re painted runs great
Call Ozzie for more details
Or stop by and check it out just ousted santa Paula on side of 126 and Willard


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1945 MB? New Melle, Mo $2750


This runs and drives.

“1945 Willys MB Military Jeep. Runs and drives great!!
Needs brakes, and a water pump.
For more information, call Vince at 636-734-2350.”


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1945 MB Orange County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

(01/19/2012This has a few patches on the rear.

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1941 MB Slat Grille (No Glove Box) Danville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9850

(09/13/2011) “1941 Willys Military Jeep. New body tub, completely rewired, new tires and new canvas top. A tremendous amount of work has been done to this vehicle! Too much to list. Nearly $15,000 invested. Excellent condition. Still needs some finish work. $9850 firm.”

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1942 Slat Grille MB Austin, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks nice.

This is not a replica Jeep.  It is a restored original, numbers matching, 4 cyl, 60 hp, 134 ci L-head (Go-Devil) engine.  Early SLAT GRILLS are unique as they have no glove box, they have a round muffler, The original air cleaner is known as an oil bath air cleaner.  It has hard rubber and 3/4 in rope hood bumpers, solid wheels, three bolt spare tire carrier, no blackout driving lights, no gas can holder, makers name is embossed on the rear panel and a slat grill on the willys.  As noted by the serial number this Jeep is one of the last SLAT GRILLS.  Only 200 slat grills are estimated to have survived through 2006, according to “Army Motors”, the official magazine of the Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc.  The frame and body parts are all original.

The wheels are not “Combat Wheels”, but civilian wheels. “Combat Wheels” were “Not of Issue” on prototype Jeeps until S/N 125700.  The reason being, Willys was in the automotive business prior to building “1/4 Ton Utility Trucks.”  To meet the demands of the government contract, they had to bid the entire jeep at under $400.00 per unit.  To stay under budget, they sold themselves Willys automobile wheels in the very early production (VEP JEEP) versions. 

Jeeps were notorious for not stopping very well so I installed a set of 1954 Ford brakes and pads to make it safer on the street.

I also converted the original voltage regulator/electrical system to a modern day 12 volt electronic ignition system for added dependability.

The last Willys SLAT GRILL was S/N 125807; this is S/N 124833 and was devivered to the US Army on March 5, 1942.  Frame off restorationwas completed in 2009 and she has been the star of hanger dances, parades, Veterans Day Events, air shows and USO shows.  It is a show vehicle, not a ramble through the bushes and the brambles jeep.  The mainenance manual is in English and Russian.  It is “period correct” complete with a 48  star flag, all canvas top, shovel and Axe attached to the drivers side and a copy of an M! automatic carbile for the dash.”


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1945 MB Warwick, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was on eBay.

Some new, some original parts.  Looks nice.

“Here is my 1945 willys MB. This took me three winters to do a full frame up restoration.The frame was sanblasted and coated with POR 15 before being painted, The front frame horns were replaced and the rear crossmember. The axles were gone through and also POR 15 and then painted. The T84 transmission was gone through and rebuilt also the transfercase.The MB  stamped engine was rebuilt by an engine shop, has about 200 miles on it. The Tub,hood,fenders,and windshield frame came from willys overland, the grill is original. The canvas is from beachwwod canvas, and the wireing is from vintage wireing of maine.All five combat rims are original and were sandblasted coated with POR 15 and then painted.There are many original parts NOS parts and some new parts in this jeep.The brakes are all new and new lines.I had a guy on the G503 website do some research and find the hood numbers for this MB, which he felt these were the correct ones. The data plate on the frame horn is original and the plates on the glove box door came from dataplates4U.Serial #412XXX.This is a great looking MB, Im sure I forgot about some stuff, any questions feel free to ask or send me your phone number and I would be glad to talk to you.I will get some more photos posted this weekend. These photos were taken this past summer.”

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1942 MB Jay, NY eBay . . . It’s a Korean War Replica!


The seller notes this is a “Korean War Replica”.   . . . sigh.  I can’t make this stuff up.  Nice looking jeep though.

“42 mb willys jeep korean war replica jeep frame-sandblasted-rustproofed-painted motor from a navy generator set w/81hrs 60hp

new parts as followed: body/ windshields/ canvas /dash / doors/ electrical harness/ wheels/tires/ guages/ exhaust/ gas tank/r adiator/ belts/fan assem/ battery/ brakes/ engine wireing/ lights/blackout fixtures/ tools/ new seats to include back seat assem./new brake lines primed and painted

all mech parts completely rebuilt to include: transmission/transfer case/rear end/front end/springs/

includes : spare tire/period shovel/jerry can/canvas doors/complete canvas top to include side curtains/manuals/ and many small spare parts too numerous to list

all body parts rustproofed and painted

Runs great 4wd works great

any questions call 518-576-9512”


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1943 MB Fayetteville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4350.

(12/03/2011) It runs and rives.

“1943 Willys Jeep. Original motor. Runs and drives good”

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Year? MB Burke, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

(11/15/2011) Somebody save this!

“Antique Army Jeep, WW2 vintage, either a ’45 or ’47 . I have a title. Lots of rust. In need of restoration. Has set outside for about the last 10 years, and I realize my dream to restore it has passed. I have a spare motor, which is included. $1600.”

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1944 MB Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $16,500.

The seller notes this used to be one of Ren’s projects.

“1944 Willys MB — MB392034 — Clear NV Title

Complete frame-off restoration.
Complete disassembly, sandblasting, repair and repaint of chassis is completed
Frame repaired and painted, new gussets and front bumper
Engine has new valves, rings, bearings, cleaned painted and test-run – Smooth!
Exhaust and skid plates installed.
Rebuilt carb,
Rebuilt starter
Radiator cleaned, tested and painted
New clutch disk, pressure plate and pilot bushing installed, new throw-out bearing
Transmission and transfer disassembled, cleaned inspected new small parts, gaskets, and seals, filled with oil
New u-joints, seals
Differential cleaned and inspected, new seals, gaskets, filled with oil
Front axle has new kingpin bearings, races and seals – all cleaned and solid
Springs disassembled, cleaned painted reassembled with new bushings, clips, etc
New brake shoes, brake lines & all cylinders. Drums turned, brakes filled with fluid & tested
4 combat rims with new NTD tires and tubes installed
Vintage Wiring Harness, data plates, accessories, firewall pads
New body kit fitted, drilled and other body corrections made sandblasted and painted.
Body has the following bolt-on items included (all are new repro or good condition original take-out) tub, hood, grill, all seat frames, all grab handles, spare tire bracket and foot, top bows and brackets, windshield inner and outer with cowl rubber, axe and shovel brackets, new fuel tank, tool box and glove box lids, body mount kit, headlight brackets, pintle hook, bumperettes, canvas tops and seat covers, etc, etc.

The following additional take-out items (all in very good condition) are included
Speedometer, and some other gauges, front marker lights, tail lights, fire extinguisher, air cleaner, voltage regulator, steering wheel, fuel tank straps, under-hood mounted lube chart holder, WWII take-out hood hold-downs, new hood blocks, etc. There are too many to list items . . .Various Jeep Vendors have been utilized in order to complete this jeep.

This Jeep is used to be Ren Bernier’s 1944 Willys MB 392034 project. I even have a signed and dedicated book of “WWII Jeep Guidebook”. If buyer wanted I can add another signature there and personalized it for you to continue the jeeps legacy.”

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1943 MB? Healdsburg, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was listed at $9000 **SOLD***

This doesn’t have full floating rear hubs.

“Many new parts: tires, combat wheels, wiring, brakes, 12 volt conversion alternator kit. complete distributor assembly, black out lights, rebuilt carter carburator. New fuel tank & well, all new lights, guages, seat frames, covers & cusions. New leaf springs & shacle kit, new shocks. Rebuilt transmission & transfer case, new starter, grill, battery, windows & frame and much more. Runs like new.”

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1944 MB Napa County, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3700.

Some recent work has been done.  I’m thinking that giving this to ‘Momma’ for christmas might not be the best plan . . .

“1944 Willys Jeep
just finishing putting another good running engine back in it this weekend
Should be ready by this Monday. Here is your chance for a great runaround jeep.
It has all new brake shoes, hoses, master cylinder, wheel cylinder, rebuilt carb, new gas tank, new seat cushions
front and back. has locking hubs, new rebuilt starter.
Put a big red bow on this sucker and give it to Momma for Christmas!”

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1945 MB Oakridge, NJ $2500


Runs and drives.  How about that exhaust pipe.

“Jeep runs and drives. Stock 6 volt elec system. Body has lots of rust but not falling off the frame. The frame is straight, rust free, unmolested with no cracks or welds. It’s a great platform for a well deserved restoration. Also included are two good fenders, windshield frame, and a solid body tub. Will not separate. Can deliver within 25 miles.”


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1945 MB Hamburg, Pa $9500


Looks good.

“Up for sale is a 1945 Willys WWII Army Jeep. It has 68K original miles. It has been restored to its original condition and has won several awards in local car shows. It has been in the family for over 25 years. The Jeep has a 4cyl. engine that runs well and does not smoke or burn oil. Recently the brakes have been rebuilt with new wheel cylinders and a new master cylinder. A new battery was put in about a year ago. The Jeep also comes equipt with combat wheels.
Must see to appreciate!!
Own a piece of WWII history!!

Asking $9,500 or best offer.

Call 484-665-0302 if you have any questions or would like to see the Jeep in person.”


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1944 MB MZ2 Winter Park, Fl **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $8000. **Status Unknown*

*This link has some pics of a Marine Corp Radio Jeep from U S Militaria Forum.

“Extremly Rare WWII US Marine Corp Radio Jeep, Special production run Willys MB MZ2 Email me for pictures and more details”

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Year? MB Glendale, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

“Jeep willys. Just 10.000 $$$ OBO.”

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1942 MB Watertown, Ct **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

This looks nice.

“Rare opportunity to own a fine piece of history. Ground up restoration of original World War II 1942 Willys MB Jeep. Garaged and used only selectively, including annual Veterans Day parades. Runs and drives great. Details and more photos provided for serious inquiries only please.”

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1942 MB Abilene, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was listed at $4000.  ****SOLD****

(10/10/2011) This MB has been fixed up quite a bit from the last time it appeared at eWillys at 2008.  Unfortunately, it seems I delete that post.  So, I’ve included the pic at the very bottom of this page.  You’ll note the roll cage, though no longer installed.

“This is a 1942 military jeep. The data plate on the dash shows that in 1952 the military refurbhised it and put a new motor in it.It is street legal, and has a clear blue title.  This was my personal toy, and we’ve had alot of work done on this jeep. The motor sounds really good on it.  I just got it out of the shop for having a brake job and a pin or something must have come loose in the transmission because it just wouldn’t move. I’ve had three previous willy’s jeeps, I planned on doing a full restoration on this jeep also, but have too many iorns in the fire.”


A pic from a 2008 Ad for this jeep (at least it looks like the same bumper and roll cage:

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Year? MB Moffat County, Co **SOLD**


With a serial number of 455948, this was within the last 5000 MBs produced.  The highest MB serial number that I know of is 459851 (http://wwiijeepparts.com/Archives/JeepSerialNumber.html).

“This is a 1946  mb willys i just picked up the guy I got it from have known for 10 years and been trying to get it since I met him he has sold. His property and is moving to Arizona so he had to get rid of it I traded a chrystler le baron convertible for it it has some rust and has been in Colorado for at least 20years he got it from his father he said it ran when he parked it but the motor is know seised up think it just got some condensation in the motor from sitting and rusted flathead motor and the guy said the motor ran great before he parked it  not sure why windshield is not split must have been replaced title says mb and glovebox placards say mb all placards there thanks rpm”

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1942 Slat Grille MB Lakeview, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Is it me or is the front bumper seem higher on the passenger side like it has been twisted?

“1942 Willys Slat Grill un restored 95% original Engine MB43557 runs and drives little to no rustin floor and hat chanles. Has been in side. New seet cusions about two years ago”

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1945 MB With Deep Water Fording Kit Contone, Switzerland **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This is a 1945 last series Jeep Willys MB with rotary light switch, stamped steel pintle hook. The Jeep has a original Deep Water Fording Kit, an original Tow Bar (No Reproductions!!), an Waterproof 6V Ignition Coil and Distributor. The Jeep Runs and drive, like littel work on brakes, minor rust. The vehicle is complet and original to 90 %!! I will sell worldwide, the bidder arrange the shipping, i can help to load the jeep on a trailer.

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Year? MB Fruita, Co $5000


UPDATE:  Still Available

(08/12/2011) It runs and drives.

“Flat 4 4 cylinder, Manual Hubs, Receiver Tow Hitch,3 Speed Transmission, great for tooling around the mountains or around town.”


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1945 MB Tonasket, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3200

This is worth a look.

“1945 willies rare hard top , nice shape runs great, Located in Tonasket”

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1945 MB Fresno, Ca No Price


This seller has a ‘professional appraisal’ for this MB, which, if like other appraisals I have seen,  is likely too high to match reality.

“Collectible Vintage 1945 Willy’s MB Military Jeep for sale.

This is a matching numbers Willy’s MB that has been completely restored from the ground up. It’s also a one family own vehicle since purchased in Stockton CA. at the military surplus sale by my great uncle in 1946.

I’m not posting anymore images because the appraisal has everything you need to know about the Jeep including images.

On July 14th 2011 the Jeep professionally appraised and documented by Auto Appraiser Network, Stockton CA. branch. This appraisal is available upon request for serious buyers.

I am selling this family heirloom by choice. With two teenage boy’s, I need practical, safe and reliable cars for them…My goal is to find a great home for this WW II treasure. Preferably a museum or a real collector since there simply are not many of these original jeeps around.

Enjoy this post, and I sincerely hope this MB Jeep goes to a very good home.”