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1942? MB? Longview, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Free.

Rob shared this one. Can’t beat the price on this one!

“1942 Jeep tub and frame. Was going to make it into a rat road. But things have changed. $100 you come get it. No paperwork. Just tub and frame missing one front leaf spring. Diff covered were left off from previous owner. Going to scrap if someone doesn’t buy it.”


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Steve McQueen’s 1945 MB **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, MB

UPDATE: Steve McQueen’s jeep sold at a UK auction for $108,000! Read more here: https://www.autoclassics.com/posts/news/steve-mcqueen-jeep-auction (it sold at auction in 1984 for $6000).

Thanks to Rennie for sharing the news that Steve McQueen’s former MB will be up for auction. You can read about it at Autoblog or see the auction information here:



“We are incredibly pleased to offer this Willys Jeep, delivered on 7th July 1945 (as stamped on the data plate), which was formerly part of Steve McQueen’s vast car collection. This Jeep was sold as Lot 532 at the ‘Steve McQueen Estate Auction’ on 24th – 25th November 1984 at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, to a lucky bidder, a Mr J. McClughan of New Braunfels, Texas for $6,000, some ten times the going rate for a WW2 Jeep.

It is being sold with the Bill of Sale signed by Kenneth Zifferen, Co-Trustee of the McQueen Children’s Trust, the Certificate of Authenticity from the Steve McQueen Estate Sale in Las Vegas, the original auction Catalogue from the Estate Sale, and the original advertisement flyer. Our vendor purchased this from Mr McClughan’s estate who we believe was the third owner after the US army and Steve McQueen. The original blue Californian license plates are also included in the sale and are dated for road use until 31st October 1980 indicating the Jeep was available for use right up until Steve McQueen passed away only a week later.

Since being imported to the UK, this important Willys Jeep has been renovated and fully recommissioned exactly as it would have been in McQueen’s ownership by marque specialists and leading Jeep experts, Jeeparts-UK Ltd. It is supplied with a NOVA reference number, an application for first registration has been made to the DVLA and expected that a UK V5c will be available at time of sale. Full EU and UK taxes have been paid. It will also arrive at the sale with an MoT and a dating certificate from the Military Vehicle Trust. This fabulous motorcar offers superb provenance and is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a significant Willys Jeep once owned and driven by the coolest man in Hollywood.”

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1943 GPW Grass Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

The front gussets have been removed and the frame reinforced. The rear lids appear to be MB (flat), but I the angle isn’t good to get a full view of them. The engine and tranny are civilian (not *period correct*, but functional). I’m sure it would make a fine parade jeep.

“This is one of the cleanest GPW’s you will find. Clean CA title in my name. Body is mint, likely rebodied or a lucky survivor? Many of the components have yet to be drilled or mounted. The frame is all ford as evidenced by the front cross member. Engine is Willy’s flat head, trans is t90, all period correct and acceptable conversions. I have the parts shown in the photo along with new data plates, and two f script front seat frames that need some work. This vehicle drives well, turns, stops, etc… I thought I would keep it forever but found an older one I had to have. Do your research, I will not negotiate over the phone, come look and fall in love with this great piece of history.”

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1942 GPW Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $18,500.

Adam pointed out that there are pics of this from years ago and one shows this may have four wheel steer: http://www.ewillys.com/2007/06/27/1942-gpw-4-wheel-steer-prescott-valley-az-17000/

It’s missing some gauges and lacks data plates on the glove box. Seller claims it was the first prototype for the Air Force??? Appears to have GPW lids.

“1942 original Jeep Willys was in the second war first prototype for the Air Force. The engine was rebuilding. 178 miles”

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1944 MB Rochester, MA $4000


It’s a project.


“1944 MB Willys Jeep project. Body and parts to be assembled. Includes lots of new parts. Title is with Jeep! Great project for the right person.”


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1943 GPW Eustis, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** “Was $1800.

(06/15/2018) Seems to be a mix of MB and GPW parts.

“1943 Willys Ford GPW Jeep. The tub/body is a Willy the Jeep has many GPW parts. Starter and generator are GPW. The motor in the Jeep is not original. I have a ’43 GPW and wanted to use this one for parts but I will never get around to it. The body it toast but there are salvageable parts: glove box, rear compartment doors, and other parts on the exterior. The frame is also in bad shape. Wheels, tranny, differentials, and axles are good. Also comes with another Motor block and GPW head cover.

I can deliver within a reasonable distance for .50 cents a mile. It is in a car hauler and tires are flat so it will have to be pulled off at destination. It will have to be paid in full before I deliver. You can come see.”

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1942 MB Fresno, CA $1800


UPDATE: Still Available. It looks as if the fenders have been fiberglassed/bonded to the body. 

(09/15/2018) Looks repowered. Appears to have truck/wagon fenders.


“1942 Willy’s mb California vin clean title (need to bring a trailer to haul it) needs distributor and radiator”


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2 MBs, 1 GPW, 1 M-38A1 Laporte, CO **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price.

Seller has  a few CJ jeeps there, too, but unclear if they are for sale or not.

“Willy 1942-1945 MB jeeps, Ford 1942 GPW, Willys M38A1. I have 4 Military project jeeps in various conditions for sale. Some have titles and some do not. None are complete. Please look at the pictures then set up a time on the weekends to see them. They will take some time to dig out and have ready for a trailer so again please look at the pictures. If you are interested we can set up a time to look at them and go from there.”

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Custom Flattie Yuba City, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2592.

Jay spotted this unusual flat fender project on Facebook.

“1942 Jeep that’s ben strechted and widened and mounted on a 79 Bronco frame with a 88 fuel injected 5.0, 89 AOD trans, 79 transfer case with split shifter, 9in rear and Dana 44 front, 35in tires on 12inX15in Centerline rims. It’s a project but most of the mechanical is done!”

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1942 MB Champlin, MN **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $13,000.

Would make a fine parade jeep.

“Clean 42’Willy with all documents and paperwork. Runs and drives great. Showing by appointments”


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1942? MB? Medford, OR $12,500


This does appear to have an MB/GPW frame (see the rear shock mount), but much of the rest looks civilian.


“Powerful V-6 Buick Motor Conversion done right. Aluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, Doors not shown but included. Oversize Cleat Type Tires, 2 extra gas tanks. Towbar and extra hitch. Road Light Bar. Personal Jeep owned many years by a particular owner. This is a rare early production model built in 1942 by Willys for government issue. Painted in Navy Gray, recently serviced and needing nothing to drive away!!”

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1944 MB? & 1953 Truck Gainesville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Not sure how much value these have.

“I have (2) willy Jeeps one is a 1944 army. the other is a 1953 truck Over-lander truck they both run. The 44 has a clear title.runs great,new fuel pump org. motor. New brakes wiring lights.the 53 has new master cylinder,new front wheel cylinders l&r new lines in front.needs new gas tank cosmetics.”

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1952 M-201 Hotchkiss Osterville, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Worth a look.

“Pretty clean 1952 M201 Hotchkiss with 31k original miles. Runs and drives fine. Some recent work has been done to it, lights, brakes, fuel pump. But it’s been sitting in a garage here for about 25 years.. originally from California.. has a little rust.. but not bad.. great driver or excellent candidate for a restoration. It’s all there. Nice M201 $8,500”

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1943 MB Temecula, CA $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(09/26/2018) This one has been listed previously, but I can’t find the original ad.


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“1943 Willys with 20,000 miles on the odometer! Original flathead 4 cylinder engine runs perfect. It also has the coveted warn overdrive behind the original 3 speed trans and tranfercase. This is pretty much a turn key vehicle. I’d trust it to drive me anywhere. It comes with a tow bar to pull behind a truck or rv. I have doors and I have a set of original Willys wheels with military tires for it as well. We’ve been back and forth on selling it, and we’ve decided it’s time to let it go. I just had the carb rebuilt yesterday and have a receipt to prove it. I drove it nearly every day all summer, and it never failed me. I’ll consider an offer from serious buyers, but please don’t waste my time on a low ball offer. This jeep is the real deal, and I’ll keep it before I give it away for dirt cheap”


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1948? Flattie Monterey, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900. Has no engine.

(03/26/2018) It’s a project of some kind.

“For sale is a 1948 Jeep Wiley’s. It’s a solid roller. no engine has a transmission. Would make a cool project.”


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1942? GPW? Mannheim, NY **SOLD**


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

This is a mix of parts. It’s listed as an MB, but has a GPW body.

“Not 100% matching numbers but runs and drives fine. Needs a carb cleaning and some tuning and it will be perfect. Open to offers or trades”

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1943 MB/GPW Greeneville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“I have a Willy’s MB Jeep that runs and drives.
I do not have a title for this Jeep but one can be obtained.
I got this Jeep from a man that used it on a farm as a side by side.
It has the original flat head “go devil” engine that starts every time.
I have enjoyed having this Jeep but just don’t have a need for it.
I’m really looking to sell but would trade if I came out ahead on the trade.
Cash price is $2,000 obo. Trade value would be higher.
You could restore this mb and make a lot of money. They sale every nut and bolt for this Jeep.
Please text for inquiries about this Jeep.
If it is still posted I still have it.”

It’s now all painted Olive Drab:


Was partially Olive Drab (10/05/2018):

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1943? MB? Nevada, TX $5500


Not sure of the model. No description provided.



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1944? MB Dacula, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

This is a ground up restoration with original, NOS, and reproduction parts. It has no serial number or title.

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“Note: This Jeeep does not have a title or a serial number. The engine has a serial number but its not correct for this jeep. It will be sold with a bill of sale only. Don’t read any further if you can’t deal with buying it on a bill of sale only. Getting a title is possible through a title company or through the DMV in your state once you purchase it depending on the laws in your state.

Take a look at this beautiful 1944 Willys MB. (Dated by date stamp on axle 6-8-44)

This started out as a rescue of many disassembled Willys parts from a deceased collector in central New Jersey in 2014. The frame was too far gone and missing its serial #plate anyway, so I opted for a new frame from DL Bensingers.
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1942 MB Auburn, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000.

(10/15/2018) Could be a VEC/MB combo.

“Selling a 1942 Willy’s Jeep for a friend. It has a fresh 181ci gm motor, fresh 3sp trans, fresh hd clutch kit. Disc brake conversion, warn hubs, all new suspension,new exhaust, updated wiring, new U-joints, 31″ tires, everything has been gone through. Has a dual battery set up, warn 8k winch, tow bar, heater, soft top and also have bikini top and spare parts for the Jeep, comes with electronic shot gun mount and Persuader shout gun (needs to be transferred to buyer) that comes with.”

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1944 MB Orange County, CA $2000


Might have some value.


“This is a rough rolling shell, it’s a project and is missing the engine and transmission. Comes with a bill of sale only. It is a WWII Willys MB Jeep.”


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1943 MB? St. Paul, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

(09/06/2018) The hood is CJ, but the rest could be MB/GPW.

“1943 military jeep with some mods. Not running at this time but all running gear is in good shape. Has a 225 c.i. dauntless v6 from a 69 jeepster commando. Body needs work and it needs a master cylinder and exhaust system. This will go anywhere offroad. No title but do have some paper work.”


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1967 Flattie Buena Park, CA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(09/17/2018) Will need a few minor things done, but looks like a good price on a vintage jeep. The seller goes into great detail on the jeep.


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“Registered (non-op currently) as a 1967 due to a motor swap, this Flat Fender Jeep is actually a 40’s or early 50’s Jeep Willys. The motor is a Chevy 283 V8 from a 67′ Chevelle. This Jeep is full of goodies and smog exempt. After owning her for more than 10 years (Originally a bachelors toy), it’s time to find a new home as there’s little room for kids & dogs in a Willys. One guarantee, This Jeep makes people smile, especially children when they see it. Like a big bright yellow Tonka toy. It’s also a blast to take to classic car shows as it’s always one of the oldest vehicles in attendance and often the most unique (not just another hotrod/muscle car in the lineup, and the only on that can go OFF the highway).
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MB/GPW Jeep and MB/GPW Parts Thousand Oaks, CA

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Parts


“misc stuff for Military Jeep,
– $1000 for all parts (no manuals) or I will sell parts separately at fair market value if requested.
Steering column
Drivers seat (not shown yet)
Horn (not working)
Windshield (not shown will soon)
gas tank
engine parts”

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1944? VEC CJ-2A? Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

May be a VEC/MB mix?

“Bought this 1944 willys as a project, it runs, has all new tires, all new seat frames and cusions, has a hard top.”

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