Colin writes, “This week, I received from Miguel Ordorica Jr., another Willys friend of mine in Michigan, a copy of the 1955 Ohio Registration form made out to his father, Miguel Ordorica for the 1951 Jeep, Model # CJ-4, Serial Number 01, having engine number 4J 49624. Miguel’s father owned this vehicle from April 13, 1955 until his passing in 1967, at which time Miguel’s mother sold it and a trailer to a man in Michigan. From another source, Derek Redmond’s CJ3B page, I found information that Miguel’s father bought the CJ-4 directly from Willys Overland for $300 and a photocopy of the title was in that info. See the attached scan0011. Miguel’s father was in charge of Willys Chassis Development for many years.”
A few years ago, Hemmings ran a post about an article they produced the CJ-4. In the article, they discuss how the X-151 became the prototype CJ-4, the only one of it’s class made. It was later sold to an employee, who later resold it to someone who stored it in a garage for years.
You can read all about it a Hemmings blog
Here’s a craigslist Ad from India located by the ewillys Michigan Bureau, which apparently operates an international bureau as well. The current exchange rate of 0.0209337 puts the price at $2093.37.
“Selling a Mahindra CJ4 with a perkins 4 engine. The jeep is in very good condition and is ideal for someone who would like to use it for off roading. I’ve attached a few pictures also. I used it in Nilgiris, but as am now moved to Calicut, have no use for it. For more info, call me on 9496221206”