The links to posts below show jeeps grouped by models, condition, and other ways. Some of these jeeps are for sale and others have been sold. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at d [at] ewillys.com for more info.
Importantly, the allure of buying a project jeep can be romantic. The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. So, tread carefully when purchasing a "project". If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam, feel free to contact me for help, comments or concerns .
“Usually when we tell you about a mean Jeep it’s because someone has transformed it into the ultimate off-roader, but this complete custom built 1969 Jeep CJ5 is about teaching others a lesson on the streets. Beneath the wild green paint and lowered suspension lies some of the best Ford performance components you know. And once you look at the price, it’s not just a great Jeep or a great Cobra; it’s one amazing overall deal.
There is no pretending this is an off-road Jeep. The metallic green paint is out to intimidate the streets, not the trail. At has the kind of luster from the modern clearcoat that will act like a beacon attracting people from across the show field during the day, and at night, it catches the light and almost glows better than a neon sign. That’s why it has been applied over every inch of the exterior, including the bumpers, grille, and hood pins. The only thing to grab more attention than the green are those custom applies sliver ghost flames. But more than just paint, this one has some great custom street rod details, like the chopped windshield, lowered suspension, crystal clear headlights, and the Weld-style 15-inch alloys. Continue reading →
“This is the ultimate Jeep survivor!! It has everything you may want for an outstanding Jeep CJ for any collection. The Jeep was owned by a Willis Jeep Dealer in Indianapolis. It still has the statement of origin or manufactured. It still has the dealer cost sheet. It has 12623 original miles.
It still has the original tube tires. Original paint, top (in bad condition), seats, accessories, hoses, belts, floor mats. Tho only thing that has changed is the shocks, gas cap and clutch. I have owned the Jeep for 20 years. I was going to use it, but realized how special it was and didn’t touch it except for special occasions. I have only put 20 miles on it in the last 3 years. I got it out last night to take pictures and it started right up. I Also have the Willys parts pages for the model. There is a few surface rust spots, one on the tail (pictured) and driver/passenger floor pan. This jeep really deserves a museum or display collection. I have plenty of other photos if needed.”
“1963 Willys Jeep V6 in great condition with custom pin striping by Mitch Kim. Everything works. Disc brakes, brand new full top and brand new bikini top. 3-speed manual. This is a very clean vintage Jeep that was in the Roadster show in 1977 (we have photos we can share) and runs and drives great. Chrome throughout with brand new wheels and tires.”
This has some interesting updates. The fuel inlet has been moved to above the body and through the top. The rear cargo area is wood-lined.
“Restored 1956 Willys Jeep. 327 Chevy, edelbrock aluminum intake and 4 barrel carb. Power steering with tilt wheel ,electric fuel pump,New valve covers, oil pan, frame cleaned and undercoated,new transfer case output seals, new pinion seals, new dual exhaust,new rough country 2.5 inch lift with new shocks and Springs, all new brake master cylinder,lines,wheel cylinders, shoes. New stereo,gauges, tach, carpet seats. Power take off winch, 3 speed trans, hi low transfer case. 31×10.50×15 all terrain tires. Lots of fun right here !”
“My 1956 Willys CJ5 has a great history. It was a one owner, garaged Jeep for 57 years; meticulously maintained by professionals, and was basically a “City Jeep”. The Jeep has 102k miles. It is an older restoration in time but not miles: including all running gear, body, paint, suspension, seats, and is in great condition. It runs, starts, drives, stops, looks and handles great. The Jeep has new tires and rims ($750) with only 100 miles on them .
I have receipts for the extensive work done, going back to 1963. It has the rare Kayline softtop with doors and frame, in good condition. The dash is also uncut. The miles will increase slightly, as I drive the Jeep. Records, paperwork and spare parts come with the Jeep.
David Magana bought this CJ-5 out of Arnold, California. He was wondering if anyone recognized it or had any previous history about it?
“Though I am reluctant to sale it, I unfortunately have to get rid of my super clean 1966 Jeep CJ-5A Tuxedo Park model with only 49,000 original miles. This is a rare, classic, mostly stock jeep with the exceptions of a few practical add ons such as the winch, tow bar (comes with tow lights), newer BF Goodrich 31″x10.50×15 all terrain tires, full cage roll bar, and back spare tire carrier with 2 nice jerry cans. Even has the old vintage heater, Tuxedo Mark 4 chrome emblems, etc. This was the first year of the Buick v-6 dauntless 225 motor. The jeep also has a newly rebuilt 3-speed transmission and new clutch which cost me $2000 dollars (I have the receipt from the transmission shop with a 1 year warranty) and new exhaust system. The body and paint are very nice, with no dents and no rust. The interior floor has been rhino lined black, the black interior seats are perfect with no rips. I have a really nice black back seat for it, but it is not mounted in the rig. The soft top and doors are almost new. Runs great, shifts great, and brakes are good. This vehicle is a really affordable way to drive something which is very fun,(feels like you are driving and old tractor), cool and classic. Come check it out and you will love it. The jeep is ready for your next adventure, whether it be to the store, beach, or mountain pass. My loss your gain.—I will add more photos tomorrow.”
“This is a CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Edition which was offered by the Jeep Corporation to commemorate 25 years of the first CJ-5 introduced by Willy’s Motors.
The Silver Anniversary CJ-5 featured special Quick Silver paint not found on any other Jeep vehicles, chrome spoked style wheels, a black vinyl soft top, Renegade stripes in special silver tones, seats trimmed in black vinyl with silver thread contrast stitching, silver buttons, and a unique 25th anniversary crest (Dashboard plaque)
In addition, regular options applied to the silver anniversary CJ-5 include L78 X 15 Tracker PG tires, wheel lip extensions, black anodized rocker panel moldings, roll bar, convenience and decor groups, tachometer, rally clock, gray full carpeting, and a center console. Continue reading →
“Original 1963 Willy’s CJ-5, Excellent condition, Rebuilt 4 cylinder engine, all original except, tail lights which are LED, horn and tires. Heater not installed, but have the heater core. Roll bar is for cosmetics only.”
UPDATE: I believe this was purchased in 2015 and is now being resold on eBay.
(12/03/2015) Nice looking Tux.
“If you are looking at this ad you probably know more about this Model CJ5 than I do.
Original body and paint, rust free classic vintage Jeep !
This is a collector quality ride which will appreciate in value !
The Tuxedo Park Mark IV is a rare model with several unique upgrades such as a factory overdrive transmission. Research this model more information.
I put a deposit down on it and only took possession of it recently. During this time I also put an offer in on a house, bought a 1951 GMC, a 1997 GMC and now I have too many vehicles and am passing this unique rare Jeep on.
I have only driven it about a mile total.
It does need some tuning and tinkering like most vehicle of this vintage. The winch is dated 1965 as well but I have not tried it.
It starts right up and goes through all gears. Parking brake cable is stuck.
Mileage is unknown, estimated by previous owner at 30k
It comes with a tow bar, so this jeep was probably towed behind a motorhome at one time.
Sold as is. Personal inspection is welcome
I paid $8500 , offered at $7500”
“White jeep Tuxedo park all original except repaint . 4 cyl. 3speed 23k orig. miles and runs like it .Excellent steering , clutch , transmission and brakes . Perfect straight body and floors. Good chrome orig. upholstery and all rare tuxedo park stuff very good period correct top in black , new white wall tires , registered and inspected.”
“This Jeep has sat in a climate controlled warehouse, fully mothballed and covered, since about 1981. It’s an original California car, originally owned by Jess Rodman, owner of Rodman Chevrolet in Fresno, way back in the 1950’s and 60’s. The Rodman family also developed their ranch into what we now know as Sunnyside. This was his “ranch toy”, and it rarely went anywhere. When he was too sick to work, he sold the dealership to Gene Ford, who re-named it Frontier Chevrolet. This Willys Jeep came in the package. It pretty much got put away and never taken out again. It has 8,500 (eighty five HUNDRED) miles and is in unbelievably complete original condition.
Mr Ford’s estate finally decided to sell the entire Gene Ford classic car collection, including this pristine Willys. My job was to get it out of storage and totally drivable, and to keep it as completely original as possible. Three plus decades of sitting had taken their toll on the accessories. Had to replace the water pump, fuel pump, all the brake hydraulics, battery, starter (repair), Pack wheel bearings, change oil, replace plugs, flush and refill the engine oil (straight 30 weight is called for…that’s what we put in), filters, flushed the cooling system and flush and repair the fuel tank. We aired up those perfect “time capsule” bias ply tube type off road tires, fired it off, made some adjustments, and this Jeep drives absolutely as new. A video of the running Jeep is on YouTube. Click here:
Sell-a-Jeep TV put together this video of a mint CJ-5. The clip is narrated by George Baxter of Army Jeep Parts and filmed by Mark Smith’s son, Tom . If you are interested in buying the jeep, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the dual spool winch!
This may be worth a look. Appears to have a little rust on the passenger side front fender (front lip).
“Have you ever wanted dad or grandfathers old Jeep. Well folks here is one great example of one.
The jeep has less than 55,000 lightly used miles. The body is in near perfect shape, floor pans, body support brackets and the rest is rust free. The engine is a 225 Buick V6, 3 speed transmission and has the Warn overdrive. There also is a PTO winch that works nice. Paint is not to bad, a little dulled by the sun. Jeep runs and drives, every thing functions as it should less the horn. The jeep did not come with a full top. We only have a bikini top. I have several options of full tops and soft top if you wish to has one on it. I love the openness of no top. Look at the pictures close, only call if your a buyer. Tire kicker and scammer need not waist our time. Post will be deleted when jeep has sold.”
Not restored, but looks like a good refurb. It’s another example of the interchangeability between the CJ-5/6 and the Commando front clip. Has a fiberglass body.
“Fully restored, frame up restoration 1966 Jeep Willys – PERFECT CONDITION!
It’s a 1966 Willys CJ 5
41,000 original miles
Frame up restoration
3 speed standard
Additional pictures can be emailed.
$20,000 or Best Reasonable offer. Serious inquiries only!”
(10/11/2015) “All steel, inline -4 engine. Kelly hard top. Older restoration, no rust,everything correct with this model year.Had all fluids changed and flushed.Now have small leak on pan.New battery and carb”
“I’m selling this all original, 1967 CJ5 Brush Fire Jeep with its original Buick 6 Cylinder “Dauntless” engine. The body and frame are extremely solid. I personally would do a repaint on it but it is not necessary. As you can see in the pictures it was built with brush fire fighting capabilities which make it rare. 4WD with low and high range. Extremely large and powerful winch mounted as seen in the pictures. Interior in excellent condition. Comes with a plow.
The Mack Bulldog on the front is equipped with a water line controlled from the drivers seat which allows the dog to “p” on people in front of it when the button is depressed. Great for parades, fire company display, farm use or just as a novelty driver. Vehicle starts and runs as it should. There is some work that needs to be done with suspension but currently I drive it on the road. Because of the weight from the special gear and water tank when full these jeeps were built with very heavy duty suspension systemsI have a clear transferable registration ready to go.”
“1957 Willys Jeep A Trench. I am the owner and have the title. This is one of the rarest things I have ever seen. It has an Auburn trencher attachment which later became Ditch Witch. This Jeep has been sitting in a pole barn for at least 10 years! I pulled and flushed the gas tank , blew out the fuel lines and cleaned the carb. It fires up and runs good! It will need some brake work! It was originally a baby blue color. It was repainted nearly 15 years ago. There was some patching done on the floor boards at that time. I’m sure they also patched it elsewhere. The paint job is fair for its age. It has some paint bubbles on the right rear quarter The interior is pretty nice and it shows 7770 original miles. Tires have excellent tread but are weather cracked. If you have an interest I urge you to come and look at it !! I have a lot of pictures. More than I can show here. I will gladly send you more. What a unique piece of equipment to own.. It is a 1957 and is not perfect. But would make a awesome restoration project. Sold as is needing TLC! Engine runs great!”
Maury spotted this one-off CJ-5 backhoe tractor combo. He wrote, “I was helping my brother in law pick up some car parts this past weekend, and ran across this interesting CJ5-based vehicle. It was made by the guy who owned the business that was selling the car parts, and he told me it was a one-off he created years ago in Michigan in the hope of successfully marketing it.
The CJ5 body was bought new from AMC separately, and installed on the heavy steel frame he created for it. He said the resulting vehicle was the only loader-backhoe he knew of that could go 80 m.p.h.!”
Liz asked me to list this CJ-5 for her. Looks like some nice work has been done. The dash is particularly interesting.
“405 HP Fuel Injection 383 Stroker
Ford Top Loader 4 Speed with Chevy Input
Center Force Custom Clutch and Cover
Dana 44 with True Track Posi 373 Ratio
New wiring though-out “all Solder” and Shrink Wrap, “No Butt Connectors”
Stainless Tilt Steering Column
9500 LB Warn Winch
Full Roll Cage
5 New BF Goodrich Tires, Mounted on American Aluminum wheels
Custom nickel plated headers with custom exhaust
HD CV Drive Line
Front Disk Brakes
New Soft Top
1 Owner for over 35 years”