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January 1961 Need a Friend Dog Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure  showed a rare image of the FJ-3 in a jeep family brochure.

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1962 Ad for the FC-170 Payload

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The Desert Sun published an ad highlighting the payload and wheel base of the FC-170 on October 11, 1962.

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Unknown CJ-5 Half-Top Model

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Anyone recognize the manufacturer or model of this hardtop? I noticed there were several models when going through the archives. Those long doors and the odd roof makes it distinctive. The way the front edges hug the curve of the CJ-5 top also make it distinctive.

1. CJ-5 sold out of Lebanon Oregon in 2013:

2. CJ-5 sold out of Boomton, NJ in 2016:

3. Jeep customized CJ-5/flattie sold out of Oakgrove, Minnesota, in 2018:

4. Possible example out of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 2010:

 

 
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MB at the Sinsheim Museum in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Photos of this modified jeep located at the Auto & Technik Museum, in Sinsheim, Germany, were posted to the G-503 Facebook page. After some various guesses, Alexander Schingerlin explained how this was modified.

“Look what you see at the picture, a Lanz Tractor and a strange looking Willys. Gas was expensive in the years after war and someone put the complete unit – engine, transmission, in an Willys. Thats why the cooler is so high and the Engine so far in the front because of the long transmission of the tractor”

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Wood Burning Jeep at the Budensee Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums • TAGS: .

This is another modified German jeep, but this time it’s a CJ-3A located at the Budensee Museum in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany. Based on the Facebook caption, it appears to be a wood burning engine.

“(translation from German by Facebook) This Willys Jeep served until the mid-60 s a salary sawer, who moved from home to house. This vehicle prepares the fuel-eating glutton engine for users. What was the solution? Find out more on our historic wooden saw days on 13. and 14.10.2018.”

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MB Wrecker Garage Sully in Paris

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

French site credits Serge Hiltenfinck with owning (and probably restoring) this 1943 MB “Garage Sully”-branded tow jeep. This photo was taken as part of vintage car meet in Ostheim, Germany.

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” Serge Hiltenfinck had released this amazing Jeep wrecker from 1943, alongside the Daimler truck firefighters Jebsheim, which also dates from 1943.”

These two photos were posted to Flickr by Tobias Hartmann.

 
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Buster Keaton Lessons In Living Jeep Commercials

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I didn’t realize the Buster Keaton had done multiple commercials for Jeep under the brand “Lessons In Living”. Here are three that I found:

1 At the end of this commercial Jeep highlights the Hong Kong and Maverick TV series:

2. This is the most common version I’ve seen on line: 

3. You can depend on a service station jeep owner:

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1944 Photo of Jeep at Versailles **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: The press photo at the bottom of this post appeared in at least one newspaper, The Daily Banner out of Greencastle, Indiana, on September 4, 1944:

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Original Post August 2014: How’d you like to be the person that drove the jeep to this iconic place?

” 1944 American Jeep Palace Versailles France Press Photo”

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Year? Traveller Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This ad appears to have been on eBay for sale, but has since been sold. It popped up during a google search. The quality is poor as it wasn’t a smaller image, but I suspect this is a full page ad.

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1959 Free Jeep Knife Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: I’ve added pics of Blaine’s father’s knife set at the bottom of the post.

This brochure let recipients know that they’d get a free knife if they went for a demonstration ride at the local Ross Motors, INC, out of Rockland, Maine.

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Blaine’s father received a knife set when he bought his 1959 CJ-5. It still looks in good shape sixty years later.

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Ten Billion Kilometers Ad from the Willys Export Co.

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1956 ad touting ten billion kilometers of transportation service is a rare ad promoted by the Willys-Overland Export Corporation only (no mention of Willys Motors).

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“This is an original 1956 print ad for Jeep! It measures approximately 14″ x 10″ overall, has no stains or tears, comes from a dry, high-altitude, smoke-free environment, and is strictly graded”

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1975 CJ-5 Bitely, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This odd duck looks like a combination of a CJ-5 and a Topeka Hiway Mower. It’s a no reserve auction with a starting price of $2695.

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It started life as a 1975 Jeep CJ5 Chassis. As near as we can tell, it was converted when new into a street-sweeper by the PB Loader company (which is still in existence today). Sometime later in life, someone got the bright idea to remove the street sweeper broom and replace it with a 62 inch quick attach skid-steer style snowblower (Ford 715 Model). We understand that the PB loader company made a similar model for airport tug use.

You Tube Videos of machine in operation:
(copy and paste the links below into address bar to view)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsC5w8bmCB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuNN8o2xC4U

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1956 Ad for the FC-150

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad was published on December 13, 1956, in the Healdsburg Tribune by local jeep dealer Leo Frediana and Son.

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The next month a similar FC-150 Ad was published in the Madera Tribune on January 11, 1957, by the Slavich Brothers:

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1955 8 Reasons Why Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the December 15, 1955, issue of the Healdsburg Tribune out of Healdsburg, California.

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Plastic Rocket Jeep Toy From Greece $60

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This odd plastic jeep sporting a rocket includes the original box. Seller is accepting offers.

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UP FOR SALE VINTAGE RARE GREEK HARD PLASTIC WIND-UP MILITARY JEEP AIRFORCE BY ELVIP EARLY 70s MIB IN MINT NEVER PLAY CONDITION SEE PHOTOS FOR DETAILS.SHIPPING AND HANDLING $ 8 FOR GREECE $ 15 EUROPE $ 18 WORLD REGISTER.

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Various Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These are some random photos from eBay.

1. 1973 in Desert w/ MB:
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2. 1973 Pushing MB in Desert:
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3. A family in 1945 packed in an MB:
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4. 1965 Photo of Deadlined Jeeps:
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5. 1945? Lady Standing Next to Jeep:
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A Couple Tonka Jeeps Gig Harbor, WA

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Dan shared these two links of Tonka jeeps with pretty good prices (better than eBay before shipping costs).

  1. Tonka “Army” Olive Drab Jeep $35
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  2. Tonka Air Force Jeep $25
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Week Trip to Richmond, Virginia

• CATEGORIES: Features

On Thursday Dec 5th I fly to Richmond, Virginia. I’ll be there (Chester area) through Saturday the 14th doing some work on my cousin’s house. If anyone isn’t too far from there, I may have time to drop by and say hello. I won’t have Ann with me (I’m pretty sure she’s more popular with folks at this point than I), but I might bring my cousin with me (she’s a good substitute for Ann).

(And, reminder, my ewillys account isn’t working. Please send emails to d @ deilers.com)

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Late 1940s Bob’s Sales & Service Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Bob’s Sales & Service of Clare, Michigan, ran several different jeep ads between 1946 and 1948.

  1. Clare Sentinel March 29, 1946:
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  3. Clare Sentinel May 02, 1947, ad:
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1945 West-Craft 1″ Scale Model Jeep Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad was for a 1″-scale model jeep that measured 11″ when built. West-Craft also offered 1/2″-scale model jeeps for sale, too. I’ve got a few unbuilt 1940s models, but no West-Craft ones.

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1951 Photo in Kaseong of James Murray on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s a Navy photo of USMC and USAF men. That’s working together!

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“1951 Press Photo Kaesong, Korea, Col. James Murray leaps from jeep at peace talk. This is an original press photo. Kaesong, Korea — Col. James C. Murray, USMC, hops out of his jeep to join Col. Andrew J. Kenney, USAF, (right) as the U.N. Command Liaison officers arrive at Kaesong recently to discuss resumption of military armistice talks with the Communists.Photo measures 7 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 10-02-1951.”

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1948 Article on Jeeps as ‘Stars” of a Agriculture Show

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This November 04, 1948, article out of the Saline Observer, discussed a local agriculture demonstration and noted how jeeps were some of the stars of the show.

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1957? Kohler Generator Ad on eBay

This ad for a Kohler power plants includes a Sedwick County, Wichita, Kansas, Fire Department Rescue Wagon with matching boat and trailer.

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Preproduction CJ Book Toledo, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10.

Here’s a great price on Fred Coldwell’s Preproduction Civilian Jeeps book.

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1947 & 1948 Ads for Jeep as Farm Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

These two ads were published in the same newspaper a year apart. The 1947 ad highlights the versatility of the farm vehicle and, as an added bonus, its versatility cuts costs. The 1948 ad emphasizes the cost savings, because the jeep is versatile. It’s basically the same message, but with different emphases.

This April 4, 1947, ad from A.B. Clothier & Son in the Oxford Leader highlighted the farm versatility of the Universal Jeep.

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