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Christmas Card with Elephant and Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual card.

“Military Christmas. Card WW2 Era India Theater jeep Elephant Risque Ladies . I would guess this is pretty rare Perhaps one of a kind. Pretty neat old card Apx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/4.closed . All items as described and sold as is.”

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Gas Mileage Question

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gordon was curious what various gas mileage people go with their jeeps. Mostly, he wants to compare stock Jeeps to conversions. I used to get about 14 mph with my old fiberglass flattie with a buick v6 225, a four barrel carb and 3:73 gears.

Here are a few threads about gas mileage among stock jeeps:


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1951 GI-Joe Coloring Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

On the back cover of this coloring book is a model jeep that folds together.

“For sale a vintage coloring book with Model Jeep G. I. JOE. This coloring book is illustrated by Jack Crowe and the drawings are based on official photographs through the courtesy of Department of Defense.

Published by the Samuel Lowe Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Copyright 1950 or 51 (hard to decipher) James & Jonathan Company. 31 pages of illustrations to color. The cover is dirty and a bit worn and the back and front have a tear on the bottom of the page
– the pages inside are also torn. (About 1/2 inch tear).
The spine is worn and the cover measures 11 inches in width and 13 3/4 inches in height.”

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Mountain Life “Confidence” T-shirt on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

My kids got me an XL T-shirt just like this one. It’s a good price (shipping included).

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Japanese Tin Jeep with KLM Branding on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Ichiko, a Japanese company, manufactured this KLM Royal Dutch Airway Follow-Me jeep and Volkswagen.

“Both come in Good Condition! The Small VW Volkswagen Van Bus comes in complete order. Its scaled to about 1:40. It shows playwear. No discoloration. The Large 1:18 Willys Jeep Comes in fair to good condition. It misses the driver and an antenna. Otherwise slight playwear! A lovely and Very Rare Couple!”

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1960s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This toy is over 2 feet long.

“Up for auction is a Vintage 1960’s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep. Dimensions: 25-1/2″L x 10″w x 13″h. Item Condition: jeep is worn with scratches and areas of rust but is still complete and in decent shape for age. This toy was meant to be ridden on, it is quite durable to say the least weighing in at over 13 lbs. This item was bought at auction from an elderly gentleman who owned the Dixie Auto Store in South Carolina. All of the toys I will be presenting for auction came from his personal collection.”

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1947 W-O America’s Most Versatile Farm Tool Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s another of these foldout brochures.

“You are bidding on a Hard to Find 1947 Jeep Willys-Overland America’s Most Versatile Farm Tool Foldout Brochure it is a 4 page brochure, when folded it is a 9×14. Brown and white cover, with green and brown lettering, has photograph showing three-quarter rear view of Jeep Universal CJ-2A being used to till farm, with discussion. Folder opens to 17×28 layout with twenty photographs showing ways that a Jeep Universal can be used in the production of agricultural products, with discussion and list of equipment which can be used with a Jeep. Reverse side has three photographs show hydraulic lift attachments and 9-point labeled photo rendering of chassis, with discussion and technical data for farm equipment.”

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FC-160 Bus Sales Sheet from Mahindra & Mahindra on eBay

This is interesting.

“original non color sales sheet , 8.5 x 11 , produced by Mahindra & Mahindra , Bombay , Calcutta , New Delhi , Madras , India . This item is AutoLit Part #wh7981-6X1DJN.”

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1951 Photos from Dealer Convention on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

These two photos were taken at a 1951 dealers convention in Portland, OR.

“Black and white original photographs from a dealer convetion held in Portland Oregon 1951.
Pictures are ” X 10″ in size. Condition is fair/good. Wear around edges, creases at corners, small edge tear.

#1- Features a Jeep in a parade…license plate is 1951 dealer plate
#2- Features the dealer group in a meeting…note signage on the walls

Back of photo #2 is: Leo F. Simon Photographer Portland stamp”

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Borrego Springs at Night

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here are two great nightscape pictures by Rob Cord of the jeep sculpture at Borrego Springs. He owns and operates Driven2Perfection. Rob’s grandparents live near Borrego Springs and he has been visiting the area yearly for thirty years. He’s a Willys nut who has this CJ-2A for sale. Thanks for sharing Rob!

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Willys Truck @ Carhenge

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Mark forwarded a linke to Carhenge, an outdoor sculpture just outside Alliance, Nebraska. It turns out a Willys Truck was one of the vehicles used to create it. If we have time, we’ll stop by here and check it out on our way back from the East Coast.

There are a variety of pictures of Carhenge on Flickr. Below is part of one.


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August 1946 Fortune Magazine on Willys Overland on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

In August of 1946 Fortune published an article called “Willys Overland”. The description reads, This jeep riding independent is taking new leases on life and its own real estate. The boys in the back room are doing fine.

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Hickey Jeep Company Sign Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $125.

This is a cool sign. Unclear how large, but it looks like its pretty big.

“Large metal hickey jeep co. Sign”


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Fishing on the New Jersey Coast with a Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons

Lou spotted this classic image of a man and his wagon at the New Jersey State Archives Facebook page. The chair hanger / fishing pole holder on the passenger side is interesting. Lou writes, “That’s on the beach at Island Beach State Park with Barnegat Lighthouse in the background – since those 10 miles of beach are preserved it still looks about the same and you can buy a pass to drive on the beach and fish.”




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1963 CJ-6 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-6, Features

Guy forwarded this CJ-6 Brochure auction.

“8.5 X 4″ folder. 8 views and specs. Xlnt with year written in pencil, dealer stamp.”

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Aerospace Museum of California at McClellan AFB

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Karson took time out from his FEMA/Americorp duties to visit the Aerospace Museum of California, located at the McClellan Air Force Base in McClellan, CA (near Sacramento) on Sunday. (Note: the museum’s website was down at the time I wrote this post).

Naturally, Karson is on constant watch for jeeps — oh the things children must endure to please their parents — and knows to send pictures of jeeps whenever he can. Dutifully, he located two jeeps, one with a Coast Guard theme and the other with a Navy theme. We both thought it ironic that the Coast Guard jeep had Utah license plates, because there wasn’t much coast for it to guard in Utah.

Coast Guard Jeep:




United States Navy Jeep:



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Follow Me Jeep Pic from Lone Sentry

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Leo spotted this beautiful image of a Follow Me Jeep at Lone Sentry.


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1953 Kaiser’s Aluminum Jeep Proposal **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-3B, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This interesting document compares a proposed 4WD vehicle with the CJ-3B.


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Vintage Willys Service Signs Mocksville, NC **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $475/per sign

“I have 2 Willys Courtesy Signs for sale .These are original found in boxes One looks used but not damaged .Just dirty as seen in pics.I have the original hangers also.I havent seen these signs with hangers anywhere for sale.I seen them sell for 300.00 to the asking price of 2500.00.in bad condition.Im not a sign expert so im trying to be fair on price.this price is for 1 only will make a deal on both.”


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Las Vegas Jeep Club Plaques and Patches Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

These are unusual.

“Las Vegas Jeep Club ,( 2 ) Plaques , (2 ) Patches. Also have vintage photos for ten buck more.”


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Hanson Mechanical Saves a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Merlin and his crew at Hanson Mechanical restored this victim of an accident. Read and see pictures about the jeep’s rebuild here.


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Library of Congress Photos

Buz spotted a variety of photos from the Library of Congress. Here are two of them.

1) Fort Benning Jeep Driver: Fort Benning. Jeeps. Jeep driver — and it takes a good man to put a jeep through all the fancy paces that are in it. This driver is near graduation from the training school at Fort Benning, Georgia.



2) Loading a jeep onto a transport trailer in Detroit, Michigan. April 1943.



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International Patent Plate?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks

Robin just brought home a 1951 truck from Wyoming. Accompanying his new purchase is the plate shown below. Was this a plate used on exported trucks? Neither Robin nor I remember seeing a plate quite like this. My google searches yielded nothing.


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Nov 1945 Yank Magazine Cover on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

This is certainly an unusual photo.

“Yank, the Army Weekly was a weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II. The idea for the magazine came from Egbert White, who had worked on Stars and Stripes during World War I. The first issue was published with the cover date of June 17, 1942. The magazine was written by enlisted rank soldiers only and was made available to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen serving overseas. It was published at facilities around the world—British, Mediterranean, Continental, and Western Pacific—for a total of 21 editions in 17 countries. Yank was the most widely read magazine in the history of the U.S. military, achieving a worldwide circulation of more than 2.6 million. Each issue was priced from five cents to 10 cents because it was felt that if soldiers paid, they would have a higher regard for the publication. Each issue was edited in New York City and then shipped for printing around the world where staff editors added local stories. The last issue was published in December 1945.”

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1940s Ad of Jeep flying off the Empire State Building **SOLD**

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

The point of this ad is that the force on the tires of a B-29 landing is equal to that of a jeep flying straight down from the Empire State Building.

“Nice quality vintage print ad from Shell Industrial Lubricants during WWII , featuring a jeep dropping from the Empire State Building. Mentions Goodyear and B-29 Superfortress.
there’s a small dark stain on the lower left corner, but it could be covered up by a picture frame.
Measures 10″x13″ From 1940’s Fortune Magazine”