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VW Brasilian JEG Berlin, Germany Auction

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TJ shared this rare offload VW-based Brazil vehicle with 4WD that’s up for auction. It’s located in Brazil, but shipping is available to Europe. There are ton of pics of the Jeg that’s up for auction along with pics of related brochures.

https://getyourclassic.com/item/jeg-brasilian-vw-jeep/ (or read this Samba ad)

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“In the 70s, VW Brasil tried to join the Brazilian army with the VW VEMP. Two prototypes were created (one 4X4 and one 4X2), the car was created entirely in straight and simple lines for easier maintenance.

The engine would be 1600 already used by cars of other VW models. After the project was rejected for political reasons (cars with a rear engine would no longer be accepted by the army) the two prototypes ended up being used internally by the factory.

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1956 French-Canadian Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, How To, International • TAGS: .

Maury spotted this jeep-family ad from Kaiser-Willys of Canada.

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“1956 Canadian Kaiser Willys print ad Jeep Universal, Wagon, & Pickup. Original magazine advertisement measures 7 X 9.5 inches (approx.).”

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First Canadian Made Jeep Rolls Off The Line in 1959

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Here’s an example of a Windsor, Canada, data plate, one of the CJ-5s that was imported from Canada to keep up with sales demand in the US.

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On August 21, 1959, the first Canadian-built jeep, a CJ-5, rolled out of the assembly plant in Windsor, Canada. Below are two articles and one advertisement that celebrates the acheivement.

This first article appeared August 22, 1959, in the Windsor Star and shows the actual first CJ-5.
1959-08-22-the-windsor-star-canada-made-jeeps-loresThis second article appeared September 19, 1959, in the National Post our to Torono, Ontario, Canada, and shows the actual Windsor Plant.

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This third item is an advertisement that appeared in the August 25, 1959, issue of The Province, a Vancouver newspaper.

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1960? Jeep Family Brochure in French

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

As discussed on this page, which shares the English version of this brochure, given the “hockey stick” style of the 2WD wagon and the one-piece wagon and truck windshields sometimes shown, this could have been a 1960 brochure. And, it may have been European focused given the French and Enlightenment versions.

Here is the French version fo the brochure:

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March 1957 French-Canadian Ad for the FC-150 + Sign

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

UPDATE: Todd shared a sign that matches the Jeep sign which appears in the lower part of the ad at the bottom of this post. I’ve not seen one quite like this, so I imagine it was only available in Canada?

The sign was double sided, but he separated the halves so he could hang them on the wall. Here are some pics:

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This is the back of the sign. It was made by Tek, a company still in business in Canada.

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This March 1957 ad in an unknown magazine highlighted the FC-150 distributers.

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1948 Photo From Sweden

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

The good looking MB in this photo has a nice top. What kind of structure is that? A Cabin?

The Swedish translates to English as: “Staff trip to Storvallen 1948. From left: Uno Branden, Britta, Ingrid Hellström, Einar Montén and Astrid Walster.”

https://jlm.kulturhotell.se/items/show/143324

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1965 Photo of CJ-2A From Sweden

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

As best as I can translate, the Swedes in this CJ-2A are celebrating National (or World) Children’s Day. Maybe the signs provide more information.

 
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1967 Jeep Sportster Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

It’s a one page ad from a magazine, but it contains a couple photos of the rare Australian Jeep Sportster (more about them and the Combat here).

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“This is an original A4 size advertisement for the 1968 Kaiser Willys Jeep Sportster. Advertisement is in good condition for it’s age. Advert measures 28 x 20cm or 11 x 8in. All advertisements are mailed in clear plastic slip with cardboard backing for protection. Please email me if you have any questions. Will post overseas.”

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August 1957 FC-170 French-Canadian Ad

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

This 1957 French-Canadian ad for the Forward Control Jeep was published in August. The magazine is unknown.

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1957 French-Canadian FC-150 Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This ad appeared in a 1957 magazine, but don’t which one. It shows the truck, FC-150, Sedan Delivery (4wd?) and CJ-5. I guess the 3B isn’t profitable? Given the lack of an FC-170, I’d say this was likely printed early in 1957.

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1955 French-Canadian Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada

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

This ad appeared in a 1955 magazine, but I can’t say for sure which one. This mostly shows the CJ-5 busily at work, though a 3B and the truck make an appearance.

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June 1961 Willys of Canada Jeep Truck Ad

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

This 1961 French Canadian Jeep Truck ad was published by Willys of Canada, Limited, in the Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs. This trucks in this ad don’t have the ‘hockey stick’ trim nor the one-piece windshield.

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Circa 1951 French-Canadian Willys-Overland Newspaper Ad

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

No date on this circa 1951 French-Canadian Willys-Overland jeep ad.

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Ronald Reagan’s Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: International, M-38A1, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Joe-in-Mesa shared this pic of Ronald Reagan driving Mikhail Gorbachev around his ranch in his beloved Jeep Scrambler. The image was part of a Calendar his parents had.

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Four Wheeler Magazine has a collection of photos showing both his CJ-6 and his CJ-8 Scrambler. Not shown in the Four Wheeler pics, but shown at the bottom, is the M-38A1 purchased by the Secret Service.

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Originally Posted November 12, 2020: The CJ-3B

A recent post highlighted Presidents and Jeeps. Included was a stock photo showing Ronald Reagan in his late model CJ-3B:

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Originally Posted March 30, 2016: The CJ-6

Former President Ronald Reagan’s CJ-6 was awarded national historic status in 2016 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Vehicles. You can learn more here: https://www.historicvehicle.org/national-historic-vehicle-register/vehicles/president-reagan-1962-willys-jeep-universal-model-cj-6/

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Originally Posted May 10, 2013:  This M-38A1 was for sale for $50,000 in 2010.

Well, if you are looking for a special Jeep for your collection and you love Presidential Stuff, then this is the jeep for you.  Ronald Reagan’s personal M-38A1 which he owned from 1982 – 1996, before donating it.  It’s now in the hands of a collector who wishes to sell it.

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March 1953 French-Canadian Ad

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

The CJ-3B makes an appearance in this 1953 Willys Ad from Canada.

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August 1947 Ad From Canada

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This French-Canadian ad was published in the August 1947 issue of Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs.

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3 CJ-2A Photos From Pretoria, South Africa

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Mario posted these photo on Facebook. After using Google image search, I determined they may have originated on the website OMNIA, a site that aggregates digital collections (a site I’ve never seen before … looks like a useful resource for me).

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April 1947 Willys Ad in French Canadian Magazine

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

This is the first of a series of French Canadian ads that I found on eBay. This first one was published in the April 1947 issue of Le Bulletin des Agriculture.

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4 1957 FC-150 Canadian Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These ads were published in conjunction with Willys Limited of Canada.

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“You are bidding on a lot of 4 different ads for the Jeep Willys FC-150 from 1957. Ads are in excellent condition. Check pictures carefully.”

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1969 Mitsubishi J20C Katy, TX BaT Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, International • TAGS: , , .

Blaine spotted this nice looking Mitsubishi J20C that’s being auctioned at Bring-a-Trailer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-mitsubishi-j20c-jeep/

“This 1969 Mitsubishi J20C is a right-hand-drive Willys Jeep-based design licensed for production in Japan, and was imported to the US in August 2020 by the seller. The truck is finished in a two-tone gray paint scheme with a white roof over green vinyl, and power comes from a 2.2-liter inline-four paired with a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a pintle hitch, a heater, a Mitsubishi Electric AM radio, fender-mounted mirrors, driving lights, and 15″ Mickey Thompson wheels with 32″ BFGoodrich tires. Since importation, the seller performed an oil change, re-routed the fuel line, adjusted the timing, and replaced the brake booster. This J20C is now offered with a spare wheel and tire, import documents, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name listing the vehicle as a 1969 Jeep J20. more –>

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Photos From Reconditioning at Esslingen, Germany on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images • TAGS: .

This series of 5″x7″ photos were taken at the Esslingen Germany shop where jeeps were reconditioned. It’s not clear if these are reprints, but still a rare bit of history.

1. This image shows recondition jeeps parked and ready:
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2 . This image shows more recondition jeeps parked and ready:
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3. This jeep is hanging from a hoist as part of its rebuild:
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Brief IKA History Including the Torino

• CATEGORIES: Features, International
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IKA factory in Argentina

Hugo shared a link to a brief history of IKA, the licensed builder of jeeps in Argentina. Hugo noted that the last vehicle shown, the Torino, was a popular car that was based on the American Rambler, but was powered by a Tornado engine.

Spanish linkhttps://www.mdzol.com/mdz-autos/2020/11/22/la-historia-de-ika-marca-legendaria-de-la-industria-automotriz-120518.html

English translation linkhttps://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mdzol.com%2Fmdz-autos%2F2020%2F11%2F22%2Fla-historia-de-ika-marca-legendaria-de-la-industria-automotriz-120518.html

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Roplas Bodies and Hardtops for Mahindra Jeeps

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

The brochures below show brochures from Roplas, a manufacturer out of India that produced Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic  (FRP) aftermarket bodies for 91″, 101″, and 104.5″ Mahindra jeeps. These brochures were assembled by Mr. Rahul Ram Amin and shared via the Flat Fender Jeepers Association — FFJA group on Facebook. I’m surprise that none of these bodies made it to the US, at least I’ve never seen them, especially in the Pacific Northwest where fiberglass bodies were readily used.

This fascinating brochure shows a range of special-purpose jeep bodies produced by Roplas, including service vans, police bodies, and ambulance models:

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This shows a Roplas body on an MM 540/440 Jeep:

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This brochure shows a “Ranger” body on a Mahindra NC 640 DP:

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This brochure shows a variety of Jeep body styles built by Roplas for Mahindra models CJ-500D (2Dr & 4Dr) and the NC 665 DP 4Dr Van and Truck. The body products include the Roplas Universal, the Chieftan, the Highlander, the HiRider, and the Cabin. hardtop-mahindra-facebook-8 hardtop-mahindra-facebook-9

This brochure shows a Mahindra NC 665:

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1961 FC-170 “New Giant” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

I’d guess this ad was published in a Canadian magazine?

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“1961 CANADIAN CANADA AD WILLYS OVERLAND GIANT JEEP PICKUP TRUCK.
MEASURES ABOUT 8 X 10 INCHES.”

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2 Early Wagon Ads out of Mexico on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2020) The Willys Export Ads showing wagons were placed by the Willys Export Company in the El Automovil Americano Magazine. The seller does a good job of explaining that he may not be able to ship these ads to certain states due to the pandemic.

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“VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the pandemic the deliveries are taking longer than normal, so please be patient in case this happens.

To the residents of United States: due to the contingency caused by the pandemic, shipments to the following states the regular mail are not being made by Correos de Mexico, Louisiana, California, Wisconsin, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Columbia, Missouri,Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Dakota, Indiana, Arizona, Alabama, Michigan. If your state is on the list, please contact the seller. This inconvenience is temporary and there is no date set to restore the service.

The paper may have tears, stains, or missing parts.
Shipping world wide with tracking number:

EE.UU. US $ 8 Delivery time 15-40 days
Europe US $ 10 Delivery time 15-40 days
Asia US $ 13 Delivery time 15-40 days

I combine purchases for a better shipping cost.

VERY IMPORTANTLY: all items in this shop are located in Mexico, therefore, will be shipped from that location. The shipping cost published by the ebay automatic sistem is not correct because don´t works in my mexico account to calculate the rates, so please, before the payment, wait for a correct shipping amount to your place, because it could have variations.”