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Mahindra’s New THAR CRDe 4×4

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mahindra

Maury spotted this new CJ-5-throwback design by Mahindra. They call it the THAR CRDe 4×4.

http://www.mahindrathar.com/index.aspx#!thar-CRDe/1

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1954? Model? Boston, MA $6800

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra

The seller lists this as a Mahindra, but that company didn’t start manufacturing them until the early 1960s.

“1954 WILLYS/MAHINDRA
WAS INDIA MILITARY VEHICLE
Right Hand Drive!
Runs Smooth
Steering/Suspension TIGHT
PHONE CALL ONLY for MORE INFO…NO TEXTS…NO TEXTS
NO DEALER CALLS”

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/5558767489.html

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1977 CJ-3B/Mahindra Nevada City, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Mahindra

This may be a good price.

“1977 Mahindra Mahindra (India) CJ3B Army Jeep. Good condition, stored inside, needs front end work, and tires (Denman Army jeep tires available at Surplus City Oroville). Complete canvas and frames. Hurricane 4 cyl. stock jeep engine. Newer Solex carb.
More pics here...https://www.flickr.com/photos/40372713@N02/albums/72157657701431728

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/5203482958.html

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1964 CJ-3B Mahindra Deering, NH $1500

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra

No pics provided.

“Jeep has solid frame, needs bodywork, floors replaced with diamond plate, has newer radiator and brakes done by last owner. Bought new carb that hasn’t been adjusted, so not running yet, ran on old spare carb that I have. $1500 obo. CALL (603) 566-2258 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE AND I’LL GET BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4146252127.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B? Hudson Valley, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500

(03/25/2013) I didn’t think the early MItsubishis had the front angle fender pieces?

“1954 WILLYS CJ 3B
-I OWN THE VEHICLE OVER 20YRS.
-THIS WILLYS WAS ASSEMBLED IN BOMBAY INDIA BY MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA WHO WERE COMMISSIONED BY WILLYS.
-THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH THE HEMMING MAGAZINE IT WAS FEATURED IN.
-RIGHT HAND DRIVE.
-MECHANICALLY UP TO DATE/ NEW ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR
-DRIVETRAIN EXCELLENT.
-EMAIL FOR ADDITIONAL INFO
-$7,500 OBO”

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CJ-3Bs in Vietnam

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, International, Mahindra, Old Images

Roberto forwarded several links to CJ-3Bs from Vietnam in the 1960s. Interestingly, they all had tool indents. I suspect these are made by Mahindra rather than Willys. Any thoughts?

1964-08-cj3b-m606-vietnam-photo-indents

http://summitlake.com/graphics/Jalbum-Vietnam/Vietnam_08_1964/slides/scan0028.html
http://summitlake.com/graphics/Jalbum-Vietnam/Vietnam_08_1964/slides/scan0026.html
http://summitlake.com/graphics/Jalbum-Vietnam/Vietnam_08_1964/slides/scan0029.html

Here’s a link for the entire index: http://summitlake.com/graphics/Jalbum-Vietnam/index.html

 
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1981 Mitsubishi J-54 Hattiesburg, MS $6900

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

This J-54 appears in good shape.

“Up for sale is my 1981 cj3b Diesel J54 from Mitsubishi Heavy industries. Willys sold the license to Mitsubishi in 1953 for them to make a version of their much beloved Cj3b. Mitsubishi in turn, made the Jeeps from 1954 up until August of 1998. Willys on the other hand, stopped making the cj3b in 1965 for the American market. This jeep is in really good shape and it has only 36,000 original miles. The engine is the 2.8l 4dr5 inline 4 cylinder diesel and gets extremely good gas mileage…ive gotten a little over 30mpg since i bought it in 2010. It is the right hand drive like postal jeeps but it is really easy to get used to and kinda fun once you get used to it. The diesel engine is very heavy duty and was used all over the world in these jeeps and in Mitsubishi heavy forklifts. Here are some specs….full time hubs, 24 volt waterproof electrical system, D44 for rear diff and d30 for front diff, good approach and departure angles, gear to gear transfer case with a 2.3 low range and 4.77 differential gearing, no computer, no epa smog devices at all, no catalytic converter, no egr valve, no pcv valve, and no carburetor to adjust. The jeep cranks better than anything that i own and i attribute that to the 24 volt system and the power it throws to spin the starter. I really dont want to sale the jeep but other things are pressing and it is time for someone else to enjoy it.. . more info on craigslist.

http://hattiesburg.craigslist.org/cto/3671008009.html

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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.”

View all the information on eBay

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1954 CJ-3B Mitsubishi Putnam County, NY **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was listed at $7500

(12/11/2012) This looks in good shape.  I’m not sure whether that jeep or a jeep just like it was featured in Hemmings.

“1954 WILLYS CJ3B ASSEMBLED IN BOMBAY BY MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA. THIS JEEP IS RHD AND IS VERY RARE. THIS EXACT CAR WAS FEATURED IN A 4 PAGE ARTICLE IN HEMMINGS MAGAZINE.
$7,500.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Lunenburg, MA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Starts with coaxing. Some partitions welded into the cargo area.

“1948 Willys CJ2A? Pretty cool old jeep, worth fixing for sure. Looks like it’s all there, I did get the motor to “run” off starter fluid. Frame is good, body is rough but better than most, definatly useable. Motor was rebuilt at some point, looks to have the original drivetrain ( flathead 4, 3 speed manual, spicer 18)”

 
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1966 Mitsubishi Wagon San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000

http://offroadaction.ca/2010/08/24/4-door-mitsubishi-built-willys-jeep-wagons/
http://www.willyscountry.com/4_dr_Mitsubishi.html
http://baggerblogger.com/2008/11/18/4-door-willys-wagons/

“For Sale a rare 1966 Jeep Willys Wagon 4 door (6 if you count the 2 ambulance style rear doors).
It has full time 4wd with a three speed transfer case. freshly rebuilt 4cyl 134 f head engin, and 3 speed manual transmission. This Jeep has less than 10k miles. It is a right hand drive. I have clear Blue Texas Title in Hand. I can be contacted at (210) two one 8 2226. I’m asking 14,000, OBO. I would consider trade &,or Cash. Current Tags & License.”

 
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1985 J59 CJ-3B Candler Park, GA $10,600

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra • TAGS: .

This seller has sold a couple of these.

“1985 Mitsubishi Jeep J59 /CJ3B/ Willys Original 54,000 miles

Miles:
54,345 Miles
Engine
2.0 Ltr Astron Petrol
Transmission
4 spd Manual, 4×4

$10,600.00

Truck in absolutely Phenomenal Condition. Recent paint is outstanding. Interior is Fantastic. Runs and Drives as NEW

Features:
Swing Away Rear Tire Carrier
New Rear Load Mat
Heat and Defrost
4×4
Roll Bar
Fold Up Rear Seats
Recent FULL service
Serviceable Top and Doors”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3390328773.html

 
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1985 J59 CJ-3B-Like Chandler Park, GA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,600

“1985 Mitsubishi Jeep J59

Miles:
42,345 Miles
Engine
2.0 Ltr Astron Petrol
Transmission
4 spd Manual, 4×4

Truck in Excellent Condition. Interior is also Excellent.

Features:
Swing Away Rear Tire Carrier
New Rear Load Mat
Heat and Defrost
4×4
Roll Bar
Fold Up Rear Seats
Recent FULL service
Serviceable Top and Doors
Rear Tool Box
Air raid siren
$11,600.00”

 
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1964 Mahindra CJ-3B Manchester, NH $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Mahindra

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500.

(11/12/2011) It sounds like a project.

“Solid frame, floors replaced with diamond plate, needs body work. Bought new carb, not yet installed. Has newer radiator and brakes done by last owner. This jeep is a mahindra, an Indian built cj5. Bought this jeep last spring, but must now sell because of move. Call Ken 603.566.2258 and leave a message and I’ll get back to you. NO TEXTS PLEASE”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3240934229.html

 
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1976 CJ-4 Mahindra Charleston, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This Mahindra was restored to original except for the following:

The original Willys style overhead valve 4 cylinder has been replaced with a GM inline 1990’s cast iron 4 cylinder like those found in the small rear wheel drive GM cars and small trucks of the late 70’s & 80’s.

This Jeep has been totally restored by a Jeep enthusiast in New Zealand, the country in which this CJ4A was sold new.

Please view posted photos of restoration.

This Jeep is in impeccable condition and runs and drives as great as it looks and the 4 wheel drive works properly. This restored Jeep can not be duplicated for $15,000.”

 
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Custom 6-wheeled Jeep in India

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, International, Mahindra, Unusual • TAGS: .

This looks like a well done rig.  The Mahindra MM540 was phased out in 2000.  You can read about Julian and his jeep in the Hindu Times.

 

 
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1974 CJ-3B Mahindra West Ashley, Ga $6950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Mahindra

I think I’ve seen this for sale previously.

“Restored 1974 Mahindra Jeep CJ4A, produced in India under license from Willys Motor Co. in the USA.
Close copy of a Jeep CJ2A.
Upgraded with a GM inline 4 cylinder gas engine and transmission.
All running gear rebuilt and functions properly.
Great fun to drive. Looks new. Have more photos I can email, if you are serious.
Imported from New Zealand, hence the right hand drive. Yes RHD vehicles are legal in all 50 stayes, just ask your mail man.
Sold on a clear SC title.
Best offers considered. No trades. No financing.
My ph: 843 696-4400”

http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/2704542096.html

 
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1977 Mahindra Kottayam, Kerala, India 2.5Lakh

• CATEGORIES: Mahindra

Mark has someone post this Mahindra at Sellajeep.com.  I know there are a few Indian readers out there.

“EX ARMY jeep for sale in Kottayam, Kerala   India. 5 gear, 77 ex army jeep, dark green colour, good condition, looks good etc……    asking price: 2.5 lakh    email:sinjocyriac@gmail.com phone: 996-143-5233″

http://www.sellajeep.com/sale/ads295i/ads295i.html

 
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Mahindra History Overview

• CATEGORIES: International, Mahindra, videos

Thanks to Brian for spotting this video.  Though the music overshadows the narrator in many instances, there are a wide variety of images presented that make it work a look.

 
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The God of Fire

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mahindra

I ran across the image below of a Mahindra-built Military CJ-3B on the team-bhp site. After a few searches, I learned that the image came from the CJ-3B Page, which has the below image plus some additional images showing work that was done at UDAY’s shop in India. According to the CJ-3B page, this vehicle shouldered a 106mm gun.  Given this fire power, the owner, Anirban, calls the Jeep ‘Agni’, which means the God of Fire.  It’s a good name I think.

Read more about this at the CJ-3B Page.

 
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1971 CJ-4 Bangalore, India INR100,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-4 CJ-4A, Mahindra

1971_cj4_bangaloreHere’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”

http://bangalore.craigslist.co.in/cto/1218987110.html