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1943 MB Auburn, WA $1750


The engine and rear axles has been swapped (at the very least).

“1943 Willys – Overland Military Jeep…. This is a project vehicle… Jeep was found under a house, mummified…. Been there since 1968… Had to drag it out… Power train frozen… 4 cyl military motor had been swapped out with a 6 cyl Studebaker somewhere in the early 50’s…. That’s all the old gal could remember…. She said it was running when it went into it’s grave… Some parts are off motor, starter, generator… Does/did it run… No Idea… A family member started to get it running… Pulled tranny & transfer case… Found broken gears in tranny… Bought new,,, Included… Then started on transfer case… found reason for locked power train…. transfer case completely rusted solid… and so ended the repairs to the Jeep…. Have some manuals… included…Tub is in great shape…. No Rust… most all parts from original Military configuration seem to be there…. but you need to see and make up your own mind… This baby needs some TLC…. Jeep does roll but must have all wheels off ground to transport…”


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1944 MB Hilmar, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/05/2014) Sounds like it has back California registration fees.

“For sale is a 1944 Jeep Willys running project has a v6 4 speed transmission With a transfer case comes with 33″ all terrain tires has a 10 gallon tank would make a great project Jeep has not been registered in a few years so maybe a few hundred dollars to register asking $5000 or best offer text me for any info”


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1944 MB Winlock, WA $5500


Has Toyota axles.

“5500 or trade for built Toyota 44 willys Buick v6 3 speed Toyota axles 33″ tires newer warn winch fuel cell gas cans tilt wheel no doors no top runs and drives great no rust trade for a built Toyota tell me what you have”



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1942 MB/Crawler Fair Oaks, CA $19,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $19,000.

(12/07/2014) LOTS of updates.


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“1942 Willys-Overland – $22,000
Plain and Simple: You will not find one as clean and mechanically sound as this one. 50 caliber gun mount still there. Fully street legal and fully tagged, ready for anything you want to throw at it. Customized for Off Road, however drives great on road. Virtually every mechanical part is brand new. I have invested approximately $30,000 of which I have all the receipts for. Work was either professionally performed or brand new mechanical parts meticulously installed with new gaskets and proper torque settings. Looks great in pictures and even better in person. I am selling because I don’t have the time to use it and it is taking up needed space in garage. Stored in garage every day since ownership. It has been on the Rubicon Trail 3 times with ease, never sustaining any damage, getting stuck, or need for winch. Below is a sample of the upgrades/mods that were performed:

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1944 GPW Spanish Springs, NV $2000


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/28/2014) Needs work.

Selling my 1944 jeep willys. 283 sbc motor. Rebuilt tranny & transfer case. New 33″ tires brand new bestop softop still in box. Super fun jeep. All new wiring but needs to be finished.”


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3 Flatties Fernley, NV $3500


Lots of parts here. One is MB/GPW.

“Great deal if you want to build a few willys jeeps one is a mb body style. No motors but lots of parts call for info”


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1945 MB? Ellensburg, WA $1500


No pics provided.



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1942 Flattie Scotts Valley, CA $9500


Looks Rubicon ready.

“Pontiac V-6 235, headers, electronic ignition, sm420 4 speed, Dana 25 front with power locker, Dana 44 rear with power locker, 5:38 gears, 92 to 1 final gear reduction, differential protectors, warn hubs, spring over, power steering, tilt wheel, high back seats, electric cooling fan, optima battery, 8000 lb. warn winch, roll cage, new gauges, spare tire and jerry cans, high lift jack, co2 tank, CB, bikini top, soft top, 33″ mud tires, chrome mod wheels, tow bar, etc.”


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1944 MB Applegate, CA $4950


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/07/2014) Powered by an f-head. Includes an overdrive.

“Genuine WWII Jeep. Not all stock/original. Still has appearance of the original though. Basically a farmer/hunter jeep. Been loved for years (since 1980) by my family. Move to smaller home motivates sale.
Some particulars:
Stock chassis, steering and suspension
Hurricane F-head 4 cylinder engine
T90 3speed transmission
D18 Transfercase
D44 rear axle
5.38 gears



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1945? MB? Tacoma, WA $2500


It’s been customized.

“I am selling my Jeep… I bought it a little over a year ago, and have done a lot of work in starting to restore it. It has a 56 ford straight six engine, an old three speed manual transmission, 87 Toyota axles and is a lot of fun. I put on a new starter, single wire alternator, wiring harness, brake lines, and custom soft top. I bought it for 2500, and wanted to slowly build up parts to do a total rebuild. Unfortunately life gets in the way, so I am going to let it go. It is a ton of fun, and always grabs attention, and it could be someones dream car with a little time and patience.”



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1944 MB Oakridge, OR $7500


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/12/2014) It’s been in the family for a while.

“It is not a stock motor… I do know it’s a V6. I have the top frame.. Seen in the photos leaning next to the jeep on the right.

The radiator hose is off and the fan is off. It needs a battery and fan belt, radiator hoses. Plus it looks like the passenger side wheel bearing is leaking and needs repaired.

My dad had a mechanic working on it. My dad past away. The mechanic told me he did get it running. I am not able to check it myself.

One side is cracked on the windshield. I am asking $7500. I will accept the best offer I get.

It is located in Oakridge. It is inside out of the weather. It has been kept inside
since my dad got it over 40 years ago.

If you’d like to make an appointment to take a look you can reach me on my cell. I will return your call if you leave a message.”



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1950? M-38? Ocean Springs, MS $6400


UPDATE: More photos added, including interior shots. It’s clearly a compilation of parts. It is listed as a 1950 M-38, but the body and fenders are MBish or aftermarket MBish. Unclear why there are no tool indents on driver’s side. 

“Must sell call with serious offer. One of a kind, great shape, we drive it often for fun/parades/etc. clean canvas, no tears, detachable doors included.. automatic v6 buick motor, electronic fuel, many spare parts. gas can on rear, ooga horn, very little rust solid..california car..everything works and qualifies for antique license. good tires and spare… Ill text more pix to you. Serious inquiries only. Great to drive for cruising the coast…..make an offer, will send pictures, call and I will text them or email them. ”


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Year? Flattie Ratcliff, AR $2500


No pics of vehicle provided.

“fiberglass body ,v 8 motor 4speed tranny warren hubs,power steering emages shown here are not actuall picture”


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1945 MB w/ Trailer Auburn, CA $9,500

• CATEGORIES: MB, trailer • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

Looks solid. Has a few upgrades.

“Great jeep all around… runs good looks excellent. .. looks stock.. but has POWER STEERING ….. Buick v6.. and also has rancho suspension and brand new 7.50 x 16 tires instead of 6.00… stock look with a few upgrades… also has newer axles.. 44 and a 27… and 11 inch brakes…. all in all great reliable and fun jeep… with bone stock look.. u don’t know unless u know it’s not stock..

Comes with matching 1944 willys bantam trailer. …

I Bought this jeep… to restore back to orig… just about done except I was going to change the motor back to stock bc… it has Buick v6 that runs well but it’s not the stock motor… have another jeep now that I decided to turn my full attention to that already has a stock motor.. so I’m selling this one… to get the money together to pour into the other..

I also have a jeep civilian very rare WILLYS STERLING TRAILER, .. IT IS ALSO 12500 WITH JEEP OR 2500 BY ITSELF… … YOU WONT FIND ANOTHER…

Come drive and see what you think…
It is regd current…. and ready to go….”


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1945 MB Las Vegas, NV $9000


No pics provided.

“jeep willy mb1945 excellent condition”


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1942 MB Carmichael, NV $14,500


UPDATE: Still Available

(10/20/2014) This clean build includes interior diamond plating.

“42 Willy Jeep. 350 Small block Chevy (SBC), motor came out of a 1974 Corvette (about 20,000 miles on motor), 350 turbo automatic transmission, 1986 CJ5 axles, CD player, 6 x 9 speakers, amp, Warn locking hubs, 10 x 15 Weld racing rims, diamond plating throughout including the inside tub. Everything done from the bottom up.”


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1945 Tub Coupeville, WA $700

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Parts

Maybe someone can use this?



“Currently restoring a 1943 Ford GPW and bought this tub to replace my original tub that came with my Jeep. Had this tub for a little over 3yrs and was slowly prepping it for my restoration. While restoring the tub I found an original Ford GPW ACM Type I tub, so this one went into storage. Asked several of my Jeep friends if they wanted this tub and got no response, so its going up on here.

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1945 MB Wolfeboro, NH $700


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/01/2014) Might be a good price.

“1945 willys mb jeep builders project for off road or for restoration. solid frame body needs rockers ,floor is solid. no motor or transmission”


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1944 MB Charleston, SC $15,000


Includes a total of five combat rims.

“FOR SALE: 1944 MB 307788 (frame #) with newly rebuilt engine MB 441194 (7-5-44) and what appears to be the original tub (#2109). This jeep comes with its own title.

$15,000 located in Summerville, SC.

I originally began this restoration in September of 2011. All of the major components (axles, transmission, transfer case, etc.) were opened, inspected and items repaired/replaced as needed. Installed reproduction MV Spares wire harness and utilizes the original 6-volt electrical system. The tub was taken down to bare metal with the rust-through areas replaced. By no means is this factory-style tub: I did not bother smoothing out the majority of the dents. The original bumper is not perfectly straight, either.

The MB engine was just recently rebuilt. The machine work was done in September 2014 and the engine was assembled in October. NO CRACKS were found in both the head and block. The pistons were bored out to .060. Number 4 cylinder was sleeved. The crankshaft mains were ground to .020 and the rods were .040. The machinist also removed the old valve guides and installed the new guides. The head was decked to ensure level.

Needs about $1500 in parts to make it 95% complete (tires, topbows, and canvas top).”


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1942? MB? Lawrenceburg, KY $1700


UPDATE: Photos added.

(11/13/2014) No pics provided.

“This a 1942 (I think) Willys MB Jeep. It appears to all military except the headlights which appear to CJ 2 A type. Needs restoring. I bought it as a project and realize I have no time. Engine turns over, but I have not run it. It has a set of wheels from an M 151 and tires that hold air.”


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1942 Willys Chassis Delaware, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

“Here we have a 1942 Willy’s Jeep rolling frame. It is actually everything EXCEPT the body. He has ground up restored the frame, brakes, battery tray, suspension, etc. Everything is accurate and restored to military specs. The engine is mounted on the stand (included in sale) and ready for rebuild. Transmission is done. There are shelves and shelves of spare and extra parts. These are also included. The last photo is borrowed to show what it will look like completed. If you have any questions, or need more information, let me know and I will try to get back to you asap.
This is at a different location. Call to make arrangements to pickup.”


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1 MB, 2 CJ-2As, and 1 Model? Splendora, TX


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/13/2014) Only pics of 2 of the 4 jeeps.

“4 Willy’s jeeps for sale
2-1948 – 1 pictured (brown)
1-1950 – 1 pictured (green)”


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Year? Model? Springfield, MO $1000


Listed as a “Willy Jeep WW2″, this vehicle has the “rare Willy’s tailgate”. Nothing confusing about that! No pics provided.

“transition body, chassis and many parts – especially unique is the rare Willy’s tailgate – have serial # for validating year etc – my intentions were to restore myself but no time to do so”


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1943 MB Lake Havasu, AZ $2500


This might be a good price.

“1943 jeep mb willys original motor and trans, full roll cage, no trades, cash only $2500.”


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1945 MB Columbia, MD $4000


No pics provided.


“1945 Willys MB
DOD -May 17, 1945
Serial #442665
Engine #MB629180
A mostly complete Jeep partially disassembled. Rolling chassis with drivetrain still mounted. Engine and transmission ran well before I removed tub.
Front seats-original seat pans in good condition, sandblasted waiting for paint. (have some original cushions)
Front Fenders- original in fair-good shape. Need some repair. Sandblasted.
Chassis- hand sanded to bare metal and painted with POR15 Chassis Coat.
Combat rims- 4 original (with warning tags). Sandblasted, painted and 4 new ND tires with tubes/flaps mounted.
Tub- Needs some repair and fuel sump replaced. Driver and front passenger area needs repair. Axe/Shovel area and riser behind driver needs repair (have replacements from Jeeppanels Plus)
Grill- Original and in great condition
Hood-Original and great condition
Windshield frame- Original in great condition
Windshield- Glass intact
Fuel tank- Original. Told it needs repair. I never filled it. No visible holes.
Gauges- All original except temperature gauge.
Air Filter-Original and Complete

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