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1944 MB Redlands, CA $1800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/31/2021) It’s a project.


“1944 Willys MB project jeep. Some new parts such as brake lines(not installed), tires, leaf springs, shocks, bushings and gas tank. Has Buick V6 mounted up. Engine needs rebuild from water sitting in the cylinders. Transmission, transfer case, axles and brakes all there. Tub is rough and needs metal patches but it is definitely salvageable. Overall good project for someone looking for a vintage jeep. No title. Bill of sale only. $1800 obo must pick up. Will not deliver.”

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1946 CJ-2A w/ MB Body Willits, CA $3950


The body looks in good shape (repro?).


“1946 Cj2a project. New MB body, hood, fenders, grill and windscreen frame. It have an f head engine rather than the L head. Ran when we took the old body off. The tub is manufactured to fit over the T-90 transmission on the 2a”

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Florida Senator Claude D. Pepper in BRC-40 and His Campaign Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, MB, Old Images, Unusual

UPDATE II: Somehow I missed this second version of the Senators with Charles Payne driving down he steps on May 20, 1941:


PHOTO CREDIT: Florida State University’s Digital Repository https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A154424


Published March 28, 2021: Here’s another, earlier jeep photo, including a dedication by Charles Payne, related to Senator Claude Pepper in a Bantam BRC-40. According to the Florida State University Digital Archives, Senator Robert Reynolds is driving the jeep, Senator Claude Pepper is in the passenger seat, and Charles Payne and Harold Crist are seated in the back. The photo is dated May 1941.



Also, according to a June 02, 1968, column by Larry King in the Miami Herald, there was a video taken of Senator Pepper riding up the steps and it was to be shown on TV on June 30, 1968. I was unable to find the video on the internet.


ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2012: This pictures tells the tale of Senator Claude Pepper‘s bid for re-election as a Senator from Florida in the 1950 race.  Like his jeep, Senator Pepper’s campaign crashed that year as well.

PHOTO CREDIT: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36090 CAPTION: Addressed to George Smathers from his friend Carl L. Hahn, an accompanying note says, “Here’s what is left of the Pepper machine in Palm Beach County – Souvenir of your successful 1950 campaign.”

The accident led to a lawsuit against the driver and Senator Claude Pepper. The appeared in the August 04, 1950, issue of the Palm Beach Post:


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1945 MB Charleston, WV $2500


It runs.


“Trade for side by side for equal price Needs gas and battery runs fine”

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1945 MB Wenatchee, WA $9000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000

(03/06/2021) Runs, but had mods.


“1945 Jeep willys WWll very nice Jeep,,”

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1942 MB? Rocksprings, TX $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/09/2021) Some more pics of the jeep would be useful.


“1942 willy jeep MB
Original engine runs real good just had a tune up on it. Comes with both door and Rag top and windshield.
Bought as a project jeep but ended up fixing up my other Jeep!”


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1945 MB Dunbarton, NH $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/01/2020) Lacks a powertrain.


“1945 ww2 MB jeep needs work
Frame needs welding body needs floors
motor or transmission are out of jeep need to be rebuilt
Make a good lawn monument

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1944 MB Chico, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2021)Has a variety of updates.


“Sbc motor .305 chevy 4×4 works 3 speed Runs and drives great..”

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1945 MB/GPW Prairie Village, KS $20,000


This 1945 MB was rebuilt in 2012. Unfortunately, it seems to be a mix of parts (GPW body and MB frame for example). Also, it seems the parking brake equipment was not installed.


“Documents list all the work that was done when it was restored in 2012, at a total of $22,566. I love this jeep but unfortunately I will be moving across the country in the next year and don’t have options for storage. Someone else will enjoy it!

Odometer 96,930 (no more than 25 miles have been put on it since the engine was redone.”

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1951? Flattie Broken Arrow, OK $15,663


UPDATE: Still Available

(12/27/2020) This appears to be a WWII chassis with a hacked-up replacement tub. It includes the trailer. More information here: https://www.bamotorco.com/Inventory%2FDetails%2F67372907


“Wow! Check out this awesome 1951 Willy’s Jeep!!!!! … Willy’s M 38 A with Passenger Trailer”

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1942 MB Menlo Park, CA $9000


UPDATE: Still Available.

Jay shared this modified Flattie. The kids selling it are trying to raise money for college.


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“1942 Willy’s MB modified for off-roading. Lots of aftermarket and swapped parts added on, a ton of fun even just to drive on the street. The motor is a Ford 289 (might be a High Output but not sure) from a 60s Mustang with a mild cam, mated to a 4 speed T18 trans. Dana 44 in the rear, Dana 20 up front with a Dana 18 transfer case. It is running on open headers at the moment, but I have the mufflers if you want them. The car sat for a handful of years, but I have completed a lot of maintenance work and she runs and drives very strong:

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1943 MB San Juan Capistrano, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $16,000.

Bill shared this MB on eBay, currently listed at $16,000.

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1944 MB Las Vegas, NV $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/22/2021) Any old school flathead build with a cowl mod.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1944-willys-mb-jeep/7261638558.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3532697820159349

“1944 Jeep Willys MB. Bought as a project but I need the room so it must go. Ford flathead conversion done by previous owner. Not ruining but pretty complete. Great project for jeep or military enthusiast. 2500 obo.”

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1946 CJ-2A and Year? MB Trail, OR $4000


I am told the CJ-2A has a flathead V-8 and the MB has a Studabaker 6.


“2 Jeep’s mid 40’s”

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1946? CJ-2A & Year? MB Trail, OR $4000


There might be value here.


“1946 Jeep Jeep · Other_body_style · Driven 1,000 miles 2 Jeep’s mid 40’s”

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1942 MB Sheridan, CA $3800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2021) Has lots of mods.


“1942 Willys jeep. Brand new Buick v-6 Edlebrock intake and carb. 700 r. Tranny”

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Jeep Parts Conneaut, OH **SOLD**



Seller is accepting offers, so unclear how firm he is on the listed price (and I’m unclear just how much value is here).

“No titles two frames and a ton of other parts sat in a field forever engine was locked up needs complete rebuild the transmission transfer case is a t-84 wwii steering wheel Rims I have all three styles two are non slotted I’ve got the axles brakes another block extra parts.. never had the tub for it one of the frames is rusted the other is good. You’ll have to come and take a look at whats here I haven’t looked at this stuff in a year or so..then make an offer.”

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1941? MB? Slat? Gilbert, AZ $12,990


The body is civilian. The grille is slat. The rest seems to be a variety of parts.


“Extreme rare and you may be one of the last to own this amazing critical part of America history
.. not to many left in this good of shape trust free and running..
Make me good ..
All decent offer will be looked at..”

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1944 GPW San Gabriel Valley, CA $2200


This is a rolling chassis with mods.


“1944 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Very Clean Rolling Chassis
Ready to Build Custom or Classic”

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1942 MB USN Portland, ME $12,500


It doesn’t run.


“Been garaged until last years for approximately 25 years. Originally from the Brunswick Naval Air Station, all original and complete. Had it turning over but couldn’t get it started so I purchased an identical engine but haven’t installed it yet. Had 3 of the combat split rims blasted and painted with new NDT tires and tubes. Tub can be repaired or replaced, change my mind daily on what way to go. I need to thin out the herd, too many Jeep’s right now. Have some new brake parts, frame is excellent”

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1944 MB Rolling Chassis Yoncalla, OR $2000


The body has had some work.


“Great restoration project no motor or transmission”

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1947? CJ-2A? Arroyo Grande, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/08/2020) It runs, but needs work. Listed as a 1947, it could be earlier.


“Jeep with a 350. Chevy. Runs. Have extra brakes lines and wheel cylinders. Drives but pulls hard has been sitting for two years”

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1942 MB Walnut Cove, NC $10,000


Unclear if it runs or not.


“1942 willys mp35 jeep… was fully restored but it sit in a barn for a long time. Yes it has a title and floors are solid”

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1942 MB Pilot Point, TX $16,000


Solid, but has a patch on the passenger side and civilian rims.


“1942 MB MILITARY Jeep and 1943 Original Military Trailer, 9 K on rebuild eng, (paper work to proof) new tire, new seats, windshield cover, roll bar off/on if desired, Jeep always garaged and always ready to roll, I have owned it for 40 years, and due to my older age and health issues it’s time to find a new home for it that can enjoy it, along with it is many other items that go along with it that have been used in static School Displays- to much to list- This Jeep & Trailer is a Dandy. $16 K OBO”

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1943 MB Redding, CA $3155


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/16/2020) Looks like a rolling chassis. No title. No engine.


“1943 Willys Jeep. No engine. Comes with some extra parts. It has not been registered in decades and the title is missing. A project I just can’t find the time to do. Could be a fun for someone who has more time than I”

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