MB Research Archives

MB

To Top

1942 MB Baton Rouge, La eBay + Trailer

• CATEGORIES: MB, trailer • TAGS: , .

It looks good.

“I am selling this rig only because of seriously failing health. I bought it nearly three years ago so I could fiddle with it and drive it as a hobby. It gets a lot of attention wherever it goes.I can still drive it but can no longer work on it. The previous owner was a mid seventies retired MP who had restored three Willys MB’s. This 1942 was his third and he said it was time to let it go. I liked it so much I had it shipped in a covered trailer all the way from Ruffsdale, PA to Baton Rouge, LA. I was an MP myself in the mid 60’s so I had a lot of Jeep time in the M151 but always wanted a WWII version. It and the trailer have been garaged before and since my acquisition. The Jeep speaks for itself. It’s in really good condition. It was not cleaned up in any fashion prior to the pictures being taken. Didn’t even wash it. I didn’t “shiny” anything up under the hood to try to put a fresh look on it…..

The trailer is a rare Bantam. One source has it as a very early post war where the first two hundred were produced with a military style seamed axle, combat wheels, and were painted olive drab. This trailer fits. The Bantam letters on the data plate are block rather than Italic placing it wartime or immediate post war. It also has the heavy three position shoe and thick lunette for the military pintle hitch, chains and hooks. It’s also got blackout lights. Go figure ….”

View more information and pics at eBay

1942_mb_batonrouge

1942_mb_batonrouge2

1942_mb_batonrouge3

 
To Top

1942 MB Elmira, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This is highly customized.  One of the more unusual customizations is the unusual change to the grille.

“1942 Willy’s Jeep, 327 Motor, 400 Auto, Posi-front & rear. 36 inch Tires. New-Carb, Fuel Pump, Starter, Aluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, and Much More.  Clean….and Strong Runner. Will Consider trades for Motorcycles, Guns, ATV’S and Classic Cars”

1942_mb_elmira

350UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $

 
To Top

1943 MB Elizabeth, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Willys Jeep – 1943 MB Jeep in excellent condition.  Restored several years ago in Arizona and has been garage kept except when used for hunting, which has been minimal. Jeep has no visible holes or rust.  It’s in need of a good wash job and detail.  Used only three times in the last four years and it’s time it goes to a new home. Engine is 4 cylinder, 3 speed transmission, 4X4.  Watson, manual lock out front hubs, Viking Winch with electric remote control, new battery, brake shoes replaced by brake shop – less than 100 miles ago.  Has a tow bar, leather seats, a small bikini top, couple of gun holders, and a pair of 5 gallons gas cans and holders on the rear end, next to the spare tire. Mileage,31496, is what shows on the speedometer, don’t have a clue if iit’s accurate.

I bought the jeep from my father in law who is the one who restored the jeep 35-40 years ago. It was restored in Arizona and has only been in Colorado for the past 4 years, but is always garaged. Runs great, starts easy.  I don’t know of anything not working on the jeep.  It just sets around and isn’t getting used so it’s time for it to move on.  Transportation, will be up to the new owner.  Payment will need to be made in full prior to title exchange and transportation.”

1943_mb_elizabeth4

1943_mb_elizabeth2

1943_mb_elizabeth1

1943_mb_elizabeth3

 
To Top

1943 MB Aubrey, Tx $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

This appears in decent shape.

“Has new military style tires, steering gearbox, shocks, etc.. Has black vinyl top with doors. Call Charles (940) 391-5009.”

http://dallas.en.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/1501921614.html

1943_mb_aubrey

 
To Top

1944 MB Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

It’s a little rough, but looks solid.  Some paint might clean this right up.

“1944 MB Willys Jeep , GPW frame , CJ2A/3A Head . 4×4 , WWII era , axe and shovel holder , new clutch , converted to 12 volt , runs good , some rust , extra parts including soft doors , tow bar , Warn hubs , Winch , roll cage , same owner for 34 years. Have more pictures if need. Asking $2,900.”

1944_mb_prescott

 
To Top

1943 “Bubba” Model Watseka, Mo $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

No pics. I really wanted to see pics of this one.

“I have a 1943 Willys World War 2 Jeep that “Bubba” has modified. Actually I have been told this is a “MEESE” from the Phillipines?? Front fenders are different, has either a 1955 or ’56 Chevy 265 with original T84 and transfer. Jeep does run but needs total restoration. Unique looking Jeep. Sorry I have no camera so you would need to come and take a look/see. Located just outside of Watseka, Il. $2000 cash only, In God I Trust. Thanks”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1497335450.html

 
To Top

Year? MB Southeast, Wi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

Once unburied, apparently it runs and drives.

year_mb_milwaukee

 
To Top

1943 MB Sonora, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

UPDATE: Was $3000. **SOLD**

“Not sure the year, the pink slip shows model yr 1943 – year first sold 1947. It runs great has a 4 cyl. 3 speed trans, 31 inch tires. it looks great, it current on registration 5/10, needs new gas gauge and windshield wipers, other then that everything works, 3000.00 firm serious inqueries only, if interested I will email pics-having problems downloading,”

1943_mb_sonora

 
To Top

1941 MB Dromana, Victoria, Australia **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: *SOLD** Was on eBay.

This MB sounds like it has a story.

“HEY CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTY, WILLYS JEEP,  SECOND WORLD WAR 1941 ERA. WAS ORIGINALY USED BY THE YANKS TO FIGHT THE SPANISH ON THE PHILIPPINE ISLAND OF LEYTE, THEN WAS USED IN P.N.G AND STILL HAS P.N.G NUMBER PLATE….AND BULLET HOLES IN DASH BOARD…. IT STILL STARTS AND RUNS AND BLOWS NO SMOKE….THE GUY I BOUGHT IT FROM ASSURED ME DRIVE TRAIN IS IN WORKING ORDER…I HAVE STARTED IT BUT NOT DRIVEN IT….SERIOUS POTENTIAL FOR A FULL RESTO JOB….ITS 68 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE, LESS A COUPLE OF BODY HANDLES, HAS ALL ORIGINAL ENGINE AND RUNNING GEAR….ENGINE STAMP IS MB….”

1941_mb_australia1

1941_mb_australia2

 
To Top

1942 MB Temple, Tx $2200 (modified body)

• CATEGORIES: MB

This appears to be a custom combo MBM38A1 body. I wonder whether the seller knows it or not.

“1942 Willys MB 4×4 WWII model. The body looks rough but is adequate for hunting or farm use. It has had the windshield glass, gas tank, and one rear axle replaced. It has good tires. The engine, transmission, transfer case and drive train are all original as far as I know and all work well. The engine runs great. The alternator needs to be replaced. I have always charged the battery and use it as long as it lasts. We can discuss delivery. 512-446-2382.”

http://waco.en.craigslist.org/cto/1480523308.html

1942_mb_temple

 
To Top

1942? MB Silverdale, Wa $850

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $800.

(10/30/09) No pics.  It’s a project.

“1942 Jeep Willys Project includes V6 Chevy fuel injection, body, frame, tranmission, transfer case, new Rancho springs. Will haul locally. $850.00 OBO, Call 360.692.5757”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/1480009309.html

 
To Top

1943 MB Pollock Pines, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Was $1500. **SOLD**

This looks like a good price.

“1943 Willys Military Jeep. Flat head four motor, t-14 trany. Trany out but complete, extra transfer case. $1500.00 obo.”

1943_mb_pollockpines

 
To Top

1945 MB Worcester, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“times really are tough. must sell my 1945 willys combat jeep. the jeep is a work in progress. right now it runs good, no smoke or engine noises. it drives and it stops. clutch slips some in high range gears. throwout bearing is a little noisy. all gears work, 4 wheel drive with lockout hubs works perfect. has all new brakes and brake lines including all steel and rubber lines. carb was rebuilt. still needs cosmetics. fuel tank gally under the seat needs replace. has no orig tank, uses plastic boat tank now. no windshield glass floors are not perfect they have some thin spots but mostly solid. this jeep with another 1500 in cosmetic work is very valuable. I would take 5000 firm. as little as 3000 with a trade. looking for old chevy muscle.”

1945_mb_worcester

 
To Top

1941 Slat Grille MB Laramie, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“For sale is a 1941 Willys “slat grill” MB Army Jeep and a matching 1943 Bantam military trailer. Both are fully licensed and titled in the state of Wyoming.

The frame number on the jeep is MB108308, meaning that it was the 8308th production jeep delivered to the Army Quartermaster in WWII. There were more than half-a-million jeeps delivered to the military during WWII from Willys (the “MB”) and Ford (the “GPW”).

There is a weird screw-up on the body, in that early production jeeps featured a “script” from the manufacturer on the back. I purchased a reproduction rear body panel and, somehow, the Willys script was stamped on the wrong side. It’s an easy fix that anyone reasonably adept at welding can handle and I probably should have taken care of it by now, but I actually enjoyed leaving it that way, largely to drive the perfectionists crazy.”

1941_mb_slat_laramie1

1941_mb_slat_laramie2

1941_mb_slat_laramie1

1941_mb_slat_laramie3

1941_mb_slat_laramie4_trailer

 
To Top

Cool Jeep Photo

• CATEGORIES: MB

I happened upon this photo while doing a google search for old rims.  Here’s the link to the source.

Old_Jeep

 
To Top

1945 MB Los Banos, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Mostly stock.

4wheel drive, manual tranmission, new tires, still has military placards on glove box, and original 4 cylinder for any more information please”

1945_mb_losbanos

 
To Top

1944 MB St. Petersburg, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

70% complete?  I can’t tell what’s missing.  Maybe it’s apart?

“70% complete… original drive-train, original go-devil flathead 4 cylinder, new canvas on front seats & rear bench seat, 12 volt, runs good, no rust, needs brakes”

1944_mb_stpetersburg

 
To Top

1942 MB Spokane, Wa Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: MB

I doubt there’s much salvagable.  Maybe it’s not as bad as it looks?

“1942 jeep willys body make offer call pete 216-6627”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/1456941173.html

1942_mb_spokane2

 
To Top

1945 MB Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

It looks like some money has been spent on this rebuild.

“This is a completely restore 1945 Willys , new everything no exspence was spared when building, Even the motor is brand new . It is only used to show and is hauled there on a car trailer, only 30 miles on everything. I also have a brand new full complete soft top that has never been installed and tons of extra parts mostly left over. I might consider partail trades. I have all the paper work and pictures of the jeep during its rebuild,Also a clean title.”

1945_mb_reno2

 
To Top

MB? Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.  I should have looked closer at this one.  It looks like an MB to me.  Note the MB fender, no drain holes at the steps, what appears to be a glove box in the dash, and the steering. This was listed as a ’51 CJ-3A.

(10/30/09) It appears mostly stock with a little bit of old and a little bit of new.

“1951 Willys jeep all orignal runs good needs some work on the body and paint it will need a new radiator and some tlc it has a new master cylinder ,it needs the wheel cylinders replaced all of the 4wheel drive in tact and working this would be a great hunting vehicle the tires are in good shape it is on a non op and I have the pink slip in hand it has a tow bar and the top and doors are there they will need some frame work put on the Jeep to install them, this thing has so much character”

1951_cj3a_bakersfield

 
To Top

1944 MB Paradise, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks in good shape.

“1944 militry jeep willys.3.1 v/6 odd fire.custom radiator,rollbar. all the rest is original.licenced and ready to go hunting,fishing or just out for some good old fashion fun.Comes with tow bar and hooks up easlly.Has reciepts for rebuilt trans with new custom clutch and rebuilt rear end.Climbs like a goot and pulls like a train”

1944_mb_paradise

 
To Top

1944 MB Ocala, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

That back loop looks a little low.

“It’s a willys on steroids gm v6 converted to 12 volts, 4 speed trans, new battery, power steering, tilt wheel, aluminum offenhauser high rise intake, carb, hedders, new dual exaust, slight lift, new tires, bikini top and full canvas top and doors. and it is great on fuel. very rare and will do 80 all day long. $7500 or trade for a flats boat, newer jeep wrangler, or 4×4 ranger, or?”

1944_mb_ocala

 
To Top

1940s MB/CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

1940s_mb_sanluisobispoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4700

I’m not sure what the model is.

We aren’t too sure of what exact year it is but we did find out that it could be in between the years of 41-51 body style. The engine we know was taken out of another jeep a little newer then the body. Its an F-head with the valve cover on top so it was taken out of a jeep from the years 53-63. We found that it’s very common for people to switch out the engines from that year because it’s better performance.   The jeep has very little rust and all of it is surface rust that we can find. It doesn’t have a transmission unfortunately or i would be driving it. i have a magazine that sells parts for jeeps and we found a transmission for it and it would only cost about 1500 dollars which isn’t bad for this old of a jeep. I would fix it up myself but i don’t have money and i really need a vehicle. Right now it’s an open title.”

 
To Top

1945 Militarized CJ-2A – Sanford, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500

“Newly restored ”cloned Willys MB. This is a 1945 CJ2A modified to look like a 1944 MB. It is 99% done. It needs a little touch-up on the paint and a rear seat. I spent Thousands of dollars on new parts. I have all records of purchased items. I put one size larger tires on it to increase fuel mileage and travel speed. It runs and drives like new. The engine is smoke free and I changed the voltage to a 12-volt system for better lighting and dependability. I also added turn signals and a second rear brake light for safety. I also added new style seat belts to make it a safer vehicle. The entire Willys has been sandblasted primed and painted with late WW11 319 OD. I spent many hours disguising the CJ2A look. I would like to keep all the bags and supply’s that are all over it. The Shovel, Axe, Jerry can, rope and spare tire will stay with it.I still need to install the battery hold down. The top and seats are brand new, they are thicker than originals to make the ride a bit smoother. I also have a new glove box to install to make the dash look like the MB. The drive train is the way I bought it, so I don’t know how many miles are on them, but it goes down the road smooth.( I love it). The only reason for selling it is, I recently found a real 1942 GPW that needs restoring. I put about 1500 miles on it these past few months with no problems. The odometer reads about 7,000 miles. This is a nice vehicle that will last a long time with some care. Please call with any questions or if you want more pictures …. I also have some CJ3A parts for sale: Fisher plow set-up, complete windshield with new gaskets, new wiper motors, tool box cover, heater unit, new front seat frames, and complete drive line”

 

1944_cj2a_mb_sanford

 
To Top

1942 MB Riverside, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“HI, THIS IS A 1942 WILLYS FLAT FENDER WWII JEEP. ORIGINAL ENGINE, TRANS, & TRANSFER CASE. THIS JEEP IS 4 WHEEL DRIVE WITH LOW AND HIGH GEARING. RUNS GREAT. OVER ALL GOOD CONDITION. NEW UPHOLSTERED BUCKET SEATS. NEW BATTERY. STARTER HAS BEEN REBUILT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, ”

 

1942_mb_riverside