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1942 MB Long Beach, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750.

Has lots of updates, but does not run.

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“1942 Jeep Willys MB Military flatfender
Vehicle is complete but not running. It is at tail end of complete frame off restoration but I haven’t touched it in 5 years and am moving on to something different. Title is clean, registered non-op in California as a 1947 CJ-2A. No smog ever. Looking for $8,750.

Here are the highlights:
1942 tub, some bondo from previous owner but not much. OD Green paint with nicely aged patina.
Custom heavy-duty Matkins steel frame
Full roll cage welded to frame with integrated seat mounts, HiLift jack mount and fullsize spare mount
Bestop low back seats with Mastercraft 5-point harnesses
Jeep YJ clutch and brake pedal assembly with hydraulic clutch
Brake booster, 4-wheel disc brakes, stainless steel and braided steel brake lines
Custom Saginaw power steering box ported for hydraulic-assist steering Continue reading

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1942 Flattie Sandy, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Seller would like to trade or sell this.

“Looking to trade or sale i want a nice sandrail or sxs or? 1942 willys jeep sbc muncie 4sp new led head lights and 50in light bar 95% 33in tires very nice inside and out”

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1942 MB? Mohave County, NV $20,000


Includes a trailer.


“Historical vehicle in awesome shape. Runs great, has an incredible amount of detail.”


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1942 MB Fort Wayne, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

It’s a project.


“1942 Willys MB with TITLE!!
Everything Sandblasted & mostly epoxy primed, has motor/trans & many other parts, some salvageable, some not. The serial numbers on the block and head match they have been verified of the same era. The trans appears to be from a GPW. Once the frame was blasted, it was amazing just how nice it turned out. The frame other than the front and rear bumpers, is next to 100%. Everything is very clean.

The body, is definitely 77 years old. It’s actually quite amazing how little rust it does have.. basically only where the wood runners go under the drivers & pass floor pan & some in the gas tank area. But, overall the panels are not very straight & would require major body work to be presentable. The real value with this jeep is matching block serial #’s, a very clean frame & title. They reproduce everything for these jeeps, all the steel is easily attainable. But, this one has a couple bullet holes. :)”


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1942 MB Lake Tahuyeh, WA $1200


Has an f-head.


“42 military jeep with updated 1953 hurricane engine(CJ3B F134). Good restoration project since all sheet metal is repairable. Engine ran great before storage and turns freely. All parts stored dry. Has clear title.
Need to reduce my restoration projects. No odometer so had to post random #”

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1948? CJ-2A/MB Watsonville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900.

(03/08/2019) Body might be in good shape, though it’s had some work done.

“I have a 1948 Jeep Willy’s for sale, there is no engine, but it has a Chevy transmission. The body’s in good shape and would make a great project. What you see if what I have!”

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1943 MB Whitney, TX $18,000


At least the add doesn’t claim this jeep is “all original”. Nice to see a set of civilian top bows nicely stored in the CJ-2A bow holders. The body appears to have had the rear wheel wells replaced.


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“1943 Willys Jeep MB For Sale.
Asking 18,000 OBO
Serious Inquiries Only
Call or text if you have any questions.

– 134 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine
– 3 speed manual with Warn overdrive
– 4×4
– PTO winch
– Military lights
– Swivel headlights
– 6V electrical system
– Tailgate with swing-away spare tire holder and storage box
– Warn front and rear lockout hubs
– Canvas top and doors
– Custom gun racks
– New military tires
– Carpet mat
– Heater”

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1948? CJ-2A? Orland, CA $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(12/14/2018) This might have a rare set of Thor Auto-matic hubs. Frame frame appears to be an MB/GPW frame. The body has a custom inlet and a glove box (though not a standard shape); my best guess is that it’s a replacement body or a customized body of some vintage. Title is from Thailand??


“1948 Willy’jeep restoration project comes with a good motor 327 some parts shipped over from Thailand never registered in states has Thailand title.”

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1945 MB Laguna Niguel, CA $15,000


Could be worth a look.


“ll original Willy’s MB Jeep.
Garaged most of its life.
No rust.
Has original manuals.
WWII stretcher.
Extra parts.”

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1942 MB Enumclaw, WA $2850


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2850.

(01/30/2019) There could be some value here. Needs more pics.


“1942 willy’s / Ford GPW started out as a project, now no time… Rebuilt flat head, and transmission. Dana 41 in rear with a built 44 waiting to go in. Needs work, Not in a hurry to sell so serious people only.”


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MB Chassis Mariposa, CA $1500


It’s listed as a 1952 chassis.


“1952 Willy’s jeep project but ran when I parked and stripped it down to frame and engine. 4 cylinder have everything but a new/used tub. Too many projects for this one”


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1945 MB Capitol Hill, Wash DC $10,999


Could be worth a look.


“Selling a 1945 Willys MB because I no longer have room for it. It’s an amazing vehicle and a piece of history. It was in Hawaii during WWII until I brought it to Washington DC. Everything works well, and I can send a video of the engine running and driving around!c”

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1945 MB Long Island, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $26,500.

Hamza is selling his MB. He says it runs and drives excellently.





“1945 Willys MB in excellent condition! Runs & Drives as if it was brand new!

Asking Price: $29,500

– 2 World War 2 Helmets
– M2 Browning Resin Replica
– M2 Bazooka Replica
– Thompson Rifle Replica
– Garand Rifle Replica
– World War 2 Radio
– Ammo Crate
– Ammo Can

I am slightly negotiable on the price. More pictures and videos are available upon request. The Willys MB is garage kept and very well taken care of.

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1942 MB Lake Havasu City, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: SOLD. Was $9700.

Has a few mods.

“1942 Willys Jeep For Sale
Clean, Runs Good, New Tires, Some other new parts, etc.”

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1942? MB? Ashfork, AZ $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/26/2910) Only the one pic provided.


“Uncovered on property after purchasing 40-acre Ranch in Ash Fork Arizona. Needs to be restored. Collector item! One of the first Willys Jeeps made! Motor is all complete only issue with it is some wiring problems from sitting.”


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1942? MB Glendale, AZ Make Offer


This has an MB and chassis body.


“I have a 1942 Ford/Willy’s Jeep that I am looking to sell. This Jeep is not in running condition. Make offer”

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Year? MB? Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

(02/10/2019) This may have an MB body.

“Willy Jeep V6 Auto Corvette steering fuel injected motor. Will start but needs work. 1500 or trade. Bill of sale only. No text calls only.”


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1942 Flattie Poughkeepsie, NY $8500


Richard is selling this modified flattie originally from California.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/poughkeepsie-1942-jeep-willys-upgraded/6832856330.html or on eBay

“Shipped in from California a few years ago…1942 Jeep has had modern upgrades and is for the individual looking to drive/use it, not for the purest. The frame has been channeled and reinforced, re-powered by a HIC equipped 12v Buick v6 coupled to a 4sp SM420 with warn overdrive.

Steering uses a modern box and linkage, shock towers moved higher and reinforced. Custom full cage, front and rear bumpers. The PRP bucket seats have been pushed back into the boxed a wheel wells for a more comfortable driving position.It sits on 33” swampers and true beadlocks. The upgrades done have been to improve on/off road safety and capability It’s a very light and easy Jeep to maintain/trailer, every time I have it at an event it’s the only one of its kind. Family wants to travel with me looking for a JK if you have a trade.”


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Year? Flattie Show Low, AZ $800


Given the cage, there appears to be some value here.


“I bought this back in October planning on making it a fun project, since then plans have changed and I don’t have time for it. It’s a 42 willies with a shortened Ford 9inch rear end has motor mounts for a small block 350, hood and grill are included as well , also has a clean title asking 800 obo.”

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CJ-2A, CJ-3A & MB Bodies Delta, CO **SOLD**



None include titles.

“I have 3 flat fender tubs for Rat projects. Blue and pink $ 200 each. The MB tub $400. They need floors. No titles. Delta Colorado. Other parts available”

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1951 CJ-3A/MB Montrose, CO $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/23/2019) This seems to be a mix of an MB/GPW body and CJ parts.


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“1951 Willys flatfender Jeep
Buick oddfire v6
Muncie tranny
Runs, drives, and titled in Colorado
Located in Montrose”


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1943 MB Lake Oswego, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Seller doesn’t know a lot about this.

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“** Update: lots of interest in this but I’m heading out of town for a couple of days. I’ll try to follow-up and arrange for showing(s) this weekend **

Selling my dad’s old Jeep. He bought it about 5 yrs ago as a project, then got sick and never got to fix it up. Bummer, as he was a real car guy and always, always wanted a WW2 era Jeep.

I don’t know a ton about this – from memory of him talking about it:
– I do *not* believe it’s a triple matching specimen. I believe he had determined that the transmission was likely a heavier duty one from ’46 (?). I don’t recall if he thought the engine was original. I have some hand-written notes where he was trying to record the details of the differences between the early running gear (but I can’t make sense of them).
– Was nearly running when he got it – turned over, etc. I don’t believe he ever fired it up, but I’m not 100% sure. At any rate, I know it hasn’t run in years (though has been under cover the entire time).
– Has a TITLE (California) in a previous owners name. I also have a note from when my dad bought it.
– Has a simple towbar (see pix) with (if I recall) a 1+7/8 ball. Tires appear to hold air.
– Appears to be generally complete (though I admit I don’t know what that really means for a vehicle of this vintage).

From my point of view it’s in semi-rough shape. I believe the previous owner used it as a hunting rig for a number of years – doesn’t look like it’s been registered for the road since mid 2006 (based on docs I have). See pix – there is diamond plate in the rear. Hood has sheet metal patches and I don’t think the hing is fully attached. Windshield frame will need some work to ever fold down. Has 3 seats that look they are outdoor/boat seats. Tub has been opened slightly to make space for the larger transmission (from memory). In general has a thick, very rough layer of paint.

That said, it’s a 1943 Jeep! 75+ years old, rolling and, and least according to what my dad thought, probably possible-to-get-running. Good for someone who knows these rigs, or wants a starting point for a rock crawler, or someone (like my dad) who just loved them and thought he’d get a chance to patch it together enough to have a fun weekend toy.

This is not likely to be in a museum ever, so please don’t come out here expecting to find a perfect vehicle! It will need some attention to get it going, and some semi-serious attention to get it looking truly sharp again. I’m not much of an old car guy so my knowledge will be (seriously) limited.

I have a (small) box with a few extra parts, some documentation (including the aforementioned title, previous registration docs, note from previous seller when my dad bought it, etc), and a ring with a few keys (which I’ve never tested). Obviously as-is. I freely admit I don’t know much about the value, but am trying to price it such that someone else with some knowledge can give it a go without breaking the bank. My dad would have liked that.”

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Year? MB College Station, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300.

(02/08/2019) MB chassis and body with an extension on the rear.

“Looking to sale an old Willys Jeep I have owned since 2006. This is a project Jeep. The best I can tell it is a CJ2a or CJ3a. I did have the Jeep running at one time. This is a project for someone with time and money. Will need a new starter and radiator for sure. The bed is extended which I was told was for medical use? Comes as is. I bought the Jeep with no paperwork and I cannot find any of the original VIN numbers. Looking for $1,300 cash. I do have multiple Service Manuals and Parts List as well.”

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1943? MB? Dos Palos, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(01/01/2019) This was listed as a 1947 here, but now is listed as a 1943 with a lower price. it seems to be a mix of parts.

“Have a Willy’s Jeep for sale with a Buick v8 tagged and registered Brakes need to be bled Needs seats Needs a gas tank And tub is pretty rough needs body work or a new tub depending on what you want to do”


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1941 MB Morton Grove, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was $24,999.

The seller of this jeep suggested to at least one potential buyer that for more pics and a description, the potential buyer could download a book from Shutterfly for $70. While this may or may not be a scam, I feel such a suggestion is inappropriate. Moreover, the seller refuses to be contacted by phone (text only), even though the seller contacted me by email.

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“Restored to 90% specification using original parts and other high quality reproductions. THIS IS NOT THE 1945 WILLY’S MB! The 1941 model is exceedingly rare and differs from the 1945 Jeep in more than 30 ways.

Some of the notable differences that are found on this Willy’s are: rubber steering wheel, brass framed instruments, pumpkin air filter, distinct fuel tank and filler, seat upholstery, and gears; heavy drive shaft, rectangular gearbox cover, glass fuel filter, single-piece rims, and more that are detailed in a book included with the purchase.

The vehicle is exceptionally unique and has a clean title. I accept only serious offers. TXT only, please.”