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1945 MB Tonasket, WA $6700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/23/2016) Looks like a solid build. Not much MB left.

“1945 (Flat Fender) Jeep Willy’s-Ready for Hunting Season
This is the completion of my uncle’s “body off” restoration project. Powered by a 283 Chevy, small block V-8. 4 speed transmission. Runs and drives great. Street legal. Two gas tanks with selector switch to draw from either or both. 8000 lb. Warn winch. Full canvas top and doors. Bikini top. Full cage roll bar. Beautiful , custom, professional blue paint. Stock suspension height. 2wd and 4wd. Overdrive, hi and low gear. Motorized wipers. 4 point seat belts. Very cool Oooga horn. Already licensed as a collector’s, antique car so no annual tab renewal. About the same cost as an ATV but WAY more bang for the buck. $6,700.00.”


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1945 MB Medford, OR $3500


It runs.

“1945 Willy’s MB model. Serial #412141 This is a great little restoration project. I have already put some work into it. It runs but needs some work. Use it as is to run around in, or restore it. Would be a fun project and easy to work on. You must pick it up. 3,500 obo”


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1944 MB Sonora, CA *SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Has an updated engine.

“For sale
1944 Willys Military Jeep
Marine Corps radio jeep
Needs TLC/ restoration
Asking 4,000 b/o
Unfortunately has a pinto engine , but much is still original
Great candidate for father / son project
Not perfect but could be made really nice”





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1942 MB w/ GPA Rear End Copperas Cove, Tx **SOLD*


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“1942 WWII Willy’s MB with GPA rear end. Jeep frame has the original tag. Has a good front and rear end, good windshield, and two combat seats. Body is rough but parts are salvageable. Comes with many parts, two L134 Engine blocks, one Willys head, t90 transmission, and a Novak correct transfer case. The reared is marked GPA 4025. Asking $1000 but price is negotiable.”


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Year? MB Tub Salt Lake City, UT $300


Wade’s got this tub for sale. Contact him at wadejstout@gmail.com if interested.

“I have a WWII Jeep tub for sale. It is a 1944. It is in pretty good shape pretty straight and not too bad rust. it is about an average.”

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1942 MB/CJ-2A Boise, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1450

(08/23/2016) The chassis is from a CJ-2A.

“I have a 1942 Willy MB project. I do not have the time or space to complete this the way I would like it. I have all the components, hood, grille, fenders, tub, frame, wheels/tires, seat, fuel tank, steering shaft and wheel, axels, motor and transmission. The frame is from a 1947 CJ-2 I was modifying it to be like the 1942 frame. This is where I have run into trouble the frame is setup for the T-90 transmission not the T-84 I want to have on it. I also have another motor. It is title and registered. Engine does run. Everything is apart right now waiting for the right person to complete. ”

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1945 MB Fredericksburg, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $18,500.

Not sure why it doesn’t have full floating rear hubs? Seems a strange detail to miss

“1945 Willys MB, completely restored and parade ready. Frame off restoration, engine, transmission and drive train completely rebuilt. Professionally painted replacement tub, hood and windshield frame. Jeep looks and runs like new. Rebuilt chain drive engine is from an early CJ2a, and rear axle is a Dana 41. All other parts are either original, NOS or replacement. Ready for your show or parade. Clear Virginia title. Less than 500 miles driven since restoration.”


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1942 MB Phoenix, AZ $5000


It’s still a project. Looks like it might be on a 1970s CJ-5 chassis.

“1942 willy’s jeep MB
Runs and drives but still a project
327 Chevy small block
Muncie m21 4 speed
Dana 30 front and rear front locking hubs
Edlebrok 1403 carb
Comes with roll bar, soft top, doors, seats with sliders
Body is alright
Tires are old but a lot of tread left

Possible trade for prerunner with cash or dirt bike on my end”


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1943 MB Fair Oaks, CA $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/11/2015) Appears to have a reversed roll bar with the front loop tied to the back loop.

“This jeep has a 1989 302 Ford 5.0 fuel injected motor. ARB high output compressor with ARB front and rear. Older 8000 lbs warn winch.(higher rated than newer warns) I have replaced and upgraded too much to list. Call or texted if you’re really interested. Would consider trade for a commuter vehicle it motorcycle.”




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1943 MB San Luis Obispo, CA $9500


The body looks rough on the passenger side. It has the wrong windhshield and rims.

“1943 Jeep Willys MB. Current registration, clean title. Starts and runs great. I do drive it on weekends. New tires, windshield and seats. 12 volt with rebuilt starter and alternator. I had hoped to fully restore, but plans have changed. Drive train in great shape. The body work is next.”



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1945 MB Donegal, PA $850


This poor, sad jeep. There could be some parts value here.I love the “well-rested” comment.

“This is an original 1945 Willy’s first generation Jeep. as you can see in body is well-rested and frame is Rusted but all original engine drive shaft, and gears. The Engine is all there and been under cover. I have seen the gas can as well as instrument clusters go for several hundred each on eBay. It will need towed for Flat-Bed Trailer home. ”


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Year? MB Wisconsin Rapids, WI $2500


It’s a project.

“Willys MB project runs and drives through all gears. Body rough rear cross member needs replacement Frame solid front frame looks ok Has good numbers Mismatched tires T-84 transmission”



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1945 MB Livermore, CA $4650


it’s sitting in front of a 4×4 shop in Livermore.

“This is a 1945 Willys MB flat fender jeep. The jeep is currently the centerpiece out in front of The 4 x 4 Shop in Livermore California. The jeep is far from perfect but was a runner when parked between the poles a year and a half ago. The jeep is currently registered in California though the photos show it with the New Mexico plate and it still wears its original data plates on the glove box door as well as the data plate on the frame. The paint job was done with the rattle cans for the grand opening of the store, and has been written on by hundreds of children with a sharpie marker . It’s actually a pretty entertaining peace . But unfortunately I am purchasing a new Willys shop truck so one of them has to go . The phone number listed is for the store and our store hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 3 . Or feel free to email and I’ll respond as soon as possible . The jeep will remain between the poles until a deal is struck .”


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1943 MB Elkhorn, WI $22,400


This is the same MB that sold at auction for $10,500 last month.

“This is a very nice, really well kept, maintained, cared for original and authentic Willys WWII Military MB Jeep. As you can see by the pictures, it is really nice. Tires are very good!!! The paint is all good, and believed that at least the hood is of ORIGINAL paint…….interior is good. DOES COME WITH CANVAS TOP IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AS WELL!!! Rare find. The only modification that we can tell is that it has been converted to a 12 volt system, with key ignition. Other than that…………very original! Great vehicle for parades, nostalgia, etc…………$22,400/offer”

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1942 MB South King County, WA $6000


Has updated drive train. Not sure how much MB is left.

“1942 Willys jeep flat fender has a 302 v8 needs some work runs good”



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1941? Flatfender Las Vegas, NV $5500


No pics provided.

“1941 Willys Jeep original flat 4 cyl engine. Completely rebuilt less than 10 hrs on rebuild. (This jeep is geared for climbing.) New shocks, new BF Goodrich all terrain radial tires less than 100 miles, new master cylinder (also have extra transfer case) new wheel cylinders all 4, new brakes, new 5.38 gears ring and pinion, new barrings front and rear, Warren winch, Electric fuel pump 12 volt. $7500.00 invested , will sell for $5500 or consider trade for side by side. ”


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1943 MB Inland Empire, CA $4900


Has an f-head.

“Big USA & Military Jeep history here!
This Jeep is very solid and retains many of its original parts. It has been re-powered at some point with a slightly later model jeep engine. Has newer tires, runs drives and stops real well. Has original data plate and matching frame number tag.
In my name & C urrently CA registered through October 2017”



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1942 MB Redwood City, CA $8500


UPDATE: Still Available. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/5778467469.html

Katey’s is selling their beloved and trust trail-modified MB. It’s listed on the title as a 1942, but the serial number stamped into the dash plates of MB 383180 puts it as a 1944. However, the plate is obviously aftermarket. I’ve suggested she check for the serial number on the frame and body gusset. Contact her at katey@pioneermillwork.com if interested.

“1942 MB with original engine and drive train that has been used as a trail jeep. It is perfect as is or could be converted back to original MB if desired. It does have the matching numbers . As you can see all of the original plates are still on the dash. The body does have a couple spots of rust but not through . I do still have the original back seat that is in good condition we took it out when we put the on board air.

We mostly did 4 wheel drive runs in the jeep or Sunday drives it was by far the most fun vehicle we owned . We only towed by trailer if we took it long distance. I think it only has like 13,000.00 miles on it. We have made a few modifications to it. I have everything listed below that I am aware of.

Modifications made
Roll Bar
Spring over suspension
On board air
Tilt wheel.
Air Brakes
Warn winch”





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1942 MB? Colorado Springs, CO $13,500


This has a CJ gas tank installed. The cap is still out a hole in the side.

“This is a classic,must see to appreciate,I am only selling to free up some cash,this has been my project for a while I have upgrade alot including:new brakes,electric fan,fog lights,rebuilt carb,rebuilt transfer case,original running gear,brand new tires,2 five gallon military cans,rebuilt L134 go-devil motor,12 volt system,refab seats, stereo system with cd player,tow bar,starts and runs perfect…
As mentioned previously I am asking $13.500 or reasonable offer,this would be a collectors dream.”


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1944 MB Topeka, KS $5000


No pics provided.

“FOR SALE: 1944 Willys MB Jeep. Bought in 2009 and have started the restoration of it but due to job and being away from home a lot, it has slowed the progress. I know have quite a bit of $$ in it and only asking what I paid for it. The $ 5000.00 is firm as I will be taking about a 3K loss already from what I have put into it. It has the original FLAT head 4 cylinder engine in it as well as two combat rims. Parts added the spare tire mount , bumperettes, pintle, Corner handles, new glass in the windshield, just to name a few. Also included is the cover for it as well. Call for date, time and location to come see it. Please don’t waste your time or mine by showing up and offering less than the list price.”


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1943 MB Mohave County, NV $375


Maybe some value?

“1943 WILLYS JEEP….ROLLING CHASSIS AND TUB, no front fenders, hood, or grill, no motor, tranny or transfer case, comes with CJ windshield…tub is dented and a little rusty but great start on an original military jeep…axles and frame look to be in great shape… bring your own wheels and tires”


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1943 MB Portland, OR $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(04/13/2016) The body’s been modified.

“It is a MB Willys it is not a cj or gpw it is the real deal here. It’s a hard to find jeep. It does run and drive. It is a navy jeep I can tell you that.”


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Year? MB Wenatchee, WA


Blaine forwarded this ad. It’s unclear if the seller still has this. Seller was cleaning property of a variety of vehicles and the ad notes it is only good for Sep. 3-5. But, you never know …

“Accepting all offers! Pickers welcome. Trying to clear my property of old vehicles (motorcycles, cars and trucks), tons of old tools, fencing (various kinds), bath tubs, scrap metal, ect. Too much stuff to list it all. Have clean titles to Subaru Legacy and Ford Bronco, no titles for rest of vehicles and ORV’s. Labor Day weekend only Sept. 3-5. If interested call for directions. Will not deliver.
Pick up and haul away. Anything and everything goes. Some items are yours for free if you can haul away.”



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1945 MB? Morgan Hill, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Has a variety of updates.

“I am selling my Willys CJ2 flat fender. Its a great little jeep I drive it on a regular basis. I have maintained it well as a daily driver and a wheeling/hunting jeep. It has some good modifications to it that make it great for 4×4 and hunting. It has the Buick 231 V6 in it for a lot more power. It also has SM420 4 speed with granny low gear transmission, this transmission is a heavy duty truck transmission that can hold up to any abuse you may want to put it through. It has a 8000 lbs winch on the front. Comes with a removable tow bar for convenience. Bucket seats for more comfort when off road and around town. Black Bikini top. I installed a radio bracket and speakers up on the roll bar to keep it all out of the way of shifting and away from potential mud and debris. Tires are in great condition with plenty of tread. Unknown mileage on the motor. I replaced the spark plugs and wires a couple years ago. Fuel tank was upgraded to a larger tank and removed from under the driver seat for safety concerns.

Needs: brake adjustment, I had to cut a bigger hole in the transmission hump on the floor and I never finished building a new cover for it that fits. It could use a paint job if you want it to look nice, or it could be left as is for having fun.”

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1942 MB Salinas, CA $3500


Seller describes it as a project, but doesn’t indicate what it needs.

“Selling my Willys jeep project, need the space. Have the windshield and roll bar. Asking $4,000 but please make an offer. Thanks”


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