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MB-Samurai Kingman, AZ $5500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Other 4x4s

The perfect gift for MB & Samurai fans!






“WW2 military army Jeep that someone put on a Suzuki Samurai chassis. I picked this up in a trade and it was not running and unfinished. Everything under the sheet metal is Samurai: engine, trans, transfer case, axles, fuel tank and frame. Has WW2 jeep body, with axe and shovel holders with axe and shovel, spare tire holder, gas can holder, front seats with new cushions, new gauges (need to be hooked up). Has new top and top bows.

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Year? MB Klamath Falls, OR $1000


Not a ’41.

“1941 Willys MB military Jeep. With hard top and doors. Has a Ford straight 6 overhead valve turns over by hand running condition unknown. Manual transmission, twin stick transfer case. Body is in rough condition has sheet metal floor pan and original floor is rusted out. Lots of good restoration parts. The body is probably too far gone to be restored but would make a great rock crawler mud Bogger or Farmtruck. Sorry but due to scams I don’t open email. Please call or text me.”


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1942 GPW El Dorado County, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: MB, trailer

UPDATE: Price bumped to $7500.

(12/28/2017) This could be a good price. It includes the trailer.

“42 ford Willy’s jeep, 225 odd fire motor, sm 421chevy 4spd trany, Dana 44 rear end, 30 front both with power lockers, 8000lbs warn winch, bikini top, soft top with doors, aluminum bubble trailor, was built in Georgetown ca, odometer reads 11400 mi, most the miles would be from Georgetown to lake Tahoe via the Rubicon trail & hwy 50.”



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1943 MB Phillips, WI **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,500

It’s certainly well-equipped, but there aren’t enough pics to tell how original it is or isn’t.

“Willys 1943 MB Army Jeep. Demilled Browning 1919a4 in a M48 dash mount. Scabbard for M1 carbine on windshield and side scabbard with a M1 Garand prop. Prop 1911a1 and Thompson slung over each seat. Real head turner, please see photos and feel free with the ?s. This is a parade jeep, 12 volt and such. 134 L head. Many extras”


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1945 MB White Bear, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500.

Ted spotted this one.

“Willys 1945 ¼ ton 4×4. Overland Motors Jeep Division Model MB. Serial #431784. Gross weight 3250. Delivery date 4-3-45. Not military tires, tube 616 4-ply. Frame-off restoration. All original. $22,600 into it, have receipts. Asking $17,500 or best offer.”

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1941? MB Youngstown, OH No Price


“Meticulously and authentically restored” 1941 MB? With all due respect to Mr. Weinberg, it’s nicely rebuilt, but this has authenticity shortcomings (the grille, the dash, the wheels, and the gas tank for starters).




“Seller’s Description: 1941 WILLYS MB MILITARY JEEP for sale. Motorcar Classics is proud to present this spectacular 1941 Willys MB Jeep. This genuine WWII Jeep, which saw service in the European Theater, was meticulously and authentically restored by Max Weinberg to honor the military service of his wife, Beckys, father, uncle, and cousin, whose names and service records within the United States Army Signal Corps are inscribed on the right side of the vehicle.

Mr. Weinberg personally researched the history of the Jeep with the Department of defense and its history is documented. The markings, numbers, and military insignias are true to its original configuration. We have never seen a military Jeep restored to such a high standard.
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1942 MB Tacoma, WA $3000


Has a V-8.

“Has a 302 v-8 oringinal transand running gears”


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1943 MB? Palm Desert, CA $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(11/17/2017) It has a few mods.

“1943 Jeep Willy’s L134 4 cylinder engine. 3 speed manual with overdrive. Mechanically sound start right up everytime. Testing waters not in a rush to sell make me an offer.”



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1943 MB Chassis Portland, Or $1500


No pics provided.

“Selling straight original frame with axles only. Frame is uncut and rust free. Axles are original WW2. Frame needs front bumper. Still has original machine gun mount. Nice early frame for restoring a WW2 jeep.”


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1945 MB Chassis Belleville, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Maybe someone can use this?

“1945 Willys rolling frame includes engine, bell housing, trans and t-case, axles with springs, and steering gear box.
Engine is seized so it’s not included in the asking price. Frame is in bad shape but parts were left on it to facilitate transport. Transmission is missing shift cane.
Includes front and rear output shafts.
I also have salvaged body parts: cowl, rear wheel well sections, hood and windshield frame. All in bad shape but are free.
NOTE: CASH ONLY…Do NOT reply with bogus offers to send cashiers check and pick up jeep later.”


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1943 MB Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Has mods.

“This is a great project with clean title, on non op.
Jeep is not running at this time. Text and come see it.
Pre smog
Non op
Hot rod
Rock Crawler
Rat rod

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Year? MB/M-38 Inland Empire, CA $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500. New pics show this has a set of rare Watson hubs.


Watson Hub.

“Family situation forces sale. 1953 Hurricane engine, T-90 transmission, new glass, newer tires, newly rebuilt generator, 12 volt, newer battery, new regulator. The tool channels were filled with bondo.

The id number is a MB number, but is considered a 1947 by the DMV. The tub is a MB. The jeep was modified for a film to look like a M38. The driver side has been smoothed over with bondo at some point, but the ribs for the tools can be seen on the inside.
The window is post war as well as the M38 grille.”


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1945 MB? Middleton, ID $2000


No pics provided.

“WwII project vehicle. Not running. The person I bought it from said they used to use it on the ranch.”



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GPW & MB Jamestown, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

These seem to be a mix of parts.

“2 ARMY jeeps one ford GPW one willys MB , booth jeeps package deal. Some mic parts . The ford has orginal engine and trans . Booth restorable. Lost interest in the prodject.”




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1945 MB Mount Vernon, WA $2500


Has a Buick V6. Needs work.

“selling a 1945 Willys MB military jeep . has 231 buick odd fire v6 engine , runs . NEEDS WORK , brakes , mufflers , fuel pump ect. will need to be towed or trailered . stock differentials trans & transfer case . tub very solid . firewall cut out for v6 or v8 swap needs finishing . bucket seats , new master cylinder . NO deliveries , No trades , Cash only , no exceptions .


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Year? MB/CJ-2A Burnsville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It looks to have an MB/GPW body and front clip on a CJ frame.

“Runs and drives..make a good farm vehicle.. trades are welcome.. serious call and texts only!!!!”


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Year? MB? Erie, PA $400


This is a mix of CJ and WWII parts. The top may be a Beck or a Kelly.

“Sold as a project vehicle to willing rebuilder. Rough shape but good drivetrain. Motor free turning but has no battery, starter not working.”


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1953 Photo of a Jeep Rolligon

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Old Images, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: A great press photo of the experimental Rolligon jeep (More info on the Rolligon from a 2013 post shown below). This just expired on eBay, but I expect it will be relisted. I’ll watch for it. There’s a long article from the June 04, 1955, issue of the Saturday Evening Post here.

“1953 Press Photo Man Driving Albee Rolligon Jeep Like Vehicle. You are bidding on an original press photo of Man Driving Albee Rolligon Jeep Like Vehicle. Photo has a small light crease left edge & waving right side due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. Photo measures 6 x 10 inches and is dated 3/20/1953.”



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Originally published 2013 .. You’ll note the one pictured above seems to be the same as the one in the swamp, based on the hood number. 

This jeep was built by the Albee Rolligon Company, which also built an FC version. William Albee, the inventor, has a son who rode on the FC version. You can see a comment from his son at hemmings.

“This is an original press photo. Credit- US Navy and United PressPhoto measures 9.25 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated –1953.”


The above pictures was published on page 165 of the March 23, 1953, issue of Life Magazine. You can view it in Google without the watermark. It’s still pretty dark. There are several issues of the magazine for sale on eBay.  There is also a story about the roll-on in the September 1955 Readers Digest, originally published in the Saturday Evening Post (date unknown).


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1942? MB Meridian, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $2500.

(09/15/2017) Listed as a 1942, it looks more like a civilian body and rear axle.

“1942 Jeep Willy’s body on 1970’s Jeep chassis. 60’s 327 Chevy with 3 speed manual. Twin stick transfer case. Fresh alternator, power steering pump, power steering pressure line, brake master cylinder. There is some rust on the undercarriage but no holes. This Jeep is not for someone looking for a daily driver but would bee a great starting point for someone looking for an off-road toy. Clean title. I’m listing this for my father in law so I will need 24 hour notice to show it. Please call or text.”

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1942 MB Grand Junction, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Has a variety of mods. No description provided.

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1941? MB? Spicewood, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,900.

/The seller overlooked at least one critical detail during the restoration of this June 20 1941 MB … There were no June 1941 MBs! If the serial number of 116520 is accurate, this would be a late January or Early February 1942 MB.

“This outstanding restoration of a @941 Willy’s Jeep. Runs great.”

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1942 MB Huboldt, CA $4000


Has  variety of modes, including the possibility of an f-head.

“I have a 1942 willys jeep runs drives and stops, it’s not perfect but am not in a rush to sell it”



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1943? MB? Webb City, MO $5500


Has updates and lots of diamond plate.

“This one of a kind willys needs a little tlc but has a lot of potential.”


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1945 MB Protection, KS $6500


New body. It isn’t clear if the missing parts are included in the sale.

“For Sale: 1945 Willys Jeep MB. True Willys flathead 4 Enging is freshly rebuilt, transmission fresh, T-Case Fresh, front and rear differential fresh, new brakes and brake lines all the way around, great shocks and suspension, radiator was redone as well! The body is also new. Comes with the manual, clean and clear title and original vin plate.”


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1947 CJ-2A & 1942 MB Norman, OK **SOLD**


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

(011/18/2017) No pics of the 1942? jeep.

“2 jeeps one rebuild and the other total original”

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