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1943 MB Upland, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000.

Seller says to make offer if interested, but also has “$13” in the title. Has lots of updates.

“1943 Willy’s MB with a chevy 350, TH350 trans with B&M shifter, Spicer 18 transfer case with Saturn overdrive. Original offset axles new bearings in the rear, replaced all the brakes, warn hubs on the front, new 35″ BFG mud terrains, HID converted headlamps, factory housings. Leaf springs from a yj, new fox 2.0 shocks all around.
Has historical vehicle plates.
Make an offer if interested”

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1943 Flat Fender Fruitland, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(10/08/2016) Has lots of updates.

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“1943 Willys Flat Fender Rock Crawling Street Legal Jeep – $10,500
Fun driver for streets, highways, and off-road on the trails.
Has everything to get you through the tough trails.

Delivery Possible!
CJ3A Body (1948-1953) with Tailgate and one piece windshield.
Camaro (90-95) Front Seats
Stewart Warner Gauges with Column Mounted Tachometer
Removable BesTop (with doors) in very good condition.
Five 33 x 12.50-15 BFG All Terrain tires in near new condition mounted on Chrome Wheels.
Front Bumper with Warn 8274 Winch

Rear Bumper with:
Hitch Receiver
Swing-Out Tire Carrier
Removable fuel can holders (2)
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1942? M-38 Napa, CA $9600


UPDATE: listed as a’42, it looks more like an M-38.

“1942 Willys MB Jeep 4 x 4. Serial # 2T18124. Mileage reads 28,733. Powered by a 4 cylinder Willys Go Devil gas engine. 3 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case and locking hubs. Brakes have been upgraded to 11 inch drums. This jeep has a Braden power take off winch, these winches run off the engine power and don’t kill your battery. This Jeep starts easily and runs very well, the transmission and 4 wheel drive are smooth, quiet and work as they should.This Jeep has a 1951 M38 body tub. The Jeep comes with a full top, doors, bikini top, spare parts, towing lights and a technical manual. Overall a nice solid, good driving old Jeep.”


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1943 MB? Nevada City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Has a few updates, such as a the front bumper.

“This is a 1943 willys and I’m selling it for a friend. It is 80% stock and it runs and drives nice, it comes with a soft top and tow bar. This jeep is in very good condition and ready for you to take it home!”

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1942 GPW? Pueblo, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

There may be some parts value here. It looks to me like it has MB lids. Seller makes quite a statement about rarity, but the numbers don’t back that claim. There were 281,000 GPWs produced. That is more than the number of CJ-2As (225,000), CJ-3As (131,000), CJ-3Bs (196,000), and M-38s (45,000) … I guess it ain’t that rare after all!

“Complete jeep I’m not sure of the year but is between 42-45 I know it was made by Ford extremely rare, parts or the whole vehicle. I have the title some where or can reaply for new tittle, this is the rarest jeep ever made in the history of the country.”

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Year? MB? Bonita, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Listed as a CJ-2A, it looks more like an MB.

“Jeep Willy’s CJ-2A for sale $500. Serious inquiries only.”


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1945 MB Harisville, UT $6500


Has been converted to a V8.

“1945 Wiley’s. Small block chevy engine, plus many more extras…”


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1945 Flattie Project Albany, OR $2000


Lots of mods on this project.

“Lost interest in this project, it runs and almost drives, needs the trans hooked up and some brake work. It has a 4 bolt 327 sbc and a turbo 350 with a 2500 stall convertor. It’s had alot of work done to it but I have far too many projects. Mainly looking to sell but I may entertain offers and trades clean title in hand”


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1941 Slat MB Dade City, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

It’s a project. Number on frame matches data tag.

“Here we have a original WW2 slat grill jeep. DOD 12/12/41. has been in storage for many years. CLEAN FLORIDA TITLE. Is very complete and will need total restoration. HAVE ORIGINAL DATA PLATES.Very low serial number 103907. There jeeps are very hard to find and after restoration demand big money.
Also with this jeep are many spares like two jeep motors, generators,starters,carbs,and a spare body, transfer case and transmission parts. Extra fenders ,hoods and windshield frames. The list goes on with smaller parts. All I have in jeep parts goes with it one money. $8000. firm. Please calls only. Local pickup or you arrange shipping.”

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1945 MB Fowlerville, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Has a 24 volt system.

“Restored Willy’s MB. I am second owner, previously owned and restored by my uncle. Retrofit in 1950’s with M-38 electrical system for Korean War. Restoration, body work, paint and engine rebuild in 2004. New Front brakes and wheel cylinders. Tuned this spring. Recently rebuilt 24v generator, newer batteries, master cylinder, canvas (with doors) and newer batteries. This Jeep was always garaged, it is a great running well maintained vehicle. Used primarily for parades and military engagements. Have manuals, some spare parts. Receipts/ paper work available to confirm restoration and maintenance. 4819 miles since restoration.

$8000. OBO
Appointments upon request
No out of state sales
No trades or solicitation
No wire transfers or internet sales
Cash /pickup only ”

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1943 MB Salado, TX $2200


Seller has other jeeps for sale and is willing to bundle multiple jeeps.

“For Sale: 1943 Willys MB Open Jeep. No motor installed. A 1946 CJ2A motor will go with this jeep when it is sold along with many other spare parts including the original military windshield frame that has glass installed in it and all the brackets. The transmission, transfer case and driveline are all complete as shown. The jeep will need considerable work to get it back to it’s original configuration along with the following known items that are missing from the Jeep: The oil bath air filter assembly, the intake cross-over tube, the carb, the intake, the exhaust, the fuel pump, the driver’s seat, the fuel tank, the grab handles, the footman loops, the driver’s side rear view mirror and, I’m sure, many other parts I’m forgetting. I’m liquidating all my jeeps and would be negotiable on all of them if purchased collectively. This would be a great starter project for any military historian, father-son project or military vehicle collector.
*If you’re reading this add the jeep you see pictured is still available. All my jeeps are located at our ranch, about 14 miles SSE of Temple Texas, seven miles due East of the town of Salado. Please voice call or text for an appointment to come and see them in person. Offers over the phone will not be considered serious.”



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1943 MB? Long Beach, CA $7500


Has lots of updates, looks in good shape.

“I am selling my dad’s 1943 Willys CJ2a. Jeep is really fun to drive. Looks good and drives really good. Has all the perks that people would want on these old Jeeps (over 75 years old)
Come look at it and you will not be dissatisfied.
Front and rear lockers
Front and rear PRP suspernsion seats recently upholstered.
4 point harness seatbelts and regular seatbelts if you want to drive it on the streets.
3.8 Buick 6 cyl evenfire engine with 4 speed tranny with twin stick transfercase and overdrive. Holley carburator and Hei distributor. Custom 12 gallon tank. Really nice set up done by the previous owner and we put less than 1K miles on it ( the jeep is a lil too tall for my 73 year old dad). Perfect runing order.
Hydraulic break and clutch and power steering.
33 inch tires with less about 1K miles. These are Swampers on 15 inch beadlock wheels. Spare tire is new on a tire carrier.
Fox shocks
Lots of body armor and boxed frame.
Really nice set up for a CJ2a.
My dad is taking offers. Please dont low ball. Make a good offer and the Jeep is yours. Clean title in hand.”


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1943 MB Sacramento, CA $7000


Runs and drives.

“I have a 43 willys that has been in the family for a long time. It is time for me to let it go. It runs with a stock flathead. Most things have been gone through and replaced over the years. It runs and drives great. It has a hard top with extra windshield to make it all work. It needs a few minor things. It hasn’t been registered in 30 years.”



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1943 MB? Strongsville, OH $2500


Hasn’t been run since the 1990s. Seller won’t ship.


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“The serial number matches to ones manufactured in 1943. By what I can tell online, many army jeeps received a year designation when the were sold to the public, not when they were actually made.

This jeep was purchased by my Great Uncle in 1945 when he returned home from WWII. It has been in the family since. He and his brothers only ever used it to plow snow (there is a plow included if you want it).

The white top is a Korean War era top that they added later. 9,000 miles. Not a typo. It wasn’t driven much. (I’ll change it to the exact mileage later – I don’t have that info on me right now).

I HAVE THE TITLE. I know this is very important and many people don’t have the title for a jeep of this era. It costs $500 to replace a title.
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1943 MB Fire Jeep Phoenicia, NY **sold**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, MB

Update **sold**

“I got this original fire jeep from VT. It’s all original with correct mb engine and 6v accessories including sparton horn! Needs restoration, but a good starting point. Engine should run, I need to tune it up.”




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1945 GPW Reno, NV $3500


Has a non-running V6.

“Obo. Buick v6. Was running but sat for years. Needs new tires, I’ll get her running for serious buyers”


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1942 MB Marion, TX $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(06/27/2016) Runs and drives.

“1942 Willys Jeep from World War II. Starts, runs and drives. 4 wheel drive works good. Changed over to 12 volt system with Chevy alternator and electric fuel pump. Everything else is original.”


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1942? Flattie Fresno, CA $18,500


Lots of updates.

“V6 Motor
SS Bumper
Tilt Wheel
4 Wheel locking hubs
New Warn Winch
New Warn Overdrive
New Full Top
New Half Top
New tires and wheels ”


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1941/47 Slat Grille Tribue Jeep SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was 13,500.

It’s a blend of civilian and military parts.

“I have a Willys mb2a Jeep for sale. It’s a Mb slat grill body on a titled 1947 cj2a frame. The Jeep was a frame off preservation done by the previous owner. The frame was cleaned-painted etc. The body mounting brackets were relocated. All of the brakes were replaced, exhaust, engine rebuilt-painted, all new oil lines,hoses,water pump, fuel pump, filters, lines, radiator boiled out etc. It has brand new wiring and has been converted over to 12volt(maintaining 6v starter). All the lights including-headlights,gauge lights, tail lights and blackout lights work. Almost everything has been addressed. The body is a slat grill Willys script body (Bensinger) and has some original parts as well. I’m installing the tiger eye reflectors on the back and removing the stars. It has brand new Beachwood canvas seats and headlight covers. Runs and drives very well! Clean and clear title (1947 willys) model 2a. I have Reciept for engine rebuild and body(5,000) .
I’m located in myrtle beach S.c asking 13,500

Will trade for a lower mile diesel truck in good condition. Also interested in double axle car trailer.
Will be adding pictures additional pictures
can come with a bantam bt3c trailer 2solid disk wheels.”

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1943 GPW? Pinehurst, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Listed as an MB, it looks more like a GPW.

“For sale is my 43 mb. It has lots of possibilities. Civilian post war engine. 3 speed. Only first and reverse function. It has big bucks into the wheels and tires. Runs great. Lots of ford marked parts on it. Looking for 6000 firm. Clear Idaho title.”

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1944 MB Everett, WA $5000


Not sure what it has the bobcat hood if it still has the original engine.

“$5000 obo, runs good, original flat 4, rebuilt in ’80, maybe 500 miles”



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Year? MB? Hillsborough, NC Auction


No details about the jeep, but it will be auctioned in Hillsborough, NC on June 17th.

“To Be offered at auction on Saturday, June 17th 2017. Auction begins at 10:00 am. See www.lelandlittle.com for more details.”



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1942 MB Payson, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

“Selling my dads jeep, had a frame on restore years ago. it is in good shape runs and drives good. Could use someone to tinker with it to make it perfect. Needs battery, still 6v may get one soon. This jeep is all there no bs. It’s the real deal all original. This is over 70 years old and would make a great addition to any collection. 15,000.00 obo no trades.”

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3 1942 MBs(?) New Melle, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $3000.

One runs, the other two don’t.

“Green Jeep- Runs great, transmission/clutch works. Needs brakes/fuel systems, works to drive.
Blue Jeep- Clean title, No engine or transmission. Front Clip is in great shape (fenders, grill, & hood). Has front/rear axles.
Red Jeep- No Title. Not in great shape. Has wrong engine, and transmission is locked up. Parts jeep only.
$3000.00 or best offer, but will only consider serious offers. Not interested in trades.”

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1944 MB Auburn, CA $6500


What’s with the wall next to the transfercase shifters? I’ve never seen that.

“Jeep is prerty stock. Very straight and clean. Has a great running buick v6 in it. And t90 trans. All other stock running gear.
And It does have a later 3a m38 windshield too.
Original frame tag
Od green.
The Clutch was sticking but it was the linkage. Its all workimg good now. Jusf needs to be driven now.
I dont have the original engine but i know where there is ine thats spins freely. Not sure if its a runner tho. If this one is purchased ill give u the guys #.
All regd and titled in my name. ”


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