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2 Year? 1941? Truth or Consequences, NM $800

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, GPW (Ford MB), MB

Most likely not ’41s. No pics provided.


“two 1941 willy’s jeeps. one has a lot of rust the other is fair. both have original engine and drivetrain. 800$ will consider reasonable offers.”

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1944 MB Traverse City, MI $34,900


This surrey-like mb is painted pink as a tribute to the builder’s wife’s victory over breast cancer. Though labeled a 1942, it’s actually a 1944.

View all the information on eBay

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“Many of us know the history and some more than others, however this vehicle is special as it was built by a husband for his wife after she battled breast cancer and won. He had a highly detailed restoration on this Jeep completed. One thing to note is that it says “1942 Willys” on the side of the hood, however it is actually a 1944. This was a slight mistake done at time of restoration.

This particular Willys is in fantastic condition both physically and mechanically. This Jeep has been driven and it starts, shifts, brakes and goes down the road as you would imagine with all the lights in working order as well. This would be a great piece to add to your collection of eclectic autos, use in parades or do a repaint back to original as there would be no metal work to complete. This is a turn key Willys that is looking for a new home.”

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1942? Flattie Merced, CA $14,500


Lots of updates.


“For Willy’s lover nice and clean.”

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1945 MB Everett, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“1945 WW2 Willy’s MB Jeep. A true war model Jeep. Under carriage shows very little wear. Mostly complete. No tittle, bill of sale only. Ad will be removed when sold. Will not respond to “is this still available'”


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1944 MB Plymouth, IN $19,200


UPDATE: Still Available.

This jeep was on the cover of the Kaiser Willys catalog in 2016.


“This Is the Genuine article and a true world war two Jeep. This jeep was on the cover of the 2016 kaiser Willys Jeep parts magazine. This World War II jeep is a four-cylinder, three speed, four-wheel-drive, 6 V all-around fun driving machine. This piece of history starts right up and can run all day long. Call if you are truly interested in this jeep. Tire kickers need not bother. This was a military vehicle so there is no carefax report. So bring your trailer and take home a World War II legend…A Willy’s Jeep.”

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Kaiser Willys used the jeep’s image in multiple places during 2016. Here’s one example:


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1943? Slat Grille MB Logan, UT $8500


This looks to be a no-glove box body, so it might be an early slat grille MB. If so this won’t last long at this price. It may have a civvy engine (at least the head). If might also be a reconditioned jeep, as there is a small data plate on the dash.


“1943 Army Jeep very good condition for its age. Original early 1940s Willy’s Jeep. Mechanically it is very solid. Engine, transmission, transfer case, and high/low range, wheel hubs all work as they are supposed to. I drive this jeep around every now and then to just keep things moving. 6v original system works well. Lights and everything work as well. Call or text. If I don’t answer leave me a voicemail and I’ll get back to you. In southern Utah but make frequent trips to Logan Utah and might be able to deliver.”

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MB, M-38A1, CJ-2A & Parts Redding, CA No Price


No pics of the 2A.

“Have a willys MB , Cj2a,M38A1 plus axles , trans , springs , misc parts”



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2 GPWs & 1 early MB Springtown, PA Oct 26 Auction


Thanks to Steve for sharing this event. Three jeeps, some jeeps parts, and some other items will be auctioned off Saturday October 26, 2019, in Springtown, PA.  No [ics provided as of yet.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Springtown Volunteer Fire Company Banquet Hall
3010 Route 212 * Springtown, Bucks Co., PA  18081. 

Vintage WWII Early 1940’s Military Jeeps including 1941 Willy’s MB, 1942 Ford GPW Outfitted w/Vintage Radio & Electronics, 1942 Ford Outfitted w/Machine Gun Mounts & a Vintage Radio, Quantity of Jeep Parts, Selection of Vintage Woodworking Planes, Primitive Farm Tools, Etc.             

  1. 1942 Ford GPW “Follow Me” Jeep, T-84 4 cylinder gas engine, 4WD, manual transmission, script Ford body, outfitted w/vintage radio, transmitters, receiver & flags, SN-GPW5887, date of delivery-March 12, 1942, antique PA title & plate;
  2. 1942 Ford GPW Jeep, odometer reads 49,869, T-84 4 cylinder gas eng., 4WD, manual transmission, outfitted w/vintage radio receiver, transmitter, gun mounts, SN-GPW92184, antique PA title & plate.
  3. 1941 Willys Jeep MB, odometer reads 12,244, T-84 4 cylinder gas engine, 4WD, manual transmission, SN-104151, script Willys body,
    date of delivery-December 17, 1941, restored condition, antique PA title & plate.
  4. PLUS: (2) M-100 single axle trailers, (1) Stevens single axle trailer; Quantity/Jeep Parts incl.: 4 cylinder Ford/Willy’s engine, transmission, transmssion bell housings & mounts, crank shafts, various front suspension parts, body, frame, grills, fenders, other sheet metal, hoods, steering wheels, windshields, split rim wheels, etc.
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1945 MB Aurora, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

Appears to be value here.

“Willy’s mb jeep- new springs, shocks, brake lines. Was told that the transfer case was rebuilt.v6 Buick and it runs good. Took this on parcel trade for my sand rail. To many projects. 4×4, Willy’s, transmission, side by side,”

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1942 Flattie The Dalles, OR $9000


UPDATE: Appears to be still available.

(08/24/2019) Looks like a good build.


“Or best offer Late 61-62 High performance Chevy Corvette 283 4 speed w/overdrive, locking hubs, low 4 wheel drive”

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1944 MB Cinebar, WA $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) Front springs have been reversed and sprung over.


“Project rig, gpw tub and title, dana 30 front dana 44 rear. Unknown ratio. Tub is sitting on what I believe to be a cj5 frame. Lots of parts and pieces that go with it. 302 block and lots of extras. No transmission”


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Year? MB/CJ-3A? Okemah, OK $5500


This may be a combination of MB/GPW and a CJ.


“1948 Jeep Willys. Runs. Great for putting around town or to use as a hunting rig. He’s hauled many a deer out of the woods! I have a clean title.”

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1943 MB Thousand Oaks, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

(08/21/2019) Unclear to me where the auxiliary tank is located.





“GPW L-134 Go-Devil engine, converted to 12 volt, auxiliary fuel tank with its own gauge and floor mounted valve to switch between tanks on the fly, original style upholstery is in excellent condition, extra set of civilian wheels (no tires), spare tire with carrier (not mounted), jerry can carrier (not mounted), starts easily and runs great, a nearly original, unrestored example of a WWll jeep in very good condition considering its age (76!). Extensive mechanical repairs completed in March 1996 then the Jeep was stored and only used intermittently, accumulating approximately 675 miles since then.”

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1943 MB Windsor, VT Auction Oct 12/13


This MB will be auctioned this coming weekend.


“Live Estate Auction to settle the Estate of Wesley Hrydrziusko. October 12 & 13, 2019 at 2130 US Rte 5 N, Windsor, VT. Viewing starts at 8:30 AM, Auction starts at 9:30 AM. …. 1943 Army Jeep WWII with 2 sets of doors and other parts”


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1943 MB Kennewick, WA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/23/2019) This is an MB with some extra parts.


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“Selling my 1943 Willys MB. The windshield is from a CJ3A. The hood is off a M38. The rest of the body is the MB. It’s sitting on 36×12.5×15 tires. I put in the TPI 350 from an ’89 Iroc, mated that to a TH350 which has the adapter to the Dana 18. I just rebuild (3 weeks ago) the Dana 18 with all new gears and bearings. I believe the axles are from a CJ5. The rear axle has a Powr-lok in it and I welded the front axle. I believe the gears are 3.73 (haven’t actually checked) because it hits highway speed pretty easy. It has the disc brake conversion in the front and 11′ Drums in the rear. I put in Dual manual Wilwood High volume master cylinders for the brakes with their brake pedal.
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1944 MB? Moses Lake, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

This has 3 Warn hubs and one Selectro hub. There’s some value here.

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“THIS IS A PROJECT-1944 Willy’s for sale or trade. This is a project. It has a 2.3 carbed ford 4 cylinder but I pulled a 2.3 turbo(185hp) fuel injected version out of a running car and have it on an engine stand, all chassis and engine wires/computers with it. It’s twin sticked with 5.38 gears, T-90 3 speed manual. Have a couple extra turbos and just about all the parts to complete this. Have had it in storage the last 4 years and would love to trade it for something I will get to use. I like dirt bikes( 250 , 2 stroke), trucks, enclosed trailers, welders (prefer portable), boomsticks, and CASH.”


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1942? Flattie Reedsville, WI $13,500


Looks like a solid build. If it is a 1942, there’s probably not much 1942 left on it.


“Great condition unknown miles changed out speedo”





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1946 CJ-2A/MB Staten Island, NY $10,500


The seller is upfront about this being a tribute jeep with a 2A body and frame. It looks in good shape.


“1941 WWII Willys Jeep Tribute built on a 1946 body and frame…Looks like a 1941 military vehicle…Originally built in the late 90’s; stored inside since…Frame off restoration…mechanically and cosmetically VERY nice…Runs great…Additional photos and details can be found at Island Classics and Customs; www.islandcc.net…Professional inspections are welcome and encouraged”

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1942 MB & 1942 GPW Auburn, CA


Both are definitely projects.

1. “1942 MB – $3500 
Have entire jeep
Willys flathead L134 turns freely but is out of the jeep
Have t84 trans / and f marked tcase and even a set of 4 combat wheels.


2. 1942 gpw – $4500 
Willys flathead L134 turns freely but is out of the jeep
Have t84 trans / and f marked tcase and even a set of 4 combat wheels.
This has orig vin tags on it that match the vin on frame”


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1945 MB Roseburg, OR $12,500


The front bumper area has been modified and it doesn’t appear to have combat rims.


“1945 WWII Willys Jeep MB
-Flathead 4 Cylinder w/manual transmission.
-12 volt conversion
-Clean title in hand
-Full frame off restoration
-Not original windshield. It currently has a CJ2A windshield.”

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1944 MB Kennewick, WA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown** Was $13,500.

I like the ‘field mod’ addition of the drink holder on the dash.

“Restored 3 yrs ago, all sheetmetal original other than repair panels and grill, have original grill as a wall hanger but is very usable, post war engine block with gpw internals professionally rebuilt, original T84 that is finicky and have to double clutch to shift down from 3rd to 2nd, all other running gear original and rebuilt, very nice old Jeep that gets tons of comments,”

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Year? MB Fort Worth, TX $9500


Titled as a 1951, it appears to be an MB.


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“Here I am putting my 1951 Willys Jeep up for sale. This was a military jeep body style around 1945 but was tilted as 1951 as that is when the government sold it to the public. I have owned the Jeep for about 7 years. It had a new paint job 5 years ago and has been garage kept at my business since. Only taken out a few time by my employees. I need it to go to someone who will use it and enjoy it.

The things that I have done since ownership are – New Paint job, New Water Pump, Rebuilt Transmission, New Clutch, New Interior Rhino Line, New Air Shocks in rear with built in compressor, new electric fuel pump(bypassed the original fuel pump, this thing fires up right away with out stomping on the gas pedal 5 times before turning the engine).
Besides the items listed I don’t know any other history. Its a 70 year old classic, not in Perfect shape but is very nice and definitely turns heads. Has a tow hitch that hooks up to the front bumper to go with it.
I will consider cash, cash + Trade and or a trade(if I really like it)”

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Year? GPW/MB Project Mora, MN $650


Maybe someone can use this?


“It’s rough. No tag that I see. No title. Looks like a gpw body on mb frame.”

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1942 MB Riverhead, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

(02/20/2019) Has some floor patches, but looks like a solid parade jeep.

“This is a 1942 Willys MB Jeep. This Jeep has been converted to a 12 Volt electrical system from the original 6 Volt system. It is an older restoration – please see the pictures for details. In the past it has had some body work done and floor repairs were done with sheet metal. The wiring in this Jeep needs some work and it could us a canvas makeover.

Since this is an older restoration most of the parts on this vehicle are original on this vehicle like the wheels and rifle rack.

This MB is in good driving condition – Perfect for someone starting in the military vehicle hobby or wanting a nice parade vehicle. Comes with all accessories pictured. The pedestal is a homemade pedestal with original .50 Cal’ Cradle.”





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1945 MB Spring Creek, NV $5500


Looks in good shape.


“1945 Jeep.
Clean Title, runs great, one owner past 36 years. Registered, licensed, and road worthy. Maintained yearly and garage stored. This is a Great hunting and off highway rig and has the advantage over modern UTV’s as it can be licensed and legally driven on highways and streets.

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