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1941? MB? Salem, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $600. **SOLD**

There may be value here.

“1941 willies. Bought it for a project but new additions to family will prohibit extra money.
Have two extra tubs for it. You haul.
$600 obo.”

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1944 MB Murphys, CA eBay


UPDATE:  Back on eBay

(12/20/2012) It’s a project.

“picked up as a started project that sat for a long time, i did quite a bit of work to it as you can see in the pictures but have taken on too many projects lately and have to let one go to allow time for the others, the pictures are worth a thousand words, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Thanks andy, I have a clear title in my hand.”

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1942 MB Slatgrille Kissimmee, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

Not perfect, but might be good for the price.

“Very rare oppertunity to buy a very very early running wartime willys jeep
one of only a few hundred reputed to have survived worldwide
$6,000 absolute firm
Clear title in hand
Genuine collectors will know exactly what this is !!!!
No trades,scams or any other dreamers/ tire kickers/picture collectors etc
jeep currently in storage in houston texas
Cash only”

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Canadian Military Education Centre Chilliwack, BC, Canada

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), International, MB, Museums • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Originally published 12/24/2012

The Canadian Military Education Centre museum at Chilliwack, Canada, has three nicely restored jeeps.  Here is a nice set of pictures that shows a number of the vehicles they have: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/sets/72157627666293766/with/6142314877/

1942-45 GPW:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/6142314877/in/photostream/

1942 MB:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/6142887298/in/photostream/

1942 Slat Grill MB: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/6142889178/in/photostream/

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1943 MB Carson City, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2200. **SOLD**

Looks like it has a f-head. No obvious rust.

“2200.00 O.B.O 1943 Willys MB 43 military Jeep
Flat Fender!! Runs and drives good,4×4 still working
Perfect starter rig for next Hot August nights!!”

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1945 Flattie Randle, WA Make Offer


This is likely a parts jeep.

“I have a TITLED 1945 willys jeep that someone was in the process of putting a chevy 350 in it. It consists of the tub, frame tow hitch, bumpers, a bunch of parts, a chevy 350 and tranny, and for the right price i have an original running Flathead 4 Cyl with the t-90 transmission and transfer case. so shoot me an offer. or im willing to throw in a completely rebuilt Polaris indy storm 800 triple. bith a brans new motor, track, skid, everything and custom paint for a ski doo or polaris 03 or newer snowmobile 144 track or longer i can send pictures of the sled. please email me for my number if you have an offer or just email me pictures and info. thank you!”


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1943 MB? Gold Beach, OR $3800


This looks solid.

“4 cylinder L134, 3 speed stick, cert of authentication, carb needs to be rebuilt … Call Charles (559) 280-9884”



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1943 Navy MB Phoenicia, NY eBay


Andy’s got this Navy jeep for sale.

“For your consideration, an nice 43′ Willys Navy Mb Jeep. Great start for a restoration. Frame and glovebox – Serial # 206293, 1-28-43 DOD. Excellent condition frame, requires only a couple of upper gussets and rear crossmember to be perfect. Never been plowed with.

Has original seats, dashboard, and accessories.

Engine is a later model replacement, but still has most of all the rare acessories on it. Appears to be a Navy jeep as there is grey paint is visible on the oil filter, and oil filler tube. The underhood wind deflector also is grey, as are other areas on the underbody and frame.

Front floors and passenger step need work, but the rest of the body is nice,. Been in indoor storage for the last 30 years.

Three combat wheels are on the jeep.

Axles and transmission have been checked, and the oils are like new”

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1942 MB Shirley, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Runs, but needs brakes fixed.  No title.

“I’ve got a 1942/43 willy’s mb jeep. It’s got a 1942 “wilson foundry” gpw engine built in late 1942. These engines are worth at least $1500 on there own. The body number is early 1943. After researching things, alot of jeeps built in 42 were put together with whatever parts they had around. They’re called “salad” jeeps as they just tossed them together. The jeep does not have a title, just a bill of sale which is what it will be sold with. Engine runs great, and clutch, transmission, transfer case and such work good. It needs brake work.(master cylinder and wheel cylinders) to be driveable. It’s a really cool jeep, and a neat piece of history. Wish I had the time and money to complete this project, but I don’t so on to someone who can. E-mail me with any questions. Thanks, Mark”

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Year? MB Miami, FL eBay


This appears to be a blend of mostly MB and some CJ-2A.

“This is a running driving 1946 Jeep. Four wheel drive works great. Flathead 4 cylinder. It has new front leaf springs, new coker military tires, new wheel cylinders and hoses, new seat coushions, new fuel pump. It comes with an extra parts engine, transmission, front and rear differentials. Brakes need adjustment, but I drive it the way it is. A great running and driving project.

Clean Florida title in my name.

Does not include license plate.

Any questions or offers call Sam 786-547-2570”

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1941? MB? Blountsville, AL For Trade


The step area looks patch on the driver’s side. Still, there might be some value.

“I have a 1941 Jeep Willy 4×4 4 cylinder , runs good , 4wheel drive works good , just a good project jeep , im looking to trade for a nice fourwheeler or something like that , let me know what you have , text or call (205)-353-8419 , thanks”


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Clowning Around in Hawaii

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This photo was at a Pacific History site, though it isn’t clear to me whose site this actually is.  The picture was part of a Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper and likely was taken in 1946. According to the caption, “Seems someone wrote in and complained that the newspaper photographer’s Jeep looked “like it belonged in a circus,” so when the circus actually came to town, the photographer obliged. Note the chrome wheels, bumper and grill on this surplus GPW, and the fabric-wrapped steering wheel. I’d be willing to bet the body isn’t olive-drab any more. Suggestions? I’m guessing bright blue.”


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Claude D. Pepper’s Campaign Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Unusual

This pictures tells the tale of Senator Claude Pepper‘s bid for re-election as a Senator from Florida in the 1950 race.  Like his jeep, Senator Pepper’s campaign crashed that year as well.

Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36090

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1944 MB Pahrump, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was on eBay.

(11/29/2012) Check out the driver’s side entrance. It’s looks to me like this has been trimmed back.

“All steel original body with new correct color Olive Green paint. New upholstery. New gas tank and fuel pump. All original 4 cylinder engine and running gear. 4 wheel drive. Freshly tuned, runs great. Has current title and license. Vin 389560.”

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1941? MB Borden, KY $2000


No title and all apart.  I see nothing to suggest a ’41. I like the rims.

“1941 Jeep Willys has motor and trans. Motor is out and in need of rebuilding, but is all there for the most part. Body is in decent shape for the year. No top. No title. $2000 obo or trade for small car must run and drive. For more info Call John at 502 three 9 six 2922.  ”


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1942 MB Watsonville, CA $1600


It’s got some rust, but the motor spins.

“942 willys mb jeep. it does not run right now.but engine does turn over.there is a 3 speed on the floor.everything is there and in original condition.there is body work that would be needed.there is even a place where a machine gun would have been mounted in the jeep.remember this is a 70 year old jeep.call Elvino at 1-831-345-5086 for more info or pictures.thanks 1600”


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1944 MB Highland, UT $3800


It runs, drives, and looks solid, if not stock.

“I am selling my 1944 wiliys military jeep. It is all original. It has good tires, runs great. Got married and have to part with the jeep. no time or money to restore it , My loss your gain. Letting it go for $3800.”


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1943 MB Tooele, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

For $1100 you can get four combat rims added tot he deal.

“This is a mid 1943 Willys MB WW2 Jeep with frame tag #202900. Has some red paint over the original olive drab green. It may be possible to find hood numbers. I bought this for a restoration have too many projects. This jeep needs a lot of work but is a great project for restoration. The previous owner passed away but his son said it ran. Engine turns freely. I’ve soaked the pistons with marvel mystery oil. I have not tried to start it. This one has most of the original wiring and a lot of original underhood items that are usually missing. Has postwar flathead engine. No data plates and no title. Can provide a bill of sale. The back half of this jeep has been modified and i will throw in the back section of my parts tub for free. Price reduced to 900; will throw in 4 combat rims for 1100. Willing to consider partial trade for a Bantam, WW2, or Korean war era ¼ ton trailer.”

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1942 MB? & 1955 CJ-3B Dahlonega, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

The 3B looks rough. I can’t tell much about the MB.

“2 Willys Jeep s for sale one is a 1942 and the other 1955 Original condition. Good restoring projects. Sell both or seperate. Or trade for motorhome. The red one has a tow hitch for hauling.Can text photo’s CASH ON PICK UP”

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1945 MB Piscataway, NJ $6000


It looks like this sat outside for a while, rusting.

“Posting a 1945 WWII Jeep project jeep. Tub is restore-able, gages are in good condition, everything sealed, transported last month from Texas. Email me at cashcrow2052 at gmail.com for questions, specific pictures, or a meeting on purchasing a WWII Willys jeep. $6000 Or best offer.”


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1941 Slat Grille MB PInehurst, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an early Slattie.

“1941 willys mb slat grille. this is a very early jeep. according to the gee 503 dot com. some say it is a first or second day production.

I will list specifics that this jeep has. it has a running willys engine. with a mb 111471 that is the number on the water pump housing on the jeep engine. which consequently is the vin number. no dash plate with number or number on the frame.

this engine runs and purrs like a kitten. I base all my information of the g503 where this is a possible us replacement army engine out of the 50s but it is NOT the correct engine.

Some awesome pieces are included in the sale. Slat grille radiator (which may have a leak in the middle) Gas gauge. previous owner said it worked when the tank was full. but I doubt it. don’ tknow. air filter is early as well. there a slat air deflectors on the side of the fenders. and the big one on bottom of the hood. engine smokes a little when it is first fired up. but the jeep drives starts stops. all three gears work”

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1944 MB Coquille, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

Here’s another MB with a rear that’s a little longer than normal.

“4 cyl. Rough body needs work. Currently not running.Possible trade.”

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1945 MB? Eau-Claire, WI $300


No pics provided.

“I have a 1945 willy’s jeep to get rid of. It ran when it was parked 8 years ago, it was only used for plowing snow. It needs a body, the motor still turns over the trans. the front and rear end still are ok, it needs brake lines. 300oo is firm 715-219-0949 Tom call if interested”


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1944 MB Tehachapi, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: *SOLD** Was on eBay

The parts are in good shape. I wonder if the tub is new.

“1944-45 Military Jeep Willys MB. Tub and frame with some trim parts as seen in photos also a M-48 dash mount and 3 combat rims and 1 M-38 type rim. No paper work so sold as parts. What you see in photos is what you are bidding on. Must be picked up”

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1943 MB? Northern California Make Offer


A woman named Deedee contacted me on Facebook saying she was interested in helping sell this MB.  It is her boyfriend’s jeep.  He inherited it from his grandfather, but it has sat for years.  It’s located in Northern, California (close to Hopland I think).  The serial number is #MB212201. I have asked for more information (does it run, how is the body) and pics.  If you’d like to contact her directly, you can reach Deedee at ddwiley73 @ gmail.com.