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1942 MB Slat Grille Sacramento, Ca $8500


1942_mb_slatgrille_sacramentoThis sounds like it’s got a good drive train.

“Ford V8 Roller Cam, NP435 4 speed, Dana 18 transfer, 1 1/8″ shafts, Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 front, 4.10 gears posi front & rear, 11″ disc brakes in front, PTO winch, Best soft top, power brakes & steering, roll bar frame boxed, custom bumpers, etc. $8500.00. Call Todd at 916-212-2000 for more information.”


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1943 MB? Julian, Ca $750


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $750

This has a nice rollcage, and HEI distributor, v6 headers, and possibly a one wire alternator with the V-6.  This might be a decent deal, especially if you have another tranny around.

“1943 Jeep Willys. Engine works, tranny doesn’t. Locked up. Was planning on fixing, but after a year and a half, haven’t. Jeep’s located 20 mins. east of Julian. Call me at 619-722-7065 for more information and a time to go see Jeep.”


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1945 MB Ferrisburgh, Vt $1200


UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1200.

This is a dissembled project with a rough body that needs to go asap.

“1945 Willys MB, has been sitting in the garage for about 8years. I have take the gas tank, seats (not original) and wiring out. Does not run, but did. Body is shot, frame and running gear are in great shape. $1200 firm. You must trailer away. ”


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Year? MB/GPW Pelham, NC **SOLD**


Aaron picked this jeep up for only $520 on eBay!

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1942 GPW/MB Big Pine, Ca $6950


1942_gpw_bigpineUPDATE: Price dropped to $6950

The title of the add suggested it was a GPW, but given the willys tub, I’d call it a mix.

“Have nice running and driving 42 jeep all ford except has willys tub and title , 5 ford tires ..rebuilt motor and clutch etc ,not a show jeep but a good dependable jeep with star set and repair manual,windshield cover ,skid plate ,calif title ..$7500 or OBO or trade for antique car …760-938-2250 swcarl@hotmail.com ..thanks SWCARL”


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1944 MB Crofton, Ne $15,000


1944_mb_croftonThis MB looks great.

“1944 Willys MB Jeep. $15,000.00 OBO, I bought in Jan 2005 in Arizona and Restored it from the ground up. It has a new tub. Engine is Rebuilt, T-84 is rebuilt. All new wiring, Generator, Starter etc…. All parts bought from Ron Fitzpatrick Jeep Parts, Beachwood Canvas and Besinger. I have put on Approx 5400 miles on it since restoration. It is titled and licensed in Nebraska. Insurtance runs me $114.00 a year.  All light work. also included are some spare parts, tools, Jack, Crank, extra Gas and Water cans etc…. Price is less than what I have invested. 1-402-388-4461


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1942 MB Olympia, Wa $700


1942_mb_olympiaThis might be a fine parts jeep at the very least.  I can’t tell if all the parts are really there or not.

“1942 Willys military jeep. I took this jeep apart because I was going to restore it frame up. It is taken apart in main pieces but all of the main parts are there and most of the small pieces. Motor is frozen from weather. All is inside except the tub which is not in good shape but can restored by someone with time and know how. I gave up on the project because it is to big for me and I just bought another jeep. Asking $700.00. Jason- 360-278-3470.”


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1942 MB Phoenix, Az $2500


1942_mb_phoenixThis might not be a bad price.

“1942 M.B. willys jeep new motor 2,500 O.B.O Dale 602-499-1066”


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1942 MB Slat Grille Spokane, Wa eBay


Here’s a great looking slat grille.  It’s not 100% original, but is in excellent condition.

“This is an awsome early (less than 7% of the total war time production) Willys slat grill MB! It’s date of delivery is January 2nd, 1942 and the matching frame & dash data tag list it as serial number “108808” It’s has the body tub features peculiar to these early jeeps like the script “Willys”on the rear panel, square shaped fuel tank well, no glovebox on the passenger’s side dash, and dual hinge rear tool box lids. The fuel tank’s the correct “small mouth” and the windshield, seats, hood, grill, baffles…all of the body parts…are original correct slat grill components. It even has the correct “fluted” inner axle shafts that are always missing, the cast windshield hold down clamps, and the early “pancake” style air cleaner. This is a genuine early slat grill jeep!….”

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1942 MB Flagstaff, Az eBay


This seller makes a valiant attempt to disclose all that is wrong with this jeep.  How about those ‘hood blocks’?

“Up today is a 1942 Willys MB Jeep.This was a BUBBA special,You know BUBBA dont you? He puts the wrong tub on the Jeep,Then to add insult to injury he puts a big roll bar and the standard do not fit junk bucket seats and there you go. Well the roll bar and the seats were the first to go.Here is what you have. The parts that are mb are as follows.Frame with MB tag and s/n,Front fenders,grill hood front axle. What is cj are the tub and engine and the rear end. I do not know about the trans if it is mb of cj.Eng runs pretty good and has good oil pressure,It does smoke a little. The 4 wheel drive seems to work ok in the high and low range ….”

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1941? MB/GPW Las Cruces, NM **SOLD**


1941_mb_gpw_lascrucesUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

I’m pretty sure this is a ’42 at the earliest.  Looks loved.

“1941 Willy Jeep, All original with the exception changed from 6volt to 12 volt, new transmission, new top, new tires, w/spare, ready for desert trail riding. Tow bar on front. “

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Rolling MB Chassis Washougal, Wa $400


year_mb_washougalI’ve seen worse for more.

“Willys MB jeep for wheeler project or parts. No motor trans or tranfer case. Just rolling body and frame. $400 OBO 360-513-9824”


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1942(?) Willys Roseburg, OR **SOLD**


1942_cj2a_roseburgUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

I’m not if there is anything from 1942 on this jeep.  Looks more like a CJ-3A.

“Jeep is a work in progress, needs to be finished, has box tube frame, PTO winch, full cage, CB, top w/ doors, 44″ growd hawgs, tilt steering, built 350 small block, 194 heads, torker intake, outside frame headman headers, 14blt rear, d44 front. Comes with New hydralic assist braking system, sm420 4spd, 205 transfer case and 44” spare. needs steering and brakes done and she’s ready to rock, “

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1942 MB Sweet Home, Or $5000


1942_mb_sweethomeUPDATE:  Price rose to $5000

I just not certain what a ‘lockup 35 in the front split transfer’ is?

“Nice willys jeep with a powerful chevy 327 turbo 400 locked up dana 44 rear end also has a lockup 35 in the front split transfer bran new best top payed 800.00 for power stearing power brakes swinging peddels tilt stearing wheel nice seats also has a newer springs and shocks with good tires about 85% tred also have original aluminum hard top with doors has all glass.All trades considerd Please call Jake At 541-409-3230”


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1940s MB Richford, NY $250


1940s_mb_richfordHere’s a parts jeep out of Richford that has seen better days.

“Old Willys Millitary Jeep………….. Rough Shape……………. NO TITLE………………
What you are buying is a parts vehicle. The axles are free turning, the transmission and transfercase are all right. The motor is complete, but has set up since comming here. The body is rough, So what you are buying is the running gear. 30 years ago the hedge rows and back lots were full of these old jeeps ……. Find one today….. The Transmission Alone….. Would cost what I’m asking for the whole unit. (607) 539-6899”


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1945 MB West Plains, Mt **SOLD**


1945_mb_westplainsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

It appears complete, but looks awfully rough.

“1945 Willy’s Overland Motors Army Military Jeep, still intact and restoreable. Looking for best cash offer over $1,000. The one blurred photo is of the data plates that gives detailed information about the jeep – was unable to get a sharper picture.”

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1945 MB Orland, Ca $2200


UPDATE:  Listed at $2200 on one Ad and $2300 on a different craigslist Ad.

The body doesn’t look too bad.  The hood is a bit twisted.  Some good pics taken.

“This is a 1945 Military Jeep INCOMPLETE, i have the orginal engine, no tranny one combat rim grill and other misc items and parts in the jeep mostly all there some rust here and there, all guages, i have title.  call max or tony @ 530-865-3900.”


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1945ish MBish Sault Sainte Marie, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This jeep use to be a 1947 cj2a. (title still reflects such) My father is a WWII vet and we decided to strip the cj2a down and replace the frame with an original 1944 mb machine gun mount frame. We rewired her with the original wwii cloth wiring, converted her to the original 6 volt system and put the cj2a’s (same as a wwii1945) “go devil” motor back in her. Rebuilt the 47’s transmission and kept her (instead of finding the T-84) as they are a little better heavier trans. Bought a brand new wwii replacement tub (metal). She has been painted wwii olive drab and we put my fathers outfit #’s on her with original jeep #’s off a picture of an 82nd airborne photo. The motor was never rebuilt as she continues to run strong. The od listed 82k (but who knows what was actually on it.) New brake lines, brakes and muffler system. has the cats eye for combat.(not hooked up) …”


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1942 MB/GPW Boulder City, NV **SOLD**


1942_mb_bouldercityUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14000.

This looks like a really well built flattie.  I’d love to take a closer look at it.

“1942 Willys Jeep, 225 odd fire Buick v-6 Dana 44s, Warn full floater with hubs on rear, Dana 20 transfer, T-15 trans all synchro 3 speed, centerforce clutch, ARB Lockers F&R Advanced adapters bell, Borgeson Steering shaft. Metallic Silver paint New Diamond plate, new tires. Much more! No tire kickers please”


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1941? MB? Roseburg, Or **SOLD**


1941_mb_roseburgUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1350

It’s not running.  Nice tires and rims if you need some like this.

“41 Willys Flat Fender Jeep, not running but probably could, I was going to small block it. “

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1945 MB Fresno, CA **SOLD**


1945_mb_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

I suspect this body is a bit rougher than it appears in the pictures.  Otherwise, it looks pretty complete and has a few extra goodies, such as a winch.

“1945 willys jeep runs good new rear end gears and new flywheel asking 5,000 willing to trade 4 classic car or truck of equal value”

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Various Early Jeeps Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), M-170, M-38, MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD**All the stuff must go (probably in violation of a county ordinance or something)

  1. 1945 Willys MB jeep (NAVY?) – Flat head four 134 cid. engine, T-90 tranny, it has a tailgate cut in but the panel is still there.
  2. 42 Ford GTB
  3. 42 Willys MB
  4. 42 Willys script body tub
  5. 42 Ford script GPW
  6. 47 CJ2A
  7. 2) 48 Willys jeep pickups
  8. 52 Willys M-38
  9. 54 Willys M-170
  10. 60 Willys utility wagon
  11. 3.5) 61AMC mighty mites
  12. 62 Willys FC-150
  13. 2) 71 jeepsters
  14. trailers and miscellanous jeep parts.”


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1943 MB Sacramento, Ca $2000


1943_mb_sacramentoThis might be a good price.

“Tow bar and winch included, 4×4, 4 wheel drive, 283 Chevy. 916-927-4999”


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Last Ride: 194? MB/GPW Mailbox — Secaucas, NJ

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Last Ride, MB • TAGS: .

1943_mb_secaucus2UPDATE:  I suspect this jeep is on it’s last ride. It’s now a mailbox.

A reader submitted this unusual find.  Yes, the seller of this old jeep somehow used it as a mailbox (I think the mailbox is on the back of the jeep), though technically I’d argue the jeep is more of a mailbox pole. While I firmly believe that the jeep has earned the reputation as one of the most modified vehicles in history, the use of a jeep as a mailbox pole is particularly rare.

“Willys jeep. Military, of about 1944. No engine, no trans, no papers, but lots of rust. For a long time I used this old jeep as a mail box; if you buy it, I won’t be getting bills anymore. For $400., you can be sure that your bills will find their way to your door.”

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MB or GPW Tulsa, Ok $3000


year_mb_gpw_tulsaUPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

It’s probably a bit much for a non-running project.

“WW2 jeep project includes your choice of MB or GPW frame. Both in good restorable condition. Older ” new” body kit with new tube, fenders, and hood with original grille and complete windsheild. Running WW2 era engine, T-84 transmission, all 3 seat frames and misc. parts. A very solid project. $3500. Call 918-836-7583 or 918-231-2133″