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1940s Ford GTB Chino Valley, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This runs and drives.

“Got a Ford GTB “Burma Jeep” / Bomb Truck. No title, runs drives around the yard, winch works, four wheel drive works. Original drive line as far as I can tell. No gas tank, no bed, no seats, Transfer case linkage is really, really stiff. I disconnected it to test the 4X4. Needs way more TLC than I can give it at this time. Would consider trades on firearms or a Willys CJ3B project with a good body, even if I have to give you money.”

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1965 M-715 Sun Valley, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Dan is selling his M-715 to make way for more Jeeps.

1965 Jeep M-715 5/4 ton truck, Impossible to find unmolested all original M715 Kaiser Jeep 5/4 ton military pickup.
All original 24 volt system working perfect. GI Blackout lights and all.
NO rust CA truck.Original Dana 60 axles
Small crease in the tailgate. Other then that perfect.
Has hard to find pioneer kit (missing the pick ax). Cracked windshield. Have new rubber for the glass.
All new NDT tires and tubes cost $1,500.
New complete exhaust from engine to tailpipe $500
New Interstate heavy duty batteries $250
Full tune up kit $250
Registered, insured and running great.
Call or write for more details
$8,500 obo”

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1966 Nissan Patrol Richfield, Ut $3000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

These aren’t very common.  Brett spotted it.

“29 days until expiration1966 – Nissan Other (Nissan)I have a very rare 1966 nissan patrol L60 for sale. I am the second owner. It has a very strong straight six motor, 3 speed trans,pto driven winch,power brakes,removable top, new suspension all the way around, body has no rust,no dents,never any body work I converted it to power/disc brakes. Too many other cool mods to list. I never thought I’d sell it but now i have medical bills and somethings gotta go”


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1996 Grand Cherokee Missoula, Mt **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Willie is selling his 1996 Grand Cherokee that was featured in a couple Four Wheeler Magazine Articles.  He asked if I’d post it.  Sure, why not.

Located in  Missoula, Montana (Evaro)

Was a project vehicle for FOUR WHEELER MAGAZINE first as “Project Grand”
and then as “Project Ain’t It Grand-er” with a long arm lift. Check it
out on


ARB front bumper
Warn 8000 winch
Gen Right hood louvers
Custom built rocker guards
Modified and reinforced High Pinion Dana 30 front, 4.56 Motive
gears,  with ARB locker, ARB cover,  31 spline chrome molly
axle shafts, Crown unit bearing, SS brakes. Pro-Comp SS brake lines.
Teraflex tie rods and heavy duty tie rod ends, Teraflex right side
steering knuckle.
Reel  long travel heavy duty drive shafts
Master Craft front reclining Seats that are 4 inches taller, have lumbar
support and heaters. Rear seats have wet suit material covers. Also have
factory front seats with wet suit covers.
Rusty’s coil springs
Custom built T&T Customs long arm suspension system.
Uni body reinforcement plates.
Swing out rear tire carrier with Power Tank mount.
Modified Tomken rear bumper
Ford Explorer 8.8 rear end with Eaton Electric locker, 4.56 Motive gears,
chrome molly axles, and Super Lift differential  guard. Disk brakes.
Rancho 9000 shocks.
231 transfer case with 6 pinion planetary and 241 chain.
5 Mickey Thompson Classic Lock aluminum wheels with 33 inch M/T tires
Custom Olympic roof rack
Olympic interior rack in cargo area
5.2 V8
Borla exhaust headers
K&N air intake and filter
ADDCO sway bars front and rear with front quick DCs.”

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1959 Mitsubishi CJ-3BM Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

“1959 CJ 3BM by Mitsubishi Motors and Jeep
Engine # JH435452
This is a very rare military version of the CJ3B made by Mitsubishi in Japan for Willys. Japanese writing on the Data Plate.
Very nice restoration candidate and easy to get parts for.
Crosses over for M-38 parts
Great body, fenders, hood, grill etc.
Engine runs but smokes
Brakes not working
Steering box not working properly
Has title.”

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1963 J-200 Ione, Ca $2300

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Mike has his early J-200 for sale.

“’63 was the first year this body style was offered to the public.

This truck has had the 230 replaced with a Ford 351 and a 4 speed. The truck has been sitting for quite a while but it had been well cared for. And is surprisingly straight. It is a short-bed thrift-side with a straight axle front end (not IFS).

She deserves a good home, so if you would like a great piece of Americana, Take a look.

I will also have a 230 available soon. Just need to get this beauty out of the space it is in so I can work on my next project.”



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1968 M715 Sandy, Ut **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Brest spotted this cool M715.

“1968 Jeep Kaiser M715

4WD/2WD Hi/Low, 24 volt power

230ci 6 cyl. Tornado engine

11,500 original miles

2nd cilvilian owner

This Jeep is not presently running. I believe it only needs a professional timing job to run again. The original engine threw a bearing through the oil pan and a rebuilt engine from Boyce Equipment in Ogden was installed. It was in perfect running order until recently when the distributor power became disconnected and threw out the timing. It turns over and tries to start, but I cannot get the timing right myself. I bought this Jeep from the Groom Creek Fire Department in Prescott, AZ in 2002. It is rust and dent free, straight as an arrow. I have been refinishing it since and the many extras now include:

Newer paint in and out, Rhino lined bed and cab

4.56 differential gears (Higher highway speeds up to 65 mph)

Custom one-piece, powder coated Diamond Racing Rims with Pro-Comp off road tires

PTO Braden winch with Rock Stomper fiber braid rope

62 inch all weather black diamond plate tool box in bed

Newer Canvas top (6 yrs. old)

J-truck bench seat

2 New 12V Die Hard Gold gel batteries (in-line for 24V)

Blackout light, Pioneer tools and straps, Rhino grill, Brush Guard

Hi-Lift jack, heavy duty tow straps

All military manuals, extra parts like a canister-style air filter, extra carb, military siren, military spare tire, some J-truck do-dads.

I am selling my much loved Jeep because I got it when I was single, and now I have a wife and 4 kids, and it isnt really family appropriate. A great ride for a rugged do-it-yourselfer, or a classic 4×4 enthusiast. Turns heads, garners thumbs-ups, and will instantly instill a sense of bad-assedness.”

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Gordon’s 1954 Unimog 401

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual

Gordon volunteered to share images of his unusual Unimog 401, which he calls ‘Grog’. It’s a pretty cool vehicle. Gordon got it from Cold War Remarketing in Colorado; in turn, he got it from the Swiss Army

Gordon writes,”Grog is completely street legal, I had him licensed and insured for a while. Top speed with its behemoth 25HP OM636 is 35 mph. (Probably far short of that here at 6000’ elevation). I have a few other 636 engines and have toyed with the idea of trying to turbocharge one of them, but that’s pretty far down on my list. Mercedes also used the 636 in the early Ponton cars (180D).”

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1956 Unimog Angola, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“I hate to list this but current circumstances force me to list my most prized toy.  Unimog has been in a barn for the last 20 years.  The engine does not turn but shows no signs of ever having moisture in it. It appears to have never been apart. I have made no real attempt at freeing it up besides pulling the glowplugs and squirting some diesel/oil in the holes. The plugs themselves looked good as far as having no signs of moisture in the engine. The transmission shifter wobbles but is not sliding into gears. The PTO shaft does turn and the Unimog rolls easily.Unimog will come with it’s ORIGINAL manual. Steering is stiff but works. Unimog is obviously being sold as is.


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1953 Model? Clayton, Ok $5000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

Well I doubt it is a Jeepster.  Thanks to Brian for spotting this one.  He thinks it fits in the Dodge WC53 class. He believes it was built on this frame http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dodge_Mili.jpg

“This 1953 Jeepster is RARE, it was a military experimental, only 2 known of still in existance. 6 cyl automatic transmission. For more information, please CALL Roy at 918-569-7157. If you want to see more pictures, reply to this ad.”


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Prototype? M-274 Mule

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual

Brian spotted this.  I don’t know enough about these to know if this is a prototype or not.

1950? Prototype Willys – M274 Army Mule
Rolling chassis,
4 tires, both axles,
no engine.
Purchased by previous owner’s father
at Kaiser-Willys factory auction (Toledo OH)
Around 1960
(Kaiser bought Willys in 1953,
AMC bought Kaiser in 1970).
Price: $650
Information Email: jonharknes@yahoo.com


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1961 M-422 Mighty Mite Staples, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

This appears in reasonable shape.  I couldn’t say if the price is good or not. Learn more here.

“1961 military mighty might jeep for sale. All aluminum body, air cooled v4 engine, marine jeep used in Vietnam. Only 1500 built. Completely overhauled engine. has all original markings and numbers on it. New canvas seats.”


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1966 M-274 Moultrie, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It think it would have been easier and cheaper to buy a jeep than convert this into one??


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1949 Crosley Farm-O-Road Denver, Co $8000

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(05/05/2011) Josh spotted this unusual vehicle.  This doesn’t look like a Crosley.  It’s possible it is the ‘other’ prototype.  I’ve never seen another vehicle quite like this one, except for the bobcat prototype. I contacted the folks at Crosley for more info.

“1949 Crosley Farm-O-Road Jeep
Rebuilt 3 Speed Transmission
Good Motor, Extra Carburator
Fold down Window
Willing to work with you.
Mark 720-620-7350”


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1960 M-422A1 (Mighty Mite) Saluda, SC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“M422A1 Mighty Mite, I bought this little mite to restore but now have to sell it because my situation has changed. This little Mite runs well and does not smoke. The transmission shifts easily and has no problems. The drive line is smooth and quiet.  The body is strait and has no bondo or body filler. This would be an easy restore as most of the work is done already. Now for the bad, the brakes do not work ( need bleeding ), the windshield needs glass and the lights need to be checked. Also needs seat covers. I am unaware of any other items that is needed to make it a good driving piece of military history. There are not too many of these left.

From January 1960 to January 1963 American Motors Corporation (AMC) delivered about 4000 “Mighty Mites” to the United States Marine Corps for use in Vertical Envelopment Operations [i.e. airborne/ parachuting]. The 4×4 has a 4-speed manual transmission, is powered by an air-cooled aluminium V4 engine, and was designed to haul 850 pounds while pulling 1000 pounds in a trailer. With dimensions of 107″x60″, it has a 65″ wheelbase, and a fueled weight of 1750 pounds.”

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1957 DKW AutoUnion Munga Alpine, CA**SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

Needs engine.

“German Military, independent suspension all around, 3 cyclinder 2 stroke engine, solid, straight, rust free (must be the good German steel). Kids got to the glass, needs engine or re-power. Fits in full size pickup bed. Could be a lot of fun. First $1,500 takes it. Possible Delivery.”

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1960 Austin Gipsy Volcano, HI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a rare Austin Gipsy with left hand drive.  The seller provides some good information and history.

“At auction, at NO Reserve and with free shipping to Southern California, is our beautiful, 1960 Austin Gipsy. For those of you who are fans of older Jeeps, this vehicle may be a really pleasant alternative, and the sort of 4X4 you can enjoy and then sell later at no loss, as I’m taking the largest loss with this sale!

The Austin Gipsy was a competitor to Jeep, and most notably Land Rover, and Gipsy’s were built by the British Motor Corporation from 1958 to 1968. In 1968 the British Motor Corporation was involved with a merger with Leyland, and Leyland built Land Rovers. The Austin Gipsy fell victim to this corporate merger, but remains a respected competitor to early four wheel drive trucks and SUVs. All of the above 4X4 short wheel base vehicles were used in military applications, but this particular Austin Gipsy was built for the civilian market, and with rare Left Hand Drive.

We bought this truck beautifully restored, and had in mind shipping it to Colorado to use at our summer cabin. We have enjoyed the truck here in Hawaii, but in the end we really needed a small truck with the capability of a roof rack. I could not find a really good hardtop for the Gipsy that would support a roof rack, so we ended up with an other type of vehicle in Colorado. The Gipsy comes with a three ring binder that includes a photo documentation of the restoration, receipts, and an original Austin Gipsy Service Manual. It also comes with the functional hand crank, tire tool, and jack.

I’m  a serious collector of British vehicles, and this Austin Gipsy is a very nice example. I’m told it was built for an American serviceman stationed in Germany as his personal vehicle, so it’s a fairly rare left hand drive version of the Gipsy. The truck still has the German license plates, plus a vanity “GIPSY” plate from Hawaii that comes with the sale. The Gipsy appears to have been owned by people who obviously took relatively good care of the car, since it shows little evidence of rust. During the restoration, the floor panels at the foot wells were replaced, but aside from that I can find little evidence that this car was ever rusty. The relative lack of rust evidence is rare in this type of truck. I’ve included pictures of the undercarriage to show the excellent condition of the frame for a truck of this age.

For those unfamiliar with the Austin Gipsy, the truck has an Austin engine, 2199 cc, four cylinder, fuel thrifty and producing about 62 horsepower (made famous for reliability by the Austin A70). The unique suspension system is the patented “Flexitor” suspension, with independent trailing arm suspension on all four wheels. The Gipsy was designed as a rugged, cross-country machine. It has a steel rounded box-section chassis with a wheelbase of 90 inches. This Gipsy has a hinged tail gate, a trailer hitch, and the front bumper is equipped with two hitch balls for a tow bar adapter or other useful, off road purposes. Parts are readily available from a variety of sources, both here in the USA and overseas, as the British Motor Corporation built vehicles whose parts were often interchangeable.

The Austin engine starts first time every time for me, and can be easily started with the hand crank too (usually, the first rotation of the hand crank starts the vehicle). The engine does not smoke or use oil–it does have a few drips as is characteristic of most of these types of vehicles. It has a four speed gear box with reverse, and the transfer case allows the truck to either be in two wheel drive, neutral, or four wheel drive. The dash and gauges appear to be original, and I upgraded the windshield wiper arms with Rolls-Royce wiper arms. The windshield glasses are not scratched or delaminated. The Lucas wiper motors tend to be fickle, so that’s one item you may want to sort out for better reliability. The Hartz cloth top and plastic window material “Isinglass” are in excellent condition. The top and bow system comes off, and the windshield folds down on the bonnet, so you can drive the car completely open. With the top up as pictured, the truck has terrific visibility with the large, plastic windows fitted into the Hartz cloth top.

The tires on the ground are slightly taller and more aggressive than the standard Gipsy tire. The spare tire is more an original size, and can be mounted either externally on the back of the truck, or inside the truck on the bulkhead. There are four, nifty storage compartments built into the wheel well inner fenders, and the compartments under the seats access the gas tank on the driver’s side, and the battery on the passenger’s side. I’m particular about brakes, so the truck has all new brake cylinders installed in preparation for this sale.

According to records that come with the vehicle, this Gipsy was restored in Salt Lake City in 2006. The Gipsy comes with a photo history of the restoration, receipts, time sheets, and an original Austin Gipsy Service Manual. It won a “People’s Choice” award at a California Car Show in 2009, but please buy this car as a driver, and not a show car. It is really lovely, wonderful example of a well kept, nicely restored “orphan” marque, but it’s not a Pebble Beach quality car. I do own some #1 blue chip cars, and I would characterize this car as a solid driver, dependable with nothing to be ashamed of and a very good example of a marque that most people have never seen before. The odometer shows 9835 miles, but I know these can’t be actual miles, and suspect the real mileage is higher (perhaps the odometer was reset at the time of restoration, I really don’t know). Interestingly, the Safety Check Station in Hawaii determines actual miles versus a mileage category they call “Miles In Excess of Mechanical Limits”, and in the case of this Austin Gipsy the Safety Check Station, as reflected on the clear, Hawaii title, determined the 9835 actual miles to be correct for the purposes of mileage shown on the title. This will be the official mileage shown on the title when you transfer the truck at your DMV. Again, just be aware that I’ve never heard of such a complete restoration done on a truck with less than 10,000 miles, so the actual mileage is very likely higher, although the presentation of the truck would make a low mileage vehicle possible, consistent with normal patina and age.

The truck is being sold “as is, where is” and I invite anyone serious about the vehicle to come see and drive the vehicle. You are also welcome to hire your own mechanic to inspect the car for you prior to bidding. The truck is being sold at “No Reserve” at a value that represents far less than my investment in the vehicle. The truck is for sale through other venues, so I may end the auction early. Bottom line is I will entertain offers, but you must contact me through the eBay system or call me during the time the car is being offered on eBay. Your eBay bid represents a commitment to purchase the vehicle if you are the winning bid, so please bid as a serious buyer.

I have a favorite collector car shipping company for ocean shipping, and that firm is Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines (www.pashahawaii.com). If you are the winner of this auction, I will ship the Gipsy to either San Diego or Covina, California, at no charge to the buyer. This represents almost an $1100 savings to the buyer. Pasha lets me drive my vehicles on to their ship, the Jean Anne, and this will assure the Gipsy is safe and secure when it leaves the Port of Hilo, Hawaii. The next sailing date for Pasha from Hilo to San Diego is June 9, and I will book the Gipsy on this sailing as soon as I receive payment in full. If you need some storage time to ship the car at a later date, I’ll store the Gipsy in my collector car garage for free, and I’ll maintain my insurance on the car until it gets to California and in your possession or with your truck/trailer shipper. I can also ship the car safely from Hilo to either Oakland, California, or Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, in an enclosed container on Horizon Lines (www.horizonlines.com). Write me if you would like the car shipped on Horizon Lines, because I can arrange the Gipsy to leave Hilo and arrive at your mainland destination without ever leaving its original container if I have time to work on such arrangements with Horizon Lines. There may be extra charges to ship on Horizon Lines, so please write or call me if you want the Gipsy to go to Seattle/Tacoma, WA, or Oakland, CA.

Payment must be made by bank wire transfer (with the exception of the PayPal good faith deposit), and I will supply you with my bank wire transfer instructions at the time of sale. The Gipsy has a clear title, and I can also supply a Bill of Sale, if required. It will also come to you with a current State of Hawaii Safety Inspection, and current Hawaii Registration, along with the Hawaii “GIPSY” vanity license plates. I can FAX you copies of the title or other significant documents, at your request”

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1963 Hotchkiss New York eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

Hotchkiss’ don’t pop up for sale here in the U.S. too often.  You can learn more about them on Andy’s M201 website.

“Although I’ve owned many jeeps this was my first and only Hotchkiss so I am not an expert.  A few other projects force me to sell this baby.  What is unbelievable bout this jeep is its condition for an unrestored jeep.  It is very solid.  As for the drive train it is all in excellent condition.  The jeep is now riding on four combat wheels and a spare combat wheel (I think combat wheels look better than original hotchkiss wheels).  The engine bay is very complete and correct.  This is one of those jeeps you can enjoy for many years.  During its life it has been registered and titled as an MB but from my research it is a hotchkiss which you don’t see too many of.  According to the tag on the motor is say that DATE DE RECEPTION IS 2/10/63, I don’t know if that is considered to be delivery date or not but I am determining the jeep to be a 63 based on that information, if I’m incorrect feel free to email me.  This jeep looks even better in person so come see it if you can.  For the buy it now price I have a tandem tow bar as well as a T1 compressor that I will include.  I would recommend keeping it in this condition and never restore it.  I would drive this jeep anywhere in the US from California to New York, that is how good this baby runs.  I am not a mechanic so, in an effort to keep everybody happy I recommend that all interested parties come see and inspect the jeep before bidding.  I will consider MA, GPA or Bantam parts and manuals as partial trade towards the jeep.  Good luck and happy bidding.  For last minute questions feel free to contact me at colshlby65@aol.com or 702-768-9972.”

View all the info on eBay

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The Unstoppale Ural 4230 Off-Road Truck

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, videos

According to this link, here are some crazy Russian drivers tackling rivers using Ural 4230 trucks.

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2 Dodge Command Cars Parlin, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

I always thought a Dodge Command Car would be a fun vehicle to own. I know nothing about them and they are probably as practical as Austin Champs, but they seem like they’d be fun projects.

“Offered for sale is a pair of WWII era dodge command cars…… I really do not know much about these things so I got a quick lesson and valuation from a local dodge guru…..

I am told both rigs are 1/2 ton 1941 wc-6’s.

The first rig is fairly complete with decent sheet metal and a frame with factory winch extensions on it. The motor turns over and most of the extraneous parts (fenders, windshield, winch, headlight buckets, etc.) are in the back of the bed. It has the original front seat frame. The dash on this truck has square gauge cutouts (the dodge guy told me this is an early dash but I cannot confirm that) and the data tag on the dash is intact.

The second rig is a rolling chassis (non-winch type) with a transfer case in it. This was intended as a donor rig for the first truck and the body is separated into panel sections and stacked on the frame.
The dash on this rig has round gauge cutouts.

These originally belonged to an older gentleman who had begun work on the first rig using the second as a donor. He passed several years ago and they sat until I ended up with them…..

There are no titles for these rigs — they will come with a notarized bill of sale only………

If anyone has any questions or would like to come look at them in person, please email me………The vehicles are located in Parlin, NJ……..

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1950 Swamp Buggy Vero, Fl **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

“the buggy you are looking at is a 1950 jeep willys platform buggy. 3 speed 4X4 working headlights, and winch. comfortably seats up to 6 people. Working lock in warn hubs. working breaks. new fluid in front and rear end, transmission and transfercase. THIS BUGGY IS READY TO GO AND NEEDS NOTHING. please feel free to call or text with any questions.”

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1963 Austin Champ Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(03/03/2011) This is the nicest Champ I’ve ever seen.

“UP4AUCTION hosted by Discover Classic Cars is very pleased to offer you this 1963 AUSTIN CHAMP JEEP! This a rather rare vehicle, these were the civilian versions of the British combat vehicles. This has 12,130 ACTUAL miles and will definitely cause heads to turn wherever you show up in it. This is not a daily driver and is not built for highway driving. Normal speed is roughly 30mph and its maximum speed is 60mph at 3,700rpm.  This Champ will also ford to a depth of 1 foot 6 inches.

The temperature gauge is in-op presently, Red main indicator light is burned out and the hand brake is in need of an adjustment.

Finished in Maroon with Blue fenders, the exterior of this Austin shows well. There are a few blemishes in the paint, please view the photographs below or call us for additional details. The White vinyl removable soft top and doors are in very good condition. The Maroon vinyl seats are in good condition, there is minor wear present and a tear on the inside of the passenger seat.  The carpeting also shows minor wear just so you’re aware. Please view all of the photographs below or call us for details….”

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The British Jago Geep (now Sandero) Kit

Pronounced “Jay-Go”, the Jago Geep was brought to my attention by Robert, who had never seen one either.  So, I warmed up my googler this weekend to learn more about them.

According to this Sandero website, British Business Partners Geoff Jago and Richard Park launched the Jago Geep Kit car in 1971, making it one of the first kit cars in the UK.  In the same way a dune buggy kit was sold in the US to be placed atop a VW Chassis, the Jago Geep Kit was initially intended to be place onto a Ford Anglia 105E and then later atop the Ford Escort MK1. There were five general variants of the Geep kit produced, but because they are all kits, it is doubtful that any are exactly alike once assembled and individual builder details were added.

In the 1980s, due to illness, Park sold the remainder of the company to Jago.  In 1985, 25 specially manufactured kits were produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Geep.  Sometime in the 1990s, the company changed from the Geep model to the Sandero model, but I haven’t learned why.  Most recently, and in the post below, a Series II Land Rover was used as the chassis.  You can learn more at the Jago Owners Club.

From the 1984 through 1990 Jago produced a kit car called the Samuri, a four seat utility vehicle designed to fit atop the Ford Escort.

Here’s the nicest looking Jago Geep I’ve seen (so far):

Here’s a Jago Kit used as a drag jeep:


See Dave’s Kit Car Here:

Here’s an image of the Jago Samuri:

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Jago Geep with Series II Land Rover Chassis eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

Bidding has ended on this UK-based Geep has ended, but I thought it was worth posting anyway.

“I took this vehicle to Stoneliegh National Custom Kit Car show after it was first built and it was a show stopper. According to the Jago Owners club this was the first Jago Jeep built on Landrover ( Series II Lightweight ) Since then there have been others built.

Full weather gear Doors and Roof etc
Roll Cage

17Inch Modular Wheels with Good Year Eagle Tyres ( Road Legal ) Including a spare wheel and carrier.

80 x 80 and 80 x 40 Steel box section chassis custom built to accept Series II Light Weight Landrover axles and LT77 5 speed Gearboxes
Power Unit is a 2.0 Litre Frieght Rover Turbo Deisel Engine. ( requires cylinder head gasket )

Vauxhall Astra Bucket Seats with Harnesses
Folding Roll Cage bar with 4 x Spotlights
Overhead mounted 6 CD Audio Unit.
CB Radio, needs aerial and mic

Front Interior is Aluminium Chequer Plate ( Dash Gearbox Cover and Floor ) Shines when cleaned up.
Rear is Carpet

Summer is coming and this is a vehicle that attracts a lot of attention both on and off road. It requires a good clean and some TLC. I have run the vehicle since it was an original Jago Jeep based on and old Ford Escort. The time and effort that went into building the vehicle to accept and Jago Body and Land Rover running gear warrants the price. It is on Spring Leaf suspension to make it look more “Jeep” authentic.

10 Bolts hold the body to the chassis for access to the engine. If you buy this vehicle and want a really unique and jawdropping Jeep I would strip and rebuild the engine and complete the Aluminium chequer plating throughout. It would be a show stopper again. Personally I would have the chassis paintwork sandblasted off and have it galvanised. The chassis is solid without rust and has side steps, rear and front steps.

Now the vehicle is on Land Rover tons of new and used spares can be purchased from “The Paddock” at Derbyshire.

I just sold the spare prototype chassis alone for this vehicle for £1500.00 so your getting the FULL vehicle.”

View all the info here

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Scouts and Wagons Stanly County, NC

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Willys Wagons

Maybe there’s something here for someone.

1976 and 1973 Scout for sale

Both have good 345’s. One has a 3-speed, the other has an automatic. Both have dana 44’s. Both are projects but were on the road several years ago. Both have removable hard tops and clear titles. Asking $1000 each or will sell together for $1800.

1949 and 1959 Willys overlander wagons

The 1949 has a good 292 v8 with a t-98 four speed transmission with a granny low gear. It comes with a dana 18 transfer case. Has a dana 25 axle up front with a dana 44 in the rear. Most of the hard work has been done, but there are things that need finishing. It has a lot of parts included, such as a power steering assembly, power brake set up, after market wheels, and much more. It has an extremely soild body with hardly any rust. Most of the orginal paint has been stripped down to start the body work. Asking $1400

The 1959 comes with a lot of new replacement parts from willys of America. It has no engine. But does have a t90 transmission, dana 18 transfer case, dana 25 axle up front, and a dana 44 in the rear. It is taken completely apart, but all of the body parts are included with the sale. Asking $700

I have way to many projects and need the room, that’s why they are all for sale. Will sell both wagons together for $1800. Will sell everything together as a package, 2 scouts and 2 willys wagons, for $3200.

These would be great rock crawler, off road, or mud trucks. Everything you will need is there. My plans were to use the scout running gear in the Willys wagons, but I have to many other projects going on. All prices are negotiable.”