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Topeka Mower Belleville, OH $4000

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Several folks shared this ad. This looks in very good shape.


“Mower and wood splitter with hoist works great for ditches and banks made by Willy’s Jeep”

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Model 90 Empire Tractor Versailles, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

This is the later model of Empire Tractor. Learn more about these here.

“For Sale: Rare 1948 Empire tractor. Serial # 6413. Restored. It has a Willys- 4 cyl CJ-2A engine with 134.6 cu in. horsepower is 40 at belt and 25 at drawbar. Transmission Warner Gear T-90, 3 sp forward, 1 reverse. This is 1/2 tractor and 1/2 jeep. Very”


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Centaur Antique Farm Tractor Century, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

Doug spotted this tractor with a Monroe 3 Point Hitch. Could be a good price given that.

“1948 ? Centaur AG tractor , has good running 4 cyl. Leroi engine , Monroe 3 pt. hitch and good rubber, cast iron dash and grill with factory manuels , built in Greenwich Ohio, may be able to deliver in northern states.”

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Wally Cohn — Jeep King?

UPDATE 3: I’m taking Wednesday (03/06/2019) off of posts to write an article, so here’s an oldie, but a goodie.

UPDATE 2: Daniel Strohl over at Hemmings provided a solid background update about Wally Cohn.

“Born in 1924 in Germany, his father and stepmother sent him to the Chicago area in 1937 both to live with family and to escape the increasingly anti-Semitic mood in Germany. After Kristallnacht, his older brother Herman, his father Siegfried, and his stepmother joined him in Chicago. Walter flew 30 missions for the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bombardier during the war, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bronze Star and rising at least to the rank of Sergeant. After the war, he served as a member of the chief justice’s staff during the war crimes trials in Nuremberg, then returned to the United States and founded W&W Foreign Auto Parts in Blue Island, Illinois.”

UPDATE:  A reader named Clint just determined what type of vehicle Wally was using — A 1936-1940 Opel Olympia.  Here are two links to images:  Link 1 & Link 2. Thanks Clint!

ORIGINAL POST published in 2010:  I ran across the images shown below and others.  I didn’t think much of them until I looked more closely.  It appears the builder, who I assume is Wally Cohn, has merged a 1936-1940 Opel Olympia with a MB to create, arguably, the first Jeepster-like vehicle, except it is four wheel drive. The ‘Wally’ appears to use the entire jeep drive train.  If you look in back, you’ll even see this car can tow a trailer!

Who is Wally Cohn? I have no idea. I can’t seem to find anything about him, other than his name was Wally Cohn and he was nicknamed the Jeep King by photographer Walter Sanders.

Photographer Walter (Wally) Sanders worked for Life Magazine from 1944 to 1961. After growing up and leaving Germany for the US in 1937, he returned in early 1946 and lived the rest of his life in Europe, mostly in Munich. You can learn more about his biography here.

Because Walter was in Europe during December of 1946, and because these photos were snapped during that month, and because of Wally’s uniform (which Bob noted is an Army Airforce Uniform), I have concluded that Wally Cohn was a member of the armed services trying to merge cars and jeeps into a Wally vehicle of some kind (note the name Wally is displayed prominently on the dash in one of the pics).

This would be a great collector’s item — and a cool jeep too!

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1968 M-274 New Port Richey, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.


“USMC # 330627
This piece of Vietnam War History is in very good condition. The engine starts easy and runs very well and has a new starter less than a month old. The drive train is in equally good condition and is four wheel drive. A gun mount is included in the sale as well as various spare parts.

JMT AUTO 6732 US 19 N, New Port Richey 8-5 M-F or by appointment on weekends or evenings. Will trade for nice center console boat.
1968 M274 A5 Military Mule
• Fussy owner, very collectible
• Delivery date 6/1968
• 970 lbs
• Original Hercules horizontal 2 cylinder engine.
• Always kept in shed and covered
• Very good, original condition
• NO aftermarket parts
• Bought from GSA in 1988
• Reason for selling – I have two but only need one.”

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1965 M-274 Mule St. Louis, MO $7000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2018) Tires look worn, but still appears worth a look.


“1965 military mule built by willys 2 cylinder continental gas engine 4×4 front & rear steer electric start runs & drives good”


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Homemade Loader Sturgeon Bay, WI $1000

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Seller notes this is built on some jeep drive train. It makes me wonder if it was a Topeka Mower chassis?

“I have a homemade loader, has 3cylinder Diesel engine. Rear steer, not sure of make of engine. Needs to have brakes hooked up. Runs and moves fine. I believe that the drive train under it is from a Willy’s Jeep. Has high and low range. I don’t know what the lifting capacity is or the total weight of the machine. I had it on my 6×12 foot single axle trailer without any problems.”



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1990 Umm Alter II Denver, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $28,900.

James spotted this oddity.

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“Worldwide Vintage Autos is pleased to present this 1990 UMM Alter II. Very rare extreme / off road civilian 4×4. Estimated 1 of 3 in USA. Similar to the Land Rover Defender, Mercedes Unimog, AM General Hummer, Toyota Land Cruiser, etc. VIN 11G1L00032304

UMMis a Portuguese metal works factory and ex-automobile manufacturer based in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in 1977 with the purpose of manufacturing four-wheel drive vehicles for agricultural, industrial and utility applications. The UMM 4×4 design is derived from a prototype created by the French engineering firm called SIMI. SIMI had produced the Cournil, a rugged two seater boxy looking Landrover type of vehicle made with Hotchkiss-JEEP parts with Ferguson Diesel tractor allwheel driven mechanicals itself was originally designed and built by mechanical engineer Bernard Cournil. A civilian model was called the SIMI Entrepreneur 4X4. The Cournil Entrepreneur’s building rights were acquired in the 1970s by the Portuguese company União Metalo-Mecânica, part of the Mocar group and were renamed as UMM.

They became known for their durability, especially when in the Paris-Dakar rally the team was able to finish with all the cars that started. Many UMMs are still in use by utilities in Spain, Portugal, Cape Verde (in use by the national army) and France and also by the “Guarda Nacional Republicana” (Portuguese Gendarmerie), fire service and military, although the majority of their customers were private individuals.”

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1980 MItsubishi Christiansburg, VA $11,941

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Blaine shared this one. This seller imports Japanese right hand vehicles. No description provided.



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Unusual Jeep Project Defiance, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Looks fun.

“A great project vehicle. Body is in very good shape. Motor is all there but will need gone through. Let me know if you have any questions”

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1982 CJ-8 Scrambler Rapid City, SD $20,000

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This looks like a well done rebuild.


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“1982 Jeep Scrambler rebuild. Chevy Vortec 5.7. Turbo 400 Auto. BeCool aluminum radiator. Currie 9 inch front and rear with ARB air lockers. Four wheel power disc brakes. 38 gallon aluminum fuel tank. Dual Optima batteries with battery isolator. Full fiberglass body. In cab roll cage and stock roll bar all tied to frame. Superwinch 9000 winch. Dana 300 Transfer Case with twin stick shifter. Corbeau Seats tied to roll cage. Very few parts remain from original jeep. Frame, transfer case, gauges etc. Comes with 1966 M416 jeep trailer.”

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2018? Landi? India $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Advertised in Langley, BC, Canada, the is actually in India.

This looks a bit different.



“2018 landi jeep for sale
4Wheel Drive Power Stering Power Brake power clutch Ac non Ac jeep Mahindra
Black leather seats
Right hand steering
Chrome rims
Open roof”

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1972 Wagoneer Cortez, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

It’s supposed to run and drive. “Last of Willys MA Jeep”??


“The 1972 Jeep wagoneer is the last year that willys MA Jeep. This vehicle has a V8 motor, power steering, new radiator, new brakes , new tires, new muffler, new shocks, leaf Springs have been re-arched, and the rear window rolls down by a crank. She is rough to look at, but is fun in the mud!!!’

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1983 CJ-8 Scrambler Conifer, CO $6300

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

The rear bed has been shortened. There is a title “situation”. Still, it looks like an interesting project.



“1983 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler project. Great overall condition. Factory hardtop, bulkhead and doors are in excellent condition, too. With little work this would make a killer rig.

Tub and rear frame have been professionally Bobbed (shortened) which leaves the factory wheelbase intact, but reduces the rear overhang and improves departure angle dramatically…ideal for rock crawling. Looks awesome!

Poison Spider rock crawler armor all around – rear corners, rockers with rock sliders, and front fenders. Body is in excellent shape. Paint could use some attention.
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1959 Topeka Mower & CJ-5 Jefferson City, MT $8500

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I think the price includes both the CJ-5 and the Topeka Mower.


“Both jeeps run great the plow is a 1953 Topeka hi way mower one of the last few of its kind. Both engines are fresh on the jeeps FOR SALE OR TRADE”

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1950 Ford/Jeep Wrangler Project Hartsville, SC $6000

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Is the chassis jeep?


“1950 ford/jeep wrangler running gear 4×4 project runs and drives tittle, lots of new stuff 6000”

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1983 CJ-8 Scrambler Clear Lake, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

Hard to find these in this price range. It does have rust and may need a clutch.

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“Clutch not engaging after yesterday, Plowed excellent all day, I assume it needs a new clutch. Needs to be towed

Very original/stock cj8 with rare 4cyl, all parts are excellent including top, interior, ect… just has a rotted body of course….. fenders, windshield frame, hood and frame very good. Drive as is for now and restore later with new tub ($2300 in primer)

Ran and drove great and everything works as it should except heater fan. Plow works excellent with recent overhaul of parts/fluid. Great acreage vehicle or restore project. New radiator and brake line.

I have done auto body for over 30 years and understand how rare these are and much more rare to find unmolested! Easy resto or driver…

Not ambitious about selling, so cash with no offers or texts!!!”


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2 Nissan Patrols Butte, MT $2800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

One runs, the other is a parts vehicle.


“One is complete 1967 but needs new oil pump, still starts. It has all new brakes and fluids. It ran great prior to oil pump going out. Back corners are rusted out but the other parts body has all you need to make a great rig. These are some of the rarest 4×4 in the USA. Only serious offers please, I know what I have”

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1986 Jeep/Truckster Project Woodburn, OR $6000

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Marty shared this unusual project. Looks like it could look pretty neat when finished.


“This is a well started project, with the main body altered into a pick up cab. Lots of new panels and fab work.
There is a used Buick V6 in the chassis along with a rebuilt trans( 350 turbo w/ truck internals) rebuilt Dana 300 transfercase. Chassis has used front and rear ends mounted on all new custom springs.
Along with this comes a rebuilt Buick V6 long block and completely rebuilt Wagoneer front and rear.
There are three pallets of parts. ( new and used) to many to list.
The body is now in gray primer and there is a heavier Wagoneer chassis that comes with.”

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1953 Power Wagon Bus Oconomowoc, WI $12,000

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UPDATE: Filing this under “it’s a small world”, Merlin posted a different Power Wagon Bus from Barnfinds yesterday.

Roger spotted this unusual power wagon on Facebook. I’m a fan.


“1953 power wagon school bus. Pm if interested for more info.”

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1982 Mitsubishi J-59 Blue Ridge, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $8000.

Matt’s friend is selling this RHD J-59. Appears solid with no obvious rust.

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“1982 Mitsubishi Jeep J59
2.0 Litre Astron Gasoline Engine
Runs and Drives Fantastic!!
Original J59
Weber Carb
New Clutch
Like new Buckshot Mudder II tires

Absolutely UNBREAKABLE vehicles. Absolute blast to drive, 25+ mpg.
Jeep runs drives as new.

ALSO included is the Original Roll Bar and Bestop soft top
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1978 Viasa CJ-6 Norfolk, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

(11/15/2018) Not many of these in the states.

“I’m thinking of selling my 1978 Jeep Viasa CJ6. Its a Spanish made CJ6 by visa with a SOFIM 74hp Diesel engine in it. I purchased it over in Italy and brought it back. Been slowly Jeep-a-sizing it but I’ve got 2 teenagers now and would like to see it go to a good Jeeper. No tire kickers please. If there is another version of this Viasa Jeep in the US I’d be surprised, pretty cool ride.”


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1969 J3000 Gladiator Tappan, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Travis shared this truck with a vintage service station look.

View all the information on eBay

A;sp seem on Barn Finds: https://barnfinds.com/service-station-survivor-1969-jeep-gladiator-j3000/#XtSFfpR5udlT2UXF.99


“Featuring the branding of the service shop that operated in, the seller notes that it was parked indoors every night up until 10 years ago. The body and frame are said to be remarkably intact despite also being a plow truck, and the seller has removed the plow attachment and related components. It has been repainted at least once, but the original service station graphics were preserved when the repaint commenced.”


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1964 “Thriftside” Gladiator Santa Barbara, CA $13,500

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It sounds like a unique vehicle; I don’t know much about the history of these.



“This is one rare and special 4×4. This early production Gladiator is still tagged as a “Willys” not “Kaiser”. It also is equipped with the coveted “Thriftside” bed and small rear window. It is titled as a ’64 but believed to be a ’63 model.

The truck was part of the California AAA Auto Club fleet. It was not used as a tow truck, but as a service vehicle when someone needed some gas, a jump start, or a push. I was told that these AAA Jeeps were used to pull the Rose Parade floats.
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1968 M-274A5 Mule Jacksonville, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Looks in good shape.


“1968 Model M274 A5 Mule
USMC # 330627
This piece of Vietnam War History is in very good condition. The engine starts easy and runs very well and has a new starter less than a month old. The drive train is in equally good condition and is four wheel drive. A gun mount is included in the sale as well as various spare parts. $14,000 Call Phil @ show contact info or come see it at
JMT AUTO 6732 US 19 N, New Port Richey 8-5 M-F or by appointment on weekends or evenings.
1968 M274 A5 Military Mule
• Fussy owner, very collectible
• Delivery date 6/1968
• 970 lbs
• Original Hercules horizontal 2 cylinder engine.
• Always kept inside and covered
• Very good, original condition
• NO aftermarket parts
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