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CJ-2A Al-Toy on eBay ($50)

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This buy-it-now CJ-2A Al-toy isn’t perfect and has some funky tires, but looks like a good price.

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“1 PIECE CAST METAL JEEP AND UNBRANDED. VERY HEAVY. ITS AWESOME. HAS METAL STEERING WHEEL AND COLUME. Has custom ERTL wheels and tires. Look closely at pictures because this is the item you will get.”

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1960? Structo Fire Chief Toy Mt. Pleasant, TX $180

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This looks in decent shape, though the steering wheel looks twisted.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713751210311181

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“Vintage 1960 Structo ride on fire chief Willys model Jeep. This is a large and heavy steel ride on toy that measures approximately 25 3/4″ long, 10″ wide and is 1 ft tall. It is missing the siren and has minor expected play wear. Looks great and all other features work. Wheels roll smooth, large storing compartment in rear, steering is smooth and it displays very”

 
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Gevarm Frence Jeep Model on eBay

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Roger Martin shared this French jeep with a Gevarm mark on its underside. I haven’t seen another one of these. Given the box shows the jeep 1) in olive drab, 2) with a trailer, and 3) with armaments, I am wondering if this jeep should have those extras and be painted olive drab?

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“A STUNNING FJ FRANCE JOUETS MADE IN FRANCE DIECAST METAL WILLYS JEEP IN FIRE DEPT. LIVERY – “POMPIERS”.

VERY RARE IN MINT CONDITION IN GOOD ORIGINAL BOX – JUST BEAUTIFUL –

FROM THE 1960’S – EXTREMELY RARE – TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE IN THE WORLD LIKE THIS!”

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CJ-2A Al-Toy Elletsville, IN $85

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UPDATE: Price has dropped to $85.

Thanks to Tom for spotting this. Asking price is $150, but it lacks a steering wheel and is a little rough. This is the tow-seat version. It has a casting number of 8.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1314095036020439

“Very rare antique 1946 metal toy Willys CJ 2A Jeep. All wheels move freely when rolled and have no cracks, color is light tan, hood opens, windshield folds down, IS missing the steering wheel. Have found the exact same one on a antique toy website for $275 (pics 7-10). My asking price is very fair, so please no lowball offers. Reasonable offers considered.”

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Marx Jeep Mooresville, NC $25

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This imperfect Marx toy seems a good price. Thanks to Tom for sharing. I haven’t seen a steering “box” on a Marx; I suspect it has been added.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/724259005700592

“Antique Willy’s Jeep toy from 1940-1950. Front hood opens and windshield lowers. Listed below market value. Very well loved toy looking for new owner.”

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Marx Metal Jeep Las Vegas, NV $45

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Mike spotted this Marx toy. Looks good for the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/802588070807498

“Great condition for the age. Some minor rust as seen in pics. See the pictures for more details. Similar items selling on eBay for $70 and more.”

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Pedal Jeep LIma, OH No Price

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Roger Martin shared this pedal jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/9067741769906416

“Nice for its age”

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Tonka and Other Jeep Toys Vancouver, WA

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This seller has a variety of toys on Craigslist.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/for/7557720499.html

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“Old early 60s-70s Mid Size, Tonka Jeep rigs, ALL in awesome shape ,
* Tonka AMPHIBIOUS 6 Wheel ATV Rover 1970s Green Metal 7” RARE Vintage $40
* Tonka Star Army Jeep 6 Inches Pressed Steel $40
* Tonka Yellow Dune Buggy 7”, perfect shape rare to find, $25
* Tonka 60s yellow Jeep Wagoneer, great shape $55
* Rare Vintage Pressed Steel 1960’s Tonka Jeep Truck Camper Pink RV. $90 obo
OR,,, 1960’s Tonka Jeep Truck Camper RED RV. $100 obo
* Vintage 1960s Tonka White Jeep Truck Tow Wrecker Steel Truck $80
* Vintage 60s Tonka Red Jeep Fire Truck, great shape 2 ladders $65
* Tonka Jeep Cement dumping mixer, $65
* Tonka Lunch box, rare $20
Call, email, text show contact info

These are very Special and Nice collector’s items and looking for a new garage or home.
Please look at my other items we are listing in this collection lots of Tonka Toys,
all old giant size, medium, small,… time to sell collection
A great collection of old Buddy L, Tonka, historic collector cars, diecast, trucks, rigs, beer taps signs and more do”

 
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Hobby Lobby Toy Jeep

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John let me know that there is another Hobby Lobby toy jeep. Made of metal, it is 10.5″ long, about 4″ wide and long, which is a pretty good size, and currently half price at $12.99. The grille is a little different, probably to avoid trademark issues. It is reminiscent of the Italian Campagnola: http://www.ewillys.com/tag/campagnola/

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decor-Pillows/Accent-Pieces/Military-Jeep/p/80987819

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Wood Jeep and Trailer

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Andy shared this wood jeep and trailer he spotted on eBay. I liked the folk-art aspect and the size of it, so bought it. I’m sure it is a one-off creation of someones. Unfortunately, there are no markings.

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Custom Pull Jeepish Toy Troy, OH $400

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Roger Martin spotted this custom pull toy, though the build was also planning to add a cooler to it. Maybe someone else has a vision for it?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3383456678532607

“Custom made pull wagon. Holds two kids. Hood opens. Was planning to install a cooler in it. $400 obo No trades”

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Marx Steel Pressed Toy Jeep St. Louis, MO $50

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G. Binks shared this toy jeep that badly needs a restoration.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tag/d/saint-louis-vintage-1950s-marx-pressed/7552990677.html

“Vintage 1950s Marx Pressed Steel Willys Jeep 11″ L.”

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Green Plastic CJ-2A Jeep Toy

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UPDATE: Thanks to readers for the additional info. The tires are original and it is a Marx Fix-All, a jeep that included the tools shown.

I won this green CJ-2A toy jeep on eBay a couple weeks ago. Other than the tires, which are marked “Marx”, there is no identifying brand. However, it isn’t clear to me that the tires are original (especially given that a couple different nuts hold the tires to the jeep).

The jeep has lots of details. On the underside, there are body mounts, a PTO, a crossmember, a transfercase brake and other identifiable objects. The engine seems about the right size. The windshield looks CJ-2Aish. It’s got a relatively accurate grille and front weight. The spare tire location is fairly accurate.

Curiously, the dash has a glove box and there are six spark plug wires on the otherwise L-head-looking engine. The fact that the toy is “stamped” JEEP in ways that remind me of a CJ-2 is also puzzling.

The plastic quality isn’t the best, which means it does have some broken parts. In addition, the soft top is missing it’s roof. So, not a perfect specimen. Can anyone identify this toy’s manufacturer?

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The tires have “Marx” on them, but it’s not clear to me they are original. Certainly, the some of the nuts holding the tires to the jeep aren’t original.

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The grille, lights, and windshield give it a pretty accurate jeep look. The JEEP stamped on the hood and windshield give it a CJ-2 feel.

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I would say the green jeep is about half the size of an Ogelsby jeep, but in several ways has more accurate details.

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Al-Toy Truck on eBay **SOLD**

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This Al-Toy truck sold on eBay yesterday for $565.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/374244008832

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More Jeep ‘Toys’

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Joe-in-Mesa and his wife Jan like to explore antique stores while exploring towns throughout Arizona. Every once in a while I get a call or text from Joe telling me he found a good deal on a model jeep, which usually ends up costing me money, lol. Thanks for being on the hunt Joe!

This time he spotted three models at the same shop. The Ogelsby was in particularly good condition, so I couldn’t pass that one up. The pink Surrey was another good price. Finally, the Tonka Jeepster Convertible was one I didn’t have, so I told him to throw that in as well.

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Nellybelle Pedal Jeep Fishers, IN $850

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Roger Martin spotted this original-condition Nellybelle Roy Rogers pedal jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/rare-nellybelle-roy-rogers-pedal-car/4865265890240613

“1950’s pedal car Nellybelle from Roy Rogers TV show. Bought new tires but not installed. I was debating on restoring but decided to leave as is. Shows value from 2015 auction (not this jeep.) Windshield folds down. Mecum is selling one in September.”

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2 Structo Toy Jeeps Middletown, CT $90/each

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/20/2022) Bill shared these two structo kids’ toys for sale.

  1. Red Structo Jeep:
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  2. Structo Toy Jeep “Doodle Bug“:
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Pedal Jeeps via Mecum Auction in September

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Ed shared the news that there will be some pedal jeeps auctioned by Mecum this September. They are a part of the ELMER’S AUTO & TOY MUSEUM COLLECTION 2022 auction September 14-17 in Fountain City, Wisconsin. I’ve never been, but the pics make it looks like an interesting place. Unfortunately, 2022 is the last year for the museum. Learn more about the museum here.

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Wooden Toy Jeep … eBay Find

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I couldn’t resist this curious, wooden representation of a jeep. It has some damage, which kind of adds to the oddness. It is about 10″ long, so it’s a good size.

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Marx Jeep & Trailer Boise, ID $115

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Blaine shared this jeep/trailer from Marx.

https://boise.craigslist.org/atq/d/boise-vintage-willys-jeep-and-trailor/7470495346.html

“Nice Willy’s Jeep and trailer. Well looked after toy. Trailer is missing it’s tailgate. Everything else is there”

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Toy Jeep Redwood City, CA $15

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It’s a good-sized model for the price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/clt/d/redwood-city-us-army-jeep/7464452477.html

“Vintage toy army jeep. 7″ x 4″”

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Newest Authenticast Surrey DJ-3A

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eBay has been a bit frustrating lately as there has been a dearth of interesting vintage jeep items to purchase (especially interesting brochures). However, I did spot this Authenticast jeep for sale. The front bumper is broken (which seems the norm), but I do have the broken piece, so I will try to put it back together. Importantly, the straps, fringe and spare tire are all there (these are the three things most often missing).

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Tootsie Jeep and Trailer in Package Bend, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $50.

Blaine shared this one. It’s not cheap, but it is in its package (with the actual price cutoff for some reason.

“Vintage Tootsietoy Die-cast Turnpike Collector Series. Green Jeep w/trailer.”

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Ringling Bros. Circus Jeep **SOLD**

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I tried to win this unusual Ringling Brothers circus jeep (here are a couple real-life examples of a Ringling circus jeep and Charlton Heston in one here), but I was out bid (it went for $31.99 and I bid $31). This has some nice details on it as you can see in the pics.

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My “New” Marx Pressed Tin Service Truck

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Thanks to Joe in Mesa for spotting this truck at an antique store for only $50. Usually these are pretty high priced (none on bay right now), so I was happy he found this in reasonable condition. It lacks the tow package and headlights, but I’ll take it none-the-less.

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