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My ‘New” Olgesby Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Thanks to Joe-in-Mesa for spotting, then buying/mailing me this great find out of an antique shop. He snagged it for $35. I’m happy with that price. It needs one of the windshield support arms fixed and some repainting, but otherwise it is in good shape.

After doing some research on eBay, I’ve discovered this one is a little different than the ones listed there or on the CJ-3B page. Those all seem to have a central hole in the back that’s used for pulling a trailer (see examples at the bottom of the post). Instead of a hole, this one has two slots (I found one other with two slots).

Here are some pics. 
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Structo Ride On Jeep Romeoville, IL $120


Looks like it’s been fixed up.

“From 1950s Structo Willy’s Jeep Large Ride on toy (Not pedal) made of pressed steel.26 inch Long x 10 inch wide x 12 inch Tall.. Price is firm.. Nice display piece!!!”


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Jeep & Searchlight Trailer Mukilteo, WA $15


Not perfect, but a good price. I would have snagged this, but we HAD to get back home.

“This dates to the early 1960’s. The trailer originally had a search light but it is missing.”


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Toy Truck Oshkosh, WI $90


This truck caught my eye. I don’t remember seeing one of these.

“Neat antique Willy’s Jeep Truck.”

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Surrey-Looking Hamilton Pedal-Car Tory, NY $400


IGiven its condition, it’s priced high, But would be a neat one to restore.

“Vintage 1950’s Hamilton Jeep Willys flat fender pedal car. All original condition and great candidate for restoration / modification. It would also be a great display piece as it sits. It does have some surface rust from years of storage in a barn but there is no rot.”


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1950 FC-150? Bandai Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This is a cool FC toy. This one is at $25 and has a few hours to go. Another one on eBay is listed at $184.

“Jeep FC 150 Pickup, friction drive works”

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Anyone Know More About this FC-170 Toy?

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, toys

UPDATE: Roger added the following information … Harold, the guy who sold me the FC Scale Model, said his Dad’s dealership was in Sherman Jeep in Maryland. His Dad had the dealership from approximately 1958 to 1985. He said when he was a kid he went with his Dad to Toledo, Ohio, to pick up new Jeeps.

Roger Martin purchased this metal FC-170 model the other day. It was owned by guy who owned a jeep dealership for twenty-five years. The owner kept this FC model on his desk. The size of this is 6 1/4″ long x 3″ wide x 2 3/4 tall. Obviously, the rear tires are incorrect … anyone know where rims and tires similar to the front wheels could be purchased?





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AlToy Avondale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** was at Auction.

“Toy 1940s Willys Jeep Cast Aluminum AL Toy Wonderful vintage toy vehicle, “Willys” Jeep. Made in 1940s, originally manufactured for Willys-Overland Executives and Dealers to give as gifts. All of the Al-Toy promos were cast aluminum, done by Toledo Casting, dba Central Casting and Toledo Brass in Toledo, OH. This model / replica features the original red paint, a collapsible windshield and a hood that opens. The wheels / tires also appear to be original and are marked “AL Toy 6.00-16″. Shows some paint loss but has no major dents or dings. In overall good condition. Measures 5.5″ tall x 10.5″ long.”


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3 Jeep Toys Mars, PA $250


Thanks to Glenn for spotting this ad. Neither he nor I had seen the jeep and boat combo shown below.

“All toys have been in the same family since new
1-Tonka Pickup truck And Horse Trailer,has been only on shelf never played with,Made In the United States 🇺🇸 Of America Comes with the Original Box that’s in Great Condition

1-Wyandotte Automatic Loader Dump Truck Ex Condition

1-25″ Giant Willy’s 🚙 Jeep 🚙 And Boat and Trailer,Steering Wheel is broke off,Comes with the Original Box that’s in Ex Condition”

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Jeep Toys and Jeep Body St. Helens, OR Garage Sale

• CATEGORIES: Parts, toys

This seller has a few interesting jeep toys. There are is supposed to be a 1948 Willys body (CJ-2A?) there, too (no pics of the body).

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1945 Marx Jeep in Box Hamilton, ON, Canada $2000CDN

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Warren forwarded this Marx Jeep still in its box.

“1945 release,complete with all inserts,instructions and nice box.First issue jeep as a toy by Willys.This Jeep has working headlights,canvas top,and trailer with tailgate..Never been played with and you will never find one more complete.Leave your number if serious,thanks.”

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Kid’s MB Bed from Fun Furniture Collection

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The Fun Furniture Collection’s website features not only a children’s MB bed, it also has VW, Land Rovers, and other bed types.


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Marx Jeep Toy Hamden, CT $150


Tim spotted this. The back seat has been bent backwards. Some of these have the steering wheel attached to the dash, while others, like this, have the steering wheel attached to a box. One of these is currently on eBay for $50.

“All metal Willys Jeep from the 1940s. Shows the use that a war time jeep might. Complete with spare, folding windshield and liftable hood.”


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Pedal Jeep Jarrettsville, MD $1275


Doug shared this interesting pedal jeep. I can’t identify it. For the price, a person could get a real jeep.

“Antique WWII Jeep Pedal Car , one of a kind, has a horn and headlights, shock absorbers, adjustable seat and pedals, made of heavy gauge metal, very unique. I might be interested in some trades of old military items.”

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Marx Toy Jeep Baltimore, MD $35

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Doug shared this ad.

“Buy American!!! Original 1940’s Louis Marx Toys pressed steel Willys toy jeep! Missing the spare tire , has a nice collector’s shelf patina! Please click on the tab within this ad to view my other items for sale Thanks!”


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Hamilton Pedal Jeep Shingletown, CA $200


Bill shared this one. It looks like it pedal’s and drives, but also appears to need restoration.

“I ALSO HAVE A 1950s JEEP PEDAL CAR for $200.00”

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Peep Jeep Toy **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Includes the original packaging.

“Great 1940s lithograph toy in good condition from Badger Cutouts of NY. Set has been punched. Bag is in good condition, see pictures. Has been previously assembled. It is packed in bubble wrap and mailed in a new cardboard reinforced padded envelope.”

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1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, toys

The 1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine contains forty-four wide ranging projects for the builder who was to try constructing everyone. Of course, there’s a battery toy jeep project among the items (directions shown below), but also included in the magazine are plans for building from scratch a welder, a battery-less telephone, a Jolly Roger boat, a hand vise, a rocket, a farm tractor (from car parts), and much more.

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Corgi Toy Jeep, Plane, and Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Seth spotted this unusual toy combo.

“Vintage Corgi Flying Club set
Mint in box
Let me know if you have questions
See pics for best description”

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Jeep Project Runs on “Boy” Power

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, toys

I think the author is overstating just how many muscles kids will get by operating this jeep. It was published by Montreal Gazette in 1973.


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1/8th Scale Toy Wrangler … only $2300

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

John found this one. As toys goes, this is pretty cool, but expensive.

See all the pics and a video at The NewsWheel site.


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Toys for Boys from Women’s Day Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, toys

Robin bought this detailed article on how to build a toy jeep for kids. Many thanks to him for scanning and sharing it. Check out the other items he has scanned and shared here.

Go here for all the pages published in Women’s Day Magazine:

Below are a couple of the pages:





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1946 CJ-2A Maple Park, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6700.
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“I HATE TO SELL THIS JEEP. It’s been a blast to drive, it will turn heads. But my little girl is turning 16 and me and the wife are buying her a Wrangler for her birthday so sadly it has to go.
• Body in fair shape when started.
• New military tires
• New brake lines, master cylinder drums and brakes
• New seals and bearings in axles
• Rebuilt transmission
• New carburetor
• New battery
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Toy Jeep Gray, ME $50


Glenn forwarded this ad. It’s cutely written.

“One owner, clean title, has some damage do to battles fought around my home. Saved many Barbi’s. Motor sounds good depending on how good your lips vibrate. This is a go anywhere do anything vehicle for serious off road and Barbi saving expeditions. Yes I said $50 cash!”


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Chain Driven Pedal Jeep Yakima, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Ken shared this link. The pedal jeep’s similarity (windshield, 3B look) to the “Phillipines?” pedal jeep on the CJ-3B page (you have to scroll down 3B page) suggests it may have been made in the Philippines. The body and seat are slightly different.

“Rare Chain Driven Jeep Pedal Car”