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FC Auburn Toy Checotah, Ok eBay

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I have never seen one of these.

“You are bidding on a 1950’s soft rubber Willys-Jeep utility truck made by the Auburn Rubber company in the U.S.A.  It measures 5″ long and is about 2″ wide.  It has black wheels and is a light red in color.  There are different men’s faces in both the driver’s and passenger windows.  It is in good, used vintage condition with a little rust on the wheels.”

View the pics and info here

 
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Barbie Jeep Racing

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Once again, something I couldn’t make up ….

 
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Marx Jumpin Jeep **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on Etsy for $40.

” have for sale an old windup toy called the Jumpin Jeep by Marx.. It is tin and from the late 1940’s after the war. It has been well played with and does have quite a bit of rust. The jeep, the front tires and one large tire isn’t that bad and the lithograph design is in good condition with minor rust. There is one large tire that needs to be replaced or repainted. The toy looks as though it was left outside laying on its side with one back tire perhaps in the dirt for some time. The bottom of the toy also shows signs of rust. The key is still present but it has been overwound. It moves a little but I can’t wind it. Overall I would rate it good simply because the lithos are still in pretty decent shape. The size of the toy is 5 1/2″ long about 4 1/2″ tall and 4″ wide from back tire to back tire”

Here’s pictures of a couple other jumping jeeps that realized $210 at auction in 2008.

http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=55256

There’s another example at the CJ-3B Page, too.

 
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Corgi Toy Jeep Escondido, Ca $10

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This seller has several toys for sale.  

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=corgi+willys+jeep

“Corgi Willys Jeep
1979 Mattel Ambulance
Corgi M3 Half Track Tank
Great for any old school or vintage toy collector
$10 each or all 3 for $25 cash and pick-up only in Escondido
First Come, First to take home
Please respond to this posting with your phone number (and area code) – I will Not reply to your response unless you leave a valid phone number.
no Phone Number = NO Reply, Thanks
I will call you back today
Thank You”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/tag/2887986673.html

 
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GPA Model Plans at Etsy $8

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This looks cool.

“These model car plans were taken from a book printed in the 1950s. Great for framing and numerous paper crafts. The plans are original and in good vintage condition. The image measures 5.5″ x 8″ and would look good in a 5″ x 7″ mat or frame. I’ll always include a gift in your order, (always vintage, of course) because presents make me happy.”

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69452668/vintage-model-car-plans-in-black-and

 
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Mini Jeep New Hampshire **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $3995

(01/11/2012) I haven’t seen many of these on Craigslist.

“Up for sale today is a mini Willys WW2 Jeep.

Military vehicle fans, this is a must have for your kids at rallys and shows!
This gas powered replica is made by Junior Replicas (A branch of the FAO Schwartz) and features a fold flat windshield, full suspension, brakes, electric start, working headlights, strobe lights, mini NDT tires (just like the real thing!) 5hp Honda engine, and a forward / reverse transmission. This sweet little Jeep even has a variable speed limiter to keep the top speed of the vehicle contained for younger drivers and adjust it as they grow. The safety shift lever prevents breakage of the gears and keyways so inexperienced drivers do not damage the engine or transmission components. It is also equipped with a brake pedal on the passenger side so Daddy can stop them before they run over the neighborhood cat!
The replica is 2/3 scale of the real thing, it is exact from to the pioneer tool kit to the mini spare fuel can on the back. It even has the Army lettering and the correct color and shade of paint!
Power Wheels and other ride-ons can’t compare to the safety of this steel and fiberglass quality built machine. Don’t make them wait 6 hours for it to charge back up! Get them this gas powered play machine for hours of war games in the back yard! Your kid will be the talk of the neighborhood.
If you are an MV fan or off road enthusiast than start your kids early, get them the Mini Willys ride on Army Jeep Replica!!

Here is a video showing the jeep in action and the size compared to a ‘real’ Willys!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Av3KyQ8sk&feature=related

These replicas went for up to $10,000 new.
This one is in excellent (near perfect) condition.
$3995
E-mail the link above if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to see it.”

 
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A Couple Pedal Jeeps from the UK

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I happened across these pedal cars tonight at an old classic car website:  http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/pedal-cars.htm.  You can see other pedal cars at the CJ-3B Page: http://cj3b.info/Toys/ridingtoys.html

On a separate search I found a bunch of pedal cars for sale through http://www.prices4antiques.com .  Unfortunately, you have to subscribe to find out the prices.

http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=16

(jeep dump truck) http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=32

(patrol jeep) http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=48

5 jeeps on this page: http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=64

Fire ladder truck: http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=96

Surrey Pedal Car: http://www.prices4antiques.com/search/resultsse.asp?searchID=1330755700&start=112

Here is a brand new jeep pedal car for sale out of the UK, but it is pricey: http://woodentops.coffeecup.com/viewitem.php?productid=1056

 
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CJ-5 Surrey

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Speaking of unique Surreys, Mike wrote the following Comment:

“Back in 1962, One of my dad’s favorite hangouts, Lee’s tavern on Crooks Ave. in Clifton, NJ bought a special order CJ5 with a pink surrey fringe top and matching upholstery. It was the talk of the town. This Jeep was a double twist on the phrase “special order”. It was a first generation Tuxedo Park model with the featured color scheme of white body with red grille and red wheels, along with the surrey top and seat covers which were installed over stock upholstery at the factory. The local legend story at the time was; He had to wait 6 months for delivery.”

So, I spent some time searching for a CJ-5 Surrey picture. I didn’t find any real ones, but I did find one toy:  A CJ-5 toy from 1960.
http://www.carhobby.com/page1960.htm (stock #875 3/4 down the page).

 
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Tonka Toy Flattie Bloomington, Mn eBay

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At a minimum this is missing a windshield.

“Recently found at an Estate Sale that may or may not have been tobacco free, You will get this Decent, Original and Unrestored Vintage 1950’s /1960’s Tonka 1:18 Scale Willys Jeep in Red as shown.  This saw moderate playwear as shown.  Will make a Great Restoration Candidate!!  Also good for Original Parts too if you just want the wheels or interior.  The 2 tabs that hold the right fender to the hood are out.  The slide trailer hitch is in good working condition.  Has some light surface rust on the wheel caps only, not underneath and not on the axles which are straight and clean.  The Jeep is 9 1/2″ Long bumper to bumper.  Made in USA.  This Jeep is Ready to Restore, Customize, or Part Out once you open the mailing box!  Will make a Great Addition to your Growing Collection . . .”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110812364208+

 
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Peddle Car Eustis, Fl **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $675.

This looks a little like a Surrey pedal car.  I wondering why it is right-hand drive.

“Willys Jeep Peddler Car was restored approximately twenty five years ago. In mint condition.”

 
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Jeep Toy and Truck Livonia, Mi **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a cool pair.

“1/32 ND SCALE WILLYS JEEP 1941 AND A CHEVROLET 1941 TRANSPORT TRUCK . IAM TOLD THESE TOYS CAME TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE CHANES TO ANCHOR THE JEEP TO THE BED OF THE TRUCK. THEY ARE IN LIKE NEW CONDITION AND COME IN THE ORINENAL COAM BOX.”

 
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Jeep Playground Toy from Flickr

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  1. This looks fun.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathews_pics/3152497115/sizes/z/in/photostream/

 
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Toddler Bed

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LeGrand spotted this unusual toddler bed (at least I haven’t seen one).

“Military Jeep Toddler Bed
Excellent Condition, looks like new.
Standard size crib mattress fits inside ( crib mattress is not included).
The Bed measures 29 x 53 inches. The entrance is 12 – 13 inches above the floor.
I bought this bed for $300, I am only asking $100.
Comes from a clean and smoke free home.
Hand crafted from laminated Baltic birch and other solid woods.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=18399848&cat=&lpid=3&search=jeep

 
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Pinewood Derby Flatfender Jeep

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Want to build a Pinewood Derby jeep?  Check out this ‘how-to’ article from Scrollsawer.com.  A pattern is also available there too.

Steve forwarded a picture of the Pinewood Derby jeep his stepson Larry made when he was fourteen.  Steve notes that Larry probably got the idea from looking at Steve’s Jeepster.

Anyone else have a Derby Jeep?

 
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Lego Jeep

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Speaking of Lego Jeeps, here is a custom one I found on Flickr.

 
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2 Custom Lego Kits from Brickmania.com

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Chris discovered two custom LEGO kits at Brickmania.

http://www.brickmania.com/kits/kits-detail.php?intResourceID=1

 
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Ted Spots ‘Tow Mater’ in Moab

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Ted emailed me today from Moab, Utah, with this image of a Tow Mater looking vehicle.  It sounds like he is having some fun!

Ted writes, “We took a ride on the Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab today and ran across the tow truck from Cars in downtown Moab… This place is awesome!”

 
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Metal Sculptures

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Out of the UK come these unusual metal jeep scultpures. I wish there were better pictures.

http://www.alittlepresent.com/index.php?func=viewCategory&id=MSV004&cat=Metal%20People%20Sculptures%20-%20Cars

http://www.alittlepresent.com/index.php?func=viewCategory&id=MSV008&cat=Metal%20People%20Sculptures%20-%20Cars

 
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French Fire Service Engine & Water Truck Netherlands eBay

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Glenn spotted this fun toy.

“Here we offer you a wonderful and hard to find, vintage `late `70ties up to the early `80ties produced, French Tin Plated Jeep Model with Trailer. This set was produced by Joyax in France. Its a genuine model and NO replica. This is one of the last Tin Plated models which was produced. Today these models are difficult to find in such wonderful and crisp condition as the one we offer you here. The model is unused!. The Jeep is a Wind-Up model and comes with the key. The box is like new too. This set depicts a USA Fire Service Car with Trailer. An awesome asset within any Jeep collection or Fire Engine collection. Be keen on this beauty. The scale is about 1:28 Fully made of tin plated and bright lithographed material. A Very RARE find these days. Be keen on this less seen treasure.”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Joyax-France-WILLYS-JEEP-Fire-Service-Engine-WATER-TRAILER-Tin-Wind-Up-MIB-78-/200658502353?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb82dc2d1

 
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1970s Hot Wheels Jeep Fairhaven, Ma eBay

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Starting bid is only $.99

“1970 Hot Wheels Gun red line jeep  The green paint has some edge wear but overall it is in very good condition. The US Army emblem on the hood looks very good.  The red line tires show very little use rolls straight”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260918926574+

 
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Tonka Tow Jeep Akron, Oh eBay

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Glenn spotted this really cool Tonka.

“Tonka open Willys Jeep universal with operating wrecker derrick, string and hook. Includes an operating front mounted blade which moves from side to side and up and down. Folding windshield. Bubble red warning light applied to hood. Rubber steering wheel is in place.

Condition: excellent with minor paint chipping and rubs. Structurally sound with no dents, twists, or rust. Decals all in excellent condition.

Working features are all in operating condition. 11″ L x 5 1/2″ W x5 1/2″ H.

If you are a Jeep junkie or tow man or Tonka fancier this is an excellent prospect to meet your expectations.”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tonka-Willys-Universal-Jeep-Wrecker-Tow-Truck-Operating-Snow-Blade-AA-/300632977439?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item45ff1f301f

 
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For the Lover of Jeeps and Golfing Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6495.

For $6,495 I could buy a very nice real jeep, though I’d get in trouble for driving it on a golf course.

“LSV Carts has hundreds of Custom Golf Carts in stock please check out our other listings. If you don’t see what you’re looking for please email us at electriccartwarehouse@yahoo.com or Call (714) 595-9662 and we will gladly list it on eBay for you. fast 23mph 2009 4 PASSENGER 48V ELECTRIC GOLF CART 48V w/ LIGHTS WILLYS ARMY JEEP BODY STYLE.”

 

 
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Balsawood Jeep Kit from MODEL CRAFT

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This is a picture of a boxed balsawood jeep kit held by the Australian War Memorial.  The information below comes from the website.

Description: Boxed balsawood kit of a Jeep. Box obverse is illustrated in two colours with a PT boat and a jeep with the legend ‘MODEL CRAFT’. The sides are illustrated with patrol craft and trucks, accompanied by the legend ‘Manufactured by Model Aircrafts 1 Bond St Sydney’. Reverse is printed in red and blue with a listing of the other model kits available. Contents consist of a thin printed balsa sheet and smaller plain sheet and six long stringers, all wrapped in the plans for the kit. The instructions are damaged.

Summary: Little is known of Model Aircrafts Ltd. A Sydney-based company established in 1928 and operating from premises at 1 Bond St, Sydney, they manufactured a series of boxed balsawood aircraft, truck and ship kits. The evidence of their production is based on their wartime output, which is imaginative and extensive – and includes contemporary subjects such as the Mitsubishi Zero and the Hawker Hurricane – but extremely basic and evidently restricted by Australia’s wartime austerity drive and materials rationing. Thus, wartime contents for aircraft frequently provide merely a simple block of balsa and a 2.5 cm square of sandpaper with instructions to ‘shape fuselage according to the illustration’. Wartime plans are often signed ‘J Mercer’.

 
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Toy Jeeps at Toycollector.com

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I ran across a forum thread which showed some different jeep toys.  Here are a few of them.  Go to Toycollecter.com to see all the pictures.

1. Here is an airport jeep

2. I’m not sure if this is a ‘CJ-3B’ or a Mitusbishi 3B.

3.  I thought this searchlight and flattie was great.

4. Apparently this was from Germany.

5. My sister would have collected this if she had known about it.

6.  The box and the toy jeep on top don’t quite match . . . but still neat.

7. There are several different color versions of this Nicky toy shown on the site.

8. A Mitsubishi with a big gun.

9. This was my favorite picture:  A replica packing crate for a 1/35 scale jeep in balsawood.

 
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Willys ‘Fruit’ Truck from Vietnam

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Glenn forwarded this unusual toy on eBay from Vietnam.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250887002550