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1945 MB Miami, Fl eBay

• CATEGORIES: International, MB, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay. 

(06/14/2012) Well, this has an unusual history.

“This Jeep Willys Overland MB 1946 was purchased from an Italian Army Surplus Sale during the sixties, subsequently the car was restored for my late Mother by Carrozzeria Pavesi Rolls Royce and Bentley, Milano, Italy. The restoration was focused on making a glamorous car with all original parts, just the roof and side panels are a work of art…. The dashboard was fitted with a wood panel to increase the good look and the original plates where fitted to the glove compartment box door instead of the engine compartment. The car is fitted with a Webasto gas heather for cold climates. The car was stationed in St. Tropez, France for many years and then was sent to the Swiss Alps in St. Moritz where it stayed until I imported it into the US in 2003. It is a great car, all systems works very good, steering, brakes, engine, etc… it would make a great addition to a Summer/Winter Home, it is great on snow, beats any modern car…. The attention to details in this car is fabulous.

The car is available for inspection in Miami Beach, Florida and I can arrange shipment all over the word using Allied Van Lines as I do for my other Collector’s cars. I have over 150 pictures of the car that I can send you by mail upon request. Please contact me if you have questions: Luca Giussani 305 467 7737 lgiussani@dorial.com

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The Mystery Jeep Utility Body

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual

UPDATE:  Somehow this nearly got deleted, so some of you might not of seen this.  

David spotted this unusual body at a friend’s place.  It is for sale.  Hopefully, someone will see some value in restoring this unique item.  You can contact David at rustyjunk51@hotmail.com and he can get you in touch with the owner of it.  I believe it is located in the New England area.

You can also view the pictures here

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1958 CJ-6 Ulvade, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $5000. **SOLD**

This is an unusual CJ-6.

“standard transmission, 4 wheel drive. oil changed in transmission and motor, also has new spark plugs, inside is rhino lined. is classified as a cj6 has clean title and has been licensed before”

 
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1957 CJ-5 Hesperia, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(08/15/2012) Here’s an unusual CJ-5.  It appears to have been modified by the same people/person who created these other modified jeeps, an observation I’m basing on the top.  Given the jeep is from Hesperia, there’s a very good change it is the same group.  Note that the jeep was stored for more than three decades.

“Here’s my 1957 jeep, it was stored from around the late 70’s till 2010, still has the original california black plate, runs and drives great!!

paint, interior, and engine change where done around 1960, was owned and customized by a california car customizer in the fresno area

engine is a all stock 1960 283, has the original 4bbl carb, power pack heads, generator with power steering drive, runs perfect, very nicely installed, looks factory

has a 3 speed trans with a borg-warner overdrive unit that’s cable activited, works perfect, make’s jeep very drivable.

has all new tires, complete new top with doors.

interior is 50 years old and looks brand new,(seats where completely covered in plastic when i got it)

this jeep is a great driver, starts right up, drives down the road nice, comes with tow bar.

look at the shine on those black plate’s

also comes with tow bar, tows great!!!

things that need attention: paint still looks good but fading, speedo cable broken (my fault), wipers need motors.

this jeep has never had a roll bar installed, or been beat up offroading

it does have a nice working heater

phone # 95-1415-7766 for inspection

also have all 4 original wheels that go with it

old original am radio (tube type) works

have original owners manual.

it also has dual fuel tanks, with a manual switching valve

original carb tag #’s say 60-61 corvette 245hp, maybe a corvette engine may not, i can’t see the numbers on back of block, had a flat top water pump (had to replace) and have original fuel pump also possible

corvette related….but not sure

4×4 works perfect, high and low range

the last picture is pretty much how it was found when rolled out of the storage barn

i did not do much to the engine compartment, mostly steam cleaned it, replace plugs, wires, cap rotor, rebuilt carb, new radiator, i was going to pull the motor and paint it up nice, but it runs so good i don’t want to screw something up…….pictures look worse than in person”

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Custom 1947 CJ-2A Byron, IL In-Person Auction Sept 30th

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

Here’s a crazy looking jeep.  The auction is located at 421 Market St. Byron, IL on Sunday Sept 30th.

“Custom 1957 Willys Jeep w/ ’63 Corvette 327 engine”

http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=1535844&kwd=willys&zip=&category=0

 
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1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Beaux Bridge, LA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(07/09/2012) Needs plenty of work to be restored.

“THIS JEEP WAS SENT FROM THE WILLYS FACTORY TO HOWSE FIRE AND APPARATUS IN INDIANA AND OUTFITTED AS A FIRE TRUCK IN 1947 FOR THE CITY OF ST. MARTINVILLE, LA. I AM THE 2nd OWNER. THE FIRE EQUIPMENT WAS REMOVED BY THE FIRE DISTRICT 1 MONTH PRIOR TO MY PURCHASE. I HAVE ALL OF THE FIRE EQUIPMENT EXCEPT FOR THE 2 TOOL BOXES AND A COUPLE OF THE ALUMINUM TUBING FOR THE LADDER RACK THAT I KNOW OF. THE BODY IS RUST FREE EXCEPT FOR SURFACE RUST. THE ORIGINAL JACK IS STILL IN THE TOOL BOX. THE JEEP IS FULLY OPERATIONAL BUT WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY. BUYER WILL HAVE OPTION TO PURCHASE A LARGE INVENTORY OF NEW OLD STOCK PARTS FOR $1000.00.”

 
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1964 FC-170 Weasel on eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Unusual

UPDATE:  Jason is selling his rare Weasel.

“For sale is my vintage fc-170 weasel. This truck runs good and will go anywhere. Ive spent alot of money to make this truck dependable. New parts are starter, gm alt, gauges, steering cyl, exhaust, battery,. It starts and runs great. Tracks are in good shape and someone added chain to them to make them stronger. Motor is a studabaker 6 cyl. lights work. The bottom needs plugs where they were cut as to let it drain. T90 trans. Reserve is low compared to cheap side by side. When this hits mud park you get standing cheers. buy today play tomarrow.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjBmup8RDK0

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Work’N Woody FC-150 Sprint Car Pusher

I ran across this unusually modified FC named Work’N Woody.  According to this website, it’s a modified FC that has been a fixture at race tracks since 1978.  It even has its own website.  You can see a gallery of pictures here.  Pretty cool!  It must be a great place to watch a race.

Here are a couple pictures from the website:

 

 
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Year? M-151A2 6 Wheel Turbo Diesel

• CATEGORIES: M-151, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

The seller claims this is stock, but in my searches I couldn’t find any example of this.  It looks kind of cool though.

“VERY RARE 6 WHEEL DRIVE DERIVATIVE M151A2 KUBOTA TURBO DIESEL. I UNDERSTAND THEY ONLY MADE A HAND FULL OF THESE FOR THE MILITARY BEFORE SOME CONTROVERSY AROSE. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I HAVE SEEN IN THE FLESH. 357 ORIG. MILES FROM NEW. IT HAD 187 MILES WHEN I BOUGHT IT ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO, AT THAT TIME I DID A COMPLETE SERVICE , OIL,OIL FILTER , FUEL FILTER, SERVICED ALL THREE DIFFS, TRANSFER CASE, AND GEAR BOX, 2 NEW BATTERIES ,AND RADIATOR, AND COMPLETE LUBE.I HAVE ALL OF THE RECEIPTS. STILL HAS 24 VOLT SYSTEM AND EVERYTHING WORKS ( ALL GAUGES AND ALL LIGHTS AND SWITCHES ) I AM SELLING THIS ON A BILL OF SALE BUT I DONT THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH OBTAINING A TITLE IN MOST STATES , IT PASSED STATE INSPECTION HERE EASILY , HAS EVERYTHING AS IN TURN SIGNALS, HORN , SEAT BELTS , MIRRORS , LIGHTS (HIGH AND LOW ) .

THE ONLY THING THAT I CAN TELL NOT STOCK IS THE AIR INTAKE SNORKEL WAS REMOVED ( FOR HIGH WATER CROSSING ) DUE TO IT WAS AN OIL BATH TYPE AND WAS HURTING THE PERFORMANCE. THE ORIG. HIGH WATER EXHAUST PIPE IS STILL INTACT.

I AM INCLUDING A COUPLE OF PHOTOS OF SOME PAINT CHIPPING IN MINOR PLACES THAT SHOW WHAT APPEARS TO BE RUST, IT IS ONLY COSMETIC. THERE WAS AN AREA AROUND THE WINDSHIELD THAT APPEARED BAD SO I PULLED THE GLASS ( AND CRACKED IT ) ONLY TO FIND IT WAS VERY MINOR , LOOKED LIKE IT WASNT PREPPED PROPERLY PRIOR TO ORIG. PAINT BUT NEVER THE LESS IT HAS BEEN RE FINISHED AND A NEW PIECE OF GLASS WAS CUT AND INSTALLED. THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS WELL AS ALL FLOOR PANS , NEVER ANY RUST WHATSOEVER . THIS JEEP HAS BEEN IN WEST TEXAS ITS WHOLE LIFE.

IT HAS A TOP ( NO BOWS ) WITH DOORS AND QUARTER COVERS THAT SNAP DOWN THE SIDES.

THE KUBOTA IS A 2.O LITRE V2003 TE , TONS OF TORQUE AND WILL LAST FOREVER
THIS HAS A 4 SPD. GEAR BOX , INCLUDING GRANNY GEAR WITH A SHIFT ON THE FLY SYSTEM THAT IS INCREDIBLE

WE WENT TO FAR WEST TEXAS LAST WEEK , PULLED OUT THE BACK SEAT ,( 2 COTTER PINS AND ITS OUT IN ABOUT A MINUTE ) YOU HAVE BASICALLY A TRUCK BED , 20 BAGS OF CORN AND FEED AND YOU COULD NOT EVEN TELL IT WAS THERE. WILL PULL AND HAUL MOST ANYTHING. 2 RECEIVER HITCHES , ONE IN THE FRONT AND ONE IN THE REAR. WE HAVE 5 M1A1 AND A2S AND CJ2S AND MY PLANS HAVE CHANGED . THESE WERE VERY EXPENSIVE AND I DONT HAVE AN EXACT PRICE IN MIND SO BID WITH CONFIDENCE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED

ANY QUESTIONS CALL 214-675-1665 GARY”

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“Big Red” in the lobby of Warn Industries

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Museums, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Doing some hub research today I ran across images of  “Big Red“, the CJ-2A that lives in the Clackamas, Oregon, facility of Warn Industries.  It’s a beautiful looking jeep that I plan to visit one of these days.

If you haven’t been to the Warn website, stop by the history page and check out the picture of the two odd jeeps taken early in Warn’s history when the shop was located in Seattle.  I contacted Warn about the photos, but they couldn’t provide any additional information about the jeeps.  I’ve never seen the body and frame modifications like those any where else.  It looks like it turned CJ-2As into a truck.

Big Red:

Here’s a shot from the 208 Sema Show from Truckin

 
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1946 CJ-2A ‘T-bucket’ Marysville, OH $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual

I dont’ s

“46 willy jeep 4 wheel drive, 350 chevy motor, 350 tran, new wheels and tires. 250. miles on build. jonesloretta36@yahoo.com or call before 8 pm 740-943-2895 thanks!”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3203350952.html

 
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1953 Wagon 8×8 Kingman, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This sure is an odd one. It was listed on eBay and sold for $11,100.

“Built by legendary fabricator Dick Cook out of California be sure this rig was was put together the correct way! Known for his collaboration on the mechanical side of cars built with legendary 70’s car builder “Big Daddy Ross” his name is synonymous with multi-axle vehicles. This build includes the following:

-2 Overland wagons and 1 Jeep used to build this amazing Overland Custom
-Rebuilt 327 Corvette engine powers ALL 8 Wheels!
-Fuel Cell inside
-2 Leather Bucket Seats
-White face gusges
-Working emaergency sirens and lights

In full disclosure, the items that are not 100% show quality as follows:

-There is a bit of overspray on the drivers side
-The interior could use some TLC to get to show quality

This Willys will literally go anywhere, and it has. Dick Cook personally drove this rig with his daughter from Crested Butte Colorado all the way over the pass to Aspen only a few years ago for a road trip. With the option of locking out the rear 4 wheels this rig will motor down the highway at 65 mph. Also has one of the best turning capabilities of any auto out there. It will “crab” down the road in a parade or 8 wheel steer itself out of any trail corner. Bid now and be the owner of this one of a kind WIllys 8X8 Overland before it makes its way to Barrett Jackson Las Vegas and goes for who know how much!”

 
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1942 MB JeepRod Inland Empire, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, MB, Unusual

There is still a little work to be done on this project.

“1942 willys mb jeep ratrod.
runs good, unique has chevy small block, turbo 350, ford 9″ rearend, 1952 chevy drop axle front
bagged all around. lost interest in it, looking for something new.
the jeep is 98% done and drive able. it needs a new air compressor, valves for bags, and trans cooler, and a set of seats.
there is no registration on this jeep yet, i have pinkslip but haven’t done anything with it.
air system works but everything works slow. this jeep is fast, but cramped inside.
2500 obo open to trades or offers. thanks mike.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3188111669.html

 
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Unique Farm Jalopy Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

HOG forwarded me an email with the following pics.  This is a work of art . . . well farm art anyway.  If anyone knows the origins of this, please let me know so I can properly attribute it.

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1951 Truck Corvallis, MT $6000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks

This has been modified.  If you look in the 2nd picture you can see this truck in the background.  It might still be available for sale, too.

“1951 Willy’s Club Cab Pick-Up – Custom Built. All new glass; new door & window seals; bucket seats. Mounted on Chevy truck frame. 350 V8 automatic. Power steering & brakes. Tintable bedliner paint job. 12,000# Badland Winch. Great driving truck for an every day driver! $6,000 OBO. Email or call Dale at 406-961-4195.”

http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/3172968547.html

 
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6×6 m151? Indian River, AK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-151, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $3495. **SOLD**

Matt spotted this one.  No description.

“Jeep 6×6 runs good”

 
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1968 Riot Control Photo from Chicago, Illinois

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151, Old Images, Unusual

Here’s a M-151 modified for riot control.  I haven’t seen this mod used too often (fortunately).

“This photo originates from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily News, Detroit News, Sport Magazine & Many others. Most photos have never been seen by the public. These photos are not reproductions or reprints.”

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Year? CJ-5 w/ Post Hole Front Royal, VA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

Thanks Sonny for this great find. It is a screaming deal that shouldn’t last long.  That’s a really rare setup.

“This is the coolest little Jeep post hole digger.
Needs a started
tires need to be filled.

call for questions
obo

Paul: 208-816-1306″

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/3172252765.html

 
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1958 CJ-5 Trencher Barnhart, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

This runs and drives with an operating trencher and sports duallies.

“1958 CJ 5 Willys Jeep with a trencher attachment that was factory made for jeeps back before the industry started making trenchers for smaller jobs.

Back then it was either a shovel and pick or large diggers. This trencher fit the bill for the smaller jobs.

This unit is in complete working order and runs great. The odometer reads 4400 miles and I believe it.

The Huricane-4 motor runs smooth and does not smoke.

Also has duals on the back that are made for jeep and never seen one of these with a cab.

Price is OBO at $6500.00 Please only serouis inquirers. 314-952-two nine 61″

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3180235879.html

 
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1946 Oliver Dozer (with Willys Engine) Toutle, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

UPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

(07/09/2012) You can add an Oliver Dozer to the list of utility vehicles built using a Willys Engine.

“I HAVE A 1946 OLIVER CAT WITH A GAS WILLYS JEEP ENGINE THAT WEIGHS 4 TON.
RUNS GREAT BUT HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AWHILE.
$2500 OR BEST OFFER.”

 
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M-38A1/M-151 Frankenjeep Corvallis, MT $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-151, M-38A1, Unusual

Robin spotted this unusual Franken Jeep.

“1952 M151-Style Army Jeep (tags say M38A1). 4-wheel independent suspension. Body rough. Extra motor & transmission. Bill of Sale & Inspection Certificate ONLY. $1,500.00 OBO. Contact Dale by Email or call 406.961.4195.”

http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/3172797250.html

 
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1952 M-38A1 Anchorage, AK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $700.  **SOLD**

My initial reaction to this was, “what is wrong with you people in Alaska?”.  But then, I thought better of it, realizing there are just as many crazy contraptions in every latitude.  Then, thinking about it even more, I thought that bringing the exhaust over the hood might just be an impractical, funky, slightly nutty, but necessary warming solution??  Any, even better, you just never know when carrying an extra body might be useful.

“1952 Military Jeep M38A1 Originally a Fort Rich Jeep. Need Restoration but its all there. Have a spare chassis and two spare bodies 700 obo”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Sandusky, OH $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

Runs and drives.

“Asking $1200 O.B.O.
JEEP WILLYS 4×4
This 1946 WILLYS runs and lot drives(has no brakes, so cannot be driven over the road).
Has the original 4 cylinder motor.
The body has been cut on over the years, and mods made.
All original from the dashboard forward.
The frame is rotted at the left rear spring pearch.
The passenger side of the windshield is broken.
Four wheel drive does work.
Other than what’s listed above, I believe everything else is in working order.

HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR OHIO TITLE!

This Jeep has been used at camp up until this spring when it made the trip home, and has always run good and rides well enough to do normal camp activities. Will not part out at all! If you need something off of it you have to take the whole thing. For questions or an offer text Todd @ 419-656-2597. Also, this is for pickup only. Unless compensated for fuel in a reasonable distance there will be no shipping of the vehicle. I will not work with any shipper, and payment must be made in cash on pickup. Thanks for looking, if need more pics just ask.”

http://sandusky.craigslist.org/cto/3141329333.html

 
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1950 Top Sales Platter Tulsa-Willys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unusual

Here’s a very unusual Willys piece.

“WELCOME TO OUR SHORT 5 DAY AUCTION FOR THIS VERY COOL AND SUPER RARE VINTAGE ONE OF A KIND WILLYS JEEP OF TULSA OKLAHOMA OUTSTANDING SALES AWARD LARGE SILVER (PLATE?) TRAY FROM 1950. IT MEASURES 16.25″ IN DIAMETER, HAS A GREAT GRAPHIC OF A WILLY’S JEEP TRUCK AND IS MARKED “AWARDED TO TULSA-WILLYS, INC. IN APPRECIATION OF OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCE WILLYS 1950 COMMERCIAL CAR CAMPAIGN W.S. VENN GENERAL SALES MANAGER”. THE DESIGNS ON THE FACE AND EDGES OF THE TRAY ARE VERY ART NOUVEAU AND ORNATE. ITS PHYSICAL CONDITION IS EXCELLENT ASIDE FROM NEEDING A GOOD SHINE, WHICH I WILL LEAVE TO THE NEW OWNER.”

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1949 Truck Burton, MI $350

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, Unusual, Willys Trucks

What’s not to love about this crazy contraption.  It even comes with a safely rope on the passenger side and a 2×4 that stabilizes the radiator.

“1949 willys 4×4 chassis, 235 chevy 6 cylinder,new battery, runs and yard drives, no brakes would be good for a rat rod or mud bogger project call 810-210-5971 between 9am-8pm”

http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3141058122.html