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1961 Wagon Afton, MN $2750

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons, Wood bodies

This has a ‘woody’ feel to it. Most likely it covers the rust.





“1961 Willys Woody Wagon. Runs, new front brakes, front wheel bearings & seals. 226 Hurricane flathead 6 runs, 4 WD works great. 3 speed manual, hi-low t-case. Front floors rusted out, otherwise solid. Moving and downsizing. Hate to see it go. Clear title.”

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1946 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500.

Nice looking wagon.

“Restored 1946 Jeep Overland Wagon. Original owners manual. Restored. 4 cylinder L 84 – little devil engine. New tires. No rust. New upholstery. Mainly used for parades. 12 v electrical.”

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1949 Wagon Norfolk, VA $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

(09/27/2017) “1949
Jeep Willys wagon
All Original
3rd owner with 17000 miles
More pics on request”



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1951 Wagon Auburn, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Has some minor mods.


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“U dont see these in this condition very often.
Runs well-Looks awesome & 99% stock
Orig fhead 4cyl
Orig style old school heater
Very straight and clean
Newer carb
Newer electronic ignition distributor
Newer carpet and reupholstered seats
Newer brake system incl new master cyl and wheel cyl and shoes all around. Stops very well.
Tires look well.
Seats look new and are old style.
Steering is nice and tight too
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1961 Wagon Belmont, CA $29,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Dan shared this nice looking, rebuilt wagon.


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“Frame off restoration:
1961 Willys Station Wagon
1970 350 Corvette Motor, Completely Rebuilt. Approx. 400 H.P.  Late Model 3-Speed Jeep Transmission. Two Wheel Drive.
Ford Econo-line Straight Axle with All New Disc Brakes.
Narrow Dana 44 Rear- 355 Posi.
Brand New Springs & Shocks.
New Brake Booster with Corvette Master Cylinder.
New 3 Core Aluminum Radiator.
Brand New Battery.
Brand new Cooper Tires. Fronts- P205-75R15 Weld Wheels. Rears- 275-75R15 Corvette Rally Wheels. Continue reading

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1958 Brochure of 4 Wagons … Kaiser Foil Contest

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Mike found a much better image of the back of this brochure on Facebook. 



Original Post from Aug 2013: This is one of the stranger brochures I’ve come across. It’s part of Kaiser Foil’s 1st Annual Barbecue contest. The brochure is 28 pages. This one sold on eBay.

“Original color catalog , 7 x 6.5 , 28 pages . Covers and pages have bending at the corner , also all pages are stained and wrinkled at the corner . This brochure is filled will barbecue hints and many recipes showing various products . The rear cover shows a Jeep Station Wagon which was an award in the Kaiser Aluminum Championship . The covers of this catalog are made from aluminum .”




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1952 Custom Truck Amity, OR $6000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

I’m pretty sure we’ve seen this one for sale in the past. It might be a fun rig.


“I have a willys thats sitting on a wagon frame it has a 260v8. It runs drives good. Text for more details”

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1948 Willys Overland ‘City and City’ Ad Campaign

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Wagons

Originally published in 2013, this updated post includes better images (though a few still need better images) along with the dates of publishing (at least the ones I’ve found so far). This campaign appears to have been limited to 1948. There are thirteen ads in all. They appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Life Magazine (and likely other places).

1) The “A Hit in Boston and Buenos Aires” ad was published in the February 07, 1948, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 108.


2) The “At Home in Portland and Paris” ad was published in the March 06, 1948, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 115. It was also published in Colliers Magazine, January 24, 1948, page 58.


3) The “Hailed in Minneapolis and Mexico” ad was published in the March 20, 1948, issue of Collier’s Weekly, page 68.


4) The “It’s the Same In San Francisco and Stockholm” ad was published in the April 10, 1948, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 111.


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1962 Wagon Fresno, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

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1950 Wagon Schenectady, NY $3000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

It’s a 2WD project with a solid looking body. This looks like a good restoration candidate.


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“Rare – 1950 Willys Overland Jeep Wagon from California! 2 wheel drive but comes with two sets of 4×4 axels and the transfer case. Very-very little rust with the optional Lightning 6 motor and 3 speed manual with very-rare overdrive! Lots of spare parts!”

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1959 Custom Wagon Layton, UT $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Michael is selling this Wagon/Cherokee custom build.


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“’59 Willys Wagoneer. Complete engine, transmission, transfer-case, front & rear end, and suspension from 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) original owner. Welding and set-up done by Brandon Johnson of BC Customs/SXOR Mobility Vehicles in 2005.

Coil suspension, sway bars, steering, is Grand Cherokee and was done right. Boxed frame. New Edelbrock manifold, Holly carb. New drive lines. Motor (318 ci (5.2L) runs. No brakes, no cooling, some surface rust, and floor rust. All fixable. Great project for cool 4×4.

The car has set in a garage for the past 15 years with minimal work. Over $10K invested. I will consider any reasonable offer.”

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1961 Wagon Whidbey Island, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Includes a parts rig.


“1961 Willy’s Wagon PLUS 1958 complete additional vehicle for parts or separate restoration.
The 1961 looks great, runs and drives great. 283 V-8. Super clean. We just invested thousands in this classic including brand new: axles, inner and outer axle seals, all bearings, brakes, drums, hubs, brake lines, 4wd hub rebuild, exhaust, shocks and a recent clutch. You can drive it now! Looks really great.
The 1958 is all there, restoration was started years ago, but it needs work. Includes another 283 V-8, great tires, transmission and transfer case plus tones of extra parts.”

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1948 Popular Homecraft’s Wander Wagon Junior

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: The complete set of plans for the Wander Wagon is shown below. Previously, I’d only had the first part of the build scanned.

In 1948 Popular Homecraft Magazine did a two article series on the construction of a home built Jeep Station Wagon. The name for the custom wagon was the Wander Wagon Junior. The project was shared with readers over two issues, the 1948 Jan-Feb issue and the 1948 Mar-Apr issue. I was finally able to locate a copy of the Mar-Apr issue, so now the full build is shown below.

PART I: January-February 1948 issue:

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1952 Wagon Coventry, RI $2600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Glenn shared this wagon.


“2wd Station Wagon, F134 engine, not running, complete with extra excellent hood and fenders. Paperwork included.”

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1956 Wagon Trumball, TX $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Nice looking wagon.


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“Listing for a friend. You are looking at a very nice and well detailed 1956 Willys Station Wagon. It is the 4 wheel drive with the Continental 226 engine. It has had a very nice restoration including brand new interior with great attention to detail. Powdercoated seat frames, new upholstery, headliner, floor, etc. All new chrome along with updated stereo as well. New chrome grill. Also has brand new tires including the spare. Paint shows very nice, although has minor rust showing above drivers rear wheel well and bottom right of rear hatch. It also has new wiring and generator under the hood. Attention to detail on this truck is apparent throughout.

The bad part and reason for the very low price, is while enjoying all this fresh work, the engine let go with one of it’s rod bearings and will need a rebuild. It is all complete and has not been pulled out, my friend is just done with it and ready to just move on from it now. No expense has been spared and you will not be dissapointed. Asking 14,000”

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1951 Jeep and Year? Parkway Wagon Neapolis, OH Auction April 06

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Willys Wagons

This April 6th auction includes “’51 Willys Jeep; Willys Wagon Parkway”.


“FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2019 @ 10:00a.m.-Marbles-Coins-Watches-Farm Toys
Firearms, Ammo & Knives@ 3:00p.m.
SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2019 @ 10A.M.
Whalen Auction Bldg, 8020 Manore Rd., Neapolis, OH. (gps use Grand Rapids OH 43522) Exit 63 off St. Rt 24 to West on St Rt 64 towards Whitehouse, turn South on Finzel Rd. to dead end into Neapolis-Waterville Rd., turn right (west) to corner of Manore.”

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1952 Model? Crownsville, MD $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.


“52 Willy’s Jeep. Clear title. Rolling chassis needs new body tub. New frame and body parts. Original transmission and front/rear ends. New suspension, wheels, tires, steering box etc. Buick iron V6 at engine builder. Finish motor yourself or have him build to your spec.”

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Trucks & Wagons

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1954 Wagon new Prague, MN $3200: https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/kentland-1947-willys-pick-up/6798898904.html
  2. 2 Wagons Goodyear, AZ $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/269195240608561/
  3. 1962 Wagon Douglas, AZ $3150: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307470923366512/
  4. 1949 Wagon Carso, NM $4000: https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-1949-willys-overland-wagon/6815856231.html
  5. 1953 Wagon Yacolt, OR $1500: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/yacolt-1953-willys-panel/6816532231.html
  6. 1955 Wagon San Jose, CA $4500: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-willys-station-wagon-4×4/6815664126.html


  1. 1952 Truck Roseburg, OR $18,000: https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/winchester-1952-willys-pick-up/6814147680.html
  2. 1957 Truck Bow, WA $8000: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/d/bow-willys-1957-pickup/6813396557.html
  3. 1950 Truck Prescott, AZ $5000: https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-1950-jeep-willys-pick-up/6814009458.html
  4. 1950 Truck Des Moines, IA $13,800: https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/martensdale-1950-willys-truck/6815788912.html
  5. 1960 Truck Memphis, NY $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505554056599260/
  6. 1960 Truck Blue Ridge, GA $3500: https://nwga.craigslist.org/cto/d/blue-ridge-1960-willys-pickup-project/6800778830.html
  7. 1947 Truck Kentland, IN $3000: https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/kentland-1947-willys-pick-up/6798898904.html
  8. 1950 Truck Scotts Hill, TN $7900: https://jacksontn.craigslist.org/cto/d/scotts-hill-willys-pickup/6810871994.html
  9. 1950 Truck Inland Empire, CA $3500: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1950-willys-pickup/6816525222.html
  10. 1948 Truck Boise County, ID $16,000: https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-truck/6812711192.html
  11. 1948 Truck Lafayette, CA $9900: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/orinda-willys-truck/6790762954.html
  12. 1949 Truck San Jose, CA $500: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/orinda-willys-truck/6790762954.html
  13. 1959 Truck Atascadero, CA $3750: https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/atascadero-1959-willys-jeep-pu/6813295471.html
  14. 1951 Truck Point Mugu, CA $2000: https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/port-hueneme-1951-jeep-willys-pickup/6813828210.html
  15. 1952 Truck Colorado Springs, CO $6000: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1952-willys-jeep-truck/6815302793.html
  16. 1949 Truck Imperial, MO $12,249: https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/arnold-1949-willys-overland-pickup-2wd/6815754376.html
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1951 Wagon JeepRod Kingston, WA $19,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Hasn’t been listed in a couple years.

(12/14/2016) Lots of updates.


“1951 Willys Jeep Station Wagon
Frame off restoration, Mustang II front end, Disk brakes, Mercedes seats, Buick V6 engine, Turbo 350, Ford 8inch.
No power steering
Video: youtu.be/IRggFXgFzYs


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1960 Wagon Four Door Dayton, VA **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on ebay

(last listed on ebay in Jan 2015) “This is a custom, one-off Willy’s Jeep. It was made for Henry Kaiser, when he retired to Hawaii and became involved in tourism and land development. He had the custom pink long-wheelbase Willys wagon built for exploring the island. Kaiser’s wife loved pink and all of his construction equipment was painted pink, so that seems to be where the pink color for the Jeep came from. This can all be seen on the following web page, along with a photo (which is the black and white photo provided in the photos of the vehicle) of the Jeep in Hawaii : http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyHawaii.html

We also have documentation from the Kaiser Jeep Corporation stating that this Jeep is an authentic one of a kind Jeep. Please only serious inquiries only and please do not try to convince us that we are wrong about it being a one of a kind, this is most definitely not a railroad Jeep. We know what we have and are willing to answer questions of those with serious inquiries about this vehicle.”

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The seller claims to have documentation to prove that this is the only four door limo-like wagon made. to Willys Country this wagon was once used as a limo for an airport. Whether there was only one built or remains an undocumented issue at this point. Is the wagon above the same one that’s in the photo below? Hard to say for sure.


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1953 Wagon JeepRod Newton, IA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

Those are some big rear wheels!


“1953 willys wagoneer custom. new custom built chassic, 5″ chopped top, 21″strechted wheel base, 350 tbi/375 turbo, p/dic brakes,p/s, 4 seater, all new brakes,new glass,new gauges, an much more, vary few miles on fresh build”

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1961 Wagon Claremont, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Mike shared this wagon. This could be worth a look.

“This is a diamond of an antique auto,barn find original owner kept it in a heated garage.for most of its life,has all maintenance records n original title n owners manual.selling locally also so listing can end anytime unless bid is made.classic time piece.”






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1949 Voice of America Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Terry pointed out that this same vehicle, a SPEN self-sustaining motion picture unit, appears in a Willys Industrial Equipment book brochure. Here it is below:



Talk about a rare jeep. Anyone ever seen one of these (if there are any left). It’s a specially outfitted jeep for the State Department for carrying the story of America to the world. The first pics below were from a September 1949 issue of Popular Science, while the newspaper article was carried in the Sunday Star on Sunday, April 17, 1949.

From the September 1949 issue of Popular Science:
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From the Sunday Star, April 17, 1949:


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1950 Wagon Whitney, NV $22,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Nice looking wagon.


“Willys Panel, 350/350 mustang frt end. camero rear end. Runs good.”

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1953 Wagon Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

Still has an F-head.

“All original new paint and interior runs fine smokes a little f head 3 on the tree ask if your serious . NO trades! Clean az.”

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