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1947 CJ-2A Neodesha, KS $600


Unclear if there is any value here.

“Cj2a project doesnt run. Bill of sale only. No engine.”

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Hagerty Jeep-Related Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Bill shared this Hagerty article about the jeep history:

As a general history it isn’t too bad, though the author mistakes patents for trademarks in several cases. One photo caught my eye that I don’t remember seeing was taken in 1944 in Paris France. In the photo, a jeep is parked in front of Restaurant L’Ambassade.

After some sleuthing, I figured out the address is 18 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris France The restaurant changed names at some point to Restaurant Le Consulat. It’s located in the heart of France in the Montmartre area, not far from Moulin Rouge and the Arc de Triomphe. Google Earth wouldn’t let me get positioned where I wanted, but I got fairly close to the original camera angle.


You don’t get the sense from this photo, but the location is at a juncture of several roads. Here’s an overhead screen shot.


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The Jeep GPV Volkswagen From Sandman

UPDATE III: Jay shared some more pics!

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UPDATE II: After 10 plus years, we finally have a photo of an actual GPW Volkswagen-jeep! Thanks to Jay for sending this photo. I hope we can get some more!



UPDATE Jan 18, 2013:  I found a second brochure that identifies this as a Sandman GPV

Has anyone ever heard of this Volkswagen/jeep model?  It doesn’t seem to be a VEEP.  Other searches yielded nothing about this unusual rig.

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“original non color folder 8.5 x 5.5 folded , 17 x 5.5 unfolded . This Jeep replica used a Volkswagen chassis . Produced by General Purpose Vehicles , Sandman Sales , Fortworth Texas.”

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1956 CJ-5 Farm Jeep Massachusetts $18,000


Nate’s selling his 1956 CJ-5 Farm Jeep. You can contact him via email at natebms @ (remove spaces around the @). This includes a rare KS 0-8 speedometer, a ventilating windshield, and other unique items.

“The engine, transmission, transfer case and axles were all rebuilt by the previous owner. Brakes were upgraded to 10″ drums at the same time. I have a clean title in my name for it. Comes with some spare parts and original seats. I rebuilt the lift cylinder 3 years ago. Most of the original top bows are there. Also has a 90 degree belt pulley. Has the rarest of the three points lifts, a Stratton hitch.There is a Novi governor on the engine, which is not hooked up. The only rust is the hat channel behind the spare tire. Asking $18000 or best offer. Located in Massachusetts.”

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1946 CJ-2A Nashville, TN $5800

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Tom shared this CJ-2A with some type of sedan or truck top. If the grille is original, this is likely a 1947 or later model.

“Willys Jeep. New brakes, master cylinder and entire brakes. Wheels blasted and painted and new tires and tubes. New seats with original frames. This Jeep has a PTO but needs the shaft. Runs and drives good but motor could use a rebuild. New gas tank and lines the body is rough but could be used depending on what you plan to do with the Jeep. Battery does NOT come wit it. Great to restore or just continue to use as is. The cab was added from an old truck many years ago and it works pretty good. This is your chance to own a classic Willys.”

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Wiring 99% Complete

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Helpers helping …

Despite the sauna-like temps, and with ice-water-bottles in front of my sho- fan blasting at full speed, I nearly completed the wiring (a couple things left to do). The principal goal was to secure it to the firewall to limit movement while racing, which should keep connections intact and stop cables from rubbing to bare wire. (On the yellow race jeep I could see where the battery cable had rubbed through the protective outer layer at some point, then it had been patched).

I decided to add a second jumper connection which solely handles the lights. I’ve now got most of the wiring in place in case I want to later add headlights and turn signals. I still need to add a switch to power the gauge lights and rear driving lights (in case I need them for some reason). I also didn’t think about adding a fuse for the rear lights until just now .. oops.




Ann helped me put the body into place to make sure the wire dropped under the lip of the cowl from the rollbar:


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1946 CJ-2A Bangor, PA $15,900


This looks in great shape. It has the wrong grille lights in the front and a customized rear PTO bar. Includes a rear PTO, gear box, and part of a rear drum pulley(?).

“1946 Willys CJ2A Universal Jeep with snow plow. 9400 original miles. Garage kept(heated). Rear mounted Power Take Off. original owner.”

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Heat Spike

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Yesterday, we had our only heat spike of the season, with temps hitting, but thankfully nothing like 2021 and temps of 116! Today will be 107, followed by around 104 tomorrow. Saturday, the highs will drop to a comfy high 80s. So, without air conditioning in the shop, not much progress will be made.


I’m currently working through this rats nest and how I want the new wiring junction atop the firewall to be strung. The firewall top sits up to 1.5″ under the cowl in places, so no wires have to go through the wall. There’s also not much rewiring to be done, as I didn’t have to make many changes.



The remaining floors are about ready to be reinstalled, but I want to make sure everything else is in place before I add them.


Oops. I was 2″ short on my fuel line. I replaced a rubber hose at the fuel pump side, which gave me enough room to attached this valve.

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1958 FC-170 Wolverine, MI $10,000

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UPDATE: I originally posted this being in NY, but it’s actually in Michigan. I assume that was my error.

This FC has a dump bed. A video shows this running, driving, and dumping.

“1958 Jeep FC150 225 V6 Manual 3 speed Runs & Drives 4×4 works Dump Box Not restored but Rescued Still needs some finishing SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY $10,000 OBO”

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1968 “CJ-5” Palmyra, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

If you are looking for something a little different…

“Open to trades, don’t need to get rid of it just seeing what’s out there. Runs and drives”

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1947 CJ-2A Manheim, PA $3900


This appears to have an unusual hardtop. I’m not sure if the “complete body restoration kit” is a new body? Or body panels? Or?

“Comes with complete body restoration kit and windshield Also has many small parts right down to original screws for rebuild Have title Some body rust Good flooring, engine, frame is solid Has mounting for snow plow Was on the road two summers ago It is a 1947 but with the better engine from the 50’s that had much more spunk AMC 4 Cylinder engine upgrade Many extra parts included that be used for repairs Could be driving with very little effort or completely restored with parts included”

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1965 Flattie Lake Odessa, MI No Price


Sounds like seller would prefer to trade. It appears to be 2WD.  I see no reason to think this was a DJ-3A at some point, but I’ll add it to that category anyway.

“Let’s trade what do you have this Jeep is very very very clean in new shape and done right also has an all new interior powered by a Isuzu fuel injected 4cyl motor runs and drives plz send pics and info with your offer thanks”
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Oglesby Jeep Silver Grove, KY $50

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

May be a fair price.

“Missing 1 hub cap”


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1948 CJ-2A Esperance, NY $6500


Unclear what engine this has.

“1948 cj2a runs, drives, stops all as it should. Original steel body and frame all in pretty good shape. Winch works, 4wd works, comes with soft top and doors. After market seats and roll bar. Currently on white wagon wheels and 31s. I’m moving and can’t take it with me, I’m really going to miss this thing so don’t bother asking if I’ll take $6500. Clean nys transferable reg as they don’t have titles back then. Only selling to the right person, so if ask a thousand questions or need more pics, come see it and decide for yourself.”

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Flattie Hardtop Conway, PA $500


This is one of the military contract hardtops for the M-38.

“Hard top for a Willys CJ2A. Asking $500 obo”

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Year? CJ-3A Buffalo, NY $550


Looks to be a 3A. Given the plow, there could be some parts value here.

“OLD 1940s-60s JEEP is known to be around 40-50s Era, if newer would be called a Jeep Wrangler.”

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1946 CJ-2A Winsted, CT $2500


Only the one pic provided.

“1 running one good frame painted od green extra axles as well if you need more pictures then come look at it.”


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1983 CJ-5 Parkersburg, WV $3500


Depending on the reasons for it sitting, this might be worth a look.

“PROJECT JEEP…5 new tires 31×10.50…has factory roll bar…258 6 cylinder engine…4 speed standard…runs & drives…clear WV title…been setting for 3 years on a farm…80000 miles…$3500 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Asbury, NJ $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2023) Only theone pic provided.

“Cj2a in good running condition only needs some minor work 8k”


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1946 CJ-2A Charlton, MA For Trade


Seller believes there is over $10k in value here.

“Turn key (then push the floor button) Willy’s. On the road and driven. Looking to TRADE. Looking for a compact backhoe/loader like a terramite or similar. Lots of work done to this but it’s not a show jeep. All metal and super solid. Could use a bit of tinkering but I drive it a few times a week. Not looking to sell but would entertain offers over 10k”

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1959 CJ-5 St. Clair, MI $2500


This includes a rare Kelly Custom “300” half cab.

“I have a 1959 wills jeep, it runs and drives just ran all new break lines and master cylinder just needs one wheel cylinder replaced and they are ready to go. Comes with plow and pump.”

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1946 CJ-2A Harleysville, PA $3000


Unclear how much value is here given potential tub work. The serial number would put this as a very late ’46.

“1946 Willys CJ2a. Has clean title and tags. S/N: 82,XXX. Open to trades. Tub needs work. Engine in pieces and missing intake/exhaust and maybe some other parts. Lots of new parts. Brake lines, master cylinder. Rebuilt steering box. Have inner and outer windshield. Other parts come with but not pictured. Unconfirmed: rebuilt trans, transfer case and both differentials (don’t have full details from PO)”

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1955 M-38A1 Buffalo, NY $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2022) Could be worth a look.


“This is a 1953 Jeep Willys M38A1. Selling for a friend. This is a previous parade vehicle that was registered in both Texas and Mexico. This vehicle is being sold as-is.”

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August 1964 Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This August 1964 brochure is part of the first reprint series, but I don’t know what corrections were made from the first run of this brochure. Absent from this family of jeeps are the DJ-3As (and siblings), CJ-3Bs, FCs and any FJs Kaiser jeep may have been producing.

This is the first page. It isn’t a surprise that Kaiser was promotion the new Cherokees and Wagoneers:


This is the back page of the brochure:


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It then opens up wider to reveal this tri fold page:


Finally, it opens vertically to reveal the family of jeeps. Note that it includes a top section in the lower right corner, highlighting Meyer-style cabs, though in 1964 it appears the cabs may have been marketed as “jeep” cabs or Orrville cabs, since Meyer didn’t purchase Orrville until 1965.

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December 1960 Jeep News – Pepe Movie

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UPDATE: This dealer Advertising and Merchandising Bulletin from February 6, 1961, was sent to dealers explaining the Pepe Movie promotion and possible promotional tie-ins dealers could try. The package included a movie poster also. 



Original posted June 29, 2020: Instead of the usual eight pages, the 1960 issue of Jeep News is limited to four pages. Still, there’s some interesting information inside.

First, the front page article on the movie to-be-release movie “Pepe” described the forty-jeep-gala ballet filmed in Las Brisas as spectacular. I tried to find some clips from Pepe online, but have yet to see any. The CJ-3B page does a good job describing the Gala’s role, along with a few pics, in Pepe:

Second, on page three the article about the Hy-Rail FCs contains a noticeable goof. The title refers to the FCs as “FC-170″s, while the pics and text correctly show them as FC-150s.

Third, there’s a good photo of an FC-170 flatbed with a Mobile Drill mounted on it, the first example of an FC with a mobile drill that I’ve seen and the latest reference to the sale of a Mobile Drill.

Fourth, the article on the Fresno Four Wheel Drive Club underscores why so many jeeps continue to emerge from the Fresno/Clovis area. As of December 1960, the family-friendly jeep club had more than 350 members, likely making it the largest jeep club in the US. The club even had a newsletter, which at that time was edited by Mr. Otto Traeber and called “Four Wheeler”; sound familiar? This newsletter was also shared with other jeep clubs. One year and two months later, in February of 1962, a new vehicle magazine was introduced to the public, published out of Southern California: Four Wheeler Magazine.

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