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1954 Photo Mighty Mite & Helicopter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mighty Mites, videos

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

(02/29/2020) This photo appears to show one of the prototype Mighty Mites. It’s hood number (179849) is 3 numbers away from another Mighty Mite (179846) that appeared in the press video at the bottom of this post.

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“1954 Sikorsky S-56 Helicopter Backing Jeep into Cargo area … Press Photo”

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Here’s the Mighty Mite press video:

 
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1967 M-715 Northern Virginia $6000

• CATEGORIES: News

Tremaine is listing this M-715 for his cousin. Contact him at Ccdcooper @ aol.com (remove the spaces around the ‘@’)

This M-715 has a new stainless gas tank, new top, rebuilt carb and fuel pump. Virtually no rust – straight body. Very small hole in drivers floor board (see photo). 12v, runs & drives well.

Needs: tires, water pump (leaks), wheel cyl (brakes fade after sitting a while). I might also tidy up the wiring done by PO (fire co)
Have bed mounted water tank, pump and engine if wanted.
Have title etc.

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Spring 2020 Dispatcher Magazine Now Available

• CATEGORIES: Features

The newest issue of the Dispatcher Magazine arrived at my mailbox. It’s another great issue full of vintage jeep info, including a listing for the “world’s oldest jeep touring company” out of Ouray, Colorado, that is for sale (yes, the owner is considering retirement).

However, the article that really snagged me was Bill Norris’ Maverick article (Thank You Bill!). I now finally understand the Maverick Wagon history (1958-1964) and how some Maverick TV show drama resulted in the 1960-1964 ‘Maverick’ wagons not really being Maverick’s anymore, despite having the Maverick pre-fix. It’s also why some folks are pro ‘1958-1959 were the years that the only true Maverick wagons were produced’, while other folks point to the pre-fix in the years 1959-1964 and argue that any wagons that used the pre-fix are actual Maverick wagons.

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1944 Ad with Jeep for Pan Am Oils, Gas, and Lubricants

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Pan-Am ad was published in the June 04, 1944, issue of the Chronicle Star. The three-column-wide ad was a large one.

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1943 Photo of Jeep in Deep Mud in Italy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That’s some muddy muck.

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“1943 Press Photo Front-Bound Yank Jeep Moves Through Ankle Deep Mud in Italy. This is an original press photo. Italy: It’s tough enough to make headway against a well organized German Army, without mother nature too. A front-bound Yank jeep at home on any terrain, has no trouble moving through ankle-deep mud, but the muck did tend to slow it down. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 11-3-1943.

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1949 Jeepster Twin Lakes, WI

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/232554964487230/

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“1949 Willys Jeepster and good drivable condition. Three (3) speed on the column with electric overdrive. Fun weekend vehicle for the whole family, including the dog. The Jeepster is an automobile originally produced by Willys-Overland Motors from 1948 to 1950.[3] It was developed in hopes of filling a gap in the company’s product line, crossing over from their “utilitarian” proto SUVs and trucks to the passenger automobile market. The basic model included numerous deluxe features and interior fittings in addition to a high level of standard equipment that cost extra on other automobiles. A total of almost 20,000 were manufactured.”

 
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M-792 Gama Goat Coggon, IA $7750

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Seems like a good price?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168516501244606/

“1970 Gama Goat ambulance, repowered with 4B Cummins, soft top, 3 extra tires on wheels. runs good, good condition. 8308 miles. Clear Iowa title.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A St. Paul. MN $2850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2850.

(04/11/2020) Looks to have a serial number in the 2XXXX based on the dash plates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640274943490664/

“Early production CJ2A with the die marks on the driver’s side. Has iron duke Chevy 4cyl. engine but otherwise highly original. Runs. Drives. Stops. Has rust but restore-able, or have fun using as-is! Clean title in my name. Cash-only sale.”

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1943 MB Croton, OH Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a price listed of $8888, but that appears to be a placeholder. The seller is more interested in trades or an offer. Looks like a tailgate has been added to the back.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/904475993335158/

“1943 willys. Its runs pretty,good everything works mechanically lights do not work they need re wired 4×4 work hi and lo . it dose have bit of knock in the motor but nothing to serious. The hood is now on it. The carb was just all rebuilt with new gas lines (not all of them are on). New gas tank , all the fluids were changed . it dose leak a bit of oil. Just testing the waters a bit interested in trades or make a offer.”

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1950 CJ-3A Columbus, OH $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(04/02/2020) The body has been repaired.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2524231071015827/

“1950 Jeep willies 4×4 Everything works Decent tires new battery new exhaust It’s a little rusty but it’s a collector’s item I will continue to drive it till I sell it Jeep runs and drives asking 5000 or best offer or what do you have to trade forward looking for a dually diesel truck if it’s ford 7.3 if is a Chevy duramax Or what do you have only thing I can say is no”

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1946 CJ-2A Battle Creek, MI $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some minor mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522382568702389/

“Clean good running Cj2a. 12v conversion, lined bed, clean original frame. 4×4 works awesome. Have some parts for her 1500$worth in just tires. Clean paint. Almost no rust. Was originally yellow. Have a spare windshield. Interior is immaculate. Underside is very clean for a cj2a. Beautiful truck. Has floating axles. Take her for a ride”
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Year? CJ-2A Clear Lake, WI $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some kind of hoist in the back.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/850601642089271/

“1942 willys cj2a jeep with factory heat and plow setup. Spring over axle lift with lockouts. Need rear brake work, fuel pump and battery. Does drive but has no brakes. Willing to trade.”

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Year? Jeepster Body Montclair, NJ $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Mike spotted this Jeepster body. This appears to have potential based on the pics.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/montclair-1942-willys-jeep-body-and/7119168022.html

“This Jeep body has been sitting in our garage for a while now and we want to get rid of it. It is in good condition and has little rust. It is in Montclair, NJ. Pick up or shipping at buyers expense. Price is $1500, or best offer.”

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1958 FC-150 Casa Grande, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Daniel shared this project.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/casa-grande-willys-jeep/7118383288.html

“1958 Willys Jeep FC150, 4×4, stick shift, 5.38 gears, 1/2 ton truck.
Engine just needs work it is currently torn apart now but i can put it back together if the buys asks. Its a project truck. Willing to do trades for dump trailor or enclosed trailer.”

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1946 CJ-2A/Suzuki Alton, IL $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Other 4x4s

Has Suzuki Samarai parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2884186418366384/

“1946 Military Willys CJ2A has a lot invested into it. I have really enjoyed it but it’s time to part ways. It needs some work. Pm for more details it won’t let me type anymore. Needs timing and has exposed wires. I didn’t do the build but you can tell by looking what it’s got! It’s an all custom build and one of a kind. It’s not a Willy’s title as that was lost a long time ago. So what it has is a Clean Suzuki samurai title from the frame, engine, and transmission. It’s powered by a rebuilt fuel injected samurai motor and transmission which is a 1.6L 4 speed manual transmission with 4hi and 4L. It has brand new spark plugs, plug wires, distributor motor, Distributor cap, and rotor. 5.13 gears with a rear E-locker that is geared to be on all of the time, Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 front and rear axles, FJ60 leaf springs, and FJ60 front manual center locking hubs. Make offer. No low ballers please.”

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1948 CJ-2A Custom and 1947 CJ-2A Parts Ottawa Lake, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller has two different jeeps for sale. The 1948 is listed at $1100. The other does not appear to have a price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2004214753055445/

“Project, Willis body sitting on a mid 70s CJ5 frame with title. Set up for Ford 8 cylinder with bell housing and adapt or plate. Have trans/transfer case etc. Just need engine, brakes and some other minor stuff to be a decent trail rig or dune unit. Last pic is a 1947 parts Willis I also have for sale “no title””

1948 CJ-2A (this was listed a few months back):

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1951 M-38 Chicago, IL $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This runs, but sounds like it will need some work to be road worthy.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm076/adm076.html

“It is complete and needs a full tune up-batteries brakes some floor panels and wires to get going again. Engine runs. Text or email to me for more information.”

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1947 CJ-2A Rockton, IL $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2019) No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/754869778324563/

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1947 CJ-2A Liberty, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2020) Jordan forwarded this 2A. The “hatchback” mod is interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2470851983165217

“Needs full restoration. Has been stored indoors for 20 years. Has cab from Sears and Roebuck. Has gas tank in trunk. Solid frame, will need trailered! Actual miles different than listed. Have two Willys Trucks as well. More pictures here”

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Ever-Built Stainless Body Kit Winona, MN $5250

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/06/2019) This is an “Ever-Built” stainless body kit from the mid-1990s.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428110881474466/

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“For sale a complete Ever-Built Metal Manufacturing, (Sheehan Inc, sheehan.com.ph), stainless steel flat fender “Jeepney” body and frame kit. This kit was imported from the Philippines in late 1995 and was never assembled. The kit includes:
The hand fabricated main body tub, which utilizes stainless steel for visible sheet metal and galvanized for floor and firewall.

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1948 CJ-2A Indianapolis, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2019) A lot of work to be done.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/766147873888111/

“1948 willys jeep . Been in storage a long time . Asking $3800 obo . No title but will give bill of sale”

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Coast Cities Motor Sales Ads in 1949

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Some updated information and ads.

Coast Cities Motor Sales announced the opening of the Jeep dealership in a December 10, 1948, article in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Chronicle Star. Subsequently, for eleven months, from December 1948 through October 1949 they published ads in the same paper.

Later, In May of 1950, a new seller, Jackson County Motor Company, appeared. Perhaps, not coincidently, Jackson County Motors launches on the same highway (HWY 90) as Coast Cities Motor Sales had been located.

Prior to Coast Cities Motors Sales. jeep dealer Caver-Wiggins advertised from July 1946 to November 1947 in the Chronicle Star. Subsequently, in a corporate restructuring, Runnel-Wiggins became the main seller/advertiser. Runnel-Wiggins ran ads from November of 1947 through April of 1948. No additional information appeared in the Chronicle Star about Runnel-Wiggins.

After April, the next Jeep ad for 1948 was the December 10th, 1948 ad by Coast Cities Motors. Whether Coast Cities Motor Sales was related to the previous dealer isn’t clear, as they were located in a different places.

Below are some Coast Cities Motor Sales ad example:

December 17, 1948  & January 07, 1949: Pascagoula’s New Dealer For The World’s Most Useful Vehicles
(The ad shown is actually the January 07 ad. The December 17, 1948, ad has only minor text differences from the January ad. This is a long one-column ad, so it’s been chopped to better fit the page)

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January 14, 1949: Announcing … Another Home for the World’s Most Useful Vehicles

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January 24, 1949: Launch of Coast Cities Motor Sales

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February 11, 1949: One Farm Vehicle You Can Count on in Any Weather

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1944 Jeep Illustration by Steven Pescayne

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This illustration was donated to the University of Toledo. It was drawn by Steven Escayne while was serving in Italy in 1944.You can see a few other illustrations by Steven drawn during the war in the Library’s collection here. Another website, https://toledosattic.org/exhibits/war-in-their-own-words also has some drawings by him.

 
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Photos of General Mark Clark in Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: The bottom photo from 1943 was available on eBay in 2017. Here’s another one, this time from 1944, that is on eBay.

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“1944 Press Photo General Mark Clark & officers ride jeep in Rome During WWII. This is an original press photo. World War II – Italy (Entry into Rome). In three-star jeep, Lieutenant General Mark Clark (left front), fifth army commander, rides through a Rome street June 5, day after Allies captured the city. In rear seat are Major General Alfred M. Gruenther (left), Clark’s chief of staff, and Major General Geoffrey Keyes, second corps commander. St. Peter’s cathedral is in background. Photo measures 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Photo is dated 6-5-1944.”

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From a 2017 eBay auction: “1943- Lieutenant General Mark Clark, Commander of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy, reviews beachhead battlefronts near Anzio from a jeep with Army officers during an inspection tour.
Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”

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1963 Western Snowblower Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Has anyone ever seen one of these Western Snowblowers mounted to a jeep?

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Western also produced wrecker setups as well (Pics from a 2015 eBay auction):
This brochure highlights the Western WC-3 Cranes for the FC, Jeep, and Jeep Truck.

“Up for Auction is a Rare and Amazing Western Wreckers for Willys 4WD Vehicles Jeeps-Jeep Trucks-Forward Control Trucks-3 Ton Cranes Brochure there are 2 pages in very good condition.”

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