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Early Hardtop Detroit, MI $350


No pics provided.

“Original steel top & doors. MB, M38, CJ2 & 3, maybe others. From a CJ3. 350 obo.”

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CJ-2A Front Clip Eustis, FL $375


Advertised as a 1946 front clip, this doesn’t have the correct parking lights.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep Flat Fenders,Hood and Grill .
Hood and Fenders has been repaired and Sandblasted , grill needs to clean.
All in good condition ready for primer .”


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1956 CJ-3B Oakwood, GA $16,500


Looks like a frame up restoration.

“1956 Willys CJ-3B w/ original 4cyl Hurricane engine and 3 speed manual transmission. Dana 18 transfer case w/ PTO drive option. Locking hubs on front.

US Patent Office Serial #57348 30936

Completely rebuilt. Fabricated tire arm for spare tire; added roll bar and high top seats. Low milage on rebuild. Many photos available and video of engine running.”

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Year? CJ-2A / CJ-2L Wabasha, MN $650


This looks like one of the lengthen CJ-2As out of the Spokane area.

“Classic Jeep Willys model CJ-3B for parts or a project vehicle. Not sure on the exact year, if you have a trailer come and pick it up.
Don’t know how long it has been at the field edge, doesn’t run.”

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1948 CJ-2A Bevent, WI $1300


Unclear how much value is here with this ran-when-parked jeep.


“Clean title.
All original with flat head, 4 cylinder, ran when parked 9 years ago.”


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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $20,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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2 CJ-5s Monticello, FL $1000


One of these has a rear PTO. seems like some value here.

“Two Willys Jeeps, a 1958 and 1960 complete for 1,000.00 or trade or (OBO). NOT RUNNING. Good for parts.”

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Damn the Torpedo ‘Fuel’, Full Speed Ahead

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

A September 23, 1956, article in the Lansing State Journal (Michigan) tells the story of an auto parts dealer who bought some surplus fuel, only to find out it was a special type of fuel.


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1962 Service Bulletin: The 1000-Mile Inspection

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Mike shared this June 18, 1962, Willys Motors Service Bulletin that has an updated 1000-mile inspection checklist. It’s both a handy checklist for the inspection of your current vintage jeep or for use when checking out a new jeep.

PDF Version of Checklist
(or an Alternative Checklist create by a reader years ago)



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1942 Photo of NY Gov Lehman in Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo shows New York Governor Lehman and Col. Broadus sitting in a jeep.

View all the information on eBay

“1942 Press Photo New York Governor takes ride in military jeep. This is an original press photo. New York – jeep – Lieutenant … reviews, Colonel Broadus salutes, Governor Lehman takes a ride Photo measures 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-07-1942.”



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1955 Ad w/ Mocked CJ-5 From Prev Photo

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

A 1955 newspaper ad for jeep looks familiar to me. Noticing that the spare tire was mounted like that of a CJ-2, I realized that the CJ-5 portion of the photo had been illustrated and an extra tree added.

Here’s how the ad looks, edited and cropped, in 1955 (ad is on eBay):


Here’s how the original 1945 press photo looked:


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1951 CJ-3A? East Moriches, NY $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/18/2018) Looks good. Appears to have a reproduction body.

“1951 Willys Jeep, 4×4, great condition, modified with Buick 6 cylinder engine, power steering, 37000 on odometer (not sure if accurate) very well maintained,cool interior, excellent for the beach or snow. rubberized floor. You will not find a nicer one in N.Y. NO RUST.
If you see the ad the Jeep is still available”

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1955 CJ-3B Spring Hope, NC $7500


This has been for sale for a while, but never popped up on my searches until now.

“1955 CJ3B 500 miles on Engine 37,000 on Jeep Body only fair but no holes Full Best Top with doors no holes a bit brittle tho Reupholstered front seats Have back seat Brand new tires Brand new 11” brakes, drums and master cylinder Replaced gas tank I will deliver for a fee $7,500 Listing for friend”

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Year? CJ-3A Hanceville, AL $2500


Seller indicates it runs and drives.

“It runs drives”

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1952 CJ-3A Fayetteville, NC $12,995


Based on the pics, the jeep plays well with snow.

“1952 Willys Jeep CJ3A. Rebuilt motor and Transfer Case. New tires, No Top, beautiful 99% original Willys. Completely rewired. Clear NC Title”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1979 CJ-5 Oliver Springs, TN $3200:
  2. 1958 CJ-5 West Point, GA $2500:
  3. 1963 CJ-5 Charleston, SC $2500:
  4. 1973 CJ-5 Chandler, IN $4600:
  5. 1972 CJ-5 Lexington, KY $2000:
  6. 1973 CJ-5 Montgomery, AL $1500:
  7. 1971 CJ-5 Albemarle, NC $3500:
  8. 1977 CJ-5 Cambridge, OH $1500:
  9. 1960 CJ-5 Fayetteville, GA $500:
  10. 1959 CJ-5 Lakeland, FL $2500:
  11. 1979-CJ-5 Greenville, SC $1500:
  12. 1957 CJ-5 Acworth, GA $1700:
  13. 1973 CJ-5 Orlando, FL $1800:
  14. 1966 CJ-5 Southampton, MA $800:


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Alpharetta, GA $4500:
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Lacomb, OR $4200:
  3. 2 M-38A1s Springville, AL $4000:
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1946 CJ-2A North Smithfield, RI $22,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/30/2020) This includes a rear PTO setup and a capstan winch on the front. or

“Nicely restored first year Civilian Jeep Very rare capstan winch and rear PTO with Belt Pulley”

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1958 Truck JeepRod Mooresville, NC $11,900

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

Lots of mods.

“IF AD IS UP, it is still available. Professionally built custom ’58 Willys Overland Pickup. US Army Military Police theme. Runs and drive great! 350 Chevy motor with 4L80E Auto Transmission. 4 wheel disc brakes. Aluminum Radiator w/ Elec fan. Many Custom touches. Show winning Rat Rod!!”

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1947 CJ-2A Farmersville, OH $3200


Looks like the drain holes have been patched.

“Military style with new tires and wheels. Complete rebuild kit for a flathead engine.”

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1962 Fire Truck Dover, OH $17,000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.×4/7235413915.html

“This is a nice running 1962 Willys Jeep firetruck,Has redone 2yrs ago,All new brake lines,brake bands and.whell cylinder,and master cylinder,body work was done and painted.Nice show vehicle..only 42,000 miles,has original, light on top, and working siren..6cylinder hurricane motor,4wheel drive,3speed on floor,high and low range”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Howell, NJ $25,000(?)


The price listed is $25,000, however maybe it is supposed to be $2500? It looks like it is a lefty. It has a DJ-3A hardtop (CJ-5s has the side windows in the top).

“1948 Willys jeep CJ2A SOLID PROJECT runs good nice frame comes with plow needs some work”

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1950 Jeepster Big Flats, NY $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

The engine spins.

“Up for sale is a rare 1950 willys jeepster. Body is in fair condition with some rust repair needed. Frame is in very good condition, some surface rust no holes.

Has original 4 cylinder motor that turns over by hand. Engine is complete, but does not run. Seat frames are there but need redone. Frame for top is there and complete, top is long gone.

Tires are shot but does roll. I have 8 jeeps and will not be getting to this one anytime soon.
Asking $1500 or no. Call or text only. No emails will be answered.”

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1954 CJ-3B Flat Rock, IN $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/15/2020) Runs.

“I have title. Runs and drives good. It’s in good shape for a 66 yr. old Willys. $3500 or best reasonable offer”

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Newest Jeep Stuff

• CATEGORIES: Features

A guy in Seattle sold several lots of jeep stuff from his collection on eBay and I was a the fortunate recipient. So, Merry Christmas to me! The items that particularly interested me were the two different Baier lighters and the two wooden jeep pipes.

The Baier lighters were heavier and in better shape than I expected, while the two wooden pipes are both from France, each with engraved differently on the bottom.

The jeep toys range in quality, but I didn’t have any of them, so they were just a fun bonus. 
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Here’s a close up of the two Baier lighters. To ignite the lighter on the large jeep with the map on the top, you turn the door handles (either the passenger side and drivers side). Turning the handle releases the hood piece, causing the lighter to spark (no fuel in it currently). The smaller jeep is the same principle, only there’s a single button above the driver’s door and the lighter piece that pops up is in the top, not the hood.


My growing collection of jeep lighters and smoking related jeeps hasn’t been planned, but does seem to be growing….


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Hallmark’s Sesame Street FJ-3 Ornament $19.95 (and more)

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

Jesse shared this FJ-3 ornament information. Last year, I posted about Sesame Street’s use of an FJ-3 as Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. What I didn’t know was that Jesse sold an FJ-3 that was renovated into real Cookie Monster Foodie Truck that is now at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But, it doesn’t serve food. Instead, it is a kids interactive challenge (there’s an online version at PBS):


Cookie Monster food truck interactive spot. (photo by @bioreconstruct from this website).

Here’s another one:


When you momma and poppa frogs hop in line for food, let the tadpoles play at the nearby foodie truck challenge. Help Cookie Monster and Gonger prepare delicious meals by following along with the video instructions and pressing the correct buttons for the right ingredients! Photo Credit: Undercover Tourist.

As for the ornament, you can order it here:

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And, if you don’t want an ornament, you can buy a kids FJ-3 Cookie Monster Food Truck at Target for $14.99:

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Or, for only $6.99, you can purchase a Cookie Monster Board book: