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Year? M-38 Lockhart, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine is locked. Unclear how much value is here. It’s listed as a 1949, but clearly is an M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936926646839037

“Just got. Motor seems locked but not too bad. All original”

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1946 CJ-2A Belton, TX $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not much value in this CJ-2A #41885 (I think that’s the number). The serial number data plate might just be the most valuable item.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409557560313588

“1946 willys cj2a in rough condition”

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1947 CJ-2A Gulfport, MS $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

The CJ-2A was the SECOND model sold to civilians? What was the first? Maybe seller meant the second year of sales?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/146820066834338

“This is a REAL Jeep; it is the SECOND model Jeep sold for/to civilians after WWII. It was rebuilt by the previous owner and has a 4-cylinder, Go-Devil engine, 4-leaf suspension, 3-speed manual transmission, transfer case shifter, and range shifter, military-style tires (in excellent condition), 5-gallon external/spare fuel can (w/spout), and a canvas “summer top” (no sides) w/frame (not pictured). Also has an A-frame tow-bar which bolts to the front bumper. Maximum (street) speed is 45 MPH. Four wheel drive works and has front-axle locking hubs. It is a definite attention-getter, and crowd-pleaser. Would make anyone’s Christmas the BEST EVER! Price is FIRM”

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No updates Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

No updates today. Next updates Sunday.

Well, we raised the bar this Christmas. Last Christmas we took my mother-in-law to the ER on Christmas morning. For 2020, we visited the Pet ER at 2am and returned at 4am, then took my m-i-l to the ER in the afternoon (just as I finished cooking a prime rib). Who knows what Christmas 2021 will bring!!??!!

 
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Super Hurricane w/ T90 and Dana 18 West Michigan **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

“Prime candidate for rebuild, disassembled and fully cleaned. Standard bore and crank. Including oil pan and all pictured parts . T90,Dana18 .$650.00”

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1957 Photo of M-38A1; Merry Christmas!

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This old Christmas photo featuring a decorated M-38A1 and trailer is for sale on eBay. It’s a pretty faded photo, but just seemed perfect for this year’ s pandemic Christmas … things are just a bit off this year!

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“Vintage 1957 Christmas Photograph Santa Merry Christmas Jeep Reindeer Funny.”

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Jeeps For Georgie

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared this story about a 1000 jeeps and drivers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, giving a young cancer patient home for Christmas a parade to remember. The event was called “Jeeps for Georgie”. Read more here:

https://wjla.com/news/local/gallery-more-than-a-thousand-jeeps-gather-to-surprise-young-cancer-patient

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Neil Young & His 1951 Jeepster

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: Mark found this photo which seems like it could have been taken at the same time the video was shot: https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photographs/T9XmZX/Neil-Young-Broken-Arrow-Ranch-1971

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Mike spotted this video of Neil Young driving his 1951 Jeepster. Unfortunately, I cannot embed the video, so a screenshot will have to make do. You can see the video snippet of the Jeepster at the start of a video with Neil Young playing “Old Man”. It appears the old man rancher that inspired the song can also be seen.

I believe this is the same Jeepster that Vernon (and his aliases) have mentioned over the years. Neil’s Jeepster has the Lightning (inline 6) engine. It also has the JEEP brass tag and a 673 has the emblem, plug Vernon’s overdrive solenoid.

Per Vernon, “noted rock star NEIL YOUNG opted for the 51 — in 69 he drove it from LA to his new ranch in LA HONDA , guitars in the back , gold records , the TURTLES drummer JOHNNY BARBATA rode shotgun — he had to get out of LA and hide in the wilderness , people were picking him apart”
… and …
“NEIL YOUNG wont drive his fossil fueled classic cars anymore — he’s went utterly , completely GREEN ( listen to his GREENDALE album ) — his 1951 WILLYS OVERLAND JEEPSTER PHAETON is now a ” museum piece ” gathering dust”.

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Neil Young in his 1951 Jeepster. Standing next to it looks like David Crosby to me.

 

 
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Willys MA Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Here’s a photo of a Willys MA in action.

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“Offered is an original WWII time period photograph. It belonged Lt. Salvador Joseph Cuttitta who was enlisted with the 6th Armored Infantry and trained with 1st Armored Division. He was then transferred to serve with the 5th Armored Division. There is some tape on the corners as seen. Picture measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ inches.”

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Customized WWII Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

This photo is part of a collection of photos of the 333rd Engineers. No date is given. It looks like this jeep was nicely updated until a wreck or something else caused damage.

View all the information on eBay

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1948 Wagon Buzzards Bay, MA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/24/2020) The description is brief on this wagon: “runs”. This could be a stock gem if the inside condition is good.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/314858256238146

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Year? CJ-2A Mesa, AZ $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a variety of updates. There might be value here if the engine spins.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/680664722598065

‘I ended up purchasing this jeep from my Dads friend. I dont have all the details yet I will have more when I get them dug out of the jungle which is his yard. I am asking $1250 for the complete jeep Has the l head engine I also have hard top for sale that came off a 1960 CJ5. I also have a P.T.O winch for sale.”

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1942 MB? Fort Mohave, AZ $17,820

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/31/2020) Has a GPW-like bumper with the holes in front of the frame rails.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4549335915139542/

‘Jeep with 50 cal mounted on it. Excellent condition everything works the way it did in 1942.”

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1946? CJ-2A Niles, MI $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4200.

(10/07/2020) Jeep has no title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763373814387535

“Old 1946? Willys CJ2A for sale price reduced to 4500 cash sale only. Jeep runs drives stops. Has new military tires, new carburetor, new brake lines, and a few extra parts that are new. This Jeep needs a new home for winter come buy it before it’s gone! No title bill of sale will be given Will look at possible trades for nice 4×4 truck $4500 obo cash is king”

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1985 CJ-7/Flattie Body Project Hudson, NH $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2020) This has a fiberglass body. I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1223807497989120/

“This is a PROJECT it’s a 1985 cj7 frame and 4 cyl running gear 4 speed trans. The body is a used cj2a fiberglass tub steel frt end. This is a project and needs to be completed”

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1951 CJ-3A? North Branford, CT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/30/2020) This appears to be a CJ-3A with a replacement tub, but hard to tell for sure given the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1541216709418444

“1951 willys Jeep. Have 90% of the parts. There is not rot on it at all it has been in a garage all it’s life. Motors all there needs to be gone through before running it. I have the front seats they will need to be re covers but there not bad. Has big tires on it solid front a rear axles. Not in a rush to sell it but I’m also not giving it away. Yes it needs work but you won’t find one in this good of condition in ct. has a new body on it an I have the receipt. Will trade for a tractor with a bucket an a 3 point hitch attachment”

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Year? CJ-3A East Stroudsburg, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2020) Looks to be a CJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/767701680754543

“Willys for sale or trade , comes with plow , was running. Not sure of year and not actual miles.”

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1947 CJ-2A Egg Harbor, NJ $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2020) The drain holes have been filled, so probably has had some body work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2845979825623546/

“Frame off restoration new wheels and tires , wire harness, seats, runs drives well, lots of new parts. Clear title. Looking for possible trade corvette”

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1946 CJ-2A Loudon, NH $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2020) It’s got a fiberglass body and stainless windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/671158700469691

1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A around 1000 miles on rebuilt engine. New carb and front end parts. Fiberglass body, stainless steel CJ-3a windshield. Full roll cage best top seats and full soft top with side windows. Best top center console. 4000lb winch. Spare tire carrier. New 700×16 tires. Fun Jeep.”

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1947 CJ-2A Collins, MS $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2020) Sounds like it runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1193853607683568

“Garage kept since 1993, good condition. Three speed floor shift transmission”

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Jeepsters and the Sunkist Lady

UPDATE: This article provides more information about this stunt Jeepster and plane. It was published in the March 20, 1949, issue of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

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Originally Published Dec 8, 2012:


The Sunkist Lady was an Aeronca 15AC Sedan airplane flown by Dick Riedel and Bill Barris used to set a world-record for endurance flight.  They spent a total of 1008 hours and 2 minutes aboard the airplane, ending their flight in April of 1949. Unfortunately for them, their record was broken six months later.

What makes this relevant for jeep fans was that to keep the plan in the air, the crew used Jeepsters borrowed from local dealers to race down the airport runway so the crew could hand fuel and food to the two pilots.

Thanks to Colin for forwarding the story!

Here is a link to a story and a video about the flight (124 MB): http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/airport/the_sunkist_lady.asp

Here is a second article:  http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2012/03/saga-of-sunkist-lady.html. The picture below is from that article.


 
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1946 Ralph McGill Column: Jeep Jockey in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

I’d be very interested to know if the driver’s kidney issues improved once he his jeep driving days in the military were over. This article appeared in the February 21, 1946, issue of the Atlanta Constitution.

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Knox Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE: Scott recently refurbed his Knox, making it capable and durable for modern activities. He’s had a hard time finding information on these trailers. Does anyone know more about them? Here are a couple pics of his trailer:

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Here are two Knox trailers that were listed on eBay back in 2013:

1) This Knox trailer was on eBay and has a serial number of 15.

“This is soooo rare there is barely ANYTHING on Google except this listing now..
From what I can gather from old guys in the military vehicle circles, these were made by Knox company who also made utility bodies and truck tool boxes. These were optional equipment for international trucks and some Jeeps. Serial #15, Rated at 1500 pounds”

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2) This one is from the Inland Empire in California and was priced at $800

“Rare! It is an Old School Truck frame and 4’x6′ bed, converted into a trailer. Wood bed floor needs work but Im using ply wood right now. Hi clearance,very heavy duty used for Hualing Quad,offroading and camping. Comes with a Metal storage box on front. It has a Heavy Duty Dexter 6000lb mobile home axle with 3” tube,big spindles, narrowed to fit frame. It still has electric brake backing plates but not complete, You can buy the e-brake Hub/drum kit to fit backplates in future? Use it for parts to restore your Old truck or Rat Rod or As a Wagon for your Willys / Jeep or Offroad Truck. I would like to sell $800 or trade/Barter for A Low milage Jeep/Dodge 4.0L-4.6 Stroker or 5.9 v8.

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1942 Santa w/ Kids in a jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This 1944 newspaper photo of Santa in a jeep shows a military jeep with a taller-than-normal windshield, almost 2A like. This was published in the December 28, 1942, in the Bull Horn out of Norman, Oklahoma.

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1947 Press Photo of Japanese Kids in Toy Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This press photo was taken March 30, 1947, at a Japanese department story where kids got to test out riding jeeps from a Japanese manufacturer who added “Kiroy was Here” to the dash. I don’t think these models of riding jeeps have been documented.

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“1947 Press Photo Children playing with toy jeeps at a department store in Japan. This is an original press photo. Japan (General). Japanese children, visiting a Tokyo department store, try out toy jeeps bearing the slogan “Kilroy was here,” placed on them by the Japanese manufacturer.Photo measures 7 x 8.75inches. Photo is dated 3-30-1947. ”

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I was able to locate a corresponding photo in a newspaper. This one appeared in the March 31, 1947, issue of the Des Moines Tribune out of Iowa:

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