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1950 Swamp Buggy Vero, Fl **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

“the buggy you are looking at is a 1950 jeep willys platform buggy. 3 speed 4X4 working headlights, and winch. comfortably seats up to 6 people. Working lock in warn hubs. working breaks. new fluid in front and rear end, transmission and transfercase. THIS BUGGY IS READY TO GO AND NEEDS NOTHING. please feel free to call or text with any questions.”

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1963 Austin Champ Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(03/03/2011) This is the nicest Champ I’ve ever seen.

“UP4AUCTION hosted by Discover Classic Cars is very pleased to offer you this 1963 AUSTIN CHAMP JEEP! This a rather rare vehicle, these were the civilian versions of the British combat vehicles. This has 12,130 ACTUAL miles and will definitely cause heads to turn wherever you show up in it. This is not a daily driver and is not built for highway driving. Normal speed is roughly 30mph and its maximum speed is 60mph at 3,700rpm.  This Champ will also ford to a depth of 1 foot 6 inches.

The temperature gauge is in-op presently, Red main indicator light is burned out and the hand brake is in need of an adjustment.

Finished in Maroon with Blue fenders, the exterior of this Austin shows well. There are a few blemishes in the paint, please view the photographs below or call us for additional details. The White vinyl removable soft top and doors are in very good condition. The Maroon vinyl seats are in good condition, there is minor wear present and a tear on the inside of the passenger seat.  The carpeting also shows minor wear just so you’re aware. Please view all of the photographs below or call us for details….”

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A Jeep Wagoneer + a Ferrari = Jerrari • Top Speed: 140mph

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

The National Automobile Museum (the Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada, opened in 1989.  Most of the collection is based on Bill Harrah’s (gaming pioneer and avid collector) automobile collection.  Following Bill’s death in 1978, the Holiday Corporation bought Harrah’s Hotels/Casinos and more, including the collection.  Then Holiday announced they were going to sell the cars.  This ticked off Nevadans, so the governor stepped in and helped negotiate a donation of the cars by Holiday to a special non profit organization established for the purposes of a museum.

The museum was named among the top ten museums by Car Collector magazine, has been ranked as one of the best 16 car museums in the world by Autoweek, and has been selected the best Museum in Northern Nevada in Nevada Magazines’ Annual Readers Poll.

The collection appears to have only two jeeps.  One is a slightly modded CJ-5; the other is a Wagoneer that was outfitted with a Ferrari engine and called a Jerrari.

Here is the Jerrari as photographed by RenoDesertFox from Flickr.  Note the color of the first image is the correct color and the remaining images have had the colors tweaked by the photographer, but still show a good deal of detail.

1. Front view of the Jerrari (link to original)

2. Color has been tweaked. (link to original)

3. The Ferarri engine. (link to original)

4. Click on the image to more easily read the history. (link to original)

1. Here is the one image I have, again via RenoDesertFox, of the 1972 CJ-5 on display. (link to original)

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The Plane called a Jeep by the USAAF

• CATEGORIES: Features

Admittedly, I know very little about planes.  So, maybe I’m the only person who didn’t know that there was a plane that’s called a Jeep?   It is the Curtiss AT-9 ‘Jeep’ plane.  I discovered it while looking through some old photos at the McCarthur Museum in Arkansas (which I’ll feature in a couple days).

Here’s the photo I initially found. (see the last sentence in the caption).  When I first saw the photo, I looked around to see where the jeep was sitting, but the little plane was blocking my view.  Then it finally dawned on me that the little plane was the jeep.

Here’s a more recent photo from Wikipedia.

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1952 M-38 Seattle, Wa $4800


This has a variety of changes.

“buick v6 toyota diffs arb front spool rear 5 new 38.5 inch boggers full cage 5.29 gears new seats warn winch 8274 8000 chevy power steering chevy 4 speed dana 20 transfercase half doors top covers driver and pass with rear winder  or possible trade atv 4×4 and kids quads older trucks cars 40s 50s boats have more picks.  call 4 info 360 870 4116 cory”

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1942 GPW Whitewater, Co $5000


Does not run.


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1951 M-38 Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Camping, M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The seller provides a long, detailed list about this jeep.  It also includes a food storage box  (grub box).  I think that is a custom top.

“It has a 4-speed gearbox with the lowest gear ratio of 6:1.  The 4-cylinder, 2.3 liter Ford engine was rebuilt less than 5,000 miles ago.  The Saturn overdrive was rebuilt about 1,500 miles ago.  It was purchased by the current non-smoking owner in 1977 and complete maintenance records are included.  The jeep is fully operational, licensed through January 2012 and can be driven as is . . .  visit the bay ad to learn more.”

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1948 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

This has an unusual front bumper.

“Just wanting to sell it”

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1946 CJ-2A Sebastian, Fl **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(12/11/2009) The grille on this doesn’t look like a 1946 Grille.  I don’t see the bow brackets on the driver’s side either. The rear lights look incorrect … I”m sure there’s more.

“1946 Willis CJ2A-First Civilian Model. Complete restoration from the frame-up. Clear Florida title. 44miles on the motor & drive train. Pics included.”


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1953 CJ-3B Hermosa, SD $1200


There may be some value here.

“53 Willys CJ-3B
I bought it to restore several years ago.
It still sits in my garage and time to restore it is no where in sight.
I have a motor and transmission to go with it, not installed.
Floors have some rust but are the most complete I’ve seen in an unrestored Willys.

$1,200 firm Clear South Dakota title.

If you can’t come to Hermosa South Dakota to look at and/or purchase it, then don’t bug me.
(605) four eight four-2859”

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1945 MB Dallas, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $1200. **SOLD**

There may be some value here.

“needs to be fixed up been sitting in a biulding for 12 years”

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1946 CJ-2A Lakeland, Fl $1500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500.

“have a 1946 willys jeep 4×4. *NO TITLE* i use Offroad only.flathead motor. RUNS. Frame/lift are solid. Frame from a later model cj. 34″ old swamper tires decent tread. walker exhaust and NEW fuel pump. have original windshield frame, no glass. Not much rust, but keep in mind its a 1946 thats been used for hunting. Serious buyers only. No dreamers. Don’t waste my time or yours. This is a cheap price for willys that RUNS. $1500. (863)4505797”

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Drunk Tank MBs

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

I wish we had some better photos of these.  These three photos were shot in 1949 by  J.R. Eyerman in Shanghai, China (click on the pics to see the Eyerman credit) for Life Magazine.  Interestingly, on this page the credit for the third photo is also, or mistakenly, given to Jack Birns.  Also, according to this page, the third photo captures the last tug to leave Shanghai, with credit to Jack as well. According to the folks at G503, these jeeps were used by the shore patrol “to pick up mostly drunks in and was easy to wash out the puke.”

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Chrismas Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s a good way to celebrate the holidays!  You can see more holiday cars here.

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1962 CJ-5 San Jose, Ca $275


Those hurricane rims are worth at least $100 by themselves.

“Transmission is a T14A-1. The transfer case is Spicer. If you want only the transmission or only the transfer case, they’re $150 each. Please see my other ads about my 1962 Willys CJ5.”

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4 Tires and Rims Sioux City, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150

This looks like a good price.

“For Sale: 4 Rims and Tires for a ’40’s -’79 Jeep CJ 5 /CJ 7 / Willys. All hold air. Approximately 75 -80% of their tread left. 7.50 -16 LT”


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1952 M-38 Mayer, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2650.

This might be a good price.

“1952 Willys Jeep Flat Head Ford. Engine starts up and runs. High low transmission clutch Needs Restoration. $2650/OBO”

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1948 CJ-2A St. Joseph, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

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1941? MB? San Diego, Ca $3000


No pics provided.

“I have a 1941 Jeep Willy for sale, check this cool Jeep out. Call me at: 858-689-8900 or 858-568-6623. Ask for Jamie or Luis. Thank you”

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1953 CJ-3B Menocino County, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This includes front and rear PTOs.

“1955 Willys Cj3b. It has original F-head hurricane 134 motor, T90 transmission, PTO winch, Harrison heater, powertake off on rear bumper,but is not hooked up, soft top made by best top. New painless wiring harness converted to 12 volt, towing bar. $4500 O.B.O.”

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1952 M-38A1 Portland, Or $1500


This sounds like a must sell situation.

“1952 Overland M38 A1 Jeep.  Moving soon and don’t have the time to restore this properly. Frame is in *excellent* condition, no rust. Needs some bodywork on rear panel and left-front fender, otherwise ready for primer-paint. Mostly complete though missing random parts like seat cushions, generator, gauges, and other little odds/ends. Transmission and transfer case recently rebuilt (can’t verify though they shift fine and oil was clean). Engine rebuilt though I don’t know how much mileage or when. Cyl head needs new valves and guides since they rusted from sitting in damp environment. If you have questions please ask, email for quickest response.  $1500 firm. You won’t find one in better condition.”

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PTO and Winch $250 Lanley, BC, Canada


Here’s a PTO north of the border.

“8000 lb Ramsey pto winch. I the pto unit which bolts to the back of the transfercase and the winch drum.  I don’t have the driveshaft, but they can be easily built”

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1965 CJ-5 Lima, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like a good price.

“you are looking at a 1965 Jeep cj5 it is a tuxedo Model. it meeds to be restored but all is there and works as it should”

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1951 Truck Kennebunk, Me $1600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

It runs and drives, but needs brakes.

“1951 Willys. Runs, yard drives. Super Hurricaine 6 cyl/ 3spd/ twin stick transfer case. This is a project, its a solid truck & it runs good, but, it is not road worthy. When I pulled it out of the barn this spring, my brake pedal went to the floor (it popped a line or a wheel cylinder). It needs new tires, it has bias plys on it now. The lights need to be gone through. I pulled the gas tank & had it cleaned last year, it is back in the truck, but, I was going to run new lines (I have a small jug under the hood to drive it around the yard). My number is 207 450 6184, Im home everyday after 4pm if you want to come look at it. This is a cash only sale please.”

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1947 CJ-2A with extended rear Ramona, Ca **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was on eBay

This is very interesting.  The rear on this seems similar to the rear extension on yesterday’s lead Colorado jeep.  The seller believes this is an ambulance.  I searched for an example of CJ-2A ambulance, but have yet to find any images that verifies one was built (though I’ve seen other extended CJ-2As). It seems more like a utility rig to me, especially given what appear to be utility racks above.  I also believe the lack of a siren (or spot on the roof where one was mounted), also suggests it wasn’t an ambulance.  None-the-less, the starting bid of $650 is a good price and  it would be an interesting rig to restore.  The seller provides a great, detailed review of this.

“I have never seen another jeep exactly like this. Its pretty rare. It is a left hand drive (so, its clearly not a postal jeep), its a flat fender, 4 wheel drive Willys jeep with an extended body and ambulance racks. (I do have a similar Swedish Jeep included in the photos for reference.) It needs restoration.

The metal tub is extended 24” and looks to be all original work from the time of manufacturing, it is well done and very unique. The extension is aft of the rear wheels as pictured.

The most amazing aspect of this jeep is the aircraft style aluminum top (“Tin Top”, if you will).  The top has what I am told are stretcher ‘stays”. We were told this is an ambulance, and by all appearances, it would function as an ambulance. The top itself is original to the jeep and done professionally, its solid and riveted to perfection.

The top has functioning aluminum side storage doors and rear body aluminum storage doors that open and lock (as pictured). The top interior has metal caged storage areas, all are sturdy and have been in place about 60 years, holding up to the test of time!

The lower body is steel with age appropriate and reparable rust, but has been in California for many years and much of it is surface rust. The floor board rust and a couple other rust areas will need more elbow grease and restoration than other areas and is more than surface rust. You have to ask me questions on this and look at the photos as some of the rust will need actual rust repair. I want you to know the needs of this project so that you are happy with your purchase.

The front grill is temporarily attached for engine replacement, it will need to be bolted back in properly.

The original tail gate is in tact and functioning.

The original tilt-out windshield frame is there, minus the glass (you guys know how easy this is to get replaced).

All original gauges are there (no broken glass!)

All original latches (windshield, seat, etc.) are present

Original drivers seat is present and functioning (needs restore)

Passengers seat present (original?)

Original gas tank

Original shifter levers

Original 4×4 transfer case

Original Axles

Original Transmission

Original Two Piece Hood

Original fenders

Original Tub

Original Steering Wheel

Original Steering Gear

Original aluminum “sun visor” (over windshield area)

Military Style Pintle hitch  mount in rear

Tow Bar attached to the front

Has 5 on 5.5 Jeep lugs will need new tires, but rolls freely as is

Will need new brakes, original brake cylinder is in place

Mechanical:  The axles, transfer case and transmission are all in the jeep.  Both driveshafts have been removed, but the original rear driveshaft and also, 1/2 of the front driveshaft are both included in a large box of parts that go with the Jeep. You guys know you can get these driveshafts with ease.

The engine is not installed but is included as well. It was removed for restoration (so that part of the job is already done!). It will need obvious restoration, but is not clearly not seized as the crank is out of the block. If I were to complete the project, I’d give it an acid bath and re-assemble. You will have to purchase a single rod and piston (which is available at “Border Parts” in San Diego), plus purchase the correct fly wheel (there is a fly wheel, but it does not appear to be correct), everything else is present including motor mounts and the head (as pictured). The engine is what I was told to be the original engine. It is a Willys flat head 4, has an original 1958 job tag riveted to the block (see pictures).

The attached engine job tag shows 2 cylinders, 1 rod and one main bearing was replaced in 1958 (again, see the pictures of the metal riveted on job tag).

The camshaft and valves are still in the block.  Also included are 3 rod and piston assemblies, the crankshaft, main bearing blocks, side valve cover, manifold, exhaust, oil pan, head, etc.


We can not know the actual mileage as the paint has faded.

At some point in the past, a pipe vise was added to the front bumper, it can easily be removed.  Also, barely visible below the driver’s windshield is a red stenciled ” FIVE STAR GENERAL” .  No, I don’t believe it was a real 5-star general, just a guy who was very happy with his unique jeep.

This Jeep is sold with a bill of sale only, it is a collectible and will need to be restored before going on the road, however, both VIN tags are attached as photographed, this will be an easy registration (and NO smog required :).”

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