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Year? Model? Walnut Creek, CA $3500


No pics provided, but sounds like it could be a CJ-2A or CJ-3A.

“New rebuilt motor L134
New clutch
11” upgraded breaks
Drives but needs some love
Some rust but normal for this vehicle
Stearing box upgraded but needs new stearing column
New carborator but may need a different one to run smoother
It runs and drives and is a great project.
No title”

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Year? CJ-3A? Graham, WA $2750


UPDATE: Still Available.

The price includes four paddle tires. This has a replacement body, so it might be in reasonable shape. It runs.

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“Willys Jeep, iron duke four cylinder engine,
Runs , drives, have title
Comes with extra parts, including a set of 4 paddle tires on rims
Offers considered
Possible trades”

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1946 CJ-2A Axle, TX $1250


Not sure how much value is here.


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1948 CJ-2A Conway, AR $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/08/2020) This has a few dings, but I see no obvious rust. It could be worth a look.

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“Vehicle runs. Not operable. all original. Same owner 45 years.”

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1947 CJ-2A Project Phoenix, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

(11/27/2012) There’s a lot of project work left.

“GM stearing gear with all stearing parts custome made from a 4×4 GM truck. No motor. Motor mounts and tran mounts are for GM V-8 and four speed tran. Two transfer cases, one is a 205, and other is Rockwell. Two transmitions one is SM 465 other is a TH 350. Have alot of parts, It has a Dana/44 front and rear, wheel base 8 inches longer and wider, leaf spring over axel, axel’s are drilled 6 lug Chevy disc brakes, rear drum, fly wheel, Bellhousing, Starter, all brackets for motor, roll bar, and many more parts”


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1954 CJ-3B San Jose, CA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000. Last listed in 2019. Seller must sell quickly.

(06/06/19) Seller has pulled engine for rebuilding, so it sounds like a project.


“1954 hi hood flat fender Willy’s. It’s has a Ford 428 big block motor and a c6 transmission. I have pulled the motor and transmission out to be rebuilt, but I have not gotten around to it. The jeep also comes with a set of paddle tires.”

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William F. Baggerman’s Trips to Central & South America in a Jeep

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

William F. Baggerman in 1946 standing in front of his 1946 VEC CJ-2A. Behind the jeep is a trailer (a box on wheels). Standing to the side of the jeep is Charles Mum of the Laredo, Texas, AAA. William is just about to enter Mexico in 1946.

Wiliam F. Baggerman was born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri, area around 1914. He attended Washington University and Edinburgh University. He started Modern Management Co., a real estate management firm, in 1936, and later was employed with Sycamore Investors, Inc., a shopping center development company.

He entered what would become the Air Force right after Pearl Harbor and spent 20 months in the Pacific theatre, stationed for at least part of the time in Guam. While in Guam, for some unknown reason, he decided to travel to Central America after the war.

A year after the war ended, he purchased a jeep and, along with a trailer, headed south to Laredo, Texas, where he began his adventure.

After his trip, he wrote an 60 page book: Driving to Managua, Nicaragua (A Guide to the PanAmerican Highway Through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua).

The book is part guide book and part travelogue, as most of the text describes dryly how to travel through the various countries. Yet, the pics feel far more personal; there are at least 10 photos, almost all of which include the jeep. You can view the entire book online at

The jeep he used appears to have been a VEC with indents and a column shift, but without the rear hubs. So, I’d guess a 15xxx to 30xxx serial number. The trailer is a box on wheels … anyone know what model?

Let’s look at some pics!

This is a map of the Pan American Highway. It’s not clear to me how much he veered off the highway:


This pic shows him just entering Mexico:


Those are some beautiful mountains. But who is looking at the mountains when you can peek inside the cab and see the column shifter:


Apparently, even the jeep couldn’t take William everywhere:


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Some eBay Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

1. This first image shows a Cowboy in front of a CJ-3B with the jeep’s hood serving as a temporary desk. There is no description or date provided. 

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2. These next three pics are included within one auction.  View all the information on eBay. given the signs in the first photo, it would seem possible to locate where it was originally taken. 

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“Original WW2 photos (2.5 x 3.75 inches), curled from age, with some handling wear. These belonged to Corporal Alton Gilbert, a soldier in Company A of the 506th Military Police Battalion.”

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3. These three photos were taken near a mine in 1961. Based on the terrain, my off-the-cuff guess is that the scenes remind me of the area around Cripple Creek, Colorado. Anyone who knows the area better have different thoughts?

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“3 1960s 35mm Slides Family Enjoys Off Road Jeep Willys Mining Town Tour 1961”




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1943 Hotpoint Ad ‘Join the Bond Wagon’ on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Here’s another “Bond Wagon” ad for sale on eBay.

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“Grade per Six Grade System: Near Mint
Page size in English units (approximate): 10 1/4″ X 13 3/4”


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1947 J-2A Cleora, OK $7000


Seems in pretty good shape.

“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep perfect lake or farm vehicle, runs and drives great. Flat head engine rebuilt by last owner, has quite a few new parts threw out the vehicle. You will not find a cleaner Jeep for the price. Location- Cleora, OK”

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1959 DJ-3A Midlothian, TX $4499


This DJ-3A still has the 2WD front axle under it. Unclear what other changes have been made to it.

“Square fender – like in MASH. 61 yr old antique in great shape. Only 15,040 produced – very very rare. Many, many hours of toodlin’ up and down the roads & lots of fun at the deer lease. We’re owned and enjoyed since 1988. Kept in a garage.”


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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Chandler, TX $6000


This lefty runs and drives.

“48 willys jeep. Runs great 134bkilldevel 3 speed. New fuel tank. New 12 volt dist and battery. New carburetor. Very good condition. Still for sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Ponca City, OK $3800


This appears to have the Gov data plate on the dash. I think those are Renegade rims?

“Ex Navy vehicle 85% stock Still has a navy id plate on it.”

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1973 Gamma Goat Portland, Or $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

TJ shared this drivable Gamma Goat for sale.

“1973 runs and drives good. Nos windshield and soft top and doors. Missing couple drain plugs. Also has front winch but not mounted. This item is located in Golden valley Arizona. Has original paint job. Rear tail gate has only of machine is clean”


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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $3000


Needs some work to run.

“1948 Williz jeep. Needs clutch work, has 1st gear, 4×4 works great. Will need a battery and a tune up. No time to work on It”

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Year? Model Jonesboro, GA $2000


Listed as a 1961, this has an early CJ-2A grille and a CJ-3A or later frame. I’ve just not sure how much value is here. No description provided.

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1947 CJ-2A Anderson, MO $3500


It doesn’t run.

“47 Wiley’s 3500 or best offer. Does not run. Clean title. Has rusted place under seat. First with the money takes it home. No holds”



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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

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1959 CJ-5 Yakima, WA No Price


Seller needs this gone.  It has an unusual cargo area mod. Looks like a Koenig half cab.

“I am selling some stuff I need gone. Would like 2000 obo for Willy’s. Make an offer on the rest.
59 willy’s, it has new carb just needs to be installed. Hydraulic plow. Runs
F350 3/4 ton bed. – make offer
Military generator. -make offer”

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Year? CJ-2A Houston, TX $2000


Not a whole lot of value here.

“Willy’s Jeep, no title bill of sale only. ”

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13 Disassembled M-38A1s Shawnee, OK


UPDATE: Still Available. $500 or less per jeep.

(12/19/2019) Various M-38A1 parts, include an M-38A1C body.

“I have 13 Willys M38-A1 Military Jeep frames and tubs from the 1950’s. They have been in a wooded field since the 1970’s so they are weathered and some are rusted. Some have fenders, leaf springs, steering wheels, etc and some don’t. No motors or transmissions but I do have various parts (see pics). I have 1 hood left, 1 window frame, multiple axles and other parts. Asking $500 per Jeep or potentially less depending on condition.”

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1948 CJ-2A Bartlesville, OK $1850


Not sure how much value is here.

“Clearing out more of Dad’s projects. 1948 Willys Jeep. Would make a great restoration project. Clear title. $1850 OBO No lowball offers.”

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1956 DJ-3A Bolton, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** for $1300.

As Greg notes in the text, this very early Convertible DJ-3A (220th made) has been converted into a four-wheel-drive jeep. What’s curious to me is that this jeep is earlier than mine, but as the KS 0-8 speedometer (with an intact needle no less) rather than the KS 0-10 like mine. So, is my speedo original or not? Hmm. 

This particular DJ-3A has a number of stock parts, such as the windshield, which appears in good shape, and the Gauze wire filter, which is a hard to find item. The gas linkage and carb are unique to the DJ-3A and are hard items to find. Unfortunately, the underside of the body is rough (perhaps the floor is replaceable).

The frame of this DJ-3A looks original, as it has two plates on both sides which were used to attach the parking brake brackets (you can see one of the four hole plates near the top-middle of the very last photo below).

“1956 WILLYS DJ-3A (Dispatcher) Jeep
Model 56337
Serial # 10221
Block # 3J154786
Block casting # 641087-L-W10 ANI-CR-N2
No Title.
Engine turns over when key is turned.
Oil and coolant look good and where at correct levels when removed from barn (inside for past 10+ years).
The four wheel drive and floor shift are not this jeeps original equipment.
Both floor pans have patch plates.
Rear cross member has been replaced.
Transmission is stuck in gear.
Rolls freely and is in a location to easily load.
Please respond with your name and phone number and I will call you.
If the add is up its still for sale.
No shipping or trades.”


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1955 D.L. Beck Mfg Hardtop Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This 4-page brochure from D.L. Beck Manufacturing included a separate price list that dates the brochure around August 1, 1955. Curiously, the “Econo” hardtop was no longer featured in the brochure (see a 1954 example brochure at the bottom of this post). Apparently that “Econo” line of hardtops wasn’t good enough after all (see letter at the bottom that explains the reference).

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3 Late-1940s Jeep Ads from Portugal on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These three ads are each listed separately on eBay. Two of the ads are from 1947 and one is from 1948. All three are the same size, approximately: 13.5 x 18.5 cm (5.31 x 7.28 inches).

  1. 1947 advertising JEEP UNIVERSAL by WILLYS-OVERLAND original print ad

  2. 1947 advertising JEEP UNIVERSAL by WILLYS-OVERLAND original print ad
  3. 1948 advertising JEEP UNIVERSAL by WILLYS-OVERLAND original print ad