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1955 JeepRod Rupert, ID $1000


This may have been a truck at one time.

“Custom built rat rod. Has been in various car shows. Had plans for it but dont have the time. Asking 1000 obo”

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1948 CJ-2A La Grande, OR $2500


I was surprised to see this still had an L-head engine. Between the running engine and tires, there may be value here.

“Obo, everything original obviously besides wheels and tires, it also runs and drives. The steering column is not in place but I have it that’s the only thing wrong with it p.m. me for more info or anything”


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1942 GPW Longmont, CO $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/13/2020) Seller is listing for a friend. Price negotiable. A P# is included on Facebook.

“Original Ford built Willies Jeep. All bolts have the “F” on them. I don’t see a motor and trans with it, the owner may have one somewhere. In rough shape but still restorable. Listing for a friend: Price is negotiable. For details call owner.”

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1944 Photo of Jeeps in Mud Advancing on Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo of a couple jeep maneuvering through mud and over a series of logs was published in the  October 14, 1944, issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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Western JEEP Toy Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

UPDATE: Here are three Western JEEP toy ads on eBay.

1. This ad appeared in the May 1946 issue of Toys and Novelties. It looks to be an early ad for the Western Jeep. I didn’t realize it was manufactured out of Seattle.

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2. This ad appeared in the Playthings Magazine in September of 1946. It announced that the Western Jeep had proven too popular and was sold out. There was a kiddie ride called the Western Jeep that look like it used this style of jeep (see post below this one).

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3. This ad appeared most likely in a 1946 issue of Toys and Novelties. The seller of this ad is purposefully obscuring the date and magazine, so it isn’t clear whether when this ad was published.

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4. This ad appears in a 1947 magazine, probably Toys and Novelties. It announced a new low price (though the price of the ad on eBay is anything but low):

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1951 CJ-3A Luverne, MN $6900


I can’t tell if the floors have thick paint or a little bit of fiberglassing/body liner under the paint. Overall looks solid.

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1947 CJ-2A Trumbull, NE $7850


Has a variety of updates. Includes a trailer.

“1947 Jeep Willys, Chevy 4.3L V-6, 5.38:1 gears, Automatic, 35″ Baja tires, Dual exhaust, Winch, Windshield folds down, (2) 5′ LED Whip lights, Trailer included.”

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Three FC-170s Emporia, KS $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Seems worth a look. Unclear if any run.

“I have three Willys FC pickups one money takes all three trucks”

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1949 Jeepster Emery, SD $13,900

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Appears solid.

“1949 Willy’s Jeepster, 3 speed on the tree, runs good, licensed for SD. Car is in Emery SD.”

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1945 MB? Springfield, OR No Price


Lots of mods. I’d be surprised if this was “plated” as having served in Pearl Harbor during WWII (obviously wouldn’t have arrived until sometime in 1945 at the earliest if it is a 1945).

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“One of a kind. 1945 Jeep. 6 inch lift. On 35s. Full arb air lockers in each axle. On board air compressor and air tank for tires also. Custom roll cage. CD player. Has soft top and doors all in good condition. I’ve owned this for over 10 years. My boys are beginning to out grow it. So thinking I may sell this. Or trade it. It runs great. Plenty of power. 4 speed manual. Dual transfer case. Warn winch. Everything works except the speedo but I just go with flow of traffic. Not sure how to put a price on such a rare unique piece of American history. Plated and documented it’s been in Pearl Harbor. World war 2. So I’m taking offers. I paid 8k for this and have put in a few grand over the years for suspension and tires are new. Mileage is unknown”


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General Supply Generator w/ Willys Engine Coquille, OR $350

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Blainse shared this General Supply Company generator. More on these here.

“Portable Air Compressor
General Supply Company 260 gasoline powered air compressor.
Jeep 4-cylinder engine.
Has not been started in a few years, so will require some TLC.”

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1967 FJ-6 Fleet Van Denver, CO $12,500


UPDATE: Was priced at $12,500.

(10/30/2020) This isn’t running at the moment.

“I have a very cool and rare Jeep Willys Fleet Van for sale. These vehicles went into production in the sixties for the use by the USPS. The van was bought to fix up and then COVID. It did start and run, but it has been sitting for several months and does not start now. It has an airbag suspension system that works and raises and lowers the vehicle. This is van will turn heads everywhere you go. Just needs some love. Let me know if you have any questions.”

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1946 CJ-2A Murdock, NE $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000

(11/16/2020) Runs and drives, but has some floor patches.

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“Willys CJ2A, 134 go devil, t90 & dana 18, new fuel system including new poly tank and carb, 2.5″ rancho lift kit, NEW set (4) 32 x 9.5 super swamper tsl’s on new wheels, new set (5) 31 x 10.5 good year wranglers on new wheels, new rear drive shaft, new aluminum radiator & electric fan, new oil pressure, water temp, voltage gages. Original grill guard installed. Big boy rear fender mod, moves seat back 5″ Needs re wired (bare minimum now), i have new speed way wiring kit, just needs installed Needs front drive shaft. Runs great, brakes work, steering is good, floors and tub really good shape. Clear title. Would trade for TJ. Very good runner. Less than 60″ wide so legal for most local ATV trails. $5k, OBO.”

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1951 CJ-3A Ponca City, OK $3800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/21/2020) 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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1953 CJ-3B Varna, IL $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/13/2020) The body seems in pretty good shape, though it likely has had some work and newer paint.

“1953 cj3b. First year for the high hood Jeeps. This is a project. Hood has some dents, and floor pans need patched. Tub has minimal rust, but is in very nice condition for age. You can still see the original green paint under the red. Nice pair of original seat frames. I have two f-head engines for it. The original engine is stuck, and the second engine turns over. Transmission is decent, but should be gone through. Frame is in perfect condition. I do not have a windshield frame, or tailgate for it. Clean title. Would be perfect candidate for restoration. $1500”

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No Updates Monday


Next updates Tuesday morning.

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Coast Guard’s Miracle Jeep aka Invader Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos

The Coast Guard’s “Invader Jeep” (with photos here and photos/article/film here) was apparently also called the “Miracle Jeep”. The designer was Chief Petty Officer Charles D. Benjamin.

For starters, this short news reel clip has a reference to it in the Descriptive Log as a Miracle Jeep: . Here’s a screen shot:



The March 18, 1944, issue of the Dayton Herald refers to the Coast Guard Super jeep as a “Miracle Jeep” as well:


The June 25, 1944, issue of the Indianapolis Star also refers to the jeep as the “Miracle Jeep”.


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1979 Spain Jeep Rally video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

Here’s another, less exciting video with more safety equipment.  I don’t understand why they are racing with the windshield in place? And, I’m glad when I raced I didn’t have so many people so close to the track.

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Desert Foxes Jeep Club Patch on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Currently priced at $149.99, it looks like a club jacket patch. According to the California 4-Wheel Drive Association’s history page, the Desert Foxes formed out of long reach prior to April of 1959. The club was one of the charter members of the Association.

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“Original Desert Foxes Jeep Club Member Embroidered Patch Iron-On Sew-On 7 1/2”. Condition is “Used”.”



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Willys-Overland Inscribed Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This is priced at $750. This has a late 1940s-early 1950s Willys-Overland logo along with the cursive inscription of Liz Hunnicutt. I tried to matched Liz Hunnicutt with Willys, but I didn’t have any luck with Google searches.

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“Rare Zippo Lighter Willys-Overland Automotive Advertising 1937/1950
Pat. 2032695
The Insert is a 2517191
Good Condition with Good Snap
Inscribed Willys-Overland On One Side
Inscribed Liz Hunnicutt on The Other




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1950 Sunset Fishing Line and Twine Contest Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/07/2020) In May of 1950, Fishing Line and Twine sponsored a contest that is described in the Field and Stream ad below . The grand prize consisted of a Willys-Overland Station Wagon, Trailorboat, Harris Trailer, 7 1/2 h.p. Marting outward motor, My Buddy tackle box, Hodgman wader, Montague rod, Ocean City reel, set of Voo Doo Lures, and a spool of Sunset fishing line.

To win the contest, a person simply had to write down their favorite fishing ‘tall tale’ in 150 words or less and send to the Sunset Line and Twine, located in San Francisco. There were 22 weeks of weekly prizes and then the five top prizes.

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“1950 Print Ad Sunset Fishing Line Willys Overland Station Wagon Contest”


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6 FC-170s Mount Airy, MD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available. Most of these sold.

Christopher shared this ad. The condition of the FCs vary.



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“Six (6) Forward Control (FC) 170 Jeeps for parts. There is a lot going on here and a lot of parts. Four (4) of the Jeeps are parts Jeeps.

1.The one in first photo has Warn automatic hubs, an old power angle Meyers snow blade, a Jayhawk dump, a Koenig winch and dual PTO unit. It has a dealer added power brake system. The master cylinder has been rebuilt with a brass sleeve by White Post Restoration. It has not run for 2 years. Some of these parts are not installed. I think I have a title for this one. Will have to hunt for it.

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4 Vintage NOS Mounted Desert Dogs Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

These are never-used 15″ x 30″ solid-letter Desert Dog tires. They come mounted on 8″x15″ white-spoke rims that appear in good shape, too.


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Valentine Welder & Mfg Co. Lightweight Jeep Prototype Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Nick Oxander found and shared these photos on Facebook. It appears this lightweight prototype was manufactured by the Valentine Welder & Manufacturing Company; yet, this same vehicle has been credited in other places, such as Hemmings and on eWillys, as the KEL Kaiser extra-light jeep. Anyone have an insight into this conundrum?

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1958 Jeep Race Video from Europe (Belgium)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

UPDATE: According to Jordi, this Spanish language news film describes a jeep race in Belgium.

No helmets, no safety equipment … craziness! This video from Europe shows some gutsy folks running WWII jeeps hard through the mud. (if the video embed doesn’t work, go here).

Rodes i fang 1958 from Peter G Mozzone on Vimeo.