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1948 CJ-2A Summersville, WV $16,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(02/06/2021) Looks in good shape. Has the wrong grille for a 1948.

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“This is a stunning 1948 Willy’s Jeep that has been carefully restored to be a perfect piece for a collector or a Jeep lover who wants a piece of American History. Purchased with plans to drive as a summer toy, plans have changed and need to find this beauty a great home. Vehicle displays 66,705 miles. Vehicle has been restored and includes many original components, including the engine, transmission, bridge frame, gauges, etc.

Was repainted in a satin fire red color and is a real head turner both on and off the road. As you can see from the pictures, all restoration components were carefully selected to be vintage OEM pieces and the work was done to keep the vintage feel of the era. The jeep includes 1/2 doors with canvas uppers (not pictured) and a full canvas top (as shown).

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1955? CJ-3A Anaheim, CA $2800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/04/2021) No title, which likely explains the listed year. This is a project.

“1955 cj3a jeep bill of sale. Great starter project. Front clip is off and have start on freshing up the motor. I have a spare Trans too. If you didn’t want to rebuild the old one. Sold separately. That was my plan swap Trans a rebuild the old one slowly. I fix them drive them and sell them. So as things get fix the price only goes up!”


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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $9000


This ought to be good for tackling desert and mountain trails in the PNW.

“1946 Jeep Willys · Suv · Driven 123,459 miles This beauty is power by a 327 stroker 5 over 350 trans w/ sift kit 9bolt rear end. Air lockers with onboard compressor 12” stretch on body and frame( more belly room) professional build 15 gallon Aluminum fuel tank Aluminum Tilt wheel”

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Rear PTO for 1/4 Ton Jeep Dakota, MN $950


This setup looks ready to be installed. Two prices listed: one price is $950 and the other is $900.

“For sale rebuilt/refurbished late 1940’s Spicer 18H PTO system. Includes rebuilt input unit, driveshaft and rear mount output unit. Input unit has new bearings and seals. Output unit disassembled and inspected with new seals. Driveshaft is in good condition with original flex joint boots intact. Fits CJ2A, CJ3A, CJ3B, M38 and possibly early CJ5 & M38A-1. $900/OBO”


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1963 Video of Lifesavers and their Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John helped me locate this short video from 1963 showing one of Cornwall’s surf rescue teams. In it, these brave young men demonstrate how they utilize their specially modified jeep to perform rescues. Baywatch it aint!

View the video here:


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1949 Article Introduces the 4WD Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This September 17, 1949, article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette states that the four-wheel-drive wagon evolved out of a military special order for four-wheel-drive-wagons. I’ve run across that fact previously, maybe on a brochure?

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2021 Willys Reunion is Scheduled for May 21-22 in Aurora, OH

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The 2021 Willys Reunion has confirmed it will take place May 21-22 in Aurora, Ohio, this year. My lovely bride and I won’t be able to make it, but hopefully we’ll be more settled in 2022 and can visit at that time. Maybe we can even bring one of our jeeps next time!


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1945 Photo of Udem, Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles shared this 1945 photo from Udem, Germany, showing a British and Canadian forces, along with a of couple jeeps, one with a permanent looking top. What’s the vehicle in the lower right?


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2008 Prototype GD M1161 Growler Asheville, NC $26,500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

If you like unusual offload vehicles, maybe this will quench your thirst.

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“2008 Prototype General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems M1161 Growler Light Strike Vehicle. 3.0L Turbo charged diesel 4 cylinder 148HP, 295 lb∙ft torque, 4 speed auto, 4WD. Runs and drives excellent, 553 miles, 203 hours. Tire inflation system (run flat) and adjustable air bag suspension work as they should. One piece windshield with defrost vents, I haven’t seen another with a one piece windshield.

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1946 CJ-2A Cody, WY $4000


Could be worth a look.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. Runs and drives $4000 obo”

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1949 CJ-3A Omaha, NE $2500


Runs and drives, but has a rough body. Also has some EasyLok hubs.

“Due to overwhelming messages. Here is some clarification. You will need a trailer. Engine will run but needs rebuilt. Body is rough. Frame is good. Have clear Texas title. All original parts in place. No it is not a daily driver. It is 1949 willys Cj-3a. Has windshield and frame. Has 134 go-devil flat head. Body is rough. Running gear complete. Clear willys title. Has original 16 inch wheels.”

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1946 CJ-2A Johnson City, TN $2500


It’s a project.

“I have a 1946 Willys CJ2A that I have taken apart and started to work on. We pulled it out of a field in NC. I have brand new front and rear floor boards, brake lines, etc. engine is not seized. Would like $2,500 if possible. Will need a trailer to load it. Please no low ball offers. Located in JC. Would make a really great project! I just don’t have time for it anymore”


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1952 CJ-3A Ashland, KY $3000


Not sure how much value is here. Only one pic.

“1952 willys CJ3A Runs hasn’t been started in several months Lots of extra parts New tires Nice lift Needs a break job Looking to trade or sell”


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1946 CJ-2A Pontiac, IL $15,000


Has some updates, including the addition of a steering box.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ3A. New wiring. New 289 V8 Ford engine with less than 500 miles. Mustang steering wheel and column. Three (3) speed with overdrive.New Wild Trac Radial X/RS 235/75R15 tires with less than 500 miles. New canvas seats with 3” foam cushions. New sidesteps. New Rancho Springs. Eleven (11) inch brakes. New master cylinder. Painted Gun Metal Gray 4 years ago. Purchased in the late 70s in Colorado, moved to Arizona in the mid 80s. Stored indoors since coming to Illinois.”

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1973 CJ-5 Cincinnati, OH $6500


This might have done some early racing at some point? Has a one-piece fiberglass front clip.

“Needs some TLC 383 Stroker Chevy engine Chevy turbo 400 automatic trans. Model 20 transfer case Front and rear 373 gearing 4×4”

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1950 CJ-3A Denver, CO No Price


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2020) Has a few updates. Looks well maintained.

“This is a 1950 Wilys Cj3 2a Jeep completely restored original drive train. many extra parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Winfield, WV $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2021) The tub looks nice enough that it may be a replacement tub (this could be a 3A based on the bumper).

“Mostly original message for more details”

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Military Jeep Photos From Various Databases

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

Here are some military photos that appear in various library databases.

1. This first one shows a jeep that was dug out from an avalanche in the Grand Tetons:

“lack and white photo showing a Jeep vehicle after being extracted from an avalanche at Glory Bowl in the Teton Range, Wyoming.”


PHOTO CREDIT: Ted Majors and the University of Utah Digital Library Collections

2. Here’s a solider welding jeep fenders:

3. This 1947 photograph appears to be a Swedish family surrounding the family MB:

4. This 1947 photo from Sweden shows the same jeep as above. It seems like some of the folks from the top photo also appear in this one? 



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November 1947 Ad for a Jeep Caravan in North Carolina

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a great vintage ad for the Jeep Caravan ‘Free Show’. That’s a nice touch with the fire jeep shooting water up the side of the ad. This appeared in the November 6, 1947, issue of the News and Observer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.


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1942 Americar Brochure w/ Willys MA Photos

This 1942 Americar Brochure includes a page that shows the Willys MA. I dropped out of the bidding at $30. I’ll keep my eye open for a cheaper version of this brochure.

Here’s the page with the MAs on it.


The following images might show the entire brochure in the correct order. Note the page showing the Americar’s “Willys Chassis” … anyone know how similar this was in size to the wagon chassis?




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Jalopnik Author Shares a Bad Dealer Tale

• CATEGORIES: Features

The author of this non-jeep Jalopnik post tells the story of how a dealership intimidated his mother into signing paperwork she didn’t want to sign and how she successfully sued the dealership in return. Thankfully, she had read and understood the contract she had signed.

This story hit home with Ann and I as she bought herself a Red 2017 GMC truck the other day and we both left feeling like those folks had no interest in having us actually read what she was signing, though we did quickly skim the contract to the annoyance of the paperwork guy.

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1961 CJ-5 JeepRod Bartlett, NH $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

Lots of custom jeep here.

“1961 Jeep willys custom 1400 miles from frame off restoration chop windshield 270 v 6 two wheel drive headers duel exhaust!! Disk breaks !! Fiber glass hood !! One of a kind !!”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Poplar Bluff, MO $5800


The body has some rust, but doesn’t appear too bad.

“Jeep runs and drive has good brakes ,disc brakes in front ,has newer interior .new tires ,new springs and shackles,new canvas top,has 12 volt setup.rear seat,heater.has small amount of rust,I have another body I can cut all the pieces needed to repair rust areas,also have original style of wheels.both the repair pieces and wheels included in sale. Have clean title”

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1966 CJ-6 Tux Park IV Albany, OR $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/07/2020) T.J. shared this ice looking CJ-5.

“1966 cj5 tuxedo model. Buick 350 V8 . 3spd on the floor with top and doors. Contact Brian Evans, serious inquiries only.”

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Year? CJ-3B West Granby, CT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

This won’t last long.

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“1950s willy’s Jeep CJ-3b F-head overhead valve 4 cylinder T-90 3spd Great little willy’s project for parts or repair. Engine runs nice 12v system Body tub and tail gate are reproduction parts installed in the past. Overall good shape. Original style seats, seat brackets and gas tank /strap components. Newer bestop soft top Windshield has a hole but have another windshield and frame off another 3b. Was sitting for a while so brake/clutch pedals are sticking. Body is solid, few typical rust areas . Rear frame horns are rusty but repairable. Have a new fuel pump, filter and line that I have not installed yet. New dash gauges Great piece of history at a fair price. Too many jeeps in line to get to this one.”