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1963 Willys Scranton, Pa $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5

There’s a small chance this is a CJ-3B rather than a CJ-5.  No pics shown.

“Jeep is solid and runs strong, has a 350 chevy motor with a 4 bolt main, size 31 tires like new, new brakes upgraded from 9 inch to 11 inch(cost 800.00), new rag top, snow plow with mounting bracket for the jeep, great for a hunting camp or for play, must sell need room for other toys. 570-778-1008”

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/941945187.html

 
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Military Jeep Prices

• CATEGORIES: News
Production #s
CJ-2 25
MB Slat 25,808
M-38 61,423
CJ-3A 131,843
CJ-3B 151,494
CJ-2A 214,202
GPW 277,896
MB 335,531

A reader asked about the price regarding a restored military jeep he was interested in purchasing.  I responded with the following info:

Below is a link to some sales from a Military Vehicle resaler, though I can’t verify the sales prices are real or when the sales occurred as I don’t know anything about the website (I just found the link today).  http://vintagemilitaryvehicles.com/previous.html.

These prices are less than the recent high bid on an M-38 ebay auction that ended Nov 18, which reached $25k.  The seller had an even higher reserve price, so it did not sell.   I’m a little surprised at the high bid as well as the $50k buy-it-now price listed by the seller.

Here’s a rundown of production numbers of flat fenders (though I dont’ have production number of DJ-3As yet).  Given this list, I’d expect CJ-2s, MB Slats and M-38s to command higher values than the other flatties, everything else equal, with CJ-2s significantly higher than all the others.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Dallas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

There’s been a variety of non-stock updates to this CJ-3A.

“new body,interior,wheels,tires,shocks,top with doors,bumpers,gauges,glass,paint.this jeep was built for the deer lease but now is too nice, so it has to go. The jeep was rebuilt 3 years ago from the gound up and has less than 500 miles on it. it has a 289 ford v8 with the jeep 3spd. it has a dimond plate dash with autometer gauges,am fm cd player,6 point roll cage,led brake lights and front blinkers”

 
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1953 M-38 Denver, Co $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I’m not convinced this is actually a complete vehicle, given it appears the front driveline is missing.  If the lift was reduced significantly, as well as the price, then the chances of a sale will likely increase.  On the plus side, the body/hood/fenders look straight and the engine has been nicely fitted into the engine compartment.

“1953 flatfender m38a jeep for sale or trade for motorcycle. chassi off restore with new paint and all new hardware. complete 350 v8 conversion with all professional fabricated mounts and frame mods. 4 barrell carb, modified steering. spring over with rancho springs, 7″ lift, 31″ tires. shackle reversal …. it was custom built for friend that had to move away, no time for it my self. give me a call or write me back if interested it is valued around 8k but will consider any offer cash or trade. Ben 303.548.5557”

http://denver.en.craigslist.org/cto/941550089.html

 
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1951 M-38 Classiccars.com $8995

• CATEGORIES: M-38

While lacking polish, this M-38 appears very complete.  I’m not sure where it’s located, but if you are interested you can find out more at Classiccars.com.

1951 Jeep M38 made by Willys. Desert sand, black canvas top with doors. Good military tread tires and canvas seat covers. Working wipers and military black out lights. Same owner for 11 years. For more information please call Roger or Bob at 229-382-4750″

http://classiccars.com/65697.car

 
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1952 CJ-3A Darrington, Wa No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No pics and not much of a description.  I’m not even sure where Darrington is in Washington.

“1952 willy’s jeep (cj3a) v-6 6 inch lift 5 brand new 33 inch tires and rims phone:(360)436-1510”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/941927427.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

“This is a 1953 Jeep CJ3B. Body is in good shape but has no engine or transmission. CJ3B’s are getting pretty hard to find. Asking $4000. For more information call to Surplus City Jeep parts”

 

 
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1945/1971 CJ-2A Yorba Linda, Ca $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5

I’m not sure what all is combined to make this flattie.  The good news is that the body appears to be in excellent condition.  Lots of large pics on the Ad allow for close inspection.  The seller notes that this a currently a 2wd vehicle, though in one image it looks like there is a front pumpking visible.

“4.3 chevy v6, 700r trans, tilt steering wheel. 2 wheel drive. have parts to make 4×4. $2900 obo. (714)970-8704”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/939291977.html

 
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1944 MB Fremont, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This might be a  ’44 or a ’45.  It’s definitely a project.  Lots of parts of pieces which the seller lists on the Craigslist Ad.

“I bought a ’44 or ’45 MB years ago with the intention of using it for a hunting rig. What I bought was rough, to say the least. Upon tearing into it I discovered a lot of wonderful parts. Appreciating history, I decided to do as much restoration as I could without going overboard. I acquired a lot of needed parts and slowly began the process. Well, many years later it’s going nowhere and I don’t have a hunting rig. I’d like to swap it for a license worthy and smog test exempt (CA) jeep that I can take hunting and occasionally to the grocery store….”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/974302273.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Washington, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A.  Very Early Civilian Model.  Original drive train, 4 cyl flat head recently overhauled, trans, transfer case rear end, brakes, hubs, all rebuilt.  Roll bar, 2 tops, Rare split windshield.  Jeep runs and drives very nice. “

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cloquet, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600

“I bought this with intentions of restoration but it isn’t going to happen. I replaced all the brake lines, hoses, wheel cylinders and master cylinder. It runs decent, will need an exhaust manifold. I’ve got the doors for the hardtop with good glass. Certainly not road worthy but a good candidate for restoration.”

 
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Buick V-6 With Kenne Bell High Rise Maltby, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Here’s a nice price on a buick v6 with the kenne bell high rise (which is what I’m running). It likely needs rebuilding, but it appears pretty complete.  The image is pretty blurry.

“GRATE FOR WILLY JEEP GOOD RUNER KENNE BELL FOUR BARREL HIGH RISE”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/939643121.html

 
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Year? 2 M-715s Federal Way, Wa No Price

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

No price is listed for these two M-715s.  I have no idea what these are worth, but I don’t often run across them.  The seller is clearing out his garage of tools and his field of vehicles.  No specifics listed.

“2 M715 1 ¼ ton Military Jeep projects”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/936041256.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A Tulsa, Ok $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

I’m not sure why the seller wouldn’t wipe the leaves off the fender before taking the picture.  The jeep looks pretty good.

“Runs good, 4×4 works, bucket seats, aluminum top, 4 cyl, 3 spd, in good shape…just needs some extra lov’n”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/937441033.html

 
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Flatfender Brewing Company

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Here’s a jeeper who turned 2 passions (beer and jeeping) into a business.  Learn more about Flatfender Brewing.

“We are an online,  local, & delivery service for all of your homebrew needs. We are located in Crescent City Ca . This is 15 miles south of the California Oregon border & about 1 mile from the pacific ocean. Our town is surrounded by huge redwood trees & one of the cleanest rivers in the United States. We can order anything you might need that we do not stock.  I am Brian & i am know as “jeepguy” on forums & in a pc game i play called battlefield 1942. I also like jeeps & like to build & wheel them.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Redmond, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  Price is $2500 for Friday (maybe the entire weekend?)

It might not be Redmond, but it’s located somewhere just east of Seattle.  It looks like it has a SOA setup.

“I have a 51 willys or a 76 cherokee cheif for sale two days only, both Jeeps run and are awesome mechanically, kick your buddies A#$ on the trails for less than he spent, I spent the money, your gain my loss. sale end Friday at closing time around eight. I go to bed early. I will store them if not sold by friday. 51 willys, 76 cherokee cheif,  Call with questions I have a lot invested in these Jeeps  … 425-233-1891 ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/936144193.html

 
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1971 CJ-5 Warren, Mi $2600

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Brian sent in this find.  He notes that CJ-5s like this in the midwest are hard to find without being plagued with rust.  As Brian note, it’s also likely to have the offset 30 spline axles.

“1971 CJ5 V-6 MOTOR 3 SPEED TRAN MILES UNKNOWN SPEEDO CABLE BROKE AT THE SIDE OF TRANS, THESE ARE THE WORKING ITEMS ON THE JEEP, FUEL GUAGE,LIGHTS,WIPERS SLOW SPEED AND FAST, HEAT LOW AND HIGH, TURN SIGNALS, LOW AND HIGH BEAM LIGHTS, WHATS THE BAD, CRACK IN WINSHEILD SPEEDO CABLE THATS IT. WHATS BEEN DONE TO IT WHILE I HAD IT, SANDED TO RIDE SOME RUST FULLY PRIMED AND PAINTED, ITS NOT A PERFECT PAINT JOB, BUT LOOKS GOOD AND CLEAN….”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/cto/934233661.html

 
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1942 MB Stockton, Ca $5100

• CATEGORIES: MB

There’s some good updates to this jeep and it looks good too, but there’s also some unmentioned items that need fixing.

“327 v8. power steering disc brakes on front big 4sp 2sp over drive unit 2sp transfer case hei ign 389 gears 44 back 30 front best top 33* tires jeep runs good needs some work but runs good all lights blinkers wipers do work no speedo reg is up to date good till 09 jon 209 462-7440”

http://stockton.craigslist.org/cto/934936606.html

 
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1943 MB Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6995.

While it doesn’t appear to be in perfect condition, it does appear to be in very good, completely stock condition.  This appears to be an excellent restoration candidate.

“This is a very rare Jeep, Built in Jan 1943 for the military to be used during World War 2, very solid, only a few small rust spots, very original with combat wheels, original seats,spare tire mount, jerry gas can mount,original ftathead 4 cyl engine and 3 spd transmission.Has original 4X4 high/low range transfer case, very intact, needs glove box door, couple gauges, soft top and bows, all avaiable new reproduction, easy one to restore, engine spins free and was running 9 years ago when parked. This Jeep has been in Montana for 10 years and at least 10 years in California prior to that.These WW2 Jeeps sell for 25-30K restored and they are easy to restore, has clear title”

 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Burlingame, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  This jeep has been listed on eBay.  In the last auction, the price reached $3650, but that was below the reserve.  This time it appears there is no reserve.

“1953 CJ-3B Willys Jeep. Garage kept. New BFG 35″ Muds. New Warn 9500ti high speed winch. Ford 289 Mustang V8, t5 transmission and t18 transmission with warn overdrive kit, full size spare with jerry can on custom tire carrier, corbeau bucket seats, full roll cage. Just sold ranch and nowhere to drive it. This has been my hunting jeep. Enjoy the Rubicon this summer. Call Ryan. 310.924.2844”

View the pics from current Auction

View all the pics on eBay from 1st Auction

 
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1942 MB Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800

This jeep has a tailgate and a later model grille,but no gas tank inlet.  Maybe it’s a repro tub?

“1942 Willy’s Jeep flat head 4cyl in good condition, runs and drives. Reconditioned head, new head gasket, new spark plugs, new front brakes, new bearings/seals in front end, and rebuilt starter. The body has been recently painted and the seats have been recovered, and are in great shape. Aluminum wheels and 31″ procomp tires. Owner’s manual included.”

 
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FarmJeep.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

I stumbled upon the farmjeep website this morning.  It includes two extensive rebuilds, one about Ole Blue and one about Old Yeller.  Both appear to have been in poor shape when they ‘retrieved’ them.  Fortunately, the site authors have documented the restorations well.  Also, a nice jeep family history is part of the site, including an image of a jeep with side skirts, something I’ve never seen before.

For those into farm jeep implements, the site includes a great list of vintage farm jeep ads and an overview of farming aides for the jeep, including PTOs, lifts and more.

http://www.farmjeep.com

 
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1961 DJ-3A Woodstock, Ga eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE:  This DJ-3A is back for round 2 of eBay.  An opening bid of $2250 has been made.  Reserve has not been met.

This is a nice looking DJ-3A.  I’m a little surprised that at an opening bid of $2500 there are no bids.

“Willys Jeep. Antique. Hard top with sliding doors very rare. NOT A POSTAL JEEP. Has standard left hand drive. 3 speed on the column. 2 wheel Drive. Perfect vehicle to refurbish. Came from out west. 50,000 miles 4 cylinder flat head. New brake master cylinder. Was just painted and did some upgrading…”

View the pics at eBay

 
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1947 CJ-2A Cave Junction, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1947 Willy’s Jeep $1500 OBO. I am motivated to sell.”

 
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Increasing old Jeep Sales and the Economy

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Christopher made an interesting point in one his comments.  He mentioned that he’s seeing more jeeps for sale.  Well, oh boy, did this get me thinking ….. and while this is tangentially related to jeeps, it more about my thoughts on the economy.

I agree wholeheartedly with Christopher.  I believe the number of flat fenders appearing for sale is greater now, and the prices better, than I’ve seen since I started following them (which is only 2 years mind you).  Most of the ads appear to have the same theme, ‘don’t want to sell but need the money’.  Now, I don’t keep actual stats on this, but I have been pondering ways to do this without it being a time burden …

Combing Trends

When I combine the jeep sale trend I see with the recent October filings for unemployment insurance (highest in 16 years) and the record drop in October US house sales (worst in 50 years), plus the number of job applications per job here in Boise, I get the feeling the economy is still heading downward.

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