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1953 Post Kaiser-Willys Merger Ads

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

These three Kaiser-Willys ads demonstrate a national campaign ad offering to dealers who wanted to share the news that Kaiser and Willys vehicles were being sold under the same brand. Though the purchase was announced in the spring of 1953, the ad campaign was introduced until the fall of 1953 after the sale was completed (See the June 1953 ad at bottom that introduces a new dealer, but doesn’t mention Kaiser).

The imagery and order of the blocks is interesting. Though Kaiser purchased Willys-Overland’s assets, for the extensive network of Willys dealers the experience was the opposite; they were adding Kaiser products to their Willys sales portfolios. I expect this explains why the Kaiser block is pictured being added to the Willys block rather than the other way around.

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This ad was published on November 05, 1953, in The Times out of Shreveport, Louisiana, by Dixie Kaiser-Willys.

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This ad was published on October 08, 1953, in the Birmingham News, out of Birmingham, Alabama, by the Roy Bridges & Co., Inc.

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This ad was published on November 15, 1953, in the Great Falls Tribune, out of Montana, by Robinson Motor Co.

A June 5, 1953, full-page ad out of California introduced Haley Motors, a new “Willys” dealer. Though the merger had been announced, it wasn’t finalized until the fall of 1953; this likely explains why there was no mention of Kaiser in this ad.

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Reprint Photo of Medic Jeep in France & A Brazilian Medic Jeep model

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models, Old Images

Steve shared this photo. Though it is an undated reprint, it’s one I hadn’t seen. The photo is only 5″x5″. I’m surprised it isn’t reproduced as a 8″x10″ photo.

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“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photo showing US soldiers in a Jeep reading a sign prepared by French citizens expressing gratitude for the liberation of France from the Nazi’s. Great photo! Size of photo is about 5″ x 5″.”

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The photo above sent me on a quest to find another example of a medic/ambulance jeep with a cross painted onto the grille. I finally found one on a model, one built to replicate a Brazilian Expeditionary Force jeep ambulance from 1944 Italy. The author of the post did a good job retelling the history of the jeep (and didn’t fall for some of the incorrect history on the internet).

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2013/04/jeep-14-ton-4×4-ambulance-brazilian.html

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This illustration is one of the inspirations for the model.

 
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3 CJ-5s West Edmonton, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

The green CJ-5 runs and has the KW 0-10 early speedo.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/for/d/west-edmeston-willys-jeeps/7172660074.html

“Willy’s Jeeps, 3 Willy’s, complete Jeeps, the green one is a 1955: runs and drives with 11,000 original miles, needs brake work but very solid frame and body motor and tranny. The other 2 ran when parked in a barn over 30 years ago and about a pickup truck full of extra parts to go with them. Asking $5500 for everything, I do not want to separate them, everything goes. I know just the green one is worth what I am asking for everything so no low ball offers and no trades”

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1942 GPW Rathdrum, ID $14,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500: 

(07/03/2020) As the seller notes, this has some non stock items.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/rathdrum-1942-jeep-gpw-for-sale/7172155403.html

“FOR SALE, 1942 GPW Jeep, rebuilt excellent condition, not stock, has 12 v electrical system, 6000 lb winch, 15″ wheels with radial tires, aftermark top, CB radio, Heater, T90 transmission, posi-lock differentials, electric windshield wipers, undercoated, no rust, more pictures available, approx. 128 miles since rebuild”

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1968 M-274A4 Mule Georgia $5500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1034260680307790/

“Army mule, army paint brush finish, always keep indoor, four wheel drive and steer. Two cylinder air cooled engine.”

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4 Mule M-274 Engines CDA, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

All four for $1000 or $500/each.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/coeur-alene-willys-m274-military-mule/7161812289.html

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“4 Willys M274 4-cylinder air cooled engines
All 4 engines are complete except one is missing the magneto and another is missing the carburetor.
They include bell housings and flywheels. Two have the clutch and pressure plate
3 turn over freely, 1 is stuck
1 has a military rebuild tag from Marine Corps Systems Command in Albany, Georgia with a date of 6-6 or 8 (can’t read the rest) Another has a rebuild tag of 12-65.

I bought these from the estate of a collector. I don’t know their condition other than their completeness. They were tucked under his work bench and obviously had been there for years.

$500 each or all 4 for $1,000.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Louisville, KY $3000

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(11/09/2019) Runs, rough body.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-1948-willys-jeep/7172475259.html

“1948 willys cj2a, new brakes, master cylinder Rancho leaf springs,brake lines, cooper tires at3s runs and drives great, has the 134 cubic inch “go devil motor “”

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1952 M-38 w/Trailer Colville, WA $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500.

(05/27/2020) Looks like a nice combo.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colville-willys-jeep/7166472458.html

“1952 Korean War Jeep with trailer and second set of tires in beautiful condition. Serious inquiries only.”

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6 FCs for Sale Post Falls, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

(07/18/2020) All or nothing.

“6 Willys FC170s for sale, One runs, drives and stops, other five are parts vehicles. Have some titles. All or nothing”

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1965 FC-170 Warm Springs, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/11/2020) Has a gov plate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625515088035104/

“Jeep FC 170 doesn’t run. Front floor pans are rusted out. price is firm”

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1946 CJ-2A Merlin, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/19/2020) Project or parts. Appears to have Clary Flanges, but I can’t tell for certain.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3073264672757803/

“1946 willys. Have original hood and windshield frame 231 v6 motor goes with stock trans no transfer case ! Have Oregon title Price is $1,500”

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1942? Custom Truck Morris, AL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/16/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/906909283053138/

“1942 Jeep Willys Custom truck. Chevy 350 engine not currently running but I’m sure it wouldn’t take much to get going. Message me any questions. Got something to trade? Send it to me ”

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1947 CJ-2A Okeechobee, FL $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/22/2020) This runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3003492833028548/

“1947 Willy’s Jeep with clean open Florida title, in running condition spits and sputters as is was hunted out of until a few years ago have full tune up for it and some extra stuff to go on it. Everything is there except windshield and frame… original 4 cylinder and 3 speed with twin stick tcase…open to trade for street legal Wrangler , or full sized 4+4 pickup w backseat and ac”

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1946 CJ-2A Waleska, GA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/12/2020) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1054171631630434/

“Early 1946 CJ2A project Jeep. 4.3 rebuilt chevy engine, Rebuilt T19 Ford 4 speed transmission alignment matting to 4.3 with Novak bell housing, clutch, adapter plates, motor mounts and T18 transfer case. Have many new parts for build. Great father/son project.”

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1953 Article on 1/2 Scale Jeep for Daughters

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles

Andy McIntyre built this model jeep with ingenuity and scavenged parts to help teach his two daughters, Ann and Phyllis, how to drive and use hand signals. He also planned to introduce them to local law enforcement. Eventually, he wanted to teach all the kids how to properly drive, as he noted in the article “Children of today are born into an age of speed … Everyone needs to sharpen his wits to keep step with this age of machines.” It sounds like Andy and his wife raised their girls to be tough and independent!

It sounds like the family had a third daughter, Joy, who passed away in 2008, proceeded by the deaths of her parents Andy and Cora McIntyre. The older sisters, Ann and Phyllis, were still alive as of 2008.

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August 16, 1953, article in The Independent Record, out of Helena, Montana.

 
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Carl Sandburg’s 1962 CJ-6 in Flat Rock, North Carolina

• CATEGORIES: Features

Pulitzer Prize winning poet and author Carl Sandburg was the owner of a CJ-6 which can still be seen at his form home, now a National Historic Site, in Flat Rock, North Carolina (presently closed to tours due to Covid). It looks like a beautifully persevered CJ-6.

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From this page which has some beautiful photos of Carl’s estate: https://lavilo.com/travel-book/carl-sandburg-home

According to a 2016 comment on Pinterest, “This 1962 Willys Jeep was a gift to Carl Sandburg for his help in writing the script for the movie The Greatest Story Ever Told. It is on display in what was once the Goat Dairy building at Connemara, his home and farm for the latter years of his life in Flat Rock, NC.”

 
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1953 Photo of Mighty Mite w/Helicopter

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mighty Mites, Old Images

This photo appeared in the August 19, 1953, issue of the Dayton Daily News (Ohio). Interestingly, the original press photo does not have the helicopter in the background …

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PHOTO CREDIT: August 19, 1953, issue of the Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

Here’s what appears to be the original photo:

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“Photo is 10″x 8″in size.”

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Old Photo (Negative) of CJ-2A w/ Wilt Ranch Lettering

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo sold recently on eBay for $15.49. I tried to learn more about Wilt Ranch, but was unsuccessful.

“1940s era photo Negative Willys Jeep AUTO Car WILT RANCH Owner gives TOUR.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

If this builder didn’t stretch this, then it could have been a CJ-2L (it looks about the right length).

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/post-falls-1948-jeep-willys-custom-build/7170985266.html

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“Custom built Willys ready for wheelin! This Jeep was built then stored and never used. Must see in person. Serious inquiries only!

225 Dodge slant 6 rebuilt engine
727 Automatic transmission
538 Gears with Detroit Lockers
Full floater rear-end
New paint and Tube frame
All new wiring kit, winch, roll cage
37 inch IROC Super Swampers”

 
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Year? Stainless JeepRod Brookings, OR $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , .

Custom jeep roadster with a stainless body. Thanks to Joe and Bruce for helping locate this unusual build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1432060983657282/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep, stainless steal body from the Philippines, on a roadster chassis, 350 Chevy small block V-8, Muncie four-speed, 9 inch Ford rear end, four link with coil over shocks all the way around. $20,000”

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1943 GPW Sandpoint, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/17/2014) This has a variety of updates.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colburn-1943-gpw-willys-flat-fender-305/7167714508.html

“43 Ford GPW,4×4, 305 V8, flat fender, PS, tilt wheel, 69 cj5 running gear, BF Goodrich 33″ TA’S, limited slip, new brakes, reclining leather bucket seats, full roll cage, battery lock out switch, headers, 65 mustang tail lights, Chevy 4 speed with married transfer case, chrome bumpers front and back, over 20 k invested, hurry won’t last, trade for Honda side by side, chevelle , or land cruiser.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s & DJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1971 CJ-5 Hendersonville, NC $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1740875249400510/
  2. 1964 CJ-5 Fayetteville, GA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/210338766985963/
  3. 1973 CJ-5 Crystal River, FL $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/270691524019096/
  4. 1956 CJ-5 Flagstaff, AZ $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/318249732524436/
  5. 1973 CJ-5 Temple, GA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2770815583155067/
  6. 1974 CJ-5 Daviston, AL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293646658536914/
  7. 1974 CJ-5 Key Largo, FL $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/289314529074430/
  8. 1979 CJ-5 Seffner, FL $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/167285261314405/
  9. 1957 CJ-5 Miami, FL No price: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625362988095538/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1952 M-38A1 Post Falls, ID $19,000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/post-falls-1952-jeep-m38a1-for-sale/7172370217.html (looks like a nice one).
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Gadsden, AL $7300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/894098247692759/
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Rome, GA $2700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1222656024738521/
  4. 1955 M-38A1 Senoia, GA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/334660344370687/
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Rome, GA $2700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1222656024738521/
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Stockton, CA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/624170484885287/

DJ-5s:

  1. 1970 DJ-5 Ruidoso, NM $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/205257480546417/
  2. 1976 DJ-5 JeepRod Pascagoula, MS $9750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1179006545833070/
  3. 1978 DJ-5 port St. Lucie, FL $2350: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/589875471960790/
  4. 1978 DJ-5 Stuart, FL $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2645688815669998/
  5. 1975 DJ-5 New Port Richey, FL $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649331685690694/
  6. 1977 DJ-5 Albany, GA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/299795487769060/
  7. 1984 DJ-5 Orange City, FL $1700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/559077198146226/
  8. 1975 DJ-5 New Port Richey, FL $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649331685690694/
 
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1953 CJ-3A Savannah, GA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Appears solid, though missing some detail parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2822475837791329/

“1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep, Great piece of America history, gets lots of looks, cranks right up, I have lots of parts, canvas top, oil bath air filter, and seals. Now for the bad, has leaks like all old vehicles and will maybe go 55mph with a strong back wind, not made for speed but will go off road like a beast”

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1946 CJ-2A Connelly Springs, NC $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/296458754942776/

“1946 Willys CJ2A. Does not run but has original motor and transmission. $2200 or possible trade on old car/truck, atv, jet ski, etc. let me know what you got”

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9 DJ-5s Athens, GA

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Most of these are parts vehicles.

https://athensga.craigslist.org/pts/d/bowman-parting-out-or-will-sell-whole/7170506950.html

I have 9 mail jeeps djs late 70s-1980s non currently run. I have 2 that are pretty much complete 800$ each the rest are parts or will sell rolling chassis.

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