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1947 CJ-2A Augusta, IL $9000


UPDATE: Back up for sale. It’s had some work done so now it is drivable.

“This is a 1947 willys cj2a jeep. Clean title. As you can see we went though jeep pretty good. Made it road ready. Some extra parts go with it like wheel barrings king pins ext. Ask if you want a list of extras,New fuel line,brake lines, braks, engine is all new except the oli fill and fan, body work done. Solid tub, new tires, this comes with a spare transmission. 4×4 works high and low work. Running lights. We drive it around town on warm days and have pulled sleds in winter. Getting rid of this cause I want to mess with a truck I have. Still some things need cleaned up but should make a good project.I WILL NOT REPLY TO IS THIS AVAILABLE.! Please dont waste my time if your not a buyer dont msg me. 9k obo.”


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1953 CJ-3A Conway, AR $12,500


Has a rear PTO according to the seller. It also has peeling paint.

“1953 CJ-3A Ready to use or great starter vehicle for cosmetic restoration Rebuilt Transmission Rebuilt Transfer Case New Carb and K&N Air Filter New Electronic Distributor Complete new exhaust New steel fuel tank and sending unit All new fuel lines New Brakes System (All lines, master cylinder, and wheel cylinders) Rear PTO option installed as well Asking $12,500”

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1948? CJ-3A Summersville, WV $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2020) Not sure exactly what’s all here.

“1948 Willys Jeep Currently has a 1962 engine and transmission installed but will come with the original engine and transmission. Also has an extra hood and a 1962 frame. The both frames are in decent shape. 5000 or best offer”

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1946 Jeep Trip From Hawaii to the Midwest

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

This photo captures three friends traveling from Hawaii to the midwest via Minnesota. Akira Tanaka, sitting in the driver’s seat, helped establish the military intelligence company that was part of Camp Savage in Minnesota.This was published in the September 16, 1946, issue of The Minneapolis Star.

I tried to learn more about these three, but didn’t have much luck. There was an Akira Tanaka that went to work for General Motors and built himself a home that was featured in a 1955 article in the Detroit Press. So, it’s possible that he graduated from College in Michigan, then went to work for GM. If that’s the case, he developed several automotive patents for the company.


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June 1962 Jeep Pick-up Truck Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure pushes the wide-ranging capabilities of the Jeep truck. It is Form No. 62-06.

The is the front of the unopened brochure:


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When first unfolded, these complementary flaps appear:


When the page flaps are opened, the brochure is fully opened revealing this page:


This is the back of the brochure when fully opened:


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1967 Jeep Sportster Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

It’s a one page ad from a magazine, but it contains a couple photos of the rare Australian Jeep Sportster (more about them and the Combat here).

View all the information on eBay

“This is an original A4 size advertisement for the 1968 Kaiser Willys Jeep Sportster. Advertisement is in good condition for it’s age. Advert measures 28 x 20cm or 11 x 8in. All advertisements are mailed in clear plastic slip with cardboard backing for protection. Please email me if you have any questions. Will post overseas.”


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August 1957 FC-170 French-Canadian Ad

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

This 1957 French-Canadian ad for the Forward Control Jeep was published in August. The magazine is unknown.


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1975 Wolverine Baja New Braunfels, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/27/2020) I don’t know much about these or what these are worth. Here, it is described as an M-151A2, but I couldn’t verify that the model number was used to identify this. My guess is that it’s built on an M-151 chassis, but that could be wrong, too. It reminds me of the lightweight airborne jeeps.

“Baja Jeep military rebuilt engine needs alternator ,lights ,and tires rare keep Selling don’t have the time to fix it up to many projects message me for more info”

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This appears to be original, or close to original:

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1946 CJ-2A Renton, WA $7500


This militarized CJ-2A includes an M-416 trailer as James notes in his comment, not an M-100.

“This is located in Renton Washington. Price on this is very firm this includes the M- 100 mule trailer and a lot of military accessories. It is a great buy at this price and will be firm. I will not be answering any questions on this post as all will be directed to Scott (the owner)”

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1956 Willys Fire Truck Mauston, WI $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(08/23/2020) Needs work. This could have been a brush truck of some type or it was a utility truck.

“1956 Willys. 4 wheel drive. Runs and drives. Six cylinder inline flathead. Three speed manual. High and low transfer case.
Odometer does not work. Says 18,000 miles. Was told it was a fire truck? Owned for over eighteen years. Has been sitting inside for seventeen years. Needs work to be road worthy. Towaway.”

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M-170 Body and Parts Killeen, TX $4000


UPDATE: Still Available. more pics added.

(01/22/2021) That’s some tight storage!

“M170 with non OEM hood, fenders, tailgate. Windshield, Good tub, frame, etc”

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1949? CJ-3B? Fair Play, MO $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/16/2021) I suspect this is a replacement CJ-3B body on a 1949 CJ-3A.

“1949 Jeep Willys with a Buick V6 swap. The body is straight, no rust/no bondo -New tires -New hubs -Complete new brake system -Freshly upholstered seats, etc. If you have any questions please call [hidden information] and speak to Grant as I’m listing this for my father who doesn’t have Facebook.”

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Year? CJ-2A College Station, TX $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(0202/2021) Includes the trailer.

“Selling this classic and it’s trailer Hasn’t ran in 3 years Brand new tires on the Jeep. Everything to do with the Jeep is tight, brakes work, clutch, steering, etc”

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1943 Trailer Mokelumne Hill, CA $750

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Needs some bed work at the very least.

“I got a 1943 Jeep military trailer need to be restored but in good running condition registered and California title in hand asking 750”

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1953 CJ-3A Alturas, CA $3500


UPDATE: Jay notes this has a Pinto engine.

The lack of a script tailgate and hood, the driver’s side custom gas inlet hole, the dash with the glove box, and the M-38-like grill are all hints that this may be a replacement body and front-clip.

“This is a WILLYS JEEP (universal) Straight body little to almost no rust winch new battery clean title in hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Wisconsin Dells, WI $1500


This runs and has a plow and Koenig half cab. It also has a very tall shifter that likely either controls the plow or a PTO crankshaft.

“1947 original Willys Jeep

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1944 January Drive in a Ford GP


A side photo of Smiley, John Henkels ‘new’ Ford GP.

The January 30, 1944, Sunday issue of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune made John Henkels and his son front page news for the purchase of their 1941 Ford GP from Wilensky’s auto parts. What a cold drive back to Fulda, Minnesota, that must have been!


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1945-1946 Ads for Army Surplus Jeeps in Minneapolis

This ad appeared within the classified ad section of the October 04, 1946, issue of the Minneapolis Star. It was posted by American Motor Sales, which was located at 1220 West Broadway. Whether the company actually had Ford GPs for sale isn’t clear; most likely, it was just standard MBs or GPWs.


A few days later, the Downtown Chevrolet Company advertised in the October 09, 1946, issue of the Minneapolis Star that they had 100 surplus jeeps available for customers:


Subsequently, an ad was placed by Twin City Motors, which also claimed to have jeeps (either GPWs or FORD GPs or both):


So, how did these companies obtain the jeeps? As we saw yesterday, there were some bidding opportunities that allowed Hyman Berg and others the opportunity to purchase multiple prototype jeeps. So, perhaps these Minneapolis-based companies also scored some prototypes that way?

What we do know is that the government was selling jeeps to veterans (previous stories highlight sale in Hawaii and California). And, those jeeps sold pretty quickly.

For example, in late 1945, the government’s War Asset group put 10,000 jeeps up for purchase by veterans. Those 10,000 jeeps were promptly sold (November 30, 1945, the Star Tribune):


A month later, an article  from the Dec 08, 1945, issue of the Minneapolis Star, announced that another batch of 10,000 jeeps had been made available as of December 1945:
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January 1956 Koenig Hardtop & Misc Brochure

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

This is Koenig bulletin #156, one that I finally purchased and scanned. This brochure marked a change in model numbers from Koenig’s 1955 brochure; the “-5″s were eliminated in favor of individual hardtop numbers (which I imagine was easier for consumers to understand). See a Koenig hardtop brochure history here.


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ACE Model Willys-Ma Torrance, CA $15

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Unfortunately, the seller won’t ship model, which is very Willys-MA-like. Otherwise, I would have snagged this. Great price.

“No holds No shipping Cash only Xposted”


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9 Jeep Safari Belt Buckles Westminster, CO $85

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s an unusual collection of belt buckles from past Jeep Safaris.

“Selling the lot for $85 or best offer! Shipping is available!”

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1948 CJ-2A Auburn, CA $12,000


Needs some work. Sell is asking for offers.

“1948 Willys CJ2A all original motor. Cash only make offer. Motor runs perfect. Needs new rear driveline an Brake lines”

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1951 CJ-3A Vacaville, CA $2500


Not sure how much value is here.

“It has been sitting on property for years Sold as is & will need to pick it up on property In Jamestown”

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1948 CJ-2A Tucson, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/27/2021) Seems worth a look.

“1948 Jeep Willy Cj2A
Needs full restoration but it’s all there. Straight 4 engine and manual transmission all original. I was going to restore it but I decided to go another direction. Comes with Seat frames and Roll bars. Body Has very little rust in your usual spots but it’s a great project worth a lot some day. I’m the 3 owner and have original title as memorabilia.
Asking price is: $3500”

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1975 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Surprise, AZ $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) Needs some work, but seller doesn’t specify.

“1975 CJ it has a built 440 (old technology built with parts from Loper’s. Over 20k in the motor) motor has approximately 5-10 hours on it. Has reversed shift pattern 3 speed TorqueFlite with manual valve body built for motor. Upgraded differentials. Fiberglass front end Made to climb competition hill without having to back down. It needs some tlc but is solid. I need it gone. I have to many projects and preparing to move out of state”

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