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1966 CJ-6 Port Byron, IL $5250


The dash has been modified.

“Rare 1966 Jeep CJ6 Dauntless V6 runs great New poly fuel tank Freshly rebuilt transmission PTO front winch 4×4 works Great summer top off fun Great in the winter Original Willys tailgate Soft top and doors in good shape Runs down the road at 70mph with no trouble. Perfect for crawls, ice cream runs with the kids or just cruising around. Gets compliments everywhere. This is a 54 year old Jeep. It is not a perfect museum piece, it is a driver. The body has some rust spots but the frame is solid. If you are looking for a Jeep to enjoy doing Jeep things in, this is the one for you. If you want a perfect, frame off restoration, you’ll spend a lot more money and not want to take it down a gravel road or through the field.”

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1949 Jeepster Warwick, NY $9500

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Bill spotted this solid appearing Jeepster.

“4 cyl. engine, recent rebuild. Body excellent, solid, absolutely no rust. Amateur paint job. Interior very good. Top like new.”

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1947 CJ-2A Cayucos, CA $13,000


The floors may have some body liner on them. There might be a patch on the passenger floor, but I can’t tell for sure. Otherwise, seems pretty solid.

“1947 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep, 2900 miles on rebuilt motor, runs great. All original. Always garaged.”

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1961 CJ-5 Kirskville, KY $5500


Terry shared this CJ-5. Listed as a 1961 model, the body and fenders are from a later CJ-5 (early CJ-5s had JEEP stamped in all capital on the side and no side reflectors). A DJ-5 grille has been added to the front to fit the inline 6.

“Military. I was told the jeep came from California Airforce. Straight Six cylinder engine. The jeep needs some TLC with the windshield wipers are not wired. and some other things, but give me time I will get it put together but different cost. I need a truck.
Frame on the Jeep is like new.
Taxes paid up. Title in hand. CJ5
Also I have the top skeleton but not the canvas.
Sale for $5500. or trade for $7500. Looking for 1960s Ford truck.”

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CJ-2A Aluminum Hardtop La Valle, WI $600


This was sold as a Sears Deluxe Hardtop.

“Willie’s Jeep Aluminum hard top and front grill with doors.”


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1953 Austin Champ Milton, WV $4500

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ausUnique jeep, but expensive to get parts.

“1953 Austin Champ 4 wheel drive project right hand drive very rare made in England 5 forward and five reverse gears complete vehicle Motor is free engine sealed against water Car is in Milton wv 25541”

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Year? CJ-2A? Clay City, KY $1000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000.

(11/24/2020) Advertised as a 1949, this has a 2A body based on the ignition holes in the dash, so it might be a 3A with a 2A body or a late 2A or some other combo.

“1949 willys project good frame transmission and transfer case has had new barrens and seals put in and a gm adapter to use a gm engine has a v6 buick engine in it also have the original redator for sale or trade”

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Year? VEC CJ-2A Marquette, MI $900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2020) Unclear what value is here. It’s listed as both a 1945 and a 1946. It could be early, as it has the early windshield squares.

“Jeep cj 2 a early 46”


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1960 FC-150 Kiryas Joel, NY Free (To a Good Home)

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Free.

Bill spotted this free FC-150.

“1960 Willys FC-150: Free to good home!
This is a low mileage FC-150 in need of an extensive restoration or good for parts. The engine does run and the truck does move. However, the throttle rod recently broke and the truck has no brakes.
It has the original plow frame and PTO. Truck has spent its life outdoors in New Jersey and was used to plow the owners driveway from 1961 until around 2010.
Truck is currently in my garage and whoever wants the truck will have to remove it. It is currently on wheel dollies that will need to be removed.”


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Philippos Jeep Models

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Philippos has created some newer jeep models, this time building it based on a pic of a Ford GP that was modified into a crane. However, instead of a Ford GP, he made it a Bantam BRC-40. Here’s the original pic:


Here is the model (FB link):

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1941 Photo of Bantam at DC Steps **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This photo was floating one of the Facebook groups, but didn’t include the caption, which describes the passengers. This was originally published here Dec 23, 2014. 

The question of the license plate came up on Facebook (as in, why does it have a license plate), while the question of “giant jeep” came up in a previous post on eWillys. The thing that’s been a head scratcher for me is that this jeep is carrying three grown men in the front, with space between the driver and the two passengers.

What is for certain is that in May 1941 Charles Payne (exec assistant to Bantam President Frank Fenn), was in Washington to promote Bantam’s efforts (see newspaper article at the bottom of this post). 

So, thinking out loud, is it possible that the below verbiage is true, that Bantam made a “giant” or larger jeep to promote its effort to obtain a contract? It would explain why it has dealer plates (as it wasn’t owned by the military). Here’s a comparison with another face-front Bantam:


Photo on the left is a press photo with a standard Bantam BRC-40. The one on the right is the press photo with Congress men and Bantam Rep Charles Payne.

The angle of the jeep on the right going up the steps makes it appear a little larger, so that’s not helpful. One unusual aspect is that it seems to sit taller, with a greater distance between the tires and the front fenders; yet, the spring shacks still have more play in them than the photo on the left. However, all this could be the effect of being on the stairs with six people piled in it.

The license plate, unless enlarged, suggests that the jeep on the left is not giant, but rather a standard sized jeep. Therefore, my suspicion is that this isn’t a larger jeep. So, why the “giant jeep” comment was used by the reporter is still a mystery to me. Thoughts?

From the original eBay ad: “A Vintage1941 Original Photo depicting a Giant Jeep carrying politicians in Washington D.C. The vehicle was made by the makers of the U.S. Army’s newest midget to promote their new vehicle to the suits in Washington. The small four-wheel drive utility vehicles would become an icon of World War II. Original press stamp and caption with a MAY 25 1941 stamp date are on the verso.”

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This photo was published in the May 26, 1941, issue of the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, Minnesota:


This article from May 04, 1941, published in the Dayton Daily News (Ohio) provides additional information on Charles Payne’s visit, but doesn’t elaborate on the “Giant Jeep”, which may have been an Associate Press reporter creation:

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1941 Articles, What is a Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This first column describes seven different uses for the term ‘jeep’. It appeared in the November 15, 1941, issue of the News Journal, out of Mansfield, Ohio:


A few days later, this blurb was part of a column called the Daily Knave, published November 18, 1941. It highlights some of the alternative uses of the term “jeep”.


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1962? Chicago Fire Department Parade Clown FC-170

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was floating around Facebook. It shows a Chicago Fire Department FC-170 dressed up as a clown carrier. Anyone know where the photo originated (the FB poster didn’t know). He did have a date of 12/5/1962.


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1945? Custom Jeep Brimfield, MA $2750


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2020) Here’s a utilitarian rig.

“50’s military Jeep converted to a plow rig and grader. Has power up and down grader blade on rear of Jeep. Plow on front , hydraulic up and down. No turn pistons on at the moment but the lines are there to install. Plowed twice with Jeep. It’s a beast. Took in trade. The guy I traded with said he noticed a clicking noise in front end. Removed cover and said one tooth missing from ring gear. I haven’t been into it to see what is going on. I plowed with it in 4×4 and it was fine. Needs 4 glow plugs installed which I have. It’s a diesel. Motor is a 4 cylinder Ford Has a roll cage. Cool rig for a camp or farm. Well built. Firm on price. Thanks for looking. Runs excellent. Has small fuel leak on very top of injector pump. O-ring on top shaft. Easy fix for someone who is mechanical. I have a plow truck. Just don’t need this. Come check it out.4 new tires. Will consider a trade for a decent quad with plow”


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1965 FJ-6(?) Chassis Andover, OH $450


Not sure how much value is here, but you don’t get to see an FJ chassis too often. I’m not sure if this is a FJ-6 or FJ-8.

“This is a 1965 Jeep fleet van chassis. Everything is there but the cab, wiring and the steering column (but the gear box is still there. The frame is in gorgeous shape, the motor is free but doesn’t run and the trans and front and rear ends are free. Its a automatic transmission and is 2wd. It was an old mail truck so it is set up for right handed steer. Great project machine. No title will write bill of sale”

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Year? CJ-2A Santa Maria, CA $1800


It’s a project. Only one pic provided.

“This is a PROJECT CJ2A! It doesn’t have an engine or windshield, but it is solid with typical California light rust. It has clean California title on Non-Ops and what you see is what you get plus a new upper cawl panel. More pictures on request. If you email I will only respond to those that leave contact information.
Asking 1800 OBO,”


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1970 Kaiser M35A Deuce & a Half on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Bill shared this former volunteer Fire Department truck. It’s a slow time of year, so why not post it. I have no idea what these are worth.

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“This Kaiser was in use by a Volunteer Fire Dept. Had brake problems and removed the master cylinder. Never completed repair. The master cylinder is included. This truck has little rust and interior is almost rust free. Cab in good shape. Solid flat bad. Batteries have been removed. You are welcome to put batteries in it and come start it prior to bidding.”





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1956 DJ-3A/CJ State College, PA Make Offer


Looks like a 1956 DJ-3A body on a CJ-5 chassis (not how the frame is little longer than the body).

“Looking for offers. I have a Willys Jeep titled a 1956 but I’m told it’s earlier than that. This jeep runs and drives. Frame is good and body is good except for some welded patches. Also selling a 1968 fiberglass body, a 1978 CJ5 and a 1978 Bronco Custom. Trying to thin the herd for 2021. Again, looking for offers on one or all. If I recieve good offers they’ll sell… if not, I’ll have them restored”

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1976 CJ-7 JeepRod Salamanca, NY $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(07/28/2020) If it runs and drives, it seems like a good price for something unusual. It is 2WD only.

“1976 Custom CJ7, 2 wheel drive, automatic..401 AMC ENGINE!! $6500.00 as is! NO TRADES.. TEXT ONLY!!”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Mocksville, NC $4000


Everything is original? Floor is in great shape? Not much value here, but may have some early 2A parts.

“No title. Does have an original bill of sale and can write a bill of sale; bonded title is easy to get. Floor is in great shape, not a lot of rust. Numbers do match engine, transmission, and front and rear axles. Everything is original, needs minor work in order for it to be street worthy. Bring a trailer”

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1954? CJ-5 Truck East Dorset, VT $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/2020) Here’s an unusual creation.

“Toyota 22R drive train, 4 link with coil overs, power steering , power brakes, leather interior, pro built. 5 speed, all new parts.”

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1968 M-151 Hawkinsville, GA on eBay


Bill shared this project or parts M-151.

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“M151A1 (Mutt), with a delivery date of 1/1968. This Mutt is like a woman I know, she looks good at a distance, but up close she is rough. It has been cut and welded back together. There is major rust and rot on the 2 main support beams of the body where it was cut. Please look at the pictures closely and ask questions you might have before you bid. If you are proficient in welding and sheet metal repair, you might could repair the body. If not, this can be a donor Mutt for replacement parts you might need. Complete powerpack is included and the motor turns freely. Included in the auction is a battery pan ($120), a full replacement underbody repair kit ($700), (but this does not include the main beams replacement), engine gasket kit ($80) and rubber boot kit ($30). No title, but it will come with a bill of sale.”

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1941 Article with Ford GP

This photo and article featuring a Ford GP was published June 09, 1941, in the Democrat and Chronicle out of Rochester, New York. It highlighted Major Harry Miller’s jeep modification, which added a 37MM gun to the rear of the vehicle.



Originally posted February 07, 2015:  This post emphasized the Camp Lewis connection.

This June 9, 1941, article from the Spokane Daily Chronicle notes the Ford GP belongs to a Fort Lewis unit visiting California for maneuvers.


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1949 Ad for the Universal Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

What I found curious about this advertisement is that it sounds more like one from 1945 or 1946, rather than 1949. Published January 23, 1949, the ad by Fort Worth Willys-Overland seems to be trying to introduce readers to this ‘new concept’ of an automobile. However, it does so without invoking the four-in-one-vehicle concept used in the early years. Had Fort Worth Star-Telegram readers never seen or heard of a civilian jeep?


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FC-150 Narrow Track Cuff Links on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury shared these super cool FC-150 narrow track cuff links. They are priced at $99.

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“Very Rare Vintage late 1950’s / early 1960’s Silver Willys FC-150 Cufflinks in Tarnished but Very Good Used Condition. Stamped “NB” and “STERLING” on the inside surface of both backings.

The Jeep Forward Control is a truck that was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep, from 1956 to 1965. It was also assembled in other international markets. The layout featured a cab over (forward control) design.
The Forward Control models were primarily marketed as work vehicles for corporate, municipal, military, as well as civilian use. Regular pickup box beds were standard, but customers were offered a large number of “Jeep approved” specialized bodies from outside suppliers. These ranged from simple flatbeds to complete tow trucks, dump trucks, and fire trucks. The vehicles were also manufactured under license in India and Spain.

My Father obtained these cufflinks while working in fleet sales for Willys in the Caribbean and Central & South America in the 50’s and early 60’s.”