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Late 1948 America’s Most Useful Vehicles Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: There’s another of these brochures on eBay for $44.95 (plus $4.68 shipping).

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This 1948 jeep family brochure was likely produced in late 1948, as there’s a reference to an upcoming expectation “in early 1949” within the text. Outside of that reference, there’s no date stamp or form number. I’ve only seen few of these pop up for sale on eBay, so I snagged this one right away. I believe it represents the earliest and most complete (in pics and text) listing of the full line of jeep models for the civilian market (it lacks any military models and business-focused models, such as the Package Delivery Vans).

I especially like the illustrations. The discussion of the different factory divisions at the back was interesting, too. Including the covers, the brochure is 26 pages.

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Cookeville, TN $4100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(03/03/2021) It doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/930943750778315

“1948 civilian Jeep project. Engine turns over freely. Have not tried to make run. Of course it has some rust in the body but it is a very restorable Jeep. Note the air cleaner, glass fuel bowl and headlight trim rings are sitting in the Jeep. Has title”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1968 CJ-5 Talbott, TN $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/201135138102533
  2. 1966 CJ-5 Hartselle, AL $1960: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283560259823397
  3. 1957 CJ-5 Lovell, ME $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/804985380144169/
  4. 1976 CJ-5 Roseville, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/769170140400127/
  5. Year? CJ-5 Buffalo, NY $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/476103603433609
  6. 1962 CJ-5 Chester, NY $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3472091226235367
  7. 1975 CJ-5 Exeter, NH $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448841969523088
  8. Year? CJ-5 Windsor, VT $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1078569755986258
  9. 1968 CJ-5 Warrior, AL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/450184036255890
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Maryville, TN $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198099108489144
  11. 1979 CJ-5 West Alexandria, OH $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/802496733806274 (I highly doubt it *never* had a title).
  12. 1966 CJ-5 Cumming, GA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477365283470373
  13. 1969 CJ-5 Nashville, TN $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/204015011173765
  14. 1975 CJ-5 Johnson City, TN $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/920498512067184
  15. 1974 CJ-5 Joplin, MO $3300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461394425082974
  16. 1962 CJ-5 Homer City, PA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2828068820786725/
  17. 1955 CJ-5 Stratford, NY $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459522295281678
  18. 1955 CJ-5 Mahopac, NY $3300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/945793252831108

M-38A1s:

  1. 1952 M-38A1 Project Aiken, SC $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/48147777968604
  2. 1962 M-38A1 North Wilkesboro, NC $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2550666721894028
  3. 1955 M-38A1 Weaverville, NC $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1965719946938649
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Maple Park, IL $15,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/145203927499517
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Brownsville, TN $15,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/157936702777052
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Raleigh, NC $7800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/268687288273289
 
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1964? CJ-3B Trussville, AL $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Definitely a later model, but it lacks the fresh intake hole on the cowl.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/902654510520268

“1964 willys Jeep was running when I parked it. Fresh gas and a battery and she will fire right up. Need brakes will run and drive but just no brakes. Asking $5500 but am a little bit negotiable and would consider a trade”

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Year? CJ-5 Jonesboro, AR $4000

• CATEGORIES: News

This includes a rear PTO and a Kelly hardtop. I’m surprised this hasn’t sold yet.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300415857908886

“1950s jeep ran great when we parked it years ago. Needs a little tlc and would run great again. Was our hunting jeep and again everything worked when it was parked”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Mustang, OK $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

That seems an odd place to put a winch, but maybe it was only used for light items?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/153141710054966

“Was a great hunting rig. Just not being used, would like to see someone enjoy it again.”

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1947 CJ-2A Castalia, OH $1100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Definitely a bit rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/493479258456212

“1947 Willys CJ2A W/TITLE Currently not running.”

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1953 CJ-3B Cincinnati, OH $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Not a whole lot of value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267544038184774

“Body panels about gone, Maybe could use a few. front and rear differentials look ok. Hood a easy fix. Have good ohio title. Vin number and title match. cj3b one leaf of front spring busted.”

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1949 CJ-3A St. Louis, MO $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/12/2021) I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/388347132224300

“This listing is for a 1949 C 3 WILLYS JEEP. Project willy jeep needs 4 cyl motor rebuilt. It is a great one of kind project. Its at the church off of 170 and 70 Give me a call for more info. I have the original title.”

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1950 CJ-V35/U Harrisonburg, VA $850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Shane confirmed this is a CJ-V35/U.

Not much value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/231520615425962/

“Unsure of exact year. Willys jeep project. No title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Brookhaven, MS $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2020) Runs and drives. Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/375324926853369/

“1947 original CJ2A Everything works ,Mossy Oak paint is a stick on vinyl”

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1963 FC-150 North Dartmouth, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

I expect this will go quickly.

“Jeep FC 150 forward control 4×4 with snow plow , has been sitting in a barn for years 20 ran when parked dash was taken apart for painting have all parts . It has never been titled my uncle owned since new there is no title bill of sale only also have service manual that goes with it. Please don’t ask if it’s available , if it’s posted it’s available.”

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1945 GPW Shipshewana, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Nick’s got this roller for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/898215577414465

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“*Title is not usable, was filled out but never taken to license bureau* Rolling chassis project Ford GPW. This is an authentic WWII Jeep. Has enough there to be a restoration project, but could also be a restomod.

Paperwork shows it came from Kettering, Ohio in 1980, then went to Indianapolis, IN. In 1994 it was sold at public auction. Has the true GPW frame with square radiator crossmember. The serial number on the title is GPW10723 which puts it at early 1942, but the body number is 208184 which is post 1943. Original drivetrain is missing and both axles are simply housings – no shafts or pinions. Body and frame have their fair share of patches as shown in the photos.”

 
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1953 Video of Yakima’s Jeep Road-eo From British Pathe

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

John found this 1953 version of the Yakima Jeep Rodeo, pronounced by the British narrator as “Row-day-Oh”.

 
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1946 Photo of Jeep Packed with People

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This April 03, 1946, photo from the Spokesman Review shows Dave Zimmerman and his band/radio show ensemble stuffed into a jeep. With a Detroit transit strike raging, a borrowed jeep was the only way to get everyone to their radio show gig.

According to this page, Dave Zimmerman was a long time announcer at WWJ in Detroit. He hosted a popular radio program called Coffee Club and was on the air for Detroit’s first television broadcast from the 47th floor of the Penobscot Building.

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1964 Test and Articles About Jeeps Sprouting Wings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

In May of 1964 newspapers across the country shared the news of the Army testing out an idea where v-shaped flexible wings were attached to vehicles such as jeeps, allowing them to be pulled behind aircraft and flying to their destinations.

I tried to find photos of the jeeps with V-wings, but I had no luck. There is this example of the Army testing the v-wing concept they called a “Fleep”, which may use a similar flexible v-wing.

Ryan RV-8 Fleep Final Report 1964 US Army; Rogallo Wing Aircraft from Jeff Quitney on Vimeo.

This first article appeared in the May 10, 1964, issue of the Press Democrat out of Santa Rosa, California: 1964-05-10-press-democrat-santarosa-ca-jeeps-sprout-wings

This second article was published in the May 12, 1964, issue of the South Bend Tribune, out of South Bend, Indiana:

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1948 CJ-2A Carmel, IN $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/486961702443419

“1948 Willys CJ2a rear 540 PTO. Starts and runs well brakes work well New seats it’s in retty decent condition giving its age. Frame is solid and all the lights work”

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1946 CJ-2A Cooperton, OK Call For Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller listed a big price, but noted that it is just a placeholder. Given the column shift and lack of tool indents, I’d say this is likely a 3X,XXX serial number.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/453877039161414

“Price is a placeholder only – Best offer for this very cool project Willys Jeep! Call to discuss. Not currently running but all original. Mileage unknown”

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1953 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

(06/01/2020) This is a custom build with a fiberglass body. I assume it is registered as a 1953 jeep, hence the year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/299359191565582

“Custom built Willys Jeep. Very fun to cruise, gets lots of attention! The perfect beer runner or pit cruiser. All tube chassis, fiberglass body. Ford 3.8 V6 with Ford auto trans, power steering. 2 wheel drive. New wheels, tires, seats, shocks, stereo, glass windshield, steering wheel, exhaust”

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1 CJ-2A & 2 CJ-5s Kalispell, MT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

The seller has three jeeps for sale at different prices.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225162892697083

“I have three jeeps for sale. Shoot me an offer on one or all will not part out.

1) 1948 cj2a willys jeep for $2000: it is the black one with the top and no doors, (i do have the doors to go with it). it has a 2.3l ford 4 cylinder in it and the original 3 speed and original transfer. does not run, needs to be wired. new gauges, body in fair shape. Firewall is cut up from previous owner, body is rhino lined. winch not included $2,000 obo.

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2) 1965 CJ-5 Tux Park IV $2000: does run needs a carb tune, original v6, 3 speed, and transfer. $2000 obo

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3) 1955 CJ-5 $500: Not running pretty much a rolling chassis. the engine pictured is the original 4 cyl for that jeep, unknown condition. there are a pile of parts in the back for it, it also comes with a soft half cab with no doors or frame. no hood or grill 500 obo

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1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale, AZ $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/25/2021) Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713339392678417

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Original Body with matching ACM numbers on tailgate and gusset. Engine is from a 1953 Jeep Willys. It runs great and starts up with one turn of the key. All 4 brake cylinders replaced last month and master cylinder. Very little rust. Will trade for select motorcycles. BMW rnine t, Ducati Scrambler, BMW adventure, Triumph Scrambler”

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1954 CJ-3B Odonnell, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has a few updates, but looks mostly stock. There may be some rust on the driver’s side near the step.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279771153627481/

“Rare 1954 Willy’s CJ3B Jeep for sale. High hood. Original hurricane engine. Very few miles since a complete restoration except for paint and body. Does have a new hood and tailgate. Over $6,500 in parts alone used. We have a list of all parts used. $8,500 OBO.”

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Flattie Body on CJ-5 Chassis Roseburg, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1377795102575092

“Willys low hood, the body is sitting on a 79 cj5 frame, has a amc 304, dana30 front amc 20 rear. 3:53 gears. I do have the right grill for it, and a pair of seats. Will be on different wheels and tires.”

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Year? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY $2250

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

This has a 2A body, so the listed year of 1950 may be incorrect. It’s got a few other odd mods, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1156921921410986

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 CJ3A Barn Find!!! This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A that has a Buick V6 transplant. Intakes and cylinders look good oil is clean, looks like it was never run. Pretty sure it have not been driven in at least 20 years. Body is ok but not too rusty. Frame is solid. Have a clean title. Bought from a barn locally this winter but have too many projects.”

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1951 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/28/2021) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847603335969777

“1951 cj-3a solid body, no rust needs these items finished * wiring *radiator *plumbing Been in storage for years Ran and drove fine prior to being stored.”

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