To Top

July 1945 Press Release Photos #11 & #13

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

Below you’ll find Press Release Photos #11 & #13. The seller did not have #12, so at this point I’m left to guess what #12 was. My best guess is that given #11 shows a half top and #13 shows no top, that #12 may have been an image that included some version of the full top.

Photo #11 shows the half or front top:

1945-07-willys-overland-press-kit-photo11-lores 1945-07-willys-overland-press-kit-photo11-caption-lores

Possible Photo #12:  These images were published in an article on the introduction of the jeep. The top photo is press photo #13, which adds weight to the bottom photo being #12:


The original photo caption for the bottom photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with both tops up“.

Photo #13 shows the jeep without a top:

1945-07-willys-overland-press-kit-photo13-lores 1945-07-willys-overland-press-kit-photo13-caption-lores

Press Photo #14? Finally, there’s this photo which shows the windshield down. It could easily have been Photo #14 as it was taken in the same location, but I have no evidence such a photo was included in the press kit.

If this was actually included in the press kit at photo #14, the caption for the photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with the windshield down“.

To Top

Two Die-Cut Warn Hub Brochures Compared

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Barney sent me a Warn Locking Hub brochure which turns out to be a match for a similar Warn Lockomatic Hub brochure I already had. These are rather small (about 4″ in diameter), so I’m surprised either one survived as well as they have.

One thing that’s evident from these brochures is that the Lockmatic hubs lacked the rings (or perhaps indents or groves are better terms) on the lower portion of the hub that the Locking Hubs had.

This photo shows the fronts:


Here are the opened brochures:


And these are the backs:


To Top

1947 Article About Italian “Jeep Squads”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Mark shared a link to a “Reparto Celere” model jeep:

reparto-celere-polizia-model1 reparto-celere-polizia-model2


Original Post: A December 12, 1947, article in the Austin American-Statesman showed an image of an Italian “Police Squad” jeep breaking up a crowd. The phrase “Reparto Celere” translates to Express Department in English, but I doubt that’s a correct interpretation.


To Top

1944 MB? Idaho Falls, ID $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

What a crazy contraption. “El Burrito”‘s got style. It even has a mural on the back. I’m not quite sure how the rear extends, but it looks like someone would be safe from bugs.

“A Prospector’s Dream or a mini RV!
A unique vehicle for the right individual. A fold out six foot bed behind the seats, and a “kitchen” underneath. Email me for videos showing the set ups. A 1944 WWII surplus jeep purchased in 1954. It is a Willy’s 4 cylinder. I think it might be a CJ 6.
Needs new gas tank (has 2 tanks, if you want to replace both) Seals and belts are dry, but should absorb fluids back when added. It was started, but turned off to avoid running bad gas through the carburetor. All the mini-van modifications can be removed to restore to original jeep without too much conversion.
If interested E-mail phone number to and I will call you for further information. If you like make a bid.
It has been garaged.”

1944-mb-Idahofalls-id02 1944-mb-Idahofalls-id01 1944-mb-Idahofalls-id0 1944-mb-Idahofalls-id1 1944-mb-Idahofalls-id2 Continue reading

To Top

1953 CJ-3B Grangeville, ID $6500


Blaine spotted this 3B in the Heavy Equipment area of Craigslist. It’s got a Sears Deluxe Hardtop and some mods.

“95 per cent factory
in good working order”

1953-cj3b-grangeville-id1 1953-cj3b-grangeville-id2 1953-cj3b-grangeville-id3 1953-cj3b-grangeville-id4

To Top

1947 CJ-2A Price, UT $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(09/22/2020) This 2A has a replacement body, which is probably why the seller refers to it as an M-38. Has lots of good updates for jeeping.

“1947 Willys m38 Flat Fender Jeep (Rock Crawler)
Engine = 225 Buick v6 fire electronic ignition,
Trans = SM 420 4 speed top loader ( truck )
Transfer case Dana model 18
Overdrive unit = warm double planetary high, low
Front diff= Dana 30 with 5.38 gears,
Detroit lockers and disk brakes
Rear diff = Dana 44, with 5.38 gears,
Detroit locker and 9 inch drum brakes
Winch= Ramsey 8000lb
Two under seat fuel tanks 10 gal. Each
Soft top and roll bar top
Jeep has on board air, for tires, etc,some spare parts and cb ”

1947-cj2a-price-ut4 1947-cj2a-price-ut5 1947-cj2a-price-ut6 1947-cj2a-price-ut7

Continue reading

To Top

1949 CJ-3A Seaside, CA $9500


This appears in good shape.





English translation of ad:

“1949 Jeep willys CJ3A clean title 4×4 with 4-cylinder pull-out new platinum spark plugs alternator busing generator support water pump band master brake cylinder front wheel cylinders rear wheel cylinders front and rear brake lines turn signal flasher head light foot dimmer the fuel tank was cleaned gasoline and filters were changed, his convertible canvas is semi new, everything works for him I give it with 4 extra classic gas tanks and also 2 classic tires”
Continue reading

To Top

1947 CJ-2A Brenham, TX $4800


Terry bought this a few years ago. He describes it as a good deer lease jeep: not all all that original, but still a good runner.

“Running, driving ’47 CJ 2A no title. Aftermarket tube steel frame with original L134, Dana 18, T-90, front and rear axles. CJ 5 seats and John Deere steering wheel! Needs smaller tires, the Super Swamper 33’s rub. Perfect candidate to modify (not a restoration candidate) or just take to the deer lease.”

1947-cj2a-brenham-tx1 1947-cj2a-brenham-tx2 1947-cj2a-brenham-tx3 1947-cj2a-brenham-tx4

To Top

1963 CJ-5 Oakley, UT $9500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2020) This has an unusual paint job and is nicely refurbed.

“1963 Willy’s CJ 5 Two door with original Konig hard top Original F 134 Hurricane engine. Original miles. Great running & super clean.”

1963-cj5-oakley-ut0 1963-cj5-oakley-ut1 1963-cj5-oakley-ut2 1963-cj5-oakley-ut3 1963-cj5-oakley-ut4

To Top

CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1973 CJ-5 Manhattan, KS $3900:
  2. 1976 CJ-5 Greenleaf, WI $2500:
  3. 1977 CJ-5 Golden Eagle Kalamazoo, MI $4000:
  4. 1960 CJ-5 Salem, OH $2500:
  5. Year? CJ-5 Rockford, IL $3000:
  6. 1974 CJ-5 Belding, MI $2500:
  7. 1978 CJ-5 Clay City, KY $1350:
  8. 1972 CJ-5 Detroit Lakes, MN $2500:
  9. 1981 CJ05 Bellevue, KY $3000:
  10. 1975 CJ-5 Milwaukee, WI $3250:
  11. 1972 CJ-5 Missouri $2500:


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Hood River, OR $2500:
  2. 1956 M-38A1 Sacramento, CA $9000:
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Madison, WI $2500:
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Prior Lake, MN $3200:
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Alpharetta, GA $6500:
To Top

1953 Cj-3A Janesville, CA $2000


I’m not sure how much value is here.

“53 wilkys jeep project. Its a good start have toyota axles and a 302 Ford engine and trans. Have adapter to the Toyota t-case. The motor was ruffed into place. The tac welds broke when it was moved. Its a project. Have title in hand.”

1953-cj3a-janesville-ca1 1953-cj3a-janesville-ca2 1953-cj3a-janesville-ca3

To Top

1979 DJ-5 Lehi, UT $3000


Looks in pretty good shape. Has a V8.

1979-dj5-lehi-ut1 1979-dj5-lehi-ut2 1979-dj5-lehi-ut3 1979-dj5-lehi-ut4

“Selling a 79 Jeep DJ5 postal Jeep with a Chevy 283 V8 and Powerglide transmission. Jeep runs and drives, clean title in hand. Steering wheel is on the right hand side. Heater works. Has upgraded trans crossmember, aftermarket engine cradle, new transmission pan with stud kit, new oil pump, odyssey battery, new fuel pump, and exhaust done all in the last year. All tail lights, side markers, reflectors, mirrors, and door seals have been replaced. Strobe light on top works. I put down the mileage that’s on the odometer since the ad requires it, but the speedometer isn’t hooked up and the engine isn’t original to the Jeep so the mileage is unknown. Continue reading

To Top

1970 Land Cruiser FJ-40 w/PTO Minneapolis, MN $1200

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Given this has a PTO, I imagine there’s value here for FJ-40 folks.

“Bring a trailer! No title! Does not run! For parts only! What you see is what you get! Bring a trailer! 1200.00us CASH”


To Top

1965 COOT Enderlin, ND $3000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Looks in good shape.

“This amphibious 4 wheeler is a rare find in excellent condition. Created back in the 60’s with articulating tubs the Coot is able to climb over most anything. Used for hunting, feeding livestock and for puttering around in the water ( has the capability to add a propeller) it was state of the art in it’s time. Includes headlights,taillights and winch. The tires are literally brand new. Powered by a Honda engine. We have sold our rural property and no longer have a use for this awesome little vehicle. Time for someone new to enjoy her.”


To Top

1943 GPW Colliston, UT $5500


This GPW with a body lift also includes a trailer.

“This is a 1943 Ford GPW. Ford made about 2 out of ever 5 Jeeps during World War 2. This jeep is about 90-95% original and is ready to be restored. It still has the original Go-Devil 4 cylinder engine. Three of the rims are the 2 piece battle rims. The body is decent. This jeep ran when it was parked some 15 years ago. Also included is a 1942 Willy’s jeep trailer. I’m putting this out there to see what kind of interest there is. If you do not like my asking price make me an offer.”

1943-gpw-colliston-ut1 1943-gpw-colliston-ut2 1943-gpw-colliston-ut3 1943-gpw-colliston-ut4 1943-gpw-colliston-ut5

To Top

1957 FC-150 Drivetrain Pleasanton, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/10/2020) This does not appear to include the frame.

“F134, t90, spicer 18 front and rear axels and springs.
All running when removed.”

1957-fc170-chassis-pleasanton-ca0 1957-fc170-chassis-pleasanton-ca1 1957-fc170-chassis-pleasanton-ca2

To Top

Year? CJ-2A/GPW Rogue River, OR $600


Not sure how much value is here.

“40s military gpw jeep body with cj2a frame. Jeep is very ruff selling for parts it does have Willys straight 6 engine installed with factory running gear. $600 cash no title. I can deliver for additional fee.”


To Top

1948 CJ-2A Sandy, UT $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(09/10/2018) Has updates, including steering and a rear tank.

“Original body in excellent condition; all else rebuilt with minimal miles. On/off road ready. Extra tires, tow bar, accessories included.”


To Top

1942 GPW Reedsport, OR $12,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/26/2019) Has a few updates.

“1942 Military Jeep, very good condition. Very close to original parts, only additional parts are for safety (seatbelts, roll bar etc). Replaced generator with alternator, changed over to 12V system, transmission to T90, new paint, gas gauge, speedometer. Very good condition, runs well. Original 4-cyl engine. Improved seats for comfortability.”

1942-gpw-reedsport-or0 1942-gpw-reedsport-or1 1942-gpw-reedsport-or2 1942-gpw-reedsport-or3 1942-gpw-reedsport-or4

To Top

November 1961 Jeep News

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

Barney from Barney’s Jeep Parts sent November 1961 edition of the Jeep News our direction. The FJ-3A makes a big splash with a variety of images on page 4. Several Jeep Clubs, including California’s Auburn Jeep Club, Denver’s Mile-High Jeep Club, and Washington’s Trailer Breakers Jeep Club get  mentioned. One article highlight’s Buddy’s win of a Surrey and Sailboat from the Del Monte Contest and includes an image.

There’s also a mention of photos and writeup about the Jeep Jamboree in the December 1961 issue of Argosy Magazine, but I cannot seem to find the issue on eBay.

Photos Photos Photos Photos Photos

To Top

CJ-5 Glass Coasters

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

These two glass coasters popped up on eBay last week for a reasonable price. Strangely, the image of the jeep is reversed. The gas inlet and steering wheel appear to be on the passenger side in the image.

glass-cj5-coasters1 glass-cj5-coasters2 glass-cj5-coasters3

To Top

1944 Photo of Sgt. Baker Digging Out Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That soldier looks awfully clean for being in the process of digging out a jeep. Even the lighting looks staged to me.

View all the information on eBay

“1944 Press Photo Sgt. John Baker digs a Jeep out of the Marianas Island mud. This is an original press photo. A 7th AAF base in the Marianas — Staff Sgt. John W. Baker, 920 York Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, transportation sergeant for a 7th AAF fighter group in the Marianas, slugs it out with General Mud, which occasionally masters even the powerful jeep. A modern building program is rapidly doing away with such troubles as these as Americans convert the Marianas into giant air bases. Baker, a veteran of the Saipan operation, formerly worked as a machine operator for the G & G Manufacturing Company, now the Crosley Corp. in Cincinnati. He holds the Soldier’s Medal for heroism in rescuing trapped crew members from a crashed and burning bomber in the Hawaiian Islands last December.Photo measures 8.25 x 10inches. Photo is dated 12-08-1944.”

1944-12-08-mariana-digging-out-jeep1 1944-12-08-mariana-digging-out-jeep2

To Top

Wanted: Dana 44 CJ-3A or Later West Michigan

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Anyone have a Dana 44 from a CJ-3A or later? Tom is in West Michigan and needs one. If you have one, he can be contacted at 616 204 9663 or tccwworks @ (remove the spaces around the @).

To Top

1948 CJ-2A Wynnewood, PA $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

Art’s selling his low mileage CJ-2A.

“1948 Willys CJ-2A with Beachwood Canvas summer top. Original body with original green paint. 12-volt conversion. Beachwood canvas upholstery. Rare rear seat. 30,922 miles.
Wynnewood, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia
610 642 5318 or art.carey @ (remove spaces around the @)”




1948-cj2a-wynnewood-pa2 1948-cj2a-wynnewood-pa5



To Top

Bantam Civilian Trailer Wynnewood, PA $1800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

“Bantam civilian jeep trailer
with canvas-covered mattress custom-made by Beachwood Canvas
Wynnewood, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia
610 642 5318 or art.carey @ (remove spaces around the @)”