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1958 M-274 Mule Parowan, UT $2800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

No engine.

“1958 willys mule. Rare one of the first 11000 built. Missing engine and front seat. Pretty much complete of other components. You could put original 4 cyl or update to newer 2 cyl. Best offer.”


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1972 M-561 Gama Goat Craig, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Does it run?

“Two military Gama Goat Vehicles off road aquatic capabilities diesel engine multiple spare tires and rims including lots of extra spare parts not counting the two gamma goats to start asking 7500 or best offer willing to hear”


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1946 CJ-2A Fresno, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Pretty stock jeep here.

“1946 Jeep willys BARN FIND!!! Been in the barn since 1974 ALL ORGiNAL!!!! Bill of sale only $3500 OBO”

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Netherlands MB Farm Jeep video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Harmen-Jan of the Netherlands shared this video of farm life footage filmed in the Netherlands between 1920 and 1960. At the 15-minute-mark there is footage of a WWII jeep piling what I believe is hay(?) and at the 19-minute-mark there is a brief look at the same jeep pulling an overloaded wagon. In between (and before and after both marks), plenty of back-breaking-work is documented.

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The First “Jeep”: Minneapolis Moline NTX

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: The article below is one of a number of articles highlighting the “JEEP” Tractor from Minneapolis-Moline Implement Company: The NTX. One or both units were also tested at Holabird, so the term ‘jeep’ used to describe a vehicle didn’t originate with the Bantam, Ford, or Willys prototypes. 

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Published in the Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, August 22, 1940.

According to a Hemmings article, the name ‘Jeep’ originated with Sergeant James O’Brian in August of 1940:

The UTX went to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, but earned its place in history in August 1940 at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, when Sergeant James T. O’Brien of the 109th Ordnance Company of the Minnesota National Guard noted the overall proficiency of the tractors, especially when pulling a stuck howitzer out of the mud. Inspired by the “Eugene the Jeep” character in the Popeye comic strip, O’Brien first hung from the tractor’s radiator cap a sign painted with the word “Jeep,” then painted the word “Jeep” itself on the flanks of the tractor.

Minneapolis-Moline chronicled the christening in a wartime advertisement: “This new MM army vehicle was not a crawler, tractor, truck nor tank, and yet it could do almost anything and it knew all the answers. Because of this, it brought to mind the Popeye cartoon figure called ‘Jeep’ which was neither fowl nor beast, but knew all the answers and could do almost anything.”


Originally Published December of 2014:

However, the short comings of the NTX coupled with the introduction of the Bantam BRC in late September doomed the 6 NTXs produced to the role of a jeep footnote.

It doesn’t mean the NTX isn’t worth anything. An NTX in 2012 fetched $29,000 at an auction.

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Giant Flatfender Jeep in Abu Dhabi

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Monuments/Statues, Museums

UPDATE: Vince shared an article from that provides more information on the Rainbow Sheikh (Sheigh Hamad bin Hamdan) who built the world’s largest running jeep. It had been many years since my last post on the subject, so it was time to update this post.

In 2010, reports were that Guinness Book of World Records had recognized the jeep as the largest running jeep in the world; however, I could not verify the record through the Guinness web site. Recently, a huge CJ-5 built by the same Shiekh for his offload museum may have surpassed the flat fender.

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Published in April of 2009:  I thought it was just a fake keep prop of some kind, but apparently it’s being built on the framework of a large quarry mining truck. 






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1945 Image of Jeep Exiting Glider on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat press photo of a jeep exiting a glider at Wold-Chamberlain Field in Minnesota. The photo was taken February 27, 1945, by ‘Ted’ at 2pm.

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“Jeep rolls out of nose of large glider after coming into a landing”

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1948 CJ-2A American Fork, UT $3000


Could be worth a look.

“Willys Jeep for sale, 1948 clean title. When we purchased it still was running then. We had plans to do a Jeep build but are still not ready to do it. It has been sitting out side for 3 years now. We just would like to sell it and make space. I can also tow it to your place! Let me know if your interested”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1950 Wagon Healdsburg, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Adam is selling this 2WD wagon project. Includes a variety of new parts.

“Willys Jeep 2 wheel drive wagon. Many new/rebuilt parts including brakes, carb, fuel pump, all new glass. Email for info.”


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1935? Dodge? Truck Jeep-Looking Front Garden Valley, ID $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Very odd 3B-like Dodge truck.

“1935 Dodge engine and frame. Man made cab and flat bed. Milage unknown. Great project to restore.”

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Willys-Powered Hobart Welder Helena, MT $450

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Could be a good price.

“Good Old Working Welder”


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Year? FC-170 Delta, CO $5900

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Has some rust and some dents.

“Solid desert truck. Colorado title. Located in Grand Junction Colorado. Should run. I can deliver it 48 states. Original flat head 6.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lebanon, OR $500


Not sure how much value is here.

“L head straight 4 cylinder, has motor, no transmission. Pan and frame is no good but a lot of parts are there (axels, seat frame, gauges, grill, windshield frame, etc.). Don’t need the parts anymore. This is not a vehicle you can get back on the road. It’s main purpose would be for parts. We are not interested in parting out the Jeep. We want someone to take the entire Jeep.”





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1948 CJ-2A Arlington, WA $2500


There’s some value here.

“Non military jeep. All parts are included, needs assembly. New upgraded brakes, drums and suspension. 7 New tires. Runs great when assembled. Military trailer included. Can be rolled up onto trailer.”

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1941 Article: Frank Fenn was the Real Jeep Father

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

On June 24, 1941, a syndicated article claimed that friends of Ward Canaday said he was the father of the jeep:


The Windsor Star out of Ontario, Canada, published this article blurb on June 24, 1941.

This news didn’t sit well with friends and former employees of Frank H. Fenn, President of the American Bantam Car Co. They wasted no time, quickly countering the notion that Canaday was the jeep’s father by explaining via telegrams why Fenn was the real father of the “Jeep”.

On June 27th, 1941, the Press and Sun-Bulletin published the responses in the following column.

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And, just for fun, here’s another example of a Bantam BRC photo, taken less than a week after it arrived at Holabird. The first Bantam Scout Car wasn’t a secret for very long!


Published by the Seminole Producer, Seminole, Oklahoma, October 07, 1940.


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Roy Rogers Sugar Crisp 3D Viewer and Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys

Each photo (photos front and back, so 4 photos total) is 4.25″ wide. The glasses are just under 4.25″ wide.

Unable to travel much this year, I’ve had a little extra cash to investigate the odder eBay finds. These Roy Rogers photos are a good example of that type of purchase. I’ve learned that if you see something on eBay that has been with a seller a while, put it on your watchlist. Sometimes the seller will respond with a discount offer. In this case, I countered with an even lower offer, explaining that I didn’t collect Roy Rogers stuff and only wanted the images for the one jeep image. That seemed to work, as the seller accepted my counteroffer.


My eyes failed me … I never did get the image to look really 3D. I also didn’t want to disconnect the glasses from the photos.

Once delivered I was surprised by two things. First, the 3D viewer was much smaller than expected, but then I realized, duh, they are for kids. For me to view the image wasn’t all that easy through the tiny glasses (4.25 inches from end to end). It also didn’t help that my eyes (I’ll be 55 on Friday) are a little too old; I needed to wear glasses when looking through viewer at the focal length required, but that whole thing became awkward and I never could get the full 3D effect.


All three items were still connected as they originally were. Above them is an 8.5″ piece of paper to give a sense of size.

The second thing that surprised me that the glasses were still attached to the two images and the two images were still attached to each other, meaning these images and viewer had never been used. All three items still folded up into a neat little, compact package.

I just don’t know how stuff like this has survived more than 50 years!


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1946 Photo of Freddy Holmqvist on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Is Freddy Holmqvist someone that was famous? Does the Swedish caption provide any clues?

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“Swedish students after passing exams, Freddie Holmqvist driving home
sodra latin, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo size:
6″ x 8.2″ inches”



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Corgi 470 FC-150 Toy Jeep Huntingdon Valley, PA $50


Steve shared this Corgi toy listed on Craigslist. The photo makes is look a little larger than it actually is. These are pretty small.

“For sale is a vintage 1960’s Corgi Forward Control 470 Jeep FC-150 Die Cast Car. Measures 3.50” long.”

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1947 CJ-2A +3 Parts Jeeps Santa Fe, NM $3900


Price includes one drivable jeep and 3 parts jeeps.

“1947 Willys Jeep
Good drive train.
New tires.
Re-built motor.
Everything works well.
Clean title.
Comes with 3 extra jeeps and tons! of parts.
$3900 obo”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Florence, CO $10,400


This has tool indents and an early windshield. It includes a trailer made out of a 2A.

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Year? DJ-5A JeepRod Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Something a little different.

“Well… Its kind of a Jeep stew. A little postal, a little Commando, a little Willys CJ5 and kind of a Jeep Rod. It started off as a DJ5A postal dispatcher. Still has the original drivetrain. Chevy II 135cu 4cyl and powerglide transmission. Still right hand drive. Manual drum brakes. Runs good but would be better with a SBC which would bolt right in.”

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1949 CJ-3A Edna, TX $4000


Will need some transmission work.

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“Own a piece of American history! I have a 1949 CJ3A Willy’s Jeep for sale. The ONLY reason I am selling this Jeep is because I have too many projects going on and I need to pay some bills off. I bought it a few years ago and started on it replacing everything because it was not running.

Here is a list of what I have done so far. New starter, new alternator, new battery, new cables, new points and condenser, new coil, new wiring, new ignition switch, new water pump, new plugs, new relay, new fuel pump, new fuel lines and fuel filter, new radiator hoses, new horn, flushed radiator, pulled and cleaned fuel tank, rebuilt carburetor.

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1947 CJ-2A Galt, CA $4000


Lacks brakes. Appears the tailgate has been replaced with a panel.

“For Sale 1947 Willy’s CJ2a, This jeep is a great candidate for restoration, has a couple of small rust spots in the floor pans, typical locations other than that solid little rig. stock flat-head 4 (go-devil) runs good, new battery, carb & fuel pump, starts right up. Please note brakes not working, I think its the master cylinder. Clean title in my name currently non-opp with no back fees. You will need a trailer to haul home.”

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1946 CJ-2A Walnut Creek, CA $6500


Has an overdrive.

“1946 Willys in great condition, little rust, runs great and has overdrive so reaches speeds of 60+ miles. Currently in nonop. Make an offer.”

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