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1953 CJ-3A Hamshire, TX $5000


No description provided, other than a note that it is in ‘poor condition’.

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1951 Jeepster Live Oak, FL $8500

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Jeepster, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale. 

(12/29/2017) Isn’t this just a little different? It’s sitting on a CJ-5 chassis.

“1951 Custom Willys Jeepster Woody. Jeepster front body on 1974 CJ5 4×4 with custom woody back. Std. transmission 3 spd., 4.2 6 cyl. engine. 20″ extended frame. Runs good. Needs new tires and windshield wiper motor. Many new parts.”

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Year? CJ-2A Florence, IN $1500


Not sure how much value is here.

“Old Willy’s Jeep do not know the year, has been used mainly as farm vehicle. Asking $1500 OBO. Will have to come pick up.”

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Just a Couple Posts for Saturday


Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! Just a couple updates today.

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1955 Willys Motors Mailers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

When I first completed the post on the early brochures and mailers created by the Kaiser Willys marketing team, I didn’t have a complete list of mailer examples. Below is what I believe to be the completed list:

Here’s an order form from 1955. At the bottom of the order form is a list of mailers, but the mailers lack form numbers.

These are the mailing brochures, but without identifying form numbers, I am not 100% positive these are correct …..

Farmer and Ranchers Best Investment: Whatever You Grow for Profit


Earth Moving Equipment:

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Power Producing Equipment:

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Service Station (Mr. Service):


They Go Through: Form W-1765


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Postcard of Joe’s Super Service Station Hillman, MI on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Nice shot of Joe’s Super Service Station in Hillman, Michigan. The photo features a jeep truck and a CJ-3A that could both be from the same year.

View all the information on eBay

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1945? Bantam Trailer Northeast Ohio **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: **Sold**

The sellers are hoping to find a good home for this Bantam Trailer.

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April 1960 Jeep News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This issue of Jeep News is interesting in that the whole middle section focuses on the rise in jeep clubs. It isn’t an exhaustive list, but rather simply a list of clubs in contact with Jeep News, with a heavy emphasis on western clubs.

Note the CJ-6 hardtop on page 7. It’s a custom top built by Koenig. I don’t have it in my records, so keep a watch for it. It’s probably still out there somewhere, most likely still in Texas. Note also the scale model FC-170 giveaway and certificate with each FC-170 purchase on page 2.

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1955 CJ-3B Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1955 brochure form W-201-5 highlighted the CJ-3B as part of the advertising standardization push by the Kaiser Willys marketing team.



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Introducing the Jeep Surrey

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

UPDATE: Here are a couple more articles introduction the Jeep Surrey. The first one notes that women will like it for its fashion while men will like it for its fine engineering. I’m less convinced that the term ‘fine-engineering’ should be applied to any of the DJ-3As.

The second was widely disseminated in various arrangements and reminds us that A similar model, the “Jeep” Gala, was introduced to the export market early this year . This documents that the Gala was the export model and the Surrey the domestic model.

This first article was published October 08, 1959, and comes from Utah’s Orem-Geneva Times:

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This October 04, 1959, article published in the Cincinnati Enquirer.


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1946 CJ-2A Dallas, TX $10,000


UPDATE: Still Avaialble.

(05/20/2020) Two-owner jeep.

“My father purchased this 1946 jeep in 2019 from the original owner here in Dallas. The Willys jeep is a 1946 CJ-2A. It had been in their family since that time. The vehicle was painted white some years ago and was converted to a 12-volt system. The jeep is mostly original with many additional options. A heater, Koenig winch, wipers, blinkers were added to name a few. The original owners manual and framing for the top are also included with a few other random parts. While the jeep would benefit carburetor cleaning the Jeep runs and drives well now. $10,000 obo. Willing to trade. No scams”

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1946 CJ-2A Ripon, CA $25,000


Has a variety of updates. No description provided.

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1945? CJ-2A Cyril, OK $2250


I see nothing to indicate it is a ‘1945’.

“Cj2a. Nothing army about this all citizens Jeep.”

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1949? CJ-2A Arlington, TX $3500


Has some passenger-side rust.

“Vintage Willys Jeep, very complete, needs a restoration. The motor is a flathead 4 cylinder, dana 18 transfer case, 3 speed transmission. The body has rust on the right side, frame is good. The data tags are still on the Jeep, I have a title in hand. The windshield frame has rust, I have a spare one to go with it”


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1948 CJ-2A Osceola, MO $800


May have some Sears-branded Selectro hubs.

“1948 willys Jeep military style 800 or best offer. Motor is tore apart. No Title. Will work for parts”

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1953 CJ-3B Fresno, CA $6700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/19/2020) Runs and drives. Has mods.

“Runs and drives great smog exempt tagged and ready to go small block v8 Chevy edelbrock carb and intake aluminum radiator warn overdrive new cooper discoverer mt 30 9.50r15lt”

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Year? CJ-3B Potosi, MD $4800


Has a rebuilt engine.

“New rebuilt motor. Like new tires.”

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1947? CJ-2A Chester, CA $7000


Major project with a variety of non-stock parts.

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“1947 ford jeep project or parts. The only real Jeep parts are the windshield and the Willy’s grill. Everything else is aftermarket. Over $20,000 invested. Fiberglass tub, 1976 Buick v-6 rebuilt with many high performance parts, never fired. Curry Ford 9” rear end,front and rear air lockers, new soft top, winch, aftermarket overdrive, rebuilt t-98 trans with new clutch and chrome bell housing. Ididit steering column,painless wiring harness, Corbeu seats and new belts, lecarra steering wheel, willwood disc brakes, 2sets of exhaust manifolds and headers. To much to list. Sacrifice for $7,000. Don’t want to sell but I need the room and don’t have time. I was going to swap parts to my 61 willy’”

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1946 CJ-2A Medford, OR $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

I spoke with Calvin about this Jeep. It underwent a frame up refurb with lots of new parts from Ron Fitzpatrick. The paint job was custom done by a local artist and is clear-coated. He’s only selling it because some back surgeries have made riding in it uncomfortable. Contact him via email at lorrainelg @ (remove spaces around @) or via the phone at 541 772 6089.

“Body off restoration, custom one of a kind airbrushed with pearlescent accents paint job. Everything gone thru engine, transmission, differentials, axles, seals and bearings. Completely stick restoration only only change is 12 volt conversion. Three-year restoration spared no expense.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tulare, CA $3700


This is a CJ-2A body on a later model (probably post 1971 CJ-5) chassis.

“Starts and run good . Registration upto date never need to smog . Specially constructed vehicle certificate from dmv on hand”

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1954 KW ‘Jeep’ Farm Power Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

1954 Form KW-1706 Brochures, early (orange) and late (green) versions.

UPDATE: For a few years now I’ve noticed that there were two versions of the 1954 Form KW-1706 titled ‘Jeep’ FARM POWER, one having an orange theme and one have a green theme. Since I owned an orange copy, I wasn’t in a hurry to get a green copy. Still, I was curious about why the newly formed Kaiser Willys Marking Team would publish a brochure, with the same form number, in two different colors, as that wasn’t a customary practice.

A few days ago I found a good price on the green version. When it arrived, I compared the two brochures. At first, I couldn’t see any differences. But, after examining the text, I discovered the reason behind the color change.

A small section on both brochures is titled “NEBRASKA TESTED”. Apparently, when the original orange brochure was produced, the jeep had only completed a tractor test (#432) using a jeep powered with an L-head, yet the company had applied to take the test using an f-head. At some point after the brochure was published, the f-head test (#502) was completed (which did show increased horsepower).

So, the company updated the brochure’s “NEBRASKA TESTED” text and changed the brochure’s color scheme, probably to make it easier to know which old brochures should be set aside and/or destroyed. At least, that’s my theory.

So, here’s a look at the two blurbs side by side.


Comparison of early (orange) and later (green) versions of the 1954 ‘Jeep’ Farm Power brochure.

Here’s a full look at the green brochure:

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May 1973 Berens Associates Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Catalogs, Features

I’d never heard of Berens before spotting this 48-page catalog on eBay. It appears they were a California distributor of jeep parts. The company carried all kinds of stuff.

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“All New 1955 Willys Jeep” CJ-5 Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: I was finally able to get one of these off eBay at a reasonable price. It’s form W-1831 from 1955 introducing the new CJ-5. The back page (bottom pic) has some discoloration. The 3rd pic is a foldout, so it’s much bigger than it appears.

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Early(?) Plastic Jeep Hesperia, CA Auction

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: Blaine and Terry have identified this jeep as a Fix-it-All jeep. It’s missing multiple parts. Here’s a pic of how it should look:



Blaine spotted this unusual plastic jeep that neither of us had previously seen. The fact that it is stamped “JEEP” on the hood and has a front weight are two unusual features that caught our eyes. Anyone recognize it? (this auction site has multiple premiums that will add to the cost).

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1974 CJ-6 Escondido, CA $12,450


Nice looking CJ-6 with a Meyer half cab.

“CJ6 truck conversion 4 spd manual very clean all tags in great condition with winch full matching spare wheel, cv radio and stereo ready to daily drive or play too much to list come see it, low ballers will be ignored”

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