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1947 CJ-2A Winfield, WV $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The tub looks nice enough that it may be a replacement tub (this could be a 3A based on the bumper).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/879904392848913

“Mostly original message for more details”

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1956 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/793322947877923

“1956 Jeep Willy RUNS, DRIVES, AND PLOWS 4X4 4 CYL ENGINE F134 BILL OF SALE ONLY…..NO TITLE NEW BRAKES NEW SHOCKS NEW FUEL PUMP HAS SOME DINGS, DENTS, AND A FEW RUST SPOTS. LOOKING FOR SERIOUS MOTIVATED CASH BUYERS READY WITH TRUCK AND TRAILER. ”

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1948? CJ-3A Summersville, WV $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2020) Not sure exactly what’s all here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/319745649025792/

“1948 Willys Jeep Currently has a 1962 engine and transmission installed but will come with the original engine and transmission. Also has an extra hood and a 1962 frame. The both frames are in decent shape. 5000 or best offer”

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1946 Jeep Trip From Hawaii to the Midwest

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

This photo captures three friends traveling from Hawaii to the midwest via Minnesota. Akira Tanaka, sitting in the driver’s seat, helped establish the military intelligence company that was part of Camp Savage in Minnesota.This was published in the September 16, 1946, issue of The Minneapolis Star.

I tried to learn more about these three, but didn’t have much luck. There was an Akira Tanaka that went to work for General Motors and built himself a home that was featured in a 1955 article in the Detroit Press. So, it’s possible that he graduated from College in Michigan, then went to work for GM. If that’s the case, he developed several automotive patents for the company.

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June 1962 Jeep Pick-up Truck Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure pushes the wide-ranging capabilities of the Jeep truck. It is Form No. 62-06.

The is the front of the unopened brochure:

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When first unfolded, these complementary flaps appear:

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When the page flaps are opened, the brochure is fully opened revealing this page:

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This is the back of the brochure when fully opened:

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1967 Jeep Sportster Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

It’s a one page ad from a magazine, but it contains a couple photos of the rare Australian Jeep Sportster (more about them and the Combat here).

View all the information on eBay

“This is an original A4 size advertisement for the 1968 Kaiser Willys Jeep Sportster. Advertisement is in good condition for it’s age. Advert measures 28 x 20cm or 11 x 8in. All advertisements are mailed in clear plastic slip with cardboard backing for protection. Please email me if you have any questions. Will post overseas.”

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August 1957 FC-170 French-Canadian Ad

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

This 1957 French-Canadian ad for the Forward Control Jeep was published in August. The magazine is unknown.

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1953 CJ-3B Depew, OK $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Tub seems pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422160348768295

“Good shape, no rusted through body parts current tag and clean Oklahoma title, new tires and wheels”

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1975 Wolverine Baja New Braunfels, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/27/2020) I don’t know much about these or what these are worth. Here, it is described as an M-151A2, but I couldn’t verify that the model number was used to identify this. My guess is that it’s built on an M-151 chassis, but that could be wrong, too. It reminds me of the lightweight airborne jeeps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/208571300809823

“Baja Jeep military rebuilt engine needs alternator ,lights ,and tires rare keep Selling don’t have the time to fix it up to many projects message me for more info”

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This appears to be original, or close to original:

 
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1946 CJ-2A Renton, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This militarized CJ-2A includes an M-416 trailer as James notes in his comment, not an M-100.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1071425440025353

“This is located in Renton Washington. Price on this is very firm this includes the M- 100 mule trailer and a lot of military accessories. It is a great buy at this price and will be firm. I will not be answering any questions on this post as all will be directed to Scott (the owner)”

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1956 Willys Fire Truck Mauston, WI $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(08/23/2020) Needs work. This could have been a brush truck of some type or it was a utility truck.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/mauston-willys/7277335094.html

“1956 Willys. 4 wheel drive. Runs and drives. Six cylinder inline flathead. Three speed manual. High and low transfer case.
Odometer does not work. Says 18,000 miles. Was told it was a fire truck? Owned for over eighteen years. Has been sitting inside for seventeen years. Needs work to be road worthy. Towaway.”

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M-170 Body and Parts Killeen, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available. more pics added.

(01/22/2021) That’s some tight storage!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/324574798941819

“M170 with non OEM hood, fenders, tailgate. Windshield, Good tub, frame, etc”

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1946 CJ-2A Laceyville, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a DJ-3A body on it what’s likely a 1946 chassis, but the “1952” date would be inaccurate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246539596981506/

“Year: 1946 Make: Jeep Model: Willys 1946 Cj-2a frame and drive train with a 1952 Dj tub. Engine will run but it needs a starter and generator rebuild beforehand. Frame has some rot on the inside. Tub has rust holes and body mounts are mostly gone.”

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1949? CJ-3B? Fair Play, MO $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/16/2021) I suspect this is a replacement CJ-3B body on a 1949 CJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/405941234075354

“1949 Jeep Willys with a Buick V6 swap. The body is straight, no rust/no bondo -New tires -New hubs -Complete new brake system -Freshly upholstered seats, etc. If you have any questions please call [hidden information] and speak to Grant as I’m listing this for my father who doesn’t have Facebook.”

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Year? CJ-2A College Station, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(0202/2021) Includes the trailer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/838055173418261

“Selling this classic and it’s trailer Hasn’t ran in 3 years Brand new tires on the Jeep. Everything to do with the Jeep is tight, brakes work, clutch, steering, etc”

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1943 Trailer Mokelumne Hill, CA $750

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Needs some bed work at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/201622804987472

“I got a 1943 Jeep military trailer need to be restored but in good running condition registered and California title in hand asking 750”

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1944 MB Las Vegas, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/22/2021) Any old school flathead build with a cowl mod.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1944-willys-mb-jeep/7261638558.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3532697820159349

“1944 Jeep Willys MB. Bought as a project but I need the room so it must go. Ford flathead conversion done by previous owner. Not ruining but pretty complete. Great project for jeep or military enthusiast. 2500 obo.”

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1960? Custom Flattie Project Kuttawa, KY $900

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/16/2020) Given the price, there might be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346038503320041

“Toy or parts has a 350 motor an 400 trans has military running gear”

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1949? CJ-3A? Grand Junction, CO $10,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/17/2020) It’s listed as a 3A and has a 3A windshield, but also has a 2A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/285521075766756

“This is a 1949 Willy’s has a rebuilt L-134 four years ago. Has new alternator, new rear main, newer tires, fresh paint. Clean title in hand”

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1948 CJ-2A Orovada, NV $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2862018254041140

“A 1948 cj2a Jeep with a 283 out of a corvette engine”

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1953 CJ-3A Alturas, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Jay notes this has a Pinto engine.

The lack of a script tailgate and hood, the driver’s side custom gas inlet hole, the dash with the glove box, and the M-38-like grill are all hints that this may be a replacement body and front-clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1816865058479883

“This is a WILLYS JEEP (universal) Straight body little to almost no rust winch new battery clean title in hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Wisconsin Dells, WI $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This runs and has a plow and Koenig half cab. It also has a very tall shifter that likely either controls the plow or a PTO crankshaft.

https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/lyndon-station-willys-jeep/7277403106.html

“1947 original Willys Jeep
Runs”

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1944 January Drive in a Ford GP

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A side photo of Smiley, John Henkels ‘new’ Ford GP.

The January 30, 1944, Sunday issue of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune made John Henkels and his son front page news for the purchase of their 1941 Ford GP from Wilensky’s auto parts. What a cold drive back to Fulda, Minnesota, that must have been!

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1945-1946 Ads for Army Surplus Jeeps in Minneapolis

This ad appeared within the classified ad section of the October 04, 1946, issue of the Minneapolis Star. It was posted by American Motor Sales, which was located at 1220 West Broadway. Whether the company actually had Ford GPs for sale isn’t clear; most likely, it was just standard MBs or GPWs.

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A few days later, the Downtown Chevrolet Company advertised in the October 09, 1946, issue of the Minneapolis Star that they had 100 surplus jeeps available for customers:

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Subsequently, an ad was placed by Twin City Motors, which also claimed to have jeeps (either GPWs or FORD GPs or both):

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So, how did these companies obtain the jeeps? As we saw yesterday, there were some bidding opportunities that allowed Hyman Berg and others the opportunity to purchase multiple prototype jeeps. So, perhaps these Minneapolis-based companies also scored some prototypes that way?

What we do know is that the government was selling jeeps to veterans (previous stories highlight sale in Hawaii and California). And, those jeeps sold pretty quickly.

For example, in late 1945, the government’s War Asset group put 10,000 jeeps up for purchase by veterans. Those 10,000 jeeps were promptly sold (November 30, 1945, the Star Tribune):

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A month later, an article  from the Dec 08, 1945, issue of the Minneapolis Star, announced that another batch of 10,000 jeeps had been made available as of December 1945:
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January 1956 Koenig Hardtop & Misc Brochure

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

This is Koenig bulletin #156, one that I finally purchased and scanned. This brochure marked a change in model numbers from Koenig’s 1955 brochure; the “-5″s were eliminated in favor of individual hardtop numbers (which I imagine was easier for consumers to understand). See a Koenig hardtop brochure history here.

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