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1953 CJ-3B Depew, OK $6500


Tub seems pretty solid.

“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.

“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


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

“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.

“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


UPDATE: Still Available. more pics added.

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

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

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1946 CJ-2A Laceyville, PA $1000


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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(0202/2021) Includes the trailer.

“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.

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

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1953 CJ-3A Alturas, CA $3500


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.

“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


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.

“1947 original Willys Jeep

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1944 January Drive in a Ford GP


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.


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:


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


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):


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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ACE Model Willys-Ma Torrance, CA $15

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Unfortunately, the seller won’t ship model, which is very Willys-MA-like. Otherwise, I would have snagged this. Great price.

“No holds No shipping Cash only Xposted”


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9 Jeep Safari Belt Buckles Westminster, CO $85

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s an unusual collection of belt buckles from past Jeep Safaris.

“Selling the lot for $85 or best offer! Shipping is available!”

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1948 CJ-2A Auburn, CA $12,000


Needs some work. Sell is asking for offers.

“1948 Willys CJ2A all original motor. Cash only make offer. Motor runs perfect. Needs new rear driveline an Brake lines”

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1948 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $13,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/29/2021) Has a some minor updates.

“12volt electric conversion Soft top/ rollover bar/ bench back seat Reupholstered seats/ front seat belts. Locking glove box. Liberty tires/plus spare tire Been kept in garage.”

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1951 CJ-3A Vacaville, CA $2500


Not sure how much value is here.

“It has been sitting on property for years Sold as is & will need to pick it up on property In Jamestown”

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1952 CJ-3A Los Angeles, CA $5800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2021) Is that an office chair as the driver’s seat?

“Runs good, excellent condition”

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1963 CJ-3B Pomona, CA $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/10/2021) Looks like it needs some work. Has BW overdrive.

“Needs new piston rings engine was rebuilt but the rings were not replaced Has new feul pump rebuilt carb every thing is semi stock except all 12 v system and borg-warner overdrive “NOT SATURN””

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