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Marx Toy Jeep w/ Trailer Cincinnati, OH $60


Roger spotted this Marx jeep. Has this one been painted or did some of the Marx jeeps coming in multi colors like this?

“Metal toy Jeep and trailer made by Willy’s in the 1950’s.”


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1953 Wagon Jim Thorpe, PA $18,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,500.

(12/03/2019) Nice looking sedan delivery. No description provided.

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1948 CJ-2A Medina, OH $8500


The steps have been modified and drain holes covered.

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“Fully restored 1948 Willys Jeep for sale. The vehicle is currently in long-term storage and can be viewed upon request. Restored by an experienced classic car enthusiast who also restored two Model As, a Packard, and a REO Flying Cloud. The car was fully operational and regularly driven in holiday parades (i.e., Brunswick and Valley City Fourth of July and Old Fashioned Days Parades) immediately prior to the restorer’s death in December 2017. Has been in covered storage since that time, so may need a minor tune-up.

Being sold by the current owner and titleholder. Title can be transferred immediately upon payment. Purchase must transport from the storage unit.”

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1952 M-38A1 Sanford, ME $11,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(11/09/2019) Appears in good shape.

“1952 M38A1 Jeep Willys.
No metal patches and no bondo.
Frame in excellent shape.
Runs and drives great!”

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1947 CJ-2A Goshen, OH $7500


Roger Martin spotted this one. I thought I’d already posted it, but can’t find it. The steps have been modified.

“Nice 47 runs and drives great.”

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1944 MB Royersford, PA $13,500


Lacks combat rims and has a hood bump; probably had a different engine at some point.

“1944 Willys MB Jeep. Have owned since 2001. Approx: in 2010, took to Army Jeep Parts in Bristol for upgrades. New Timing Chain, Radiator and Rebuild of Carburator a few of the upgrades. 4 page invoice included in sale. Runs and drives great but needs to go to a good home for more TLC and to be enjoyed/shown. Since rebuild, approx: driven 5-10 miles a year”

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1966 M-416 Trailer Pekin, IL $900

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Looks read for some hauling.

“I recently acquired a 1966 Jeep trailer. Has minor BATTLE damage in the form of a couple bullet holes. All original military. Never restored or repainted. Has lights and wiring harness and brakes. Pintle attachment. Pulls good. Will have a NEW set of off road tires installed. 16” Military rims. No through rust, just minor surface rust. Perfect Jeep off-road utility trailer.”


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Ben Hur(?) Trailer London, OH $150

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Roger Martin spotted this trailer, which looks to be a Ben Hur model. It’s only 40 miles from him. He’s generously offered to pick it up for someone if they are interested.

“Great pull behind. Solid. Good rubber. 2 inch ball. Lights do not work. No title”

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1949 CJ-3A Lewisburg, PA $2500


This is just a rolling chassis.

“Completely gone over frame and axles. All new seals and axle bearings. 4 wheel disc brake conversion. Cleaned and painted. New king pin bearings. Comes with L-134 engine and original trans and t-case that need gone over. Other parts may be available. NO TITLE.”

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1942 MB Pemberton, NJ $2900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2019) It’s a project.

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“LOCAL PICKUP ONLY WITHIN 7 DAYS,WILL BE AWAY DEC 11-26 2019,1942 willys military jeep motor number mb254026 ,motor moves freely,did not try to get running,front frame horns need repair but the rest of the frame looks good,no fuel tank,correct seat missing,bill of sale only/no tile or data tags,includes 4 combat rims,sold as is,body and fenders have rust,2 STOCK JEEP WHEELS ON JEEP NOT INCLUDED,correct motor/early t86 transmission/transfer case,local pick only from Pemberton NJ 08068,all parts unless otherwise noted are used,takeoff,has wear,not NEW ,REBUILT,OR NOS,may be dirty,dings,dented and may need cleaning”

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1948 Wagon Delivery Sedan Braselton, GA $8995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Drive as is or restore.

“1948 Jeep Willys Delivery. All original, good condition, rides and drives. New tires, brakes, steering and lots more.”

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Just a Handful of Updates

• CATEGORIES: Features

I spent yesterday been working on a series of marketing posts related to the Kaiser Willys integration in 1953 and 1954. So, just a handful of posts today.

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Blackstone Laboratories’ Engine Oil Testing

• CATEGORIES: Features

July 23, 2017, after a long day of driving, Scott had a long night of engine work.

Some of you may remember the July 2017 Alaska Or Rust adventure and the problems that Scott Gilbert’s wagon engine gave him (and Bob Christy and, part of the way, Rick Pacholski) … how has it already been 2 1/2 years?? Yikes!

After several engine rebuilds during the trip, the Scott and Bob were forced to turn back early and could not complete the trip. Eventually, Scott reinstalled a rebuilt engine and got the wagon going again. However, not surprisingly, Scott’s especially diligent these days about checking the condition of his wagon’s engine.

In an effort to monitor the engine’s condition, he wondered if there was any way to test the oil (he runs Lucas classic 10-30 oil) to be sure there wasn’t extra engine wear occurring. After checking with other folks and finding no answers, he hit the internet. Eventually, he tracked down Blackstone Laboratories. For only $25, Blackstone tested his oil and reported the results within a week.

About Scotts’ engine, the lab reported that the oil looked in good shape, which provides Scott with more reassurance that his newest rebuild will serve him well over the coming years. Still, he plans to do a few more tests occasionally, just to be sure. So, if you are concerned about your engine oil, you might check out Blackstone Laboratories.

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Canadian Made CJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barney Goodwin of Barney’s Jeep Parts brought up an interesting bit of history regarding Canadian made Kaiser Jeep CJ-5s for the US (and Canadian?) market.

He wrote, “Your Canadian made Commando brochure post got me thinking. A customer of mine in my hometown of Houston has his dad’s ’69 CJ5 bought brand new at Woodie’s Jeep in Houston .

And, it was made in Canada!

Dave, the only reason I can think this happened is that Toledo had a military contract(s) they were running at the late 1960s and required the Toledo capacity. Around that same time, Kaiser Jeep had a short contract for M-151A1 MUTTs, contracts for M-274 Mules, and contracts for the Kaiser Jeep M-35 Deuces. Keep in mind it was also the first year for the Postal D100 Dispatcher DJ-5A. All of this was before AMC bought Jeep and moved government products production to Indiana as AMGeneral.

Kaiser Jeep’s solution? Shift the production of CJ-5s (and other vehicles?) to Canada.

Below is a picture of the data plate for my friend’s 1969, the one bought in Houston. Note the location of it and size. It’s right below the regular VIN plate on the firewall.

Most CJ-5s of that era had the 4 holes already punched in that location and they exist on our Toledo made 13,000 mile 1971 CJ-5. 

If anyone else has insights into this, we’d welcome them!



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Mid-1950s Willys Motors ‘Jeep’ Specialized Equipment Binder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Unfortunately, this got wet. Starting bid is $149.99. Or you can have two different binders for $300 off of Facebook (again, both water damaged) (Located at Front Royal, VA).

View all the information on ebay

“Jeep Specialized Vehicles & Equipment Catalog 1950s Binder Ambulance Fire Engine. Was wet at one time so most pages are wrinkled but none are stuck together. The binder is solid no mold. The white stuff is from another book that was on it when it got wet. Its completely dry and ready to be used.”





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Photo of PFC. Richard Schweers Using Field Radio on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date or location on this image.

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“This is an original press photo. Pfc Richard Schweers uses field radio in Army jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated –none.”



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1948 CJ-2A Lexington, KY Make Offer


UPDATE: The seller responded to an inquiry indicating that due to the condition of the shed, it might be a week or two before they’ll allow anyone into the shed to look at the jeep. 

The seller has this listed at $10,000, but that’s only because they couldn’t leave it blank.


“Barn find. Ran sometime before it was parked… Located north of Lexington. Please reply through Craigslist email. Will consider all reasonable offers. There are some required fields I wasn’t going to fill in but have to. No, we’re not really expecting $10,000, but it won’t let you leave that box blank. This was my dad’s. We do have the title somewhere. And I’m guessing it is a manual transmission – can’t imagine it being an automatic. Thanks!”

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Ted’s Newest Model Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys


A few days ago while looking at Facebook in the Massachusetts area, this model jeep caught my eye. It was just different enough to cause me to look closer at it and, at 21″ long, I could tell it was an unusually large model. Even better, it was a very reasonable price. I contacted the seller, but, unfortunately, she was unwilling to ship it (I shed lots of tears!!). Since Ted Jordan lives in the area, I contacted him, but unsurprisingly, he had already had his eye on it. His daughter finally picked it up the other day and, thanks to Ted, we have some great detail pics of it.

According to Ted, “After closer inspection this thing is a beast weighing in at 18lbs and 21″ long and 9 1/2″ tall.  Its super cool and I would have to say home made by somebody. Just doesn’t look like something you’d find at a store, very well built but also a little crude in some ways. The guy is also pretty neat; he’s molded to sit in an upright position and, although Im not sure if he was made at the time of the Jeep, he seems to fit with the size and overall look of the piece. Jeep seems to be a mix of wood and metal fenders, windshield frame, underside, and most of the small parts as well being metal.

I’ve taken the some of the pics with a few more common Jeeps (Tonka,Marx,and the small JH Millstein Glass candy container Jeep) to show the crazy size comparison. I’d love it if you could post some pics of this Jeep and see if any of the other guys have any info on this thing or anyone has ever seen one like it.”
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1953 Photo of an Early Experimental Mail Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo and caption appeared in the October 1953 issue of Popular Science (page 124). There are several interesting things in this photo. First, this jeep is setup with right-hand-drive; second, the body has been cut similar to the way some of the DJ-3As would be trimmed on the sides; third, this vehicle is only two-wheel-drive. This is the earliest photo that I know showing an experimental mail jeep that, arguably, led to the DJ-3A Dispatcher/Delivery/Convertible production models. The picture, without the caption, can also be found on the CJ-3B page about mail jeeps.


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The Pee Wee Jeeplet

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, Old Images • TAGS: .

This 600lb jeep-like vehicle was built by O.L. Munding of Glendale, California. It was included in the October 1953 issue of Popular Science (page 124). On the same page, the magazine also featured a rat rod vehicle built by Munding that was powered by two air-rolled Ranger engines, war surplus items originally used to start big bomber engines.


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1942 MB San Juan Capistrano, CA $20,000


Looks in good shape.

“Complete rebuild body and engine
1266 miles on rebuilt motor
Excellent condition”

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1990 FJ-45 Land Cruiser Dallas, TX $45,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This is a Brazilian FJ with a Florida title that’s in Texas.

“I’m selling my very rare !! 1990 Toyota fj45 land cruiser pickup truck extended cab only 2 countries sold this model type of Toyota Japón 🇯🇵 and Brasil 🇧🇷 standar 5 speed Mercedes benz diesel Engine Super cold a/c power steering wheel , new tires , no issues , I have Florida title all in order”

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1962 Wagon San Marcos, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on the market.

“Willys Jeep. I don’t have the time or money to fix it up like I want. It runs and it drives just needs a face lift.”

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1949? CJ-2a Molalla, OR $7500


Has a variety of updates.

“289 conversion 2 led light bars sitting on 33s upgraded gauges, the bed has been hippo lined clean title in hand”

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1946 CJ-2A Clarkston, WA $6000


Has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and some other updates. This was in some kind of accident last year.

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“Up for sale is my 1946 cj2a Willy’s Jeep. It has the Buick v6 oddfire motor swap, original axles , t-90 3 speed , older 33″ mud tires , fiberglass hood and front fenders, and a modern gauge cluster. It was totaled by insurance last year but the actual damage did not affect its drivability after some minor repairs. It will have a salvage title and might be an issue but I’m not familiar with that process. If your looking for a fun project this is a very complete Willy’s with a ton of potential. Motor has low miles from a rebuild company , clutch is relatively new. 6,000 obo. Could make a really fun trail rig and is a great alternative to side by sides as it is highway legal.”