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March 1949 ‘Jeeps’ say “Can Do” to Tough Jobs Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the March 28, 1949, issue of Time Magazine.

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Berg Truck Jeep Parts Magazine(?) Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Given the page number of “78”, I’d guess this ad was in a magazine of some kind. I’m not sure if it was a pre-Berg-catalog ad or just part of its advertising strategy.

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Ride-the-Ducks DUKWs to be Auctioned in July

• CATEGORIES: Features

Blaine share this auction of a series of Ride-the-ducks DUKWs (and DUKW-like vehicles) to be auctioned in July. As the video below demonstrates, Ride-the-Ducks was a huge tourist attraction until 2015 when one of the DUKWs suffered a mechanical failure, careened across aurora bridge traffic into bus, then teetered on the edge of the bridge (hanging over a spot is pretty close to my aunt’s houseboat on Lake Union). The accident and the resulting litigation doomed the company, resulting in it declaring bankruptcy in April of 2020.

Here’s one of the vehicles that’s being auctioned:


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1949 CJ-3A Placerville, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/24/2020) Looks good for the price.

“Runs good. Has 3 speed with Warn overdrive. Powered by 289 Ford V8. I will only deal with local people. No Paypal. No shipping….etc..”

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1944 MB Oakland, CA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/24/2020) Has some updates, but looks solid. No description provided.

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Year? CJ-2A Swan Lake, MT $11,500


It’s listed as a 1952, but looks more like a CJ-2A (has the early grille).

“Updated with paint, hubs, interior, bed liner, mostly original, garaged and put in a few car shows and parades, but runs great own a piece of history originally a navy jeep here on the west coast (so I was told).”

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1956 CJ-5 Medford, OR $1000


Has a Kelly halftop. Might have parts value.

“Has original F head engine, 4WD, has a all steel Kelly half cab, clean title. Price is OBO open to trades”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,000


Looks solid, but may have some bondo on the passenger side.

1952 Willys Jeep. Runs well. Has been a restoration project but needs to be finished. Was converted to 8 Volt system at some point. Includes the original rims and tires, the 6 volt items that were converted plus miscellaneous parts. Bought from the original owner with actual miles shown: 45,428.”

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1951 CJ-3A Shingle Springs, CA $4500


Ran when parked situation. Has the extra-large f-head hood bump.

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“1951 willys cj2a
F head engine.
$4,500 O.B.O.
Will run , and ran well before parked several years ago.
Needs battery and air in the tires.
Civilian issue , has PTO (power take off)
Also has a wench on front.
Sweet after market hood scoop.
Needs tlc
Could use some Minor welding.
Good project for Jeep lovers. “

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1947 CJ-2A Lodi, CA $1000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/04/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

“1947 Willys Jeep rollercome with extra parts and pink slip”

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1964 M-677 Lake George, CO $28,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $28,500.

(04/10/2020) Tucker spotted this project. I would say there are more than 14 still on the road.

“One of the Rearest Willy Jeeps of all time…no rust or rot ever M677 military transport, runs and drives , 4×4 , three speed manual, two speed high low 14 of these known to still be on the road, real head turner New exhaust, breaks, wire, windshield, origanal gauges, tires, dual tanks and more All origanal drive line, but engine is now 289 ford, runs great This jeep will need minor dents removed before paint, was U.S. Marine Green in its day, now in primer Full documentation, was stationed in Guam for most of its life , and Washington St. national forest service All data plates are intact, ready to get lifted and rock n roll on the trails , will need fuel tanks tweeked, and a head liner, and front bumper Price negotiable or possible like trade n cash Clear Colorado title”

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1949 CJ-3A Los Lunas, NM $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/01/2020) This jeep has an early set of Free-Lock hubs and an overdrive. The seller also has a variety of spare parts available.

“49 Willys with small block Ford V8 and Warn overdrive. Running engine and clean NM title.
I also have a lot of early Jeep parts available. Mostly CJ3A, but some CJ2A, GPW, and CJ5 stuff. T90 Spicer”

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1955 CJ-5 Clear Lake, MN $14,500


UPDATE: This was listed in Colorado. It’s now listed in Clear Lake, MN.

(02/02/2020) Something different.

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“Stretched 36” to make 4 doors, with full welded steel tread plate interior New Bestop professional modified, removable doors, leather bucket seats front, bench rearRCI 17-gallon Aluminum Fuel Cell, LED tail lights Engine 318 Dodge V8, 2 barrel, MSD Ignition,Tranny 3-spd Automatic 727 TorqueFlite Transfer Case NP-208D part-time with Slip Yoke Eliminator 1-ton 8 lug GM axles, 10.5” Corporate 14 bolt rear limited slip, 10 bolt front open diff Power brakes, disc front, drum rear, Steering upgraded power gear with crossover and high clearance setup,New Jeep YJ long leaf springs with SOA setup, Heavy Duty bumpers. NEW Work just done: Warn manual hubs, upper and lower ball joints left side, spindle needle bearings and axle tube seals, new front breaks, right side u-joint, new gear oil, new tranny filter and fluid, new fuel filter, new cooling fan switch, oil and filter. New Front LED projector Headlights Brand NEW BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 37×12.50R17

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1958 CJ-3B Oxford, GA $1000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/21/2020) Runs, but had rust.

“Willis CJ3 running, rust. $1,000 OBO this is my daddy’s vehicle, and I’m just posting it for him”

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1954 Jeep Calvcade Visits Austin, Texas

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

Two articles in the Austin American shared the news, both with a photo,that a calvacade of jeeps would be visiting Austin, Texas, Calvacades were also planned around the world for 1954, with jeeps visit 25 countries outside the United States.

This first article appeared in the April 21, 1954, issue of the Austin American-Statesman and featured a CJ-3B fire jeep:


This second article appeared in the April 22, 1954, issue of the Austin American-Statesman and featured a CJ-3B climbing a vertical wall:


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1956 Koenig Brochure for the DJ-3A Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

This was a surprising find. Bulletin 256 by Koenig touted add-ons for the DJ-3A. I can’t imagine many DJ-3A owners purchased a winch. I can’t think of any DJ-3As that I’ve seen with a body extension either.

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Jeep Funny Cars Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

The website did a post about Jeep Funny cars, referencing the ‘godfather’ of jeep funny cars Ed Length, from Long Beach California (a name unknown to me, but then I haven’t followed the jeep funny car circuit).

The writer manages to dodge a reader’s question about what company made the first jeep (my nod is to American Bantam of course); instead the author references the first consumer jeep.


The “Secret Weapon” built by Ed Length and driven by Bob Wolford.

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December 1959 Only 4-Wheel Drive ‘Jeep’ Vehicles Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Another ad that includes the “billions of miles of service” phrase. This ad appeared in the December 1959 issue of Successful Farming.

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February 1947 “Yes You Can” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This February 1947 ad promises the farmers can use Hydraulic-LIft Implement with the Universal ‘Jeep’.

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M-38A1 Marx Jeep in Box Lexington, KY $125

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Tom spotted this toy for sale on Craiglsist. Another of these toys and box sold for $118 (plus an 18% buyers premium). A different version of this toy came with a search light (and sold in 2018 for $92).

“Made for Marx Buddy Charlie, GI Joe, and other 1/6 scale figures.
Jeep is in extremely good condition. Box in very good condition with cardboard inserts. Only real box damage is on a end flap. Tear on corner.
$125 firm.”

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1964 CJ-5 Klamath Falls, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/06/2020) Looks like a nice CJ-5 with a well-kept Meyer hardtop.

“clean 1964 willys jeep”

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1973 CJ-5 Baraboo, WI $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing • TAGS: .

Custom drag jeep.

“Pro street jeep 468 bbc dual quad predator carbs 4 link rear suspension coil. Over all 4 corners 2480lbs new Mickey Thompson sr radial tires supertramp exhaust”


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1957 FC-150 Bettendorf, IA $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It runs, but could use some body work.

“Rare 1957 FC150 Jeep with original plow; complete motor and plow motor rebuild. Plows and runs awesome, window glass is great, lots of rust (body) a good resto candidate. Tires very good, other new parts.”

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1950 CJ-3A Carnation, WA $2000


It’s a project.


“1950 Willys Cj3a. I bought this about 10 years ago in Idaho and decided I wanted to put the original L-Head back in. I found an engine in excellent condition, with a high compression head on it. I swapped the original engine, transmission, t-case back in, but didn’t really button the job up. I also started a dual master cylinder conversion, but haven’t finished that, so consequently it has no brakes now. But I’ve got the parts for that.

It’s got rust in the normal spots, especially in the channels on the belly, but the body’s actually in pretty good shape. I’ve kept it in my shop, never out in the rain.

Show up with a trailer and I’ll help you load it. I’ve got the title, but I never transferred it into my name, so it’s the previous owner’s Idaho title.”

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1949? CJ-2A St. Cloud, MN $2250


Given the column shift, this is likely a 1946 CJ-2A.

“Nice frame, great shape, rare 3 speed on the column, original motor flat head. Transfer case , tranny ECT. Has everything.”