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1971 CJ-5 Renegade II Salem, OR $22,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Maury spotted this beautiful and original CJ-5, down to the original paint. The seller wasn’t quite sure where to start on price, as he knows this is a rare, unmolested Renegade II, so he’s starting high.

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/1971-cj5-renegade-ii.142496/#post-1576608

“Selling my 1971 renegade ll. No rust,original unrestored,original paint.Correct seats pass. folds. Has holes in body for soft top that aren;t OE. Optional equipment Warn hubs,Warn overdrive,tow bar brackets,Ramsey rep8000 winch, brackets in place for Bestop super top.NO TOP,but I do have the doors. new Goodyear 31×10.50-15 tires (5) original wheels.Dauntless,T-14,d18, 27a open, 44 trac loc , 4.88’s. BAJA YELLOW. drivetrain has been reconditioned and in perfect condition. Build date March 1971, vin 8305 017 373XXX . $22,500”

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1952 M-38 Oroville, CA $14,500

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Could be worth a look. Sounds like the seller has had it a long time.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/oroville-willys-military-jeep/7142859095.html

“NEW: REBUILT MOTOR, CLUTCH, CANVAS, ETC. FIRST OWNER AFTER GOVERNMENT.”

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1943 MB Sonora, CA $10,000

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This has mods and unoriginal parts. Pics are small.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/standard-1943-willys-jeep/7143711026.html

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1948 CJ-2A Holladay, UT $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/25/2016) Looks to have dual tanks.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6506934?ad_cid=4

“Rebuilt with original body in excellent condition. Lightly driven, on/off road ready. Four extra tires/wheels, tow bar and gas can carrier included.”

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1942 GPW Calabasas, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

(08/22/2019) The front frame rails and bumper have been modified. This has no combat rims. The dash has been modified. The GPW front crossmember  doesn’t not appear to be there. It’s been covered with a textured paint (body liner?).

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/calabasas-1942-jeep-gpw/7145044578.html

“The WWII Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4
Works and runs great.
Clean title in hand.
The coolest and most attractive car on the road.
You will get the most compliments while driving it.
So much fun to drive.
Completely restored.”

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Year? CJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $1000

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Looks like this has a Koenig hardtop. Not sure how much value is here.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/globe-military-jeep-willys/7144463346.html

“Military jeep willy’s with hard top, doesn’t run,”

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1947 CJ-2A Deer Park, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has Toyota chassis.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/grd/d/deer-park-1947-willys/7142526780.html

“Its 1947 willys stretched to fit on shorten 80’s toyota frame and running gear, has 22r with 5speed has new 4inch lift springs, it is a project that never got finished and i lost intrest in, has no title. Its not far from being a running rig. What you see is what you get, can deliver for the right price. Im firm on price of $1000.00”

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1954 CJ-3B Santa Margarita, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: No one can remember seeing another grille like this and, so far, there’s no evidence of another grille like it. Per the comments, I’d agree this was likely home modded  (and pretty well done at that).

Has an overdrive.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-margarita-1954-willis-jeep-cj3b/7142256135.html

“1954 Willis Jeep CJ3B. Period correct Chevy 283 conversion from the 60’s or 70’s. This is a great example of a Willis that was converted years ago and is a survivor. Runs good and only has a couple areas of rust to add to the patina. Stock 3 speed with the original overdrive (rare) and working 4×4. New upholstery. Needs some wiring but otherwise road worthy. Current non-op in hand. Asking $5000 or trade.”

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1945 Article on the Jeep Demonstration

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

A July 19, 1945, article in the Dayton Herald, out of Dayton, Ohio, covered the jeep demonstration at Charles Sorensen’s farm. Two things about the article stuck out to me. 1) I was surprised to learn that there had been no sales price shared with reports as of the demonstration. 2) The reporter who wrote the article noted that the most interesting piece of equipment was the John Bean Haymaker, which apparently never became a Willys-Overland Special Equipment item, at least not one of which I’m aware. I did find a brochure from a few years later that covered the John Bean Haymaker (see the cover at the bottom of this post).

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July 19, 1945, Dayton Herald out of Dayton, Ohio.

What the above article doesn’t mention is that Willys-Overland had hoped to build 20,000 jeeps over the remainder of 1945, at least according to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer on July 18th:

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July 18, 1945, News Messenger out of Fremont, Ohio.

So, why wasn’t the company able to see the 20,000 production figure and instead produced only 1824 CJ-2As? One big factor was that Warner Gear had gone on strike for 12 weeks, stopping production of transmissions that Willys-Overland needed to complete the jeeps. There were probably other reasons as well, but had W-O been able to produce over those 12 weeks what they subsequently manufactured throughout 1946, the company could have come very close to the 20,000 production figure for 1945. In other words, there likely would have been a lot more VECs!

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December 22, 1945, Daily Times out of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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1956? Ramsey Brochure Bulletin 126-A

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ve guessing the brochure’s year based on the lack of an intake vent on the grille of the Willys truck and the lack of any FCs appearing in this document. I like the underside illustrations on this brochure as well. This is Ramsey Bulletin 126-A

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1957? Ramsey Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These are three separate one-page, two-sided brochures from Ramsey: Bulletin 134, Bulletin 135, and Bulletin 138. The Ramsey 600 R Wire Reclaiming Winch Assembly (page two of Bulletin 135) is a particularly interesting item. I don’t think I’ve run across one of those assemblies on a jeep for sale.

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December 1952 Willys Service News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

On the yellow sheets following this document are suggestions on how to overcome flat spots during acceleration of the F-head engines.

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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod Duluth, MN $22,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

Lots of custom work.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/d/duluth-1946-willys-jeep/7143767522.html

“1946 Willys jeep.
454 , positraction rear end .”

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1953 CJ-3B Colville, WA $2999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This was in worse condition when it was for sale in 2018.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colville-1953-willys-jeep/7142518944.html

“1953 turtle nose jeep. Has 327 small block chev with headers in it. Runs and drives good. Needs some work. Doesn’t have major rust.”

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1950 Jeepster Winchester, VA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Seller listed this as a “1959”, but that appears to be a typo.

https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/d/winchester-1959-willys-jeepster/7137246505.html

“Fun car to drive. Three (3) speed over driver, 4 cylinder. $12,500
Antique Vintage Convertible Jeep”

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1946 CJ-2A Brighton, MI $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Odd strips on either side of the cargo area. I’m not sure why they are there?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/brighton-1946-willys-jeep-mostly/7143739329.html

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, Sounds like the Jeeps on MASH. No title, Buyer Pick Up Only. Condition is Used. Jeep has about 1,700 mile on it since it was refurbished and has lived in California for most of its life. Runs strong and straight. No steering pulling and brakes well. I drove it about a hundred miles in the last week or so and put it into storage. Sometimes, in second gear, it will pop out of gear if are letting up on the gas. And, sometimes ‘grates’ when going into second – could be the operator, too. The battery is not getting charged for some reason. There is a small tear in the left cargo cushion. Tires look good but they are the same ones that were on it when I bought it 16 years ago. Has never been ‘off road’ or banged around. As is, where is. Buyer to arrange shipping and bears the cost. Great vehicle for The 4th of July. This is a very original Jeep. She always turns heads.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Perrysburg, OH $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs some work.

https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/perrysburg-1947-willys-jerp/7138010740.html

“It’s a 1947 Willy jeep with running motor partial restoration motor needs to be gone through and breaks need to be done”

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Jeep Bench Abington, PA $200

• CATEGORIES: Features

Steve shared this jeep-tailgate bench for sale in Pennsylvania.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fuo/d/abington-jeep-tailgate-bench/7123426095.html

“EEP tailgate bench. Custom made.
43 1/2 long, 24 3/4 wide and 34 1/2 high
Poly coated. Pick up only. Can help load. $200 cash at pickup”

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1959 DJ-3A? Miami, FL $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2018) This 2WD CJ-3B looks suspiciously like a DJ-3A with a CJ-3B replacement body.

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/miami-jeep-willys-1959/7127728683.html

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“THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL JEEP
4 CYLINDER
3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ON WHEEL
NEW BODY AND PAINT
NEW SEATS
NEW CARPET
NEW WINDSHIELD
NEW SOFT TOP
NEW ELECTRIC SYSTEM
NEW GAUGES ( ALL WORKS) Continue reading

 
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Year? CJ-2A Santa Rosa Beach, FL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here. It’s listed as a “1943”.

https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/for/d/santa-rosa-beach-1943-willys-jeep/7139499737.html

“I’m selling 1943 Willys Jeep . Been sitting for past 32 yrs . Needs restoration. Has the original willys 4 flat engine . Has two spare rims tires aren’t any good on them . Jeep doesn’t not run . Bill of sale .”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Ypsilanti, MI $9000

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Could be worth a look.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/for/d/ypsilanti-moving-1945-jeep-cj2a-also/7143537794.html

“1945 JEEP
CJ2A
$9,000.00
First full production civilian Jeep.
#377 (1,824 were built)”

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October 1956 Article Introducing the Jeep Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article appeared in the Miami News on October 09, 1956. That seemed a late date for an “introductory” announcement. The article highlighted the low operating cost, the 30,000 mile maintenance guarantee, the four body styles, and the wide range of duties the new jeep could perform.

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Photos From the UTA Digital Collections

These photos come from the University of Texas at Arlington Digital Archives. You can see a some additional photos with jeeps here: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/subject/jeep-automobiles

Let’s start with this photo of a Willys MA dash:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. 56th Cavalry Brigade war maneuvers. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20048164 … Brigadier General Walter B. Pyron, of Houston, Texas, commander of the 56th Brigade, shown behind the wheel of a jeep. He is wearing a military uniform and a small brimmed hat. He has his hands on the steering wheel and is looking behind him. Willys MA.

A lineup of Ford GPs:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army Maneuvers . (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20048968 … The 18th Field Artillery Brigade’s 77th Field Artillery joins in retreating from an attack during a military training exercise at Camp Bowie. The first battalion is lined up for an evacuation, riding on “blitz buggies.” This battalion is from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The rest of the 77th is stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Marfa, Texas. The 77th and 142nd infantry are howitzer units of the brigade. Ford GPs.

Good side shot of a Ford GP:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army maneuvers: Lietenant General Walter Krueger with Major General Claude V. Birkhead and others. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053219 ... Camp Bowie Army maneuvers. Four military officers and one military personnel are pictured here. Lieutenant General (LIEUT. GEN.) Walter Krueger, seated in the front passenger seat, Third Army Commander, was in the field almost as much as the participating troops. Here he's leaving 36th Division command post after a conference with Major General (Maj. Gen.) Claude V. Birkhead, division commander, standing by the baby jeep. In the rear seat are, foreground, Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col.) George R. Barker, Third Army G-3, and Captain (Capt.) R. H. Chard, Krueger's aid. Driver is Private (Pvt.) Harvey Belote. All are dressed in military uniforms. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram morning edition, June 15, 1941.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army maneuvers: Lietenant General Walter Krueger with Major General Claude V. Birkhead and others. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053219 … Camp Bowie Army maneuvers. Four military officers and one military personnel are pictured here. Lieutenant General (LIEUT. GEN.) Walter Krueger, seated in the front passenger seat, Third Army Commander, was in the field almost as much as the participating troops. Here he’s leaving 36th Division command post after a conference with Major General (Maj. Gen.) Claude V. Birkhead, division commander, standing by the baby jeep. In the rear seat are, foreground, Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col.) George R. Barker, Third Army G-3, and Captain (Capt.) R. H. Chard, Krueger’s aid. Driver is Private (Pvt.) Harvey Belote. All are dressed in military uniforms. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram morning edition, June 15, 1941. Ford GPs.

Here’s an early Slat Grille MB:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Army Day Maneuvers: Rides in Dixie Jeeps. (1942). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053248

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Army Day Maneuvers: Rides in Dixie Jeeps. (1942). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053248 …. Army Day Celebration. Jeep rides were given citizens when the 31st (Dixie) Division held open house here Sunday as part of the observance of Army Day. On this ride at Farrington Field were Alice McDonald (left) and Jaymie Dobbs, both of Fort Worth, Texas. Members of the Service Company, 155th Infantry, in the jeep are, left to right, Corporal (Corp.) J. H. Reeves, Private (Pvt.) Sam Burroughs, Private (Pvt.) Clyde Russell and Private (Pvt.) Hanson Dunegan. The group are riding in a jeep through Farrington Field. Background showing a goal post and stadium bleachers. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram evening edition, April 6, 1942. Willys MB Slatgrille.

Post WWII pic:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Circle Park School Parent-Teacher Association carnival . (1946). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20058866 … Mr. R. M Baxter is giving a carnival preview ride to 2 pupils of Circle Park Elementary School, Donald Eagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Eagle and Beverly Jean Burns, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. C. A. Burns. Mr. Baxter will run a jeepney-ride concession at the Circle Park Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association annual carnival. His jeep has a banner of the PTA. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram evening edition, October 16, 1946.

 
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October 1952 Willys Service News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Page two of this issue highlights what service departments should do when replacing engines in WWII jeeps.

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1947 CJ-2A Lake Placid, FL $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s supposed to have the original body, but there’s no original hole for the ignition.

https://cfl.craigslist.org/cto/d/sebring-1947-cj2a/7142467186.html

“Fully restored with all original parts and paint. No rust! Factory new, original 1947 body and starter! Runs great.  Must meet in person, cash offers only.”

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