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1972 Magazine Picture of Drag Racer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This page from a 1972 issue of Hot Rod Magazine shows Carey Stanley in a 302 Chevy Powered Flatfender in Bakersfield, CA.


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1951 Drag Jeep Greenleaf, WI $3100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

For the price, this might be worth a look.

“1951 Willys jeep, pasionately named “Wicked Willy”

Former dragster but could be streetable

Set up to pull with turf tires on back and skinnys on front. Drag slicks included if you want to drag race…your choice!

350 chev performance motor with big lumpy cam, headers and predator carb

Has driveshaft loop, racing seat and five point harness and roll cage.

Al lot of fun for not a lot of money!!!

Narrowed rear end/4 link

Have title

Will deliver in fox valley area

920 366-6174


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1959 Racing Truck Rhinelander, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9900.

(05/18/2012) “1959 wills mud dragger 555 ci merlan block power glide with trans brake alcohol injected brodix heads new 38.5 boggers to run dot classes cut boggers front and rear to run mod or open classes best of all parts 150ft pit in 3 seconds abount 937 on horse power call for more details.

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Fiberglass Racing Body Wilson, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $175.

The price is right.  I don’t know who made these or whether new ones are still available.

“I have an all fiberglass Jeep racing body up for sale. Super light fiberglass with wooden braces molded in. measures 56 1/2″ wide, 133″ long, 25 tall. the engine bay/hood is 44″ long. the hood scoop is not factory and needs patchwork done around the edge of it. other than that it isnt cracked or anything anythere that i can see. would like it to be picked up but i am wiling to deliver from baldwin, Wi area to Maplewood, MN any weekday”

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1953 Sand Jeep Ramona, Ca $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/13/09) This has an unusual windshield.

“1953 desert Jeep Willy 350 Turbo
350 Auto Trans.
Full roll cage
20 inch Sand Paddle tires
alum rims,
Compression ratio 11,
Carburetor size 750”


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1959 Wagon Rio Rancho, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,950.

“I have an absolutely awesome 59 Willys Wagon Pro Street. It has a professionally built full square tube chassis and a Mustang 2 front end with rack and pinion steering. The 14 point cage was certified for 8.80s about 16 years ago. This was a drag car converted to a 9.0 second pro street car. It has a full roller, blown small block 400 punched to a 406 with an 8 quart oil pan, MSD ignition, E curve distributor and Wiend 671 Blower . Included are two 750 demon blower carbs and Dart 230 pro heads. Has NOS (never hooked up, never tried). The trans is a built Turbo 350 with a 3500 stall converter. Also has a 15 gallon fuel cell, wheelie bars and fan cooled oil and trans oil coolers under the rear. Dana 60 with 4.10s and detroit locker. Engine and trans have about 700 miles on them.

Wheels and Tires: Front and rear wheels are draglites. Rear tires are Mickey Thompson 33×19.5×15 Sportsman Pros. Front tires – Front Runners

HP? How does 650-750 sound?!?! And that’s without the 250 shot of nitrous! Can you say better than sex?!?!?

So let’s talk about what all of the above would cost. Buying the vehicle before engine and other grades – $30,000 with full square tube chassis, rack and pinion, etc. The engine alone would cost approximately $22,000 (with blower, etc.) NOS $1,000. Turbo 350 trans with stall converter another $1,500. Oil and Trans oil coolers $1,000. So all in – to build it yourself (AND THAT’S IF YOU COULD FIND ONE!) would cost you $55,000+!!!!!”

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1963 Truck Stratford, NJ eBay

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Now on eBay

(03/08/2012) Not a daily driver.

“400 sbc bored to 406. -Roller cam, aluminum heads -edelbrock intake -holley 1040 carb, msd ignition headers. -Racing power glide tranny with trans brake. -12 bolt chevy rear end with spool -411 gears -10 point roll cage -10 gallon fuel cell -Electric fuel pump -Aluminum Centerline racing wheels This is a very fast fun truck. It is race ready. motor has Less than 25 passes the tranny has 2. Few recipts from the build, and few of the, time slips running 11.13 at 115.9 mph also Available. The body is in very good condition minus cosmetic scratches on the front. All windows replaced for racing. ORIGINAL TITLE AVAILABLE. TAKES 105 OCTANE GAS. Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder Transmission: Automatic Fuel type: Gasoline Interior color: Black.
Vehicle listed elsewhere so serious replies only!!! Thank you…

VIN 5526873752

516 477 8613 Shuri (Owner).
856-309-8808 John”

View the pics and info on eBay

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Drag Jeep Visalia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

I like this drag jeep.

“This is a super cool sand drag or pro-street JEEP. It is registered as a 1954 Willys. It was built in the early 90s and stored inside. It is powered by a BBC 454 with 350 transmission and a 9″ rearend. Please look at the photobucket link before asking questions. There are a lot of photos on the link.”


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Year? Sand Jeep Camas, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7400

(03/04/2012) This looks fun.

“sand jeep for sale with a fresh 327, aluminum heads, roller motor, nice condition”

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1950 Sand Drag Jeep $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

This is a nice looking drag jeep.  There are more sand drag jeeps here, too.

“1950 Jeep Willys Sand Drag Jeep. This is an original (Titled & Registered) 1950 steel body Willys. It has been professionally rebuilt. It is one of a kind, no expense spared, best parts money can buy.

Fresh (new) 600 Plus HP 355 SB Chevy (Nitrous Motor) built by Denunzio Race Engines. New powerglide transmission built by Remac. New Curry Ford 9 inch rear end. New driveline, steering, front end (2WD). New digital 6 plus MSD computer. New seats, yellow top optima battery. NEW EVERYTHING….MINT CONDITION.”


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1948 Pulling Truck Amarillo, Tx $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $15,000

(02/16/2012) Probably not too many buyers for this unique rig?



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Drag Racing Jeep Green Bay, Wi $3000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000

(05/15/2009) I haven’t seen many racing jeeps for sale outside of the west coast.

“willys jeep body. narrowed 9 in rearend with coil over shocks and ladder bars 350 chev smallblock. dual 500 holleys. 350 auto trans.  e mail or call 920-309-0287 jim”


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Sand Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

(10/25/2011) “Custom Drag Jeep: Engine 350 60 over STD 368Ci , Child and Albert Rods, High Dome Pistons, Dart Steel Heads, Dart High Rise Aluminum intake, 1050 Dominator Carb. Worked over, MSD pro Billet Distributor, 7AL2 ignition Box, MSD 3stage Retard System, Adjustable NOS system “Big shot 200-400 HP”, Hooker Headers 2 piece flanged Jet-hot coated, TRANS- Power Glide with trans brake, 5500rpm Converter, B & M Ratchet Shifter, Ford 9” Rear-end 6:50 gears, REAL Wheels with Mickey Thompson 26.0/4.5-15 on front with 14 paddle super scoopers 32/16 R15S on rear, All fiber Glass body, Custom built square tube frame, with roll cage, Custom Aluminum fire wall and floor board, Kirkey seats with 5 point harness, Aluminum radiator, Willy bar, VERY CLEAN Jeep, Will run a 4.0-4.2 in 100yds. ”


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Sand Drag Jeep Portland, Or $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This Drag Jeep is still available.  It does not include engine and tranny.

“sand drag jeep one piece all aluminum body car weight 1500 lbs w/o driver currently runs alcohol injected 383 chev w/ lenco 2spd w/reverse holman moody full floater ford 9 inch w/35 spline summers axles this car has top of line parts too much to list will sell turn key or roller minus motor trades possible jeep willys cj5 tractor??? no junk . 503-703-2181 will not respond to e-mail keywords jeepcj5.willys.tractor”


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1948 CJ-2A El Cajon, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Was $7950 **SOLD**

(11/01/2011) This looks like a sand rig of some type.

“This is clearly ONE OF A KIND….. You have to see it !!!! We have a clean title, it is on a non-op now.. If you have any questions please feel free to email me, and I will quickly get you a reply. 1948 Willys RED !!!!! Make me an offer, and please do not low ball me”

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1956 Sand Drag Jeep Lewiston, Id $4800

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

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4800

(06/16/2011) I don’t see very many sand drag jeeps around Boise.

“I have a nice little willys has paddle tires 5 point harness seats small block 350 bored 30 kamel hump heads torqer intake big cam rum awsome some really good 70 to 75 pounds oil pressure alot of work has been fabricated on this. A must see call for details 2088160449 4800 obo”


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1950 M-38 Hot Rod Scottsale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, M-38, Racing, Roll Cage • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,500.

(10/04/2010) This is a 2WD, street legal jeep.

“1950 Jeep Willys. This is an original (Titled & Registered) 1950 steal body Willys. It has been professionally rebuilt. It is one of a kind, no expense spared, best parts money can buy.

Fresh (new) 600 Plus HP 355 SB Chevy (Nitrous Motor) built by Denunzio Race Engines. New powerglide transmission built by Remac. New Curry Ford 9 inch rear end. New driveline, steering, front end (2WD). New digital 6 plus MSD computer. New seats, yellow top optima battery. NEW EVERYTHING….MINT CONDITION.”

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Flatfender Jeep Rod Volusia County, Fl **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** 

“1942 Willy’s Flat Fender Jeep – Classic Street Rod!

92″ Wheel base, 350 4-bolt, 400 Chevy trans, NHRA tech rollcage & safety harness, disk brakes, Edelbrock 4 barrel carb & manifold, street & strip gears, 2 rear-end center sections – street & strip, body & frame extended 12″… Too much to list !!!

MUST SEE & DRIVE!!!!! – Will Consider All Offers, Including Trades!”


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1952 Sand Drag Flattie Rancho Cucamonga, Ca No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.  Was listed at $15,000.

(12/08/2010) Looks fun.

“1952 Flat fender jeep, full fiberglass body, Chevy 406cu small block 450 hp, Dana 60 in rear w/locker, Dana 44 in front w/warn hubs, 4-link in rear, fuel cell, 205 transfer case, B&M Trubo 400 w/clutch, B&M cable shifter, disk braks w/hill assist, scatter shields, MSD ignition w/two step rpm limiter, sand tires and garage tires. This is licensed as a 1952 and is current (clean title) ready to dune or do the hill. Call Chris @ 909-944-7173.”


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Larry Minor Sand Jeep Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $35000. **SOLD**

“For sale is a custom, long-travel, sand jeep. It was built in 2004 by Larry Minor Motorsports using the finest automotive engineering and expertise available in the off-roading market. It is turn-key ready for Glamis fun.

The vehicle has a small block 430 cubic inch Dart after-market engine and produces 700 hp. It has a Turbo 400 transmission and a Strange Spool 9 inch Ford rear end. The body is full-fiberglass with a chromoly tube frame. It has been molded after a 1946 flat fender Willy’s Jeep.”

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Race / Sand Drag Flattie Oregon **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $5500. **SOLD**

(07/16/2010) My only question is, why park it facing a tree for pics?

“Built 355 Chev. 800 plus hp Sand Dragger – Hill Climber! 1956 Willys flat fender, body and frame. Narrowed and lengthened. All fiberglass body. 4-wheel drive capability, with automatic hubs. 1000 plus CFM, Holly double pumper, Holly fuel pump and fuel regulator with pressure gauge. Custom flowed heads with roller rockers and girdles. Roller lifters and diamond pistons. High volume oil pump with extra deep pan. Power glide, 2-speed trany, with 6500 ratchet stall converter. Trany lock-out micro switch and ratchet shifter. Aluminum radiator with switches for fan, trany fan, water pump, fuel pump, ignition. Locker rear end with new Strange axles. 20.00 – 15 comp. cut paddle tires and Mitchell triple laminated aluminum rims. Sturdy, weighted triangular wheely bar, Mallory tack with rpm limit and shift light. Raced in B-Comp Modified Class! Never used nitrus, Fuel used is C-12. Geared for 100 yds. in 4.5 seconds. This rig is testosterone on steroids!!!! Proven Record of consistency.”

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1957 FC-170 Drag Jeep Anderson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,500.

This is pretty cool and unusual!

“its a 1957 jeep fc170 wheel standing p.u !
2×3 tube frame
funny car roll cage
3″ chopped top
all lexan windows
tilt steering column
removable steering wheel
single seat
10 lb fire suppression system
both side panels removable for engine access
dodge van vacuum brake system
independent front suspension ( no front brakes )
dana 60 rearend ( 4:88 gears)
dual rear brake system ( 1 set to stop 1 set to steer)
4 – 1968 corvette calipers
dune buggy dual master cylinders for steering
ladder bar rear suspension
trasfer case
turbo 400 trans with external filter system
dual drive line loops
dual batteries
headlights and tail lights
8 gallon fuel cell
runs on alcohol
bug catcher injection
6:71 blower with 11% over drive
427 ci motor
8:1 compression
10 quart oil pan
cam drive fuel pump
dual fans / electric water pump
82 % rear weight
has been certified but it has expired”

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Drag Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: An update on Rapid Transit

Jeff and I were exchanging emails about drag jeeps the other day.  We were both sharing our memories about Roger Monson’s drag jeep, Rapid Transit. As Jeff notes, it certainly had its own sound!

Jeff wrote “it had an actual belt driven blown 4cyl pontiac motor in it.  A small 471 blower, insane RPMs and crazy loud! If ya didn’t cover your ears when it came by it HURT.  I saw it run @ the old firemountain drag strip @ washougal in the mid 1980s”

I’ve included a pic of it below.  Wes has collected a variety of old school Sand Drag vehicles at offroadracecanada.  Check it out!

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Unfinished Sand Rail Winchester, Ca $600


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $600

(01/11/2011) Given the paddles are included, this might not be a bad price.

“1946. was being built for the sand but could make a cool street rod or rat rod. set up for a small block chevy with a 4speed. NO ENGINE or TRANS. It needs a lot of work. 2 wheel drive, comes with what you see. Padels- needs tubes. New 15 gallon fuel tank. Ford rear diff. new 411 gears.Headers for SBC. I have a title for it but it has’nt been registered for years, should be off the books.$600.00 takes all. (951) 265-3149”


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1946 Sand Drag Flattie Battle Ground, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

(01/18/2011) This rig looks ready to blast off.  That looks like a Bobcat Fiberglass body to me.

“1946 willy’s sand drag jeep. Best run was a 3.93 at 88 mph in 100 yards. It has small block chevy 705 hp built by somers racing, deden bear transmissions, ford 9 inch with strange 3rd member, custom chassis”