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1948 CJ-2A Racer Yuma, Az Status Unknown

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed at $4500.

Looks nice. I can’t tell if this has an engine in it.

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Flattie: Drag Racer (and daily driver?) Kalispell, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $10,500

(08/17/2010) Believe it or not, this is licensed for the street ….

“For sale or partial trade, 1950 Willy’s Pro Street Jeep. 900 HP big block chevy with Nitrious. Licensed, streetable except extremely LOUD! Turn key. Will trade for classic car or street rod or $25,000 cash. Can be seen in parade downtown Kalispell Saturday morning starting at 10:00. Serious inquires ONLY please.”

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1947 Drag Jeep Hesperia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

(08/03/2010) I thought I had listed it earlier, but I couldn’t find this in my searches.  It doesn’t come with a motor.


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1953 CJ-3B Racer Palm Springs, Ca $7500

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

Looks nice.

“1953 willy,title in hand $7500 obo serious buyers only call with question after 5pm 928 580 0150”


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1949 Drag Truck Tahlequah, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s not your everyday Willys Truck.

“this is a 1949 willys jeep truck , I have just lost intrest. everything you see was built about ten years ago. this jeep has a nova subframe, four link rear suspension with coil over shocks. i believe the motor mounts have been moved to fit a big block. the wheels are centerline warriors, the front wheels are new in box, also i have a new set of phantom autometer guages, and a new 16 gallon fuel cell with straps. all body work was 90 percent complete ten years ago. this jeep needs a new home and i need the extra room. this jeep would be a one of a kind”

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Jeff’s Fiberglass (Bobcat Body) Flattie

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

After seeing some of the posts about the old Desert Dog and Bobcat ads, Jeff dropped me a note saying he’s been enjoying the old ads and old pics as it reminds him of the busy Northwest days of jeep clubs, playdays and racing in the northwest.  So, he forwarded me a pic of one of his jeeps (he also has a sand drag jeep listed below for sale).

He’s been nice enough to let me post it.  I really love the creative paint job — I haven’t seen anything quite like it.

Jeff writes, “This bobcat jeep was bought back in 1983 as a project.  It was a body and a HUGE pile of parts, to which I’m sure your readers can relate. Currently, it runs a 355 chev w/ ford toploader 4 speed, a dana 20 case, a ford 9inch w/ 35 spline summers axles spool nod case and 6.00 gears.  The front is a gutted mdl 27 w/ a mustang rack.  The cage is chromoly.  The car weights 2250lbs w/o a driver.”

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1952 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(05/10/2010) It’s not the fastest or the prettiest, according to the seller, but it’s fun!

“what i have is a 1952 Willy’s sand jeep. It has a title (in Arizona) and off road sticker in Ca.  motor- 350 Chevy with world pro heads,roller cam and rocker, edlebrock torker 11 manifold and well built non stock 750 holly carb. turbo 350 trans. with 3500 hughs converter.  ford 9″ with nodular pinion support 31 spline axles and Richmond 543 gears. all brand new have not used since it was put in, YET.  new rancho 9000 adjustable shocks and new manroe air ride adjustable in the rear.  gasser style front straight axle with Koni coil over adjustable shocks.has Edlebrock NOS 175 kit (never used) YET.  not the fastest or the perddiest but ist’s reliable and a heck of alot of fun. asking $8000.00 or trade for 97 or newer trail jeep OR trade for lund or lowe style fishing boat”

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1946 Sand Dragster Lincoln, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Was $5000. **SOLD**

(07/19/2010) Nice …

“This is a 1946 willys jeep full dart 454 motor this things has lots of money into it 5000.00. or trade for nice rv 18 to 20 foot lite or motor home could be street legal with a few parts the motor along has 10000 $ plus in it.”

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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Loveland, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(01/14/2010) It looks like a lot of work has been put into this rig.

“fiberglass flatfender race jeep stretched, coil over suspension narrowed dana 44 rack and pinion steering , cage nhra certified, new paint ,new wheels and tires, msd 7 ignition new pro shifter, new fuel pumps,new tach and gauges, new painless wiring harness still in box 360 amc block, 401 crank and rods, bored 80 over rollerrockers aluminum intake,oil system added, hardblocked , new carb, 727 trans needs rebuilt,jeep was torn down stretched engine plate put in body repainted and no time to finish will sacrifice for 5000 firm please no lookey loos serious buyers only”

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1946 CJ-2A Anza, Ca $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

How about this classic sand jeep.  If the tires goes with it and are in decent shape, then this looks like a good price for the right person.

“1946 cj2a, 2 wheel drive, no motor or trans, set up for small block chevy ,streched front end, Pink slip in hand. Contact Don @ Don’s Automotive. (951) 763-0113


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Sand Drag Jeep, Southern California eBay

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(06/09/2010) Fun and fast.

“This is a very unique Willys CJ2 Jeep built to have fun in many different situations and is why its called 3 Dimensional. This Jeep is a very consistent multiple ASDA and NSDA sand drag event winner and runs in 4.0 to 4.20 second range to 300 feet at about 76 mph. However it also equally comfortable at the dunes and can run all day on a tank of gasoline. Lastly it is registered and licensed for the street and would be a bunch of fun with the proper tires. The Jeep sits on a 112″ wb Twisted Tubes Fab chassis and the body is by Mallet. This is a very well built, seldom seen example that was constructed with only the best parts.  I will try to detail the vehicle here as much as possible but if you have a question or would like a picture of something specific please feel free to ask.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1952 CJ-3A Yacolt, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800

I’m sure this is a fun rig.

“1952 willies drag/play jeep, 16.5 rear paddles, sand steer tires. 500 +/- horse 350 chevy, turbo 350 tranmission and 205 trasfer case. 9 inch ford rear end with heavy duty ladder traction bars. full role cage with new 5 point harness system. external rear radiator with high volume electric fan. I have a 2800 stall converter but not yet installed. price is half of invested cost. ready to play.”


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1942 Willys Flat Fender Drag Jeep Placerville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500

(12/09/2008) I doubt there’s many MB parts left on this drag jeep.

“’42 Fiberglass Willys Flat Fender Sand Car, all Chromalloy frame and rollcage, Ford 9″ 5 on 5 1/2 40 spline axles, Willwood calipers and disc brakes on rear, 617 gear, adjustable QAR coil overshocks, 2-speed power glide magnum pro-grip shifter, Chrysler A-arm front end with coil over shocks, motor is Orange engine built 383 Chevy small block approx. 500 HP, AFR aluminum heads new 1150 Holley dominator carberator, gauges, front head lights, rear tail lights, new rear taunel cover, paint and body work is all 6 mos. old, 2 Kirkey driver and passenger seats, and much more.”

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Drag Mail Jeep Bonney Lake, Wa **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was listed at $400. Status Unknown.

(04/10/2010) Everyone needs a drag mail Jeep, don’t they?  Brian spotted this unusual racer.

“This is a highly modified postal jeep that was used for 1/4 mile drag racing. $400 obo ***don’t expect to turn a key and hear it run for $400. i also cannot tell you everything it needs to run*** …”

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CJ-3B Sand Racer Vancouver, Wa **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was priced at $7500.

This looks nice.


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1953 Sand Jeep San Diego, Ca $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks fun.

“1953 Jeep Willy, 350 eng.,350 auto trans., full cage roll bar, 20” paddle tires, alum rims, reinforced tube housing for engune,750 Holley carb., turnkey, 11,000 or best, call for complete details, George, 760 788 6224.


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Drag Jeep Valley Springs, Ca $5000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $5000

(12/19/09) It’s not much of a jeep, but it’s likely fast!

“Completly Custom. Tube frame w/ fiberglass body. Narrowed Ford 9″ rear end, 4-11 gears. Summers Bros Axles. Austin 4 link w/ adj coil overs, 5 gal fuel cell, 1/2″ braided fuel line, Edelbrock elec fuel pump & reg, auto meter guages, MSD Dist w/ 6 AL box. 358 Chevy w/142 Weinad polished blower, 25% overdriven, 850 Holley, Steel crank, 292 Comp Solid Cam & triple valve springs w/comp.  Roller Tip Rockers, 9.5-1 pistons, Morso elec water pump. 350 Turbo w/ 2500 B&M stall converter, 36″ Austin Tubs w/12.32-15 Firestones, 110” Wheel base.
Would make great Sand Dragger or Strip Car. TURN KEY. Won 1st place @ Joey Grosse Racing Auto Show 2008, Lodi Calif.”



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Sand Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5800.

It looks nice.  The seller must sell quickly.

“Fiberglass body on a 1947 Willy’s CJ2A frame. Rockwell 2wd front axle, Ford 9′ 5.44 gears and spooled, Douglas aluminum wheels front and rear, 16.50 Eliminator Comp paddles, custom cut Hoosier smoothies on the front, new lights, new battery. The jeep runs excellent and handles great. Has ran high 4’s on the track. Motor: 355 Small Block Chevy, Corvette heads match ported and polished, roller rockers, big cam, MSD ignition, Victor Jr. Air Gap Edlebrock intake, Holley 750 double pumper, electric fans, Holley Blue Label fuel pump
Tranny: Turbo 400, 2800 stall, B&M Rachet shifter w/lockout NEED TO SELL ASAP!!!!”



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1947 Drag Jeep Upland, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17500

I wonder what’s left from the original ’47 besides the VIN.

“1947 willys.  tube frame, fiberglassbody, 440 ci big block chevy, alum. heads, 400hp NOS system, street legal, hoosier tires, very fast car $17,500.”


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1954 CJ-3B Astoria, Or $5000


UPDATE:  I think the price is now $3500 if I read the Ad correctly.

(11/12/08) Here’s a sand/mud rig.  Safe to say it’s been modified.

“Built 350, turbo 350 tranny 205 trans-x, 9″ rear spooled toyota front both with 4.56 gears, boggers rear irock on front. asking $5000.00 may trade for cherokee (my kids like to wheel this is too much rig for them)this thing is built to play with and thats how i used it.”


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Sand Jeep **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Marco let me know that this great looking Sand Jeep sold.

“Built by Larry Minor who is famous for his 1000+ horsepower sand jeeps. This is his first Jeep that he claims “started it all.” All custom rebuild full cage 3 seater, 4 pt harness, 383 chevy, Turbo 400 auto trans, 9 IN ford rear end with spool, Dana 20 transfer case and Dana 30 front axle built by Pat’s Gearbox, custom rear 16 gal fuel tank alu, 4 wheel disc brakes, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, B/M shifter, tilton starter, optima battery, MSD 7AL-E ignition, MSD Pro Billet Distributor, Deamon carb, cross flow rad, 2″ equal length custom headers, 6 in longer frame boxed. ”


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Sand Drag Jeep Southern Washington $3900

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

That’s one of the lowest prices I have seen for a nice Drag Jeep.  It sounds like the seller must sell this.

“468ci big block 550 hp.  tci 400 tranny.  scary fast. see full ad under “cars and trucks”.  Trades considered: yz450 yz250 yz 4×4 quad raptor yfz honda. But priority goes to some one with cash. Its priced to sell this week.”



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Dually Drag Racer from OffRoadAction.ca

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Racing • TAGS: , , .

Speaking of duallies, here’s an flashback to the 80s Drag Racing scene with an old racer courtesy of OffRoadAction.ca:

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1953 CJ-3B Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **Status Unknown**

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

1953_cj3b_dragjeep_yumaUPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $16,500.

This jeep is part of a package that includes a travel trailer and jet skis.  I haven’t seen too many CJ-3B drag jeeps.

“53 willy drag jeep original hard body 350 small block 355 cubic inch 327 corvette heads 205 valves, solid steal competion craink, 310 solid competition cam, Roller rockers 12 to 1 compression MSD ignition ,mollory ignition coil, aluminum 4 core radiator ,electric fan .400 turbo trans. manual velve body, trans brake, hurst shifter, 9 inch ford rear end, 31 spline full spool axel ,620 gears, 500 + horse power,$10,000 invested. very very dependable … .”

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Sand Drag Jeep Kalispell, Mt **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was priced at $1700. It appears complete.

“Call for specs & details.”