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NellyBelle Pennington, NJ **Status Unknown**


UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was $90,000. This original NellyBelle was for sale at $90,000, but the price was negotiable. 

You can read about the last auction of this jeep in 2010 at the CJ-3B site.
Here’s the original Christie’s listing.

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1953 CJ-3A Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Runs and drives.


“1951Willys CJ3A $8500.00 OBO call Vince
• Rhino lined tub and fenders from Smiths under coating.
• Cheaper than a 4 wheeler with more room and payload!
• Clear NM Title
• Engine has approx 500 put in 2014 Complete rebuild at Empire engines
• From 2010-2013 items installed:
• New exhaust/muffler
• Rebuilt wheel cylinders
• Installed new brake shoes
• New clutch
• New alternator
• New starter
• Seat belts
• Rebuilt carburetor
• Radiator refurbished by Performance radiator
• Sand blasted bare
• Newer primer and CARC OD military green paint
• Black accents
• New windshield glass
• All new rubber seals
• Rebuilt Carb from Skinners
• All new seat cushions and black vinyl seats front and back
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“Follow Me” Jeep in Gold Finger

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Rich spotted and snagged a clip of a “Follow Me” jeep from the James Bond Movie “Gold Finger”. It sure looks like that’s a M-38.


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Uranium Boom Movie Poster and Photos **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay.

I haven’t seen the movie Uranium Boom, but it received a rating of 6.5 stars at IMDb. There are a couple items from the movie on eBay.

This picture shows star Patricia Medina in a jeep.


Here’s the poster with the jeep:View all the information on eBay


Here are some original pictures: View all the information on eBay


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Craig’s Pic of the Week: The Teahouse of the August Moon

• CATEGORIES: Craigs Pic of the Week, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Craig scanned this photo from an issue of Jeep News. It was take at the set of “The Teahouse of the August Moon“. I’ve never heard of the movie, but it’s rated pretty well at imbd. You’ll likely recognize Glenn Ford, driving the jeep, and Marlon Brando, pointing at something.  It looks like a Ford GPW based on the bumper.


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1948 CJ-2A “Tugger” Movie Promotional Mascot Cleveland, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/18/2012) The movie Tugger, the Jeep 4×4 Who Wanted to Fly is based on the book by the same name.

“This is a CJ2A that was used as a Movie Promotional Mascott. The Movie “TUGGER, THE JEEP 4X4 WHO WANTED TO FLY” was released in 2005. I bought this CJ2A from the man that owned the Rights to Movie and the Promotional Items. It is titled and runs great. It has been entered in Car Shows and has won Trophies and “Best of Show”. The paint Scheme is of the Air Force Thunderbirds. It has the Insignia of the Thunderbirds and was rebuilt along with the engine by the Sponsers; The Air Force, Jeep, Shell Oil, Orlando Genesis and Arnald Palmer Hospital for Children and Women. KIDS LOVE IT! Many comments at traffic lights. Beautiful eye catcher! It can be used for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Parades and Funerals (or just plain enjoyable driving). Not many miles since rebuild according to the tires. I fly the American Flag and Air Force Flag on special occasions.”

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Maverick TV Show Mailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This brochure was designed as mailer to promote the TV Show Maverick with James Garner as a joint advertising venture.  This is 8.5 x 5.5 folded , 8.5 x 11 unfolded.

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1962 Hatari Sale Brochure with John Wayne **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an unusual brochure that highlights a variety of jeeps used in the movie Hatari starring John Wayne.

“Original 1962 Jeep advertising brochure based on the film Hatari with John Wayne. The brochure measures 8.5 x 22” when unfolded. It has a series of photos from the Hatari film, including some nice shots of John Wayne. The text describes 4 different Jeep models that are pictured and that were used in the film. It includes lines like “What a combination: rugged John Wayne and powerful Jeep vehicles.” This 50 year old Jeep brochure has the original address label on it but is still in excellent condition.”

Here are other images from the sale of a Hatari brochure in October of 2019:

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The Duke arrives in a CJ-5

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John forwarded this photograph from the March 2012 issue of Driven Magazine that shows John Wayne arriving to the Hollywood premiere of his movie Hatari in a striped CJ-5.  There were a few FCs in the Hatari movie, too.