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1957 FC-170 Burbank, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

1957_fc170_burbankUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

This is the second FC listed by this seller.

“Hard to find Willys Jeep FC 170. A 1957 the first year made. This was an old movie camera truck. The bed is missing. The cab is in real nice shape compared to most FC’s. Great cab corners and no rust around the windshield. The original 226 motor, trans and transfer case is there. There was a PTO that was removed so that’s why you see a hole in the back of the trans. All it needs is a plate made to cover the hole. The motor doesn’t run. Cracked windshield and door glass.”

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Video — History Channel Modern Marvels, The Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, videos • TAGS: .

The history channel series Modern Marvels did a fine show on the history of the jeep.  There’s some great bits of info, pictures and videos.  I think it’s worth watching, even just to watch the video of the experimental ‘jeep helicopter’.  The youtube version of this episode is divided up into 5 sections.  The nice feature is that once you start watching the first one, each successive video will be launched automatically.

My only contention with the show is that one narrator suggests that Willys invented four wheel drive.  Actually, four wheel drive had been around for about 50 years.   I wrote the following several months ago (though didn’t post it):

“A four wheel drive system for vehicles was patented 48 years before the development of Bantam’s BRC (Bantam Recon Car aka Mark I), the very first jeep (followed by 69 prototype BRC-60s aka Mark II), the precursor to the jeep and the decision behind the military to issue a call for prototype 1/4 vehicles (to which three companies responded:  Ford (Pygmy), Bantam (BRC-40) and Willys (Quad).   Porsche developed a four wheel drive electric car prototype in 1900,  2 Dutch brothers built a four wheel drive Spyker race car in 1904 (  The Four Wheel Drive Auto company of Wisconsin built 20,000 four-wheel drive trucks for the British and American Armies during World War I.”

Now, maybe Bantam invented the modern transfer case.  Of this, I’m less sure.  I haven’t found any evidence that certifies the inventor of the transfer case.

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Georgetown, OH **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_georgetownUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,500.

“For Sale 1948 Willys Jeep CJ3A, Government Green. Body: New body panels welded in, New gauges (except speedometer), 5 new tires & tubes, new seats, changed over to 12 volt.  Engine: New distributor & water pump, Bored .060, Crank turned .020, New pistons, valve guides, ring gear, clutch, and pressure plate.  Transmission: New bearings & synchronizer, new brake lines, master cylinder, & wheel cylinders. “

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1952 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

“1952 Willys is complete with 12 volt conv, newly remanufactured engine ($1000 in machine shop receipts available)under the hood, new clutch, throwout bearing, etc. Needs re-installation of manifolds, distributor, electrical to drive off. Jeep has 4 wheel drive along with the power take off, a CJ-2 type fold-down windshield, and a ‘hard top’ from a later model available to keep the weather out. Some rust but no rotted out floor pans. Good Texas title and current registration, Complete maintenance/assembly manual on CD, must sell.”

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1947 & 1948 CJ-2A Medford, OR **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_medford21948_cj2a_medford3UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was on eBay

These are both pretty rough.  Neither runs.

” I have two Willys CJ2As. I was going to make one,but i don’t have the time or space.  The 47 has a hard top with doors, the glass is good in the top but not in the doors or windshield. It is all stock with a Koenig PTO winch.  The 48 is less together but it seems to all be there. It  has 33X12.50 15 mud tires with 70%or 80% tread. Both have titles.  Neither of them are running at this time. These are up for auction together.”

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1945 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, Ca **Sold**


UPDATE:  Lee just bought this Jeep. Congrats!

This restoration looks beautiful, though if this is really a ’45, then I think it should have the column shifter.  It’s beautiful and I rather like the burnt (?) orange.  The one element I don’t like is the ‘all wheel drive’ plaque on both sides of the hood.  It’s also missing the rear soft-top bars holder on the driver side.

“The vehicle IS titled as a 1943 though the serial number on the vehicle matches the code for a 1945. The transmission is a 4 speed.”


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1961 CJ-3B Reeders, Pa **SOLD**


1961_cj3b_readersHere’s a good looking CJ-3B that comes with a few new parts.  The starting bid is $2599.00.  This could be a navy jeep.

“Built in April of 1961. Engine was rebuilt several years ago and runs better than when new. Transmission and transfer case are in great shape and the 4×4 is fully functioning. The body goes like this: Windshield frame is rusty but I have a replacement that goes with the deal.  Hood is good, rightside fender is good, left side fender has some rust but I also have a nice replacement fender that goes with the deal. All the steering and suspension is good and road worthy….”

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1947 CJ-2A Austin, TX **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_austinUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

I’m pretty sure this is parts jeep given the poor condition of the body.

“Old ranch jeep. Bought a year ago and never touched it. Rust in some areas, worst near the side steps by the driver and passenger seats. Other areas not so much rust. Glass in windshield intact. New fuel tank. Does not run and no title. All major components seem to be there. With a little work should run. Email for photos or questions. Thx – Ben”

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1947 CJ-2A Lubbock, TX **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_lubbockUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks pretty good.

“1947 Willys Jeep in good condition. Recent engine overhaul, four wheel high and low, heater, new rear seat, runs and drives great. This is great at the hunting lease, ranch, farm or trip to the mountains. Good in snow and mud and lots of fun for the family. Hard to find in this original condition. Soft top is in great shape and recently replaced the boots covering the shifters. Asking $3500 or make me an offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Broomfield, CO **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_broomfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2100. 

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A, 134 CI Flat Head, three speed, original 6 volt system with rebuilt generator, split windshield, the Jeep is clean, runs, motor sounds good, drives but does smoke. Jeep has some new parts such as carb, gas tank, fuel line, front brake slave cylinders, master cylinder, 15” wheels, tires. A great start to a fun and easy restoration. No rear seat frame, no top, but some original extra seat parts included. Owner since 1990. Located in Broomfield. “

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1963 DJ-3A Gala Surrey Houston, Tx eBay


1963_dj3a_surrey_houstonThere are a TON of great pictures of this Surrey.  I don’t think I’ve seen this Surrey listed previously, but I might have missed it;  it looks like no expense was spared in it’s restoration.

“Purchaced by Wayne Davis because his wife liked the way it looked, this Gala-Surrey was purchaced at a small Jeep dealer in Cleveland, Texas, a full restoration began with an unlimited budget. The car was brought back to its original color scheme of pink and white as no detail was overlooked. The end result revealed a car ready for any show.  Contact Jose at 281 497 1000 with questions about this Jeep”

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1944 MB Port Angeles, Wa eBay


1944_mb_portangelesThere’s been a variety of updates to this MB, including the rear bumper, the later model windshield, the radiator, the wiring and more.  I’d have to agree with the seller that this might make a good platform for a restoration project based on the pics.

“This is a 1944 Military Jeep delivered June 12, 1944. The original zinc dash plaques match the frame serial. The engine serial is 3J50087. I do not know for sure if it the original engine for certain. It has been converted to 12volt. I started working o this Jeep in 2003. Since then I have installed, rebuilt, or replaced the following.—Engine gaskets, timing gears, mounts, radiator, belt, hoses, coil, plugs, distributor, carberurator, and air duct. Brakes, changed to 11″x2″ duo-servo shoes, hoses, steel lines and switched to dual reservoir master cylinder. Locating it in the stock location with a kit from ATV, retaining the stock pedals. Front axle, wheel bearings, seals and nuts, spindle bushings, steering bearings and felt seals, inner and outer axle seals….”

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1946 CJ-2A Somerville, Tx $3500


Sounds like this seller owns several jeeps. It has some good updates.  The front of the hood looks a little bowed; maybe it’s just an illusion from the pic.

“80% original 1948 CJ2A Farm Jeep. Built for trail riding. Low mileage, good running Buick v-6 231 adapted to stock tranny trans-case. Axles have 5:38 gears and the front end has been updated with 11″ brakes. Rear end is lincoln locked. Full roll cage w/pads for safety. Body is in very good condition for the year, but has a little rust. Dual exhaust, newer covered seats, no rear seat. Has PTO output on tranny with shifter. Working heater(rare). 33″ mud tires. Jeep runs and drives good. I have it registered for the street as an antique til 2013. Needs brake lights wired and brakes bled, but stops fine. Jeep is exempt from inspection because it is registered as antique. I have to many Jeeps, not enough time! … I’ll post pic tomorrow. Thanks,”

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1942 GPW Modesto, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Here is MB 192498 which is a December 1942 MB. I found the jeep on a farm here in California and it is a very solid jeep. The old guy I bought it from had owned it for over 40 years and used it for irrigation in the hay fields. There is very little rust but it does have some dints and dings. It has an F head motor that I was told runs and just needs a battery but I would have a mechanic check it out. It has all the gauges and an early windshield. I can provide a correct L head engine for an additional $500.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Hudsonville, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

I’m guessing the pictures don’t do this jeep justice?  Only $850?  I don’t see any duct tape or baling wire, so it must be worth at least a $1000?  Definitely worth a look.

“This is a 1946 cj2a willys jeep. it runs, drives, and the brakes work. the body is in pretty rough shape. I would say that from the windshield back it is shot, but im also not a body guy. the motor runs good, smokes alot. the drivetrain is in great shape 4×4 high and low works. the frame looks very solid, i didnt notice any rusty sections. i dont want to try to fool anyone, this jeep needs some work. it is drivable as is but needs some tlc. i have too many projects and need to sell this one unfortunately. im asking 850 obo. “

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1956 CJ-3B Charlotte, NC $6500


The windshield looks a little unusual on this CJ-3B.  It appears to be well maintained.

“This is a 1956 jeep willys cj3b, it has a F-head 134 engine, T90 tansmission(3spd, 4wd works like a champ, superwinch hubs. dana44 rear axle, exterior recently painted and has a bedliner coating in the back as well as the front of the interior of the tub…. Its missing two guages and needs a little bit of wiring but its a nice jeep for someone to tinker with but it is a blast to drive, the serial number is 32720 and in doing some research I found out that this jeep came from the west coast which explains why it has very minimal rust.”

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1962 CJ-3B Amarillo, TX eBay


With just over 7,000 miles, this jeep appears to be in great shape.  Lots of pics to check out at eBay.

“This 1962 Willys Jeep is one of a kind. Only 2 owners and has 7085 original miles. It has been trailered from Texas to New Mexico during the last 45 years and when not in use it has been stored in a barn. Equipped with fully operational gearboxes and winch. No rust . Original paint, glass, and interior. Excellent mechanical condition. It is not stickered but has Antique tags. What you see is what you get-no hidden surprises with this vehicle.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Kansas City, Mo eBay


If you are looking for an early CJ-2A, this has got some good elements, including the driver’s side cutouts, the column shifter, and a heater.  The passenger side fuel hole is interesting; I don’t believe that was stock?

“This early CJ-2A has an ID number of 16741.  It is a 3 speed on the tree.  It has a clear MO title. Below is the description: Motor – Org. 4 cylinder.  Just got back from machine shop.  All four cylinders were re-sleeved.  Crank was polished.  New pistons, valves, springs, etc  Everything still in boxes as you can see by the pictures. Interior – I have no seats. Does have a roll bar.  Floor is solid, except for the “bed”. It should be cut out and fitted with new metal.   Exterior – The only rust I can see is the passage side step. Some of the Hat Channel underneath will need to be cut (maybe 3 feet)  Tailgate is orginal, but is pretty rough.  I have no windshield and I don’t believe the hood is org. because there is no Willys stamped on it.”

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1949 CJ-3A Santa Clarita, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This appears to be a rust free CJ-3A.

“This Jeep has an easy starting smooth running Continental (Jeep) L4-134 engine. I replaced the carb. And the fuel pump about 2 years ago, and put a new master cylinder in it just recently. I also replaced the choke cable. It has extra wide offset wheels with P2325/75/R15 tires that are in great condition. The windshield frame and a new grommet are included, but I do not have the glass. Any glass shop can cut one, as is a one piece flat windshield…”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A New Jersey $1000


Here’s an early CJ-2A with the column shift. The seller doesn’t not indicate whether it runs or not, but it looks whole — it looks like it might run.  Obviously, the hood and windshield are a bit rough.

“For sale is a 1946 Willys with early column shift.”

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1950 M-38 Bonnie, Ill eBay


Probably the worst feature on this 18,000 mile M-38 is the paint job — the painting over of gauge rims always detracts from the quality.  The driver side springs look a little fatigued as well.  Otherwise, it looks to be a good restoration candidate.  The seller does not mention the jeep specifically in the ad (a little odd) — instead, the seller describes a little history of the M-38.

“The M38 Jeep was the first post-WW II jeep, based on the civilian model CJ-3A, but upgraded for military use. It was known by Willys as the model MC. It featured flat fenders, a one-piece windshield, bottom-mounted wipers, a fuel filler on the left side near the driver’s seat, protruding headlights, and an air vent at the bottom center of the windshield frame. The 80-inch wheelbase M38 weighed 2,750 pounds.”

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Willys Rustbucket Pennsylvania $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Last Ride • TAGS: , .

This is one of the most rusted flat fenders I think I've ever seen.  Next, I noticed the rear PTO water pump, which was cool.  Then I noticed the solid back — no tailgate, yet the body doesn't look like a MB/GPW.  It's hard for me to believe that this jeep rusted so much while in storage. 

"Willys,4 x 4. NO TITLE. year unknown, needs complete resto. has drivetrain intact. rear water pump pto driven. was in storage for 25 years until last week…." 

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Year? CJ-3A Granite Falls, Wa $2800


The seller claims this is a 1941 Willys, but I don’t see much MB left in this jeep.  The rust looks more serious than suggested by the seller.  This jeep sports a Studebaker flathead 6, which I know nothing about, but sounds fun.

“Old military jeep. Runs, brakes may need adjusting from sitting. Body has some typical rust but nothing that can’t be fixed. Has Studabaker Champion flathead 6, T84J trans. Dash tags and clear title. Tag dated 12/31/41. This comes with lots of spare parts. Has an extra hood, fenders, grill, real nice tip down windshield, half cab with doors, roll bar, radiator, extra rims, new canvas top, spare Studabaker parts ( distributor, starter, etc )and a spare T-90 trans…”

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1942 MB Las Vegas, Nv **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $5600

“Have a Willys MB project Jeep for sale, located in Las Vegas,NV. It has a 52 AZ title, it has a 45 frame tag. The unit is a Euro return the post war motor came with a rebuilt tag motor from Brussel Belgium and WOF bell housing these have been removed. I have a correct MB motor and bell housing for it now.

So far the trans + transfer case have been rebuilt plus a rebuilt steering box, new cord in radiator,steering box rebuilt,as is the Carburator, original fuel tank to replace the tank curently in MB, tank straps in place.
5 Combat Rims blasted and boxed, New “Firestone” tires from Coker tires , most parts are original and have reproduction parts for missing parts; bow brackets, top bow, repro temp and pressure gauges as is the speedo, repro spare tire mount and tire support, repro rear seat for exsample. Driver and passenger seat are original, original stamped pintle hook(spring needs repair) safety chain eyelets.”

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1962 Wagon Medford, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $17,000

“2 Door Wagon, 6 Cylinder 230 Tornado, Power Brakes, Power Steering,4 Wheel Drive,Trailer Hitch, Winch

It’s 1962, open the passenger door, a 60/40 split! The 40 jumps completely out of the way, making it easy to load into the rear bench seats of this classic 2 door model. Whats this? Another 60/40 split, need something out of the back? No problem, just go get it! And oh by the way, there’s more leg room in the back seat of this vehicle then any modern SUV. Flip the rear seats forward, open it’s real “Tail Gate” and it’s just begging for 4 Longboards and some sleeping bags. In 1962 the Wagon was powered by a brand new 6 cylinder 230ci Tornado. A very unique engine, intended to be reliable and deliver plenty of low end torque. Some would say it was the perfect engine for a Jeep!”