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1946 VEC CJ-2A Warrenville, IL **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_warrenvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a nice looking VEC #11425.

You are bidding on a 1946 CJ2A VIN # 11425.This willys is registered as a 46 but could be a 45 due to VIn number being so low.Last vin in 45 was 11824 this is 11425 out of 1824 built that first year released to public.This willys is Michigan Yellow with sunset red rims ( no black stripe ) I bought this Willys in December and have driven it around for about 400 miles. I lost my job so now the toy has to go.My lose is your gain.”

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1942 MB Slatgrille Holcombe, Wi eBay


1942_mb_slatgrille_holcombeHere’s a slatgrille MB out of Wisconsin. It appears in good shape.

“I bought this jeep in 2000 from Houston TX and had it shipped to Wisconsin where I had it restored.  I have invested $14,000 into this vehicle but willing to part with it for less…. I am not a jeep expert by any means, but I believe this jeep is largely origional with a few exceptions… It has been upgraded to a 12 volt system, and the windshield is not original. Like a lot of old jeeps, it does drip a few drops of oil after driving, but this jeep looks and drives GREAT! I do not have a top for the jeep. I do not have a title, and this will be sold with a bill of sale only.  Please dont hesitate to ask me with any questions you may have.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fargo, ND **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_fargoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

It’s got the column shifter and a VIN of 30296 according to the seller.  The body looks rough along the edges.

“46 jeep CJ-2a Willys. Early 1946 (SN:30296) with column shift. L head engine in running condition. Needs new Starter. Body in restorable condition. JeeTop aluminum top. Needs brakes. Transmission/transfer case in good condition. Would be an excellent jeep to restore.”

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1954 CJ-3B Cambridge, OH **SOLD**


1954_cj3b_cambridgeUPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

“54 willys cj3b that is a great running jeep, drives great.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_fortworth2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It’s not the prettiest thing.

“Willys Jeep Model CJ-2A (Make Year 1948) 4X4 with 4-cylinder Jeep engine and covered top with doors. Runs good, has new battery, good tires, and gun rack. Excellent condition considering the age.”

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Year? CJ-3A Kansas City, Mo $600


year_cj3a_kansascityGiven the windshield appears in good shape, I’d say this is a good price for this parts jeep.

‘rebuilt carb, new head gasket, needs distributer and should run. the tub is pretty rusty but other than that it is pretty decent for use off road or parts. Might consider partial trade for a stick welder, oxy-fuel torch or other welding equipment. “

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1950 CJ-3A Stearns, Ky $1400


1950_cj3a_stearnsDespite what the seller writes, it looks like there’s more than a little rust on this body.  But, if the rust isn’t too bad, then this might be a decent price.

“I am selling a 1950 Willys CJ3 for my father. He bought it and did a little work to it but doesnt have the time to restore it(or sell it). It has a clear KY title. The jeep is located in Stearns, Ky, 42647.    The Good: runs, drives, brakes work(enough anyway), new alternator, new battery, replaced radiator, new exhaust from the manifold back, tow bar, extra carburator, very little rust(for a 59 year old jeep). The Bad: carburator floods sometimes when you first start it(once its going it goes though), brakes need work(but they will stop you). The Ugly: windshield cracked, paint very rough, hood patched(somebody had a scoop on it), mismatched seats. I am asking $1400.00 O.B.O. “

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1943 GPW Pottstown, Pa eBay


It’s a good looking GPW.

“Originally purchased privately in January of 1983 in Heightstown, New Jersey.  Has been garage kept since purchase, and believed to have been prior to also.  It was primarily used for parades, re-enactments and static displays.  Entire body and interior is original, including seat covers, ID plates, and windshield.  Body was stripped down and repainted.  Some additional body work and mechanical work required to get into show condition.  Still has 6 volt system, may need new wiring harness.  Generator rebuilt in late 1980’s.  Motor rebuilt at time of purchase.  Shimmy in front end when driven and small stone chip in driver’s side of windshield.”


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1947 CJ-2A Bulverde, Tx **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_bulverdeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It has some rust, but it sure looks very stock and very complete.

“We received this beautiful little Jeep from a ranch in Poteet, Texas. The Jeep has spent the last 40 years as a ranch Jeep, and wasn’t driven outside of the ranch. Jeep starts up right away and runs, but it needs a complete restoration or you can keep it as is with a little brake work for you ranch. It has a light blue color we believe is original. The interior and the tail lights need work. All in all, it is a solid little toy that can become very valuable with a good restoration. The VIN number is 37934 the body number is 137934 …”

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1946 CJ-2A Naches, Wa **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_naches2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

This seller had their jeep appraised at $22,000.

“1946 Willys Overland CJ2A, Jeep, Original, Stock, Like New, After WW2 Willys tried to sell Jeeps as tractors, They added color options and a PTO on the rear. This Jeep is just like the one on the cover of the 1946 Willys sales brochure. Pasture Green with yellow wheels. You could not find a nicer one. The Jeep was appraised by High Performance Enterprises in Moses Lake Wa. @ $22000,00 dollars. I will look at all offers. Vin # is 59122, Odometer 53803, 4 cylinder 60 hp@3600 rpm engine, 3 speed tran. 2 speed transfer case, 4 wheel hyd brakes, pto,”

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1950 CJ-3A Guthrie, OK **SOLD**


1950_cj3a_guthrieUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1950 Willys Jeep, have doors and windshield, all parts are there, includes a ramsey pto winch.”

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1949 CJ-2A Brockway, PA **SOLD**


1949_cj2a_brockwayUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“Have a solid little 49 CJ 2-A. Brand new rebuilt tranny and case. T-90 with D-18 case. Welded rear with new 9:50 x 16 trail digger tires. Rebuilt lever lock hubs. Springs reworked, body patched but extremely solid tub and floors. New inset taillights. Rewired but turn signals need done. Switch is there. This 2-A has a 3-B 1/2 cab and windshield that has been extended 4-1/2 inches. Can see out of this 2-A when driving. Pretty neat. Runs good. 12 volt system with alternator. Have truck heater mounted between the seats. Not much to get this on the road.”

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1946 CJ-2A Connecticut $6500


1946_cj2a_ct1The $6500 is a buy it now price on eBay.  Apparently the Seller has 2 other offers made via eBay as well.  This appears to be on the boarder between a VEC and an EC CJ-2A.  The seller is only the 2nd owner.  Too bad a floor shifter was swapped into it.  It looks quite nice.

“Here is an original 46 willys cj2a that I bought 7 years ago off the original owener who purchased the jeep new in 1946 and used it on his farm in Easton CT.  The jeep is still in running condition after all those years and only has 27000 miles.  the way you see it is pretty much the way I bought it,  I replaced the fuel pump, plugs , and plug wires.  The jeep starts right up and will even start with the original hand crank!  The motor at times has a skip to it, so it may need the carb rebuilt eventually but does not smoke or knock. The jeep drives great and will do almost 50mph it handles good and does not shimmy at any speed.  It is really fun speed around back roads in this little jeep! At some point it was converted from column shift to floor shift, it is still 6 volt and has its original wiring harness….”

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1951 CJ-3A Idaho Springs, Co $2800


1951_cj3a_idahospringsUPDATE:  Price dropped to $2800.  This is a pretty good price I think.

There have been a few minor updates, however it sure looks nicely stock.  It would probably restore very nicely.

“1951 jeep willys cj-3a, all original except converted to 12 volt(still have 6 volt generator), and tires and rims. Have soft top from kayline, but needs to have a windshield mount made. runs good and 4×4 works good too. new radiator, windshield, and battery(but needs to be mounted). will need new guages, the speedo and oil pressure guage work though.”

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WWI Four Wheel Drive Star — Nash Quad

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

It was one of those days where I was searching for one thing and found another:  The Nash Quad Truck (the truck to the right is a 1919 Nash Quad, Owned by Bruce and Melanie Rice #8880).  These are 4wD with four wheel steering.  (see the video below to see a quad and its steering in action)

It turns out, these were a big hit during World War I.  In the Story of the Jeep, Patrick Foster writes that the Quad ” … dramatically proved it’s worth … and proved the value of four wheel drive …”

Here’s a brief history from the Pioneer Flight Museum:

The Nash Quad was first manufactured in 1914 by the Thomas B. Jeffrey Company, which was located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It became quite popular during World War I and was used by the armed forces of not only the United States, but also Russia, France and Britain. One of the first motor vehicles to offer four-wheel drive, the Quad proved very suitable to the rough, unpaved roads of the time. In 1916, Jeffrey sold the production rights to the Nash company. Because of its popularity, it was produced in large numbers, including license production by Hudson, National, and Paige-Detroit. Exact numbers aren’t known, but apparently over 11,000 were produced in 1918 alone.

Here’s a video of a Nash Quad being started and driven:

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1947 CJ-2A Windcrest, Tx $4000


1947_cj2a_windcrestApparently, the seats aren’t so nice anymore?  Not sure what that means.

“47 willys, jeep, kaiser, with original 4 cyl. flathead that has been completely professionaly rebuilt with warranty and reciepts to prove the build. 4 speed transmission with dual stick transfer case.  This baby has factory PTO but the previous owner removed the factory winch and i have not been able to relocate it through the records nor find a replacement, however the pto system does work. very little surface rust, virtually nothing on the underside rust related.
Tons of new parts for the engine and drivetrain ….”

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Old Willys Image Archive — Brian finds a treasure trove

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

Our eWillys Michigan bureau, lead by Brian (and staffed only by Brian), uncovered a treasure trove of images, most I haven’t seen before, of early jeep demonstrations, publicity images and more.

Brian writes, “the source is the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and, best of all, it is free!!!   Here is the Search link  To Link to the library image collection explanation, go here  I think one of the best sets are the Farm Jeep trials in New Hudson Michigan..Wow”

Here is some of the searches he has done: (Willys jeeps) (willys workers) (Jeep automobiles) (farm Jeep) (Willys factory) (Military).

Here’s some of the images found using the search term “jeep” — note that the term search term jeep doesn’t yield other pictures that I saw while surfing this site this morning.

I’m not sure I’d want to be in the vehicle in the pic below….

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1950s CJ-3A Montana Vista, Tx $1000


1950_cj3a_montanavistaNo drive train.

“1950 Willys jeep shell. No drivetrain. Tires junk. No lift, solid body for project. No interior, all offers. 383-3185”

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1948? CJ-2A Winstead, Mn $2,995


1948_cj2a_winsteadA reader named Jim forwarded this interesting CJ-2A.  The body appears in very good shape.  It sports a column shift and a PTO.  It appears to have a CJ-3B windshield. With the 3 dash panels and the column shifting, I’d guess this (or part of it) is actually a mid 1946 rather than a 1948.


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Stay Tuned — A Reader finds a Ford GP

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

I got word earlier this morning that a reader located a Ford GP.  Here’s an early look at the find.  Boy, is he excited.  I’ll provide updates when I learn more.


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1949 CJ-2A Fairfield, Tx **SOLD**


1949_cj2a_fairfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

The back of this jeep appears to be solid.  I can’t tell for sure.  It also appears this jeep has a full floating rear end.  Obviously, the body has been modified a bit.

“49 Willys Jeep 950. obo as is.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lakeview, OR **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_lakeviewUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks like a nice CJ-2A.  It does have some rough spots on the rear left corner.

“1946 Willys CJ2A SN:53163 Clear Oregon title.  Jeep has had frame off restoration with some exceptions. Floors have been pached wear needed or replaced. Hat channels have been repaired wear needed or replaced. There are three thin spots that have been cleaned on the tub can be bondoed but I prefer not to use it. I have tried to leave as original as possible. Jeep is approx. 90% original, engine is out of a 49 Willys PU. Oil psi about 55 when operating 40 @ an idle. Approx. 200mi. on a new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing…..”

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1941 Ford GP United Kingdom **SOLD**

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

1941_ford_gpUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $24,500.

This rare Ford GP is listed at £17,500, which currently converts to $24,500.  It was listed back in June of 2008 on the site, which is a UK based jeep site. I assume it’s still for sale as it’s still listed on their website for sale.  There are also a GPW, some MBs and some Hotchkiss jeeps for sale there as well.

“A very Rare Pre-Production Ford GP Jeep (1941). This is one of only a handfull that remain in the UK today. Restored to a high level. For more information, please call today on 01694 731373. This Ford GP, was imported to Europe some years ago, this Jeep was restored some years ago and has been recently freshened up and it has many nice original features and looks great. However certain detail parts are not original, e.g fitted with a more moderm carb/air filter. The Jeep can either be detailed or used as is. And is well priced to allow for final detailing/ finishing touches at £17,500 including full new beechwood canvas kit.”

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1947 CJ-2A Kemblesville, Pa $8600


UPDATE:  The price has risen to $8600.

The price is on the high side, but it appears in great shape.  Check out the original top.

“Thsi rust-free Jeep has a 4 cylinder engine and 3 speed transmission with overdrive; hi/lo range and 4 wheel drive with lockout hubs. It has 12 forward speeds with the overdrive and can cruise along at highway speeds.It has the original type top with removable doors; a back seat; dual windshield wipers; a radio, heater and defroster fan. In all- about $3000.00 worth of option”

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The 1940 Buddy (a Ford Pygmy/Budd prototype)

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

1940_budd_ford8In late 1940, after testing the Bantam prototype BRC (the Mark I) for one month,  the Quartermaster Corp Technical committee was impressed enough to ask Bantam for 70 additional pilot versions to test (these would be the BRC-60 or Mark IIs).  They also asked Willys and Ford to submit prototypes.  While Willys submitted a two wheel Quad for testing (they made another prototype: a 4 wheel steering Quad), Ford built 2 prototypes: one is the Pygmy (still exists) and the other was a Pygmy/Budd prototype called a Buddy. (Note that I attempt to use the same designations for pilot/prototype that Frederic Coldwell uses in his Preproduction Civilian Jeeps book.)

While the Ford Pygmy was submitted to the Quartermaster for testing, the Pygmy/Budd hybrid was not.  The history is hazy, but the original Budd disappeared into the California desert at some point. Miraculously, it was relocated by Jeff Polidoro in 1998.  The rumor is that is sold for $50,000 and was restored in 2005- 2006 by owner Fred Smith. There’s more about Fred Smith and his restoration of this vehicle.  The Buddy is now located in the UK.

The biggest difference between the Pygmy and Buddy, to the best of my information, was that the body was built by the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing and looked fairly different from the Pygmy.  Below are pictures I’ve collected across the internet about the Budd. Apparently, Budd also designed the KubelWagon body prior to WWII.   And, apparently, Budd had a role in designing the M151.

Here’s before and after pics of the Pygmy/Budd that I’ve found across the net:

Before Restoration:

Pic below found here


Pic below found here on the CJ-3B site


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