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1947 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $15,000

This is a beautiful build, but the price will scare a lot of buyers away.   A tilt front flattie is certainly rare enough to warrant posting.

“1947 CJ2A Willys:  Engine – 302 V8, New Edelbrock Carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, New Starter, water pump, one wire Alt, motor mounts, remote oil filter, All new gaskets, oil pan valve cover, front, rear main seals, new flex fan, 3 core radiator, rad hose’s. Transmission – NP435 Four speed with deep granny 6:98 tol, new bearings, seals, sincros and mainshaft, rebuilt with Advance Adapters kit to marry to Dana 18, also rebuilt with new seals, bearings and gaskets.  Front & Rear ends – Model 23 front-41 rear, rebuilt with new seals, bearings, gaskets 4 wheel full size disc brakes, new rotors, calipers, pads, hardware, front axle equipped with ATV manual hubs.”

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Various Early Jeeps Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), M-170, M-38, MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD**All the stuff must go (probably in violation of a county ordinance or something)

  1. 1945 Willys MB jeep (NAVY?) – Flat head four 134 cid. engine, T-90 tranny, it has a tailgate cut in but the panel is still there.
  2. 42 Ford GTB
  3. 42 Willys MB
  4. 42 Willys script body tub
  5. 42 Ford script GPW
  6. 47 CJ2A
  7. 2) 48 Willys jeep pickups
  8. 52 Willys M-38
  9. 54 Willys M-170
  10. 60 Willys utility wagon
  11. 3.5) 61AMC mighty mites
  12. 62 Willys FC-150
  13. 2) 71 jeepsters
  14. trailers and miscellanous jeep parts.”


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Last Ride: 194? MB/GPW Mailbox — Secaucas, NJ

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Last Ride, MB • TAGS: .

1943_mb_secaucus2UPDATE:  I suspect this jeep is on it’s last ride. It’s now a mailbox.

A reader submitted this unusual find.  Yes, the seller of this old jeep somehow used it as a mailbox (I think the mailbox is on the back of the jeep), though technically I’d argue the jeep is more of a mailbox pole. While I firmly believe that the jeep has earned the reputation as one of the most modified vehicles in history, the use of a jeep as a mailbox pole is particularly rare.

“Willys jeep. Military, of about 1944. No engine, no trans, no papers, but lots of rust. For a long time I used this old jeep as a mail box; if you buy it, I won’t be getting bills anymore. For $400., you can be sure that your bills will find their way to your door.”

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1942 GPW Spokane, Wa $2500


1942_gpw_spokaneIt’s not running.  However, I don’t see much rust either.  This might be a pretty good deal.

“Mostly Original 4 cylinder flat head. Includes extra parts. Jeep ran when parked 5 years ago. $ 2500. Ask for Dan. 623-8334”

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1946 CJ-2A Vinton, Ia $12000


1946_cj2a_vintonThis jeep is ‘almost’ completely restored.  For example, there’s no emergency brake.

“for sale — 1946 willys jeep completely restored. 260 miles on rebuilt motor, new body , tires– excellent condition. PLEASE do not offer some ridiculous amount, I won’t respond . Selling for another party.”

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1946 CJ-2A Old Lyme, Ct $6700


1946_cj2a_oldlymeHere’s a pretty red ’46 (thanks Jim).

“Beautiful 1946 willys jeep cj 2A. New old/new stock all steel body. Original hood, grill, windshields, and tool box. New interior. Run well with no smoke. Not a spec of rust any where.  New brakes/ lines, tires, rebuilt carb. This jeep is driven about 100 miles every sunny weekend with no problems. Needs very little to be perfect. More pictures available upon request. 860 227 3854 ”

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1953 CJ-3B Fresno, CA **SOLD**


1953_cj3b_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5700

It looks in pretty good shape.

“It runs very good.  Excellent Condition.  Brand New Battery.  Kept Very Well. Very good Tires. Includes a soft top

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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 **SOLD**


1942_mb_slatgrille_holcombeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’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….”

View all the pics on eBay

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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”