UPDATE: There were two bids. This sold for $1556. It was a public impound auction held on eBay.
The most interesting item on this jeep might be the plates. The serial number is #12718. This has the taller windshield, but split, which is unusual. The soft top door has a rather large window, too.
“$145 lien sale processing paperwork/listing fee will be added to winning bid.
The following is a lien sale auction. We are a public impound facility and this vehicle was towed under the authority of the Oakland Police Department and has been unclaimed. The vehicle is being auctioned to satisfy our lien. Since this is a Lien Sale Auction, there are no license plates with the vehicle. The winning bidder will receive California Lien Sale Paperwork in order to register this vehicle and receive title.
This lien sale auction is being held pursuant to California Lien Sale Civil Codes 3071 or 3072. All vehicles are sold with no guaranties or warranties and are being sold to satisfy A & B’s lien. The purchaser is solely responsible for necessary repairs to insure compliance with California and federal standards. (see ebay for more info)”
Check out the paint job on this jeep. Also, the windshield glas is extra tall. I think this might have been a very nice jeep at some point.
“Runs and drives, 4wheel drive woks fine, Hurricane 4cyl engine. Hood and passenger seat not pictured but I do have them. Passenger seat needs to be redone. Its a great starting point for a great rig. I thought I’d have time for it but I don’t. Txt 5756449766. 3500obo”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7600. I originally listed this as a CJ-3A Randy spotted the M-38 details.
(08/28/2012) This has the expanded windshield mod. There looks like some nice cage work done, too. I’ll bet this was a Fresno area jeep at one point.
“This is an amazing machine
Runs and drives great
4×4 high and low
Warn M6000 winch
4.3L Chevy V6 completely rebuilt
538 gears front and rear axles.
Full roll cage
Custom built windshield and frame ( made it larger )
This jeep is ready for anything you throw at it
Body is straight with NO body filler
No expense spared in rebuilding this Jeep
Serious buyers only please
May consider Trades
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.
(08/15/2012) Take a close look at the pics of this. It’s unusual. I like the body work on the hood which more tightly fits the old mb/gpw grille. It appears to be a CJ-3B body. I’ll bet completed this might look good.
“1948 CJ3B Custom Off Road Body(solid) Built like a tank!!The back corner of the frame is bad but can be welded. The rest of the frame is fine. 255 Buick V-6 Motor. Runs and drives. Been sitting for 2 years but all body work is done. Just needs paint. I hate to part with it. No time to fix it. Needs to be put back together. $3000 or trade o/b/o. 518-361-3473”
UPDATE: Was priced at $8500. Now priced at $13,500.
(06/05/2012) Here’s another of the nice flat fenders with the unusual top and expanded windshield. Looks very nice. I’d like some better pics to compare with the others, like this one and this one.
“***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL. I WILL ONLY NEGOTIATE VIA PHONE CALL. NO TEXT OR EMAIL***
Rare 1953 Willy is a spectacular addition to any Jeep enthusiast
• Custom Top
• Custom Paint w/ Ghost Flames
• New Tires & Wheels
• V6 Chevy Motor
• Rebuilt Front End
• New Front & Rear Gears & Bearings
• New Rear Axles
• New Rear Springs
• New 14″ Brakes
• New Radiator
• Lots of Chrome & Stainless
• Studebaker Electric Over Drive
My loss is your gain! Asking only $8,500 when I have over 18k Invested.
Call Alvin 559-352-4377
***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL. I WILL ONLY NEGOTIATE VIA PHONE CALL. NO TEXT OR EMAIL***”
This is different.
“This willys jeep has an all alumium body which will never rust or corrod and since it is made out of alumium it is a lite ride. The body is on an s-10 sand blasted frame with a 96′ wheelbase. It is 2 wheel drive with a 305ci v-8 in it, it has a 30 over Big cam with a 700 R4 trany behind it. It has 13,500 miles on the engine and tranny, was never used for drag racing. It gets around 20 miles per gallon on the highway.
I built it myself and this is the only one out there, i have $17,000 into it but will accept any reasonable offer.
Damion- (989) 657-0128″
The windshield looks like a nicely modified cj-2a windshield to me.
“Fiberglass bodied CJ2A, needs a grill, rollbar, and steering column. Comes with stronger spare 3B frame, 4.3 liter chevy V6, adapter bell housing, T90 transmission and Spicer D18 transfer case. Has custom stainless steel filler necks on both sides of Jeep. Includes wiring harness. $1000 OBO, call to see, (559) 760-1946″
This has the flip windshield.
Call Rick @ 406-498-8667”
How about that windshield?
“1942 Willies Jeep, motor does turn over. $800 541-530-4454″
UPDATE: Back on eBay
(10/23/2012) This has an unusual story.
“O.K. military personnel, here’s your chance to own an iconic piece of history. This is an authentic 1942 Military Jeep (Ford GPW); matching frame and I.D. Plate. This jeep is probably one of the numerous leftovers from World War 2, Asian theater, as it was rebuilt at the 229TH Ordnance Base Depot, Oppama Ordnance Shop (OOS), located in Japan.
I’ve been told that this was a former Japanese navy aircraft rebuild facility located in Yokohama, Japan and was converted to the 229TH Ordnance Base Depot, after the war; much of what they rebuild went to the Korean conflict. I corresponded with a soldier who was stationed there during that time period and he told me that depot rebuilds were performed at the component level; every piece removed and replaced. That may account for jeeps that we find with a mixture of GPW and MB parts on them. I’m not sure if that is when my jeep was fitted with the body tub and windshield for a recoilless rifle, but it is a recoilless rifle version although it has round buttons on the rear tool boxes which suggest it is a MB tub.
According to Fred W. Crismon’s book U.S. MILITARY WHEELED VEHICLES, recoilless rifles were first tried in April 1945 on flat fendered jeeps. It became more commonplace during the 1950’s on M38 (flat fendered) and M38A1 (curved fender) jeeps although my body tub still has the gas tank filler under the seat suggesting an earlier version. The open back of the body tub suggests to me that this tub may have been designed for use with the latter M79 mount instead of the earlier version M75A1 mount, but I don’t know.
Therefore, I can’t be sure when it was installed unless this information is part of the Ordnance Depot Job Order Number detail, and I’m not sure if that data is still available. I don’t have the recoilless rifle and mount, but they do appear for sale from time to time which would significantly increase the value of the jeep. Included with the jeep is an authentic tow bar and 1951 Dunbar trailer. I’ve been told that the trailer is a typical companion of a recoilless rifle for carrying ammo and ancillary items for operating the rifle.
Somehow the jeep ended up in the Greek Army and was then imported to the USA. This I believe to be true because we found Greek coins inside the tub. The jeep is drivable and I used it mostly for running errands. I’ve taken it to a couple of car shows and it cruises at 60 mph with no shake or shimmy. Every time I drive it people beep their horns, wave, crowd around it, and want to talk about it – really a lot of fun.
View all the information on eBay
Unusual windshield setup. Good jeeping drivetrain.
“1948 Willys CJ2A
#44 Rear, posi
530-642-8470 NO CALLS AFTER 9pm”
Bill spotted this unusual CJ-2A windshield the other day. He noted the welds look professional and as stock as other windshields he’s seen. Anyone seen anything like this one?
He writes, “It didn’t appear homemade and I didn’t see any welds or cuts that don’t look factory. I did roll it back and looked at the sheet metal on the front – it was neatly rolled and spot welded – very factory-like.”
UPDATE: Now on Craigslist.
(07/17/2012) The windshield looks like a CJ-3B windshield, only taller? Or is that my imagination. The installation of the steering wheel was unusual . . .
“This is a 1948 jeep willys. Many mods/upgrades have been done. It has a compklete fiberglass body kit installed. It has a v-6 225 with headers and a holley intake. The motors runs but may have a blown head gasket, mily oil. It has a pto with a 10,000# winch. Also, having cnc hyd. conversions with rack and pinion steering. The tires are like new goodyears. Although this is a complete running jeep it does need work. I have a clear MI title but the vin tag is gone from previous body change. Call 419-602-3343. 1500 firm. Other parts aval. ”
The paint on the driver’s side seems a little odd. This has the ventilated windshield, the 2/3 1/3 seat, and only 18,000 miles.
“1960 Willy’s CJ5 Jeep, shows 18,000 miles. L-head Jeep engine, gone through on top end (valves). Starts, stops, and runs terrific…very dependable. Five like new 15″ mud/snow tires on five white spoke rims. Has Factory original full front seat (seats 3), and ventilated windshield…”opens like older Jeeps”. New plugs and wires. Passenger seat recovered. New red and black paint. Call us with any questions. Make a great huntin’ rig. Call Len 406-848-7043″
This has a variety of upgrades. The grille reminds me of a Nuffield.
“All steel body, no rust or damage, stock 81″ wheel base
complete frame including spring hangers etc. are boxed in
Hi- Performance 350 cubic inch. fresh small block, Turbo 400 trans, Electric lock up torque converter Halibrand quick change rear end (extra gear sets)
Chrome custom headers, custom made hood all steel Custom body work
Exhaust exit out of rear of body, flaring on wheel wells
license plate recessed, Enlarged windshield, frenched head lights / custom grill
Stainless fuel tank, electric fan, custom trans oil cooler and air inlet
custom Fresno top side panels included, tilt steering wheel /power steering
disk brakes all around, double chain driven transfer case
chrome traction bars, roll cage, bucket seats, recessed firewall
Ive owned this Jeep for over 37 years garage kept
Read more: http://northcentralaz.ebayclassifieds.com/classic-cars/fort-mohave/1948-jeep-willys/?ad=17099460#ixzz1s4lA39NS”
This has the modified windshield.
“1952 Willys Jeep, 302 Ford, 4wd, automatic, needs work, $3000 or best offer. Serious inquiries only 209-617-9158.”
UPDATE: Status unknown. Was priced at $8500. Could this also be this flattie?
(11/17/2011) This is a nice build. I think the thunderbird seat looks good in it. Here are similar flatties.
“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2AAll Original Steel
ENGINE1965 Ford 289 340hp 10-1compFord C-4 Automatic TransmissionSpicer 20 transfer caseMSD Ignition system100 amp single wire 12v GM AlternatorWalker Aluminum crossflow radiatorCustom fender exit headers aluma-coatedEdelbrock fuel pumpAluminum intake and water pumpVery well built and runs great!
SUSPENSIONRancho Leaf springs and hangers front/rear stock heightRancho shocks in all cornersDana 25 axle in front, openDana 44 axle in rear, open4:27 gear ratioWarn locking hubsDual power drum brakes31-10.50/15 Dominator AT Radial tires 15×8 US Mag steel wheels
EXTERIORCOOPER removable topSnap on clear side curtains, not pictured, very good conditionCustom rear bumperOriginal Military flip-up headlightsOriginal Military teardrop running lights, Ford script F on top, with slat covers12 gallon steel fuel tank in the frame rails, not under the seatsOriginal Black Ca license plates
INTERIORSO-CAL 6 gauge one piece dash boardAmerican Auto 15 circuit wiring system1962 Thunderbird seatsSO-CAL brake and throttle pedals
STORY BEHIND THIS LITTLE JEEPMy buddy is the second owner of the Willys, it’s been in his family since 1967. His dad bought her from a neighbors wife after the original owner passed away. Most of the modifications were done in the 60′s, she’s all original steel and been kept in that 60′s style. The springs and shocks have been upgraded and motor was rebuilt about 5 years ago, the 5k miles is original to the motor and the speedo reflects it. The paint looks very good, there is a few scratches where your feet drag getting in. The body seams were all welded properly, not just covered up and there has never been any body rust. The most off road she’s seen is Deer Hunting, so mainly Forrest type roads and never been wrecked. It’s a great little rig that would make a cool daily driver or weekender.”
The windshield is unusual, but looks like a good build.
“541-223-5404. This is a 1948 Jeep willys with 2540 miles. Automatic trans, and the engine is . The drive type is . Over-size tires,Power Steering,Leather,Premium Wheels.”
This has the windshield modification on a CJ-3A windshield. Note the lack of windshield wipers though.
“1950 jeep willy 4 cyl,33″ tires,all brake system replaced, good toy, strong jeep no rust!!!! Clean tx title Open to trades 915-329-5960 text or calls”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800
(06/18/2011) This looks like it has a custom windshield similar to these others.
“1946 Willys Jeep MB Series, 4 x 4, runs good, full rollbar, towbar, extra parts, fold down windshield, good brakes & wheel bearings, overall good condition, great hunting vehicle. $4800 Call 530 679-0290″
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/22/2011)This has the expanded windshield modification.
“This is a 1947 Jeep with 283 1957 chevy engine 4 barrel Holy carb w/ Holly intake manifold all Mallory ignition w/Optimun battery, w/new lock outs, body repainted in 2010,US Marine Corps theme W/Decals Related to the Corps. Engine to the best of my knowlage has been rebuilt. All it needs is valve cover gaskets that I didn’t get put on yet. Has new 4 pt seat belts in it. Newly powered coated roll bar, dual mufflers with alum steps on each side, chrome grill. Just put on Aluminum wheels. Tires are 33in super swampers. LED brake lights (new also) and has new turn signals. Replaced both rear axles in winter of 2011. Very good comfortable seats. Spare tire is brand new, Front disc brakes. Also with winch.. Has two milatary gas cans mounted on rear not shown. When I first bought it I couldn’t find serial no. Took it to level (1) inspection and had a new number assigned to it. Every thing about registration was a real hassel but got it done. Have title and regestration. This Jeep is fun and will go anywhere you want to go and licenced for the street. Phone no. is 319-215-0353 and is located in Apache Junction.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(12/12/2010) Here’s a CJ-2A worth a closer look. The windshield also looks a little unusual. Based on the pics at the bottom, I’d guess this was an aftermarket extension (rather than a custom job).
“1946 Willys cj2a Jeep. This Jeep starts runs and can be driven. It is in very good shape for 64 years old. It has a PTO driven winch mounted on the front bumper. The seats have been recovered. it has new fuel lines and a new 6 volt battery. The Jeep has a leak in the brake system.
The jeep came from a cabin in northern Arizona town. It also has some 1950s modifications, that extends the rearend for extra storage. This jeep has a valid Arizona Title and is priced for a quick sale this weekend. Call 480-215-2697. $1900.00″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200. Great price.
(09/17/09) This looks more like a MB body. And, it looks like a pretty good price given the winch, rollcage, and overdrive.
“1948 Jeep CJ2A, $3000.00 or Best Offer, 4-cyl F-Head, 3-speed trans w/OD, 8000 # Warn winch w/ remote, Tube bumpers front & rear, Chevrolet tilt wheel, 31 inch tires. Call Donald at (760) 525-2623.”
This looks like a nice rig. Note the custom windshield. This has a winch. It might be a good price.
“1949 Willy’s Jeep with new 33″ tires. Chrystler V6 engine, tow bar and winch. $3500.
Someone got creative with the windshield.
“1942 Jeep Willy $5500 Call for more info (415)720-7402″