This is the "missing link" between the CJ-3A/3B and the CJ-5. Only
one unit was built in 1950, and it was one of the first prototype Jeeps
to carry the new Willys "Hurricane" F-head engine. It combined the rear
of a CJ-3A, the hood that would be seen on the MD model, and a unique
grille and skirted fenders on an 81-inch wheelbase. Mechanically, it was pretty
standard Jeep. Carrying the engineering code X-151, the rig was sold to
a Willys employee in 1955 who worked it for 12 years. It then remained
in storage for 25 years, before recently being sold again. (Jim
Also on The CJ3B Page, see The Missing Link: Discovering the Lost CJ-4 and CJ-3B Development 1949-53.
Return to the Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep or the Universal Jeep Timeline, 1942-1986 on The CJ3B Page.
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