look at the other pages, parts for sale, jeeps for sale, jeeps wanted, lots of helpful info on willys jeeps to read, ring me any time including late evenings are ok with me 

click the orange strip to access other pages

To see the jeeps for sale and access helpful info on buying a jeep, move the mouse on the orange strip above and click on the page you would like to see

jeeps for sale needing work

I sometimes offer a  jeep for sale in the as found condition  straight off the trailer  but this is not what people realy want despite what they may say, I usually end up putting it in my workshop and  fettling and fixing things  then change the price up accordingly and the jeep appeals to a wider audience.  If you see my price for the same jeep increase after a week or so  this would be what has happened. People often ask me for a cheap jeep needing work but when offered exactly this they rarely actually buy it.

I still try to  ocasionally offer a jeep for sale in this way

This offers mechanically skilled people with a tight budget a  chance to buy a cheap jeep with some repairs to sort out themselves. 

If you have a jeep for sale with problems or non runner I pay upto  up to £10000 for problem jeeps and upto £17000 for a superb example


stencils on the jeep
reusable stencil for willys jeep

Use a paper reusable stencil, hold it down tight to the bonnet with little black disc magnets available from ebay. I use off white or cream colour spray paint, use silk or vinyl finish, take the sheen off when dry with very fine 240 grit sandpaper. Brilliant gloss white looks a bit too blingy and synthetic to me. If  you want to have a star only then mask off the outer ring areas with  old blankets. 

finished stencil

after sales support

If you have purchased a jeep from me you will know I give friendly after sales support  24/7 for as long as you own the jeep.Free impartial advice before you purchase a jeep with no obligation to buy one from me, you can still call me for advice. I love talking jeeps. 

nice email

comments = Hi Robert, I have been following your web site with great
interest for some time now. I have also seen your vehicles pop up for sale
on other sites and I like what I have seen. I have formed the impression
that you are passionate about the Willys/Ford GPW Jeep and I get the
distinct impression that you care for your customers. I am interested in
sourcing a Willyâ?Ts Jeep with authentic WW2 heritage. The market for such
vehicles in Ireland is tiny so I have little chance of sourcing one at home.
I would prefer a restored vehicle with full canvas and accessories. It would
be an advantage if the vehicle were converted to 12 volts. Being in Ireland
I am a little hamstrung in my ability to travel quickly to secure such a
vehicle before the local market reacts but I would do my best to travel
immediately I am retired so I am not a slave to time, I am now in the
driving seat!! I look forward to hearing from you, I am in no immediate rush
for the right vehicle

military Jeep gatherings
join in with our jeep days

It has been suggested by a few military vehicle enthusiasts that in  the summer it could be fun to have one or two  jeep gatherings / road runs from the farm here near Slapton, Devon, including a little coastal road run.  If you would be interested in taking part and would like to be notified when we meet up, email your contact details or call me on 01548521278 anytime.


Selling Your Jeep
willys jeeps wanted any condition

I am always looking for jeeps in all conditions,pre 1965,   I pay very good prices   dependant on condition and history. I also buy projects, non runners and spare parts. 

Selling a vehicle can be a worrying business - timewasters,  people offering part payment, and so on.

 As a real  enthusiast with strong knowledge of all things jeep, I can make you an offer over the phone or return email.

I have my own recovery trailer (I don't use contractors) and offer instant payment and removal. If tyres are flat and wheels seized, this is no problem as I have a low loading recovery trailer with strong winch for careful removal from garage or garden . A price can be discussed and agreed  over the telephone before visiting to make sure we are both happy. I  can offer a much higher price than the large dealers, as I don't have large overheads or staff to pay!

I am always contactable by telephone  or if you prefer email, send me a picture and  some details about  the jeep . Contact me on reusablematerial(at)btconnect(dot)com or through the website or 01548521278


click on the jeeps for sale page above

I love to sell a jeep  down here in the south west and will bend over backwards to sell a nice jeep

locally, I am then able to give good after sales help if you encounter any problems with your jeep. 

I make sure the jeep buying experience is as enjoyable as possible with a  road test around our country lanes in the jeep, 4 post ramp for your inspection, tea and biscuits, never any pressurized sales. Don't mind a bit if you are going on to look at other jeeps after the visit.  The whole experience of visiting me to look at a jeep is an enjoyable one.

If you have bought a jeep from me and are 100s of miles away and it goes wrong, I will always help with any problems over the phone and by email. Most of the jeeps I sell have been thoroughly road tested and any little problems have been discovered and rectified before they are re-sold. This usually amounts to overhauling  brakes, engine tuning, exhaust, batteries, lighting etc, sometimes a bit of bodywork repair but generally the French jeeps are very good runners and fairly rust free. I am always happy to buy back a jeep previously purchased from me.

buy back
I am happy to buy back jeeps I've prev supplied

 I will always be happy to buy back jeeps  I have  previously supplied  no matter what may have happened to them or what condition they are now in. Often able to pay you a complete refund or offer you a  profit if you have improved things on it or a year or two has passed since you purchased it from me. Sometimes have a waiting list for jeeps.  Please  call me  if you have a jeep for sale or you are interested in buying one on 01548521278 any time.

help with problems on willys jeeps

I can help with restoring your jeep including ageing down replacement data plates to look nice and original in keeping with an unrestored jeep. Advising on common faults on old jeeps, ww2 and hotchkiss. In my engine problems section I can also give some help with clutch and gearbox problems, noisy clutch bearing tip, gearbox faults, engine fault finding, registering your jeep with dvla v5 etc.

Off to the school prom!
willys jeep off to the prom

Please look on every page of this site - I have lots of help and advice for jeep owners that many conventional auto-engineers may not  know, and I am always happy to give fault-finding advice from my own experience if you are struggling to fix a problem. I will pay good commission for any information leading to a jeep purchase, to find out more give me a call on 01548 521 278. 

my main business is salvage and surplus

My main business, Reusable Materials, sells salvage and surplus materials and equipment - to visit my website, please click the link: www.reusablematerials.net  This jeep website is a hobby gone out of control -  I am not a large professional dealer, I don't sell new replacement parts or have any employees, just myself finding, repairing and re-selling a few jeeps. I really enjoy the whole process involved with finding, buying, refurbishing, and of course demonstrating and selling these wonderful little willys jeeps. Please don't confuse me with a large professional jeep dealer (who may have a secretary, posh industrial premises, parts department or mail order service). I don't have all these overheads and this is why my jeeps are usually very reasonably priced.

commission paid

I am happy to pay you a commission if you know of a jeep privately that is for sale.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch, I am eas- going non-pressurising  man of my word and have already built a good reliable reputation. Contact tel no is 01548521278

Willys / ford and Hotchkiss jeeps wanted

 Our farm in Devon was occupied by the American soldiers for the practice for DDay landings. Knowing there were jeeps all around here then,  I was very keen to re-instate a jeep on the farm. Buying my first jeep without any knowledge about what to look out for was a disaster! I bought one at a classic car auction after a novice's inspection and then driving 500 mile round trip to collect it. I was faced with a cobbled-together, rusty old jeep which needed a whole winter's hard work to even make it worth what I had initially paid.

I quickly learnt what to look out for when buying a willys or hotchkiss jeep. A website like this would have helped me so much when I was searching for a jeep. As well as my Jeeps for sale and wanted this website also has advice on registering for the first time in the UK, common problems to look out for on old jeeps, how to overcome difficult problems, modifications, Americanising a French jeep, etc. I will be putting lots of helpful tips and fixes on this website as time goes on, bear with me on this and try and excuse the spelling mistakes which will be later corrected by my daughter.

All happy customers
willys jeep another one saved

I am always pleased to hear how the jeeps are going, keep me posted. I like to see your pictures 

1957 hotchkiss off to sheffield
wilys jeep early 12 volt hotchkiss 1957

ww2 willys off to Manchester
off to Manchester

Found in France, only needed a bit of fettling

the local vicar and his wife in my willys jeep

desert sand jeep off on a marathon tour

This jeep was sold to an ex-gulf war soldier who had to paint his own landrover this colour on board ship on the way out to Iraq. He has retired now from the army. 

perfect spotless 1962 hotchkiss 24 volt
mint hotchkiss jeep Off to goodwood

This customer was an aircraft inspector, he was impressed by the perfect original condition of this 56 year old jeep

my local builder,
willys hotchkiss jeep 24 volt sold to SS

Sold to Steve and Sheila. Steve remembers riding in his father's willys jeep when he was a boy, taking pigs  from the farm near Salcombe to Bridgewater cattle market in the jeep trailer. ( You wouldn't see that happening today).  It's always nice to sell one locally, I will see this one around. Has since been weathered down to look more original.

father and son, one each, why not?
later  D M fitted It with bar grip tyres

DM and JM, both vintage machinery enthusiasts. DM had a willys jeep he used on his farm  50 years ago and always regretted selling it.  

crated willys jeep
crated willys jeep, 2015

crated willys jeep

Came to see a ww2 jeep needing lots of work. Didn't want a French Hotchkiss at any price. 20 mins after seeing this (hotchkiss jeep in its crate), with Bob and his mate helping, we assembled and drove it off down to the beach for an icecream. By the time we arrived back at the farm they both decided to buy it.

crated jeep 20 mins later
crated wilys jeep 20 mins later

1943 ford gpw rare model

Only a small number of Ford gpw jeeps were built using a willys chassis, this was because during ww2 the ford factory ran low on chassis for a while and were forced to use the willys chassis

Lawrence "James May" in Cornwall
Lawrence in cornwall

another jeep goes to Bristol
camouflage willys hotchkiss jeep

after repainting
After repainting

Barry Baker posing in one of the jeeps
Barry Baker

Tony Foss at kingsbridge classic Rally
Tony Foss in the willys jeep

jeep sold to Ian Bilboe
Ian Biboes very early  hotchkiss  Somerset

John James Bristol
willys jeep sale

Mr & Mrs Irvine Devon, ford gpw
Mrs Irvine in their willys jeep

willys MB 1945 Exeter
willys MB Exeter

Richard Hutchins Bognor Regis
Richard Hutchins Ford GPW Bognor Regis

1942 script ford gpw needing some work. Sold to the trade.

off to Bognor Regis
off to Bognor Regis

Crated jeep advertising feature
Crated jeep advertising feature

Established 1983

Established 1983

look on my jeeps for sale page next

Also if you like little tractors and have one for sale or want one please click on this link to see my other website. There is a link on that site to get back on this again. www.reusablematerials.net 

Mr & Mrs Metcalf with 1956 hotchkiss

Nice jeep new ford-style body tub around 10 years ago. Just needed some hoops, a back seat and finishing.

Sold back into Wales where it came from
willys jeeps wanted, willysjeepuk.co.uk

This jeep belonged to a police radio engineer, everything electrical was replaced with new or upgraded with modern alternative.

willys ww2 we recovered from France

This one was barn-stored on a large estate down near Paris. Used in France in the war. It had been in the dry barn unused for 25 years, never been welded and in real solid condtion 

Full on rebuild by Rob Hine
Rob Hine

This one is going to be taken to a couple of local shows this year as a running, driving chassis before the body is reinstated. 

This one has sold locally

It's a great incentive for me when I get nice feedback after a sale. I'm always  pleased to hear and see how things are going with your jeep no matter how long ago you purchased it from me.

Hi Rob
Just a quick line to let you know the journey from you back to Torquay last week went very smoothly, we called in for fuel at the first garage on the main road and then took it easy all the way back We arrived just as it was getting dimpsy .We have been out for a couple of short trips just to get used to driving a jeep and all is going well.We are all thrilled and I know it will give us hours of pleasure be it on the road or tinkering in the garage. Thank you for all your help and friendly expert advice which made the whole experience a pleasure. I think we forgot to pick up old mot Certs and paperwork so I'll give you a ring when I'm next over your way and call in an pick them up and have a chat and see how your doing.
Best regards Peter


the same jeep 12 months on
hotchkiss m201 supplied by Robert U'Ren

Off to its new home in Plymouth

Another one goes off to a new home
hotchkiss jeep sale posing for pictures

Off to the Cotswolds
1943 ford gpw jeep

1943 ford gpw, very special original jeep

Off to Birmingham
wilys m38 jeep  Devon to bermingham

After 3 weeks in Devon being recommissioned then off to a new home in Birmingham just a few miles away from where it had originally come.

Jeep outside its new home in Cornwall
willys mb jeep


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