Roy Rogers’ iconic Jeep has cowboy street cred


The King of the Cowboys rides again. Nellybelle, the 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep that appeared on The Roy Rogers Show for seven years in the 1950s, will cross the auction block at Julien’s “Icons & Idols: Hollywood” sale November 16–17 in Beverly Hills, 20 years after Rogers’ death.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/08/roy-rogers-iconic-jeep-has-cowboy-street-cred


In 1953 & 54, several episodes used a different Jeep, it had full floating axles and bigger wheel hubs, obvious to any car guy. I’d guess there were at least two Nellybelle’s.