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1953 CJ-3B Hampton Falls, NH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Seems worth a look. Has some EasyLok hubs. Looks to have a Gov plate.

“Runs and drives great needs oil pump $4500 19k original miles 4 cylinder manual trans and twin stick tcase”

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12 Comments on “1953 CJ-3B Hampton Falls, NH **SOLD**

  1. bob in NC

    this would be a good project for someone. i think the price is a little high. maybe 2 grand. depends how she looks underneath. body looks good.

  2. Joe in Mesa

    Looks like it sold? “This Item Isn’t Available Anymore” noted on Facebook link.
    Do those data plates suggest this was a military or government purchased CJ-3B?

  3. Mike

    It does seem mil/gov from pics to the untrained eye, however I doubt very much it is. My theory is owner or previous owner wanted glove box (note pic) so they moved & cut factory dash plates to left dash and added another (newer rivets/screws). Now let’s go to the zoom/close-up of gov data plate & rivets. Not mil/gov unless someone can produce other clues. Colors in the layers would suggest mil/gov. This has been the case on some jeeps.

  4. Joe in Mesa

    Thanks Dave and Mike!
    It’d be cool if an eWillys reader got this and we can learn more 😎

  5. Mike

    It’s a mystery! One layered paint color is light green like Forest Service. Early Forest Service paint was dark green with large FS decals. This dark green paint color went through early to mid 60’s. This is a 53 jeep but could have been acquired by FS and painted light green any time. New owner show us your true colors and gov data plate.

  6. Mark

    Yes, I bought this yesterday. Has a horrible knock on the top end of motor. I will share the findings later when it gets home. The owner did state it was a military vehicle assembled from a crate. His dad sold these and he remembers aprox. 30 in crates as a kid. Does need a small portion of hat channel on both sides, under floors. Sheet metal is real good for a New England vehicle though.

  7. Mike

    I think the only reason it would be in a crate is if it is a MD JAUN JEEP. I usually don’t take to some passed on stories. But I do like historical jeeps. I’m still going with unproven theory of possible government Jeep but not at all Military. Would have to prove Military with facts, documentation, clues. It’s a no for me on Crate and Military! But I like the Jeep! (Wow, “Military assembled out of a crate”. It gets entertaining on here)

  8. David Eilers Post author

    Mark: Congrats on the purchase. I hope the engine knock doesn’t mean a complete rebuild is necessary.

    Mike: Given it’s Willys-Overland related, I think the crated jeep story is possible. We do know that some jeeps were crated for export (https://cj3b.info/Factory/FactoryExport.html). Suppose that guys father managed to get ahold of some surplus military 3Bs that were supposed to be exported, but the contract was cancelled/stopped? Maybe Derek Redmond has some insights on this.

  9. Bob in nc

    Body looks original.

    Chumly wouldn’t buy the – came from crate story – without Documentation.

    Mark – what are your plans for this nice little jeep?

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