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1953 CJ-3B Lakeland, FL **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $16,000.

(07/05/2019) Lots of updates to this 3B.

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1953 Jeep Willy’s cj3b cj3-b flat fender high hood. First year civilian Jeep. Complete custom, one of a kind. 327 Chevy small block V-8 paired with bulletproof off-road 4 speed chevy manual tranny. 4×4. 4-inch lift all the way around. 35 inch super swampers on new 15 inch wheels with plenty of tread life. 4 wheel disc brakes with booster recently added. Stops on a dime with ease. El Camino seats, s.s.

Fuel cell under rear seat. Bimini top, aluminum doors, black diamond plate with matte black finish. Sony head unit, 2 speakers in box center console. 10k lb warn winch with remote. Warn hubs. Brand new flow master exhaust, sounds amazing! No rust, no leaks! Doesn’t overheat. Fires right up first try. Optimum battery less than 1 yr old. Auto meter gauges, everything works! Can run this Jeep 55-60 mph on highway and steer with 1 finger. Or take it off-road for some fun. Tons of attention and thumbs up. Draws a crowd when fueling every time. Not perfect by any means, but a very cool, super solid, loads of fun, classic Jeep. Come check it out.

Also available, but optional (would like to see Jeep and trailer sell as a pair) 2014 18ft tandem axle dove-tail car hauler trailer with its own 12k winch, new brakes and black wheels with Carlisle D rated tires with spare mounted. U-hooks all the way around for tie down. Stow-away ramps. Jeep and trailer match and are an excellent pair. Wheels professionally painted black since pic to match Jeep.

Jeep without trailer available for $18,000. With trailer, total package $22k.

Clean, clear, lien free titles for both Jeep and trailer in hand, in my name ready to transfer to new owner.

More technical stuff for those who are interested….

53′ cj 3b willys highhood jeep. mild built sbc 327 v8, chevy sm465 4 speed transmission, jeep dana 20 transfercase, narrowed ford 9” rear axle with a spool and 4.10 gears. Front axle is a narrowed wagoneer dana 44 open diff with 4.10 gears. Holbrook leaf springs, GM 1ton steering components, pb, ps, heater, hs9500i warn winch, truck avenger carb, aluminum radiator, headers, flowmaster, wiper, nice el camino seats, 22 gallon fuel cell, rear seat, custom aluminum doors, full cage, tilt, bed lined tub inside and underside, center counsel, powder coated body minus tub (painted) 35” swamper boggers with 90% tread remaining, steel wheels, bikini top, optima battery with shut off, 2” aluminum wheel spacers (can be removed for a narrower stance) cv rear drivline, all lights work as they should, runs drives and stops excellent. this jeep is in great condition with 0 rust.”



4 Comments on “1953 CJ-3B Lakeland, FL **Status Unknown**

  1. Coop

    Pretty sure this thing has been for sale for years at this price (if not there’s a twin CJ3B that appears on the local Craigslist from time to time). Surprised they are still trying to get this amount of money for it after all this time.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    That could be the case. I’ll see if I can find a past post. Thanks!

  3. Carl Landdeck

    Anyone out there know where this jeep is currently? I built it in the seattle area and am interested in buying it back. Thanks in advance.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Carl,

    It certainly has some of the hallmarks of a PNW jeep (Diamond plate and roll cage for starters). I haven’t seen this 3B relisted lately, but if I do see it listed again, I will drop you an email.

    – Dave (originally from Renton)

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