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1953 CJ-3A University Park, PA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available. Has a replacement body.

“1949 Willys Jeep CJ-3A. Condition is as you see it. I have a clean title. The body is in pretty good condition, and the underneath looks good, from what I’ve seen. I have a few extra wheels, a new steering wheel, and possibly a couple other parts that can go with it. The first $2500 takes it.”


Older pics:

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8 Comments on “1953 CJ-3A University Park, PA $2500

  1. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks for updating us on this Scott.

    The value of a title … that’s a complicated question. In some of the more restrictive states a title is the difference between having a licensed jeep and having a parts vehicle. In those states having a title with a vehicle is very valuable and necessary. In other states, titles can be applied for, the cost of which varies from state to state. The value of a title is really how much someone who needs it is willing to pay.

  2. Mark S.

    I remember the first jeep I saw with a rusted replacement tub. I thought for sure it had to be original, but then I think that replacement tubs have been around since the 70’s. Plenty of time to rust out a new tub, especially in road salt regions.

  3. Brad

    Nevada is one of the states that has no sense of humor when it comes to titles. You can move your parts on to a, ” clear title” vehicle. If you get caught moving vehicle id numbers (or altering yours) DMV will tell you its worth about 5 to 10 years. I know there are a lot of vehicles that poor record keeping and time have conspired to cloud an otherwise legitimate title. “Buying” a title to clear up this mess is the same way a stolen jeep ends up back on the road and sold to an unsuspecting buyer.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Brad: That’s why I’m careful about how I answer title questions, as I don’t want someone to say that, for example, it was okay to apply a VT title to a jeep in another state.

    Some state DMVs are less stringent than others. I doubt there is any state that legally allows a title to be re-applied from one jeep to another, but in some of the early jeeps with non-stamped frames it can be impossible for the owner or for the DMV to tell what the VIN should be. Some DMVs will let that slide and others won’t.

  5. Scott

    I wasn’t looking to title jump. Just trying to rationalize the purchase price and if a title added value, I could justify it a little more

  6. David Eilers Post author

    Scott, I hadn’t assumed that and didn’t mean to suggest it. It was more of tangent discussion. 🙂

  7. Scott

    Didn’t take it that way. I wanted to provide more detail to my initial comments. I appreciate the comments and knowledge by all contributors.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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