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1973 DJ-5 Granbury, TX $1800


Needs brakes and a battery.

“Posting for sale, ’73 AM General DJ5. Vehicle runs and drives but needs a new set of brakes and a battery. I do not have time for it anymore and need it sold. great hunting truck or a run-about on a farm. I will include two spare tires and fuel can. gauges are accurate. 55K miles. I am the third owner.”


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CJ-5s & M-38A1s & DJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-5 & DJ-6, M-38A1


  1. 1970 CJ-5 Longview, WA $3000: Nice Meyer Half cab.
  2. 1966 CJ-5 Kingman, IN $3150:
  3. 1968 CJ-5 Chiloquin, OR $2000:
  4. 1973 CJ-5 Layton, UT $700: Good bones for a flattie build.
  5. 1966 CJ-5 Hyrum, UT $3000:
  6. 1977 CJ-5 Virgin, UT $1000:
  7. 1953? CJ-5 Monterey, CA $3200: This has an M-38 patent plate, a CJ-5 body, and a supposed year of 1953.
  8. 1962 CJ-5 Bloomsbury, NY $5200:
  9. 1955 CJ-5? Marathon, NY $900:


  1. Year? M-38A1 Monterey, CA $9500: Has rear floaters. It’s listed as a 1942.
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Simi Valley, CA $4000:
  3. 1954 M-38A1 Costa Mesa, CA $2200:
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Laguna Beach, CA $1500:


  1. 1975 DJ-5 Los Angeles, CA $1499:
  2. 1970 DJ-5 Lake Forest, CA $2100:
  3. 1974 DJ-5 Indialantic, FL $15,500:
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1969 DJ-5 Rose City, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

“For sale a restored 1969 postal jeep . Good shape. Comes with plow. 2 wheel drive. Tire chains. 42,000 miles”

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1980 DJ-5 Ranburne, AL $4500


Not sure why the seller calls this an “Army Edition DCJJ”

“Army Edition DCJJ Mailrack & Extra Seat Heater Works Complete Tune Up 6 Cylinder Automatic Interior Light ****EVERYTHING WORKS**** ( No title )”


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1980 DJ-5 Logan, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Looks like a good price.

“1982 AM General DJ-5 Clean title in hand.Runs and drives great. Right hand drive.Very unique.$1200 OBO | Open to trades”


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DJish Twin-Engine Jeep Rod

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

Must make for an interesting ride.

“up for sale is a one-off custom built bad ass ride, you won’t find another like it anywhere, if you want the coolest ride in town, act now!. this beast has twin chevy 350’s both rebuilt, backed up by a strong TH-400 automatic, Power R&P steering (right hand drive), power disk brakes, 35×12.5 all terrain tires.”

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T-Bucket-DJ-5 Niota, TN $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

Something different.

“Ratrod 27 t bucket made in to a small truck run and drive good about 500mi sent built 2 parade and 1car show and won a trophy it a head turner”

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1984 DJ-5 Houston, TX $1000


This DJ was transformed into a Star Wars Rebel Tai Fighter.

“This old Jeep delivered the mail for the US not too long ago. Now it’s delivering photon beams to the Rebels while simultaneously delivering smiles to the faces of children. Rolls, starts, runs like crap. Bring a TRAILOR. Burns and leaks oil, leaks a little gas from fuel filler neck, original carb. WILL TRADE FOR GAS SCOOTER.”

Featured in a Jalopnik news article:


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1978 DJ-5 Selma, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

“Right hand drive postal jeep came from South Carolina absolutely no rust over three thousand dollars in receipts. New springs, shocks, tires, carpet, and battery just about everything has been replaced. has a 232 six cylinder motor.”


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1983 DJ-5 Connecticut **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Includes a second parts DJ-5.

“1983 mail jeep runs good I have title, basically a 2wd CJ, 2.5L AMC straight 4 has 80k miles I believe, needs new drivers side floor pan, I have tons of spare parts including another 83 that hasn’t run in a little while also have spare engine and trans.”


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1973 DJ-5 Sumter, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950.

“1973 dj-5 Jeep
Asking $3,950
Sumter, SC
Freshly painted, new struts, plugs and wires, rebuilt carbs, rebuilt transmission, various pieces of new hardware, new leather front seats, new rear jump seats.”







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1978 DJ-5 Safari-Kar Westminster, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

Gayland spotted this great example of a Safari-Kar (more Safari-Kars and brochures).

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“This is a 1978 DJ5. Used to be a postal service jeep that was converted in 1995 by a company named Safari-Kar. There was less than 1000 of these build. As the company was only in business for 3 years. The jeep has 5,276 miles on the complete rebuild. Inline 6, automatic transmission, 2 wheel drive. I just put 3200 dollars in it to replace or repair the following (battery, all the belts, brakes gone thru, the tires have less then 500 miles on them (and there is 5 of them), the gas tank and all the line have been cleaned (the tank was dropped cleaned and reinstalled. This is a very clean jeep at a good price.

If you want to know more about this unique jeep then google the company ( Safari-Kar ) .It will tell you more about what they have done.”

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1982 DJ-5 Ice Cream Jeep Portland, OR $1000


TJ spotted this one. It won’t start at the moment, but does include an ice cream freezer. Looks like a good price.

“I have a right side driver old mail jeep that was used as a ice cream jeep. It has clear title. Has a speaker and music . stored inside. Comes with freezer you just need ice and your in business. It won’t start. It trys.”


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1975 DJ-5 Drag Jeep Marlins Ferry, OH eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Racing

Craig shared this hopped up former mail jeep.

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“You’re bidding on a 1975 Jeep Pro-Street Postal Delivery DJ5 right hand drive. Blown 383 Stroker. 350 Trans with a 3500 stall converter tubbed with an M/T tire 8 gallon fuel cell. Electric fuel pump. Complete new fuse panel front to back. Great fun to drive and YES Willy bars are functional. Gets a lot of attention wherever it goes. Has won many trophy’s.”


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1971 DJ-5 Minneapolis, MN **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay.

Gayland shared this slightly modified DJ-5.


“You are looking at a 1971 Jeep DJ5. Just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!
We’ve had our fun with it and now it’s someone else’s turn.
This Jeep is a low production number: #311, and it is equipped with an even more rare automatic. It’s just been tuned with a new carburetor kit and fresh fuel. It runs down the road wonderfully!

It has 4 brand new wide white tires, fresh seat covers and it’s ready for towing a small boat, going to the beach, the Dairy Queen or anything you find fun in a little open Jeep like this!

This is the famous Jeep platform, 2-wheel drive, automatic, fixed hardtop roof and windshield Jeep with no side doors.

The engine is a 232 or 258 (not sure which) and runs fantastic. The transmission is tight and strong. This Jeep has very nice body work and paint (not showroom). It has some custom blue ghost flames on the hood and rear.

What you see in the photo is what you get. The Jeep has a relatively low reserve and unlimited potential for fun!”

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1960? DJ-5 Ojai, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

This seems like a fitting jeep to list on the 4th of July.

“1960 jeep willy prevous postal so 2 wd all custom 350 / 400 450 hp new everyting incl tires brakes”

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1982 DJ-5 Evergreen, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Runs and drives.


“1982 AM General postal jeep. This was my route vehicle until I retired last october, and is is very good condition. Everything works as it should, and there are upgrades. Headlights upgraded from sealed beam to H4, and to use a relay for each circuit, hi & lo(spare relays will be included) Rebuilt 2.5L GM engine has less than a thousand miles on it, comp cam, 9:1 pistons, weber carb conversion complete with electric fuel pump. Extreme heavy duty flasher for hazards, an aux heater that runs off engine coolant, stock heater works also.

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1975 DJ-5 Orem, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

It needs a little work, but could still be a good price.

“This is actually an ex-postal Jeep 1975 DJ-5D. They’re pretty rare. It was used for 20 years for the USPS delivering mail. The engine and transmission were just rebuilt by a reputable mechanic and they have less than 10,000 miles on them. It runs and idles really good. Top speed is 65mph. 2WD, Automatic 3 speed, steering wheel is on passenger side. It’s big enough inside to fit a dirt bike or mtn bike. Tires were just checked and filled by a tire shop.
It needs just a couple things: 1) new battery 2) front brakes 3) transmission pan gasket 4) steering stabilizer
I just found out that I’m having a baby sooo I guess I need to start selling all of my hobbies 🙂 I’m firm on the price. I’ve got the title in hand. Text is the best way to contact me.”


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1974 DJ-5 Brandon, MS $8995


Brandon’s assembled this modified DJ-5.


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1970 DJ-5 Mission Viejo, CA *Status Unknown*


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $1500.

Runs and drives.

“Selling a 1970, Jeep DJ5-A. Runs, drives etc. have clear California title. Jeep is in “non-op” status and no back fees are due.”


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1970 DJ-5 The Colony, Tx $4650


UPDATE: Still Available. See contact email in the comments.

Rare DJ-5 non-mail jeep. Needs a little body work on the driver’s fender, but otherwise this looks like a rare find in good shape. This is a former US Army vehicle (no pic of a Gov plate).

“1970 Jeep Universal DJ5
2 wheel drive
24,xxx original miles
134 F Head Willys 4 cylinder
3 Speed Manual
Runs well
New tires and front brakes
Solid body and floor
Former US Army TMP vehicle
Paint is average for this year vehicle.
Everything works except the heater which is disconnected and one wiper arm is broken.

I am moving and this needs a new home. I brought this vehicle to TX from Georgia. I did not have sufficient evidence of ownership so it has a blue Texas bonded title in my name.”

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65 DJ-5 South Bend, IN $4900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4900.

(12/15/2017) This is a very hard-to-find DJ-5 model (this differs from the postal model). Even harder to find is the DJ-6. This looks in real good shape. It has the correct starting VIN of 8505 1227 and it has the four lug hubs. This also has a ventilating windshield, also an option on the original DJ-3A starting in 1956.

“1965 Jeep DJ5. Very similar to CJ5. Rebuilt Engine with only 430 miles. 3 speed manual transmission. Rare 2WD. Almost totally restored. Rebuilt Carb. Rare split windshield with new weather stripping. New shoulder retractable seatbelts. Paint is newer, but has its problems. NO Rust, Frame is very solid ( sealed with por15). Wipers are vacuum operated, but missing hoses. All lights work. New LED brake lights. New rear main seal. No Leaks! except for a once in a while drip from master cylinder. Think that’s just coming from cap. New brake lines, hoses, shoes, W cylinders and master cylinder. Tires are military. Old, but no cracks and hold air. They look new. Comes with- newer tow bar, original soft top and doors (rough), original engine head and manual.”




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1978 DJ-5 North Carolina $8000


The price includes delivery to California (which is where I found the ad).

“This Jeep has been restored with many new parts. Has the amc 232 straight 6 motor. Auto trans and 2 wheel drive. Runs and drives good. Price includes delivery to CA.”


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1969 DJ-5 Crystal Lake, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2775.

Runs and drives.

“it’s an early model postal Jeep, DJ-5A, now with or without Sears cargo trailer!
has the Chevy 4 and Powerglide,
runs and drives, brakes work.
heater, radio, 2 new seats,
4 like new Goodyear Viva tires – $80 to mount,
serviced the differential – $7,
changing the engine oil – $39,
was Postal blue, then 2 shades of green, then Police blue,
original rear door had no glass,
so found a door w glass and installed it – orange – $150.
Marginal rust, great shape for it’s age.
Doesn’t take up much room, can sit outside.”


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1979 DJ-5 Tucson, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Runs and drives, though the battery died over the holidays.


“This is truly a magical Jeep DJ-5, which was originally in service in Las Vegas, NV. After being decommissioned the Jeep was relocated by the previous owner to Tucson where it has sat unused for sometime. I have done as much digging as possible about this DJ-5, but what I’ve discovered is mostly from going over the Jeep.

Here is what I know:
– The original Audi designed engine has been replaced with a indestructible 1978 AMC crafted in-line 6 cylinder, which was specific to the DJ-5.
– The transmission has been replaced and has less than 50 miles on it.
– The underside of this DJ-5 is pristine. NO RUST. The body does have rust, but is all cosmetic and could easily be cleaned up.
– Interior is in good shape. The original mail tray has been removed and left side passenger seat added.
– The electrical/wiring needs attention for lighting. Both headlamps need grounding wires replaced and one front right-side turn signal needs to be replaced. Rear brake lights are working, but turn signals will need fresh wiring.
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