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1950 CJ-3A Sedro Woolley, WA $7000


Has a few updates. Body appears in good shape.

“Posting for my dad, he has a 1950 Willy’s jeep he purchased it from the original owner.
Has lots of work done to it call him for all the details”


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1949 CJ-3A Los Angeles, CA Make Offer


UPDATE: Seller will take offer. Was priced at $1500.

This has a modified windshield. Here’s one that looks identical and another and one other. I don’t know if this means someone manufactured these custom windshields or it is just coincidence. It also appears to have a set of rare Cutlas “Bulldog” hubs.

“I have this willys and I need the cash. It doesn’t have the hood and basically it’s perfect for a project. Lost paperwork but a lien sale will be the best option. I’m asking 1500 but make me an offer. ”



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1956? Flattie Reedsport, OR $4500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2017) I just thought this one was interesting.

“1956 Willy’s on 1976 Chevy 1/2 ton 4×4 . Frame shortened 38″ to match tub. Mickey Thompson aluminum wheels. 13.5-15 hole shot paddles.4spd.350.roller rockers,big cam,Edelbrock intake,carb,vavle covers,and air breather.High back bucket seats.G-Force 5 point harnesses”



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1949 CJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Has an updated engine and seats. I’m assuming there’s a hole behind the glove box lid on the dash?


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1949 CJ3A with overdrive FOR SALE 11,000.00
Converted to 12 volts
Two new Besttop tops (3 doors)
New wire harness from Vintage wiring of Maine, Turn signals included
New single wire alternator
New Battery
New fuel pump
New carburetor
New exhaust system and muffler
Transmission, Transfer case, and overdrive rebuilt
Has lockout hubs Continue reading

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1955 Flattie Rickreall, OR $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/09/2018) Could use some better pics. Might be worth a look.

“One beautiful flat Fender Willys Jeep completely restored professionally has lockers front and rear. Custom built front end and rear end oversized axles all new brakes all new ball joints all new tie rods .4 speed transmission Jeep with warn Overdrive external oil filter external oil cooler Buick V6 dual exhaust backseat 6 point roll cage dual tanks power steering one possible trade for razor or??”


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1951 CJ-3A Joplin, MO $15,750


Looks in good shape.

“Not all stock, but in good condition.
This is one of the first consumer sold Willys Jeeps after WWII – #’s matching 1951 Willys Jeep with original 4 cylinder Hurricane motor – out of storage – painted in a really nice light brown with tasteful pin striping and brown wheel rims – amazing condition with no rust on frame or body – 1965 Mustang front seats and Mustang rear brake lights – 6 volt system – all gauges in working condition – has a very nice custom top with side curtains – hand operated front wench and rear ball trailer hitch – almost new tires and rear spare – original jack – hard to find a nicer original/restored Willys Jeep of this era.”


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1951 CJ-3A Vicennes, IN $3300


Has rust. Has title. Needs work.

“1951 CJ3A. 4 cyl 3 speed 4×4. Does run and drive and 4×4 works. Has indiana title. Frame is solid. Does have rust and does need work. Nothing major. 4 new shocks, Has pasenger seat-not pictured. cleaned and resealed gas tank. Asking $3300 or best reasonable offer. Won’t respond to low ball offers or play 20 questions. If ad is still up, its still for sale. NO TRADES UNLESSS you have a M170 jeep.”


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1951 CJ-3A Lake Tenkiller, OK $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/09/2017) Has a drivetrain update.

“51 willys with V-6 and auto transmission. Power steering. Great little jeep. Canvas top also. Tandem trailer can also be purchased.”


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1953 CJ-3A Petaluma, CA No price


Needs plenty of work.

“I have a 1953 jeep willys was goong to restore bit dont have money nor time to do so. So shoot me an offer.”






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1952 CJ-3A Onslow County, NC $1150


Not sure how much value is here.

“This is a 1952 Willy’s CJ-3A Jeep serial number 452- GB1 31628…. Has had some work done on it in the past, but still needs more.. Motor and drive train are complete and are original to the Jeep….. Not sure if it runs or not pulled it from a Barn in South Carolina…Body is rusty frame is good and solid with surface rust only….. Good starting point for restoration or use it for parts…. Great Rat Rod project….SOLD AS IS…. NO windshield what you see in the pictures is what you get…..NO TITLE…Bill of sale only… Asking $1150.00 Cash or come look and make me an offer… email this post for info and location…”


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1950 CJ-3A Ivins, UT $2500


This jeep is disassembled. The engine was scrubbed and repainted. I’ve included a pic of the jeep before it was disassembled at the bottom.


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Prior to disassembly:


“I bought this Jeep around 2012 from a person in Ivins who had it sitting in his yard for 25 years. He replaced the engine with a known good running engine when he first got it. He turned the engine by hand a couple of times a year to keep it free.
I put a lot of work into it around 2012/2013
I lost interest, and it has literally sat outside here in Ivins since 2013. It’s still in similar shape, but I’m sure there’s a bit more rust. I never put it back together, so it’s in pieces right now.
Continue reading

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1951 CJ-3A Riverside, CA $9500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/28/2017) Has mods.

“1951 willys jeep 350 chev engine muncie 465 4 speed saturn overdrive front disc and 11 inch rear brakes front and rear lockers saginaw steering smitty built winch”




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1951 CJ-3A Sacramento, CA $4800


I don’t know why the front of the hardtop looks so old? The top could be an early Meyer, but I couldn’t say for sure. Doors look Meyer.

“1951 Willys Jeep
4 cylinder
$4800 or OBO”






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1953 CJ-3A Edgewood, NM $12,000


No pics provided. It runs. Seller used NADA to estimate a price, meaning it’s likely over priced.

“1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep runs good , new ring and pinion front and back, new brakes . NADA low retail $7,375.00 Average retail $19,000.00 High retail $33,000.00 .Good basis for restoration ! Asking $12,000.00”


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1950 CJ-3A Rancho Mirage, CA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available. It does not run. The Koenig top has no windows.

(01/12/2016) The engine is MB.

“TRADE trade TRADE trade TRADE trade TRADE My Willys jeep Cj-3a for a Trailer. I am looking for a Trailer double axle or a good single axle looking for height I go 4x4ing !!
contact me on the reply box on ( cl )
It has been rebuilt about 3000 miles on it and it Doesn’t run need Starter and steering box . I have paper work and receipts its been non oped .


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1952 CJ-3A Princeton, MN $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/16/2016) Looks like a nice jeep. Has updated engine.

“Hello, We are selling our 1952 Willys Jeep. It has a GM Buick Dauntless V-6 engine and runs like a top. With overdrive box, lock-out hubs, all in great working condition. This vehicle is a real “head-turner”. You can hardly get fuel without someone coming up to talk about it with you. We have mounted a spare tire to the back since these photos were taken. All steel body with NO !! rust.
Driven approx 50 miles a year for the last ten years. Collectors plates. Top is in excellent shape. Get ready for the parade season with this Jeep. Please, no “low price” offers, this is truly a one of a kind.
Thank you,”


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1953 CJ-3A Wells, ME $2500


It doesn’t run at the moment, but there still may be some value here. Has a Koenig hardtop.

“Just testing the waters, I have a CJ3A with plow. Everything works on the plow just needs belt. Its all original, three speed manual, 6v system. Needs some work to get it going, hasn’t ran in a little over a year. Tub isn’t perfect and will need some things. Also will need leaf spring, radiator fix or new one and some wiring for lights. It HAS heat! motor was completely rebuilt in the 90s and have paperwork for everything that has been done to it. Mainly used for plowing and light woods cruising over the years. No title but there is no need for one. Its old enough”



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1952 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, CO $4800


Has an OD and a strange headlight setup.

“Strong 350 V8 crate motor, Turbo 350, Atlas Overdrive, newer tires.
Fun project!”




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1953 CJ-3A Project Yakima, WA $8500


There’s still work to be done.

“52 jeep cj3a project. New custom stretched frame, custom bumpers front and rear, complete new tub, new 327 engine never fired, quadra jet carb, aluminum radiator, custom rear 21 gallon fuel tank, Vdo guages, New Rancho 2.5″ lift rear cj5 springs front and rear, (great flex), dana 44s front and rear, 5.38 gears, Strange full case spool in rear with Summers Bros 30 spline chromo shafts, Arb air locker in front. Front disc brakes, warn internal spline lockout hubs, Pro car seats, 8274 Warn winch, t18 ford 4 speed. Warn overdrive, model 18 transfer case, (5) 35″ Maxxis creepy crawlers, on board air, Ez wiring harnass. Swinging pedals, and lots more. Note: Some assembly required. More pictures upon request, serious inquiries only.”


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1952 M-38 Graham, WA $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/04/2018) Looks nice.

“No trades, 4.3 chev motor, 44 rear end, geared high for crawling. No hard top just the one shown in picture. Never been in mud or off road. asking 10,000.00 Some scratches on body. I drove it last year 2017 about 4 times and 2016 3 times. before that the jeep was held in a garage. It’s time for her to go to a new owner that wants to have fun with her.”


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1951 CJ-3A Sequim, WA $6300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6300.

(11/21/2017) This is a project with an extra 4.3L Vortec engine and some rebuild parts.

“This Willys CJ-3A is in fair condition. I was in the process of fully restoring it and stripped it down to the frame and had the Borg-Warner T-15 transmission, Dana Spicer C-18 transfer case, E-brake, and aftermarket Warn overdrive rebuilt by a company who rebuilds transmissions for Kaiser Willys. I also bought a used 1996 throttle body injected 4.3L Vortec engine and PCM for it, and have the bellhousing for it. The engine that was in it when I bought it is a 1975 Buick 3.8L it is in rough condition but comes with the vehicle. I have the 1951 Washington collectors plate, canvas top, canvas doors, original and extra seats for the vehicle as well.”



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Year? CJ-3A Petoskey, MI $600


Craig shared this one. Seller listed it as a 2A, but it says on the serial plate that it’s a 3A. I would recommend bringing shovel so you can dig it out of the snow!

“willys jeep 2a frame good engine and trans needs work does not roll can provide better hood just seeing if anyone is interested will need trailor and comalong to load or winch no title”


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1949 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX $1000


Has M-151 rims. Has a PTO winch.

“1949 Willy’s Jeep CJ2a. Ready for a lease or restoration. Tub is rough. Frame and running gear in decent shape. A lot of parts of you have another Jeep you’re working on. PTO driven winch. 4 cyl flat head engine that was rebuilt before it was parked under a tree. I was the last to drive it, before dad parked it.”


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1951 CJ-3A? Iowa City, IA $8000


This may have a replacement body. This jeep may be in pieces still.

“I decided to sell my willys project which is a complete unit with:
Frame prepared to receive brackets for coil conversion
Brackets for the conversion and coils are with it. Skid plate mad already Amc20 rear axle with full floater and disc brakes and ARB locker.
Dana30 front axle with lock right locker and disc brakes.
Rustfree and straight body with window option CJ2 or CJ3, both rustfree frames. Tailgate of cj7 added.
Two grills for willys MB option too.
Dauntless V6 complete with transmission and gran case plus Dana 300 transfer case in addition new clutch.
Aluminum radiator brand new. Aftermarket hearter.
Two graynkeater sport seats with jeep writing
Miscellaneous bits and pieces to complete the project like brake booster, pedal set, power steering, etc.
Only small things missing like brake rotors, bearings no rims or tires yet.
Have clean title.
The following pictures shows the way it looked before I started with it. I don’t have time anymore for it. I am currently working on a another project.
Thanks for reading.”



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1952 CJ-3A Bonners Ferry, ID $9000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2017) Looks in good shape.This was also listed for the same price in Caldwell, but the pics look more like the Bonners Ferry area.

“Beautifully restored Willys Flatfender lots and lots of new parts. Custom springs for a softer ride. Saturn Overdrive.”


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