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1953 CJ-3A Monroe, WA $15,000

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UPDATE: Steve tells me this is the former Pittle Power jeep. I last rode in it about 1981.

Lots of updates to this CJ-3A. It has some rare turbine rims (aka Western Cyclone rims I believe).

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/monroe-1953-willys-cj3a/7516933503.html

“Selling my nicely built Willy’s Jeep. Chevy 383 motor, 350 auto, high pinion Dana 44 rear with a power lock, Dana 30 front with a Detroit, 4 wheel disc brakes, postal frame, full cage, new 35” tires, vintage turbine wheels, 8274 winch, York compressor and so on.”

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1951 CJ-3A Bellingham, WA For Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks in good shape.

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bar/d/ferndale-1951-willys-cj3a/7518643684.html

“Runs good, not rusty. Has 6 volt system still with an actual alternator and 6 volt optima battery. Original Go-devil Flathead 4 cylinder. New tires, carburetor, brake master cylinder. It’s super fun.

Want a Triumph Bonneville, BMW airhead, fiat 500, smart car, Moto guzzi, MINI cooper.
Maybe other stuff, throw an offer but if I don’t reply I’m probably not into it.”

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Year? Model? Kent, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

No pics and no description.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/snw/d/kent-old-army-jeep/7514286267.html

“Old willys army jeep. Good shape for its age but need some tinkering.”

 
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Year? Flattie Cheyenne, WY $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Unclear how much value this project has.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1917441455113149

“1942 willys jeep project. Has the doors and everything to go with it, just don’t have the time to work on it, 1500 obo must pick up and loading available”

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1951 CJ-3A Frisco, CO $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A ran-when-parked 3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/606433244332584

“I am selling my 1951 CJ3A. I am the 3rd owner but it has been sitting for over a decade and was told it ran when it was parked. I have replaced most of the wiring, gauges, and gas tank with accurate reproduction. Wanted to restore it and get it driving but ran out of time. Besides what I have changed and the wheels/tires the vehicle is still original as it came off the factory floor. Also still has the VIN plate which is very rare for an old Willys. Asking $8k because of the rarity and original VIN plate.”

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1950 CJ-3A Trinidad, CO $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It runs, but may need brakes rebuilt.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/916395209317848

“Very original 1950 CJ3A. -Tight L134 Go Devil engine with brand new valves and guides. It doesn’t smoke and has good compression. -Comes with a brand new full brake rebuild kit from Walcks Jeep Parts. -It has a brand new set of bias ply tires. -Body is pretty dinged up from years of use, but it has basically no rust. There is one rust spot the size of a dime on the passenger side. This Jeep is a project. You will have to trailer it home. I’m sad to sell it, but I’m moving, so its got to go. Located in Trinidad, Colorado. Cash only, no trades.”

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1952 CJ-3A Sheridan, WY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Parts or project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3242923812694837

“It’s been sitting for years, make an offer”

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1951 CJ-3A Troy, TX $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This runs and has a pretty large front bumper.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/370516405231229/

“51 , runs and moves , extra good frame with axels no rust . Two extra good axels . Good T90c yes it’s a C and clean inside , one chip on one gear but had someone look and said it would work just fine . Transfer case is good to . Top I got a few years ago just never did anything with it . The 52 has no rust . And a jerry can and holder not shown”

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1953 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Thanks to Pete for sharing this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/376033394615956/

“1953 turns over but won’t start clean title needs restored project that’s it bill of sale the jeep needs front seats has back one it’s off of dmv but can be Registered my mechanic told me was the timing but sold as is you need a trailer or tow truck”

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1949? CJ-3A? Franklin, OH $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5

This looks like a good build, but the reason I am posting it is that, for some reason, it has a serial number tag that places it as a CJ-5 with a V-6 with emissions from around mid-1969 (8305017 360695). So, maybe this is a CJ-3A body on a newer chassis.

https://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/d/franklin-1949-willys-jeep/7513802848.html

“1949 Willy’s Jeep in great conditon. Garage kept, runs & drives. 751 miles”

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1949 CJ-3A Newbury, MA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This looks to be a CJ-3A with a 3B-style fiberglass body.

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/newbury-1949-willys-jeep/7514201724.html

“1949 Willy’s Jeep with 1960’s fiberglass body.
With snowplow from the 70’s with hydraulic right/left swing.
Been sitting for 10 years, was running when parked, no longer running.
Sold with Bill of Sale.”

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1950 CJ-3A Auburn, NH $1500

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Unclear how much value is here.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/auburn-1950-jeep-willys/7506323829.html

“fiberglass body steel fenders and hood frame done nive easy project all parts available V6 powered”

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1951 CJ-3A Mount Vernon, WA $14,950

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/12/2022) This may be worth a look. The center seat may be a Dumas seat.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/d/mount-vernon-1951-jeep-cj-cj3a/7505459834.html

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“Idaho Ranch Jeep For Most Of Its Life
Extremely Solid! Not A Rust Bucket Ever!
Runs & Drives Great
Ready To Use For Recreation Right Away
New Brakes
Excellent Tires
Rare Bench Seat
Canvas Half Cab With Doors
Heater
Old PTO Winch Included
Just An Honest CJ3!”

 
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CJ-3B & CJ-3A? High Point, NC $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

If the 3B drives, these are worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/360339319568211/

“6000 for the pair obo not sure what they are worth but definitely old and cool as hell”

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1949 CJ-3A Huntington, IN $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project that needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/770421960615777/

“This is a great summer project motor runs but needs some work no computer to worry about this is old school Holley 4- carburetor 350 Chevrolet motor very nice”

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1952 CJ-3A Lancaster, OH $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(06/13/2022) This has an unusual steering column mount.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763768371666623

“1952 cj3a (willys) has a 351 Windsor auto trans 97%rust free tank needs cleaned and front wheel cyls are leaking have kits to rebuild 5000 obo dropped price it needs tires or trade for another jeep”

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1950 CJ-3A Caledonia, IL $3900

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900.

The serial number indicates this is a 1950 CJ-3A. It’s unclear why the title lists it as a 1946. This has a Sears-branded Deluxe hardtop and EasyLok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/362210882445657
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“CJ3A – 48114- which by numbers is a 53 yet title says 46. Restore started – frame has been POR, engine was gone through. Body very solid. The tool box top is gone and this is worst corroded part of floor. Has heater and all trans/transfer case are there inside the cab. L 134 engine. Steering box is shot. Tub has a repair to outer panel under passenger door you can see some rivets in the pic. Hardtop is all aluminum the brown material you see is old insulation falling off. Some Floor panels I can Facetime video for a real full inspection.
Possibly delivery/ meet half way. If you have a Jeep/Willys I would consider some trade towards a 65-69 Jeep.
I also can offer possibly delivery or a half way meet up for a reasonable price.
More pictures available on request.
Clean open Kansas title.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Indianapolis, IN $5500

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This sports a fiberglass body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/373477101532315

“obo come check this out! Titled 51 Willis on 65 cj5 frame with a 307 from nova and 70s laguna steering column Has A-dapter kit from tranny to block to fit 307. fiberglass body”

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1946? CJ-2A? Bremen, IN $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

Listed as a 1946, it looks like it might be a CJ-3A with an M-38 body. It also has a rear bed extender. Only the one pic provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/751554645985540

“Az willeys. cj2a communication military jeep complete needs restored”

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1953 CJ-3A Henderson, KY $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

This looks solid; it has some minor mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1061402431414520

“this is a 1953 willy jeep it has 32,000 original miles. runs and drives smooth. 3 speed everything works on it.”

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1953 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Only the one pic provided. It looks like the driver’s rear wheel-well has been modified.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/376033394615956/

“1953 turns over but won’t start clean title needs restored project that’s it bill of sale the jeep needs front seats has back one it’s off of dmv but can be Registered my mechanic told me was the timing but sold as is you need a trailer or tow truck”

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Year? CJ-3A? Zillah, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

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UPDATE: **Sold**

This is a REALLY well done build. The customizations are clean and simply executed. David has a clear title, but the serial number appears to be from the previous L-head engine (not uncommon).

The only issue with the jeep is that the hazards are staying on when the jeep is running. The switch to turn them off isn’t obvious (unclear where that is).

Here are the specs as best as I could determine:

It is a CJ-3A based on the body and the frame
Buick V6 (most likely a 225)
12 volt system
3 Speed (T-14?)
Dana 20 transfercase (single lever)
Custom radiator
Power Steering
Tilt Steering wheel (possibly out of a Cherokee jeep?)
Dana 30 front (most likely)
Dana 44 rear 30 spline axle center pumpkin
Dual tanks with a change-over valve
Swing pedals
Mechanical, but custom, clutch setup.
Dual master brake cylinder
Disc brakes in the front
Drum brakes in the rear (likely 11″)
Full Roll cage, though mounted to the body and not to the frame
Soft top
Serial number likely based on the previous L-head 4 cyl engine
Custom rear bumper

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1950 CJ-3A Mountlake Terrace, WA $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a good price.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/mountlake-terrace-1950-willys-cj3a-jeep/7512991843.html

“1950 CJ-3A. Affordable project jeep. Original drivetrain. 11” brake upgrade. New springs shackles and hangers. Exhaust and shocks also replaced. Fold away spare tire mount. Tow bar. Extra military wheel set.
Contact me with serious questions. Clear title in my name. Not taking offers. Price is firm.”

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1949 CJ-3A Spring Branch, TX $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This includes a rear PTO, gearbox and shield.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/bulverde-1949-jeep-willys-cj-3a/7510917025.html

“1949 Jeep Willys CJ3A. Power PTO on rear end, factory bed extender, all original. We are only the third owner. Runs great and in excellent condition.”

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1949 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/18/2021) Needs work.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/cibolo-jeep-willys/7502386226.html

“I have a 1949 CJ3A Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, has a blue bonded title. I got the parts to start the brakes, but haven’t installed them yet. It’s not a rust bucket and would be fine on a ranch as-is, but it needs work. It would be a fun project for someone who has the room and the mechanical ability for a do it yourself project. I am firm on the price.”

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