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1950 CJ-3A Carthage, TX $850


Unclear how much value is here.


“1950 CJ2A Willys Jeep project/parts 99% complete, missing windshield frame Paint is bad, body is pretty good with minimal rust in the body/tub F head motor, not sure of its condition Does not run, will need to be trailered AS-IS, NO TITLE, BILL OF SALE ONLY $850 OBO CASH”

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1952 CJ-3A Red Lion, PA $11,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

(11/25/2023) John shared this 3A. It’s got some updates.


“Are you ready for winter? 4×4? Maybe the top down on the warm days?! Here’s your ride! Tight jeep, with a 4 cylinder flat head. Travel back in time and turn heads. In great shape, road and off road. New tires and rims, radiator, master cylinder. Top and seats are redone with new pedals as well as more. Mileage unknown”

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1951 CJ-3A Plano, TX $11,500


Looks well maintained.


“1951 Willys CJ3A Clean Texas title. Runs strong, shifts well. New steering components tight steering. Perfect ranch vehicle or parade vehicle”

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1950 CJ-3A Watkinsville, GA $25,000


Toms shared this nicely restored CJ-3A. My only two very minor quibbles (given the price) is that it is missing the gutter where the hood meets the body, it’s got an incorrect oil bracket for a 3A (again, minor complaints).


“MY two minor complaints (given the price) is that it is missing the gutter where the hood meets the body and it’s got an incorrect oil bracket for a 3A (again, minor complaints.”

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1949 CJ-3A White City, OR $12,000


Looks ready for the Cascades.


“1949 Willy’s Jeep 289 Ford V8 with Holley fuel injection carburetor. 4 speed Granny low Warn overdrive Dana 44 axles with posi in rear. Power steering Disk brakes on front axle, drum on rear. Has custom aluminum large fuel tank under rear seat. 33×12.50 tires about 90% tread”

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1951 CJ-3A Lexington, KY $13,000


Tom shared this nice looking rebuild. A few details need finishing.


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“New parts • Voltage regulator, wiring harness for dash, full body harness, instrument gauges, head lights, tail lights, wiper, tail gait, chains, hood blocks, seat foam, seat covers, E-brake cable, throttle & choke cable, whole distributor, cap & rotor, spark plugs, wires and welting.

Body• Replaced body sides front to back, floors in front and back, wing steps on fenders, tail gait. NOT A BONDO JOB! New hardware in so places, used but completed restored old hardware in others. Like footman loops and bolts.

Inspected and conditioned parts•
Transfer case
Front and rear diff
All gear oil completely drained and new gear oil replaced
Radiator cleaned, painted and pressure tested
It runs good, does not smoke. Four wheel drive and transmission are great!

I need to finish wiring the signals, get horn work and adjust brakes. Those things I can do easily. But it’s a real nice Jeep and hard to find one in this great of condition!!! Lots of video and pics if you want them.”

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Year? CJ-3A Portland, OR $3000


Hasn’t been driven since the 90s.


“1950 Willy’s It drove when we put it into the garage back in the 90’s. Clean title. She’s a great project car.”

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1949 CJ-3A Middleton, WI $8000


This includes a 1953 M-100 trailer.


“fun running, reliable driver 12v has new tiers all around the trailer is a 53 m100 hand brake works”

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1951 CJ-3A Onalaska, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(11/07/2023) The price doesn’t not include the winch, but does appear to include the Warn OD.


“Asking $3500.00 OBO without the winch. Engine/transmission/transfer case rebuilt 20 years ago. Front end rebuilt 25years ago. Only put about 1500 miles on it since rebuilds”

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1952 CJ-3A Lewiston, ID $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800

(10/26/2023) This jeep includes a Capstan winch.


“1952 Willys cj2a Warn pto / capstan winch Hard top full doors Runs and drives smokes a bit Brakes need bled Have original set of wheels and tires Have 2 replacement panels Clean title”

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1950 CJ-3A Ballard, WA $9000


Sounds like a good build with a variety of updates.


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“I’ve had this for many years in my garage and body is clean with no rust. I recently had the transmission rebuilt within the last few years and still has a minor leak under pan. Will need new brakes. These are the old specs I have and still up to date to the best of my knowledge. New battery and heater installed recently.

“1950 Willys CJ-3A, NO RUST, very solid all steel body on 79 DJ-5 frame, 231 Buick V6, Almunimum radiator, push fan, 400 turbo automatic transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, centered dana 44 limited slip flanged axle rear end. 3.73 gears, Dana 30 front end with 11in brakes. Full roll cage with padded top tubes, new steering wheel,tub is durolined. 33×12.50×15 tires with less than 1000 miles driven. 2″ receiver hitch on custom square tube rear bumper. gas tank under back. Levi Strauss edition front and rear CJ-5 seats. New turbo mufflers. All new wiring. Tilt wheel, saginaw power steering, new Rancho front lift springs and 5000 shocks. Bikini top only. Engine runs strong, cold starts and warms up fine. (I do not know any mileage of car or engine). This is one a CLEAN, V6 Automatic cj3a done right. zero rust and garaged.””

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1950 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, CO $5900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(11/02/2023) A pretty solid, stock jeep with a Koenig hardtop with some early Free-Lock hubs.


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“Electric Company Service Willys Jeep …This vehicle sold on Bill of Sale…No Title…But is in superb condition.
This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A with a Koenig Iron Works hard top that has rear sliding windows and roll up on the doors all in proper working order, this Jeep is equipped with a 100% bolt on hydrologic snow plow with a 6’ blade that works as it should. Wind shield is not broken and all glass good with the exception of a crack in rear right glass. This vehicle is NOT rusty and very strait and original . Will provide pictures with the spots of rust it does have. This vehicle was meticulously serviced and well cared for!
Jeep comes with: Continue reading

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1949 CJ-3A Biddeford, ME $13,500


Looks solid, but needs brakes addressed.


“1949 jeep Willys CJ-3A. Runs and drives, but does not stop. Needs brake work. ”






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1950 CJ-3A Salt Creek, CO $5900


Apparently, this was an electric company jeep. The Keonig hardtop looks like it has kept the body in good shape. Note the early Free-Lock hubs.


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“Electric Company Service Willys Jeep …This vehicle sold on Bill of Sale…No Title…But is in superb condition. This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A with a Koenig Iron Works hard top that has rear sliding windows and roll up on the doors all in proper working order, this Jeep is equipped with a 100% bolt on hydrologic snow plow with a 6’ blade that works as it should. Wind shield is not broken and all glass good with the exception of a crack in rear right glass. This vehicle is NOT rusty and very strait and original . Will provide pictures with the spots of rust it does have. This vehicle was meticulously serviced and well cared for!

Jeep comes with: L head factory four cylinder engine. 3 Speed transmission. Spicer 18 twin stick transfer case. Factory gauges ALL working. New Diehard battery 8v. Carter carburetor. Turn signals and seat belts. Original Nomenclator plates. Rear snow chains. Factory horn that works. CB antenna base. Side mount spare tire holder. Brakes work well. 5.38 gears in differentials. Jeep does not leak but hydraulics on plow have slight leak. Smokes on start up . Has heater with fan switch that works intermittently. All fluids and spark plugs are fresh. Lights and wiper not operating at the time of this ad but plan on looking into them.”

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Year? CJ-2A/3A Woodland Park, CO $7000


Listed as a 1944 Willys/Ford, this has a variety of CJ parts, including the body, windshield, and other parts.


“1944 Jeep. Runs good has strong ford six motor. Great for off road or around town. Current Colorado title and registration. Woodland park area. $7000 or best offer.”

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1953 CJ-3A Prescott Valley, AZ $8000


Looks solid.


“Professionally restored by army jeep specialist T90 transmission, 3 speed manual Transfer case is an 18 L head engine, otherwise known as a flathead, has been professionally reworked at an engine shop and has less than 100 miles on it- original mileage is 13k Dana 25 front axle Real axle Dana 44 PTO Carter w/o carburetor Choke and floor mounted foot starter Runs great, ready to drive home or out for a ride in the desert! (But can be delivered) The top shredded while bringing it up north, price reflects the need to buy a new one, still have all the hardware if your a do-it-yourselfer.”

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1953 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $19,000


This looks like it has gone through a full rebuild.


“1953 Willy CJ3A Newly frame up Restoration 95% Accurate. Has been converted to 12v converting original parts to 12v. It has to be seen and driven to truly know how a brand new Willys was to drive in 1953. Every nut and bolt are new. Come see it”

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1949 CJ-3A + WWII Body Pahrump, NV $2500


Given the extra body, this may be worth a look.


“1949 Jeep with spare parts Does not run, no engine, has spare tub, fenders hood, springs, drive shafts, body rough on extra tub and rolling jeep. Can be used as parts or to put back together, have Transmission and transfer case that can be rebuilt with newer synchros and small bearing kits included, not all new bearings are there. This Jeep is not put together. Pictures show it will roll, but tub will have to be loaded separately. I have a Nevada Title that goes with it, but not in my name, it was signed by the previous owner. I will not answer to is it still available, once it is sold, it will be marked as sold and removed”

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M-38 and CJ-3A? Prather, CA $5000


Unclear how much value is here.


“A 51 and 52 have 95 percent of parts for both asking 5,000 obo and would include a complete 2001 Wrangler jeep 4 cylinder for $5500 bill of sale on one of Willy’s and have paperwork to other Willy’s, 2001 bill of sale”


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Year? CJ-2A? Visalia, CA $2305


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2305.

Looks like someone did a spring-over on this one, but decided to keep the drivetrain dropped.


“1954 Willys Flat Fender With everything except the engine . Bought for a project just don’t have the time .”

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Year? CJ-3A Santa Margarita, CA $2100


Unclear how much value is here.


“50 cj3 pinto moter no time to restore”

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1949 CJ-3A Modesto, CA $4000




“1949 willeys CJ2 on none opt with DMV does run and lots of spare parts (cam shaft , head , transmission , ECT. ) 4000.00 FIRM”


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1952 CJ-3A Amboy, WA $6000


The seller has a lot of money into this, but the jeep remains in pieces. The pic below was taken prior to it being disassembled.



“Hello, I have a 1952 Willys CJ3A project for sale. I have had it for about 25 years now and don’t see myself finishing it anytime soon. So it’s time for it to move on. I have about $12k into it and it’s still in pieces. I bought the replacement panels and $4k in parts (see lists in photos). I also had engine completely gone through, machined, and professionally rebuilt ($3k) with hardened vavle seat so it is good for todays gas. It has a Dana 44 rear axle, original heater, professionally rebuilt front and rear driveshafts, and quite a few spare parts including a spare transmission and transfer case. I also have a full steel hard top (no side doors) and a half cab/doors. Have clean title too. I also attached a couple photos of when it was together. I would like to get $6k because there is $4k in parts on the lists alone, $3k in the engine, plus everything else. Open to offers/trades especially a for 55’-59’ Chevy/GMC truck driver/solid project. Goose neck livestock trailer w/lvg qrtrs.”

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1951 M-38 Colorado Springs, CO $6000


This has a variety of updates, including a Warn OD. Note the various controls installed on the top of the inner windshield.


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“-Ford 289 v8 (rebuilt less than 500mi ago)
-C3 transmission w/ B&M shifter
-T18 transfer case with warn overdrive
-Tires with less than 1000mi
-Rebuilt carb installed with engine rebuild (could use a tune now that engine is breaking in)
-Electric fan
-Vented hood
-Electric wipers
-Soft top was installed about 2 years ago and less than 1000mi. Jeep parked under carport since it was installed
-has rear seat
-Front seats don’t match
Jeep runs and drives but could use a carb tune/ choke adjustment and general check over from sitting. Hasn’t been driven more than 100miles in the last year.
I have many spares including a performance intake manifold, spare engine that needs rebuilt, spare carb that needs cleaned and rebuilt, non matching spare wheel and tire, rear tire rack that’s not mounted.
I thought I would use this in the mountains while camping but have barely driven it in the 3+ years I’ve owned it. It’s time to move on and let someone else enjoy it. Asking $6000 OBO”

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1950 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, CO $4000


This has a Porter & Reed hardtop. Seems there is value here.


“selling a 1950 Willys jeep. Has 134 cubic inch flat head 4 cyl motor needs a new starter and carburetor but engine turns. Has a hydraulic winch but needs to be rebuilt. Aftermarket hard top no doors. All in all its in pretty good shape for the age very little rust or damages. $4000 o.b.o.”

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