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Year? CJ-3A? Buffalo, NY $4500


This project is puzzling me as it has the cowl vent hole, but a 3A shouldn’t have it.


“Willy’s Jeep -Mid 1940’s rolling chassis project sold on a bill of sale with parts (as seen in photos) related to this Jeep. Complete power train and engine turns over freely – frame and body solid. Body was sand blasted and zinc primed by my father who owned this for many years and was in process of rebuilding it before his passing”

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1950 CJ-3A Aspen, CO $4200


No description provided.


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1951 CJ-3A South Dakota $9000


This passenger side might have some rust, but still may be worth a look.


“1951 Jeep Willys CJ3 • 4 Cylinder flat head • All new seats • Roll bars • Like-new tires ,• Front lock outs • Clear title • Smokes a little but runs good • $9,000 OBO”

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1949 CJ-3A Canon City, CO $4700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2023) Seller indicates it only needs a fuel line. Other than that it is ready to run. I’m going to guess it needs more than just a fuel line.


“Up for sale 1949 Willys CJ-3A. 4cyl. New tires, shocks. Many new parts on the engine, pertronix upgrade mini starter, new water pump and aluminum radiator, new carb and fuel tank. Just needs fuel line finished for it to run. Landed a 53 CJ-3B so moving on.”

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1953 CJ-3A Maple Valley, WA $550


It’s got a Bobcat body and hood. Seems like there is value here. It may have Allstate (or Husky) Hubs.


“1953 jeep cj2a,full fiber glass body,bobcat hood,rear dana 44 front dana 27, no motor or trans or title. Tube fenders that are well built. These are left over parts from my cj3b build that’s the reason for no title.”

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1951 CJ-3A Spangle, Wa $3400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3400.

(04/17/2023) This doesn’t run and has some hat channel rust, but it’s a pretty stock one.


“1951 Jeep Willys CJ-3A Clean title It’s all there, nothing missing Brand new seats Brand new windshield All original, never messed with Pics are main description Body is rough Doesn’t run, been sitting for awhile with bad head gasket”

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1954 Sand Drag Jeep Roseburg, OR $5000

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Looks fun for the dunes.


“Sand drag jeep Built small block 327 13-1 compression 110 only Power glide Trans Ready do go , Has a few things that could be fixed Have alot of other small block parts and 2 engines with run stand , enough to build another good motor will ad pics later wanting 6500 for jeep and all parts , don’t have time to answer questions on messenger My number is 541 430 14zero3”

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1948 CJ-3A Memphis, TN $7000


It doesn’t run at the moment.


“I have 1948 Willy’s jeep for sale or trade it’s a project but the engine turns over starts on starting fluid . Needs a new gas tank and a new battery that’s all that I know that is wrong with it . Was garage kept for 15 years has been in my driveway under 2 covers for 3 months . Have clean title with the jeep . Wanting to trade for a model t or model A project or something similar and needs very little work like mine”

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1953 CJ-3A East Moriches, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

This is supposed to be Ward Canaday’s jeep. It does appear to have some rust.

“This is Ward Canaday’s Jeep. He was President of Willys/Overland during WWII and considered the Father of the Jeep. It’s a mostly original unmolested 1953 CJ3A wich runs great. It’s still runs on the 6 volt system and I’ve replaced the windshield, muffler and rebuilt the carb.”

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1953 CJ-3A Littleton, CO $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/15/2023) It’s got a custom top and a Warn OD is included.


“1953 Willys with a 1954 motor (the ‘54 is the higher HP overhead valve motor). ‘53 is flathead. New tires, new Warn overdrive, new battery, new peerless wiring harness. Custom aluminum top. All electrics converted to 12 volt. Runs fine. $8000 cash or trade for ??? Mostly looking for truck, motorcycle, boat, UTV but open to all trades. Text or email offers or for additional info.”

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1949 CJ-3A Alhambra, CA $4900


Listed as a 2A, this appears to be a 3A.


“It’s a 1949 Willys CJ2A with a ford V8 engine.
New shocks and new springs.
It was runs and drivable but parked so long and the timing was off. You need to bring your trail to tow.”

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1953 CJ-3A Boise, ID $13,995

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UPDATE: This is now being sold by a dealership. The lengthy list of “Vehicle Options” is quite strange.

(10/11/2022) This jeep came out of the Fresno, California, area and has been for sale previously. It’s got a Muller top, expanded windshield, and doors similar to some other California-jeeps from that region. One thing I hadn’t noticed was that the generator has a power steering pump mounted behind it. Is that out of some vehicle? It seems like a handy setup.


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1945? Flatfender Lynden, WA $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(08/31/20220 This is a mix of parts. This may have an MB frame (no bell crank bracket on crossmember).


“1945 Military willy jeep, V6 chevy engine already installed, custom muffler, comes with new hood, radiator and lot more new parts.”

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1949 CJ-3A Spirit Lake, ID $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(09/08/2022) This doesn’t run at the moment. It has a rear PTO gearbox plus a drum.


“1949 Willy’s Farm Truck clowned military Jeep (not running). I bought this from an estate sale. Was going to restore it, but do not have the time. It has the L134 engine, PTO and a gear box belt drive on back to run farm equipment (it’s a rare farm truck only a handful still exsists). I was told it ran in parades until owner began to strip it for parts to restore another Jeep. It’s a CJ3A with military parts to make it look like a military Jeep. $4500 OR BEST OFFER”

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1952 CJ-3A Stretched Hesperia, CA $13,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(03/16/2023) This jeep is road legal and has a variety of mods.


“1952 Willy’s cj3a fully custom build stretched body 23” and stretched wheel base. AMC 360 v8 th400 Dana 44 wagoneer axles ARB lockers 514 gears on board air runs and drive street legal crawler.”


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1951 CJ-3A(?) Chassis Redmond, OR $600


Depending on the engine, maybe some value here.


“Chevy engine 4 cylinder”


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1951 CJ-3A Eagle, ID $13,000


This has a variety of updates, including a bench seat.


“350 chev v8 newly rebuilt th350 auto trans. new front disk brakes 11″ rear brakes custom bench seat. new steering lots of new stuff. over 15,000 recently spent to restore. open to offers. i thought i was young again. not”

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1949 CJ-3A Walla Walla, WA $3000


Seems worth a look.


“This was my first vehicle and hate to part ways with it but it just is not practical for me and I don’t have the time for it anymore. It currently doesn’t run and is sitting on flat tires because it has been sitting for a while.”

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Year? CJ-3A Jamestown, OH $600


Tom spotted this deal. It has a rear PTO, so there’s value here.


“1950s jeep willys. This is an old barn find jeep (I believe it’s a cja2 could be totally wrong) my uncle has had it many years. It’s definitely a project. But with some love could make a fun toy. It does have the pto on the back. He doesn’t have the title to it. So you would have to do some paper work to get one”

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1948? CJ-2A? Decatur, GA $9950 on eBay


Bill spotted this refurbed jeep listed as a 1948 CJ-3A. It looks in good shape for the price. The engine has a 3A/M-38/DJ-3A oil filter holder, so either the year or the model is incorrect.

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“This 1948 Jeep CJ 3A is an original with updates to the exterior and interior. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle is drivable and is not regularly driven.”

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1951 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Mesa, AZ $3000


This is a mix of parts, including a DJ-3A body, a CJ-2A windshield and an M-38 grille. The chassis might be DJ-3A as well.


“Jeep Willis project that I just don’t have time for and need to make some room. 3,000 obo. Let me know if you have any questions”

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1951 CJ-3A Council, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Seller indicates this needs some work.

“1951 CJ 3 A Project Jeep. Runs good! New tires, seats, gauges, steering wheel, battery, and muffler system.”


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1950 CJ-3A Keymar, MD **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Listed as a 3B, this looks to be a CJ-3A with some mods. This is likely still a project.

“It’s a 1950 Willy’s . Has a hurricane motor in it . Changed to electronic distributor , has 12 volt battery . Needs the new alternator for 12volt. Needs new driver side door plan welded in . Motor runs . Front and rear diffs are welded . Carb has been rebuilt. New water pump , new coil , fully gone through brakes.”

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1953 CJ-3A High Point, NC $7500


This has a 49 Mercury engine.


“53 3A, have title, 49 mercury v8, power steering, 4 speed, stock case, full floating rear 44 with lock rite, front stock with lock rite, 33’s from the 90’s, no bakes, new radiator in box, extra parts 4cy factory engine, 2 t18 transmission, case, front +rear axles, stock steering box. Project need finishing.”

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1953 CJ-3A Manistee, MI $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/25/2023) It’s a project.


“1953 Jeep Willys CJ3A. Complete, as in all parts are here. Engine in jeep had a knock and is partially disassembled. Comes with inspected and tested replacement. We bought it as a project but others have since taken precedence. It’s a 70 year old Jeep and has sat for quite some time. It’s not perfect but would be a great restoration project. Have title. Some extra parts included. If you actually read this entire ad and are into flat fenders, we have 2 others that could be had as a package deal, but this one must sell first.”

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