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1953 CJ-3B Charlotte, NC $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/05/2015) Has many updates.


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“You feel that… its Summer right around the corner. Tired of being left behind on the trails? Getting no looks driving around in your weak rig? Looking to make strangers come talk to you. Well, maybe the last part isn’t too go. But it happens when you are driving a rig that NO-ONE else has.

For sale is my 1953 Willys CJ3B.
Very cool “high hood” that has a lot of new and old going for it.
Sadly, I just don’t have the time to drive it anymore. The price is firm at $6k. I have far, FAR more in it, but it is time for me to move on.
The car is a solid driver, a beast off road and runs like clock-work- but I will note, it does need a new head-gasket (price is adjusted to reflect repair)
Here are the specks and pics- let me know if you are interested and we can arrange viewing / test drive / etc.

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1953 Custom CJ-3B Winfield, WV $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2015) Still needs some work.

“1953 Willys CJ3B, rare / unique High Hood model jeep. Body is very good. Frame is very good. On road / off road hobby project. Don’t call expecting perfection, this is a work in progress. Have completed lot’s of work to it. 302 V-8 engine runs, but not roadworthy at this stage. Three speed transmission ( I have a lead on an automatic to swap in if I keep it), dual exhaust, headers. Lock-out hubs. Tires are there, but not very good. (I have a very good set of Thornbird 35×14.50×15’s for sale, $1000.00, OBO). Overall, jeep needs little more TLC. No top, no doors.
New parts: brake shoes, wheel cylinders, some brake lines, thermostat, headlights,Optima Red Top battery, Champion 9500 lb. winch (never been used, period), with wired remote.
Racing seats installed. Rhino liner applied to interior. Floorboards cut out and replaced.
Buyer could take the jeep body off and replace it with an early Bronco body, which would probably double it’s value, then sell the jeep body or put it on a jeep frame.”


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1953 CJ-3B Camas, WA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

This appears to have a 3B Fiberglass Bobcat body.  It includes an overdrive.

“I’m selling my dad’s 53 Willys Jeep. It has a 327 Chevy V-8, Dana 44 rear axle, Warn overdrive, full cage, soft top with doors, new battery, newer 31″ tires, fiberglass tub, and a heater. My dad passed away last month, and due to his health he really maybe drove it 100 miles in the last 5 years. It runs and drives great. It fired right up today and i drove it with no mechanical issues. He was a mechanic by trade, so he was meticulous with his rides anyhow.”


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1954 CJ-3B Olathe, CO $900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $900.

(06/10/2015) It’s a project.

“Awesome 1954 Willy Jeep project for sale, $1,200. Title. Engine cranks over fine. No 101 bs questions or other Craigslist nonsense please- if you are genuinely interested in buying this Jeep, just come out & look.”



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1962 CJ-3B Puyallup, WA $12,000


David’s selling his nice looking CJ-3B. I’ve seen this one up close during my visit with him earlier this year. It’s as solid as it looks in the photos. He’s not interested in shipping it, so buyer will have to be local.


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“Not overly enthused about selling my 62 CJ3B, but had some i$$ues come up and my hope would be to end up with a good replacement vehicle and enough cash to handle the “financials”. I’m NOT so dire in need as to be low balled on any deal however. If the right deal presents itself, we’ll BOTH be happy.

I bought this Jeep from a guy who had Olympic 4×4 do a whole bunch of $$$ upgrades, but hadn’t kept the receipts. Normally I’d be yeah, right to,BUT the stickers haven’t even peeled off from the brand new springs all the way around with skid plates facing ground on the u-bolts and new heavy duty shackles with 3 inch lift, new Rancho shocks, 11 inch Cherokee brakes, new (rear wheels) e-brake setup and cables, the T90 transmission shifts nicer than any Jeep I’ve driven. Has B&M shifter, Warn overdrive (shifts great–I can do the 1,2,2 OD, 3, 3 OD easily). I believe it has the Dana 27/44 differentials with 427 ratio (Jeep will maintain 60 in 3 OD at 2500 rpm) Saginaw power steering off a 1979 CJ5 with “JEEP” tilt steering/ignition locking post/wheel.

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1961 CJ-3B Bethlehem, PA $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/19/2015) Has had some body work. Appears worth a look.

“1961 Willy Jeep 4wheel drive has a Ramsey pro plus winch 6000lb,runs good”


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1957 CJ-3B Las Vegas, NV $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(03/03/2015) “Fully restored high hood, flat fender jeep Willys. Less than 20 miles on completely rebuilt f-134 hurricane engine and t-90 transmission. Please call or text with any questions.”


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1964 CJ-3B Cave Junction, Or $5,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(05/27/2015) Unusual windshield bumps on the hood.

“57,000 Orig. Miles 4cyl. 3 sp complete new brake system, tune up and battery”


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1961 CJ-3B Lancaster, PA $1600


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/17/2015) Bill’s got the 3B for sale.

“’61 Willys CJ-3B – very rough body but it’s complete, never been repainted, the orig engine is stuck, but an extra good running motor is included, extra windshield frame included, factory hard top, rare factory PowerLok diffs F&R, this is a 1-owner Jeep with original PA title, I have the 1961 bill of sale/dealers order showing pricing and options, 22k miles. ”



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1953 CJ-3B Milwaukie, OR $6800


Some closer photos would help!

“53 willys 3B (high hood) has a 327 chev motor with camel hump heads. good rubber, clear title, needs work but runs real good, back seat is removeable. bikini top.”


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1953 CJ-3B Camas, WA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Call Brian at 360-921-0832 for more info. 

“1953 Cj3b Hihood Willys Jeep 350/375 horse small block Chevrolet, rock crusher 4 speed transmission, dana 20 twin stick transfercase ,dana 44 with disc brakes and locker front axle 456, dana 44 centered rearend

456 Detroit locker in rear,postal frame with outboard rear springs,rancho spring in front rancho shocks,aluminun fuel cell ,power steering,tilt whee stainless column,full custom center counsel,heated seats,full cage roll bar all tied to the frame,seats are also all mounted to the roll bar,seats moved back 4 inches for more leg room all custom dash,custom floor boards,custom fire wall,stainless jewells front grill,rear fender flares,front jewells fenders,all jewells stainless brackets,defroster comes out the side of roll bar onto the windshield,under the carpet it is all rino lined,underneath the jeep is just as nice as the rest of the willys,
weld wheels 33×14.50×15 ssr super swampers radials,there are many 100s of hours in metal work done to this willys,
Everything on this willys is new or rebuilt under 500 miles since willys was completed
Also comes with new best top,And stainless windshield frame”


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1958 CJ-3B Melissa, TX $4500


Still some work left before this is road worthy. The driver’s side has had body work done.

“I have a 1958 Jeep Willys. My brother in law took it apart to do a full resto and he have fallen to some hard times with his health. Its a restored roller. He has all the parts for the engine, transmission and wiring harness. Needs to be put back together, and break lines. Clean title on hand. Hes asking $4500.00 OBO.”


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1953 CJ-3B Colville, WA $3950


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3950.

I can’t tell if it is road worth or not.

“Rare 1953 Willys jeep with stock winch and nice chrome grill. Nice barn find with minimal surface rust. Tires are all good tread. Engine was running when parked extra fuel tank for under rear seat. Nice restore project.”






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1955 CJ-3B Orange City, FL $18,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,000.

This has some unusual features. The upper portion of the rear wheel area has a rail rather than metal.

(08/23/2014) “CJ3B Willys Jeep. To much to list must see. Beautiful. Total restored customized, disk brakes, power steering, tilt wheel and much more. Over $20,000 invested. “



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Year? CJ-3B Denver, CO $6500


It’s listed as a 1947. Looks like a nice rig.

“This Jeep Willys is in really good condition! Also a fun car to drive! It’s a 3 speed manual Trans V6 carbureted engine. Call or text if you need any more detailed questions.”


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1960 CJ-3B Carmel, IN $5300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5300.

(01/19/2015) Looks solid.

“1960 Willys jeep CJ3B Solid runs very well. F head 4 cylinder. 3 speed trans.”


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1953 CJ-3B Los Lunas, NM $800


There could be some value here. It has a Kelly hardtop.

“1953 Willys Jeep, excellent body. Includes transfer case and axles. Does not have an engine. Great 4×4 project vehicle!”


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1965 CJ-3B Massachusetts $20,000


Richie is selling his CJ-3B. You can contact him at richiec432@gmail.com

“1965 Willys CJ3B fully restored with many upgrades! New steel body, fully rebuilt drivetrain and Clear Title! Serious inquiries only please. Located in Massachusetts.”





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1953 CJ-3B Petaluma, CA $1300


Might be worth a look at this price.

“Runs and drives it has a 1974 ford pinto 2300 engine manual trans”


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1962 CJ-3B Keller, TX $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/28/2014) Looks like a good 3B. Some matching rims would help.

“Trade or for sale 1962 Willys Jeep CJ3B. In very nice condition, all electrics work, good brakes, tires, 4wd, 3spd manual 4cyl. Stays garaged, lightly driven, titled and registered. $5500 or comparable trade considered. call, text or email”


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1953 CJ-3B Kenmore, WA eBay


Has later engine that might run.

“This is a high hood Willys, mostly original with the exception of the engine, which is from a 1964 L head Jeep with the intake valves in head.  I am selling this for my brother who has a grand distaste for things digital.  He rebuilt the fuel system a few years ago replacing the tank, line, pump, and carburetor.  The engine was rebuilt when he installed it and has been driven very infrequently since.  When the Jeep was purchased from a seller in Iowa, it had no title.  It now has a Washington State title but has not been registered for several years.  The odometer reads 38,850.  Not sure if it has turned once or twice.  After my brother became the owner, he took the Jeep apart to the frame, painting and undercoating it.  Unfortunately he had to store it outside, and the Jeep has suffered the Northwest rains.  It is running but rust in the fuel tank occasionally clogs the line.  It is a good start for a restoration or a hotrod.  ”

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1954 CJ-3B Las Cruces, NM $5000


Could be a good price.

“This jeep is a beast. I get a lot of respect from people everywhere I go people at red lights will roll down their windows to ask about it and the ladies love it too (; it has a Chevy 307 v8 with a ford manual transmission a warn overdrive and four wheel drive with lowered gear ratios for crawling it has 33 inch tires a lift an on board air compressor all guages work it has a warn winch custom roll cage and bumpers it looks pretty mean. It has speakers as well with an old style radio it’ll do about 40 mph max because its geared so low but it will climb anything I pull stuck trucks out all day. It has a 10 gallon gas tank with two old military cans on the back with 5 gallon capacity each with a spare tire and a fold down rack for a cooler the list of mods on the jeep are endless I have a folder with receipts for all mods oil changes and anything to do with the jeep the engine swap was professionally done and we have paper work on that as well. Come check it out call me or text me if you are interested price is firm oh and it has fog lights on the front and back they light up the night for some late night Jeeping and a Cb radio if you are into that”



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1958 CJ-3B Bryan, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

Runs and drives.

“I am selling my 58 willy jeep! We love this thing but have no time for it anymore . I had planned to completely restore it but do not have the time or money to do it . It’s cranks first time every time and runs extremely smooth. Engine has been rebuilt and probably only has about 200 miles on it. It was used as a Deere lease vehicle by a freind of mine. 4×4 works great. I am selling it for what I originally bought it for which a great deal on this thing. ”

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1954 CJ-3B Albany, OR $8000


UPDATE: Still Available

(05/30/2015) Has lots of mods.


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“1954 willys cj3b. has been stretched to 92 inches. primarily built to be used in the sand. but has been licensed and insured for the last 15 years that i have had it. engine started as a mid 60’s ford 428 cu in……..as found in the kr500 shelbly mustangs. i took it down to bare block and built it to 435 inches with, 10.5 comp, aluminum edebrock heads, gear drive, comp solid cam, aluminum roller rockers, edel..broc performer intake etc. ended up with 500 hp. the trans is a built to the hilt c6 auto with b and m holeshot 2400 stall converter.

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1961 CJ-3B Burrillville, RI $3500


Probably not much more than a plow jeep without additional work.

“Body has some rust, frame has no rot at all. Replaced most brake lines last summer, has new plugs wires, distributor, new updated solex carb, belts oil and filter. Comes with manual plow, great plow truck for medium to large driveways. Bill of sale only”