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1955 CJ-3B Fort Worth, TX $6500


Former government jeep. Should last long at this price.

“I’ve had this Willys CJ3B since 2007. It’s been garage kept. All original. Even the oil bath air cleaner & glass bowl fuel pump. Has new exhaust & manifold, fuel tank & carburetor. This Jeep was part of the Agriculture Research Service till around 1968 when it was sold to the public. I have a complete title history. Original owners manual, service manual. Previous owner was a White-Tail Deer Author and spray painted it flat black & use it as a hunting vehicle. I discovered the original decals after doing some light sanding. If you are looking for a GREAT little running Jeep or you want to do a frame off restoration, this is the Willys to have. My asking price is very reasonable for the condition. The only time I’ve driven it is to take the grandkids on rides around the neighborhood. We named it TUGGER. I may have put 200 Miles on it since I’ve owned it. The rest of time it’s been garaged.”



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1953 CJ-3B Phoenix, AZ $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/17/2018) Derek’s got this good looking 3B for sale. It includes a Cab Enclosure hard top.


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“1953 Willys CJ3B.
45k original miles. Was a forest service truck in CA. No rust.
Chevy 4.3 v6.
Motor was completely gone through last summer (2017) before installed, new crank, pistons, cam, Eddlebrock intake,
Motorcraft 2100 carb with off road mods
New starter. New water pump, hoses, fuel lines,
New aluminum radiator.
Novak adapter to T90 transmission.
New flywheel/clutch/pressure plate.
T18 transfer case has new intermediate shaft and bearings.
D44 rear axle with LockRite locker.
Have a D44 air locker, (not installed)
New rear drive shaft.
5.38 gears.

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1953 CJ-3B Anchorage, AK $15,000


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/20/2017) Looks good.

“1953 cj3b $16500.00 o.b.o.
Restored high hood JEEP
All stock rebuilt engine all new brakes, gauges,upholstery
Nice paint job with custom hand painted pinstripe new 31/10.5/15 tires really must see to appreciate”


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CJ-5 & CJ-3B Rio Rancho, NM $3250


It’s a package deal. Meyer hardtop looks in good shape.


“Selling a Jeep CJ 5 and a Willy’s 3B. The CJ 5 has all the drivetrain and a title. The Willy’s is a parts jeep. Selling as a package deal. Asking $3250 OBO. No trades.”


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1954 CJ-3B? Zanesville, OH $4000


No pics provided. Might also be an M-38A1.


“Looking for a project? I am selling mine. I have a 1954 willys jeep, a brand new frame for it. 2 cabs, complete fenders, ford 302 motor, a willys go devil motor in pieces. Several different tail gates and multiple other parts. Come check it out. No reasonable offer will be refused.”

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1955 CJ-3B West Valley, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

This should not last long. The Koenig half cab along is probably worth $300.

“53 CJ3B Jeep halfcab, switched to 12v charging. body is rough but runs good. has been used for plowing the last 12 years”

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1953 CJ-3B Apache Junction, CA $3950


Looks like a good price.


“This jeep has been in covered storage since 2001, when I was called back to active duty for Afghanistan. Prior to that it was my daily driver to work. Starts right up, runs great. Just replaced the fuel pump, the only thing that did not survive storage. Good battery. The tires need to be replaced.
-Rough country shocks
-Heckethorn steering stabilizer
-12 volt conversion
-AM/FM CD player
-Bull Elk Antler shifter knob
-Original F-Head Willys motor, runs well
-Solex carb
-Tow bar integrated into the front bumper
-Bikini top and full soft top with doors. The soft top is very old and needs some minor work.
CJ-3B in excellent condition out of Wyoming. Some minor undercarriage rust, much less than normal for it’s age. The photos do not do it justice.
These classics have very little power, like all cars from the 1950s, but are great fun to drive and are always attention-getters. Really fun on trails. 4×4 works great. The speedo cable has been broken for most of it’s life so no clue on the mileage but I would guess it is less than 50,000. The engine was rebuilt 3 years before I purchased it in 1997. The jeep is tan in color.”

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CJ-3B Tub Springtown, TX $100

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B

Later model tub.


“Willy’s CJ3B Tub for sale. Not in great shape. But may have pieces someone needs. Best offer takes it home!”


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1964 CJ-3B Van Nuys, Ca $9500


UPDATE: Strangely, this is also list as being in Burbank at a price of $6900.

If you look closely at the pic, you can see there’s diamond plating extending the hood so that is will reach the grill. An even closer look reveals a panel between the back of the fender and the cowl. The body is likely sitting on a post-1971 CJ-5 chassis.


“64′ Jeep Willy very clean and running good hard to find asking $ 9500 O.B.O


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Year? Model Monterey, CA $6000


This might just be the least descriptive ad I’ve seen for a vintage jeep. No pics provided.


“Willys Jeep for sale.”


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1956 CJ-3B Danielsville, GA $4850


UPDATE: Still Availalble.

(03/15/2016) It’s sat for a while.


“1956? willys cj3b goog tires will need carb cleaned and tank ha sat for six years”

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1953 CJ-3B Yakima, WA $6200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500..

(03/04/2018) This has a lift and a replacement body, among other mods.


“1953 Willy’s CJ3B, small block ford, T18 transmission, Dana 20 twin stick transfer case, Dana 44 front and rear with power locks 427 gears runs good the transmission is starting to whine but shifts though all the gears fine. No winch. Extra diamond plated half doors, bikini top 2 new front shocks. Over all in good shape.”

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1948? CJ-3B? Annapolis, MD $8750


This has a 3B body, but the frame horns of a 2A. Probably a ’48 with a 3B body.


“body restores red, black interior, mechanicaly all up to speed 12 volt conversion runs and operated like new , buying a boat must sell, send phone and email for pics”

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CJ-3B Steel Body Kit Asheville, NC $2500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, Parts

Good price.


“53-64 Willys Jeep CJ3B New Steel Body Kit. 2 Fenders, Hood, Tailgate,Windshield Frame, Front Seat Frames. Steering column doesn’t come with the body tub. Ask $2,500.”


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1955? CJ-3B Chesapeake, VA $1800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(01/24/2016) Engine is out.


“1955 Willys, motor is out valves are locked and in parts, has a hand crank winch in front, hard to find, do not have a title, never did”


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1962 CJ-3B Lakeside, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

Nothing fancy. Runs?


“The motor is a 1962 Chevy V-8 283. There are rust areas and the paint is faded. The drive train (other than the engine) is all stock and original. Three shifting levers: Lock in -Lock out, High-Low range, and three speed tranny with OD. Comes with an extra set of tires and rims and other Misc parts. It does have a tow-bar as well. Come have a look.

This Jeep has been in my Family for 40 years so I want to see her go to someone who is going to restore her-not trash her. ”

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1954 CJ-3B Fortuna Foothills, AZ $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Needs tires at the very least (or some holes plugged).


“Will run
Needs tires
Just don’t use and it’s going to waist sitting here”

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1961 CJ-3B Elkhorn, WI $14,000


Looks good.


“For sale a very nice 1961 Jeep CJ3B that is a great driver. Everything is in working order and has had the engine and transmission recently detailed as you can see in the before and after photos. The body was removed from frame to get the engine and transmission out. The paint on the body is in very good condition. This Jeep is only a 2 seater and is a manual transmission. Please feel free to ask questions. Email is the best way to get a hold of me”

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1955 CJ-3B Albuquerque, NM $2200


“Wide Hood”? That’s a new one.


“THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND WITH WIDE HOOD, Its in Great condition. New tires all the way around, runs good.”

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1953 CJ-3B La Mirada, CA $4500


Sounds like it has some old school updates.


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“350 Corvette engine. 4-speed manual. 4WD. Front locker. New BFG all terrains. Garage kept for most of its life. Paint still looks brand new. Has a bikini top and soft top. Front bucket seats, rear bench. Tow bar.

A really nice jeep in its heyday but has been sitting for 15-ish years. I had it running and drove around the block about 1 year ago but has been sitting since. It does need some work as reflected in the price (fully updated and driveable Jeeps like this go for $14,000+). Built by my uncle before 4wheelparts existed so you will have to spec parts on your own.

Needed immediately: front and rear leaf springs (flattened out), bump stops, and maybe shocks. Drum brakes need a good flush and bleed. Will take a little go-juice for the carb to get her running but then she purrs.
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1953 CJ-3B Westminster, CA $5800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5800.

(02/10/2018) This one has an unusual color scheme. Must have been used for some type of advertising. Sell incorrectly states that this is the “civilian version of the M38 U.S. Army Jeep”?


“Fun to drive 1953 CJ-3B. The is the civilian version of the M38 U.S. Army Jeep. This jeep has a new front disc brake conversion, so it stops great. New wheels and mud tires. New carburetor and electronic ignition for reliability. Seats have new covers and the vehicle has been vinyl wrapped, so the company’s logo can easily be removed. The electrical system has been upgraded from 6 volts to 12 volts. New headlamps and headlamp switch, and dash light. 3 speed manual transmission and transfer case. The F-134 engine has had the valves recently adjusted. The roll cage and front seat belts are there for safety. If you want a weekend cruiser, this is your vehicle. The original wheels and brakes are available. However, the original wheels will not fit over the disc brakes. Asking $6,800 based on $7,000 on Hagerty value of “Good”.

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1963 CJ-3B Emmett, MI $1250


UPDATE: The year has been confirmed as 1963. Kelly cab has some value.


“1966 jeep willys. Big project jeep. Everything should be there except the actual tub. Has a nice set of hard doors and a hard top. I have the grill and windshield frame also. I also have the title. I bought it for a project and will probably never get to it. Has the 4 cylinder, 3 speed trans and twin stick transferscase. There are boxes and boxes of parts under the top. Looking to get 1250 or best offer. Could be a really unique jeep when finished. Emmett mi 48022 might trade throw me some offers. Shop equipment, other old project cars, guy stuff. Jeep cj willys will also part out.”

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1962 CJ-3B Selah, WA $1300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1300.


(11/20/2017) “I have a 1962 willys cj3b that I recently bought with intentions to get it back together and have a cool old Jeep to cruise around but it’s to much for me and I don’t have enough time to do what I want to to it. Open to offers have the title it has potential but is a project”


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1954 CJ-3B Buena Vista, CO $14,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2017) Looks in good condition. Has a Kelly Hardtop.


“FOR SALE 1954 WILLYS CJ-3B EXCELLENT CONDITION, 134 cu in f head hurricane 4 engine, runs like new, All original except for wheels, Kelly Mfg dealer- optional top, low miles, 3rd owner-has never left chaffee county, colorado, seats perfect. have old jeep wheels if you want them. Hi-lift jack not included I love this old jeep and hate to see it go but I just don’t drive it enough, took it out like 3 times this summer.”

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1954 CJ-3B Rancho Cordova, CA $16000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(02/12/2018) Lots of custom work on this 3B.


“I’m putting up my 1954 Willys CJ3B.
Motor: Chevy small block 307ci from a 1969 C10
Transmission: TH350
Transfer case: Dana 20
Front axle: Dana 27A with 4.27 gears
Rear axle: Fully rebuild 30spline Dana 44 with Detroit Locker and 4.27 gears
Brakes: 10in front and 11in rear power drum brakes.
Shifter: B&M shifter.
Tires: 33×12.5×15
Wheels: 15in American Racing wheels

Extra: Dana 30 front axle from 1973 Cj5 needs rebuild
Dana 30 rear axle from with 4.27 gears
Also comes with tow bar and tow lights.
Jeep is fully registered with pink slip in hand.”


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