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1960 CJ-3B Rector, Pa eBay


1960_cj3b_rectorummm … all original?  This must have been purchased with the woody option?

“THIS JEEP IS A 1960 WILLYS  ALL ORIGINAL cj3b model  with a F134 4cyl. engine 3spd. manual trans. 4×4 all original hardware starter has been rebuilt body will need to be replaced if you want or can be fixed. History of this vehicle is that i bought it off a army vet. i was going to rebuild it but i did not have the time. but i would like to sell it to a person that will want to restore it to its original condition.”

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The History MB-CJ3B Willys-Viasa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, International • TAGS: .

Here’s a good history of the MB-CJ3B Willys-Viasa with a variety of pics.

In the late 50’s, Willys Overland gave the rights to the V.I.A.S.A. firm to allow them exclusively to build the Univesal Jeep in our country. In 1959, the first permit to import parts and machinery is given by the Trade Ministry, in order to assemble the first units  in the V.I.A.S.A’s factory located in Zaragoza. These units weren’t launched until 1960.

It seems that that permit let V.I.A.S.A build the CJ3B model, with different engines and features from the original American model …”

Learn more about the Viasa here

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1952 CJ-3A & 1954 CJ-3B Syracuse, NY $3000 for both


UPDATE:  These are still available.

These are both running jeeps, with the CJ-2A’s motor recently having been rebuilt.  If I only had a two jeep trailer … hmmm.

“1952 CJ3A ($1200.00) & 1954 CJ3B ($1800.00)for sale. 2A motor has new pistons,rings,brgs,complete valve job, cab,solid frame and powertrain.3B has solid frame and powertrain & very rare rear PTO.Both jeeps stored inside and were run last year.Need to sell them for street rod project.


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1953 CJ-3B Gloucester, Va eBay


1953_cj3b_gloucesterThis is a great looking, early CJ-3B.

“One sweet little JEEP for a true JEEP lover.  This Willys is all original – nothing added and nothing missing.  I’ve owned it since 2002 when I spotted her frolicking on the beach at Hatteras Island, NC.  It was love at first sight.  I’ve had  7 fun years with it and I feel its time to move on and let someone else have some fun.  I have had the brakes redone along with new stock shocks.  Tires are in good shape but could use a new spare.  The top is in fair shape and should give good service for a while.  This Jeep has the original upolstry and rear bench seat.  All body parts are original and show no signs of rust…. ”

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1953 CJ-3B Burlington, WA **SOLD**


1953_cj3b_burlingtonUPDATE: WAs $7750. **SOLD**

“1953 Willy’s CJ3B. 4 cyl. Straight w/ new paint, tires, and battery. Starts and runs perfect. $7,750 OBO. * Will trade for a snow plow rig or dozer of equal or greater value.”

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1954 CJ-3B Lakeland, Fl $2200


1954_cj3b_clearwaterUPDATE:  Price has dropped to $2200.  This appears to be a good price.  There’s a different pic on the craigslist Ad.

“Has A 69 dauntless v6,3spd,pwr sterring sitting on 31 *10.5 *15’s. I’ve rhino linned the inside ,It’s been converted to 12v. Park it on the concrete doesn’t leak, 4wheel drive works great,runs & drives great , real head turner;oh ya it’s 55 years old & not perfect call Ron (727)-768-6132”


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1953 CJ-3B Reno, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

At first I thought that was rust on the body, but I think that’s the paint job.

“it is alot of fun….It has a ford 200 strait 6 skyjacker lift runs strong needs love.”

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1954 CJ-3B Salinas, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, stainless/jewels

1954_cj3b_salinasUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

“Great for hunting or on the ranch. 260 Ford v/8 3spd trans. w/overdrive. New exhaust, tow bar.”

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1954 CJ-3B Buckley, Wa $2200


1954_cj3b_buckley2UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $2200.  Pics now available.

The pics should be posted this evening.  This might be a great price.



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1953 CJ-3B Littleton, CO **SOLD**


1953_cj3b_littletonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

The seller of this jeep claims it only has 4,051 miles.  If that’s true, then this might be a pretty good deal.  Maybe it’s just the lighting, but the back of the jeep looks like it’s a bit more faded then the rest.

“Mileage: 4051, Includes: Winch, Tow Bar, White Kayline Soft top, Extra Gas Tank, Set of on road & off road tires. Needs some work, great project vehicle. Everything is Original! Only 4051 miles! Let me know if you want more pictures!”


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Builds — Jim’s 1960 CJ-3B Makeoer


Jim shows in this 1960 CJ-3B makeover that a few smart decisions can make a world of difference in how a jeep appears.





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1960 CJ-3B Magalia, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5200

It seems the hood overhangs the grille a little more than I would think it should.  Not sure exactly why that is.  I also haven’t seen too many batteries mounted on the driver’s side.

“Classic Willys Jeep Rare. 6 Cyl. 4 speed. full canvas top, 6 pt. roll cage. wipers, turn signals, tow bar, locking hubs, steering stabilizer, bucket seats, 31″ knobby tires on white spoke wheels with spare, Edelbrock manifold, elec. ignition, high output alternator, Headers, Dual Mufflers-exhaust pipes to tail, high volume/low pressure oil pump/external oil cooler, all gages. Garaged. No rust, Great shape.
$5200.00 OBO ”


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1952 CJ-3B Markham, IL $2500


1952_cj3b_chicagoUPDATE:  Still Available

A reader submitted this great find.  As the seller suggests, this looks pretty bone stock.  I can’t quite tell if the sides of the body are rusty or not.

“1952 willys jeep, runs and drives good, good heat, is bone stock,steel top and doors(military?)good title, very recently added plow works, use it to do the drive way and to go hunting. All guages work,nice seats, many new parts. $2850.00 firm cash only in person only no trades 708-675-0990 cell or e-mail billb@asmos.net”


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1964 CJ-3B San Diego, Ca **SOLD**


FINAL UPDATE:  Melanie has sold her Jeep.  Congratulations!

Melanie provided some interesting information she gleaned from the sale of her jeep.  Most notably, when comparing ebay, craigslist, and auto trader, Melanie felt like she got by far the most quality responses from the auto trader magazine.

She also reports:

“What I experienced while trying to sell the jeep may not be new to others, but was an eye opener for me!

I had one guy tell me that I had misrepresented the jeep and that I didn’t know what I was talking about.  He basically was trying to bully me into lowering my price.   I did a lot of research before I ran my ad to make sure that everything I stated was true and accurate.  Still, it was unpleasant being called a liar.

Another guy was a smooth/fast talker and very aggressively insisted that I had agreed in a previous phone conversation to sell him the jeep for way below my asking price.   While he was talking circles around me, I started thinking to myself “wow, this is what it’s like to be scammed!”  The conversation ended with me saying “uh, wait…” and him saying a check is in the mail *click*.  I returned his check via certified mail.

On a positive note, I’ve talked to a lot of great jeep enthusiasts from all over the United States.  The majority have been polite and pleasant to talk to.   The ad I ran in the Auto Trader Classics magazine generated a lot of serious inquiries.  It was much more productive than e-bay or craigslist. ”

Thanks for info Melanie!


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1953 CJ-3B Baton Rouge, LA $6800


1953_cj3b_louisianaExcept for some minor issues, such as the bend in the hood at the middle and missing items from the dashboard, this looks pretty good.

“1953 Willys Jeep. 4×4, PTO driven winch, 3 speed on the floor. Army green, new seats, recently restored. Runs good, but could use a carb adjustment(will die if left to idle for more than a few minutes). Carport kept. Paint is good except flaking on hood. Great for camp, or just to play. I am posting for my boss, he just has no time for it. call scott (225)975-7787”


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1955 CJ-3B Portland, Or $34,900


UPDATE:  The price has, inexplicably, gone up $2000 to $34,900 over the past month.

A reader reminded me that this is only 2 wheel drive and that it’s been for sale for a few years.  But, it’s a nice looking CJ-3B, so I thought it was worth posting.



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1961 CJ-3B Reeders, Pa **SOLD**


1961_cj3b_readersHere’s a good looking CJ-3B that comes with a few new parts.  The starting bid is $2599.00.  This could be a navy jeep.

“Built in April of 1961. Engine was rebuilt several years ago and runs better than when new. Transmission and transfer case are in great shape and the 4×4 is fully functioning. The body goes like this: Windshield frame is rusty but I have a replacement that goes with the deal.  Hood is good, rightside fender is good, left side fender has some rust but I also have a nice replacement fender that goes with the deal. All the steering and suspension is good and road worthy….”

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1961 CJ-3B Dolan Springs, Az **SOLD** Was a great deal …


1961_cj3b_body_dolanspringsUPDATE: The price on this was $800, which just goes to show that there are some great deals if you look hard enough ….

Here’s a CJ-3B parts jeep with a never-mounted replacement body.  This is definitely worth a look.

“1961 willys Jeep CJ3B for parts or restore.No motor.No Title,sold as parts with bill of sale only.AS-IS.The chasis is all together,with trans and transfer case,frt and rear axles and driveshafts and steering.Will roll.Body is a steel replacement with fenders,grille,hood and windshield (no glass)all new,never mounted on chasis.Body has surface rust due to poor storage,but will still clean up nicely.Also I have the old body,which is shot,but has a lot of hardware on it to use on the new body.I have the original frt fenders,hood,windshield and tailgate,all repairable also.The steel body kit is over $3000 by itself.Call with any questions 928-767-4670 home or 928-230-6090 cell. THANKS”


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1953 CJ-3B San Jose, Ca $5000


UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $5000. This has been for sale since Aug.

This seller has installed a variety of new parts on this CJ-3B (and I think lists every single one in the ad).  Looks like the body’s in decent shape.  I’m thinking the seller was attempting to restore it, but now needs to sell it.

” Rebuilt engine, stock 134 Cu Inch F-Head, New spin on oil filter, New distributor, New water pump, Rebuilt radiator, New radiator hoses, Rebuilt starter, New exhaust system from manifold to tail pipe, New fuel tank, New fuel gauge sending unit, Rebuilt alternator, New turn signal device New parking brake cable, New parking brake shoes … ”


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1963 CJ-3B Olathe, MO **SOLD**


1963_cj3b_olatheUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This is pretty beat up for a $1500 jeep.

“running gears, trany and rear end good,needs some motor and body work, hasn’t been started for a few years $1500”


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1957 CJ-3B Pueblo, Co **SOLD**


1957_cj3b_puebloUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1947 willys with cj3b body civilian, 327 corvette engine, 4 speed muncie, overdrive, the new body hasn’t been cut or drilled for guages $2500.00. “

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1965 CJ-3B Phoenix, Az **SOLD**


UPDATE:  This CJ-3B sold for $8000 on Jan 17, 2009

Very nice CJ-3B.  Check out the pictures.

“This ’65 CJ is all 100% stock and is the last year for this model offered in the US.  It was replaced by the more popular CJ5.  Kaiser, after purchasing Willys, dropped the embossment letters in 1963, but I have purchased exact repos and installed on the Jeep.  To a real Jeeper, even a Kaiser, is a Willys. This Jeep underwent an extensive 2-year restoration in 2000-2002 in the Seattle area by a Jeep enthusiast, who has done quite a few.  It was originally towed over from Montana.”

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Wanted: CJ-3B Body and Fenders — Clark County, Wa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, wanted

We have a buyer with CASH for a CJ-3B Body and Fenders.

“I need a 3b body tub and a set of front fenders, new or used. Have cash!!! Any help would be great. thanks (360)880-0205”


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1953 CJ-3B Burney, CA **SOLD**


1953_cj3b_burneyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

The body of this CJ has some dings, but otherwise looks pretty good.

“Flat fender, high hood, runs, 4×4 works well, brand new wild cat agressive tires, front tow bar, brand new Yukon bench seat for the back with seat belts (camo), brand new camo front seat covers. Great hunting rig!!! Wind sheild lays down.”

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1960 CJ-3B Elkin, NC eBay


1960_cj3b_elkinThere’s some rust on the body, but this looks like it’s a very stock, quite complete CJ-3B.  It might make a great restore project.  Note the other flattie to the right in the pic.

“This is a Willys cj3b jeep that I bought with the intention of restoring. I do not have a title for this vehicle. I will give a bill of sale. I believe this jeep could be restored. The running gear is complete. I have not tried to start the engine. I believe this jeep was used as a plow jeep. It does have rust mostly in the back sections. It has a factory hard top that is solid, and could be brought back to like new condition. It would make a great restore project.”

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