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1953 CJ-3B Jamestown, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1650.

This looks like a good deal … depends on whether it will start or not.

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ3B for sale. Transmission and transfer case in excellent shape. Motor smoked last time it ran. Jeep is solid, would make a great restoration project, trail rig or hunting rig. Have owned Jeep for a long time and always stored inside.”


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1954 CJ-3B Raymond, Me $1800


UPDATE:  I can’t believe this is still available.  Pics now provided.

“Candidate for full resotration. Faithful plow vehicle for 20 years but recently needs clutch. Additional original parts including doors, fuel pump, spare wheels, and oil bath sorkel. Four brand new Galaxy TYL 600×16 military tires. Call 207.653.6920.”



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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

It looks solid.

“54 jeep willy cj3b high hood small block chevy 327 350 auto tran run good 538 gears soft top with doors some extra parts 35 boggers with black rims (wheels and tire in pic are the old ones) 3500.00 or poss trade for a quad or toyota truck or let me know what u got.”


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1956 CJ-3B Bellevue, Ia eBay


Here’s a great looking CJ-3B.

“1956  Willy’s  CJ3B    it  has  a   231 Buick  V 6  Motor  with a 3 Speed  manual transmission Body is in very Nice shape It  has 31 X 11.50 X 15  LT  Goodyear Wrangler   Tires are  like Brand New Mounted on Eagle Alloy  wheels  Seats  are  by ARP    and have Racing  type  Seat Belts in it  Has  all New Gauges  Has New  CD player  in dash Wiring  has been redone at some  point.  You could not build this Jeep for what Reserved  price is .  This  Willy’s  turns  heads every time its  driven .  New Speedometer but need to check cable and drive  gear. See if  working or not.   If  you  have Questions   You can call me at   (563) – 542 – 2817 This Willy’s  came from  Florida.”

View all the pics on eBay


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1953 CJ-3B Vancouver, Wa $3500


This looks like a good foundation.  It’s a non-running vehicle.

“cj3b project,350, 202 heads, 4bolt block, roller rocker’s, moroso pan, msd dist,&box,   scater shield,center force,top loader 4sp,dana 20,new 44 front,12 bolt rear locker’s 488 gears great body&frame 360-263-2909”



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1953 CJ-3B San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

The hood’s a bit bent up, but the rest of this appears pretty solid. No motor.

“1953 willys no motor $1000 OBO”


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Year? CJ-3B Phoenicia, Ny **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Lots of rust in this CJ-3B.

“Nice rare Willys Cj-3b jeep in great restorable shape or for parts. No papers but bill of sale, Serial #15370 . 4 cyl. F head Engine should run, turns over, but not attempted to start. Has original wheels, interior seats, and excellent and rare all aluminum aftermarket hardtop. Body is very nice for this vintage, SURFACE rust only all over, with repair work needed in the pass. floor and side panel. Was originally a municipal vehicle in Irvington NJ as a meter patrol. Hood and windshield have original stencils from the town. Very nice windshield frame and fenders. Has the often missing side steps in good shape.  Silly aluminum bolt on bumpers remove to expose original drawbar underneath. Excellent restoration candidate, please email with questions. Sold as is, no warranty express or implied. Buyer to pick up. Peeling paint and surface rust make it look really bad, but the body is really very solid.”


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1954 CJ-3B McMinnville, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

It looks great.

“1954 CJ3B Willys Jeep, The engine is a 134 F head with new pistons, rings and bearings, rebuilt carb, fuel pump, alternator and starter. The differentials has been overhauled along with the transfer case and transmission, rebuilt wheel cylinders, new brake lines, brake linings and fuel lines. The chassis has been stripped and painted, new leaf springs, shakles, U bolts and bushings. New soft top with doors and new heater. Original wheels and new military tires.”


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1954 CJ-3B Huntsville, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

“54 Willys CJ3B. I have had considerable work done on this Jeep in order to make it a reliable hunter’s friend. The motor was professionally rebuilt by R.P.M. Cylinderhead and Engine of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and has zero miles on it. All other work was completed by Jimmy’s Motors in Fort Walton Beach Florida. Receipts available. It has: completely rebuilt engineto use unleaded fuel, new steering shaft, gear and steering wheel, new brakes, wheel cylinders, springs, etc., including new master cylinder, new shocks, new windshield and frame, new radiator, new tailgate, new hood. AND it has a brand new Warn M6000 wench, which has never been used, and was professionally installed by Accent Accessories of Fort Walton Beach Florida. I’ve owned a number of Jeeps and wanted this one to be THE Jeep, but I came down with cancer and can no longer afford to keep it. It is a 1954, but is registered as a 1948 because the DMV made a mistake when I registered it and they are apparently staffed by morons who can’t get understand this VIN is not the same as the modern 17 digit VINs.”


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1964 CJ-3B Fresno, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

It appears in good shape.

“1964 CJ3B Jeep. 4 cylinder Cleveland engine. New brakes. Eng runs well. Rear main leaks oil. Fun project ”


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1953 CJ-3B Lake Ozark, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This looks very nice.

“Red 1953 CJ3B Willys Jeep. Hi-hood. Buick V6- Headers. 3 speed manual transmission. Aluminum wheels. Like new tires. No rust. Colorado Jeep. Rhino Lined”


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1954 CJ-3B Astoria, Or $5000


UPDATE:  I think the price is now $3500 if I read the Ad correctly.

(11/12/08) Here’s a sand/mud rig.  Safe to say it’s been modified.

“Built 350, turbo 350 tranny 205 trans-x, 9″ rear spooled toyota front both with 4.56 gears, boggers rear irock on front. asking $5000.00 may trade for cherokee (my kids like to wheel this is too much rig for them)this thing is built to play with and thats how i used it.”


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A “New” CJ-3B from ICON


UPDATE: ICON is no longer selling these jeeps. They were priced at $45,000

Jump over to the CJ-3B Page and check out the latest on the new ICON CJ-3B, the first of several (or many?) new CJ-3Bs that will roll of the ICON plant from Van Nuys, CA.  Derek covers this vehicle very thoroughly.  It appears they’ve built a good rig.  The engine is an interesting choice, likely providing debate for some time.   Make sure to check out the gauge panel; it’s very different!

You can also see many pictures of an early prototype here from the CJ-3B Page.


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Year? CJ-3B Annapolis, MD **SOLD**


year_cj3b_annapolisUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4750

“One owner since ’72; never restored, but more than maintained with everything new as needed; F-four, runs great,starts right up. All gears work fine including four wheel drive and low range gear box/shifter. Brakes and gauges work fine. Some rust on driver and passenger side step plate, under-seat storage compartments, but not as much as you would expect considering year/model. Everything in good working order;garaged since ’72;all maintenence records since ’72, fifth wheel/spare, full rain/dust cover”

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1954 CJ-3B Spirit Lake, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600

“For sale or trade 54willys 3b high hood. has good running small block 221ford. The rest of my jeep is is all org. has a full metal top. WILL TRADE FOR A GOOD RUNNING FOUR WHEELER OR TOYOTA 4X4 OR $3600”


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Builds: Jim finds a nice old CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Jim, take it away and thanks for sharing!

So I got a call today, woman says she has a1953 plow jeep she wants to get rid of. She said her deceased father, a mechanic, owned it for more than 40 years and used it to plow his business etc. When I hear plow jeep, Im thinking piece of rusty crap thats been worked to death etc. I have a driveway thats 1/3 of a mile long and I will need a plow this winter so I went to take a look.

Man, was I shocked, a completely (except orange paint) original 1953 CJ3B, 6 volt, uncut, runs great, has brakes, chains on all four studded tires, nice original seats, 15″ stock wheels, no rust to speak of, super straight, soft top frame with a tarp over it, still has the snap in carpet kit. Some one had obviously loved it for many, many years. Under that layer of dust is a really nice jeep and after a long heart to heart talk, its now mine for very little money!

I brought it home and tested it out.  Everything works great, brakes, heater etc but there is a weird knocking on the engine, seems to come go at time so Im thinking someone dropped a bolt or something into the carb and it is knocking on top of a piston. I will know for sure when I pull the head in a few days but overall it is in excellent condition. I couldnt tell you the last time I bought a flat fender with a full on complete snap in carpet kit, very cool!




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1953 CJ-3B Cedar Park, tx $700


1953_cj3b_cedarparkUPDATE:  Price dropped to $700.

This might be worth some closer pics, though the steering looks a little crazy.  Is that a steering housing sitting on top of the front of the driver frame rail?

“1953 Willys Jeep flat fender, V6 motor from a 60s model Jeep this jeep originally came with a 4 cly motor, Jeep needs the wiring ,exhaust and brakes redone to get it going good . Motor starts up and runs . Would make a good beach or hunting Jeep .
Possible trades for early bronco project or maybe 65-66 mustang project . Like I said it is a PROJECT but it is a cool collectors Jeep. Thanks Robert, Cedar Park Tx 512-925-2597. Asking $ 700.00 OBO”



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1958 CJ-3B Lamar, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a nice, solid looking CJ-3B.

“This is a 1958 Jeep Willys High Hood, it’s my grandpa’s jeep, and it is in very good condition.  Starts right up, and the engine runs good.  Tires are in great condition, tred is all there.  The interior isnt very old, maybe 6 years or so. This jeep has been kept in storage the whole time he’s had it.  Unless you count the occasional 4 mile trip to another garage.  Please call my grandpa for questions, he will know more about it.”



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1962 CJ-3B Tucson, Az $1700


UPDATE:  Pics added.  Price dropped to $1700.

This looks like a good deal.

“1962 CJ3B. Original F Head Engine, 3spd Transmission, and Twin Stick Transfer Case. Tub is in good shape no holes in floorboards. Has some surface rust. $1700.

Glass fuel filter/mechanical fuel pump. electric fuel pump was added by previous owner. Has original gauges and fire wall data plate, original low back seats. Body is in average condition. minor rust, nothing that cant be fixed. Tub is solid. No Bondo. Original Orange paint faded and flaking in spots. Overall a good High Hood worthy of being restored. I have two other Jeep projects so this one has to go. Title is clear.”



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Unusual, Stretched, CJ-3B Kansas City, Mo

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed at $10k

It was stretched fairly nicely in the back compared with the patch between the hood and grille in the front.

“This custom 58 Willy is powered by 350 4BBL Chevy Motors, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, Chevy 1/2 ton front and rear axles, rancho schocks custom made leaf springs, new break system, new steering system, heavy duty full cage roll bar, Mickey Thompson 35×12.5 tires. Plus a box of new stuff that is ready to be installed. $10,000 or OBO!! This is truly a one of a kind!! A must see!!! ”


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1953 CJ-3B New Phila, Oh $3000


There have been a few mods, including some usual changes involving the tail lights. It appears the tailgate has been filled in?

“1953 Willys CJ3B Jeep.V6 with manual trans.  Is in great shape for a 53.  Has new clutch, brake and clutch master cylinder.  Full 6 pt roll cage.  Race seats with 5 points.  Needs some TLC but NADA low retail is $3,350.  $3000 obo
May trade for Rail Buggy or a crazy offroad crawler.  Call 330-447-5343”



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1965 CJ-3B Tampa Bay, Fl **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

It appears a good deal of work has already been done on the drive train.

“This was a resto pogect needs to be put togather IHAVE ALL THE PARTS.  Clean FL title.  This Jeep has a PTO drive very rear.”


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1954 CJ-3B Rhode Island **Sold**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“1954 Willys CJ3B Jeep with hardtop and plow. 54K, 4CYL, 4X4. Needs work due to rust/rot. Engine was running fine but has an electrical issue now and does not start. Needs brake work. All pieces there and would make a great restoration project. More pics available upon request. $1200.00 obo”


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1956 CJ-3B Santa Maria, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

This might be a good deal.  No pics just yet.

“Posted earlier, now w/photos. Thanks for all the inquires! Rebuilt F-134, bored 0.30 over, after market carb one barrel, T-90, 3 speed trany, T-18 transfer case, Lock-Right lockers front and rear, Spencer 25or27 front &Dana 44 rear diffs w/10 spline (I think), 5.38 gears (I think), Warn overdrive, Cutlas hub lock, BF mud terrain T/A 30/9.50/R15 w/lots of tread, upholstery is rough, has folding rear seat, H-4 headlamps, cab heater, and 2nd battery isolation relay, 120 volt block water heater, The body has rust in the normal places a 53 year old body would have.”


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1955 CJ-3B New Orleans, LA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make offer. One of the first Civilian Jeeps? I don’t think so.

“Up for sale is an Awesome Jeep CJ3B. Only 37k miles. Just changed diff gear oil. I really do not want to sell, but i have 2 other Jeeps and not enough storage space. I started to restore her about 1 year ago, but I’m in the process of moving, and i just don’t have the room anymore. The motor has been removed for better access. She ran like a champ when i last drove her! I have all parts labeled, and neatly set asidethat were removed (minor). Motor, tranny, and transfer case are all together. Minimal rust on floor panel, has all gauges (fuel gauge is probably going to need replacement), 31″ tires, roll cage, and much much more! Have title in hand for new owner. The pictures were taken a week or so ago. Great project vehicle, or just put the motor back in and have some good ol fun! There are plenty of extra parts if needed. This jeep is an antique and a collectors item, and one of the first Civilian Jeeps ever made. I could go on and on about this Jeep, but don’t have time right now. E-Mail me with any questions and make me an offer. Please don’t waste my time, serious buyers & Jeep fans only! I will take some more detailed pics as soon as i get a chance to. If i have time i will put the motor back in. This is a great Jeep. Best offer within 2 weeks takes it!!! Good Luck.”