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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) Not a bad price, but it does need work. The body has been cut at the entrances. .Appears to have the original tank. The seller is correct that this is a convertible model, not a Gala/Surrey.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/426139282405562

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Selling a very rare 1958 Kaiser Willys DJ3a Convertible!…VERY LIKELY the original strait-4 cylinder, single carb and oil-bath air filter. 3 speed manual column shift (“3-on-a-tree”)….Yes, it is called a convertible, did a lot of searches, primarily trying to verify if its really a “Gala Surry”. 2 wheel drive flat fender, no tailgate. Got a clean title but not in my name, can transfer over no problem. This a very solid project that I simply do not have time to work on. I have had this is DRY storage since i got it in 2019. Go to “eWillys.com” to see more info. The previous seller had thought it was possible this was a Gala Surrey model (Google “Gala Surrey/Elvis”, light/powder blue). I am not so convinced BUT definitely a “convertible model” (see old brochures in my photos, I own old original copies, bought on ebay).

THE BADS -NO top frame or soft top material, common problem, unfortunately, but might be available online (repros) -NO back seat -Clutch cable is broke I believe, so cannot test -The body has been cut/modified slightly (entrance to driver’s/passenger seats) (see pics first, I’ll explain) -Never got time to start the process of getting it started, I was told it ran not that long ago, maybe on a ranch property near Temple Texas. I got this on trade for a Triumph TR-6 (he got it on trade with the Temple person)

THE GOODS! -VERY solid and very lowrust, if not at all. -Good tires, been holding for awhile (I have been storing on jacks!) -Decent body that does not need a lot of work -Battery tray solid, no rust! -Some parts been replaced not long ago but cannot confirm dates -Solid rig! hate to sell but just no time that it deserves! PLEASE be legit and serious! Happy to call back with anything I know. CALL or TEXT is best. IF YOU ASK, “is it still available” I will not respond, I will delete the post seconds after its sold. Sorry about the sideways shots, not sure why that happened! [hidden information]

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey? Thousand Oaks, CA $3500

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This has an updated engine. It doesn’t run. Still, this may be worth a look. The paint/trim numbers seem to confirm the this may have been a Surrey (148 is the body paint color for Tropical Rose/Coral Mist aka “pink”).

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/oak-park-super-rare-willys-jeep/7433680154.html

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“1 of 1100 made. The VIN tag confirms the pink paint underneath the blue redo makes the Jeep I have a “Surrey” or “Gala” I don’t know the history of the Jeep, I did talk to the PO who had the bucket sets and a Ford V6 Cologne motor from a Pinto put in it. He had no idea what it was. As it sits now it is not running. I have ordered the parts for the ignition including a Duraspark II distributor. I’ve done an oil change and coolant change. I’ve only had the Jeep a month or so and didn’t realize what I was buying. The body is really straight and surprisingly rust free. There are a couple <6″ spots under the passenger seat I found when I pulled up the carpet. It’s registered in CA as an Historical Vehicle. Registration is not current, but the title is in my hand and is clear. The Jeep is currently “not in the system” so there’s no back fees to be paid. Not sure what else to put, I’m new to the Willys game.”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Newport, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Listed as a 1953, this looks to have a body and windshield of a convertible DJ-3A. The manifold suggests this is a DJ-3A engine, too. So, this is likely a DJ-3A converted to 4WD. Notes the use of the rectangular gauge cluster.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/lake-oswego-wd-willys-jeep-cj2-or-cj2a/7433669037.html

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“For sale is a vintage 1953 4WD Willy’s Jeep believed to be a Model CJ2 or CJ2A; not that familiar with teeps so if it looks like another Model, please let me know. This unit has all original 4 cylinder flathead engine, 4 speed stick transmission and running gear but the original body was dented and rough so the previous owner had a straight aftermarket replacement “Boot installed, it has a new carburetor and 12V battery and runs fine; would be ideal for hunting or camping; it needs fuld down windshield glas and head lamps; tires are in average condition. Selling because I am 6′ 3″ and cannot fit behind the steering wheel; I did not realize when I bought it that the driver’s seat does not adjust backwards because of the wheel well so there is no way I could comfortably drive it any distance Purchased from a Kabota Dealership in Medford, OR but haven’t been able to find the Pink Slip; selling with Bill of Sale only if Certificate of Ownership cannot be located at time of sale Asking $4,500 OBO – possible trade for Wildland Tanker/Tender or related Fire Equipment.
Located in Newport, OR , 97365”

 
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Year? DJ-3A? New Braunfels, TX $10,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, this seems to be a DJ-3A chassis with an unknown body. Then engine manifold appears to be DJ as well. The serial number plate has the DJ-3A prefix, but the second set of numbers aren’t readily viewable as if the plate had been changed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1565880117098238/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep Flathead 4 motor New brakes Parking brake works New tires and wheels New bikini top Jeep runs and drives great, is street legal with current antique license plate.”

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This is closer to how the plate ought to look:

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1965 DJ-5 Drag Jeep Flint, MI $19,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $25,000. Price dropped to $19,000.

I thought I had listed this previously, but I can’t find it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/226818835884074

“468 BB ,PROCHARGER ,5 SPEED ,DISC BRAKES FRONT/DRUM REAR ,HYD CLUTCH , NEW TIRES ,VERY FAST CAR ! RUNS EXCELLENT ,DRIVES EXCELLENT , $19,000 IN MICHIGAN , POSS TRADE,,, MESSAGE ME DIRECT ,PRICE DROP!!!!!! $$$19,000 CASH”

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Fredericksburg, TX $49,500 on eBay

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Several folks forwarded this Surrey. This Surrey was in Riverside, then was in Florida, but now is in Texas. It’s undergone a restoration in the last few years, but Colin indicates it was never a resort vehicle (despite the decals). Those style of decals were actually on a Surrey model jeep:

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Here’s the link to the eBay ad, along with some pics below:

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“Welcome to Street Dreams in Texas as we celebrate our 23rd year in the classic and muscle car business. We are always happy to present you with another dreamy classic jeep. This 1961 Willys Surrey Gala is a special production vehicle for Caribbean Palace Nassau. It has a 133ci Inline four cylinder engine with a manual 3-speed transmission. This classic has been well taken care of through the years. It is a very rare vehicle. It has a great look that will last until the color pink goes out of style. Which we don’t see ever happening. This thing turns everyone’s heads when you drive it around. This is a perfect vehicle for taking passengers on trips under 55mph. We sold one locally already, and they use it for wine tours”

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1959 DJ-3A Tub and Other Parts West Jordan, UT $1200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts

Here’s a rebuilt DJ-3A tub with some non-DJ parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/274251058090113

“Have a restored 59 Jeep Willys tub Forsale no rust and in excellent condition. Also have a nice windshield frame with looks like new glass, rust free fenders,hood and grille. Located in Salt Lake City , Utah.”

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1949 CJ-3A Levittown, PA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This has a modified DJ-3A tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/866554494231135

“Up forsale is a Cj3a flat fender. This is a very early Cj3a as it has the flathead under the hood and all the early parts. Very restorable or get it going as is and have a nice woods Jeep.”

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1953 CJ-3A Rockton, PA $7500

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This has a DJ-3A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/613274930028638

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“PA Titled 1953 WIllys CJ-3A. It is actually made up of Military Axles and engine, DJ-3A Tub, 3A transmission and drive train. I call it Muttly. It has a redone Military L134 Engine, and brakes, Tires are newer about 2 years old and I don’t put a lot of miles on it. I have re-done the electrical for headlights, and put in a new clutch. It does drip from the oil pan a little. The transmission pops out of second, but I do have a fully rebuilt transmission that I will provide for the price I list. I did replace the seats and add the spare tire carrier, jerry can holder, wipers, and a ebrake. I have other projects now and need space. $7500.00 OBO. I will supply a non-rebuilt transmission (dis-assemble ready to be rebuild for $500.00 less.) I also have a second 1947 title CJ-2A Ready for rebuild”

 
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1962? DJ-3A Surrey Queen Creek, AZ $2800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

Has some body rust; seems to me this could have been a Surrey. It’s missing the top portion of the dry gauze air filter.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/157065983232036

“Real Pink Surrey Edition DJ3A. 2 wheel drive. L134, column shift. Clean title. Will need some TLC. Body has some rust, needs carb rebuilt, and factory tank repaired and put back in(temporary fuel tank in back right now). Brakes work and steers great. Has factory bumpers, hub caps, and some original pink fabric on seats. Was driving around a few months ago. Motor has some smoke. Currently not running. Hard top also available. Bring a trailer. Located in Queen Creek, Az. Can help with transport and possible delivery within reason. Don’t have to sell, just making room for current projects.”

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4 DJ-3As, 2 CJ-2As and Some CJ-5s Allentown, PA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, DJ-3A, Features

My friend Joe in Pennsylvania is looking to sell his jeeps. He’s got a variety of flat fenders, including “Rusty“, a 1956 DJ-3A I sold him back in 2019. All four of these have good PA titles. Here are some older pics of each jeep (Joe is working getting up-to-date pics. If you have interest, email Joe at abguy @ enter.net (remove spaces around the @).

  1. 1956 DJ-3A Convertible: Rusty (prior to disassembly)
  2. 1964 DJ-3A
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“Also, I have a 62 hardtop (no title) that has had the body scrapped but all else is intact as a rolling parts source. There are a lot of accumulated parts, many upgrades, a new ½ oft top for the ME unit, 2 new tanks, etc.”

 
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1964? Flattie Whitefish, MT $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7200.

(06/08/2021) This could be a DJ-3A body that’s been modified, but it’s hard to tell for sure. This jeep has a Bobcat hood, but it lacks a front driveline.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbia-falls-one-of-kind-1964-jeep/7401267927.html

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“Ford 302, has less than 100 miles since rebuild.
Ford T-18 transmission
Dana 20 transfer case
Boxed mail Jeep frame
Warn M8274-50 winch
Custom Dana 30 front end with Powertrax Lock-Right Locker
Dana 44 rear end with Powerlock locker
Warn manual hubs
4:88 gear ratio on the differentials

Doesn’t have front driveshaft. Just put in new battery, fuel pump and brakes.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/25/2019) This looks to be a late model 1956 DJ-3A convertible (#11432). Body might be in decent shape. Windshield probably toast. In this case rare doesn’t equal valuable.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/1956-willys-dj3a-jeep/7377213508.html

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“I have a super rare DJ3A 2 wheel drive Dispatcher Jeep for sale,

It is all original except for the wheels, I had intended to restore it to drive around downtown New Braunfels i just haven’t had the time to work on it.

I am asking 5000 or best offer as is. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I am keeping it at my parents place in the Garden Ridge area. “

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Chelsea, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at an Estate Sale.

Matt spotted this ad. No price yet on this one. It sounds like it doesn’t run.

“project/parts condition 39k approx miles”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Dacula, GA eBay

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Mike spotted this pretty stock Surrey. The current buy-it-now price is $25,000. Note the front floors have been patched.

View all the information on eBay

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“Offered for sale, 1960 Willys DJ3A Surrey  2WD- Serial #18201.  This 61 year old collector’s item jeep  has been sitting in a warehouse protected from the elements for the past 35 years. This jeep is virtually unmolested from its humble beginnings.  Odometer shows 26,000 original miles.  Somewhere along its life the front floor panswere reinforced due to hat channel rust-out. Jeep seems to have been over sprayed incoral mist pink and the striped top was replaced at some point with what iscurrently on it.

This collector desirable and rare jeep (only 1100 made from1959 to 1964) is as complete as they get and would serve as a great restorationcandidate. Many of the often removed parts are still present and intact as theywere originally.  Siunce all the original partsd are there a restorer will only need to buy new canvas, tires, hubcaps and minimal repair on floor pans, and repaint. (Restoredthese are worth over $50K) Continue reading

 
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1956 DJ-3A Charlotte, NC $13,900

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This DJ-3A convertible looks in great shape. Too bad it doesn’t have the top.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/d/statesville-1956-jeep-willys-cj2a-40k/7332533892.html

“VIN: 56337 11169
Year: 1956
Make: Jeep _
Model: Willys_
Trim: CJ2A 40K ORIGINAL MILES!!!
Stock #: APVM197
Condition: Pre-Owned
Mileage: 39675
Exterior Color: Red
Interior: Black”

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1963 DJ-3A Kapaa, HI $4250

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4250. Seller is moving so must sell.

(05/03/2021) This DJ-3A has been modified with 4WD with added seating over the rear wheel wells. Given the handles on the windshield and the footman loop on the fender, this may have been a Surrey/Gala.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/kau/cto/d/kealia-1963-jeep-willys-moving-sale/7333180288.html

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“Collectible 63 Jeep Willy’s, Run and drives great. New brakes wheel cylinders, fuel pump, tires and more.  Seats have been recovered and seat frames are newly epoxy coated. All interior also have been redone with fresh epoxy coating and some replacement metal has been done. Frame is very solid and has been under coated and painted, rims have been epoxy coated also. Body is not rush free but trouble areas have been addressed, parts are easily available if some wants to go all out. Seen them restored and going from 20 to 30k, Has a flat head 4 cly. Runs cherry Manuel locking hubs”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Convertible Diamond Bar, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2021) Listed as a 1945, this looks to be a DJ-3A convertible that’s been modified with four wheel drive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/676541556372550

“1945 willys jeep Clean title Drives good Buick v6 engine 3 speed transmission”

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Year? DJ-3A Dover, DE $400

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here. This is a DJ-3A convertible that has been modified with 4WD.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/pts/d/dover-cj-2a-for-parts/7317369636.html

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“CJ-2A or 3A on rolling chasis
Edit…it is a DJ-3A converted to 4wd
includes frame, axles, transmission, transfer case, bell housing
tub, grill, fenders, 3 matching wagon wheel style tires and one M-151 tire
no title…parts only sold as is..rolls easy. tranny not locked up”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Gold Country, CA **SOLD**

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**SOLD** Was $6500.

(02/02/2021) It’s still got the footman loops on the fenders, so it looks like it may have been a Surrey at some point.

“selling a surrey jeep 2wd column shift hard to find”

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1957 DJ-3A Convertible East China, MI $6500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a few updates. I can’t tell if this has been converted to 4WD or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/194992995802831

“1957 Willy’s Jeep DJ3A, 3 speed manual transmission, original flathead 4 cyl no top . 2 seater runs and drives . It needs a new windshield, and I have a turn signal kit and new speedo cluster with all the gauges for it . Runs and drives”

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1957 DJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/05/2021) This was listed on eBay back in 2016. It looks like it was a convertible DJ-3A at one point (there’s no documents to suggest there was a “special edition DJ3” or special edition DJ-3A), but the column shift has been removed and 4WD has been added. The original convertible windshield has been replaced with a CJ-3B windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/445633623129123

“The Willy’s runs and drives. It is in good condition. New brakes lines, distributor,starter, carburetor, hood, shocks, the muffler and more. This Willy is special edition DJ3. Only a few were built. It can be recognized by the location of the gas tank. It has clean title.”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Newton, NC $11,995

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Tom spotted this nice looking DJ-3A Convertible. It doesn’t look like it has the convertible top and it’s missing the hubcaps, but otherwise this seems one of the better DJ convertibles that I’ve seen. It looks like it’s been repainted at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4075024975853893/

“Vintage one of a kind 1956 Willy’s Overland JeepOnly 1 owner til recently4 cylinder, manual 3 on the column4 lugs (yes they exist)39k original miles$11,995”

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1963 “Fun in Acapulco” Movie w/ Elvis Presley

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Old Images • TAGS: .

Pepperdine University’s Digital Archives includes a photo of Academy Award Winning Art Director Water Tyler in a DJ-3A Gala jeep. He was involved in a variety of movies from the 1940s through the 1970s. In this case he was working on the Elvis Presley movie “Fun in Acapulco“.
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Here’s the trailer for the movie, which includes a brief photo of a DJ-3A:

The Internet Movie Car Database also includes a photo from the movie that shows both a Gala and the DJ-3A-mobile cocktail bar:

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Was this movie the one that inspire Elvis to get himself a DJ-3A Surrey? Nope, according to the 3B page, he bought his famous Tropical Rose/Coral Mist 1960 DJ-3A from Sharp Motors in Memphis, prior to filming both “Fun in Acapulco” and “Blue Hawaii”.

 
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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Franklin, LA $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a DJ-3A body that’s got a chassis updated with 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316046526528249

“1940’s WILLYS JEEP (Complete) No Seats Runs with gas poured into carburetor No title $800 OBO”

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