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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $9000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Still Available. 

(06/25/2019) This seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent), but not a Surrey. Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

Or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322763022058563

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“Red, White & Blue All American Willy’s Jeep

Titled as a 1952 M38 but outfitted as one of the Galas, two-wheel drive, all new undercarriage, including rear differential, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. All new clutch, front axle, shocks, springs, tires and wheels. Original engine, runs great. New radiator, hoses, etc. Newer upholstery on seats.

$17,000 invested and appraised between $15,000 and $25,000
Fun! Very unique, great for parades/special events or just delighting the neighborhood.
$10,000 and can be delivered anywhere for the cost of travel

 
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1957 Flattie Lake Geneva, WI $15,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: This was listed back in 2018 when it was painted blue (see pics at bottom of post). It’s been updated since then.

(10/13/2018) This is different. Might be built on a DJ-3A chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2533951000250076/

“1WANT TO SELL OR TRADE OFF SOME CARS I RARELY DRIVE *** 57 Willys jeep Gasser. Custom Body. Custom Chassis. Stretched 9 inches. 331 sbc. Gary Dyer polished 671 Super charger. Turbo 400. 2800 stahl. 8 3/4 rear w 355. Polished wing. New seats. Gauges. Painless wiring. Everything custom. Fuel cell. Battery. Quick disconnect. Starts. Driver anywhere. Ran 12s before the blower. Dm axle. 15k. “

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Several Jeeps Bemidji, MN

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/12/2020) air At least one of these (Foreground 1st pic and 3rd pic) is a DJ-3A ex-Baggage jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283032729435589/

“WWillys jeeps green cj 750, green pickup 1500, red and white pickup 650 cash. ”

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1956? DJ-3A? Selma, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Seller lives mainly in Las Vegas.

(06/30/2019) This may have been a DJ-3A. Now has lots of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/728801201192531/

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“I will be in Selma (where the jeep is located) from the 5th of July- 14th of July if you want to look at it I would like to sell it while I’m in town. I have moved to Las Vegas and with a 3 year old the jeep just isn’t practical. The jeep is In Selma ca Its registered as a 56 “Willy” so there is none of that bs smog stuff to deal with. But it’s actually a 40 something Willy’s chassis with an aftermarket tub. It has a small block Chevy 350 with a Muncie. Coil over Fox shocks in the front with 14” of travel and I think 10” Bilstien shocks on the rear. Pm any questions you want to Ask Open to trades that may be more family friendly”

 
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1956? DJ-3A Portland, ME $3900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Given the 0-8 KS speedometer, this is likely a 1956 DJ-3A Convertible.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/portland-1949-willys-dj/7151315153.html

“Very light surface rust, no running gear. 2 wheel drive with wide whitewalls. I just don’t have the time and have many other Willys that I am working on. Tires have new tubes, frame and body are in excellent condition. Cash only, will delete when sold. Not positive what year it is”

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Hibbing, MN $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This might have a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis. While the dash is missing the large speedo, a gauge plate has been installed over that area of the dash. There’s no fuel inlet on the side, but Steve spotted the one in the rear (I missed it). It’s got the correct style of VIN tag to be a DJ-3A.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/hibbing-s-cj3-jeep/7144596318.html

“Jeep tub has motor tranny axles wheels as in pic
have to be honest not sure if cj1-cj3 which?”

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Year? DJ-3A Body on S-10 Frame Sevierville, TN $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(06/11/2020) This is a project. The body has been lengthened.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/d/sevierville-willys-jeep/7152847852.html

“Willy’s Jeep sitting on an S10 4 x 4 frame, 4.3 motor 700 trans. This is a project that needs to be finished for sale or trade”

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia(?) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This is back up for sale. Note that this is a column shift. As Carl noted, this is the correct orientation for the image, because if reversed the “WILLYS” would be backwards.

View all the information on eBay

 

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1962? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN $10,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Now priced at $10,500.

Lots of updates to this custom build. The body appears to be from a DJ-3A Convertible or a Surrey. The front frame rails have a curious shape. The chassis may not be a jeep chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/183084189807266/

“Willy’s Jeep, s10 ft clip,. 4.3 v6, 700r tràns, S10 rearend, heater and heated seats. ”

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Year? DJ-3A? Sewell, NJ $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

With 3-on-the-tree and 2WD it sounds like a DJ-3A. The solid back suggests it may have been a convertible model; yet the body has cutout in the rear wells consistent with having been mounted on an MB/GPW. Has the correct hand brake, but incorrect gauges. Has the correct front end, but incorrect rear end. Has the correct 2/3 1/3 seats for a convertible model. Has the incorrect windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550618715609518/

“I have a 1949 Willies Jeep. It’s a army Jeep. I am looking for someone that will appreciate what it represents. AMERICA. Lol. I did have a title but am unable to locate at this time. I have extra parts and the original rear. It is a 3 on the tree,2wd, single barrel straight 4. It does run and I have driven around my yard. I am looking for a person that knows what a special find this is. Trust me I don’t want to post this for sale,but I want someone who can restore it back to glory.”

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1956 DJ-3A Press Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

Great DJ-3A press photo.

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“This is an original press photo. Autos-Willy’s. Willys Jeep Dispatcher, above, designed for light delivery work particularly in congested traffic areas, is now being introduced by Willy’s Motors, Incorporated. Highly maneuverable and economical to operate, the Dispatcher is offered in a hardtop model (illustrated) a convertible canvas soft-top, and a basic open model. All models are powered by the Jeep four-cylinder 60 horsepower engine.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 6-3-1956.”

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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.

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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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1961 DJ-3A Roseburg, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Looks like some nice work on what could be a former DJ-3A Convertible.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/roseburg-1961-willys-jeep-cj3a/7150909240.html

“Completely rebuilt, very clean and neat work, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, Chevy 327 with Angle milled vortec heads, steel roller rockers, Holley 650 Dual feed double pumper carb, Fuel regulator with gauge, Swing pedals, hydraulic clutch, center force clutch, Ford top loader 4 speed transmission, 2 stick Dana 20 transfer case, 44 rear differential with power lock, 30 front differential, 4.56 gears, aluminum radiator, electric fan, all new wiring, Autometer gauges, 6 point roll cage, RJS seatbelts, full top and Bimini top, C.B. Radio, tilt steering column, aluminum battery box, heater, less than 1000 miles on engine, runs strong. $15,000.00”

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Year? DJ-3A Killeen, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure it’s worth the price, but there could be some useful DJ-3A parts on this rig.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/d/harker-heights-antique-cars/7148508039.html

“Willys Jeep – $2,000”

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1962 DJ-3A Surrey **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

This was listed as a 1959 and a 1962. Thanks to TJ for the heads up on this one.

“1962. Willy Jeep. Made for Kaiser cement company in Hawaii. Not many made. Only 9300 made.”

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1959 DJ-3A? Miami, FL $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2018) This 2WD CJ-3B looks suspiciously like a DJ-3A with a CJ-3B replacement body.

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/miami-jeep-willys-1959/7127728683.html

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“THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL JEEP
4 CYLINDER
3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ON WHEEL
NEW BODY AND PAINT
NEW SEATS
NEW CARPET
NEW WINDSHIELD
NEW SOFT TOP
NEW ELECTRIC SYSTEM
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October 1956 Article Introducing the Jeep Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article appeared in the Miami News on October 09, 1956. That seemed a late date for an “introductory” announcement. The article highlighted the low operating cost, the 30,000 mile maintenance guarantee, the four body styles, and the wide range of duties the new jeep could perform.

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1949 CJ-3A/DJ Baltimore, MD $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A, DJ-5 & DJ-6

Listed as a 1949, this 2WD jeep is probably a DJ-5 with a CJ-3A body on it.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/baltimore-1949-willys-jeep-must-see/7141306361.html

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“1949 Willys Jeep – must see, garaged. Runs and looks great for 71 year old vehicle! Titled as a 1965 for this is when it was released to the public. Has mount for machine gun. Also have soft top. Military plates on dash. Have to see to appreciate. New battery. Also comes with soft top. Windshield also folds down. Come with new exhaust system, which was just installed! $10,500 or best offer. Prefer cash deal but also may entertain trades. What do you have? Please come and inspect, you can drive it home! Looks and runs great.
Also, includes a tow bar that mounts to the front bumper…so drive it home or tow it home!!”

 
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January 1956 DJ-3A Jeep Dispatcher Introduction

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The article suggests that the Jeep Dispatcher only came in three models, with one listed as a “basic model with or without a top”. The marketing department must have decided that the single model with or without a top was better off as two models distinct models.

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January 20, 1956, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph

On the same page as the Dispatcher article was an ad for multiple jeep dealers in the Pittsburgh area. The new ad included the DJ-3A with the fiberglass-reinforced hardtop.

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January 20, 1956, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph

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1962 DJ-3A Juliustown, NJ $999

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This parts DJ-3A has quite a bit of rust. But those hubcaps look in great shape. It amazes me that all four are still on the jeep!

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“this rare barn find has all the rare parts a dj3a jeep should have correct 3 speed on column/60/40 bench seat/defroster on windshield/correct hard top w/doors/front straight axle w/correct rims w/hub caps/vin tag,comes w/bill of sale,pick up in Pemberton NJ”

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1962 DJ-3A Surrey & Parts 2A Kailua, Oahu, HI $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This DJ-3A has had a little body work, but looks to formerly be a DJ-3A Surrey given the footman loops on the front fenders.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/pts/d/kailua-1962-willys-jeep-willys/7138331536.html

“1962 Willys 2 wheel drive with rebuilt original 4 cylinder motor

1948 Willys Jeep chassis 4 wheel drive rebuilt v6 Buik motor
$3500 firm for both
Parts only”

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1956 Koenig Brochure for the DJ-3A Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

This was a surprising find. Bulletin 256 by Koenig touted add-ons for the DJ-3A. I can’t imagine many DJ-3A owners purchased a winch. I can’t think of any DJ-3As that I’ve seen with a body extension either.

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Year? DJ-3A Bremen, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2680099778939849/

“1940s Willy DJ3A 2wd dispatcher Jeep. Has engine and transmission. Has column shifter but not hooked up. Body has obvious rust and not currently running.”

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1958 DJ-3A Roosevelt, MN $3400

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a few DJ-3A parts on it. Given the column shift, this could have been a convertible. It’s still 2WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544927796452107/

“1958 Willy’s jeep with a 283 bored 40 over with small cam aluminum intake Holley 600 Vac carb 350 turbo transmission 8inch ford with mini spool 50miles on new motor 2 wheel drive title in hand”

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1959 DJ-3A Midlothian, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This is still 2WD. It was a column shift, so it might have been a convertible DJ-3A. It has an electrical short.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/839406879883265/

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“Antique square fender Jeep Willy. 61 yrs old. Only 15,000 produced. Very rare find. This Jeep has no battery and there is now an electrical short. The engine runs fine, but it would love a tuneup. I am pricing it at the fair condition price. Street legal. Toyo experimental tires – off road and in perfect condition. We’ve owned this Jeep since 1988 and all maintenance was done on a rigid schedule. Great fun for an day just driving around out on the country roads or at the deer lease. We enjoyed this Jeep for many years and now it’s your turn. Seats 4 comfortably. No accidents. Mileage is unknown”