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1964? Flattie Whitefish, MT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(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-jeep-cj-2a/7331396278.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 Charlotte, NC $13,900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

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**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

**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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1965 DJ-3A JeepRod Titusville, FL $25,000

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

Someone spent lots of time and money on this custom build.

https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/cocoa-custom-willies-jeep/7284124535.html

“65 willys, custom frame. One off custom build. Only one in the world like it. Big block 454 with blower. 5 speed trans. Toyota rear end. 4 linked. Only a 2 year old build. Must go taking all offers I’m moving”

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1960 DJ-3A Monte Vista, CO $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This DJ-3A has been modified with 4WD, along with other mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1312414135810232

“1960 Jeep someone swapped a Ford 3.8 V6 in it. It should run and drive with very little work”

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Year? DJ-3A San Antonio, TX $600

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Listed as a 1948, the body looks to be a DJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/214334317072203

“1948 Jeep Willys. Comes with another hood.”

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1948 CJ-2A Laceyville, PA **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Sold** was $1000

(02/18/2021) This has a DJ-3A body on it.

“Year: 1946 Make: Jeep Model: Willys 1946 Cj-2a frame and drive train with a 1952 Dj tub. Engine will run but it needs a starter and generator rebuild beforehand. Frame has some rot on the inside. Tub has rust holes and body mounts are mostly gone.”

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1962? DJ-3A Surrey Queen Creek, AZ $3150

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

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/644116146275497

“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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Year? CJ-2A? Lancaster, OH $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(01/05/2021) Roger Martin shared this plow jeep. It’s got a CJ-5 hardtop and what looks to be a DJ windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467713967959178

“Willys cj2a or 3a repowered with buick dauntless v6. Runs and drives. 4×4 works. Dualamatic locking hubs. Heated cab. Plow works. Be a good build project. Have extra parts available.”

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Winter Park Villager: A DJ-3A Surrey Pulling a Matching Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features, Old News Articles, Postcards • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The two post cards at the bottom of this post were on eBay several years ago. I recently came across some newspaper clippings that give background about the Winter Park Villager tram’s purpose. The service began November 28, 1966, but I could not find an end-date.

This first article discusses the jeep tram’s beginnings:

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Article dated November 13, 1966, from the Orlando Sentinel

This next article notes that Monday, November 28th, as the launch date for the jeep tram service.

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Article dated December 1, 1966, from the Orlando Evening Star

This short article from March of 1967 describes some of the tram’s stops:

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March 03, 1967, in the Orlando Evening Star

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This Winter Park Villager shows a DJ-3A Surrey pulling a matching trailer in Winter Park, Florida. One of these postcards is currently on eBay.

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Here’s another view of the same combo. One of these postcards is currently on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A and 1959 (DJ-3A?) Agoura Hills, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

There could be some value here. No pics provided. The “59 Willys CJ2” could very well be a DJ-3A.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/agoura-hills-46-willys-cj2-59-cj2/7288207869.html

“i have a 46 willys cj2 with a small block chevy and 59 willys cj2 with the original flathead both need restoration $2000 for both.”

 
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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/7278137833.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. Both the both bows and the clips are for the DJ-3A convertible model (solid back and CJ-3B-like windshield with twist-knobs across the top). The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-3A? Fayetteville, AR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

Joe in Mesa spotted this ad. The body looks to be from a DJ-3A convertible. I can’t tell what the chassis is, but odds are it’s a CJ-2A.

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/willys/705583-1945-willys-cj-2a-suv-green-4wd-manual.html

“This 1945 Willys CJ-2A is an original. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great.”

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1956? DJ-3A/CJ-2A Barboursville, VA $3800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(02/02/2021) This DJ-3A is tagged a 1956, but the body is post 1959 given the passenger-side cold-air intake.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/239420284386299

“1956 dj3a titled as a 47cj2a. I have the body tag for the dj3a. It has been converted to 4×4 , but was very well done. 134l runs and drives, but no brakes. new master cylinder but I think it needs wheel cylinders. 5.38 gears, new fluids all around. Very nice body, barely any rust except the floors which the PO had diamond plated. 21000 miles that seems to be legit. Price is 4000 obo, may be interested in trades.”

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1956 DJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $2000

• 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/7277321234.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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Year? DJ-3A GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This jeep sold within an hour of being posted (at $2500) on Facebook. You’ll note it’s a DJ-3A body with footman loops across the back and on the fenders. The jeep has a column shifter. It’s also got pink under the hood. It appears it never had the oil bath filter; instead, it likely had the wire gauze filter. So, I suspect it was a DJ-3A Surrey.

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Lake Worth, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: This did not reach the reserve, so it did not sell. I don’t know what the seller plans to do next.

The current bid is $1600 with four days to go. The reserve has not been met.

https://www.proxibid.com/Collector-Cars/Classic-Vintage-Cars/1961-WILLYS-JEEP-GALA/lotInformation/ (#topoflot

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“1961WILLY’S JEEP GALA, Treated to a cosmetic and mechanical redo! Built from 1959 to 1964, based on a flat fender DJ-3A the body style was used originally as postal jeeps until 1959. The surplus parts were used to create the Surrey Galas which came in three colors. This one is Pink, Tropical Mist with striped pink and glacier white interior and top, riding on wide whites with chrome wheel covers. It is exactly the same as the one Elvis had and is displayed to this day at his home ,Graceland in Memphis ! This unit does not have the fringe or the dual leather straps attaching to the windscreen, and is Fitted with a new steering wheel that matches the two new side rear view mirrors”

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