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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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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $9000

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UPDATE II: Still Available. Price on the FB link is only $9000.

(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.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/atq/d/durango-red-white-blue-willys-gala-jeep/7133166697.html

Or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322763022058563/ (only $9000)

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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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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
NEW GAUGES ( ALL WORKS) Continue reading

 
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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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Year? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

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://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/d/sevierville-willys-jeep/7144222585.html

“WILLYS JEEP, 4.3 V6, 700R4 TRANS, S10 FT CLIP AND REAREND, HEATED SEATS AND HEATER,”

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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

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: price dropped to $5000.

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

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

This is a project. The body has been lengthened.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2876833889101448/

“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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1959 DJ-3A Midlothian, TX $5500

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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”

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey(?) Fort Worth, TX $5700

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Given the windshield handles, this might have been a Surrey.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/626283744631982/

“1960 Jeep Surrey, rare vehicle, only 1420 made between 1960-1965, original 4 cylinder flathead runs great, you have to see in person, it’s a put back to original project but has good bones to build on, a restored one like it sold for $48k, don’t have the time or $ to do it”

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August 1962 Article on Hatari Dispatcher/Universal Tonka Toys

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Magazine, Old News Articles, toys • TAGS: .

As reported in this post, in 1962 the Tonka company launched the jeep models many of us owned as kids (and some of us still own as adults). It didn’t take long for Tonka to introduce specialized packaging as well. The August 1962 issue of Playthings Magazine highlighted three different Dispatcher Tonka Toys, with Hatari-themed boxes, that were for sale in the lobby of movie theaters while Hatari played in theatres.

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The article appeared on this page:

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia on eBay

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

UPDATE: Carl noted that ‘WILLYS’ is backwards. Good think there are smarter folks than I who read this site!

This photo seems to be good timing as I’m reading “Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded“, which is a history and geography lesson about Krakatoa as it leads up to the 1883 explosion. So far, about half way through, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, either the spare tire was moved to the driver’s side OR the photo is reversed and the Indonesia driver is on the vehicle’s right side. Given Indonesian’s drive on the left-hand side of the road, I’d say the photo is reversed. Note the jeep is a column shift.

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This is likely how it should appear:

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This is the scan posted to eBay:

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DJ-3A Project/Parts Darlington, MD $1000

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Later model DJ-3A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/668189860408084/

“Anyone interested in my DJ3a project? Windshield and cowl unbolts to and Cj2a parts bolt back on. I have a nicer hood for it. Tub was sandblasted and primed. I also have a 61 CJ5 frame and axles to go with it. (Body is just sitting together )”

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CJ-3A/DJ-3A? Clifton Park, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(05/07/2020) Probably a DJ-3A body on a CJ-3A chassis, but not enough pics to confirm it. This has the CJ-5 version of the hardtop with the rear windows. It is also an early version with the small rear window.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2470905339888734

“I have up for sale a cj3 or its a dj3. Not sure.”

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1959 DJ-3A Dothan, AL $12,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(01/17/2020) Has a few updates, but a lot of stock DJ-3A Convertible, including the rare air filter. Note also the Kaiser speedometer (has a big K on it, but I don’t know what model used it). It doesn’t look all that bad (better than a new speedo would).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/164627788316274/

“Rare Find! 1959 Willys Jeep CJ3
I purchased in 1959,
been in STORAGE!!
ORIGINAL paint..RUST FREE
Always in Alabama
12 volts, Less than 20,000 miles”

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1962 DJ-3A Naples, NY $10,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

This is a late model convertible DJ-3A that’s has all its convertible top related parts removed. It’s also missing hubcaps.

https://elmira.craigslist.org/cto/d/middlesex-1962willys-dj3a/7125515864.html

“Jeep is like new, Frame off restoration in 2002. Perfect for a resort or campground maintenance vehicle or just to take to your local cruise night. 3 spd Manuel on the Column. You will not be disappointed.”

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1946? CJ-2A? Bringhurst, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/12/2020) This shows that the DJ-3A windshield for the Koenig hardtop also will fit the Meyer CJ-5 hardtop (in this case it’s a CJ-5 half-top). To me this adds weight to my theory that the Koenig hardtop used on DJ-3As should fit CJ-5s. This jeep also has a DJ-3A body (cut side type) and grille, at the very least.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/snw/d/bringhurst-1946-jeepwilly/7122998071.html

“1946 Jeep Willy.
A project my husband realized he has no time for. It runs and he does drive it around once in awhile.”

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