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1956 DJ-3A(?) Lakewood, NY $3150


This looks to be a DJ-3A that’s had 4WD added.

“Have brand new wheels and tires Runs and drives, but no gas tank Hood and windshield and interior have been taken apart but I have all the parts labeled and bagged”


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1960 DJ-3A Pepsi Surrey Kansas City, MO $35,000


I haven’t seen one of these for sale for several years (at least).

“1960 Willy’s Surrey Pepsi
All original
Very clean straight
Runs drive as should
Correct interior new”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Kansas City, MO $5000


Lots of original Surrey here. It’s a project for sure.

“1960 Surrey real deal
Needs lots of work
Found in Hawaii was used as airport shuttle in 60s
Seats are removed very bad condition
Located in Kansas City
Wheels and tires do not go with but the original set does used these for rollers
Also I have correct tops and seat covers material in all colors extra cost
Hub cap are available but at extra cost”

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1963 CJ-3B w/DJ-3A Body Newark, OH $2500


This is a mix of parts.

“1963 CJ3B excellent frame, good drive train, postal body, lifted, aluminium wheels, good tires, engine good but not running, need shop space. May trade for skid steer attachment”

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Year? DJ-3A Owensboro, KY No Price


This has no title. Given the radiator and the transmission crossmember mount (just visible in one pic), this is likely a DJ-3A convertible body on a CJ-2A chassis.

“Trade OBO NO TITLE!!! We got it thinking of restoring it due to it having many good parts but decided not to due to not having time. Would like to trade for a motorcycle or best offer for it.”

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DJ-3A Axle and Wheels Pahrump, NV $75


UPDATE: Price dropped to $75.

Looks like a good price for these hard to find parts.

“Original cast iron 2wd front axle out of a 60s willys DJ3a delivery jeep
Ive got 4 original 4 lug 15″ wheels
Perfect for a gasser or ratrod build”

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1956 DJ-3A Biggs, CA $7500


The seller doesn’t mention that this is 2WD.

“Custom Willys Jeep Ford 289 v8 Runs and drives”

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1957 Flattie Rock, WV $4100


Unclear if the chassis is a CJ-5, DJ-3A (w/4wd added) or CJ-3B.

“Willys Cj2a jeep on 1957 running gear, lots of new parts including hood, windshield frame, new windshield glass, new fuel tank, new brake lines and wheel cylinders, new front bumper, very solid body and frame! Reason for selling is I lost interest”

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Year? DJ-3A/4WD Chassis Tulsa, OK $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/16/2023) This appears to be a DJ-3A atop a 4WD Chassis.

It is an original Willie $1,500 firm”

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1956 DJ-3A Brochure on eBay

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

This is a pretty good price on this rare DJ-3A brochure from no W-301-6. I thought I had posted the version of the form that I have, but apparently I didn’t. So, I’ll include the pics from this eBay auction and update them with better pics from my brochure at a later date.

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“This is an ORIGINAL brochure, NOT a reprint

It is in GOOD condition with some very light shelf wear to the covers. Interior pages are CLEAN

It is a 4 PAGE color FOLDER that measures 8 3/4″ x 10 1/2″”




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DJ-3A Early Hardtop and Doors Wellington, KS $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

This hardtop has the small back window, so it’s an early DJ-3A  top.

“Top only. Trade obo”


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1953? CJ-3B/DJ-3A? Gila Bend, AZ $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/15/2023) To me, this looks to be a DJ-3A body. It’s possible between the year listed (1953) and the CJ-3B windshield that someone put a DJ body on a CJ-3B. I think the dash may have been skimmed with a thin piece of metal.

“1953 Willys Jeep. Title in hand. Has motor does not run been sitting a while. We do have the back seat too. Motor is a 327 V8. Asking $4,000 obo. Located in Gila Bend Az.”

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1959 Surrey/Gala Press Release on eBay

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

This press release package is currently at $29.50 with three days to go. It’s unclear if this is a complete press kit or a partial one (seems partial to me given there is only one photo). The date on the photo suggests this kit may have been release September 16, 1959.

What’s interesting to me is that the 2-page document on the left is one of the few documents create by Willys Motors that explains that the new Surrey is the name of the model released domestically and that the Gala is the export name, though no explanation is given for the difference.

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Here is the document I mentioned. See the last sentence on the second page for the link between the Surreys and Galas>


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Year? DJ-3A Cadiz, KY $3000


This DJ-3A converted to 4WD looks like a good price. Tom spotted it.

“no rust hard top 4×4 works drives great brakes need attention ..engine has been overhauled..comp checks out on all cylinders new tires and yes it does have doors”

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1951 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Mesa, AZ $3000


This is a mix of parts, including a DJ-3A body, a CJ-2A windshield and an M-38 grille. The chassis might be DJ-3A as well.

“Jeep Willis project that I just don’t have time for and need to make some room. 3,000 obo. Let me know if you have any questions”

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1956 DJ-3A? JeepRod Calhoun, GA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods

Based on the year and the grille, this may have been a DJ-3A.

“1956 jeep willys 5.3 ls Th350 Ford 9″ disc brakes Runs and drives Clean title Just a cool old rat rod Sale or trade 12.500 obo”

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1965 DJ-5 Drag Jeep Flint, MI $25,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available. The owner made some stylistic changes since this was last listed.

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

“Extended frame.468BB 177 procharger . New th350 . 9″ 410 posi .new brakes,tall shifter,carpet,door panels,u joints,tires, ect..turnkey w/build folder and clear title”

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1960 DJ-3A Green Bay, WI $3300


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2022) This runs and drives, but has plenty of rust. There is some parts value here at the very least.

“Willys DJ Jeep,two wheel drive,in good shape for the year,runs and drives with a little coaxing. 3300 OBO.”

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1956 DJ-3A Lakewood, NY $3500


This appears to be a DJ-3A convertible that has been changed to 4wd (I think it’s 4WD).

“Have brand new wheels and tires Runs and drives, but no gas tank Hood and windshield and interior have been taken apart but I have all the parts labeled and bagged Msg for more info and pictures”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Lakewood, NY $3500


Jordan was sent additional pics of this one and confirmed it is a DJ-3A convertible that has had 4WD added. The windshield is definitely from a convertible.

“Have brand new wheels and tires Runs and drives, but no gas tank Hood and windshield and interior have been taken apart but I have all the parts labeled and bagged”

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Early DJ-3A Hardtop Wellington, KS $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

The small rear window indicates this was an early DJ-3A hardtop. You can learn more about these DJ-3A and CJ-5 type of hardtops here:…factured-hardtop/

“Top only. Trade obo”

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1963 DJ-3A (Former Surrey?) Carson, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/22/2022) Seller indicates this was a former Surrey that was rebuilt by or in conjunction with Warn.

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“1963 DJ-3A Willys. Was originally a Surrey Gala jeep so it was pink from the factory. It does great on the trails but I just don’t have the time to make it what I want. Built by guys from Warn in the 90s, so it has all the goodies available back in the day. Warn Black Diamond link kit 4 link rear with tj springs and fox/warn shocks. Front is radius arm with fox/warn coilovers Ford 2.3 ranger motor with a motorcraft 2 barrel carb and MSD ignition. T-18 ford trans with a dana 20 tcase and Warn planetary overdrive unit. Dana 44 axles front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroit trutracs Rear axle has a warn full float hub kit 35 13.5 krawlers with full size spare. Weather checked but hold air and have great tread. Switchpro copycat pushbutton accessory panel Warn quick connect winch wiring front and rear with cradle. Onboard air tank under rear end with pressure switch. Soft top and bikini Nice cage Cool old willys with tons of potential and good old school parts.”

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1956 DJ-3A Branson, MO $3000


This is an early DJ-3A. It’s a project. It has no engine.

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“1956 Willys DJ3A “The Dispatcher” Slated as a light delivery vehicle this is the first year for this model of Willys. The production number stamped in the frame is 1183 (see pics). This was my dads first vehicle and has been in the family since 1961. As far as I know we were the second owner. I have the original title. It’s a project. I have almost all of the original parts. What is missing is the motor, radiator, and seats. I have three of the original hubcaps. I have two tires on it that do hold air. The floor pans are rusted out. Last time it was on the road was 1973. It does have a factory heater. If you know the DJ’s then you know it is factory 2wd. I also have the doors. This is very difficult to post as I have a long history with this vehicle. Circumstances in life change and sometimes you have to let go of dreams. Ask any questions you want. I have more pics somewhere I will add later.”

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Year? DJ-3A? Houma, LA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2022) Listed as a CJ-2A body on a CJ-5 chassis, the body looks more like a DJ-3A. Has an unusual color scheme; It kinda works for me.

“Asking price $6,000. CJ5 frame and drivetrain with CJ2A body. Super cool Jeep to ride around in.”

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Sportif, Dispatcher, Beach Comber, Commuter & DJ-6A

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: Roger Jordan posted this rare photo of a DJ-6A concept vehicle on Facebook. It reminds me of the Dispatcher-100 and Sportif models, so I’ll add it to this page



Originally posted April 8, 2019:

As most folks know, Brooks Stevens was instrumental in numerous production and concept car designs. One of the lesser known projects was, apparently, an offshoot of the DJ-3A 2WD line. There are four documented designs, two of which became concept vehicles.


The Dispatcher and the Sportif concept cars.

  1. The Sportif: This DJ-3A-like vehicle appears to use the DJ-3A convertible windshield and hood, to which some stylistic designs have been added. There are a variety of undated pics at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s website which tags the images as being prototypes for the Canadian Market. A March-April 1995 Willys World article dates the pics to 1959. Brook Stevens is pictured in both images.


    Link to Milwaukee Art Museum

  2. The Dispatcher (aka Dispatcher Sportif) and Dispatcher 100: The Milwaukee Art Museum labels this simply as the Dispatcher, but other placed identify this as the Dispatcher 100 or Dispatcher Sportif. You can see all the pics at the Museum’s website.

    Dispatcher 100: Derek Redmond published a slightly different version of this concept at the CJ-3B page. It’s titled the Dispatcher 100 (has an insignia with the name on the passenger door) and it may represent a slight update or next evolution of the “Dispatcher” above. The cover on the passenger side cowl suggests this might have been made from the later model DJ-3A body (which used the hole for a heater vent).

  3. Jeep Beach Comber: This fanciful 2WD vehicle looks inspired by the DJ-3A Surrey, one designs for beaches and vacation rentals. There’s only one image of it at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This appears to use the later model Willys hubcaps seen on the Surreys.
  4. Jeep Commuter 100: It looks to be a roomier version of the other vehicles, but with a top that allowed lots of visibility. There’s only one image of it at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This jeep also appears to use the later model Willys hubcaps seen on the Surreys. I can attest that the low windshield and low soft top (if that is a soft top) would have made it difficult for 6-footers like me to climb back into the rear seat.