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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Gold Country, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(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.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/altaville-1943-willy/7270336898.html

“selling a surrey jeep 2wd column shift hard to find 10,000 obo”

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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? 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? 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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

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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1946 CJ-2A Laceyville, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a DJ-3A body on it what’s likely a 1946 chassis, but the “1952” date would be inaccurate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246539596981506/

“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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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**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

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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Year? CJ-2A? Lancaster, OH $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available

(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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1963 DJ-3A Brook, IN $500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Maybe some parts value here, but not a whole lot.

https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/morocco-1963-willys-dj-jeep-4cyl-2wd/7257857539.html

“Up for sale is what’s left of my Dad’s 1963 DJ3 delivery jeep after he left it sit outside :-((
What you see is what you get, NO title. Too bad, I learned how to drive in this jeep. L134 flathead engine, column shift, two-wheel drive. Rusty & rotted. Dont know if engine still turns. This originally had the enclosed rear; what the post office used years ago before they got what they are using today. I was going to part it out but if I can offload it whole it’s just less I have to do. AS-IS as pictured!!”

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1956 DJ-3A Dispatcher Mailer Brochure on eBay

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

UPDATE: These pics are from a previous eBay ad. This mailer brochure rarely comes up for sale. It folds out to 8.5″x11″. There’s no form number printed. 

View all the information on eBay

 
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1958 DJ-3A Callahan, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

I’m not sure how many parts are included with this project. The dash has the large speedo, so this does appear to be a DJ-3A body, though it lacks the rear gas inlet hole (maybe it was filled?).

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/pts/d/callahan-1958-willys/7265329549.html

“1958 willys,,,have to sell project….motor already pulled and chassis off frame…have to sell bad health…lot of new parts,,,great project”

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1962? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

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/582389092458452/

“Old Navy jeep, 4.3 v6, 700 auto trans, power steering and brakes, heated seats, S10 ft clip and rear end ”

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1957 DJ-3A? Winchester, VA Trade Only

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2020) This appears to be a DJ-3A body, but hard to tell for sure. Has a variety of modifications.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337300037549850/

“FOR TRADE ONLY 1957 Willy’s jeep with a chevy 327 engine car Borg Warner 4 speed very nice very fast, want to trade for a nice side by side ONLY.”

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Barney Goodwin’s 1963 DJ-3A

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

This 1971 photo shows Barney Goodwin in his 1963 DJ-3A. No doubt he was the coolest kid at his Houston, Texas, High School!

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1964 RHD DJ-3A Shingle Springs, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is a relatively rare right-hand-drive DJ-3A with an even rarer automatic transmission (see 4th pic… shifter to the right of steering wheel). Unclear how much value is here, but certainly some parts value at the very least. It has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773489700232581

“I had big plans for this cool little mail jeep but I have too many projects. It is a 1964 DJ3A dispatcher. They stopped making flat fender jeeps in 52 but they had so many parts left over they continue to make flat fender delivery vehicles into the mid 60s. It is very rare, I haven’t seen another one for sale. It does not run or drive, it is a project. I have a clean clear CA title in hand. The Jeep was last registered in 1985 so it is well out of the system.  any questions feel free to ask. Delivery available within reason.  i’m located in shingle Springs, Northern California”

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1956 DJ-3A/CJ State College, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A

Looks like a 1956 DJ-3A body on a CJ-5 chassis (not how the frame is little longer than the body).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/895304877957576

“Looking for offers. I have a Willys Jeep titled a 1956 but I’m told it’s earlier than that. This jeep runs and drives. Frame is good and body is good except for some welded patches. Also selling a 1968 fiberglass body, a 1978 CJ5 and a 1978 Bronco Custom. Trying to thin the herd for 2021. Again, looking for offers on one or all. If I recieve good offers they’ll sell… if not, I’ll have them restored”

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1957 DJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

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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1957 DJ-3A Orlando, FL No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This nice looking DJ-3A has a few mods, such as the wrong tailgate, incorrect turn lights. extra rear bumper, extra gauges and some changes within the engine compartment. The history listed isn’t quite right either.

https://www.orlandoautomuseum.com/sales/vehicles/3564/1957-willys-jeep-dj3a

“The Willys Jeep Truck is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors from 1947 to 1965. The styling and engineering of the Jeep Truck was based on Willys’ existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2A. The DJ-3A was introduced in 1955. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the L-134 engine. Unlike the CJ-3A, it came with either a column shift or floor shift three-speed Borg-Warner T-96 manual transmission. The DJ-3A”

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Year? DJ-3A Alvin, TX $450

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

Unclear how much value is here. It’s been converted to 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/242271840664694

“Rolling chassis been sitting in the barn Price negotiable Willing to trade for something of equal value ”

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Video of Bruce Agan’s Former DJ-3A Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, videos • TAGS: .

While looking for something else, I was pleasantly surprised with this video of Bruce Agan’s former 1964 DJ-3A Surrey. The video was posted in 2012, prior to his passing. He was the guru of Surreys and Galas for a time and his restoration (including all the interior fabric) is a testament to that fact. There are various photos of his Surrey, Surrey advertising, and other jeeps on Flickr.

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3150. 

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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1957? Flattie Fountain Hills, AZ $8995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This is a 2WD jeep, but I don’t see anything that suggests it was a DJ-3A. It is an in-progress build that may have a reproduction body, as the body is not a DJ-3A body.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/fountain-hills-1957-willys-jeep-2wd/7248271353.html

“1957 Willys Jeep with a rebuilt 3.8 ltr Buick motor and automatic transmission. This is a titled new build with no miles on it and will need some work to finish. Every part on this vehicle is brand new.”

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1963 DJ-3A Carson City, NV $38,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/17/2020) New tub, drivetrain and an M-38 frame, so not much DJ left on this jeep.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-city-1963-willys-dj3-restomod/7206644005.html or
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1056906958105130

“1963 Willys DJ3 Jeep 2WD Dispatcher Restomod
4.3 Chevy V6 engine
SM465 4 speed transmission
Dana 44 rear end with 3.73 gears, True-Trac, one-piece axles
Modified Dana 30 front axle
15×10 wheels, P275/60R-15 tires
New tub, no rust
Boxed M-38 frame
$38,000.00. No checks, no trades.”

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