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1958 DJ-3A Foothill Ranch, CA $3500


It’s a project.

“his is a project jeep. It was a postal military jeep at one time. It is 2 wheel drive. It has the original L-134 Flathead motor that has been rebuilt and has not been started yet. It has the original T-96 transmission which has been rebuilt and converted to a top shifter. I have had all the parts off the motor rebuilt. It has a 12 volt charging system. It still needs few more parts to get it running. It has some brakes and new shocks. It had a metal top at one time but not when I got it. It has no doors. I have a tow bar for it. The radiator has been rebuilt also. It needs all fluids. The engine and transmission are in the jeep. It is a good project jeep to finish. It also has a new clutch and throw out bearing. I have more pictures that I can text if anyone is interested.”

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1964 Kaiser Jeep New Vol. 10 No. 5 on eBay

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

This and nine other Jeep News magazines are for sale, but they are in Australia. This puts them out of my budget. However, there’s some pics just good enough to see the photos and headlines. For example, in just the two pages below there are variety of examples of DJ-3A dispatchers, FCs, and other jeeps sold. Check out the 22 DJs sold to the Canadian Navy. Good stuff!

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1951 Nash Galveston, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

Glenn spotted this. He wrote, Bet you’re wondering why this relates to DJ3A? This Indy located parts car might help with some very hard to find stuff such as 15″ four stud wheels, most brake parts, and probably more. These wheels are not a perfect match to the DJ3A wheel, but work perfectly and accept the big W hub caps. This is up for best offer and sounds like you can tell the seller to keep his engine etc. When you’re done pickin’ Willys Goodies, you still have first edition Nash Rambler stuff to sell.


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1956 DJ-3A Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

Needs work.

“1956 Willys Jeep – Sat on blocks and garage kept all these years. We have original title. Needs lots of work. Will accept best offer! Any questions, please contact by email.”

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Year? DJ-3A Terlton, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

There’s some value here.

“Phone calls only. Text app does not work.
Will need a Title 42.
40’s or early 50’s 2 wd. 95% complete. $1200”

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1965 DJ-3A Kalama, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

(03/04/2015) Brakes have been removed.

“Willys Jeep
Chevy 283 engine
3 speed trans
All original
Brakes removed, parts are there”

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1959 DJ-3A Midwest City, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950

(06/25/2015) It looks in good shape, though not perfect.

“Year: 1959
Stock #:JD1959
VIN:56337 15605
Trans:3 Speed
Vehicle Type:Antique
Drive Train:2WD

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Hand Built Mini-Jeeps out of Bolivia

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Models

Richard Michalsky builds “mini-jeeps” out of his shop in Bolivia. These jeeps are all metal. The first vehicle, an MB look-a-like was completed in 3 years. It is 25% Smaller than the original vehicle and is 2WD, but has made of the same details. It is powered with a 3 Cyl engine from a Kia 1000cc. It weighs around 1250lbs.

This second jeep is a civilian model. It’s styled different, but appears to be built in a way similar to the  MB-like jeep. It too is only 2WD. They look like a kick to drive around.

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Year? DJ-3A Arlington, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

(02/18/2013) This DJ needs some work.It looks like it is still 2WD.

“I have a red Willy Jeep for sale. Project. See pictures, serious inquires, please.”

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Postcard of DJ-3A Surrey Pulling a Matching Trailer

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This Winter Park Surrey postcard doesn’t pop on eBay very often. It shows a DJ-3A Surrey pulling a matching trailer in Winter Park, Florida.

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Here’s another view of the same combo:


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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

This DJ might have potential. No description.

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1962 DJ-3A Campbellsville, KY $600


UPDATE: Pics now provided.

“’62 DJ3A project with title. 90% complete (minus engine and radiator) but is a rough project. Original 4-lug suspension. I have a running L-134 but it isn’t included with the Jeep. I just trailered it from Missouri yesterday and haven’t cleaned it up to take pics yet.”

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1948? DJ-3A Monee, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

(06/21/2015) Listed as a 1948, this appears to be a 2WD DJ-3A.

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“I am selling my 1948 Willys CJ2A. It is a project vehicle. This is the most fun vehicle I have ever driven.

It has been sitting a while in the garage and I haven’t had any time to putz with it, so it doesn’t start right now. That’s the usual story though. Normally it is a little starter fluid, charge battery, wiggle some ignition wires and she does. Needs new exhaust, radiator, electrical, brakes ( master cyl) speedometer and parking brake cables and tires. I drained the gas tank a few years ago and it was orange so I imagine there is some rust in the tank. 2 wheel drive. No top.

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Year? DJ-3A Levelland, TX $5000


The price seems a tad high for a jeep that doesn’t look like its moved in some time. No description and only one photo.


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1974 DJ-5C Carpenteria, CA $3500


Looks like this one is in good shape.


“Up for sale is this classic 1974 DJ5C Postal Jeep. This has been my daily driver for a few months now and I sincerely wish I did not have to sell it. It is right hand drive and equipped with an AMC 232 inline six engine, paired with a Borg Warner automatic transmission. The engine is amazing and produces more than enough power to pass people on the highway!

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Year? DJ/CJ Mitchell, SD **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Listed as a 1957, it may be a combination of a DJ body and 4WD chassis.

“up for sale, very complete and rust free. Not running, no title. Email for more info.”

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1949 CJ-2A? Eureka Springs, AR $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/12/2015) This appears to have a DJ body, but the serial number is marked as 263130, which is quite a bit larger than the latest CJ-2A serial number (224764) listed on the CJ-2A site.

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“1949 is the year of the fewest CJ2A flat fender jeeps. This Willys Jeeps appears to be the first of the DJ (Dispatch Jeep) ever made…it has a rear fuel tank instead of under the seat…it also has easy entry/exit side panel…my guess is the dispatches were stored under the seat & the side panels were removed because couriers would have to get in & out a lot…I put bucket high back seats because comfort was important because I use this old girl every day it doesn’t rain…

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1963 DJ-3A Fenton, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8900.

It doesn’t look like it would take a whole lot to bring this back to stock.

“For your consideration is this 1963 Willys Jeep DJ3. Has been completely disassembled, cleaned, painted, rebuilt and restored. Everything is new top side and bottom side. The original 4 cylinder 2.2l engine, 3 speed manual transmission and rear end are still in the Jeep. It runs and drives great!! Plenty of power, smooth thru the gears and a blast to drive. The windshield, tires, interior and paint are all brand new. The suspension has been redone with all new leaf springs, rebuilt brakes and new tires on all four corners. This Jeep is turn key and needs nothing. Just get in, drive and enjoy!!

The paint is smooth and straight with no dents, dings or rust. The interior is brand new with no stains or wear marks. The underside is finished just as nice as the top side. It looks like every item on the car has been rebuilt or replaced.

The serial number is 5633722832, the odometer reads 2,523 but looks like only a few miles since the rebuild, so no guarantees. Please study the pictures and feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts.”






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1948 CJ-2A/DJ-3A Billings, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

Looks to be a DJ-3A body and windshield on a 2A chassis.

“willy’s with pto winch! runs good.
asking 2500.00 obo”

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1957 DJ-3A Hume, IL eBay


Glenn forwarded this unusual DJ-3A. That’s probably a one-of-a-kind windshield. Was listed here in 2014.

“1957 Willys 2wd civilian model painted like army jeep. Motor and transmission are from an S10 pickup and run excellent. I just put a brand mew carburetor on it. This is a fun parade vehicle. I would not use it as a daily driver due to no power steering or power brakes or heater or top. It will run 55 but they were not made to do so. As you can see these were very small, about the size of a golf cart. I have put over 1000 miles on it and it has been all fun. I have taken it on trails that 4 wheelers use. It has radial tires because the bias ply was scary driving. I have a clear ILLINOIS title . It is street legal. Working lights,turn signals, horn and seat belts.”

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Jeep Parts Croydon, NH


Looks like a wide variety of parts. Lots of pics on Craigslist.

“Small one man shop in Croydon with tons of Jeep parts and parts Jeeps. Have been collecting Jeeps and Jeep parts for over 15 years and need to sell off some stuff to make room for more projects. Have saved rare and common parts mostly older CJ and J-truck but plenty of YJ and TJ please call and leave a message with the parts you are looking for and I will get back to you. Also looking to purchase Jeep projects that need to be finished.”

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Coshocton, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* on eBay.


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“Offered for sale is our 1963 Willys Jeep Surrey. This car was restored in our automotive restoration shop CASCO Automotive Restorations, a division of Classic Auto Supply Co., in Coshocton Ohio in 2004 and shortly thereafter transported to the Florida Keys where it has been since then. The odometer shows 37,600 miles. I do not believe this to be correct. The Serial Number is 5633722482.
For more information about the Jeep Surreys (called the Gala when first introduced) and the history and restoration of this Surrey please visit the nice article done by Old Cars Weekly magazine which can be found at Old Cars Weekly, Car of the week. older posts until you get to May 1, 2013.

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1962 DJ-3A Gala? Ad **SOLD**

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

Seth found this rare ad. The Gala rented for $6 a day. Looks to be actually a surrey.


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1957 DJ-3A Lancaster, OH $2495


Remains unconverted to 4WD.

“1957 willys dj3a runs and drives good new brakes 2495.00 or make offer call with questions”


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1960 DJ-3A Surrey **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned.

Paul spotted this auction. The estimated price is $40,000 – $55,000. The VIN is 56337 18385.