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1956 DJ-3A New Braunfels, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2500.

(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.

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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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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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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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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $999.

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!

“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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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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1959 DJ-3A Midlothian, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

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.

View all the information on eBay

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The article appeared on this page:

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

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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Year? DJ-3A Carlsbad, NM $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

No pics provided.

https://roswell.craigslist.org/pts/d/whites-city-dj3a-2wd-jeep-rolling/7115202508.html

“No body parts included. Includes motor, transmission, 3rd member, steering, gas tank, small bucket of misc. parts and frame. Was running poorly when I parked it 8 or 10 years ago. Tires are bad.”

 
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1961 DJ-3A Mohave Valley, AZ $1700

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The seller’s description suggests this was originally a Surrey DJ-3A. There is some pink on the inside. Appears to be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/149468119815046/

“This is a rare Willys Model DJ-3A. Originally was pink with pink and white striped interior. Top is a Super rare steel Koenig Iron Works too from the 40’s or 50’s. It has roll up door windows and window sliders on the sides and a hatch back”

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1957 CJ-3B & ‘1947’ DJ-3A Charlotte, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B, DJ-3A

Seller has two jeeps for sale, but not pics of the “1947” DJ-3A (probably a DJ-3A body on a CJ-2A chassis). Seller also has a CJ-3B project for $4000 as shown below.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/191686408802732/

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“Titled 1957 Jeep Willys CJ3B PROJECT, Frame is immaculate..Dauntless v6 engine, all fresh T350 automatic transmission and torque converter, with Novak adapter to twin stick Dana 18 transfer case, updated cj5 axles with disc brakes and s.s. braided brake lines, Brand new in the box B&M shifter that needs to be installed.. headman headers with dual side exit muffler, 3.5in suspension lift, (5) 32×10.50×15 bfg all terrians mchrome CJ7 Laredo wheels with matching center caps, custom spare tire carrier, roll cage, cd player, newer soft top and soft doors.havent gotten this one fired up yet its close.. moving.. no time to finish.. 4000.00 cash.

Several other Jeeps / Rollers / parts available..!! 1946 thru 2006”

 
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1948 CJ-2A/DJ-3A Wadsworth, OH $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

What may be a 1948 CJ-2A chassis has a DJ-3A body on it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/580068685934206/

“Old WW2 era Jeep! Lots of usable parts! Possible full resotoration? Has engine, transmissions, transfer case, axels etc. working on getting salvage title. Body in rough shape. Hood, grill, dash good shape etc.”
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DJ-3A Hardtop Mount Kisco, NY $375

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $300. This looks to be the sliding type, based on the additional pic that shows the handle at the front of the door. Technically, this is the DJ-3A version. The CJ-5 version of the top had windows. But, I believe this would fit a CJ-5.

(07/25/2019) There’s some rust on this top, but I can’t tell how deep it is.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/somers-cj-5-hardtop-and-doors/7095069567.html

“Rare model jeep postal dispatch DJ3a hardtop, windshield, and doors
Windshield glass perfect, drivers door glass pefect… tailgate glass perfect…. passenger door glass missing and the door itself is a bit rough”

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1949 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Paradise Hills, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/18/2020) This chassis has a approx 1957 (based on the KS 0-9 speedo) DJ-3A convertible body, windshield, and front clip (or at least the grille) on it.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/santee-willys/7095134936.html

“Willys Jeep restored frame off. Fresh v-6 too very clean 8000 or best offer new tires. Please no emails due to scammers texts are fine. Real nice condition”

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Year? DJ-3A Grasonville, MD $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Looks like this has a 3B or a replacement windshield. Looks to be a post 1959 given the passenger side air intake. Am I just sleepy or does this have an odd heater setup?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249721556045204/

“Old Jeep. Needs everything. Delivery possible. In 21625 zip”

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