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1956 DJ-3A Montrose, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

Four wheel drive has been added to this DJ-3A.

“Tuff old jeep with snowplow, tire chains, towbar, michelin tires, 12 volt system, recently replaced locking hubs and brake master cylinder. Starts and runs well. I have plowed snow with this workhorse for the last 15 years that I have owned it. Just got a tractor and need to sell. Has old postal topper, with slide out drop down rear hatch.”

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Year? DJ-3A Lexington, NC $800


It looks like a DJ on top.


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Year? DJ-3A/MB? Lizella, GA $2500


The body looks like a DJ-3A. The rear axle hubs suggest this could be a mb/gpw frame and running gear.

“40s model willys jeep good shape needs brake work and carb rebuild kit runs but carb leaks gas at gaskets will crank lights work 4wd works great asking 2500 Obo call or text 4782976217”

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1957 CJ-5 Montgomery, WV $1500


No pics provided. This might be a DJ-3A.

“1957 willys cj3 all original never restored original 4 cyl engine has been rebuilt and can hear run, has a made in west virginia kelly all metal hard top,the tub of jeep is rough but front clip is solid very restorible little jeep $1500 or trade on a side by side of any kind call or text 304 437-2350 ill try to get some pics on here”

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1954? DJ-3A Rincon, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“Jeep is mostly original. motor and transmission is original . cranks and drives perfect. body is rough with rust around windshield mount and rear part of floor board. perfect start point for a restoration or off road!”

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1959 DJ-6A Photograph on eBay

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

This is an original photograph of the 2WD DJ-6A.  It begs the question, whatever happened to it?

” This is an “ORIGINAL PERIOD GLOSSY PHOTO” of WILLYS MOTORS LEFT SIDE VIEW OF DJ-6A JEEP DESIGN TRYOUT VEHICLE NO. 475 WITH TAIL GATE BUT NO TOP, photo date – 1959. The condition is very good and measures 8″ x 10″. (SORRY BUT ANY PINKISH HAZE REFLECTION THAT YOU SEE IN MY PHOTOS ARE FROM THE TRANSPARENCY WITH MY LOGO ON IT AND “NOT IN THE PHOTO”. I will be listing more military photos in the weeks to come of tanks, trucks, jeeps,etc. if you are interested.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Fort Lauderdale, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was for auction.

Josh spotted this auction.  It takes place March 22-24, 2013. This is the Jade Tint Green/Glacier White color scheme.  It is too bad the engine doesn’t look in better shape.


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Photograph of a Pepsi Surrey

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

Dave shared this image of a Pepsi Surrey.  This is a little clearer than a similar picture shown on the CJ-3B page.


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1950 CJ-3A/DJ? Chatfield, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

This appears to have a DJ body.

“Jeep for sale, everyting is factory except for the motor. It has 302 V-8 with a t90 tranny (I think) with the original axles under it that have been re-done (seals replaced, checked the ‘footprint’ of the gears ect…). It needs a new radiator. This is a parts truck or a restoration.”

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Year? DJ-3A Taylors, SC eBay


UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(09/28/2012) Needs engine and transmission.

1942 Willys Jeep, model D3, rare find. Told that it was the first mail truck in N.C. It needs total restoration , needing engine and transmission. etc. It a great restoration piece. It has a original metal roof and original suspension and drive axles. Two wheel drive.”

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1957 DJ-3A Mustang, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(11/24/2012) At some point this was converted to 4wd.  It looks like most of the column-shift mechanism is still on the column.

“1957 Willys Jeep CJ3A with 50,336 miles. 4 cyl. engine purrs. 3speed 4WD with lock out front hubs. New exhaust, brakes, fuel pump, shocks.
Has full hard top with sliding doors. Tow bar. Has all 5 original wheels and tires.
Has a heater. 12 volt battery. New turn signals recentlly installed.
Also has fold down windshield.
Original seats look good.
Full gauges, all work.
2nd owner owned from 1967 until 2010. I’ve had it 2 years.
No rust ever. Very clean, good running old Jeep.
Real straight body.
Has the service manual included.
Current tag. Clear title.
I’m not sure exactly which model this is, the vin tag on the dash says DJ3A. vin is 5633712658.
The original colors are red with a brown seat.”

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1961 DJ-3A Bryson City, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500 

“Up for sale is a very rare 1961 willys courier supposedly only 17 were made like this but don’t hold me to that ,4cyd flat head 3 speed 4×4 dual shifters most of these jeeps are right hand drive but this one was never converted and it has a factory lift don’t know if it was meant to run 35s but it is, motor runs but needs 6 volt coil and battery and the key is broken off in the switch but can start with out that have ont drive shaft but not the other, body is pretty bad but the historic significance it is worth restoring also the roll bar is out of a cj-5 so it will have to be cut to fit oh and I do have the title. Call text or email 828-736-7461 A little more if u want to try and find this u are more than welcome some people like to say oh yea my neighbor has one of those but look closely at the front finder to hood height and the over all size of the jeep the open tale gate and the window does not fold down also the entry way or kick panel there is not one from factory its not a cj-3b or a cj-3a I have done a lot of research and found out very little maybe u will have more luck”

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1960s? Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, MI Jeep train Postcards

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

Here are a couple different postcards of a DJ-3A Surrey towing some kind of visitor car at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, MI.  The Bavarian Inn is still there.  I wonder what happened to the jeep?

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Bodies and parts for sale in Phoenix, AZ


Colin’s son Lee has a variety of parts for sale.

“The two bodies are in fair shape. The yellow one is a 1951 M-38, with the floor pans, glove box door, battery box door and the dash insert for the gauges. The blue one is a 1957 DJ3A Dispatcher with a complete fiberglass top, doors, rear sliding door and windshield vent door. The glass is in all three doors, but no windshield glass.

Below is a listing of the parts he has and what he is asking for them:
1 M-38 hood, rough but usable: $50
1 plain no script hood good cond.: $150
1 M-38 tailgate, no script: $100
1 DJ3A tailgate, no script, license plate light and bracket, $100
2 front fenders R&L, fair cond. $100 each
1 grille, for CJ or DJ flat fender, good cond, nice and straight: $150
1 CJ oil filter (small size) $50
1 M-38 oil filter (larger) $60
1 M-38 Oil bath air filter complete with brackets and crossover tube: $$ negotiable
2 tailgate hinges, perfect cond: $25
1 gas tank filler neck fits DJ3A and Surrey: $25
1 air cleaner crossover tube: $25
1 carb air horn fits CJ2, 3A DJ3A: $12
1 air horn to carburetor seal, connects air horn to top of carb on CJ2A, 3A and DJ3A

Call Lee at 602-896-0729 between 6 AM and Noon Arizona time. Lee has no computer, so no email, thanks.”

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1957 DJ-3A Anacortes, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was ‘For Trade’. **SOLD**

This seller has not put the title into his name yet.  This appears in good shape.

“I have a 1957 Willys DJ3A i would like to trade for a different project (i would like to get a 50s ford, chevy or dodge truck but will look at all), I have the original title in hand, i have not put it into my name yet because i was not sure what i was going to do with it and thought being the second owner of a rig meant something anyhow the Willys runs and drives, when i got it he started to convert it to 12 volt so it now runs and charges 12v but all the lights are still 6 volt so it will need to be rewired for 12v. it has min rust on the hood only the tub and rest of the body is straight with out rust. every thing other than the 12v system is original equipment. let me know what you have to trade, i would sell it but i cant seem to find a value on line for this to set a price so i will only trade for fear of getting the short end of the stick or giving someone els the short end.”

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1958 DJ-3A Lake George, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Based on the Serial Number this is technically a 1958.  You can follow the discussion here and here.

It doesn’t run at the moment.

“We have a 1957 Jeep Willys (Kaiser) DJ-2A Flathead 2WD in our barn. We are evaluating what to do with it but we are not interested in fixing it up. It has all the parts and was running (driven into the garage) but it is rough. We want to sell it but do not want to chop it up or part it out because it was running when we drove it into the barn about 4 years ago.”

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1960? CJ-3A (Possible DJ) Economy Boro, PA $4500


No pics provided. It doesn’t run.

“1960 Willy’s CJ3 Jeep ALL original even the tires. has been garaged for many years. not running at current time. in good shape. Wonderful restoration project. email with phone number for details and to receive pics”

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Year? DJ-3A Port Clinton, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This has been sitting along time, but has parts value at the very least.

“willys was told its a 1953 dont have the title yet project vehicle, its in pretty good shape, has Kaiser Supersonic engine 2wheel drive does not run has been sitting since mid 80’s dont know what its worth so looking for best offer.will take trades”

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1957 DJ-3A Arlington, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

One of the strange mods is the installation of the fuel neck in the floor of the rear cargo area. Lots of pics on eBay.

“1957 Jeep Willys: Manual Transmission, 3 On The Tree, Original Flat Head Motor, Runs Great, All Lights And Horn Work, Very Fun To Drive”

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1948 CJ-2A (possible DJ-3A?) Uniontown, PA $800


It runs with some smoke.

“Needs work. Engine runs but smokes. Running gears work good.”

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1956 DJ-3A Moorhead, MN $7500


This looks nice, but has been converted to 4WD.

“Parts from CJ3A fit
New Warren Hubs
Electronic ignition
electric fuel pump
Entire drive train in good condition
Runs good- in excellant condition.
No rust”

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1948? CJ-3A? Logansport, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Could this be a DJ-3A, or at least the body?  It looks like it might have a large speedometer.

“1948 Willys CJ3A. Clear title. New Battery (Dec. 2011). Distributor Cap, Rotor, Spark Plugs and Ignition Wires all replaced within the last couple of years. 4 Cylinder “Go Fast” Willy’s Engine. Converted from 6 Volt to 12 Volt system. Owners Manual and Service Manual. This vehicle runs and is road worthy.”

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Kaiser Willys Partners with Cereal Companies for Contest Prizes

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

1) Colin shared this video clip. In the 1950s Post Cereal partnered with Kaiser Willys to giveaway a CJ-3B as demonstrated by this video.  All customer had to do was write down on a piece of paper their favorite Kellogg’s cereals.


2) (from an earlier post) In this 1960’s Kelloggs All Bran Contest, Kellogg’s partnered with Kaiser Willys to giveaway a CJ-5 or DJ-3A Surrey, plus an Aruba vacation.  1,500 model Surreys (Tonkas maybe?) were  given away, too. The box below was sold on eBay in August of 2012.

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1956 DJ-3A Dornsife, PA eBay


UPDATE: This is back on eBay

(01/16/2011) “This is a 1956 Willy’s Dispatcher (DJ-3A) It has been completely restored from the frame up.  It is a 4-cyl, 2-wheel drive, 3-speed on column and has 6 volt electrical system.  Frame, wheels, rear, front I beam, cross members, bumpers, and most brackets are powder coated.  Engine and trans were rebuilt.  Has new wiring harness, seats, steering wheel, carpet, door glass.  Almost every part was serviced or replaced.  All exterior bolts are stainless steel.  The only thing that is not working at the present time is the sending unit in gas tank.  It is new but when I drained the gas tank to fix a fuel leak, the sending unit stuck on empty.  I also removed the horn to paint and powder coat.  There was so much work done it was too much to list, please feel free to ask questions.  Original mileage is 8287; roughly 300 miles of this is since restore was completed.  This vehicle is not inspected due to being registered in PA as a classic vehicle…it is not required.”

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Look Park Police’s DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

Buz spotted this nice DJ-3A used by the Look Park Police in Florence, MA, from 1957 to 1986.

You can see more images of it here:

This DJ-3A was also mentioned in a cj2apage forum as well.

This picture was taken early this year by CTROADDOG and posted to FLICKR.