DJ-3A Research Archives

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1958 DJ-3A Winterset, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

(09/12/2011) I don’t see too many hoods bent in that shape.  I suspect there is a story there …. This might be a good price.

“1958 willy’s jeep dj3a.
1946 cj2a running gear
model 27 front axel, model 44 rear axel
T-90 3spd trans, spicer 18 2spd transfer case with a single shift lever from a 65 tuxedo park cj5
F-head 134ci hurricane4 cyl
New body mounts, tires, wiring, park brake,motor and trans mounts, to many to list
Extras: swing out tire carrier, hd rocker protection, recovery mounts, lights, roll bar, ect
Registered as 58 dj3a
Also comes with a running L-head 134 Go-devil 4cyl”

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1964 DJ-3A Surrey Greenwich, Ct Call for Price


This is listed over at Hemmings.

“A full and complete body off frame was performed several years ago with a “cost no object” budget and completed the same way a high caliber major concours classic would have been done.”

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Year? DJ-3A Murfreesboro, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $600. **SOLD**

(07/20/2011) The seller lists this as a ’42, but I”m not sure there is any ’42 here.

“1942 Willys Jeep, 4 Wheel Drive, Original 4 Cylinder Flathead Engine. All Running Gear, Original Extra Engine & Transmission, Extra Complete Front & Rear Running Gear. Has Not Been Started in Years.”

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Year? DJ-3A? PIttsburgh, Pa No Price


This appears DJ-3Aish to me.  This is probably a mish mash of parts.

“I have a1942 willys for sale or trade.It has a 1958 four cylinder in it that smokes but runs. all the drive train is there and in good working condition also have another motor tranny transfer case and both rearends.lookin to trade for dune buggy quad or ?. let me no what you got or make two four 366 9850 texts thanx for looking”

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1957 DJ-3A Ona, Wv $2995


That’s unusual windshield. I think it is the stock windshield, but modified?

“I am Selling my Rare, 1957 Willy’s DJ-3a (Not a Typo!)
It is 2 wheel drive. And Not a Postal Jeep.
Has been sitting for over 20 years. But, Runs and Drives.
Asking $2995. ob offer. May Trade for something interesting.
Good W.V. Title.
Call only, 304-733-9053”

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1959 DJ-3A Washington, In $3750


Here’s an unusually modified DJ.  It might not take a whole lot to change it back to original.

“1959 DJ willys , this was originally a delivery jeep when first manufactured ,this jeep has been modified with adding 4wheeel drive axel in front ,and closing in door openings at bottom . their are two seats for the front only one shown in pictures . I have original top but it is not painted to match rest of jeep, their are no doors that come with it. flat head 4cylinder runs great and transmision and brakes work perfect. new super swamper tires and nice aluminum rims. $3750.00
#812 617 1858”

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5 Flatties Irvington, Al $3500


A 1940s DJ?

“One 1946 Willys CJ2A runs and drives great ready to go with an 8,000 lb. Ramsey winch and new tires. This is a rare Jeep with column shift and all numbers matching, all tags in place. Four wheel drive, low and high range all work. Everything on the Jeep works but the speedometer.

One 1948 CJ2A tub, chassis, motor and all drive train except axles which I have and go with jeep so this is a complete Jeep.

One 1940’s CJ2A tub, chassis, and all drive line except motor which I have and goes with Jeep so this is a complete Jeep.

One 1955 CJ3B complete Jeep.

One 1940’s CJ2A tub, chassis and drive train everything for another complete Jeep except motor.

One 1940’s DJ2A tub in great shape, this is a rare tub for a DJ because its left hand steer. Several extra frames, grills, fenders, tires and wheels, engine parts, manuals, etc. more parts than the pictures show. Everything goes as a package deal, I will not sell separate.

If you are a Jeep person or want a great project vehicle this is a great deal. All could be sold separate or parted out for more money on ebay or something but I don’t want the hassle. I am getting out of the Jeep business. I built the first one over 15 years ago and it was rougher than the rest in this package. I will be glad to answer any questions and send you more pictures but please, serious buyers only. 251-721-5100”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Benzonia, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This Jeep “Surrey” has ridiculously low mileage – only 1780 miles in over 50 years! Pale pink exterior, original striped soft top (with fringe!)  All original body – and rust free!”

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1962 DJ-3A Surrey Maryland $2500


UPDATE:  Still Available

(06/07/2011) Glenn is selling his DJ-3A.

“1962 Willys DJ3A Surrey, Body,Original Frame with SN# 21501 visible, Surrey Top Bows, Included also is Original DJ3A Front Axle, Rear Axle, and Side Shift T-96 B Transmission I purchased separately and am picking up on way to The Great Willys Picnic, Sunday, June 12. The bad side of the deal is there is NO Title, NO Data Plate, but repros are available (Would Read 56337-21501), and other than a few other misc. parts, what you see is what you get.  The original frame is usable, though the front cross member has been replaced with a later unit to accommodate a steering sector which is included. The 4WD Axles included are probably CJ5.  According to the folks in Maryland I bought this from, this Surrey was used frequently on a 60’s TV Show called Wonderama broadcast locally in the NYC and Baltimore areas, but I have not confirmed this yet. This was originally a true pink Surrey, built in the first third of 1962 production. A challenging restoration, you’ll be searching for many DJ3A specific parts, but here is a great beginning and only out and about because of this eWillys site along with Dave’s sharp eyes.  The price is $2500 CASH, includes delivery to either The Great Willys Picnic or any where between there and my Maine location. Again:  Bill of Sale ONLY!!!  Email me for phone contact and other information.”

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1957 DJ-3A Sparta, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4100

(07/13/2011) This looks like a fun little rig.

“1957 Willys CJ3A has Chevy 283 V8 with HEI Ignition. Jeep looks, runs, and drives great. Has T-90 Transmission, Dana 44 axels. FIberglass body, fold and tumble rear seats, 12v wipers, CD Stereo, driver passanger and rear lap seat belts, and many other new parts. $4,500 OBO”

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Flatties and Parts Keene, NH $750


The bodies aren’t the greatest, but there do seem to be parts here.

“selling off collection of flatfenders. lost storage and doubt i’ll ever get to complete a resto… here are a few pictures, more pics available. there are two DJ3’S, TWO CJ2A’S, ONE CJ3A. $750.ea. also have a few 2A rolling chassis. LOT’S OF JEEP PARTS!! call, 603-352-4204 or email”

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1963 DJ-3A Kenton, Mi $3000


Compared to the one below, this doesn’t look like much of a deal.

“1963 Willys 2 wheel drive Jeep. 13″ four lug wheels. Low mileage, less than 3,000 miles? Runs. Some spare parts. Painted military. Call 906-472-2532. Located near Kenton, MI”

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1966 DJ-3A Thackerville, Tx $3000


Wow.  This is a fun looking DJ-3A!  The price looks pretty good too.

“1966 Flat Fender Willy’s Jeep 2wd Good condition and super fun to ride around in and have fun!!”

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ-2A Burtonsville, Md $1000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000

(05/18/2011) This is listed as a 1948 CJ-2A, but it has a DJ-3A bumper and body at the very least.  It might be on a CJ-2A frame, as it does have 4wd.

“I have a 1948 Willy’s that I am forced to part with after putting lots of effort into it. The VIN plate is good and therefore easily titled. I can provide a Bill of Sale.

The front and rear end were totally rebuilt with new gears, seals and bearings. The engine runs strong after a tune up, and newly rehabbed starter. All cylinders have good compression. Clutch is functions enough to move the Jeep around the yard as you can see. So considered it drivable enough to get it up on a trailer under its own power.

The body is the problem. Not shown is the hood in standard condition. The center seam needs work. But the hood is included. The floors are gone.”

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Year? DJ-3A Springfield, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

No description.  This is definitely a DJ body.  Are those early CJ-2A data plates?  If so, this might be a mixed parts jeep.”

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Year? DJ-3A Wichita, Ks **SOLD**


This sold quickly.  The price on this DJ was $1075 and it ran and drove!

“49 Willys Jeep. 3 speed, 2 wheel drive, 4cyl, runs good. Clear Title. $1075.00 Cash.”


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1956 DJ-3A Coleman, Tx $1900


This could be a CJ/DJ combo given the 4wd.

“I am selling my 1956 Classic “Willys” Jeep CJ-2. It is powered by a 350 cu. in. chevy V-8 (2-barrel carb.) with a 4-speed (granny low) transmission. The “Jeep” has a new battery and is equipped with a tow bar. It has a clean and clear “Texas” title in my name. It has been adult driven checking fields and for hunting but could easily be made street legal. Call for directions (325) 625-1439. Method of payment is cash or will trade for a good tractor of equal or greater value.”

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1948 CJ-2A Hesperia, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900.

I have seen militarized CJ-2As, but never surreyized CJ-2As.

“1948 Willys CJ2A
The old “Pink Jeep” has been in the barn for the last 15 years. Converted to 12 volt about 10 years ago and haven’t started it for about 8 years. My son took the top off when he was a teenager and the doors are in the back. One door has a cracked window. I have two old heaters and an extra seat that goes with it. It has two newer back tires. I think some jerk popped off the VIN number plate when my wife had a barn sale a few years ago and I don’t have a title for her which is unfortunate. It was my father’s jeep and he bought it from an old lady who painted it up to look like a jeep on Fantasy Island. I hauled it down from the U.P. where it was used for bird hunting. It ran well and the transfer case is good. It does not leak oil. I put oil mixed with a little kerosene in the cylinders and needs changing. Would make a good project, but never got around to it. We are downsizing. It’s in pretty good shape compared to others I have seen in this price range.”

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Year? DJ-3A? Newburgh, In **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD***  Was listed at $800

This might be a good price.  The body appears solid on the side.

“I bought this jeep back in October 2010. Has originial engine and transmission. Engine doesn’t run but the motor is free and will turn over. The body is in great shape, just 1 dent on the drivers side front fender. The jeep has no title, but we can do a bill of sale. ”


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Year? DJ-3A Body on CJ-3A Spring Hill, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

There appears to be value here.

“It’s a DJ body on a CJ3A chassis , motor , and drivetrain. Motor is a flathead 4cyl. It’s also 4WD. Runs but needs work. It’s a complete Jeep only missing seats and gas tank.”

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1947? DJ-3A Toccoa, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I suspect this is a DJ-3A body on 1947 running gear.

“I have a 1947 Willys Jeep for sale. The floor in the front is pretty much rotted out. And the jeep looks rough. As it is just sitting out in the yard. But everything else is in good condition. Has a sq. engine in it and has a lot of good parts left on it and can be restored. I just need to move this. Will take a 1000.oo for it OBO. ”

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Year? DJ-3A Buffalo Area, NY


It runs.


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $495.

(10/03/2010) This is listed as a 1949, but I am leaning towards that being a DJ body.  That looks like a good price.

“good body & floor. ”

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Pics from past Chicago Auto Shows

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The Chicago Auto Show website has an archive of images from past auto shows.  Some of the pics include a variety of different jeeps.  Some of these you have probably seen before and, hopefully, others you haven’t.

Last year Bruce shared documents which indicated Willys Motors planned to have a Hong Kong black and gold theme for 1960.  In the pics below, you can see the Hong Kong theme, but hard to tell what the colors are.



1959: (you can see a bigger version of the same photo at thefcconnection).  This must have been released as a PR photo.

1960: I thought the description on the bottom of this photo claiming the CJ-6 link was interesting.  I’m assuming the mistake was made by the person who assembled the auto show archives?

I found the advertisement below on Flickr. According to the information on Flickr,
this ad was for the 1960 Detroit Auto Show, but showed 1961 vehicles.

1961:  The Hong Kong Exhibit (though I haven’t quite reconciled the 1961 show date from  Bruce’s document).

1962:  Here’s something from International Harvester.

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Year? DJ-3A Folsom, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Was listed at $3150.

This might be a very good price on a DJ-3A.    The seller has this listed as a 1949 DJ.  I’d be very curious to learn the serial number.

“1949 Willys Jeep DJ 2-wheel drive 4-cyl runs good drive it home. Three speed on the floor new tires, new radiator and new battery 12volt system”