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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

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

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

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.

1951:

1954:

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.

1964:

http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_history/default.aspx?d=1950&y=1950
 
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Year? DJ-3A Folsom, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

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”

 
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1962 DJ-3A Surrey Riverside, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200

It needs some repairs, but looks solid otherwise.

“Tub is from a 62 DJ3a surrey gala. has some damage and is missing some firewall and floor. Very close to a cj3a Tub, but no tailgate like wwii mb/gpw.”

 
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1958 DJ-3A Ozark, Mo *SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

This has a GPW engine in it.

“I have an old Willys flat fender Jeep 4×4. It is similar to a CJ3A. It is four wheel drive and looks like an old WWII jeep. It has a rebuilt flat head 4 cylinder engine. The engine is a Ford GPW engine with F-script bolts. It has been converted over to a GM style alternator and 12 volt. It ran nice when I bought it but I tried to adjust the timing and haven’t been able to get it to stay running well. Cranks over great. This is not a daily driver but a fun project jeep. I have too many projects and hate to see it go but times are tough. I DO NOT HAVE A TITLE !!!! I did a search on the VIN and it was titled as a 1958 DJ3A which was a 2 wheel drive version of the CJ3A. The body it has is that of a DJ3A and does not have the “lip” that you have to step over to get in. It has a canvas top and doors with it but the top will need repaired. ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE. This is a great little jeep that would be a fun driver or farm jeep. It leaks oil/gear lube at several seals. Email any questions. Asking $1600.00 or best offer. Might do partial trade for guns, utility atv or tools”

 
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1956 DJ-3A Richmond, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

This runs and drives. The floor boards need a little work. This might restore well.

“You are looking at a very rare Willys, 4×2 Willys , DJ3A. It runs great and doesn’t smoke or knock. The paint is almost gone on it. It has four lug wheels with a straight axle in the front, all original. The brakes has a full peddle but need bleeding. The body is in reall good shape, with only two small places in the front floor. You can see this in the pictures. This would be an easy surface to repair. Driver’s seat needs to be rocovered. This vehicle is a 3 speed on the column and shifts good. I do have the front parking light lens and ring. Needs some exhaust work. It has a new windshield frame but does need a new glass and seal. Tires are in good shape. Over all with just a little TLC this Willys will be easy to restore.”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Pinellas Park, FL *SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“THIS JEEP IS A OLDER RESTORATION 1990’S.. IT HAD A NEW CANVAS TOP MADE ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO ..

TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED WITH A COMPLETELY REBUILT T96A R10 BORG-WARNER OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION OUT OF A WILLYS WAGON .. OVERDRIVE WORKS WELL !! I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL STRAIGHT T96A BORGWARNER WHICH IS INCLUDED IN SALE INCLUDING MANY SPARE PARTS !!

ISSUES WITH THE JEEP IS THE REAR MAIN ENGINE SEAL LEAKS A LITTLE AND THE HAND BRAKE CABLE NEEDS REPLACED , i HAVE THE NEW CABLE BUT DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES I NEVER GOT AROUND TO INSTALLING IT.. tHERE ARE SOME MINOR COSMETICS ON THE BODY PAINT CHIPS AND TOUCH UPS.. NO RUST !! VEHICLE DISPLAYS WELL AND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN MANY CAR SHOWS AND PARADES..

THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IS STILL 6 VOLTS IT HAS A OPTIMA BATTERY AND A S-11, 6 VOLT ALTERNATOR.. sTILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL 6 VOLT AUTOLITE GENERATOR AND REGULATOR IF YOU WANT TO REINSTALL IT.. ALSO THE IGNITIONSYSTEM IS A PERTRONIX SOLID STATE SYSTEM NO POINTS TO MESS WITH .. AGAIN i HAVE THE ORIGINAL POINT PLATE IF YOU WANT TO PUT IT BACK TO ORIGINAL.. tHE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM HAS DOT 5 SILICONE FLUID ( NEVER CORRODES ..

THIS JEEP RUNS STRONG AND WOULD BE A EASY GALA SURREY CONVERSION IF YOU WANTED .. EVEN HAS SPLT BENCH SEAT.. I WANT TO ADD IT HAS A NEW CUSTOM BUILT ALUMINUM FUEL TANK THAT WAS INSTALLED IN 2006. ..

MANY SPARE PARTS INCLUDED !! SELLING DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES !! tHIS IS A HARD JEEP TO FIND NOT MANY MADE !!”

 
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1965 DJ-3A Abbotsford, BC, Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

(11/12/2010) Here’s a DJ-3A that is in excellent condition, though it has been updated to 4wd.  The seller believes that there were DJ-3As with 4wd produced, but Bruce has told me this wasn’t the case.

“Unique little Dispatcher survivor in great condition. These vehicles were mostly all 2wdr units and only a few 4×4’s were produced, not sure if this is one or if it has been converted. It is in super condition to use as is or if a person was wanting to restore it, it would be a very nice little project. The jeep has all the correct running gear and it all works as it should. The transmission leaks at the front seal I believe, and needs to be replaced or keep a good eye on the fluid level. It also has new tires, clutch, shocks, brakes and wheel cyl’s. The roof on theses Dispatchers was not meant to taken on and off, so it is bolted on with many bolts, but could be removed with a couple hrs of labor. The electric winch on the front is super HD, probably overkill for this jeep, and it works great! The Jeep is also set up and wired for towing, pulls very nice, we towed it up and down the Oregon coast and had a blast on the beaches with it!”

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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Glen Arm, MD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD**  See more pics here: http://www.ewillys.com/?p=61299

This looks like a DJ-3A Surrey Body on a 70s CJ-5 frame to me. It was listed as a CJ-3B on Craigslist.

“We have this CJ3B sitting in our barn and it’s time for it to go. Don’t want to scrap it and would like to find someone who can put it to use somehow. Asking $700 or best offer. Not sure of any of the details of the Jeep. Needs an engine, transmission is there though not in the Jeep. Probably have some of the parts lying in/around it, so those will be a part of the price.”

 
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1960 Stainless Flattie Warren, Mi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $8500. **SOLD*

(08/07/2010) Actually, not a bad price.

“2 Door, Convertible, 4 Wheel Drive, Manual Transmission, Alloy Wheels, New Tires, Removable Top, Bucket Seats, Leather Seats, Power Steering”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Booneville, Ky **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE:  Was $2500. **SOLD**

(11/09/2010) There have been some changes to this DJ.  The driver’s side appears to have a variety of dings, too.

“1957 Jeep Willy’s . I haven’t driven this Jeep Willys much since I got it, but everything seems to work on it. It has a ford pinto motor in it.”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Casper, Wy eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

There’s some value here.

“THIS IS A 1957 2WD JEEP// ONE OF 794 MADE// IT IS SOLID FOR REBUILD OR MANY RARE PARTS// NO MOTOR OR TRANSMISSION// YOU PICK UP OR ARRANGE SHIPPING THANKS //KEN./HAVE A CLEAR WYO TITLE//”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1957 DJ-3A Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,000

This has 744 original miles?

“VERY CLEAN 1957 JEEP WILLYS 744 ORIGINALS MILES SOFT TOP 3 SPEED”

 
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1964 DJ-3A Paulden, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“FUN PROJECT!  1964 2X4 Jeep Needs Some TLC.  Motor Runs/4 cylinder flat head. 3 speed column trans.  Folding windsheild.  Clear Title  Asking $1500.00 OBO”

 
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1961 DJ-3A Wichita, Ks **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This sold quickly, but no surprise there, as it was listed at only $600.!

“SOLD!!! Thanks to all interested! 1961 DJ3A this is one of a few two wheel drive. Drove it around the block roughly a year ago, don’t have time to work on it anymore. First 600 cash takes it home.”

 
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1959 DJ-3A Fountain Hills, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This might be a great resto project.

“JEEP 1959 WILLYS DJ3A, Dispatcher, 2wd,3 speed on the colmn, L 134 engine, they only made a little over 1950 of these. Bought it 34 years ago. Needs water pump. Engine was rebuilt year ago, but only put about 300 miles on it.”

 
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1949? DJ? Bonham, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** was listed at $500.

This is a 2wd.  It might be a DJ with the wrong year.

“willys jeep 2wd does not run in ok shape its fixable call or text for pics has half top and doors may sell seprate 469 955 three six 04 no i wont sell it cheaper”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2224863001.html

 
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1959 DJ-3A? Santa Fe, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

The openings a re a little chopped, but looks solid otherwise.

“1959 CJ2 Willys Jeep, 4X4, 4 cyl, 3 Speed Trani w/Hi & Low 4 wheel drive. Engine runs good but burns oil, Body in great shape. Asking $1,800.00 OBO”

 
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1958 Flattie Rexburg, Id $3850

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

Brett found this nice looking rig.  Note the left-handed emergency brake. This could be either a fiberglass body or a DJ-3A body, though I’m gonna guess the latter.

“1958 WILLY JEEP FOR SALE. IN GREAT CONDITION WITH VERY LITTLE RUST. HAS FRONT DIFFERENTIAL LOCKERS FOR 4 WHEEL DRIVE, SOFT TOP, RANCHO SHOCKS, FRONT BUMPER PULL THAT YOU CAN JUST HOOK JEEP TO YOUR HITCH ON VEHICLE AND PULL IT ANYWHERE WITH EASE. ALSO INSTALLED A JEEP SEAT IN BACK SO THREE KIDS CAN RIDE. ITS BEEN A FUN JEEP ALL STREET LEGAL, JUST NEEDING THE MONEY FOR SOME MEDICAL BILLS”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3784367

 
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1963? DJ? Picture Rocks, Az $2000

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

UPATE:  Still Available

(03/11/2010) This looks like a good price.  I’m not sure if this is a DJ with an extended rear mod or a CJ-3A with a the wrong year??

“1963 Willys jeep. Off road use only, not street legal. Great hunting vehicle! Motor runs good, has 4 wheele drive. Asking $2000.00 Call Frank @ 520-730-7487”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/2185730611.html

 
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1960 DJ-3A Cab Denver, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200

“1960 Willys Dispatcher DJ3A metal cab”

 
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1958 DJ-3A Lehighton, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Last Ride

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

If the VIN is original to the body, then this is a 1958 DJ-3A rather than a 1940s CJ-2A.  Not that it really matters, as there’s not much here (except for a good VIN plate).

‘Hello, I am selling a rusty 1940s vintage willys.. Either complete or just selling some parts.. Overall its pretty rusted/shot however It does have the orignal rear end as well as many other parts.. I also have 8 Orignal wheels that are also for sale or that will just go with the jeep as well as many other parts.”

 
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4 Willys at Barret-Jackson Scottsdale 2011 Auctions

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Colin reports the Surrey sold for $23,000 plus a $2300 buyer’s premium (see comments).  Thanks for the followup!

Laurie pointed out some Willys at the Barret-Jackson website.

1960 DJ-3A Surrey Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1945 MB Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1953 M-38A1 Scottsdale 2011 Auction

 
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1956 DJ-3A Palmyra, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

(11/16/2010) This runs and drives.

“RUNNING, DRIVING JEEP, HAS ORIGINAL L-134 4 CYL FLATHEAD ENGINE, 3 SPEED ON COLUMN,NEW RADIATOR, MASTER CYL, BATTERY, LIKE NEW TIRES, TOW BAR. FACTORY DELIVERY WITH HARDTOP THAT CAN BE REMOVED. GREAT BODY WITH ONLY SURFACE RUST. NO HOLES IN BODY, VERY SOLID FLOOR PANS HAVE 2 SMALL RUST HOLES UNDER SEAT, OTHER THAN THAT VERY SOLID WITH ORIGINAL PAINT. HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 12 VOLT. NOW THE PAINT IS FADED AND HAS SOME SURFACE RUST, WINDSHIELD IS CRACKED AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. IT HAS A BROKEN BRAKE LINE IN THE REAR SO I NO LONGER DRIVE IT. WITH MINOR REPAIR WOULD MAKE GREAT DAILY DRIVER OR RESTORE.”

 
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1963 DJ-3A Tijuana, Mexico $900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Bill correctly notes that this is the same DJ-3A as pictured a few months ago, except that it has been painted and the price raised $100.

No motor.  The body sure looks good.  I don’t know what it takes to get this back over the border.

“Motorless Jeep style Mexican army vehicle. Papers are perfectly legal within Mexico borders. It used to work perfectly fine until its former owner took the engine to use it into another similar vehicle. It is a perfect project if you have the time, you’ll love to spend time with this relic. For further questions, you can reach me via this e-mail or by nextel: 152*14*24137, ask for Salvador.”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/2151059187.html

Here are pre paint images: