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1979 DJ-5 Lehi, UT $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks in pretty good shape. Has a V8.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6748562

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“Selling a 79 Jeep DJ5 postal Jeep with a Chevy 283 V8 and Powerglide transmission. Jeep runs and drives, clean title in hand. Steering wheel is on the right hand side. Heater works. Has upgraded trans crossmember, aftermarket engine cradle, new transmission pan with stud kit, new oil pump, odyssey battery, new fuel pump, and exhaust done all in the last year. All tail lights, side markers, reflectors, mirrors, and door seals have been replaced. Strobe light on top works. I put down the mileage that’s on the odometer since the ad requires it, but the speedometer isn’t hooked up and the engine isn’t original to the Jeep so the mileage is unknown. Continue reading

 
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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-5 Madison, IN $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

MY best guess is that this is a CJ-2A body atop a DJ-5 2WD chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4399126316826375/

“1947 Jeep Willys $4000Classic – Americana at its finest- Vintage Clean & clear title Check out our inventory! 3250 Clifty Dr Madison In 47250 bentleyandsonautosales.com

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1983 DJ-5L Neenah, WI $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Jason’s got this DJ-5 for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/616756945696996

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“Up for sale is my 1983 AM General DJ-5L right hand drive postal mail Jeep. Two wheel drive, runs and drives, Pontiac iron duke 2.5 4-cylinder oddly mated to a Chrysler automatic transmission. Matching set of 4 tires with full tread, and new exhaust. Brakes work, but the brake light is on. Rusty, patches over patches, the back of the frame was rusted out and welded back up with a 2″ hitch added.

I’m not sure if the 59,000 miles is original or if it has hundreds of thousands more. The only gauge that works is the ammeter, but the lights, windshield wipers, and heat work. Starter sometimes grinds when you start it. Back when I was selling on Ebay full-time I was going to use it to go to neighborhood rummage sales, but I’m not sure it’s road worthy.

Might make a better field car or trailer spotter, golf cart or cheap UTV, or use for parts, or some other off road use. Asking $1,500 or best offer, hard to know what to ask. Title comes with a signed MV2300 , if I’m understanding it right I shouldn’t have to put it in my name to sell it to someone else, but I can if necessary. I would just prefer not to give the DMV $164.50 for doing next to nothing. Also, I have a spare engine available with only 48,000 miles on it”

 
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1983 DJ-5 Canon City, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(08/08/2020) It’s a colorful ice cream jeep, but also a little worn looking.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3820668017953748/

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“Clown cones is selling the last of their two Jeeps. So if your looking for a fun way to make some extra cash and put a smile on people’s faces this summer, this ice cream truck is a must. This cute little Jeep is an old 83′ automatic mail Jeep DJ5 with the driver’s seat located on the right side of the vehicle. This little business was family owned and operated for 3 years here in Canon city making it established and well known. It comes equipped with a music box, 2 PA speakers, a small 4ft long by 4 ft tall by 2 ft wide freezer and a 2000 watt power inverter. All work well and are in good condition. You can get an inventory supply store as close as Colorado Springs. The Jeep is in good condition and runs great. Does need a little cosmetic matnence and some TLC. we have really enjoyed this business and are really going to miss it however we are moving and cannot take it with us. Asking 3000 firm”

 
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1976 DJ-5D Van Buren, MI $3200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

This DJ has been converted to 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/286515979115685/

“Up for sale is my 1976 DJ-5D postal Jeep, right hand drive! Starts up runs great, has a 258 inline 6 motor, automatic transmission, manual transfer case, this Jeep has been converted to four-wheel drive. (Was 2wd factory) has 4-point harnesses, small roll cage in the back, headlights tail lights turn signals all work, heat works. Jeep is Rusty, has some leaks, but it is a very cool old piece of History and definitely turns heads anywhere you go! Daily drives fine, great Trail rig, even does great on the sand dunes!”

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Some Flatties Over $10K

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-5 & DJ-6, M-38 • TAGS: .

Just some higher priced flatties

  1. 1960 DJ-3A Sacramento, CA $27,900: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/sacramento-1960-jeep-willys-brand-new/7173206440.html
  2. 1947 CJ-2A Carmichael, CA $27,500: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/snd/d/carmichael-1947-classic-willys-jeep-one/7175092743.html
  3. 1950 M-38 Paramus, NJ $32,000: https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/paramus-restored-m38-and-then-some/7163309500.html
  4. 1946 CJ-2A Hope Ranch, CA $19,000: https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-barbara-1946-willys-jeep/7169972041.html
  5. 1947 CJ-2A Miami, FL $18,500: https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/miami-jeep-willys-cj-2a/7169483679.html
  6. 1950 M-38 Old Saybrook, CT $17,500: https://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/d/old-saybrook-1950-m38-willy-for/7163922208.html
  7. 1952 M-38 Harrisburg, PA $15,500: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/cressona-1952-willys-jeep-overland/7169610972.html
  8. 1951 CJ-3A Crawler Lakeview, OR $13,500: https://medford.craigslist.org/snw/d/lakeview-51-willys-rock-buggy/7171745211.html
  9. 1952 CJ-3A Albuquerque, NM $12,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1332967560242220/
  10. 1953 CJ-3B Crawler Placerville, CA $10,000: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/roseville-1946-willy-cj2a/7174574419.html
  11. 1947 CJ-2A Walla Walla, WA $10,000: https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/college-place-1947-willies-jeep/7174882937.html
 
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9 DJ-5s Athens, GA

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Most of these are parts vehicles.

https://athensga.craigslist.org/pts/d/bowman-parting-out-or-will-sell-whole/7170506950.html

I have 9 mail jeeps djs late 70s-1980s non currently run. I have 2 that are pretty much complete 800$ each the rest are parts or will sell rolling chassis.

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1976 DJ-5 Hastings, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Has the fiberglass frontend.

“1976 Jeep DJ-5 postal jeep. Titled as an AM General. Fiberglass body, clean frame. 2.5L GM engine, auto transmissuon, RH drive, seats 2. 2 sliding doors and one rear door. Runs great, nice little jeep.”

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1946 CJ-2A & 1983 DJ-5 Los Banos, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-5 & DJ-6

That 2A body has seen some mods. It appears to have full floaters in the rear.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-classic-cars-for-sale-or-trade/7165982091.html

“Price listed is not the price for all the vehicles. Im located in Los Banos, CA. I can tow the vehicle to you for the right price. Up for sale I have 4 classics I’m in need to get rid of. 1948 Plymouth Special deluxe, 1959 Chevy Apache short bed, 1946 Jeep CJ2A, 1983 Am General Postal Jeep. They are all projects so they dont run. You can buy or trade towards 1,2,3, or all 4. Let me know what you got.”

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1962? Flattie Baltimore, MD $8950

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8950.

(03/12/2020) This custom 2WD creation is currently was being advertised as a 1949 jeep, but not anymore. The axles appear to be from a DJ-5B circa 1972. The centered pumpkin in the rear should help verify this era of rear axle. The body is a reproduction body. The frame could be something from 1962, hence the title.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/baltimore-antique-willys-jeep-must-see/7160157301.html

“Vintage Willys Jeep – must see, garaged. Runs and looks great for such old vehicle! 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! 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.”

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DJ-5 Chassis w/ CJ-3B Galvanized Body Salem, OR $1650

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Parts

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1650

(04/25/2020) The DJ-5 has the rear outboard springs. It may have a posi-traction rear. Given much fo the frame is boxed, this could be a good project frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734396963994125/

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“This is a like- new never installed Jeep CJ 3B tub and used DJ chassis.
The firewall is recessed to allow for a V-8 or different configuration than stock.
The tub and hood are made from galvanized material. The spot welds were covered to avoid oxidation.
The grille is an original one. I have no fenders or other parts.
The chassis is a Jeep DJ or 2 WD one, that is in very good condition, and is included.
Local delivery is negotiable.”

 
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1983 DJ-5 New Portland, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Appears solid.

“2 wheel drive, drives on the right, 4 clyl. runs great just had a tune up 48K miles on it”

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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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1974 DJ-5 East Haven, CT $2800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/854079865080059/

“1974 Jeep dj5 jeep 6 cyl auto runs and drives 2×4 $2800”

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1965? 2WD DJ-6 Irving, TX $900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Terry pointed out that the larger parking lights suggest this is more like a 1969. Per Colin, the “V4” engine is probably just a typo, as the V and F are near each other.

Here’s a really rare DJ-6 project at a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/835646416929978/

“This is a very rare 2wd Jeep that has the original Hurricane V4 Engine. The starter is missing and it needs some wiring work done but the engine is not locked and should run. I was planning on slamming it to make it a one of a kind! Title has been lost but would not be hard to get one”

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1982 DJ-5 Rockford, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Looks solid.

“1982 AM General Mail Jeep. Runs and drives. 4 cylinder, A/T, 2WD. Could use a tune up and some TLC but overall good condition. Very rare right hand drive in good shape. Please feel free to contact with any questions.”

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Year? DJ-5A JeepRod Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Something a little different.

“Well… Its kind of a Jeep stew. A little postal, a little Commando, a little Willys CJ5 and kind of a Jeep Rod. It started off as a DJ5A postal dispatcher. Still has the original drivetrain. Chevy II 135cu 4cyl and powerglide transmission. Still right hand drive. Manual drum brakes. Runs good but would be better with a SBC which would bolt right in.”

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1968 & 1969 DJ-5 Surrey Gala Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

During the late 1960s, a couple different Jeep dealers in Hawaii offered DJ-5Jeep Surrey Galas for sale. There were at least two different styles of ads published.

In 1967, a Kaiser-Jeep dealership owned by Von Hamm-Young Mercantile, flew the 1968 model of the DJ-5 Gala Jeep to Hawaii. From the story below, it would seem that this may have been the first example of a DJ-5 Gala Jeep arriving in Hawaii. Note that the photo’s caption only describes this jeep as a Gala.

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Over the next two years, the dealer published ads hoping to spur sales. We’ll likely never know how successful sales were, but I’d suspect not too many were sold.

1) The first ad appeared between April and September of 1968. The example shown below was published in the May 30, 1968, issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. There are a variety of things that struck me with this ad. First, it’s the first ad I’ve seen for a DJ-5 Surrey/Gala. Second, it is advertised as a “Surrey Gala”, rather than one or the other. Third, it came in six different color schemes. Fourth, later in the year (specifically September 24th in the Hawaii Tribune Herald), Big Island Rambler was the dealer name at the bottom of the ad, with no specific link made to Von Hamm-Young.

Apart from all those points, it’s generally just an odd ad for a vehicle!

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2) This ad appeared multiple times, but only during April of 1969 (I could find no other ads for any other month in 1969), isn’t quite as odd as the 1968 campaign. The ad also doesn’t mention the multiple package options. This particular example was published in the April 4th, 1969, issue of the Honolulu Advertiser.

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1978 DJ-5 JeepRod Lillian, AL$6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

Here’s a unique project Roger Martin shared.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316340619334033/

“Male jeep rat truck sitting on Toyota frame has 355 Chevy with 400 turbo ready to drive anywhere new build about 35 miles cell with or without running gear”

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1985 DJ-5 Porterville, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/512919256096829/

“Right hand drive postal jeep excepting cash offers $$$$$$$ serious buyers only”

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1974 DJ-5 Covington, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

Do these make enough money to make a $5000 purchase make sense?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kent-1974-dj5-vintage-postal-jeep-ice/7105111679.html

“1974 dj5 vintage postal jeep ice cream truck ready to go make your money freezer included old school music speaker lifetime tabs start your own business, be your own boss, do your own events price to sale”

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1976 DJ-5 Falmouth, MA $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/15/2020) Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2964547736897462/

“1976 Postal Jeep Runs great minor choke issue. Fun Jeep!!”

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1985 DJ-5 Porterville, CA $2250

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2250.

(04/11/2020) Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/512919256096829/

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1983 DJ-5 Allegan, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

**SOLD**

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“Wife or Girlfriend tell you your jeep addiction is getting out of control? Dont worry I found you a loophole. When she sees you bring this DJ-5 home she cant say you bought another jeep because gess what… Its an AM General not a jeep. Now your wheels are turning I bet. She will only be pissed for a little as your loophole technically works because she said no more jeeps.

Now for the good stuff. This baby here is a 1983 DJ-5 mail jeep. Shes got one seat already so when you piss the ole lady off dont worry your covered as she can never ride with you. This DJ-5 looks as good as it drives. Purs like a kitten and will get looks all over the place.

So the truth It is a 1983 DJ-5 Manual windows, steering and brakes All lights wipers and powered accessories work as well Has 4 cylinder, automatic 2 wheel drive with AMC 20 rear end.”

 
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1979 DJ-5 Snohomish, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Seems like a good price.

“1979 postal Jeep that was once saved out of a barn and restored by last owner. AMC 232 inline 6 motor Chrysler torque lift 727 transmission 2wd Trackloc New radiator from postaljeep.com 1barrel carb Super fun to drive and get looks down the road. Can drive with doors rolled open as well. Right hand drive so it’s basically a skyline… a yeah.. Starts up every time. Runs great and is nice and warm in the cab. Just put a new battery in it and replaced the starter solenoid. Bought it for 1500 back in October and have barely driven it since. Just looking for what I payed for it. Trying to collect the money to get back to school”

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