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1961 FJ-3 Fleetvan Richboro, PA $5000


UPDATE: Still available.

(09/01/2021) This seller is parting out this FJ-3.

“1961 Willys Jeep Fleetvan FJ3. No it does not run and drive. It’s rusty. It’s a project. I do not need to sell it, just reducing project inventory. Clean PA title”


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1962 FJ-3 Canby, OR $25,000


Appears to be in good, but not perfect shape.  Thanks to Blaine for spotting it.

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“1962 Jeep Willys Fleetvan
This cute little delivery van started it’s life in 1962 working for the Post Office as a mail route delivery van. It is on a Jeep chassis, with a Jeep 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission and 4.11 rear end. It is right hand drive and has a roll up door in the rear – both very handy for delivery purposes. The running gear is good and the body is almost perfect, no dings or dents. 1 small rust spot! The paint is called Torrid Teal!!!! Inside is in good shape. These are incredibly rare and turn A LOT of heads when driving around. $5800 in recent repairs to the motor, battery, radiator, exhaust, and brakes make this thing run like a charm. The top speed tops out around 45 mph, so you’re not breaking any land speed records. There aren’t many of these produced, and even fewer of them left. If the ad is up, it is still for sale.”

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2 1966 FJ-6s Bessemer, MI $2000


Mike spotted this good price. These are hard to find this cheaply.

“1966 Jeep Mail trucks · Truck · Driven 8,000 miles Not running no titles early 50s dodge cab also trades considered message or text 906 285 1438”

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1962 FJ-3 Wenatchee, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

Blaine spotted this FJ-3 Fleetvan.

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“Willys FJ3 for sale. These cute little vans were made to deliver mail. Very rare. I have read that only 1824 were made in 1962. They were designed to be driven standing up as the gas “pedal” is a horizontal push instead of up and down. It does have a seat. The 4 cylinder/automatic transmission combination is very fuel efficient. This one runs and the transmission shifts. The fuel tank was pulled, cleaned and painted. The body is in great shape with no rust. The previous owner tried to put in LED lights and made a mess of the wiring. The brake master cylinder, (a common part) needs replaced. One of the windows has some cracks. The wood back door is a roll up design and the wood is rotted and in need of replacement. We got it for an ice cream truck for my wife’s ice cream business. She got hired at Costco, so it never was put on the road. The paperwork is a Vermont bill of sale. This is sufficient to get a title. We also have an original owners manual, which is extremely rare. With a little tlc, someone can have an extremely rare, cute little van.”

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1965 FJ-6 Eugene, OR $15,000


Outside looks great, but the inside isn’t as polished as I thought it would be. Still, a refurbished FJ-6 isn’t easy to find.

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“Very small very unique 1965 willys fj6 ice cream truck conversion. Truck was taken down to bare metal, roof raised 12 in, professionally primered and then wrapped. It has a Chevy 250 inline 6 with a 2-speed powerglide transmission. Although it is good for maneuvering and is street legal it is not comfortable to drive. It has a class 3 kitchen in it which includes a single basin and hand washing with hot and cold pressurized water. A 3500 watt inverter with 4 deep cell batteries so it can run off the grid. It has Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth receiver. With a slide top freezer and a mini deep freeze. It is currently registered and licensed in Marion county as a class 3 truck. Business is not for sale just the truck. Name and logo must be removed. Would work perfectly for a shave ice vehicle, tap truck, cupcake, ice cream, hot dogs, concessions. I’m reducing my fleet to one truck, and a second brick and mortar”

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1961 FJ-3 Fleet Van Philadelphia, PA (Parting Out)


Steve shared this one. The seller indicates they are parting it out, but it also has a price of $5000.

“Complete part out of FJ3 FLEETVAN
Call with needs”

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1965 FJ-6 Fleet Van Denver, CO $12,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(10/30/2020) This isn’t running at the moment.

“I have a very cool and rare Jeep Willys Fleet Van for sale. These vehicles went into production in the sixties for the use by the USPS. The van was bought to fix up and then COVID. It did start and run, but it has been sitting for several months and does not start now. It has an airbag suspension system that works and raises and lowers the vehicle. This is van will turn heads everywhere you go. Just needs some love. Let me know if you have any questions.”

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1962 FJ-3 Nashville, TN $3500 (**SCAM**)


UPDATE: Brandon confirmed this was a scam.

The photo included in this craigslsit ad shows an FJ from a different ad with an email address from “Carla” added. This proved to be a scam, as the same gmail can be seen in some other ads (as this google search shows).

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$3,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”



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1961 Fleet Van FJ-3A Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

This FJ-3A brochure Form No. 61-05.

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Originally published October 31, 2015: This is an interesting FJ-3A brochure. It is Form No. 61-14. The ladder holder is something I haven’t seen anywhere.

“Here I have a 1961 single sheet advertisement issued by Willys for the Willys Jeep Fleetvan. There is some wear along the top and some light creasing (See Scans) but it still displays very nicely.”



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1965 FJ-6(?) Chassis Andover, OH $450


Not sure how much value is here, but you don’t get to see an FJ chassis too often. I’m not sure if this is a FJ-6 or FJ-8.

“This is a 1965 Jeep fleet van chassis. Everything is there but the cab, wiring and the steering column (but the gear box is still there. The frame is in gorgeous shape, the motor is free but doesn’t run and the trans and front and rear ends are free. Its a automatic transmission and is 2wd. It was an old mail truck so it is set up for right handed steer. Great project machine. No title will write bill of sale”

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Hallmark’s Sesame Street FJ-3 Ornament $19.95 (and more)

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

Jesse shared this FJ-3 ornament information. Last year, I posted about Sesame Street’s use of an FJ-3 as Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. What I didn’t know was that Jesse sold an FJ-3 that was renovated into real Cookie Monster Foodie Truck that is now at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But, it doesn’t serve food. Instead, it is a kids interactive challenge (there’s an online version at PBS):


Cookie Monster food truck interactive spot. (photo by @bioreconstruct from this website).

Here’s another one:


When you momma and poppa frogs hop in line for food, let the tadpoles play at the nearby foodie truck challenge. Help Cookie Monster and Gonger prepare delicious meals by following along with the video instructions and pressing the correct buttons for the right ingredients! Photo Credit: Undercover Tourist.

As for the ornament, you can order it here:

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And, if you don’t want an ornament, you can buy a kids FJ-3 Cookie Monster Food Truck at Target for $14.99:

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Or, for only $6.99, you can purchase a Cookie Monster Board book:


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1962 FJ-3 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

A ran-when-parked FJ, but looks solid. This appeared in the Los Angeles area Craigslist, but the map shows it in Alexandria, while the plates are from Wyoming.

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$12,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”

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1963 FJ-3 Campbell, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

It does not run.

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Year? FJ-3 Guthrie, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Jared shared this non-running FJ.

“1961-65 Willy’s Jeep Fleetvan. Pretty rare. Has 4 cylinder overhead valve motor auto trans. At this time I have no title. Not running. $5000 or best offer. Would make great advertising van or great Hotrod”

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1963 FJ-3 San Luis Obispo, CA $25,000


No description provided.

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FJ-3s Make Their Arrival

The arrival of the FJ-3s made the newspapers in a variety of states. This first article appeared in the February 02, 1961, issue of the Bridgeport Post out of Connecticut:


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This next article appeared in the October 04, 1961, issue of the Owensboro, Kentucky, Messenger and Inquirer.


October 04, 1961, The Messenger and Inquirer, Owensboro, Kentucky,

The Mitchell, South Dakota, Post Office may have only purchased one FJ, but it still made the paper:

FJ-3 Fleet Van

November 11, 1961, The Daily Republic, Mitchell, SD.

Here’s an add for the followup model, the FJ-3A .It appeared in The Lawton Constitution out of Oklahoma on January 07, 1962.


This is the more common version of the FJ-3A ad published across the country:


December 20, 1961, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ.


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1967 FJ-6 San Leandro, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

It could use some love, but looks solid.

“Kaiser Jeep FleetVan Ice Cream truck. Runs and drives. Straight 6 cylinder. Smokes a little and would recommend towing for long distances. Coker whitewalls. Cold plate freezer. Very unique and conversation starter. No heater and wipers are gone. Nice project with some rust here and there. Great business opportunity or promotional piece? I am located in the Bay Area California. Salvaged Title.”

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1965 FJ-6 Bighorn, WY **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was No Price.

Runs and drives.

“1965 kaiser Jeep fj6a Fleetvan. 4 cylinder/ automatic. Runs and drives great. New tires, brakes, and carburetor. This cool old van was originally a USPS mail van. Right hand drive. Perfect for farmers markets. Attention getter.”




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1964 FJ-3A Nampa, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500.

It’s a project.

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“This is a 1964 Jeep Willy FJ-3A service Fleetvan wagon. Very rare left hand drive model. Body is straight and there is no rust eating through any of the body panels. There is rust that is just surface of chassis and body. There are a few bumps that would need some body work but they are very minor and small dents. Front and rear bumpers are missing unfortunately. The original engine has been replaced with a Ford V-8 and automatic transmission, engine turns over and has compression. Though it hasn’t ran for a few years. Engine would need a few parts for it to be finished, Radiator, fan, etc. got most of the parts for it to run. Driveshaft is not attached currently. Brakes don’t work and need servicing as well. This Willy’s Fleetvan will need to be trailered home. Can negotiate delivery after payment. Any questions shoot me a message, I can get any other photos if needed. Title in hand with bill of sale. $14500 or best offer.”

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1962 FJ-3 Raleigh, NC $16,000


Thanks to Jordan for spotting this one.

“Runs and drives, good round town truck. I saw one sell for almost twice what I’m asking. This truck is not restored, great attention getter. The rust area is about four inches long and is on a flat area by the door”

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1974 AMG FJ-8 Hot Springs, SD **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

If you are looking for an Jeep FJ project, this might be a cheap substitute.

“2wd cj-5 chassis , right hand drive , 258 inline 6 , borg warner automatic . No rear door , but comes with parts to build another one . Needs gas tank cleaned and exhaust fixed , it’s been sitting but it does RUN yard drives and stops . PM me with any questions, Located in Hot Springs, SD”

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Barrett-Jackson Jeeps at Scottsdale 2020

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, FC150-FC170-M677, FJ, Jeepster, Wood bodies

Several Jeeps are being auctions at this year’s Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale. The first few have yet to be auctioned, but some of the latter listed have already been auctioned. The CJ-2A’s price was particularly obscene.

1.  1957 FC-170
1957 Jeep FC150 4X4 with a 134.2ci 4-cylinder Hurricane engine and a 3-speed manual transmission. It features a deluxe interior, USB port and a power plug. This Jeep received a frame-off restoration.

2. 1957 Custom FC-170
Lot #1559.1 – This is a 1957 Jeep Willys that has received many modifications. A modern Chevrolet V6 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission and conventional differential converts this former off-road vehicle to a highway cruiser. The FC stands for Forward Control. It was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep from 1956-65. A very neat custom interior finishes off a great truck. It includes a former M101 military-style trailer. It features chrome gas cans and its own parking brake. Both truck and trailer are painted in Mercedes-Benz Andorite Gray.

3. 1960 CJ-5 Wood Body (here’s a previous link for this one):
Powered by a 4-cylinder engine with a manual transmission. Completely custom-built with maple and cherry wood; 1-inch-thick wood glued and screwed every 4-inches and covered in 10 coats of varnish. **SOLD ON BONDED TITLE** **TITLE IN TRANSIT**

4. 1960 Truck:
This 1960 Willys Custom 4×4 pickup underwent a frame-off restoration documented with photos. It’s powered by a 350ci V8 engine backed by a Turbo 400 3-speed automatic transmission. This custom pickup features front disc brakes, power steering, Scout front axle, 3/4 ton rear end and Rough Country suspension. This solid California Willys pickup was completely stripped down and disassembled for paint. Its exterior was professionally painted in Viper Red paint, while the pickup bed and underside of the body were given a red-tint LizardSkin coating. The exterior features Smittybilt front and rear bumpers, custom Fuel Wheels and brand-new Renegade all-terrain tires.

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1965 FJ-6 Hemet, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Looks solid, but could use some interior cleanup.

“1965 Kaiser Jeep Van (FJ-6) with a V8 in good running condition with air-ride.
Outside Dimensions:
7 ft 6” Height
73” Wide
11 ft 4” Long

Inside Dimensions:
64.5” Height
57.5” Width
53.5” Length
It’s almost a square box
$12,000 or make reasonable offer”

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Cookie Monster’s FJ-3 Foodie Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

UPDATE: There’s an update here on Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck (and associated items for sale).

Thanks to Gayland for spotting this Sesame Street FJ-3 fleet van that was made into Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. You can learn more about the show and the truck on the Muppet Fandom Page:


There is both a two dimensional fake FJ-3 and a three dimensional real FJ-3. This is obviously the fake one:


And here are two photos of the real one:


This photo is from the Muppet Fandom page:


In an episode of Buttermilk Biscuits and Honey, the FJ-3 makes a brief appearance at the start of the show (it likely appears in others, but I don’t have the time to watch them all):

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1962 FJ-3A Encino, CA $20,000


There were 831 FJ-3As produced (in contrast, 7300 FJ-3s were produced; this was the shorter version that was mostly, but not exclusively, used by the post office). Based on a my records and a quick google search, I’d guess there are more like 50 FJ-3As still around, but that’s still not many.

“1962 jeep willys fleetvan runs and drives ready for shows or a restoration.There are probably only about 20 of these cars left in the world. Message me with any questions”