UPDATE: This is now on eBay. It was listed at $3500 on Craigslist.
(05/12/2011) Originally, this ad noted this jeep included “a unique rear body extension made in southern California and sold by Jeep dealers.” However, I’ve yet to run across another one of these.
“This is an all original , never abused Potomic Grey 1950 Willys CJ3a. This isn’t a Willys you will find everyday, a true SURVIVOR! It’s a highly documented, rust free NO BONDO virgin body, California Jeep with 53,672 original miles (mostly freeway tow miles). This Jeep lived all its life on a nursery in Southern California up until 2004. The original owner kept a detailed history of the jeep in a 3 ring binder full of pictures from the 50s, 60s and 70s, old registrations, receipts and other documents. This Jeep has its original Black plates from the 60s and is 100% NUMBERS MATCHING including the original engine, transmission, transfercase, and axle. This jeep has never been pulled apart, not anything including the engine or transmission and the amazing thing is that everything still works. All the gauges work and the gauge light. It drives like a new vehicle, the engine has never been apart and still has its original black paint on it. The engine runs perfectly, has a lot of power, scoots the Jeep right down the road and doesn’t smoke or miss period! It sounds so quiet and smooth while idling. The original floor push starter is still there and real blast to operate. The transmission shifts great without any grinding. This is an incredibly rust free Jeep that was painted Potomic Grey from the factory and still retains a lot of original paint, pretty hard to come by these days. The wheels are all original with the factory Harvard Red paint and pinstripe still intact. As mentioned before this is a dry California Jeep and the amazing thing about this Jeep is how original the body is and how unabused it is. It has all original body panels including beautiful original floor, side panels, hood, fenders and tailgate. I can’t emphasize enough on how solid this Jeep is, there are ZERO cracks anywhere on the frame nor the body, quite remarkable!!! I’ve had 3 other Willys over the years and had friends with them as well and all of them had cracks in several areas on the body and frame and this one doesn’t! The bumpers are original with the original factory rivets, and again no cracks up front around the front leaf spring shackle brackets, that plagues most Willys. The under floor underfloor support channel braces are straight, warp free and crack free! The fenders are super straight, as well with the rest of the body being dent free!! The bed is surprisingly straight, darn near dent free, only a few very small dents. The body is virgin with no accidents or repairs of any kind. The under seat tool compartment is solid rust free which is next to impossible to find. The seats have been recovered with correct covers. If I could emphasize one thing, it would be how original this Jeep really is, it still retains all the original wiring and mohair shrouding between the radiator and grill (see picture). The side steps are original to the Jeep, they were actually an option back when new and are usually missing or all bent up from hitting objects, these are perfect still. The original horn still works! The Jeep obviously has not ever been hacked up or modified at all and still retains the single taillight, never modified or had holes drill for a second. And last, but not least, it comes with a rare bed extension attachment option. This is pretty self explanatory, it provides a longer bed. The extension can be removed very easily if preferred, I suspect in a matter of about 20 minutes or so. Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!”
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