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1957 CJ-5 Chico, CA $7000

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This jeep has a couple neat features. It’s got an interesting spare tire/back bumper set up and it’s still has the Cutlas operation sticker within the glove box (alas, the cutlas hubs aren’t on it anymore).

https://chico.craigslist.org/pts/d/chico-1957-jeep-willys/7100309062.html

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“This Jeep is the cleanest unrestored 1957 around. No cancer!!! !! Original paint. Has dealer option hard top and doors that have NEVER been removed. Jeep was ordered with a snow plow but plow has since been lost.

Original 1/3 2/3 front seat. Factory “ Willys all range “ overdrive. with original 3 speed trans. This Jeep never came with a roll bar or a rear seat. Rear cargo area is extremely clean. Original owner had a 351 Windsor installed in 1974.

When he passed away 5 years ago, the Jeep was left to his best friend who had the engine rebuilt, balanced and blue printed by a local hot rod shop. The jeep was driven approximately 500 miles since the rebuild. Just replaced the fuel line and filter as well as the the cap, rotor, points etc.. Tires are 32×11.50 BFG all terrains with at least 90% tread on 15×10 wheels.

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1947? VEC CJ-2A Curlew, WA $1000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000. It appears to have a VEC body. I think that is an early Koenig top.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/atq/d/curlew-1940s-cj2a-jeep-parts/7098937200.html

“Willys Jeep CJ2A parts! Includes 1947 parts jeep with title and a good galvanized steel hard top. Parts also include 3 blocks, heads, cam shafts, and oil pans, miscellaneous oil filters, generators, and some transfer case parts and clutch housings. There are axles for the ’47. There are transmission parts, but none are complete.”

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1963 CJ-5 Highland Mills, NY $1500

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Maybe some value here.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/highland-mills-1963-jeep-willys/7097990004.html

“Ran last year. Body is rough. Comes with paperwork and plow. ”

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1955 CJ-5 North Platte, NE $4000

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Has a PTO winch and a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/819839738491403/

“1955 Willys Jeep. Good Condition Runs – 4 Cylinder Pinto Engine. More pictures & video of it running/driving – Upon request. PM If Interested – $4000.”

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1946 CJ-2A Prineville, OR $8000

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Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/500970417524776/

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1948 CJ-2A Townsend, MT $4500

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Home made hard top? Sure has a rough side (fiberglass?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1066858207030654/

Runs. “New Tires, New Gas Tank, New front Glass and new battery. This jeep starts. Manual Transmission”

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1946 CJ-2A Selah, WA $3200

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It’s powered by what I believe is a MerCruiser boat motor (maybe this one?). Custom top? I don’t recognize it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/633277267464993/

“1946 willys jeep runs and drives . Mercury 110 4 cylinder boat motor.3 speed manual transmission. Cash only No Trades.”

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CJ-2A/3A Kelly Hardtop Cleveland, OH $550

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2019) The top appears solid.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/d/brookpark-willys-jeep-kelly-steel-top/7071432772.html

“WILLYS JEEP STEEL TOP WITH DOORS AND REAR GATE, FAIR CONDITION, SEE PICTURES. SHOULD FIT MB GP CJ2, ETC. TEXT”

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DJ-3A Hardtop Mount Kisco, NY $375

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $300. This looks to be the sliding type, based on the additional pic that shows the handle at the front of the door. Technically, this is the DJ-3A version. The CJ-5 version of the top had windows. But, I believe this would fit a CJ-5.

(07/25/2019) There’s some rust on this top, but I can’t tell how deep it is.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/somers-cj-5-hardtop-and-doors/7095069567.html

“Rare model jeep postal dispatch DJ3a hardtop, windshield, and doors
Windshield glass perfect, drivers door glass pefect… tailgate glass perfect…. passenger door glass missing and the door itself is a bit rough”

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1950 CJ-V35U 29 Palms, CA $3000

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The rims appear to have little paddles added to them (stock?)?

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/joshua-tree-willys-jeep/7086550428.html

“This is a project Jeep. It’s a rare Marine Corps radio Jeep. It’s been modified. It has a Buick V-6 225, 160 HP engine. It has a vintage Warren electric winch mounted to a heavy duty bumper, oversize tires on deep dish rims and an after market removable cab. It has a complete, all new brake system, new aluminum radiator, all new wiring harness and lots of extra parts including a brand new gas tank and all new gauges. If you’re looking for a project this is the Jeep for you.”

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1950 CJ-3A Woodinville, WA $4995

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UPDATE: Still Available .

(04/04/2015) Nice looking jeep. Front brakes currently disassembled.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/bothell-1950-willys-cj3a-flatfender-jeep/7092899656.html

“1950 Willys CJ3A Civilian Flatfender. 95% stock, Flathead 4 cyl. 4 wheel drive, stored for 20+ years, few new improvements, Koeniq “Tin Top”, half roll cage, Diamond Plate corners and steps. Willys ready for restoration back to original or modify to whatever level. Has heavy duty detachable tow bar included. Have more photos, send email address if serious restorer / collector / hunter. Vehicle has not been started in 15 years. Was running when last parked. Front brake system currently partially dissembled. $4,995″

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1961 CJ-5 Jim Thorpe, PA $3400

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Steve spotted this ad. The CJ-5 runs, has a plow, a Acme hardtop, and a Warn OD. Seems worth a look.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/lehighton-1961-willy-jeep-cj-5/7094755646.html

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“Original condition Willys Jeep CJ-5 showing 71k miles on the odometer. F-head 134 Hurricane 4-cylinder engine runs smooth and sweet. Three speed manual transmission, two speed transfer case, coupled to a Warn overdrive gear unit and a newer clutch. (have video of engine idling)
The jeep drives, shifts, and brakes normal. The overdrive unit, when engaged, reduces engine RPM and allows for a more road friendly vehicle. Look up Warn overdrive to get an idea of its value. (have video of driving through gears)
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Different Versions of the Koenig-Manufactured Hardtop

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The small rear window can be seen on the back of the top at the left top of this 1956 DJ-3A brochure.

Mike raised a question the other day, which resulted in us learning something new. He was viewing the launch-brochure for the DJ-3A when he noticed that the Koenig-manufactured hardtop was illustrated with a small rear window. Up to that point, Mike and I and several other folks were under the impression that all these tops had the same size rear window, but in fact that was false.

Instead, it appears that in 1955, through 1946(?) and possibly into 1957, Jeep used a small window in the back of the top, before moving to a larger one. Especially with the DJ-3As, with their lack of side windows, that small window would have made backing up difficult, as it would have been hard to see anything behind the driver.

Here are the four types of hardtops of this style identified so far.

  1. This top was available as early as 1955. This photo is a 1955 press photo showing a CJ-5 with the small window in the back. The CJ-5 version of the top also came with side windows. The image below is also available on eBay.
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  2. It’s not clear when the transition occurred, but in late 1956 or in 1957 the top began arriving with a much larger window as seen in this photo.
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  3. Though an early photo of the DJ-3A with this style of top showed it with windows, the production version was manufactured without side windows.
    1956-dj3a-buffalo-ny8This photo shows the same jeep from the side. You can see the lack of side windows.
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  4. This image shows a 1964 hardtop on a DJ-3A with the larger window.
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    This photo shows the solid sides:
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1946 CJ-2A Claremore, OK $5600

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This could be a good price. It has a rear PTO gearbox and a Deluxe Sears top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/518683792121861/

“1946 Willys Jeep. First year of the Civilian Jeep. Runs great, drives great. Motor, transmission, transfer case, differentials, brakes all recently rebuilt. New leaf springs with small lift, good tires, recent paint. Has the rare Power-Take-Off option. Aluminum top in great condition. Clear title and current Oklahoma tag. Ready for work or recreation”

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1956 DJ-3A Troutville, VA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

Not sure how much value is here. It’s got plenty of rust.

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“Flat Head 4 Cyl. Engine
3 Speed Transmission on the column
Seats in good condition
All original condition
Ran when parked

96000 correct miles
Original title
A real barn find!
$1700 OBO”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,800

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1343023962567505/

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1951 CJ-3A Cotopaxi, CO $2500

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That’s one of the more unusual hood bumps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/835515820300771/

“12 volt converted runs and drives was an old man’s hunting rig. Has a 3 B motor in it that’s why there is a air cleaner on hood. Shoot me a offer. Come look come see this old Willy’s”

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1948 CJ-2A Puyallup, WA $13,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/02/2019) Is that a heater between the seats?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/puyallup-48-willys-cj2a/7075960079.html

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“1948 CJ2A 4 wheel drive frame off restoration just about everything rebuilt except motor and transmission and transfer case low mileage bought from original owner new tires brakes paint mil specs cold weather top runs good top speed 60 it prefers 45 call with questions”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Naselle, WA $5500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/06/2019) Has a variety of updates including the custom hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306657690292816/

“Original 4 cylinder, runs and drives like a old Jeep should. 4X 4 works great”

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1947 CJ-2A West Pittston, PA $2500

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UPDATE: Still available.

(01/28/2020) Not sure how much value is here. Does not appear to run. Has what may be Kelly Hubs and a Sears Hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2806649449620471/

“1947 Willy’s nice and crusty ready for a full restoration or Hot Rod. Complete with a clean Pennsylvania title in my name”

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1947 CJ-2A Mulberry Grove, IL $2600

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Looks like this one has a Worman Jee-Cab.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/permalink/2572513319688598/

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1946 CJ-2A Wenatchee, WA $13,500

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I suspect (hope?) the price is just a place holder.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/497415220921272/

“For Sale as is. Needs a lot of love but it’s a nice jeep. It comes with the snow blade. We did have it running a couple of times but with my grandfathers sickness we cant afford to keep it and work on it. We don’t currently have the key for it but we’re trying to find it so it may need a new ignition.”

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1947 CJ-2A Spring Hill, FL $650

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $650.

(09/22/2019) Not sure how much value is here. Has a Buick V-6 engine.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/ctd/d/spring-hill-1947-willys-for-parts/7068126558.html

“11947 WILLYS FOR PARTS.FRONT END PARTS IN CAB.HAS A V-6 ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION.FRONT TIRES ARE IN THE BACK”

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Worman Hardtop Graeagle, CA Best Cash Offer

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UPDATE: Still Available. The jeep as a whole was sold back in 2014.

(12/28/2017) The hardtop looks to be an early Willys-Overland Worman-manufactured hardtop .. a very hard to find item.

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/clio-1940s-worman-jee-cab-willys-cj2a/7081079759.html

“Cab with doors as seen in pics. Does NOT include tub. Best CASH offer.!

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1951 CJ-3A Renton, WA $10,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(0206/2020) Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687338121803105/

“Well preserved, all original, in great condition, Jeep willys 4cyl flathead with overdrive. All aluminum top from Sears and has never been removed.”

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