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Year? Mitsubishi CJ-3B/J-54 Redding, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

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“Mitsubishi J3 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over with compression…. Being a diesel I am sure it would run if you hooked it up to a fuel tank, not had time to mess with it. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it……. Very cool and unique Jeep.”

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1976 Diesel Mitsubishi Coal City, IN $7500


Appears solid.

“Misubishi cj3b industrial 4 cycle transmission. 2 speed +18 transfer case. Street legal titled and tagged in Indiana.”

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1959 CJ3B-J3? Chico, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

Appears worth a look.

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“Willys Jeep CJ3B by Mitsubishi. Rare jeep as very few Willys by Mitsubishi were brought to the USA. The irony of this should not be lost on anyone. We bombed them and they licensed this legendary Jeep afterwards. 4 cylinder factory engine rebuilt by Napa Auto in Orland. Has less than 20 miles on it. New clutch, water pump, exhaust, etc. Many new parts. Runs and drives very good. In very good condition.”


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1959 Mitsubishi CJ-3B Redmond, OR $5500


This is likely a J4 or J4C. It has a few changes, including an odd windshield modification and a WILLYS plate that appears added to the hood.

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“I am selling my project jeep. Its a 1959 Willys cj3B/M606. It is an export jeep to Japan, assembled under contract by Mitsubishi and was later imported back into the US in 1981 ( I have most all of the original paperwork / has an oregon title and plates ). It is very clean, but needs finishing. Motor is rebuilt, new clutch, all fluids changed, all new brake lines, new fuel lines, new carb, new cooling system, converted to 12 volt with a 150 amp GM alt. New dual AGM batteries, all new cables, brand new disc brake master cylinder kit with proportioning valve. All new plugs, wires, rotor. New 6 point roll cage, all new stainless steel exhaust, newer seats, original Japanese canvas top, all original lights. Converted the front to a narrow track open knuckle 30 front axle with all new disk brakes, new bearings, seals, rotors, calipers, brand new spicer 5:38 gears in the box and new master install kit.

F134 Motor
3 speed trans.
dana 18 tcase
Dana 44 rear
Dana 30 front
5:38 gears

Jeep starts up and runs great, carb needs tuning. Great project before hunting season.”

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Year? CJ-3B Mitsubishi Oshtemo, MI $6000


Could be a good price.

“Mitsubishi JEEP CJ3B , diesel engine 4 cylinder turbo, 4 speed, 4 wheel drive”


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Year? J-54 Mitsubishi Weaverville, Ca $3995


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/07/2019) Seller will consider offers. Needs work, but looks like it could be early?

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“Mitsubishi J54 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.
For the Jeep collector who has everything……..

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it…….

Looking for offers…..will consider trades or part trades.”

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1980 MItsubishi Christiansburg, VA $11,941

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Blaine shared this one. This seller imports Japanese right hand vehicles. No description provided.


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1959 Mitsubishi CJ-3B J4C Boring, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** $6500.

This appears to be a Mitsubishi J4C.

“1959 Willys military jeep all original 6500.00 OBO or trade for 2 post lift or other older vehicle fairly new motor runs and drives have all original shipping documents from Japan current Oregon license”




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1986 Mitsubishi Miami, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $6000.

(12/29/2018) Looks like a good price. Right hand drive.

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“1986 Jeep built on CJ3B Body by Mitsubishi.
-It has a Mitsubishi 4dr5 inline 4 Diesel Engine. These motors are put in boats, forklifts and tractors. These engines are practically bullet proof.
-Dana Undercarriage
-Manual 4-Speed
-24 V electrical System (military spec)
-New Tires, New paint,
-Full Canvas Top
-Bikini Top
This is a great little car. It gets 30 miles to the gallon @ 55mph all day long.”

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1982 Mitsubishi J-59 Blue Ridge, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $8000.

Matt’s friend is selling this RHD J-59. Appears solid with no obvious rust.

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“1982 Mitsubishi Jeep J59
2.0 Litre Astron Gasoline Engine
Runs and Drives Fantastic!!
Original J59
Weber Carb
New Clutch
Like new Buckshot Mudder II tires

Absolutely UNBREAKABLE vehicles. Absolute blast to drive, 25+ mpg.
Jeep runs drives as new.

ALSO included is the Original Roll Bar and Bestop soft top
Continue reading

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1983 Mistubishi Lake City, FL $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

The price seems decent.

“In the 50’s Willys sold the right to build the CJ3 Jeep to Mitsubishi and they have built them for the last 40 years. This is a 1983 with a 4 cyl Mitsubishi diesel 2700 engine. Runs very well has a few rust spots on the body. frame and floors are great. This is a work horse of a jeep 24 volt system Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 front, 4 speed high and low range 4×4. jeep is stock with no lift but will take 31’s with out a lift. It is right hand drive and has a clear Florida title. This is much cheaper than a side by side and a lot tougher and street legal. Has the very cool CJ3 high hood design and rear jump seats. These are rare in the states but parts are easily available. This is thousands less than you will find other ones.”

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1991 Mitsubishi Lake City, FL $8200


Could be a good price.×4-turbo-diesel/6544823402.html

“Willys sold the rights to build Jeep CJ3’s in Japan to Mitsubishi and they have been made there for over 40 years. This one is a 1991 has a Mitsubishi 2.7 turbo diesel. This was built from the factory to go offroad, Dana 44 rear Dana 30 fronts, 4 speed runs and drives it is a little tank. This is a great jeep. you know you always wanted a diesel Jeep here is your chance. Right hand drive. Clear Florida Title.”


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1966 J-30? Mitsubishi Brentwood, NY $6000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Craig spotted this running jeep. It has some rust.

“JEEP 1966 greate MITSUBISHI JEEP 1966 A.C sistem.. wheel drive Rigth side .4 doors. 4 cylinders. 4 SPEEDS. greate condition interior completely and clean great condition.. Runs drive greate. chassis frame like new floor like new just corners boddy rust. come & take a look & driving around. i have licence plate & insurance im using that jeep. 4X4 exellent. location brentwood N.Y 11717 price $6000.”


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1986 Mitsubishi Victoria, BC **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $9750C.

Just the one pic provided.

“This is a modern version of the 1953 pattern Jeep CJ 3B built by Mitsubishi in Japan. It has a 100hp turbo diesel engine and is right hand drive. Has a bikini soft top and a removable hard top. Approx 65,000 original miles. Meets the 25 year rule for US import. It is in good driving condition and ready to go. Located in Victoria BC.”


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1966 J-30 Mistubishi Wagon Tulsa, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Has no brakes.

“1966 Mitsubishi Jeep J30 4 Door 4X4
Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries under license from Kaiser Jeep.
These were made from the late 1950s through the late 1990s. However, very rare here in the US.
It features a 4 Cylinder gas motor with a 3 speed manual column shift. (Three on the tree).
It has a THREE speed transfer case 2 Hi, 4 Hi, 4 Med, 4 Lo, and N.
The motor runs quite well. It shifts fine. We drove it to the lot.
However, the brakes need work before it can be driven. No brakes!
Overall the Jeep is pretty solid. There is some minimal rust in various rocker and door spots.
The frame, floors, and underside look remarkably well. The truck came from Texas.
The interior appears to be mostly original. The seat upholstery is good, but the cushioning material has deteriorated.
The door panels need recovering and the headline is missing (the insulation is still there).
After market gauges and radio have been added many, many years ago. The radio actually works.
The tire look fairly recent. It looks like it was probably repainted eons ago.
Here is some info on this EXACT unit I found on Google
This could be a really cool, unique vehicle. Stand out from the crowd at cruise nights!

$4,995 cash. Come see it and make me an offer.
I might take trades, especially old hot rods, VWs, or other unique unusual cars.”

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1980 Model? Mitsubishi Langley, BC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $5600.

Not sure if that’s $5600 Canadian or US, but seems like a good price in either case.

“Car located in Langley BC, on top of Lynden. Import into US eligible and legal, willing to facilitate the process.

New to country. Gas 2.0L 4 cylinder. 2h, 4h, 4L. 4 speed manual. 38,000km. Auction grade 3.5C. Deep dish JDM rims with full tread thick tires. light rust on paint and body. Runs perfect. licensed by Jeep, made by Mitsu.
1, Exhaust pipe and muffler can use replacement.
2, Engine, transmission strong
3, Transfer case very responsive
4, All lights and signal lights proper working order
5, All gauges on instrument proper working order
6, All electronics on instrument seem proper working order (but have not tested everything yet, only removed top 2 days ago out of winter).
7, Aftermarket MoMo steering wheel, aftermarket comfy chairs. All upgrades done by previous Japanese owner, I didn’t do anything.
8, According to auction paper, car was repainted sometime ago to white in its 37 year history.”


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Brochures for Mistubishi’s CJ-3B on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-3B, Features, International • TAGS: .

There are several Mitsubishi-jeep brochures on eBay right now.

  1. An early brochure? View the brochure on eBay

2. This jeep came with a unique platform. View the brochure on eBay


3. This is a CJ-3B J-10 brochure. View the brochure on eBay


4. This is a CJ-3B J-3 brochure. View all the information on eBay

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1980 MItsubishi J-54 Garden Grove, CA $2500


Maybe someone can use some a parts J-54?

“Mitsubishi j54 jeep like willys was impounded by are towing company and not retrieved so we have a lien sale packet and can sell it.”

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1984 J59 Mitsubishi Moore, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Seller doesn’t seem to know much about this. Could be a great price.

“I am so done trying to sell this. I am going to lose money and you will not find a better deal on a RHD jeep, especially one thats been imported and fully legal. This is ridiculous really.”

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1981 Mitsubishi J-54 Blue Ridge, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

It’s diesel powered.

“1981 Mitsubishi J54 Diesel
factory 4DR5 Diesel 33mpg
45,980 Miles 1 owner
Will be fitted with new seats
Full services y Mitsubishi Dealer
Rare Flat Fender Model
Rare Military Dish Wheels with Military Bridgestone Tires
Factory Aisin Locking Hubs, Factory rear jump seats
Beautiful Classic Style

*Unbelievable build quality from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ( Same company that produce Aircraft, Ships, Missles and Nuclear Power Plants)
*Unbreakable Mechanicals 2.7 4DR5 Diesel, Dana Axles 44 and 30, Spicer/Dana 18 Transfer Case, Mitsubishi HD Transmission
*Incredible Fuel Economy (over 30 mpg)”

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1960ish MItsubishi Jeep Mailer on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-3B, Features, International, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s an unusual mailer for the Mitsubishi jeeps.

“Original part color folder , 8.5 x 4 folded , 8.5 x 12 unfolded , has many pieces of tape at tears at folds , has some small tears at the edges , has a rub mark with paper loss on the cover in an area about 1 x 1 inch.”

View all the information on eBay

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1978 Mitsubishi J-58 Blue Ridge, GA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5900

“1978 Mitsubishi Jeep J58
Factory Astron 2.0 Gas 4 cyl
Bestop top and doors
Factory Light Guards, Runs and Drives Well, New Weber Carb
New Starter
Would make great off road beast”

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1990 Mitsubishi J-53 Portland, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** at a Bring-a-Trailer’s auction (for $8000)

“The previous owner was a Portland motorcycle dealer who imported it with several other cars in early 2015. The current owner purchased it a few days after it landed, and worked hard to get a legal title and registration in Oregon. It’s been driven over 1000 miles since, and the owner admits he would’ve added more miles if it hadn’t sat for nearly 6 months while he dealt with the DMV. The truck is currently used for commuting on nice days and for running errands.”


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1987 Mitsubishi J-53 Atlanta, GA $10,500


Craig forwarded this ad.

“Very rare Japan only 1987 Mitsubishi Jeep J-53 Turbo Diesel
License built Willy’s CJ3B by Mitsubishi. Classic Jeep styling with turbo diesel power!
Low Mileage 34,600
Engine 2.7l 4DR5 inline 4 turbo diesel
4 spd manual transmission
Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles
100% Legally imported vehicle with GA title in hand.
We have more cars and information at:”


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1965 CJ-3B Mitsubishi Edgewood, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

(04/16/2015) This formerly had a diesel engine.

“This is a clean Jeep built in 1965 by Mitsubishi under license by Kaiser Jeep Corp. These are rare, but well made. They have a higher hood. This one has a PTO driven Ramsey winch in front. It has an odd fire 3.8 GM V-6- which means high torque. Runs great! It is also equipped with a mechanical air compressor driven off the engine. Has a CB radio. Good Rubber. Roll bar. Exhaust has shorties. No rust anywhere. This came out of southern AZ. We built a tow bar for it, so it will be ready to tow to the high country and hit the trails. Great Hunting Jeep. Unit is street legal.”

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