1949 Willys-Overland Jeep CJ-3A 1/4 Ton

1949 Willys 439 Jeep CJ-3A

Make: Willys
Model: 439
Type: Jeep
Trim: Jeep CJ-3A
Year: 1949
Mileage: 98,211
VIN: CJ3A26955
Color: Blue
Engine: 134cid (2.2L) - 60hp 1bbl
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3-speed Borg-Warner T-90 manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

Description for Willys 439 1949

1949 Willys-Overland Jeep CJ-3A
With a little TLCthisJeep could be astar in any parade!

1949 Jeep CJ-3A
Willys' Overland "CJ-3A" was abare-bones civilian jeep produced from 1949 to 1953. These smaller, lighter jeeps were most commonly used for outdoors, off-road activities. By 1951, the vehicle was referred to as a "Farm Jeep."
There was 27,749 CJ-3A's built in 1949 and total of 131,843 CJ-3A's built from 1949 to 1953


Engine: 134 cu in (2.2 L) Go Devil' I4Transmission:3-speed Borg-Warner T-90
Electrical System: 12V
Wheelbase: 80 in (2,030 mm)Length:123.5 in (3,140 mm)Width: 57.1 in (1,450 mm) (body)/63.1 in (1,600 mm) with spare tireHeight:66.4 in (1,690 mm) windshield up___________________________________
A Daughter's Memories
Life with this little Jeep
(Current Owner)
On February 18, 1969 my Dad purchased the Jeep, from Mesa Auto Sales in Grand Junction, Colorado. Based on a few of the existing documents it originally belonged to a man in Montrose, Colorado. Once Dad got the Jeep home in his shop he began working on it. While the Jeep has never undergone a full restoration, it did have significant work done, including springs, exhaust system, gauges, brake shoes and cylinders and locking hubs, as well as a few other things that I wasn't aware of. I believe Dad re-upholstered the seats and made the middle seat insert, and added a new top in 1977.
Dad loved to hunt and fish and I suspect that this is why he purchased the Jeep. I do recall many fishing trips to Grand Mesa in the Jeep. Also, Dad had worked in the uranium mines in his younger years and I recall many family trips in the Jeep exploring the old uranium mines around Uravan as well as other ghost mining towns throughout Western Colorado.
Once Dad started his own construction business in the late 1970's the Jeep was used less and less, since he didn't have very many weekends off.
I purchased the Jeep from Dad in 2002 and it has been stored in Dad's shop for all these years. I did occasional take it for a drive, and until Dad's death in 2004 he took good care of the maintenance and any repairs as needed.
It's sad to see it go as it has been in our family for so long, and is such a wonderful reminder of Dad's legacy and the events that shaped my childhood. While Dad was at Hospice, one of the Chaplains said about Dad's death, "It's as though another library has burned down. All the history, information and memories are gone."
I can only hope this Jeep finds a new home with people who will enjoy it as much as our family has.
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Vehicle is being sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS with NO warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. Within 10 days from the end of this auction it will be the responsibility of the buyer to have inspected the vehicle.

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Final Thoughts

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As a representative of the owner I am obligated to effectively and honestly represent this vehicle to the best of my ability to maximize the sale.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this vehicle please give me a call any day between 8:00am and 8:00pm MT. If I am unavailable to answer, please leave a detailed message (name, phone# & time zone, issue to be discussed.
Bill (970)773-6408
History of the Willys-Overland CJ-3A
The Willys-Overland CJ-3A was introduced in 1949, and was in production until 1953, when replaced by the CJ-3B. It was powered by Willys' 60 hp (45 kW; 61 PS) L-134 Go-Devil four-cylinder engine, with a T-90 transmission and Dana 18 transfer case, a Dana 25 front axle and Dana 41 or 44 rear axle. It featured a one-piece windshield with a vent, and wipers at the bottom. The CJ-3A had beefed-up suspension (10 leaf) to accommodate the various agricultural implements that were being built for the vehicle.[15] Another difference was a shorter rear wheelwell (the wheelwell from the top front edge to the rear of the body is 32 in (810 mm) on the 3A compared to 34 in (860 mm) on the 2A) and moving the driver's seat rearward.[16] As of 1951, a Farm Jeep and a Jeep Tractor version were offered; the latter was very bare-bones, for field use only, and featured a power takeoff.[17]

In total, 131,843 CJ-3As were produced before the series ended in 1953. About 550 of the CJ3-As were assembled by Mitsubishi as the J1/J2 in late 1952 and early 1953, exclusively for the Japanese police and forestry agency.[18]
The CJ-3A-derived military jeep was the Willys M38 or Willys MC, and it began replacing the World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW models as of 1949.

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On Jul-29-18 at 11:51:00 PDT, seller added the following information:

There is a small, however, important error on this listing needing to be corrected. This Jeep is not equipped with a 12V electrical system. It has a 6V system. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. - Bill