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  • £15,000 As stated
  • 1953
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Willys
Model jeep
Year 1953
Country UK
Region Cleveland
Status Trade
Ref C888520
( Stock number 59414 )

This is a vintage collectable Army style CJ3 BJ10 Jeep with only 31648 kilometers and extremely Rare to see in the UK

It was first registered in Japan in 1960 but we believe it is a 1953-1954 vehicle going from the chassis identification

The CJ-3B was produced almost unchanged by Willys Motors and Kaiser Jeep for nearly fifteen years. But in cases where the original serial number is lost, or someone is trying to determine if a part is correct for a particular Jeep, there are some clues to determine at least the approximate year of production. This page covers the interior of the Jeep, and a future page will detail mechanical and exterior body changes.
Half of the Jeeps currently registered in the CJ-3B Serial Number and Engine Number List are 1953-54 models, built prior to the debut of the CJ-5. The lack of reliable figures from the 1960s makes it difficult to estimate total production, but certainly many of the CJ-3Bs surviving in North America are from the first few years of its production. They are usually easily identified by the presence of five separate gauges on the dashboard, similar to earlier Jeep models.

The L-shaped parking brake handle is consistent with this period or with the late 1950s. Some handles were mounted below the dash rather than through it -- I am unsure exactly when this was done. Brake and clutch pedals throughout the 1950s were painted metal.

The driver's seat was mounted to the floor of the Jeep.

The starter switch was also floor-mounted, separate from the keyed on/off ignition switch. According to the 1965 Service Manual, the floor-mount switch was used until the five gauges were replaced.

Perhaps the most obvious change during the history of the CJ-3B was the introduction of the new instrument cluster (30K GIF), shortly after it appeared in the new CJ-5 model. The five gauges which were essentially the same as had been found in all earlier CJ's, were replaced by a speedometer with integral fuel and temperature gauges, and warning lights for amps and oil pressure, early in the 1957 model year.

Willys documents suggest this began with VIN 57348 34452, but owner Tom McAfee has reported the cluster is installed on his CJ-3B 57348 35422. The new- and old-style dashes may have been interspersed on the assembly line for a while. The first 3B's that had the cluster had the King Seeley version with a silver center and the word "Willys". Apparently about a year later it was replaced by the plain black Stewart-Warner cluster.

Another feature adopted from the CJ-5 was the driver's seat mounted to the side of the body rather than the floor pan. The seats were also now fully upholstered.

This vehicle is not a Barn find , Not a restoration project nor has it undergone any restoration , It is a genuine imported collectable Classic car without the signs of the British weather .

This vehicle is an ideal investment opportunity , You could put this car away and your money will grow , Classic cars are better investment than property in this current financial climate .

We believe we have the best variety of the most unusual cars that you will find in the UK

A down payment / Payment of intent will secure this vehicle

All of our vehicles are imported direct from their country by us personally , They are all handpicked and we try to find that special , unique or limited number of produced vehicles , All vehicles are Pre Inspected in Japan and an Export Certificate is always available for viewing, This will show previous mileages in Japan .

The advertised prices includes all shipping & Import duties , UK Registration , UK number plates , UK MOT , Oil and filter service , Clear Waxoyl under sealant for protection against UK winters if requested ( free of charge including materials ), 3 Months UK nationwide warranty . All you need do is tax and insure your vehicle and we can also help with that if you ask .

Also your vehicle will be valeted and detailed if any scrapes or dents are apparent when it arrives at our warehouse .
With the vast number of people we have in Japan and access to 100'000's of cars we can also offer the service of sourcing , Inspecting and importing a vehicle of your choice , Email or call us with your requirements and we will start to look instantly for you , We take all the hassle and stress from the process and make the car ready to drive away , From being registered in Japan to Registered in The UK for you !

Please always call or email before coming to view a vehicle as some of our stock may have a deposit taken , be at the port , On the vessel , In one of our storage yards in Japan or the UK , This way you will not arrive disappointed and we can make the vehicle available for viewing when you do arrive

Do not miss this chance to buy a rare car at a very reasonable price . .

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