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1946 CJ-2A Paso Robles, CA $16,999

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Given the way the front grille mounts and the lack of frame horns, the frame may be an M-38 frame. Looks in good shape.

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“1946 Willey’s (Jeep) CJ2a VIN: 44654 condition: like new cylinders: 4 cylinders, but better drive: 4wd fuel: gas odometer: 8598 paint color: green size: sub-compact title status: clean transmission: manual type: other 1946 Willys CJ-2a This is the FIRST non-military model.

CJ-2a Complete frame on restoration on this vehicle. If you follow these Willy’s Jeeps closely, you understand that its very rare you see these early post-war jeeps pop up for sale. But, it’s even rare+ to see them restored to this condition. This 1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2a has an amazing color combination and 700 miles on it since its full restoration.

The CJ-2a was the first Willy’s Jeep used for non-war or peace duty (CJ = Civilian Jeep), but there is no denying the military forces influences on this early example. You cannot help but see the same basic style that brought victory in World War II. An icon like this does not need to be flashy, but the fresh coat of a deep green paint really adds a touch that is typically lost on these jeeps. Careful attention was made for the gaps, the paint is not wavy at all, and above the flashy green paint is a brand-new removable canvas top. Inside you will find black bucket vinyl seats, a 3-speed manual with a low and high-speed transfer case.

What little gauges it has, all work the way they should and overall the theme continues that no expense was spared during the frame-off restoration. Power was not too much of a concern with these early Jeeps, but many historians are quick to point out that the 134 cubic-inch inline-4Cyl Flathead engine was a big reason why the military choose Willy’s for manufacturing the wartime Jeep.

The engine bay is clean and free of any leaks or drips. The engine fires up reliably and is a perfect candidate to ride around in parades or to cruise to your local car shows with. When we see cars, trucks, jeeps restored to this level of quality we know they will not last long at this price. Speedometer – Oil PSI Gauge – Temperature Gauge – Fuel Gauge – Tachometer – Horn – Headlights – Tail Lights – Brake Lights – Reverse Lights-Turn Signals .

This Willy’s System was converted from 6V to 12V and turn signals were added in addition to a state of the art fuse box and fuses. The rest of the vehicle is original. Two and a half years were spent putting this all together and it looks factory new. Great to take to shows. Gets a lot of attention. Comparable restorations selling for well over $20,000 nationally”

 

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