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1947 CJ-2A Kansas City, KS Copart auction

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Bill shared this CJ-2A, serial number 83871 (just barely a ’47).There are only 23 hours left as of this posting. the current price is $500. Check out the engine compartment! Wow, just wow. Given what appears to be a gov data plate on the dash, this was likely modified which ever gov entity owned it. The bumper sure is an odd setup.


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8 Comments on “1947 CJ-2A Kansas City, KS Copart auction

  1. JW

    I’m nearby. I’d keep an eye on this one, $525 might be worth it. But copart auctions requires a $99 or $249 subscription. Never heard of copart, is it worth it?

  2. Bill

    Re: Copart. Is it ‘worth it?’ If you’re looking for a specific make/model, I would think yes. I only scan the ‘Classics’ section, and usually see two or three possible purchases a day (it’s a nationwide network). Then again, I may have a particularly wide filter. Of course, of those possibles, all are not running, and must be transported from East Bag o’ Sand, Arizona (No offense meant, East BoS.) Just scan it for a day or three (for free!) and see if it’s worth your $50.


  3. David Eilers Post author

    JW, thanks for letting us know. I didn’t realize copart required a subscription. The site does have some interesting things on it sometimes.

    – Dave

  4. Allan J. Knepper

    Just a little bit more CoPart info. I was well aware of the company and their auctions, but had never looked at their stuff or felt a need to bid on anything. Yesterday I thought I might just try to bid on this Willys. I jumped through LOTS of hoops to do their online membership application. I was finally successful in becoming a $99 member.
    What I then found out is that you are restricted from bidding on certain items related to the State you reside in and the title status of the vehicle. This is related to each States dealer, vehicle registration and franchise laws. After you become a member, you can look at applicable restrictions. Since I am in Wisconsin, I CAN bid on Salvage Title vehicles, but NOT on Clean Title vehicles. This vehicle shows having a Clean Title, so when I placed my bid, it was rejected. Even after becoming a member, I cannot bid on this vehicle.
    Just thought this info may help others. Please do your own due diligence.

  5. JohnB

    Seems a bit worse for wear for an auction vehicle (it looks like they didn’t even clean the trash out of the tub).
    Often, auction costs are more than what they expect the vehicle to bring.
    Yes, you do see projects at estate sales, but rarely at a general auction.

  6. JohnfromSC

    I believe Copart is now the largest seller of salvage title vehicles in the US, but not all their sales are salvage vehicles. I bought a 1940 International D2 half ton pickup on Copart that was a no op because someone restored it, sold it and it then sat for 15 years. Someone traded it in and the dealer who accepted it had no idea how to get it running ( probably couldn’t access the OBDII!.) So I bought it at a good price and today it’s running like a top.

    The most practical way to buy from Copart is to find a local used car dealer who already does business with Copart and have the dealer bid for you. Mine charges me a modest $200 for successful transactions ( there is a bit of work involved). Of course you can’t build a relationship with someone in 24 hours.

  7. Allan J. Knepper

    So……what was the selling price ? Anybody on here the winning bidder or know who was. I joined CoPart, but looks like they do not show the winning bidder info.

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