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1947 CJ-2A Bay Shore, NY $12,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

It’s in good shape, but not all stock.

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“$12,500 OBO, C5 6sp Corvette or other trades considered

Great Willys in fantastic condition. This Willys has undergone a frame-off restoration in California. List of upgrades and restoration steps below.

Engine rebuilt and bored .030” over standard
New Floors and bracing
New sheet metal on body
New transmission
New General Grabber studdable tires
Steering rebuilt
Fuel Tank cleaned
Overdrive installed
Brakes overhauled
Converted to 12v
Added turn signals Continue reading

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Elk Grove, IL $6000


Looks like a Lefty.

“Original CJ2A
Rebuilt motor
runs drives and stops”


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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2017) Been sitting for a few years.

“1947 Willy Jeep 4×4
80,000 miles
Was running but has not been driven/started for a couple years now.”


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1946 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $10,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(11/14/2016) Looks good. Drain holes have been filled.

“Frame off restoration to near original condition. Rebuilt original engine, transmission, transfer case, starter, and carburetor. New wiring (old style), springs, shocks, clutch, tires, gas and brake lines, and more. Converted to 12v but, looks like original 6v system. Numbers matching, everything redone NOS. Runs and drives great.”


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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Ferndale, WA $2400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2400.

(04/25/2017) Has a rear PTO. Needs some works, but runs and drives.

“Early production (or so I am told) CJ2A Jeep, has a power take off (PTO) on it too! 3 speed stick, 4 wheel drive hi/low range. It runs! It drives! It stops! That is about it though… It carries heavy “patina” on the body/tub which is to say it is very rusty-you can see the ground through the floor… Could be the basis for some sort of crawler project. Certainly could be restored as it appears that any part you want is available either used or new /reproduction, even complete bodies can be had. Depends on how much money you want to spend. I have done the following: new soft brake lines, new master cylinder, new wheel cylinders, new radiator hoses, thermostat, radiator cap, spark plug wires. It is not street legal at this time primarily because none of the lights work. With some brake lights and new tires you could drive it as it is I think. If you want something to bomb around on your own property you wouldn’t have to do a thing. One should not think about trying to drive it home in it’s current state, should be trailered. Comes with two extra sets of axles/differentials and a set of extra leaf springs too. I have the original selectmatic locking hubs and it has vintage Warn locking hubs on it now.’




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1947 CJ-2A Dalton, GA $9500


Look solid.

“have: replaced the wheels with correct reproduction units; all new Coker reproduction tires and tubes; replaced all the gauges–fuel, speedo, voltage, oil pressure, temp (mileage is unknown, I have put about 500 miles on the odometer since replacement of original speedometer); all body work done correctly and new paint (sand/olive color, purchased from Quarter Ton and Military in Chickamauga, Georgia); new exhaust/muffler; new transmission main bearings; new solex carburetor; new clutch and throw-out bearing; new fuel sender in gas tank; new bikini top; new electric windshield wiper (driver’s side); new side and rearview mirrors; all new coachmen loops; all new brakes shoes and slave cylinders; rebuilt original horn ($600 dollars if you can find one!); new hood latches and hinge; rebuilt steering box and new steering links/tie rods and ends; new dash placards; new shifter boots; hemp tow rope (on front bumper); new choke cable; etc (sure I’m forgetting some things)!
Everything works as it should (lights, blinker,etc). A blast to drive, lots of comments–especially from envious Wrangler drivers!”


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1946 CJ-2A Toledo, OH $8500


Robert’s got his nice looking column shift up for sale.

“I’ll certainly miss it, but it’s time to put my column shift, 1946 CJ2A up for sale.

The body is in great condition. Of course it’s been painted some time during it’s 71 years. There is no visible rust. The floorboards and hat channels are solid. In case you didn’t know, the original willys floors were reinforced with thin metal C channels filled with wood. It was the perfect solution during the war, but the rotting wood quickly rusted the floors. Not this Willys. It’s still solid and original. Spending most of it’s life in California is probably the reason.

The engine was replace by the guy I bought it from. He said it’s a Jasper replacement engine. It’s also been converted to 12v out of a 1960s chrysler. I had the transmission rebuilt, along with all of the supporting parts (clutch, presure plate, throwout bearing, etc..) about 500 miles ago. That wasn’t cheap.

In the years that I’ve owned it, I’ve put less than 2000 miles on the odometer. In that time I’ve replace the following items.
16″NDT tires
Complete reproduction wire harness
Restored Carter carb with glass filter
Reproduction gauges
Fuel level sending unit
Rear seat
I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting, but you are welcome to look through the folder full of receipts that I’ve kept.

I also have quite a few extra parts. Things like a vacuum wiper motor with line, a head, soft top bows, another transmission and much more.

The problems with it are a stuck horn button, the E brake doesn’t work, the carb needs adjusting (it backfires through the exhaust when you shut it off) and there is play in the steering.

Overall is an excellent, well preserved, CJ2a that I would not be afraid to drive anywhere. Add to that the fact that the column shifts were only produced for the first year and a half of production and you wind up with a very desirable old Jeep.

If you are serious about buying an old Jeep, don’t let this one slip by you. Column shifts in this condition don’t come along very often!”


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1947 CJ-2A Fountain, CO $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2017) Looks nice. I like the cupholder/lockbox addition between the seats (last photo)

“This Jeep has been a blast, and is great for getting to all the hard to get to places in colorado. Kept to original spec as closely as possible, minus the roll bar, bikini top and custom cup holder/lockable Center console. Kept in running order by enthusiasts for the last 20+ years. Clean title.
Body could use some TLC. Very little rust.

Origanl spec Jeep
Rebuilt motor last year
New original style seats cushions and covers, comfy to.
All new suspension(springs, u bolts, shocks, bushings)
New yokes.
New regulator
6volt system (not hard to change if you want it tolet me know)

The locking hubs that are in a couple pictures have been removed.
Serious inquires only please. Please email or call me for more pics and info.
Can deliver on front range for free, and nationally for a fee TBD on sale.”


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1948 CJ-2A Rapid City, SD $12,975


Shows good, but those front frame rails need a closer look.


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“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A. Restored and ready to go. Purchased in 2013.
Here is a list of work since 2014 (receipts available)

Overhauled transmission. New gears and synchro assembly replaced.
Engine (L-134) replaced with rebuilt crate unit.
New fuel pump, fan blade, fan belt.
New exhaust manifold and gasket plus exhaust gasket (to exhaust pipe)
New intake manifold, water pump gasket.
New distributor, points, ignition wire set and battery.
New 12 volt conversion alternator installed.
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Flourtown, PA $13,000


Craig spotted this nice looking VEC.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A very early civilian column shift VIN 28537
VEC Jeep
Civilian model, not military MB WWII Jeep
Completely rebuilt in 2010, including new body (tub costs over $2000 alone without hood, front fenders, grill, windshield frame, etc.), rebuilt engine (new pistons, rings, water pump, oil pump, etc.), transmission, transfer case and axles – like getting a “new” 1946 Jeep for much less than it would cost you to buy the parts and pay the labor to build it – and, to top it off, it is a coveted VEC model, too! Nice enough that you could run it in a parade or take it to a show, but not so nice that you’d be afraid of using it!
Everything is correct for this VIN sequence according to: http://sellajeep.com/articles/vec-cj2a/vec-cj2a-identify.html
#13454 Rear hubs switched from full floating rear end to standard rear end.
#18638 Exhaust switched from passenger side to passenger rear.
#22XXX Bow holder bolts on windshield switched from square to round.
#29500 Body tool indents switched from present to absent.
#38070 Steering wheel switched from steel spoke to resin.
#38221 Column shift switched to floor shift.
94,703 miles.
Pennsylvania antique registration.”


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1946 CJ-2A Redmond, OR $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/16/2016) Looks solid.

“Excellent, totally restored 1946 Willys jeep. A must have for you old jeep buffs. ”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Gerber, CA $9995


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2015) It appears to be a VEC.

“1946 willys jeep original stock cj 2a very nice condition always kept inside has full seat warn hubs transmission is three on tree call les.”


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1945 VEC CJ-2A Lake City, FL $13,000

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Includes what looks to be a David Bradley trailer.

“This jeep has its original engine and body that was made from the factory in 1945 still in great condition, original color was pasture green.

New water pump was installed just recently its floor boards have also been poured with a reinforced rubber. Trailer included,”


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1946 VEC? CJ-2A New Fairfield, CT No Price


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2017) Missing some steps, but looks in good shape.

“1946 CJ 2A Willys Jeep. Nice rust free jeep that would take nothing to make it perfect, or do a military replica. Frame and underside look as good as the top side. Runs perfect, engine rebuilt. both differentials rebuilt, 4 wheel drive and transfer case work perfect. Warn Hubs, nice top, converted to 12 volts, all lights work, all wiring replaced, and I have the spare wheel. This is the original body not a replacement. Not many of these are left. Currently registered to me in CT”


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1948 CJ-2A Youngstown, OH $10,000


Appears in good shape.

“Here’s your chance to own an American Classic! This Willys Jeep has been in one family since 1948. The vehicle had a frame up restoration in the mid-1980s and is still in solid condition and good working order. It has been garage kept and meticulously maintained over the years. The car starts and runs great. All of the wiring works (odometer needs connected).

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Jeep please contact me by e-mail. I would be happy to send additional information and photos on request.”


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1948 CJ-2A Dually Springfield, SD eBay


It’s probably had some side panel work done.

“Fun Jeep to drive, clear title, 4 wheel drive with high and low range transmission. Drive on or off road. Duallys look like is a factory option. They add roll over stability on slopes and hills, and less rutting in mud. Have owned for 25 years, I do think the miles listed is likely correct as I bought it from a golf course. Vehicle does wander some at higher speeds on road, and wipers don’t work. May have minor amount of additional miles (less than 100) when sold. NO RESERVE”

View all the information on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A Marcellus, NY $4000


Includes the Kellly Hardtop and a Capstan winch. Has plow setup, but plow not mentioned.

“Willys jeep 1946
Runs and drives
Brakes need work
New battery, 6v charges ok.
Has a capstan winch(not on in pics)
Only selling to make room and time for other projects.
I’m willing to sell without top or
Plow setup.
Come look at it. ”


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1948 CJ-2A Loomis, CA $9000


The windshield has some odd indentions on it. Maybe it was custom stamped?

“This has been completely restored, all the parts are new or rebuilt. All new paint including every bolt and the frame. This jeep is very clean. every part was removed cleaned or replaced if needed. It is as original as I could make it. I am looking for a best offer. I need to sell it to make room for a new project, there is just a little that need to be completed, trim and two gages.

Engine, rebuilt by Valleros machine shop auburn ca
Transfer case by Predator off road
Transmission by Predator off road
drive lines by Predator off road
deferential, front and rear by Predator off road
Tires are new
Steering is new”


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1948 CJ-2A Maineville, OH $2600


Runs, but is missing a title.

“I have a complete and running all original 1948 Willys CJ2a. The title is missing, I originally bought this Willys for parts, after getting it home and tinkering with it I realized it is far too complete/original to pull pieces off of it for another project. With that said, I do not have time for two projects, therefore, regretfully, I am going to part ways with this one. I bought this jeep without a title for parts only. The frame is solid, it was broken when I bought the jeep, I have since patched it, changed the oil, put in a new battery, points and condenser and by ‘rigging’ the wiring a little and got the jeep running, which obviously mean the engine is free and seemingly decent condition for its age.

I do not know much about the jeep. By deciphering its serial number I was able to realize it is a late 48′ year jeep. Other than that, not much is known, all original equipment seems to be there in entirety. The jeep will need brakes all around, the access port cover in the floor is missing, a new wiring harness is needed, unless your better with wiring that I am, it will also need a radiator fan shroud, it does have both seat frames and the radiator cap which are not present in the photos. It is also apparent someone made an attempt at repairing the sheetmetal once before and its not great, but this is a very solid start, better than most you will find. Be clear, I don’t need to sell this jeep, so do not email me asking for my bottom dollar, if you come in person, we can talk, I will negotiate but only in person, otherwise, please don’t waste my time.”


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1946 CJ-2A Concord, NH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950.

Could be good for the price.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Original locking hubs Good condition, roadworthy and fun $3950 or best offer. Must sell.”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV $5500


Runs and drives.

“Nice jeep very little rust runs great 12-volt system new oil change new tires new distributor new carburetor new starter solenoid I love this jeep moving away my loss your gain I drive it to work everyday it’s never let me down never off-road it while I owned it. It has the go-devil four cylinder Flathead purrs like a kitten”


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1948 CJ-2A Lakewood, WI $6500


Worth a look.

“1948 Willy’s Jeep. In good condition. Odmetor does not work but does have a cable to fix. Has never seen salt or snow always kept inside during winter. 1st civilian Jeep made!! 2 owners”



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1946 CJ-2A Barnes, WI $11,000


Might have some rust along the passenger side.

“Been in storage for 43 years pto new tires soft top needs to be gone threw but is nice runs have spare”


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1947 CJ-2A Kentucky $10,900


Looks good.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A for sale. I bought this Jeep in 1999. I am only the third owner of this 70 year old vehicle. I completed a total frame off restoration on it. Everything was restored to original with the exception of a 12 volt conversion. I have taken this Jeep to two car shows and did win an award at one of them.

Since I did a lot of the work myself, this could be considered an amateur restoration. Some of the work completed during the restoration include: Engine was rebuilt by Ron’s machine shop in Ohio – Frame was sandblasted and painted – Wheels were sandblasted and powder coated – New body tub and front fenders from Willys-Overland in Toledo – Original hood, grill, tailgate, and windshield frame – I rebuilt transmission, transfer case, and carburetor.”


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1947 CJ-2A Elizabeth, CO $3500


Could be a good price.

“The jeep runs great with a new starter. Body is not too bad, needs TLC. Needs: paint, sanding body work. Mileage is 87500. Not sure it’s right. New tires, wheels & beauty rims. The jeep is in original shape.4 cyl. L head 134CI. All gears work good. Some rust on underside. Good exhaust system, heater, lights work good, Electric windshield wipers . Seats are fair to good condition. Floor boards good. Tool box under passenger seat with jack goes with. Has spare tire carrier. Has normal oil leaks on old jeeps. Hubs work good. Doesn’t smoke. Full rag top with doors.
Will trade for older farm tractors, or?”


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