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1945 VEC CJ-2A Georgetown, DE $25,000

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Looks in great shape, but there are some detail issues. Just a few here: I can’t spot any evidence of frame gussets at the front; the driver’s indents are missing. and it is floor shift.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/585737313106517

“Looking to sell my cj2a 1945 Willys sn-601. 3606 miles from frame off restoration. 500 miles from new paint to 1945 color sheme. I have a binder of the details, spare tire mounted on extra tailgate, green canvas top, shop manual and assorted jeep stuff/parts that goes with it. It is great! Just looking for a new project to nerd out on. NADA has it between 26k and 43k. An offer between that and I’ll sell it. Located 19947. Meeting location will be at the Harbeson Royal Farms. Cash or Certified Check. I’ll remove listing once sold. Added more pics Friday night. Captured a video of it running”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Salina, KS For Trade

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) Seller is interested in a jeep with a newer body style (unclear how much newer).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625670045800125

“Looking to trade back into a newer body style jeep, don’t really want to sell, just thought I would test the waters to see what’s out there. Original three on the tree, 4 cylinder”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fernley, NV $18,000

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One pic shows a winch, the other shows a plate over the front.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/7559312029.html or
https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/7559313593.html

“# 10325
325 th built with tub # 295
Column shift original transmission
Frame off restoration
Has rear PTO with flat belt drive”

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1946 CJ-2A Zimmerman, MN $9800

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The story is that this was only used from 1946 until 1957, then stored.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828385781427750

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“Willys Jeep CJ2A 1946 4×4 RUST FREE. This is the cleanest most RUST FREE Jeep I have ever seen. All original, has factory running board/ heater/ grill screen. Please look at ALL pictures to see exactly how rust free this is frame and body. Only rust spot found is under passenger floor brace – see photos. Story is truck was bought in 1946 used until 1957 then put away. Someone put a 12volt alternator on it and new tires years ago. I have brand new master cyl and 4 wheel cyl. Correct generator. New carb, new fuel pump and misc other items. Cranks over and has compression, should be easy to get running. Do not have title – I will provide bill of sale. Located in Zimmerman MN 55398”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Atascadero, CA $26,500

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This looks in good shape, though it seems to have some extra lift to it. Thanks to Mike for the link.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/atascadero-cj2a-high-end-and-recent/7554446655.html

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“Pleased to offer this 1948 Willys Jeep CJ2a that has been recently restored to a very high standard by a notable Jeep Restoration outfit here out West. Quality and attention to detail shows everywhere. Built from a solid California example, this Jeep retains all of It’s Factory Original Sheet Metal and Tub. Finished off in a beautiful Desert Tan with a fresh Black Vinyl Top, Side Curtains and Doors Kit. Very tasteful presentation without straying away from a Factory Original appearance. The Interior is nicely finished out as well.

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1947 CJ-2A Bradford, VT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500.

Looks in good shape.

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“Owned 35+ years, kept as original as possible. Serviced and maintained over the years including repaint (correct Pasture Green) and reupholstered seats. Engine underwent an extensive professional overhaul in 2015 – driven about 50 miles since. Parade and show worthy. Interesting and fun, but time to pass it on to someone who will appreciate, enjoy and care for it.

Please . . . inquiries from serious and capable buyers only.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Rye, CO $9000

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Appears in good shape. PTO bar has been cut off and the area where the spare tire mount mounts looks redone.

https://denver.craigslist.org/atq/d/rye-1948-willys-jeep/7541639556.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeep. In excellent original conditions. Michigan Yellow. Original tires. Very drivable.”

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1948 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $17,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2022) The pics suggest this is a good restoration. This has a rear PTO gearbox.

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/atq/d/great-falls-1948-cj2a/7535187978.html

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“I have a 1948 CJ2A with rear PTO. It’s all restored to original. The restoration was done roughly 15 years ago but looks like it was done less than that. This was all done recently as it sat for so long: New fuel pump, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, condenser, oil lines, fuel pump to carb line, carb was completely rebuilt, new master cylinder, bell and crank for the steering. I’m sure I’m missing a few things. Have new wheel cylinders but haven’t installed them. Comes with tire chains, a bucket of carbs (3-4) a crate of other parts and a hard cab that needs to be finished. Runs and drives. $18,500. Open to trades”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fernley, NV Hemmings Auction

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Thanks to Mike for sharing this VEC CJ-2A that’s being auctioned on Hemmings.com. While not a perfect restoration, there’s a lot to like here and it’s a long ways towards that goal. The jeep includes a rear PTO gearbox and drum pulley. While functional, the exhaust pipe appears under the frame in the first pic, so that would be a good thing to correct. The front frame rail area could use some restoration, too.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1945-willys-cj2a-920716

“You’ll need to look twice, but this is a fetching and genuine example of American automotive history. The seller states that this 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, from the first year of civilian Jeep production, is also the 325th such vehicle built in 1945, based on its tub and serial numbers, which the seller says were commonly mismatched in those years. Believed to have been originally sold in California, the Jeep is reported to have undergone a four-year, body-off restoration that included a new master cylinder and wiring harness. Described as 90 percent complete, the Jeep is reported to have a rear-mounted power takeoff with a flat belt drive.”

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1948 CJ-2A with Mahl Loader at Bring-A-Trailer Auction

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Glenn spotted this rare and restored Mahl Loader and CJ-2A. There are a ton of detail photos at BaT’s auction page. Note that the serial number used for the title is an engine number and not the original serial number. So, a buyer might want to consider that it your state is extra picky.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1948-willys-cj-2a-18/

“This 1948 Willys CJ-2A is powered by a 134ci Go-Devil inline-four paired with a three-speed manual transmission and is fitted with a MAHL Jeep Loader attachment produced by Standard Iron & Wire Works Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pair was acquired by the seller around 2010 and subsequently refurbished before installation of the loader in 2016. The truck is finished in black over green vinyl and features white-painted 16″  steel wheels, a fold-flat windshield, a dual-range transfer case, a power take-off unit, a Gre-Sen hydraulic pump, and cab-mounted hydraulic controls. This CJ-2A and Jeep Loader are now offered with an award, articles about the project, and a clean Minnesota title in the name of the seller’s company…..

The factory chassis tag has been replaced with a reproduction unit that shows a blank serial number, and the seller is unable to locate the chassis number on the vehicle itself. The last six digits of the VIN on the title—J172095—are consistent with that of a 1948 Willys CJ-2A.”

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More info on the Mahl Loader from the CJ-2A page: https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/topic19682_post526669.html#526669

Here’s an article from the Dispatcher Magazine with more info from the auction:

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And here are pics:

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1948 CJ-2A Boise, Id $8000

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This runs and drives, but needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/582714776602819

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“1948 CJ2A Willys Jeep. In good shape, minimal rust. Runs and drives, needs work to be a good driver. Has newer NDT tires. Comes with a TON of extra parts including engine, transmission, front and rear axles with disc brakes and lockers. Engine that is is the keep now is a early Ford WW2 GPW engine. Would make a good locker/stocker build. Have too many projects, needs to go”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Granby, MA $15,000

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Looks in good shape.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/atq/d/granby-1948-jeep-willy-cj2a/7494601084.html

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“I have a 1948 Jeep Willy CJ2a that has been restored from the ground up. It has a replacement steel tub with original grille. The Jeep was converted to 12v and has an electronic ignition. I have a second engine, transmission, transfer case and steering column that is included. Runs and drives great and I have a title as it is currently registered in MA. Any questions please reach out.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Jonesboro, AR $9300

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Looks pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/699654047805779

“Began restoring the Jeep in 2017. Most recent work was replacement of the steering column. Records of all the work done will be provided. It has been stored in a garage or warehouse. It is driven regularly in the neighborhood. I am unsure of the mileage.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Ventura, CA $14,000

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I can’t quite tell what the serial number is. Maybe 30XXX?

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/newbury-park-willys-1946-cj-2a/7478393424.html

“1946 Willys CJ-2A in original condition and being sold by second owner. In running condition with new spark plugs, brakes redone, carburetor rebuilt, distributor redone, and new battery. California vehicle and mainly stored in a barn. Serious inquiries only. Call or text only. Will not respond to emails. If ad is up it is still available.”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $9000

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This looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1007641890144113/

“1948 Willy’s runs.”

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2 CJ-2As Lena, IL $50,000

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Bill shared this Hemming’s ad for 2 CJ-2As, one with the Kubota swap. This combo is listed on Hemmings. Given the red jeep isn’t quite stock (front bumper has extra metal, it’s missing the front bow holder, there appear to be no tail lights, and the front parking lights are incorrect) and the black jeep is even less so (has even more mods), though has a new  Diesel engine, the price seems a little aggressive.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/04/28/pair-of-1946-jeep-cj-2a-find-of-the-day-0422

“These 2 1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2’s are being offered as a package deal. The Red Jeep is a 2 owner vehicle, being in the seller’s family since 1953! It has been meticulously restored using all period correct parts, and only comes out for shows or parades. The Black Jeep is built for fun! Utilizing a Kubota Diesel out of a refer trailer (only 500 hours), along with a full swap kit and advice from our friends at Overland Diesel. Both are in amazing condition, and are available now! The owner would love to see them both stay together, but will entertain offers on either of them separately.More details below.”

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1946 CJ-2A Hesperia, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at auction.

The price of $3100 shown at the time of this posting on the FB posting is actually a bid price. If interested in this solid look 2A, you’ll need to message the seller to gain access to the auction process (sounds a big convoluted, but you never know).

“This is an opportunity for you to bid your price on this 1946 Willys Jeep. Model- CJ-2a VIN: 151043 Mileage: 31,025 The price listed is the current high bid not the selling price, All bidding must occur on our company website. Message for more information on how to bid your price”

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1946 CJ-2A Port Townsend, WA $7900

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This 2A seems worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4909545482462984

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“Solid old jeep runs, drives and brakes well. Clear title. Mechanical restoration 5 years ago. Body original and untouched, well earned patina and surface rust. A few rust spots but this is road legal and safe as possible (no doors no seat belts no turn signals as it came originally). Gauges, clutch, 4×4 and PTO work great. Switched to 12volt to crank the original Go Devil motor a bit easier. Start it regular and it starts easy. Wait a month or two and it’s grumpy. New carb- new starter -newer tires. This first year civilian 1946 jeep has special one year features. Very cool fold down windshield with safaris. Military front axle. Has frame for bed with the parts. No cover. Back seat needs redone. Reasonable cash offers considered. This was my dad’s first car. My great uncle was original owner. I know its full history. Parked inside almost all its life. Has enjoyed many adventures that added character but not damage.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Lufkin, TX $18,800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,800.

(05/24/2021) Looks nice. Adding the look of the stake bed to the bed extender gives this one a neat look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/510040676665639

“All original Jeep, Everything has been rebuilt recently. Runs great. Newly rebuilt original engine. All new steering components. Have to see to appreciate.”

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1948 CJ-2A Piney Flats, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Tom shared this nice looking CJ-2A.

“1948 Willys CJ2a new rebuild new motor new tub No trades in East Tennessee”

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1948 CJ-2A Rathdrum, ID $6500

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This looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/941894069823092

“A running, driving, operational “work in progress”. Recent fluid change in all gear boxes, new carburetor & ignition tune up”

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1946 CJ-2A Walpole, MA $16,975

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This is being sold by a dealer. It looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316777337059959

“Incredibly well sorted out jeep, ready to run and drive anywhere in the country. It was traded in by a very reputable collector. This Jeep is excellent and rust free from stem to stern. Call if you have questions, none nicer for the money. [hidden information] *Manual Transmission*

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1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Bourbonnais, IL $41,500

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Thanks to Joe for sharing this one with me. It looks beautiful. It’s not cheap, but I imagine neither was the restoration.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/posts/3119699734969951

“Completely Restored 1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A Fire Engine
This jeep served in South Haven, Michigan and Oxford, Michigan. We have completed a complete frame-off restoration including:
Frame, Body, and all associated parts media blasted, primed and painted.
Motor and Transmission completely rebuilt.
Added a Barton/American Crankshaft Driven Front Mount Pump
Second PTO Roller Pump for Small Brush Nozzle
60 Gallon Aluminum Diamond Plate Wrapped Poly Tank
New Booster Reel
New Seat Upholstery and Rubber Floor Matting
All new Emergency Lights and Siren restored by Gary Cahill
New Brakes, Radiator, Wiring, and Switches
Too many fabrications to list.
Real Gold Leaf accents professionally done by hand.
Everything works fine.
Clean Illinois Title and all Pictures and Documentation of Restoration upon request
Asking $41,500”

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1946 CJ-2A Burlington, NC $4000

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This pretty stock CJ-2A includes a Sears/Meyers hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/2028930250600492

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“For sale is 1946 Willys CJ-2A serial number 94602. The jeep retains all of its factory frame and body tags as well as the original engine and drivetrain. The jeep has a valid NC title, the engine turns over freely and the trans and tcase shift through the gears properly. The body is in good shape overall for its age, saved by the top and being stored indoors. The areas that need attention are shown in the photos. This 2A is a wonderful example of a survivor and will make someone a great driver and/or restoration project.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Centralia, WA $3900

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TJ spotted this jeep. There may already be a pending offer on it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/624631845259007/

“Rare 1946 column shift Cj2a. Runs good but does not have brakes that work. The front floor has been replaced. It’s a number matching frame horn, firewall tag and title. Great rare Willys to restore. These are hard to find”

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