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Year? MB? Salome, AZ $6500


Listed as a 1943, I don’t see anything thing here that is 1943ish. This jeep appears to have an M-38A1 or early CJ-5 frame, given the front springs have reversed shackles. The grille is likely a repro grill in the M-38 style.


“1943 Willys military jeep Custom · Driven NaN miles Stroker small block chevy, 5 sets off road tires,3 transmissions, 2 transfer cases, aluminum bow tie heads, tunnel ram,heads,valves, rods,hard top with hard doors, clutches,pressure plates,bell housings 2 much 2 list all spare parts included! Over 20 grand in parts alone! Serious inquiries only please! Very nice toy!!”

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1947 CJ-2A? Wittman, AZ $4500


Listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, it appears to have an M-38 grille (or replacement) and an MB body and hood (or replacements).


“Selling our CJ2A, bought as a family project and ran out of time. I have the windshield frame but not the glass. Has the 1.4l, cranks but does not start. Floor has been rino lined for easy clean up, paint and interior redone a few years back.”

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1947 CJ-2A Myrtle Creek, OR $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.


“1947 CJ2A Willie a willie’s Jeep has a Chevy 283 new carburetor new transmission new clutch new pressure plate fuel tanks been dipped Runs like a top ”


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1948 CJ-2A Foresthill, CA $450


Unclear how much value is here.


“Flat fender tub fenders grill windshield frame parts”

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1948 CJ-2A Chehalis, WA $12,000


Looks like a good build.


“***POSTING FOR A FRIEND *** Has a Chevy 305 V8. 4 speed with O/D, P/S, and tilt steering wheel. Tires are great. Warn locking hubs. Bikini top.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $2500


This was/is a VEC CJ-2A, though it has some mods now.. Note the early windshield, too.


“1946 CJ 2A. Has a Chevy 235 bolted to a T90 trans and Dana 20 transfer case. Has a Dana 30 front axle with disk breaks and an AMC 20 factory posi rear end. Needs some work still. Frame repaired in front and plated.”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $9000


This looks pretty stock.


“1948 Willy’s runs.”

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1947 CJ-2A Ellensburg, WA $8500


This 2A has some updates and has been militarized. The seller notes the jeep ran prior to the rebuild. So, it’s not clear to me if it currently runs?


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“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2a refurbished, close to being motor pool ready. Thousands spent in parts and time. I have to move and cannot take it with me. Small list of new items….12v starter, 12v alternator, new glass, new rubber cowl and glass, new canvas and seat cushions, battery, cables, steering wheel, electronic distributor (no points) brand new Firestone tires (military) never driven on pavement, brand new tubes, new hoses, aluminum radiator, new light switches, new choke and throttle cable, new gas tank, new fuel lines, floor liner. 47 Washington plate, restored professionally ,title in hand, never have to buy tabs. And the list goes and on. Ran before I started restoration. All extra parts that I have for it will go with it. I am open to offers.”

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1947 CJ-2A Plant City, FL $6500


Most of the photos of this jeep are detail shots showing the good and bad.


“Civilian 1947 CJ2AJeep. Added hard top. Clean Florida title. Jeep runs. Nice clean body, very little rust. Good running engine. No knocks, no smoking. 4 wheel drive works.”

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1946 CJ-2A Gridley, CA $15,000


UPDATE :Price dropped to $15,000.

(03/22/2022) Unusual front shock placement on this build.


“1946 Willy’s CJ2A Flat Fender with Ford V8 302 and headers. Restored in 2006. Sprung over lift. Ramsey PTO winch. 35” Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. This rig will not get stuck. No rust in body. All new steel floor with sprayed arma coat bed liner.”

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1948 CJ-2A Hiltons, VA $13,500


This includes a bed extender, rear PTO, and drum pulley.


“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Farm Model, 2nd owner, Owned for last 25 years, Always garaged, never rained on. 58880 original miles, Frame and underbody cleaned & painted, exterior painted olive green, new: windshield frame & glass, seats, gas tank, tail gate, 5 new tires, battery, gauges, brakes and shocks. original heater that works, very rare 2 foot bed extension (pictured). Farm model has factory PTO (pictured). Has a gear box that mounts on PTO to run an 8 inch belt (pictured). Motor has never been redone and runs and drives as new. Has the original sears lockout hubs. Excellent top by Best Top. Have the original owners manual. Title in my name”

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CJ-2As & CJ-5 Ridgeland, MSA $500


Is that some kind of lift/fork-lift/press on the front of the CJ-2A?


“Willys Jeep’s 2 are complete and one isn’t. One truck bed made into trailer. Make an offer. Open to trades”

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1946 CJ-2A Niceville, FL $9000


The body has been repair with some mods.


“1946 Willys Jeep Mostly original with a few mods. Aftermarket led lights, roll bar, wider tires and aftermarket wheels. Pretty clean example of a very cool car!!”

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1949? CJ-2A Palm Bay, FL $3000


Unclear how long it has been since this has run.


“Nice project CJ2A. Title in hand. Garage kept. Has ran before. Clean carb. Tubes hold air well enough to transport and store”



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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Polkton, NC $6000


This runs, but needs work. It does have a column shifter.


“946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, runs and drives but needs throttle and clutch adjustments. Has rust but I feel it’s more solid than most. F134 4 cylinder engine with rare column shift. Asking $6000 OBO open to offers, if doesn’t sell in next week or so I’m going to list in local auction.”

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1946 CJ-2A Murfreesboro, TN $10,700


This appears to have some Cutlas Bulldog hubs.


“CJ2A Willy’s from 1946. Ran well (with video) until I did spark plugs and wires, can’t figure out the timing on it. Has seatbelts, canvas top, and all kinds of Maintaince things done to it. Has NO RUST. Will consider unique trades with big motors or 4WD, or a Motorcycle/cash trade”

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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Greeneville, TN No Price


This may be a VEC, but I don’t see anything to indicate it is a ’45. Most likely it is a 1946.


“Thinking about selling my 45 Willy’s. I have owned it for about 8 years or so and I just don’t drive it. It has the original drivetrain and runs very good for its age. Anyway I just don’t have a clue what these things are worth these days. Would anyone mind sharing their opinion on the range that these things are going for these days? I am clueless and any help would be greatly appreciated”

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1947 CJ-2A Marysville, CA $5500


Some classic mods on this 2A, including a Ford engine update, a chev column install, bucket seats and trailer tail lights. Note the driver side engine mount built to clear the steering column.


“We are selling our 1947 Willys jeep that runs good it’s been in the family for many years and looking for a new home , will make a great ranch vehicle or a ride in the hills.”

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1946 CJ-2A Santa Rosa, CA $8000


This 2A has a variety of updates.


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“1947 cj2a Willy’s Jeep , runs drives 2023 tags registration , clean title , newer rims and tires , New b-top
New Led lights front and back ,
1965 dauntless odd fire V-6 Jeep engine ,
1” body lift ,
power steering ,
Leather seats front and back
Roll cage
Minimal rust”

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1948 CJ-2A Campbell, CA $11,750


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,750.

This looks to have some surface mods, including an unusual rear bumper design.


“1948 Willy’s Jeep for sale. Runs great, new suspension, radiator. Pink slip in hand. 12v system”



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1953 Model? Artois, CA $500


No pics provided. unclear what all is here.


“1953 willys jeep for parts and a 1952 willys m38 frame. Have new 5 rims and tires to it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tualatin, OR $600


The price seems good on this parts jeep whose body is plenty rusted. The hardtop has be confused. I think it may be a Koenig hardtop with customized “suicide” doors, but the windshield isn’t something I recognize. It may be this windshield allowed the use of a CJ-5 style hardtop.

The windshield doesn’t look like the DJ-3A windshield (shown here) nor does it look like the early Worman windshield (shown here). Anyone recognize it? It certainly looks production quality. I might have seen something similar on a jeep on Facebook, but I can no longer find that post.
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2 CJ-2As Lena, IL $50,000


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.


“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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2 Flatties plus Parts Pittsfield, NH $2000


Seems worth a look for the right person. The green one is a VEC with a column shift and tags.


“Selling all my jeep Willis parts. Not parting take it all at once. Asking 2000 for all of it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sidney, NE Auction


This highly modified CJ-2A is being auctioned at Clasiq.com: https://www.clasiq.com/auction/1946-willys-cj-2a/


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“Not much of her past is known, but our Owner is a collector of all things rolling and he had a goal when building this CJ. Give her a punch of power, address the challenges and bring a beauty to the show. Brand new steel tub and frontend assembly were required. Paint scheme was selected, and the rebuild began. Finished, she’s show ready and just stunning. Located in Sindey, Nebraska, she has a clear and clean title in our Owner’s name.

Purchased in 2012 locally, she was believed to be a long term resident of the Mid-West. Time took its toll, so a spanking new all-steel body was acquired and painted a stunning green with white flame accents. And when you paint a Jeep, you pretty much paint everything. Never used off-road, her 10 yr old finish is bright and beautiful.
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