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1946 CJ-2A Bangor, PA $1000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000.

(02/16/2016) Looks to be a VEC.


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“Early production, according to some JEEP experts, this has early engine block, both good rears, locking hubs, god gauges , has oval pad behind oil filter, and 3 speed standard trans on column, we almost had engine running, we lost spark when rotor fell apart, decent frame, poor tub, and no title, and I cant find any tags on the body or frame, there is a number on the engine. and it was a funky green under the crappy brown that it is now.
No paperwork, repeat no paperwork, I am willing to lick my wounds after a dip in lake stupid for buying this thing at 1500, 1100 is the price.
This Jeep is in Bangor Pennsylvania, yes Bangor Pennsylvania, and its an hour from where I live, so not running around and meeting at 9 pm for a looky loo, if you are interested, I am more than happy to answer questions, and meet to sell it to you, if you can find one for 200 please buy it, or even 300 go for it.
If you don’t like the price you can buy it for 100 at my estate sale when im dead, cause buying crap like this is gonna kill me. No longer collecting cars or projects, not interested in trades of any kind, or crypto currency, or motorcycles, or dune buggys, or tools.”


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1947 CJ-2A Allegany, NY $1800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/23/2014) It’s a rough body. Looks to have a Boston Top.


“No Title, No Brakes, Rough shape, being sold for off road or parts use only. Has newer ‘F’ Head engine. Will plow snow, for drive way or camp, very heavy duty plow… Has unique aluminum cab with ‘suicide doors’… Asking 1800 or make offer…”


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1947 CJ-2A Carmel, ME $4000


Has some body patches.


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“1947 CJ2A 4×4 jeep for sale
Frame is very good
Body has been patched years ago and is solid for a 72 year old.
Runs and drives very good
Very well maintained
Brakes work
All lights, horn, gauges work
4 cylinder, 3 speed
Ramsey winch that works good
lock out hubs
*no battery, the old one is no good
*needs radiator
– the one that’s in the jeep is Not included! – It goes to another jeep
– eBay has a good buy on replacement radiators

I have owned this for about 30 years,
it has always been stored inside since I have owned it.
Never abused

I am selling because I have other jeeps and need to make some space.”


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1948 CJ-2A & Trailer Lisbon, CT $6500


This does appear pretty original, though the body has multiple patches on the outside.


“1948 CJ2A Willys Jeep and 1967 Stevens Army cargo trailer, 1/4 ton 2W M416. $6500.00 OBO for both. Will separate ($5,000 for Jeep, $1500 for trailer both negotiable). Both in good shape. Jeep is all original with 6 volt electrical system. Runs well. Needs front end work and body TLC. Trailer is all original.”

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1946 CJ-2A Groton, MA $11,200


Travis shared this one. The color scheme of bright green an OD green isn’ making much sense to me. Perhaps more pics would help.


“Restored, very clean, runs and looks excellent, registered with title in hand.”


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1946 CJ-2A Freeport, PA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/23/2019) Doesn’t run at the moment.


“Clean title in my name 4 cylinder 3 speed. Brand new 2″ lift kit (shocks and springs) included. Windshield included
No trades, no trades, no trades
It was running poorly until the starter quit. This is a Project”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Carson, CO $5400


It’s done a couple cross country drives.


“I’ve spent the last few years rebuilding this Jeep and have reached a point where I no longer want to invest the time or money. She runs. I drove her to work multiple times when I lived in Virginia but at best it tops out at 50 MPH. It has an oil leak that is easily repairable. All in all this Jeep is 90% there. A few minor changes and additions and it could look like new.”



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1948 CJ-2A Broomfield, CO $4650


This has a set of Easylok hubs. Has an f-head.


“For sale is a1948 Willy’s cj 2a . Nice original. Good body good interior, has a Ford straight 6 engine so it has great power and torque .16 inch wheels great hunting willys $4650.00 please email a number for a response. Thanks”


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1946 CJ-2A Chino, CA $2000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(12/08/2018) Needs more work, but appears solid.


“Clean non- running Project.
It is has complete drivetrain,
Needs rebuilt. 4 cylinder,Ford engine, or drop in your SBC engine.
Out of the DMV system.
Bill of sale.

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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $3600


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

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


“1947 Original Willys Jeep 4×4
CJ-2A was the first civilian jeep after WWII.
It was running but it hasn’t been started in awhile so would need a new battery.
Right front tire would have to be replaced, has a spare tire.”

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1948? CJ-2A/MB Watsonville, CA $1900


Body might be in good shape, though it’s had some work done.


“I have a 1948 Jeep Willy’s for sale, there is no engine, but it has a Chevy transmission. The body’s in good shape and would make a great project. What you see if what I have!”

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1946 CJ-2A Goleta, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/09/2019) I think the trailer shown (though covered by a tarp) isn’t included in the price. The jeep hasn’t been run in a couple decades.


“World War II Trailer is also available. (Bought together the price is cheaper). Jeep has removable aluminum hardtop, back seat, tow bar, tow balls, roll bar, windshield. Needs brake work and some body work. Two speed Hi / Lo and a 3 or 4 speed on the floor. Running when parked in a barn 20 years ago. This Jeep was registered to run on public highways until put on a Non-Op with DMV many years ago. Does not need SMOG inspection or certification, ever. Clean and Clear title.”


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1947 CJ-2A Onyx, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.


(11/18/2018) “1947 Willy’s Jeep. 2600cc Pinto motor, 4wd, 3-speed
Call Eddie for details, $3500 OBO, no title, bill of sale.”


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1946 CJ-2A Forest Ranch, CA $5400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5400.

(02/26/2019) This looks like an older build with many updates.


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“Old school hunting Jeep runs great. This utilitarian Willys has been built for functionality, it’s dependable and fun to run. Registered as a ‘46 CJ-2A Willys.
• 1981 GM 151 4 cylinder “Iron Duke”, rebuild out of a Wrangler
• T 18 SM420 Transmission 4 speed, is a legend, and remains one of the greatest Jeep conversion transmissions of all-time.
• Dana 18 Transfer Case. SM420 to Dana 18 conversion creates a robust gear train assembly for broad use in severe terrain or tame roads. It is one of the most steadily popular manual shift transmission conversions into Jeeps, providing a very compact gear train, a supreme crawling gear.
• Front Axle Dana 27/ Rear Dana 44
• Drum brakes 9” rear / 11” front (I have rear 11” drums and plates)
• Hydraulic brake lock. Great for hill starts.
• Power steering Continue reading

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1947 CJ-2A Jefferson, OR $6400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6400

(08/28/2018) Has a Buick V6, the drain holes have been filled and the steps might be smaller than normal, but otherwise appears solid.


“1947 Jeep in excellent shape has had new brakes,shocks, springs, roll bar mini top excellent paint good tires and wheels. Has V6 buick motor rest is stock. unknown millage/”

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1946 CJ-2A Hayward, CA 5900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(06/19/2018) Has lots of updates.


“Runs very good 4×4 350 motor Chevy power steering disc brakes runs perfect”


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1946 CJ-2A Minden, NV $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(01/16/2019) The front bumper has been modified and there are a few additional, minor changes.


“BARN FIND all original, Unmolested. Just needs battery & carb cleaned. Been sitting 4 awhile !!!”



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1948? CJ-2A Pasco, WA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available. Not far from me. Has an early grille.

(01/30/2019) Will need some work, but runs.


“Runs and drives 4 wd works starts right up original go devil engine. 4 original 16″ Jeep rims come with it. Needs floor pans and body work of course.”

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1948 CJ-2A San Diego, CA $1500


It’s a roller.




“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A HAS TITLE
No drivetrain, No interior.
Straight body. Good frame. It rolls. That’s it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Vida, OR $2750


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2019) Could be worth a look.


“47 willys, runs and drives but needs a starter. Body a little rough but solid. Flat head 4cyl, 3spd trans.”


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1942 Flattie Poughkeepsie, NY $8500


Richard is selling this modified flattie originally from California.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/poughkeepsie-1942-jeep-willys-upgraded/6832856330.html or on eBay

“Shipped in from California a few years ago…1942 Jeep has had modern upgrades and is for the individual looking to drive/use it, not for the purest. The frame has been channeled and reinforced, re-powered by a HIC equipped 12v Buick v6 coupled to a 4sp SM420 with warn overdrive.

Steering uses a modern box and linkage, shock towers moved higher and reinforced. Custom full cage, front and rear bumpers. The PRP bucket seats have been pushed back into the boxed a wheel wells for a more comfortable driving position.It sits on 33” swampers and true beadlocks. The upgrades done have been to improve on/off road safety and capability It’s a very light and easy Jeep to maintain/trailer, every time I have it at an event it’s the only one of its kind. Family wants to travel with me looking for a JK if you have a trade.”


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1947 CJ-2A & Parts Curlew, WA $1500


Someone stretched the front of this CJ-2A for some reason. I’m not sure how much value is here. Looks to have a Koenig hardtop.


“Willys Jeep CJ2A parts! Includes 1947 parts jeep with title and a good aluminum hard top. Parts also include 3 blocks, heads, cam shafts, and oil pans, miscellaneous oil filters, generators, and some transfer case parts and clutch housings. There are axles for the ’47. Note: these are parts only. Also, I will only sell individual pieces, if you take the rest with you.”

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1948 CJ-2A Loa, UT $3200


Seller’s phone number is included in the ad. Body has some rust.

View all the information on eBay

“Rare/ Hard to find
Genuine Willys Overland Jeep CJ2A issue 1948

This Willys CJ2A has a vintage army camo paint job. Jeep still has its original seats, wheels, windshield glass, engine, drivetrain, etc. Brakes are not working. It had a make-shift gas tank that was located in the rear of the jeep. It has been removed and will include an original fully functioning gas tank. This jeep includes a working Willys L134 flat-head 4 cylinder engine. Engine ran great last year — I have since removed the gas tank and parked it. Mileage is 72,589.

Imperfections include rust, dents, dings as pictured.
Comes complete with rare original title from 1948 which shows purchase date of 09/28/48!”





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Year? Flattie Bowling Green, KY $8000


Interesting that the CJ-2A windshield has been cut down form the bottom. I don’t think I’ve seen that done.


“V8 with cam jeep
360 made buy American motor company
Clean 41 willys jeep title. Hasn’t seen mud yet since build was finished
Danny44 front 10bolt rear
4 speed manual shifts and runs grate sounds amazing!!!!!
Sell for 8k or trade for rzr or Cummins”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Eugene, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/14/2019) Includes a PTO winch.


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“This is an early series Willy’s. Three on the tree shifting with the 134 cu. in. Go Devil engine. All wiring is new. New Master Brake Cyl.; all new Brake slave cyl.; New brake lines; New water pump; points, plugs and condensor all new; new gas tank and fuel lines; new fuel pump; carb. rebuilt. PTO for the front winch.
I have the shop manual. As you can see, the little girl drives.”