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1946 CJ-2A Portland, ME $9900


Glenn shared this jeep with a VEC CJ-2A body. Note the frame is described as “perfect” even though it appears modified at the front frame rails and, I suspect as a cheap lift, the rear spring hanger on the front springs has been modified.


“Almost completely rebuilt with a Jeep Dauntless V6. Frame is perfect, I’m trying to thin out my Jeep collection. It’s in primer black and is considered an early Jeep. Email only, no trades and cash only.”

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1946 CJ-2A Novato, CA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2022) This 2A bodied-jeep has full floaters in the rear. It seems to be a frankenjeep.


“Parts Jeep or major project, no paperwork.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Mclouth, KS $1600


This lacks the indents, but does have a column shift.


“Selling my CJ2a project I’ve never had time to complete. I’m in Mclouth KS but for whatever reason marketplace won’t let me change the location… It’s a rare factory column shift manual transmission and has original motor that was actually running 20 years ago. Tub has rust but they sell patch panels and tub kits online. Needs a complete restoration Feel free to ask questions, if it’s still listed it’s still for sale. Price 1600.00 or best offer . Very few column shifters around. Sold with bill of sale”

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1948 CJ-2A Davenport, WA $11,500


This appears to have a PTO lever, but I don’t see any implements on the front or back.


“1948 Jeep Willys CJ2A, Runs good, New Top, Good Tires, Stock”

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1946 CJ-2A Bend, OR $16,000


No description provided.


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1948 CJ-2A Castle Rock, WA $5200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5200.

Pics include both with and without tires, so it’s unclear to me the actual status of the jeep. I’m assuming if it drive, that the tires are attached.


“1948 Willys CJ2A runs & drives, needs some tinkering, carburetor is grumpy! $5200 no trade”


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1948 CJ-2A Glenburn, ME $9500


The body has had some bodywork, but is supposed to run. It has a Ford GPW block that was rebuilt in Germany.


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“1948 Willys CJ2A, powered by a “Go Devil” L134 4 cylinder flathead engine. 3speed T90 transmission and Dana 18 transfer case. Jeep runs and drives good, shifts through all the gears and 4wd works in high and low range. The brake shoes and wheel cylinders were recently replaced, including the brake shoes on the back of the transfer case. Complete new exhaust from the manifold back.

There is evidence the jeep has had body work during its lifetime, the body is very solid with no major rust. In my opinion the jeep has a killer look and I would run it as is. Tires all hold air, due to age and sidewall cracking I would replace them before running this any distance in the road.

According to the data tag on the side of the engine it was rebuilt at Karlsfeld Ordnance Depot outside Munich Germany in 1953. The engine runs extremely well and has the best oil pressure I have seen on a L134. The block I’m told is a late WWII block and has a Ford GPW head on it. Priced below market value at $9,500”


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1948 CJ-2A Proctorsville, VT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This has a fiberglass body.

“1948 jeep fiberglass body fresh rebuilt motor. New Carburetor, radiator, starter, clutch, Alternator ( 12 volt converted ) brakes, brake lines, master cylinder. Etc.. needs to be finished needs seats done and new tires.. 6k”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Lake Havasu City, AZ $2000


This is number 11434. Pic was taken prior to complete disassembly. It was listed 20 weeks ago, but the ad is still up, so I don’t know what the status is.


“Completely apart…..tub in decent shape, fenders, hood, tailgate, window all look pretty good……no running gear, stock diffs. Frame sandblasted….rudimentary start on new front rails which were damaged. Have VIN plate & California registration.$2000 firm”


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1948 CJ-2A Bristol, RI $3800


Runs with newer engine, but bodybuilding needs work.


“1948 Willys CJ2A. Pros: Running and driving with a gm inline 6. Frame in good shape. Hood, Windshield, front fenders and frame all in good shape. Clean New Jersey title.

Cons: Needs new floor. You can buy a completely new tub easily and have a perfect jeep. No fuel tank, no floor, no seats.”

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1947 CJ-2A Woonsocket, RI $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2022) It runs and drives.


“Runs and drives well. Does over 50mph. The previous owner had this a long time and did many modifications. It has a Dana 44 narrow track rear axle. I believe the front is upgraded also. Saginaw steering setup. The motor is an early 70s 2.0 Ford. The floor has been patched numerous times. Either way it’s a drivable 2a with paperwork and I’m firm on the price. Original vin tag on firewall, current RI registration in my name”

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Virginia Chicken Coop Car Find Includes CJ-2A

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Bill shared this article about a Virginia chicken coop that housed a variety of vehicles, including a CJ-2A. Apparently, most of the vehicles (included the 2A?) are for sale.



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1946 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750.

Not quite all original, as it has some extras. Still, a pretty stock 2A for the Northwest.

“1946 Willys. All original survivor.”

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1946 CJ-2A Spokane Valley, WA Auction


This jeep will be auctioned at the Post Falls Auction Saturday, July 16th.


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“1946 Willys Jeep, 283 Chevy with a 4 speed manual transmission and overdrive makes this a great low gear go anywhere Jeep that you can actually drive down the road an enjoy. Spent most of its life in AZ before being shipped to Spokane 4 years ago. Purchased from the 2nd owner who purchased it from the original owner in 1968. Includes full top and doors, Bimini, rare original backseat that removes in seconds and original tow bracket with hardware.

Has rear air shocks, dual fuel tanks, GPS speedometer with the rest of the gauges being factory original replacements. Volt meter with 12v and USB plug, LED dash lights, LED tail lights and programable LED whips. Gets tons of compliments and is a blast to drive. A tremendous amount of time and money has been put into this Jeep. It will be going through Post Falls Auto Auction this Saturday (7/16) and can be viewed in person at 1094 N McGuire Rd in Post Falls. Bids can be made online at postfallsautoauction.com or in person at the auction on Saturday. I’m happy to answer any questions about it.”

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1948 CJ-2A Meridian, ID $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/08/2022) Looks solid for the price.


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“1948 Willys CJ2A 289 Ford V8 3 Speed T-90 Transmission Dana 18 Transfer Case Dana 25 Front, Dana 41 Rear Has been a body off repair and rebuild. Body and frame are virtually rust free. This little jeep came out of Arizona. Needs complete rewiring finished and pedals and steering set up done. Will make someone a nice little jeep when it’s completed. Clear title in hand. Contact me with any questions.”

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1946 CJ-2A Freeport, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** for $3500 on eBay.

Bill shared this auction for a CJ-2A with a rear PTO and gearbox. The by-it-now price is $5000.

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“Up for auction is a 1946 CJ2A Willys Jeep that is a very good Agri-Jeep restoration prospect! It has the rear implement output drive gear box, implement drive shaft assembly, and a PTO (needs rebuild). There is an original rear tow ball mount. The body is very straight including the  fenders. There is some filler in both of the side steps, drivers side front and rear fenders. Continue reading

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1948 CJ-2A Crawler Bend, OR $7500


Has a variety of updates. Seems worth a look.


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“1948 Willys CJ2A with a Chevy small block 350, SM456, Dana 20, and 6 lug Dana 44’s with a welded rear and spooled front. Great running Jeep, registered and licensed for the street, but definitely a wheeling rig. For more info on it and to see it in action go check out my YouTube channel at “Casey LaDelle” on YouTube. Here’s a link to a walk around video https://youtu.be/37KPwoJ7I_c”

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1946 CJ-2A Davenport, WA $3500


Unclear how much value is here. Does it run?


“Drove it into its resting place indoors 4 years ago hasn’t moved since”

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1946 CJ-2A Eagle, ID $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(06/18/2022) This has a a variety of mods.


“1946 Willy’s Jeep RUNS GREAT! Original transmission. Chevy 350 engine New tires & rims New carburador New radiator Mileage unknown Not fancy, but super cool! No trades”

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1946 CJ-2A Deer Park, WA $3500


UPDATE: Still available.

(06/18/2022) Unclear how much value is here.


“46 willys flat fender project. I bought this a few years ago with the intentions of restoring it never found the time don’t foresee the time in the near future so I figured I’d let somebody else have a go at it it has the 231 Buick V6 original transmission three stick would make a fun project for somebody”


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1949? CJ-2A Auburn, WA $1300


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2022) Not much value here. Not much floor left.


“Heap of a Jeep CJ2A. Dad’s old Jeep that’s been owned since 1960. Been sitting outside and completely rusted out. Has a title, the T-90 transmission and both differentials plus transfer case. It is what it is has a good hood, grille, fenders and tailgate. It’s junk but this kind of junk has some value so come get it.”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Snohomish, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

(05/02/2022) Given the indents and the full floaters, this might have been a 1945. If there was a column shift, it’s been replaced with a floor shifter. Just one pic provided.


“46 CJ2A runs drives and stops. I have the original gauges in a box. She needs a new tub and body package. A rewire once you have the tub off. I’m trying to not loose too much money. My mechanic retired and I don’t have the tools to finish her. More pictures available upon request. She’s been parked in the barn for a while I’ll have to drive her out to get better pictures. Not selling because I need money just want someone to finish her.”

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1948 CJ-2A Seattle, WA $7000


This seems worth a look.


“1948 Willy’s jeep. All stock with good running engine. I drive this jeep all the time. It is very reliable. It does have some rust like under the tool box. It’s just a good old honest jeep.”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $3500


Has an updated engine.


“1948 jeep willys runs but still needs work has new carb, fuel pump, water pump, break master cylinder. Has 200ci ford 6cly title from a 44 willys”

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1948 CJ-2A Priest River, ID $2000


No pics provided. It has a custom cab and a truck bed on it. This might be some type of CJ-2L.


“1948 Willys Jeep needs some new rocks to crawl on and trees to climb up the side of. Running when it was parked 10 years ago at its present location Original flat 4 full custom cab and a pickup bed installed. Used as an all purpose vehicle on a Christmas tree farm. Low miles for many happy years. $1500 In rough condition”