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1948 CJ-2A Pearsall, TX $2400


Engine spins.


“1948 Willys CJ2A for sale. Motor will turn over and start but needs new points in the distributor. Needs some work but is very close to running and driving. No VIN or title. Would make a great ranch vehicle. Will need to be trailered. Will deliver for a fee”


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1947 CJ-2A + 5.3L LS Engine Prescott, AZ $2000


This might be worth a look. The body could be in decent shape.



“Hello! For sale is my 1947 Willy’s Jeep Project. Currently rolling, but not running, it was summer project but I no longer have the tools to finish it. The tub is from a 1947 Willy’s CJ2A, and it has the original seats, steering, gauges, and front axle. It has a larger Ford 8.8 Rear End to accompany the 5.3L LS Engine in the front and the 4-speed 4L60E auto transmission in the middle. Will be a great project for someone to finish!
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1947 CJ-2A Traverse City, MI $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000. Lacks front parking lights. Still work to be done (see bottom of post for list).


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(03/09/2017) “Selling my 1947 CJ-2A. $9500. Located in Traverse City, MI. Could deliver.
This is a really well cared for, well preserved, near original, unmolested 1947 Willys CJ-2A. This Jeep is not a mint, off-the-assembly-line restoration with new body or panels or filler. Rather my restoration approach was to maintain the history of this jeep by preserving it in its current state, yet making it attractive, safe, and reliable, but still near original condition. This was a farm jeep from Crookston, MN (unverified) and the intent was for that character and history to remain preserved. I’ve owned this jeep for about 8 years. Last major work on it was 5 years ago. Stored indoors.

General notes:
Clean/clear PA title with antique plate.
I believe all numbers match (frame, body, engine) but would need to double check and photograph for proof.
Odometer displays 3x,xxx miles and works
Spent its life as a farm jeep in Crookston, Minnesota (unverified story from seller).
This jeep was a barn find from a widow. Her husband purchased it from the farm and stuck it in his barn in Grand Rapids, MN and left it covered, he then passed years later and the wife decided to sell. Lucky me to find it.
Only body rust holes came from some of the channels that contained wood supports but other than some holes, there is no rot, frame is solid, and there’s no indication it ever saw a road with salt. Two other holes in floor of tub were torched out, likely from the farmer to access the PTO or service/grease drive lines easier. This is part of the character and history I wanted to maintain.
When cleaning it up, I removed corn stalks from the frame, so it was truly a working farm truck.
Near all original preservation with a few safety and convenience upgrades. All components removed come with the jeep as well (e.g., 9” breaks)
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1947 CJ-2A Union, KY $5400


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/11/2018) Looks in good shape.


“1947 CJ2A Willys jeep. Older paint, rebuilt 4 cyl., new brake system with new line kit installed , steering rebuild kit and complete new exhaust system included, new BEST top. Runs great. 5700.00 ”




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1948 CJ-2A Camden, TN $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/11/2019) Might make a good restoration project.


“48 Willy’s jeep it’s in great shape for its age very little rust if any at all pto works as it should runs good its running on starter fluid right now may need a fuel pump but it will fire right up an run like a sewing machine and the brakes need attention but it’s a solid restoration project or off-road rig or farm toy ”

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1948 CJ-2A Halstead, KS $2500


Could be worth a look.


“I have a 1948 willys Jeep project for sale has a 1971 Ford pinto engine that has been gone through and built for racing has a racing camshaft for the variable camshaft timing camel hump Pistons and much more”


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1947 CJ-2A Hillsboro, OR $5300


Some better pics would be helpful.


“Very good condition…running good”


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1947 CJ-2A Crivitz, WI $3500


Floors appear patched.


“Good running Willys cj2a. Has L 134 engine. Is converted to 12 volt system. I just put new master cylinder and wheel brake cylinders on so brakes do work. Body is very solid .”

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1947 CJ-2A Ashland, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(09/08/2018) Has updates.


“Super reliable, runs great!!!
New starter, alternator, distributor cap and plugs. Rebuilt top of motor and front end in 2017. New leaf springs and shackles.
After market top and optional bikini top with CJ3A one piece windshield

*4.3 L. Chevy V-6 w/ Headers and Dual Exhaust
*SM 420 Chevy Truck Trans
*D18 Transfer Case
*Dana 44 Rear Axel (1980 CJ5 w/ Posi Tract)
*Dana 30 Front End w/ Disc Brakes
*Saginaw Power Stearing
*Rancho Springs and Shocks
*Roll Cage
*Set Back Front Seats
*Custom Aluminum Radiator
*Flex Fan
*FI Tech EFI
*Aux Tank Under Seat
*Tow Bar
*Rear Full Floating Rear Axel
*Waren Overdrive”





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1946 JeepRod Brillion, WI $35,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

It’s supposed to have 450HP.


“lots of work done rat rod call only must see”

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1946 CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $500


No pics provided. It runs.


“1946 Jeep cj model runs 4cylinder engine 3 speed 4×4 works for restoration or parts , got it for free, neighbor thought it was junk, if it does not sell for $500.00 Will sell for scrap steel.”


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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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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 Chino, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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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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.
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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 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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