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1946 CJ-2A Chesterfield, MI **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_chesterfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4300.

The owner is selling it to buy an engagement ring.

“I have a 1946 Willys overland mb jeep. This is the military wrangler. This particular one is the first year of production of these vehicles for the publice while still implementing parts used on the military model. It is appx. 90% original with the updated 12 volt system. Tires that are less than 3 months old. There is no rust any where, and everything works. It is a perfect vehicle for driving on nice summer days, or if you have a place you can take it through the woods, you will never get stuck. It has the famous 4 cyl original Flathead motor that runs great. The suspensions and all other mechanical systems are in great shape. The 4 wheel drive will never let you down. I am only selling it to pay for an engagement ring and hopefully a wedding if everything goes to plan. I am looking to get 4300 out of it. I have spent so much time and money, but now I really need to sell.  Email the post if you are interested. Or call 586 850 0853 This is a link to a youtube video I have made going around the jeep and the attached pictures should show anything you would want to see. If you come out you will not be disappointed.”

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1940s MB/CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**


1940s_mb_sanluisobispoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4700

I’m not sure what the model is.

We aren’t too sure of what exact year it is but we did find out that it could be in between the years of 41-51 body style. The engine we know was taken out of another jeep a little newer then the body. Its an F-head with the valve cover on top so it was taken out of a jeep from the years 53-63. We found that it’s very common for people to switch out the engines from that year because it’s better performance.   The jeep has very little rust and all of it is surface rust that we can find. It doesn’t have a transmission unfortunately or i would be driving it. i have a magazine that sells parts for jeeps and we found a transmission for it and it would only cost about 1500 dollars which isn’t bad for this old of a jeep. I would fix it up myself but i don’t have money and i really need a vehicle. Right now it’s an open title.”

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1946 CJ-2A Shippensburg, Pa $800


Here’s a VEC CJ-2A with a snow plow.  The body doesn’t sound good.  No pics just yet.

“Just a feeler – I have an early 46 CJ2A with title. This is a column shift jeep that was a local find. It currently has a plow on the front, the frame is good on the jeep, needs new floor pans and windshield. It is a flat head 4 cylinder that I was told was used up until last year when the individual that owned it passed away. I have not tried to fire the engine up because there is no fuel tank and I wanted to change the oil first. Engine is complete all the way to the air filter and I have no reason to believe it won’t start right up. They were using a marine gas can in the back of the jeep to run it when they drove it but I left that there when I picked it up. Definately a diamond in the rough but the jeep sits up nice – tires are dry rotted but hold air. Pictures available upon request and if I have time later this evening I will post a few. I was keeping this one to fix up but have found a different project for $800 that I would like to buy instead. dangaruss@comcast.net.”


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1945 Militarized CJ-2A – Sanford, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500

“Newly restored ”cloned Willys MB. This is a 1945 CJ2A modified to look like a 1944 MB. It is 99% done. It needs a little touch-up on the paint and a rear seat. I spent Thousands of dollars on new parts. I have all records of purchased items. I put one size larger tires on it to increase fuel mileage and travel speed. It runs and drives like new. The engine is smoke free and I changed the voltage to a 12-volt system for better lighting and dependability. I also added turn signals and a second rear brake light for safety. I also added new style seat belts to make it a safer vehicle. The entire Willys has been sandblasted primed and painted with late WW11 319 OD. I spent many hours disguising the CJ2A look. I would like to keep all the bags and supply’s that are all over it. The Shovel, Axe, Jerry can, rope and spare tire will stay with it.I still need to install the battery hold down. The top and seats are brand new, they are thicker than originals to make the ride a bit smoother. I also have a new glove box to install to make the dash look like the MB. The drive train is the way I bought it, so I don’t know how many miles are on them, but it goes down the road smooth.( I love it). The only reason for selling it is, I recently found a real 1942 GPW that needs restoring. I put about 1500 miles on it these past few months with no problems. The odometer reads about 7,000 miles. This is a nice vehicle that will last a long time with some care. Please call with any questions or if you want more pictures …. I also have some CJ3A parts for sale: Fisher plow set-up, complete windshield with new gaskets, new wiper motors, tool box cover, heater unit, new front seat frames, and complete drive line”



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1947 CJ-2A Toledo, Or $5000


UPDATE:  Still Available.

If the seller really has 3.56 gearing, I’d like to know more about the tranny.  I also wonder if the OD trans is really a warn OD?  Seems a bit redundant to have both 3.56 gearing and the OD.  Toledo Or is west of Corvallis, Or, almost all the way to the coast.  Given the location, I imagine the seller will have to drop the price.

“47 willys chevy 4 cyl,od trans. cd player, cb radio, tilt wheel,356 gears detroit locker front,shure locker rear,looks and drives good at all speeds,new water pump,new front brake calip. new master cyl. 541-336-1800”


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1944? CJ-2A Jay, Ok, $1900


This looks to me to be a CJ-2A.  It runs, but doesn’t stop well.  It’s got some rust issues.

“1944 Willy’s jeep – $1800.  For sell 1944, not sure of the year, Willy’s jeep. No title available. It has a flat head strait 6 motor. No brakes, 4 wheel drive works and runs perfect. For more info coantact me at 918-837-1921 or by email @ wpj74344@gmail.com.”



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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5200.

This looks in good shape.

“1948 Willy’s Jeep, 4-cylinder, 3-speed, recently tuned-up, 32″ tires, chrome rims, full-cage rollbar, front and rear tow receivers, new 12-volt battery, electric wipers, front stabilizer shock, rhino-lined inside, WILL CONSIDER TRADE FOR TRUCK WITH PLOW.”



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1946 CJ-2A O.C., Oregon $1250 – Overdrive


It appears to have an overdrive.  If it does, then this appears to be a good price.  I’m not sure where O.C. is?

its a project clear title has a chev V8 soft top doors stick shift etc.POSSIBLE TRADES”



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1948 CJ-2A Cathedral City, Ca $2200


This might not be a bad price.

“1948 CJ2A Jeep frame off build rebuilt hi po 289 400 miles since rebuild new exhuast 3 speed manual dana 20 transfer case 31 inch tires mild lift very fun and very powerful dana 44 frt and rear drums all around 4.88 gearing have full documentaion on everything have bill of sale and texas title great jeep also have 1948 plates black paint new rancho shocks roll bar email frozensurferdude@aol.com for any questions or to see 2200 firm as is needs cleanup and eletronic fuel pump and battery she starts up if you put gas in the carb”



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1948 CJ-2A Loveland, Co $2500


If this is as good as advertised it might be a great deal. It looks original.  A new paint job would do wonders (I wonder if the paint is hiding something?)

“For sale is a 1948 Kaiser Willys CJ-2A 1/4 ton Jeep.  All original and complete. Runs excellent and everything works. Top and door in good condition- $2500”



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1948 CJ-2A Sandy, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“It’s time sell this beauty and pass it on to the next owner.  I’ve had this for three years and need to part with it.  Getting married and need some cash for the honeymoon.  (Yeah – roll your eyes, it’s OK)  This jeep turn heads and receives compliments all the time.  I’ve had a lot of work done to it over the years. New tires with 300 miles on them.  New starter, alternator, carburator, radiator (aluminum), stainless steel firewall (Very nice) and tons of little extras to make it sharp. Engine: 65-67 Buick Special V6 225. Common after market jeep engine.  (So I’m told)  Rebuilt in December 2008 with 145 miles on the rebuild.  (It’s hard to drive a jeep in the rain in Oregon)  The company that rebuilt the engine went out of business in January 2009 (Auto Link – Gresham, OR).  It has two areas where it drips oil.  One – Head gasket needs to be replaced.  Two – plug behind engine….”



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1947 CJ-2A Blue Hill, Ne $2000


It might or might not start.  It’s got a PTO.

have a 1947 Willys CJ-2A Jeep for sale. The body is in good shape needs some work. The motor ran last time I tried starting it. I also have many extra parts for a willys jeep. Frames, springs, carberator, transmission, ect…. Will sell stuff seperatly if your interested. If you would like to see more pictures i can email them. Would be a great restoration project. I dont have the time or the money to fix it up so i just want to sell it to someone who does.”



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1947 CJ-2A Fresno, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This doesn’t have a motor.  It has a Muller Top.

antique yes custom yes running not yt but ready for a 350 chevy to drop in.”


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1948 CJ-2A McGees, NC $750


No engine.  At best it is a parts jeep.

“Asking 750.00. Great project. I bought it to fix-up. Too many projects. My loss your gain. Call to see! No motor, clean title. ”



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1947 CJ-2A Iowa $1255


This is a non runner.  The engine is stuck.

“Nice cj2a with 49000 miles on odometer, Body good, with normal rust underneath, Frame good. mechanically good engine stuck but rebuildable Rare full aluminum top in excellent condition! will need brake work. Ph Rich 712 657 2042 See Pics”



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1948 CJ-2A St. Charles, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7995.

“134c.i. 1BBL 4cyl, 3 Speed Manual Transmission, Dana 30 Rear w/ 5.38 Gear Ratio, Red Lights, Wipers, Heater, Seat Belts, 4 Wheel Drive, Working Siren, Removable Soft Top, Removable Side Doors w/ Zipper Windows, Side Mount Spare Tire, Factory Steel Wheels w/ Military Tread Tires, Side Mount Fuel Can, Owners Manual, Service Manual, Runs & Drives Great! U.S. Air Force Air Police Classic Jeep!!”


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


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1700

It’s rough, but runs.

make a great hunting vehicle. runs and drives 4 wheel drive works. gunna go fast”



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Jeeps for sale Spring Valley/Lemon Grove, Ca


UPDATE:  These were for sale back in July.  Chris sent these updated pics (which are close to what Simon sent) and writes that the seller is not interested in parting them out.

“I have around 10 to 15 original WWII Willy Jeeps for sale. The have original engines and are fixer uppers. If you are interested email me for pictures and more info.”











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1948 CJ-2A Cleburne, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“Fresh tune up, Runs good, 4WD does not work, but parts are available to fix it.”


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1947 CJ-2A Milaca, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“I have a 1947 Willys Jeep. Needs some work. Asking $2000 or trade for a Polaris Sportsman 4 wheeler.”


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1948 CJ-2A Mineola, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This has a few unusual features.  (1) Note the location of the 2nd battery, (2) note the “Power Train” hubs [I don’t recognize this brand] and (3) the interesting location/position of the heater.

“Up for auction is ‘Ol Fred, my very rare 1948 Willy’s Overland CJ2A. Purchased two years ago, and has been stored indoors ever since. A restoration was done by previous owner.. not so much as to “show” the vehicle, but to use it. Drives like a new Jeep. This vehicle is extremely tight. The Original Go-Devil L-Head 60bhp engine runs perfectly, as does the Original 3-speed transmission. Shifts like new. Complete Drivetrain was overhauled. The Transfer Case is equipped with drive pulleys for running external implements such as water pumps, generators, etc. New Brakes. Still runs original 6 volt system with additional 6 volt battery…..”




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1948 CJ-2A Brockway, Pa $6000


1948_cj2a_brockwayUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

This is one of the better hard top restorations that I’ve seen.  Most people dump them.

“Have a 1948 Willys CJ 2-A in absolutely perfect condition Frame off restoration with a 198 Buick V-6 with warn overdrive that runs perfectly. All 12 volt with all new gauges that all work. All hat channels perfect as the rest of the tub. Really nice Sears aluminum top, insulated on the inside. Goes down the road like a dream and I drive it daily. Top speed 60 MPH with the overdrive. Absolutely no rust anywhere, frame perfect, and all wiring, lights are perfect. Have Pa title in my name Serious buyers only for more pics One NICE Willys 2-A Please call 814-590-7732”


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1947 CJ-2A Montgomery Creek, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

It’s not clear how long it was in a barn.  It appears to run.

“Barn Find 1947 Willys. Runs Good, everything works, great shape for 62 year old rig. Civilian model, original motor and tranny. Military Soft top and doors. ”


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1948 CJ-2A Mira Mesa, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD — Purchased by an eWillys Reader**  The reader got a great price (under $2k).  It had very little rust.  Receipts totaled $8k worth of work and included parts in boxes never installed.

(01/15/09) The above price is meant as a starting point.  The seller will negotiate.  It needs to leave the garage.  It’s got some updates and new tires & wheels.

“If interested – make me an offer. My Jeep needs to go… Great Jeep, but Needs work – You want this Jeep, but you need to have the means, place, ability to work on it. (or pay someone to).  1948 CJ2A – runs, has great heavy duty tires/new wheels (tires/wheels > $1000).  1976? Ford 2.3L 4-cyl engine runs good (new camshaft).  very, very little deep rust. new radiator & electric cooling fan.  Stock transmission, transfer case.  11” drum brakes all around.  GM steering column and steering gear …. I spent $$$$ having this Jeep “gone through”, however the synchronizers were not replaced so you have to double clutch or you will grind gears shifting down. The transfer case still leaks some, so that may need attention also, but everything is “supposed” to be sound  …. Price is negotiable. I put what I would like to get as a starting price, you can feel free to make me an offer .  The jeep has loads of sentimental value, but I need it gone… 🙁   ….. ”


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1948 CJ-2A Whittier, CA **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_whittier2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

I can’t tell much from this photo.

“1948 Willys flatfender Jeep. Bowtie Willys V8, Winch, BFGoodrich 31″ mud terrain w/ matching spare tire, 2″ receiver towbar, Hate to sell it, just had a baby…. you know the story… $5,500 OBO”