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1946 CJ-2A Chisholm, Mn eBay


The seller has listed this as a 1945. Someone tried to correct the seller within the question area, but it didn’t seem to change the mind of the seller.  The serial number of this is #72596, making this a late 1946 CJ-2A.  The seller claims the tool indents were filled in, but they should not even be there with that VIN#.  However, the drain holes do appear filled in, so is possible there were indents, but then the VIN is wrong.  Of course, there isn’t a column shifter and the data plate is incorrect for a 1945  There are other issues as well.  Note where the emergency brake is located.  Here’s a few shots of how a 1945 CJ-2A should look from the CJ-2A Page (Jim Coffed’s Jeep).

“But this is a nice 1945 Willys Overland. Has nice MB steering wheel. Some rust on underside appears to be untouched for the most part. It does have original drive train. Solid original exhaust. Has new parking brake and cable. This is an amatuer restored vehicle and is about 95% complete with slight modifications like gauge panel folds down for easy access to fusses and under dash. The heater and driver seat are not original. Engine has been rebuilt. Tank heater w/ thermostat. Front windshield is fully operational like new. Passenger side window is cracked but both pieces of glass are original. Turn signal lenses are glass not plastic. Has Brass screws in Transmission and master cylinder cover so they dont rust solid for easy removal when maintnence is needed. Back of jeep is loaded full of parts. Some of the parts included are carburetor, driveshafts, new u joints still in box. 6 volt headlights and bulbs. Master cylinder and kits wheel cylinders and kits. Spare fuel pump, regulator, and distributor. Also an assortment of spare original gauges, windshield latches and wing nuts…”

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1947 CJ-2A Imperial Beach, Ca $599


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $599

(01/18/2011) No engine or tranny.

“WILLYS CJ3A. I think it is a 1947. No title. It is a rolling chassis. NO MOTOR or TRANSMISSION. Tub is straight but has rust. Windshield frame and front fenders are very good.  Sold as is where is. Bill of Sale only. $750.00 OBO Cash talks!! 619-977-4888 or 619-610-8661 Located in Imperial Beach.”


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1947? CJ-2A Linn Creek, Mo $3000


UPDATE:  Still available

(01/10/2011) The price is a bit high for a non-runner with no title, but the jeep looks in good shape.  This is the 2nd John Deere-themed flattie I have seen; another one is here (scroll to bottom).

“Old Willys for decoration or Advertising Neat old Vintage steel that does not run but complete.Sold as is.no title”

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1946 CJ-2A Marysville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500

(10/11/2010) This looks in good shape.

“CJ2A Jeep for sale, all original, stock, no rust, warn overdrive, 12 volt, turn signals, all 3 ID plates, title in hand, asking $4500.00 or OBO”

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Rudolf finds more Willys: CJ-2A & CJ-3A in Bali

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, International

Check out the rims on the CJ-2A.  I’ve never seen rims quite like those.  I don’t have any specific information, other than the pics.



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1946 CJ-2A Bullhead City, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000. 

(09/23/2010) There might be some value here.  The cage appears to be a little too tall to sport a normal top.

“I am selling a 1946 jeep willys 4×4. It has a ford v8 289 with an auto three speed tranny. It has an advanced adaper kit that has the original dana 18 t-case. It has a edelbrock 4 barrel carb, with a torkker intake, and headers. It starts and runs rough, but it needs the front brakes redone, because the original drums just don’t cut it. It is in pretty good shape, all lights work, and i even have a title for it. I need 1500 because that is what i need to fix my boat. That price is firm so if you don’t want to pay than don’t bother. e-mail me at the above link and i will get back to you a.s.a.p I will even call if you leave you phone number thanks for you time.”

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1950 CJ-3A Quapaw, Ok $1500


No green paint was spared in the coloring of this jeep.

“Willys jeep runs good. Nice tuckroll seats. Has military tires good condition. Has been stored in barn for years pulled it out put in gas fired right up. Front wheel cylinder is sticking. Clear title. Would be good restoration project! Phone 9185330661.”


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Year? CJ-2A? Mabelvale, Ar $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

A big project yes, a “good project”?  I don’t think so.  If only character was valuable, this might just fetch $35k at a Barret auction.

“Not sure what year it is. Has a motor in it, but would need work. Good Project.
(501) 4 1 6 – 6 1 0 7”


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1951 CJ-3A New Paltz, Ny **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Looks like it could be solid, but hasn’t run in 3 years.

“Work jeep with soft top. 4 cylinder. Was running when last used about 3 years ago. Snow plow included. Garage kept. NADA average retail value of $10,165.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tulare, Ca **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was priced at $900. **Status  Unknown**

“im selling my project all running gear work and in good shape motor is half complete so will need to be replaced tiers are 31″ on 15″ rims and only have 3000 miles on them. i will be interested in trades just make an offer. ”

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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or $3500


This appears solid.

“i have a 46 willys jeep for sale runs rives good has 302 4 speed twin stick tcase has near new 33inch tires nice soft top and soft doors and full cage nice jeep 6500.00 trade for quads toyota ????????????”


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1948 CJ-2A San Fernando Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

This needs an engine rebuild at the very least.


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1946 CJ-2A Arizona **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $35,750.

Bill spotted this …  as he suggested, sit down …. the auction estimate was $12,000 – $17,000 which in itself is an inflated price in my opinion.  However, this past weekend this franken jeep sold for $35,750.

“63 hp, 134.2 cu. in. flathead four-cylinder engine, Carter carburetor, three-speed manual gearbox with low-range, four-wheel drive with live axles front and rear with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 80″

– From the Bill Jacobs Collection
– Only 578 miles since total nut-and-bolt restoration
– Original Forest Service Jeep with shovel and axe included
– 4WD with low range, trailer hitch, full gauge package

The 1946 Jeep offered here is beautifully finished in white. It was reportedly the property of the US Forest Service and carries the appropriate axe and shovel. It was the subject of an extremely detailed two-year restoration in 2001 by Jim Neirynck of Macomb Township, Michigan.”

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1948 Project Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

There’s some value here.  Looks like a good cage and the body appears solid too.

“This is a 1948 CJ2A with a clear title. It is sitting on a DJ frame and has a center mount Dana 44 rear end. The floor boards are rusted but the toolbox and dash are good. The windshield frame,hood, fenders and grille are also good. Pretty nice rollcage. No drivetrain.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wenatchee, Wa $200


At $200 there’s some value.

“1946 Jeep Willys flat fender, body, and 3/4 ton running gear. Project. 886-0710”


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1946 CJ-2A New Mexico $7500


Mike asked me to post his 1946 CJ-2A for sale.

He writes, “It’s been rebuilt from the ground up, almost all original, and runs and climbs like a damn billy goat! The windshield is off a newer willys, the previous owner did this. I put in the new gauges.

The previous owner had a 1/2 inch solid square steel rod installed around the edge, he said he thought the steel was flimsy there, and when he took his grandkids wheelin’, when they were climbin in and out of the Willy’s he wanted it stronger and more rigid. Very nicefully done.”

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1948 CJ-2A Taylorsville, MS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700

It runs.

“48 Willys Jeep runs good, smokes a little, needs gas and a battery. $700 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Mason, Tx eBay …. Museum Quality?


This appears to be a solid jeep that was restored with care.  But, to label this ‘museum quality’ is, well, to put it gently — with great restraint — is inaccurate (for starters, too many non-original parts).  Also, ‘Light Green’ is not one of three colors of a 1946 CJ-2A of that vintage (that is, post vin#38221); instead there were 6 color schemes (all listed at the CJ-2A Page’s history section).

“For sale is a restored 1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A.  The Jeep’s body and visible parts were restored to show quality.  All engine parts were kept spec.  Jeep runs great and is stored in a garage all year long. The following is a list of stock parts and upgrades: Complete engine restoration, New windshield, New gauges, New Paint (1946 Light Green) one of 3 original colors, 4 New Non-Directional Tires, New gas tank, New brakes (Hand brake also works).  Odometer was not working when the vehicle was bought.  It is unknown how long the odometer was not working.  Odometer has since been fixed.  Approximately 50 miles or less on the restored motor.

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1947 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $2500.

(12/15/2010) This looks in decent condition, but needs some work.

“1948 Jeep Willys CJ2a 4×4 ( great for a rock crawler project? ); 4 cyl ( looks like all original drivetrain ); Aluminum wheels & tires come with it. 4×4; Clean body for a 1948 have looked at a few in vegas this one is nice for the money. Needs work not a driver. Was told it ran a year ago cranks over but needs fuel line work and fuel tank cleaned out, Also ignition switch missing. Email for more pics. Clean Nevada Title.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tyler, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** This was priced at $2600

It runs, but has some rough edges.

“i have a 1946 willys jeep cj2a motor runs good , first gear in trans. makes noise,, brakes ok,, gauges work ,,light all work,,floor pan a little rough but outsides good ..$2600.00 obo”

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4 Willys at Barret-Jackson Scottsdale 2011 Auctions


UPDATE: Colin reports the Surrey sold for $23,000 plus a $2300 buyer’s premium (see comments).  Thanks for the followup!

Laurie pointed out some Willys at the Barret-Jackson website.

1960 DJ-3A Surrey Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1945 MB Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale 2011 Auction

1953 M-38A1 Scottsdale 2011 Auction

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1943 MB and 1946 CJ-2A Parts Jeep Rio Rancho, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

(02/25/2010) “I have a 1943 Willys Jeep and a 1946 Willys jeep for parts to go with it. Good title on the 1943 jeep. The ’43 runs but has a 1954 engine in it. Most parts you would need to make it right are on the ’46.  $2000 firm.”

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1947 CJ-2A Wicksburg, Al **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Already sold! Was listed at $500

This may be good for parts.

“this 46 willy is very rough but has a lot of good parts.Last time running was about a year and half ago but ran very good,only reason not used is that father inlaw parked it because ether the transmission or rear end froze up.Will not take no less for it so don’t ask.Call me at 334-685-1741 for any more info.”


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Unfinished Sand Rail Winchester, Ca $600


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $600

(01/11/2011) Given the paddles are included, this might not be a bad price.

“1946. was being built for the sand but could make a cool street rod or rat rod. set up for a small block chevy with a 4speed. NO ENGINE or TRANS. It needs a lot of work. 2 wheel drive, comes with what you see. Padels- needs tubes. New 15 gallon fuel tank. Ford rear diff. new 411 gears.Headers for SBC. I have a title for it but it has’nt been registered for years, should be off the books.$600.00 takes all. (951) 265-3149”


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1947 CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

I think this needs paint ….

“1947 willys jeep, good parts or hunting in the hills vehicle. Got title but no keys, needs new ignition switch.”