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1946? CJ-2A? Anchorage, AK **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $2800.  **SOLD**

(06/01/09) The seller says this is a ’46, but the body looks more like a MB/GPW body.  There’s no gas inlet and no bow holders.

“Willing to trade for a 4×4 chevy or import truck. Contact via email for more details”

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1949 CJ-2A Kettle Falls, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

(06/23/09) The suspension has been highly modified.

“1949 willlys jeep with all toyota running gear; 20r eng, transmission, transfer case and rear ends. Great project to finish up and get out on the trail. Needs a few things finished up but I have all the parts needed. I also have two toyota parts rigs that can go with it for free. It has a soft top but not in great shape and it also has a new bikini top and new tires.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cleveland, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The drain holes have been plugged, which I suspect means there’s been some work done on the passenger and driver’s side areas of the body.

“You are 1946 Willys in great condition. This truck has been completely restored and looks and runs great. It has always been garage kept. We are selling it due to lack of room. This truck needs a good home. Transmission in great condition. Own your own piece of WWII history. This truck is as is, there is no warranty. This is pick up only. Happy Bidding. If you have any questions feel free to ask.”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘lefty’ Lamar, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  on eBay. Possibly a Porter & Reed hardtop.

Here’s a CJ-2A that has the spare tire on the driver side and the bow holders on the passenger side.  I see no evidence to indicate this was a military vehicle or a military ambulance.

“I am selling a 1948 Willys for a friend of mine.  It runs good, all tires hold air, and it’s fun to drive around the farm.  It has a clear missouri title.  He was told that it used to be a military ambulance.  I have posted several pics of it, but I can get all the pics you need, so just send me an email and tell me what you would like to see. I am starting the auction at the lowest price he said he would take for the willys, but if you want to make a reasonable offer I will ask him if he will take it.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spanaway, Wa $2500


UPDATE:  Price has risen.

(01/18/09) It’s a project.

Got It From grandpa. Means alot to me but need cash.. grill, fenders, body, motor, seats, top, hood,some wires,and window.  It ran few years back. bolts broke. good project. even got keys for the ignition. 2500 obo”


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Anyone know anything about these trucks?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Doing some research on Warn hubs this morning, I ran across this image on Warn’s corporate website.  This may very well be  the original Warn Motor’s Service station in Seattle, Washington, where Arthur Warn developed his early ‘Summer Hubs’ as Mike refers to them.  Note the signs atop the roof, “Jeeps”  and “Warn Motors”.

If there were just one of these trucks, i would call it a custom one-off project.  However, two of these suggest to me this was a kit of some kind?  It kind of looks like the prototype for the Willys we have named a Tender.

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000.

The seller claims this is an AgriJeep.  In his book Preproduction Civilian Jeeps, Frederic Coldwell makes a convincing argument that despite filing for the trademark Agrijeep, and the use of the name Agrijeep on the CJ-1, Willys Overland quickly abandoned that trademark to focus in on the trademark Jeep for CJ-2’s and CJ-2A’s.  Note: there might be some debate to this based on some of the websites I reviewed – some believe the CJ-2 is an Agrijeep as well.  While I’m not in a position to provide any input into that debate, I would still review this seller’s claim cautiously.

“Rare 1948 Agri-Jeep, power take off, 3 point hitch. Only three prototypes made. Factory aluminum plate is 2 inch x 3 inch on the frame in back”

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1948 CJ-2A Godfrey, Il $3000


The body looks solid.  And they take credit cards.


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1947 CJ-2A South Wayne, Wi $1500


This sure looks like a fiberglass body.

“For Sale- 1947 Willys Military Jeep. 4 cylinder. Runs.  Asking $1,500.00.  Cash only.  Buyers responsibility for pick-up. Call 608-439-5721 or 608-439-5087.”


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Year? CJ-2A Thief River Falls, Mn $2,300


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300.  More pics.  Looks like a great price.

It looks like it runs and has a really bright orange blade.  Other than that, I can’t tell much.

“1948 Willy’s with Meyers Plow. 2.3 Ford engine, 3-speed manual, 4×4, hi-low. Not perfect, but not bad for 60+ years. $2300 or best offer. Contact email.


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Tall Flattie Project Palmdale, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

You might have to purchase a ladder for this flattie.

“Willy jeep on 44 inch Super Swamper tires. Runs and drives, but radiator has not been moved to the rear. There’s no rooom in the front for the radiator. This is a project that needs work and is certainly not ready to be driven on road anytime soon. The Willys sits on a early 80’s Bronco frame that has been shortened. Lift is from a IFS ford. Runs good and no backyard custom suspension, this is basicly a bronco with an expensive aftermarket lift, so it will drive good too.  Swampers are in great shape with more than 3/4 tread.  I have a tilt column from a late model caprice, ready to install. I am willing to part out this thing if i get some serious offers. Or if someone wants to trade the swampers for some HUGE military tires i’d probably finish this project. Or a set of Rockwell axles ? Chevy Dana 60 ? I’d trade the whole truck for some Super Swamper Irok tires and wheels size 39.5 or 40 for a 20 inch rim, either chrome or polished, forged wheels.”

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1942? CJ-2A/CJ-3A Atascadero, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $1350.**SOLD**

How about that windshield!  I’d like to take a closer look at that.

“Great Project for any collector of Ex Militery Vehicles from WWII or just a great vehicle for the beach! It has a rebuilt 231 V6 which needs to be finished, all parts are there. It just needs the right person to put it together!”

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1947 CJ-2A Detroit Lakes, Mn **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was priced at $1500.

(11/22/09) A seller of few words.

“Runs good, needs body work”


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1948 CJ-2A Smiths Grove, Ky $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500. The top two pics are the newest. It appears the seller no longer has the ‘bogger’ tires.

(12/12/09) It looks nice.

“I have a 1948 jeep willys for sale it has a buick 3.2 liter v6 with the original 3 speed transmission. it has a new besttop cover along with new chrome wheels and tires have very few miles on them. This jeep runs and drives great if you have any other questions please call 937-602-1845 thanks Todd asking 4500 or may take some trades”


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1948 CJ-2A Gresham, Or $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300

This jeep looks like it’s parked in a farm shed.  It’s hard to tell whether this is running or not.  I can see some rust.  It might make a good restoration project.

“1948 Willys Jeep, 4 X 4, with PTO wench and optional hardtop. 27,000 original miles, original stock condition. Call 503-663-6629


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Art’s 1946 CJ-2A Fire Willys and Trailer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, trailer • TAGS: , .

Bruce surprised me today with some pics of a Fire Jeep.  He noted that after reading the section that includes Fire Jeeps, he thought I might be interested in seeing a couple pics of Art’s Jeep.  After reviewing the pics, I asked him for permission to publish them.  Bruce was kind enough to contact Art, who in turn has been nice enough to let me share them with you.  If you haven’t seen Art’s Jeep on the CJ-3B page or at one of the Willy’s reunions, then you are in for a treat.

One of the more interesting factoids I ran across while doing a search for Art’s Jeep on the internet was a discussion on the CJ-2A Page Forum regarding Bill’s effort to include Art’s Jeep in a Calendar of Fire Vehicles.  It turns out that Daimler Chrysler wants a piece of any Calendar pie for showing a Jeep Grille (specifically, a $500 guarantee and 12% royalties).

So, that got me thinking. What about Jeeps on pay websites?  Could Daimler, for example, begin asking for royalties from a site like the Jeep Forum, which has paying members, on which plenty of images of a Jeep Grille exist?  At this point, my opinion is they can’t, because they haven’t enforced their rights (if they even have them) to do so.  But, I’m gonna research this more.

Anyway, here’s some pics of Art’s Willys.  Thanks for sharing Art 🙂

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1946 CJ-2A Murphy, Tx $11,750


This looks sharp.  It looks like the dashboard was smoothly modified.

“This is a COMPLETELY restored Willys Jeep from 1946, the first year of the CJ (Civilian Jeep). It has a clean Texas title and is registered as an antique auto. Every part of this jeep has been reconditioned, refurbished or replaced. The original flat-head 4 cylinder engine has been totally rebuilt with new pistons, rings, bearings and seals. The 3-speed transmission and transfer case have both been rebuilt including new bearings. The front and rear axles have been rebuilt with new seals, bearings and shims. The front and rear bumpers are custom built with hitch receivers. All the wiring is new, with six AutoMeter gauges in the dash. The electrical system has been converted to 12 volts. This Jeep comes with a new Bestop folding soft top. There are a few more improvements from stock, such as a 12 volt alternator in place of the original 6 volt generator, and new, more comfortable seats and seat belts. This Jeep also comes with a big stack of receipts and technical documentation including reproduction factory owner’s and service manuals. Call Grady at 214 681-9420”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A body Delphi, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

This might be a good deal on a VEC body.

“Just Selling body”

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1946 CJ-2A Bay City, Mi $6000


This looks great!  I’m assuming that it’s been 4,703 miles since the rebuild?

“For sale by owner – a 1946 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep. Manufactured by Overland Motors back in 1946. This fully restored jeep is fully functional, starts immediately and runs very smoothly. Odometer reads 4,703 original miles. This would be a great find for a collector, or a very cool vehicle to tool around with at your vacation home up north. I have lot’s of additional pictures and can answer any questions you may have pertaining to the jeep. Price is firm at $6,000.00.”


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1946 CJ-2A Roseburg, Or **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4,695. 

(02/01/09) “I am selling my 1946 CJ2A. Would be open to equitable trades, what do you have? Jeep is pretty much original and I drive it from time to time. I have done some work to the original motor, rebuilt the carb, new battery and cables, spark plugs and cables, fuel filter, etc… Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you would like to see it. Thanks! Nate


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

(12/31/09) Here’s a militarized CJ-2A that has a slat grille according to the seller.

“1946 CJ2A Jeep $3900, runs fine, 4WD works fine, engine rebuild 2 years ago, body a bit rough (60+ years old ya know) converted to look like ’41 military jeep. Used for historical re-enacting. With canvas top, licensed, have title.


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1947 CJ-2A Rathdrum, Id $1000


I can’t tell why the fender is off …

“1947 Jepp Willys 4 cly. All sheet metal, but the windshield frame.  I rebuilt the carb and it runs and moves. no seats, has title
$1000 208-659-6180.”


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1946 CJ-2A Oakland Township, Mi $5900


According to the seller, this is a perfect Valentine’s gift for someone.  I can’t argue with that 🙂

“Up for sale is a 1946 Willys CJ2A in excellent running condition. Starts well, runs well, shifts well and brakes well. I’ve put tons of hard earned cash and precious time in getting the Willys into this condition. The body is in very good shape with the usual issues. Color is RED with a star. My wife told me to mention that it would make a wonderful Valentine’s gift for that perfect someone. This Willys is ready for the next step in the “restoration” process but not for me. I’ve spent way too much on
the project. The next owner will literally save a thousands (see the ad for all the work done)…. All this and more (I know that I missed something) This Willys can literally driven home. Call Dean at 248.762.3911 or Email me at Minnlowe@comcast.net. No warranty is offered or implied.”


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1948 CJ-2A Kansas City, Mo eBay


UPDATE:  This is back on eBay.  It was auctioned late last year.

This is a nice looking CJ-2A.

“1947 Willys Civilian CJ-2A. Please bid and have the money to complete this transaction. I bought the Willys just a few months ago to sit in the showroom. I have few other cars I have purchased that I need room in the showroom, so here is your chance! Frame off restoration a few years ago. Over $18,400 invested over the initial price of vehicle. This Jeep is about as nice as you will find, in, off, or on Ebay, or anyplace else. 274 miles since restored. No rust body, no filler, no bondo. Every known component rebuilt or refurbished. Starts immediately, idles well. Drives excellent. Correct Picket Gray paint, correct red wheels …”

View all the pics on eBay





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1946 CJ-2A Fresno area, Ca $3500


UPDATE:  Still available

(12/10/09) Not the best pics.  There’s been some updates to this.

“rebuilt 350 motor rebuilt 350 tranny t-18 transfer case was rebuilt same time as tranny new front and rear spicer drive lines runs great needs new radiator the one in it is still for a four cylinder motor great jeep lookin to trade for a toyota 4×4 preferable but will look at any nice truck 2 or 4 wheel drive the jeep also has a full roll cage for summer and bikini top call tom 559-273-9823”