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1946 VEC CJ-2A Durango, Co soon on eBay


Jim’s giving us an early look at the VEC CJ-2A he pulled out of Crawford, Colorado.  He’s planning on listing this on eBay very soon (unless he gets a good offer before then).  He’d really like it to go to someone who will give it a good restore.

He writes:  “I pulled this CJ-2A out of Crawford Colorado.  It has an early serial number, three on the tree, tool indents, 3 piece agri dash plate, early wire steering wheel, 6 volt, very little rust, runs great, motor is super quiet.  The serial number is 17614.”




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1947 CJ-2A Race Jeep Montana $2000


1947_cj2a_racejeep_montanaUPDATE:  Price dropped to $2000

This includes a set of 4 terra tires.  Is this a race jeep for PNW racing or mud bogs?  The tires look great.

“1947 cj2a race jeep. the jeep body is a 47 cj2a that is on 83 jeep commando frame has a chevy 350 in just went through the motor has all new gasket,timing chain cam lifters oil pump new edlebrock carb new accel dist that was 350 bucks alone accel super coil fuel cell jump straps new purple horenys mufflers new radiator, electric fans. has a aluminum power glide with a stall converter in it mated up to the jeep transfer case with a shield around it has a set of 4 tera tires and a set of 2 tractor it also has a brake lock with a slap shifter, tach all newer gauges bucket seats tires for the back of it. this quiet fast runs sweet wanted to play in the montains but its alittle to much for that is more for racing willing to trade or sell looking for a wrangler jeep or something on that line”


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1947 CJ-2A Hyde Park, Ny $7500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7500 and pics now provided.

“1947 willys jeep thats in great shape. its orange with a black soft top. it has a 4cyl motor with no smoke. runs great. $8500 OBO call 914-474-8665”


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Year? CJ-2A Worcester, Vt $800


year_cj2a_worcesterUPDATE:  Still available

Here’s a running CJ-2A  with a fiberglass body for only $800.  Sounds like a great price to me.

“I have s Jeep Willys CJ2A the odometer reads 75,000 but it could have turned over or could have been replaced. It runs good on the choke (it needs carb work) the frame seems to be in really good condition, the body is fiberglass and seems to be in okay shape there is some cracks and chips. It will run and move under its own power, the clutch doesn’t engage right probably from sitting, the transmission shifts fine all three gears and the transfer case work, but the levers are worn so it’s kind of hard to switch gears in the transfer case. It also appears to have half a 12 volt electrical system in it, meaning it starts and runs on 12 but all the lights are still 6. I have the doors to with the top and a parts CJ2A to go with it. $800 obo. Call me at (802)-223-2752”


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VEC 1946 CJ-2A Grass Valley, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: Originally listed at $8000, a long time reader James bought this for less than half that price.  It’s a steal!  And, it includes a stainless grille, which he plans to sell as well, reducing the purchase price even more, because the previous owner threw in the original grille which James will paint and reinstall.  Nicely done James!

James writes, “this is a 1946 VEC CJ-2A #18526, column shift, driver’s indents, no rust. original docs and rear glass light”

Here’s some pics he included:





Here’s more information included from the original Craigslist Ad:

“1946 Willys Very Rare 3 on the tree, converted to 12 volt. mild lift custom paint very good condition. original flat 4 motor with 62,000 miles, tranny and transfer case. has original tools and jack and all original accessories to make it completely original. well maintained has original service manual and paper work.”


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1946 CJ-2A McCall, Id eBay


1946_cj2a_mccallHere’s a VEC with a VIN #11325.

“This is an early 46 # 11325 ( some might call it a 45). It was a column shift and somebody put it on the floor. It has military differentals,windshield hardware, steering wheel and oil filter that says (military standard) on it.. This is a running jeep that could be put on the road. All I can see it needs to be original is a driver seat and be put back to column shift. The gas tank has had a few holes plugged, and is not leaking. The body is in good shape and has very little rot for its age as you can see in the pictures.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Warrenville, IL **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_warrenvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a nice looking VEC #11425.

You are bidding on a 1946 CJ2A VIN # 11425.This willys is registered as a 46 but could be a 45 due to VIn number being so low.Last vin in 45 was 11824 this is 11425 out of 1824 built that first year released to public.This willys is Michigan Yellow with sunset red rims ( no black stripe ) I bought this Willys in December and have driven it around for about 400 miles. I lost my job so now the toy has to go.My lose is your gain.”

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1947 CJ-2A Rockford, MI **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_rockford2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“We have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep, white with Blue seats and top. It was pieced together with 1942, 46 and 47 parts in the late 1980’s, trailered from Arkansas to Michigan in the early 1990’s and has been stored in a pole barn since then. The body is in good condition, the engine runs, it does drive but it does seem to ‘eat’ batteries. My husband and I don’t have the time or resources to work on the jeep and hate to see it set. It comes with the spare tire and the gas can that hooks to the side. There is a title to this jeep, and it was licensed back in 1994.”

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1946 CJ-2A Clinton Township, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7888

Here’s a pretty nice CJ-2A with an early ’46 body.  It’s got a number of updates.

“1946 Jeep Willys  -Califonia car -’74 350 Corvette engine -4 speed manual trans
-’74 CJ5 running gear -44 dyna rear -30 dyna front -All guages work -Autometer tach – all guages work -No rust, -Newer Best Top with soft doors -Dual Fual tanks
-Ramsey Pro 9000 front mount winch -roll cage -Dual KC running lights -Deist seat/shoulder belt system -5 new BF Goodrich 33×12.50 R LT tires”


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1946 CJ-2A Ennis, Mt **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_ennisUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay.

“1946 Willys Jeep In near perfect condition !!! ***Historical Montana License Plate***. This Willys was restored in 1996 with all stock items excluding the turn signals and tires. This Willy has been stored in a closed garage since 1996”

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1947 CJ-2A Neenah, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5995.

Not much information about this other than it has a 5 speed.  It appears to have either an MB or GPW body.  Those are some really short seats!  The VIN is #3547499.


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1948 CJ-2A Oak Grove, KY **SOLD**


1948_cj3a_oakgroveUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4300

“Up for sale is my 1948 Willys CJ2A, you might have seen it around town. This Jeep was rebuilt from the ground up in 2000 by the pryer owner. It will need an enigne do to a rod cap bolt that snaped all cased by the pryer owner who did not replace the rod cap bolts during the rebuild. (Always replace any engine bolt that requires a torque spec!) It is in stock form with a (chain driven) 134 L-head with only 3,000 miles on it…..”

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1946 CJ-2A Fargo, ND **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_fargoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

It’s got the column shifter and a VIN of 30296 according to the seller.  The body looks rough along the edges.

“46 jeep CJ-2a Willys. Early 1946 (SN:30296) with column shift. L head engine in running condition. Needs new Starter. Body in restorable condition. JeeTop aluminum top. Needs brakes. Transmission/transfer case in good condition. Would be an excellent jeep to restore.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Goffstown, NH **SOLD*


1945_cj2a_goffstownUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

There’s been some body work that has obscured one of the two driver-side indents.  It still has the column shifter. It’s sort of running.

“This is a 1945 Willys CJ2A with all the matching tags. It is serial number 11752 which means it was the 1752 CJ2A made in 1945 out of a total of 1824 for that year and it is the 1752 CJ ever built. This is a project but certainly can be put back into shape. There aren’t too many of these 1945 CJ’s left around. It has the 3 speed on the column which seems to work as it should. The head and valves were pulled by the previous owner because of a broken valve guide. He said that it ran fine before. It does turn over freely and seems to have good compression and no strange noises. I believe I have all the engine parts but you know how that goes, so please plan on something missing…..”

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1947 CJ-2A Natick, Ma $1800


1947_cj2a_natickIt appears to be a good price.  I kinda wonder why it’s been bought and sold on craigslist so often.

“Nice old jeep! Runs great! goes through all speeds high and low range 12v converted.
tub in original patched up shape flat head 4 cyl brakes work great. It’s been on craigslist a few times. each owner has put a little more work into it. I don’t have a title or vin tag. excelent for parts with bill of sale. ”


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


1946_cj2a_centralia1UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

It looks like it’s got some good upgrades. It’s likely priced a bit high.

“1946 Willy’s Flat-Fender CJ2A 4×4 jeep.  This Jeep is very solid, straight, good yellow paint, green flames, Brand new TOYO M/D 33×13.50×15 OPEN COUNTRY Tires on American Racing Chrome wheels, Solid straight Black bumpers and Brand New Best Top, Brand New Bikini Top, Full Rollcage, Nice Racing fullback bucket seats, 225 Buick V-6, stickshift. “

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1948 CJ-2A Elk Rapids, Mi $6500


1948_cj2a_elkrapidsIt appears to have been restored.  I see no obvious issues.

“1948 Willys CJ2 Jeep. New Complete Top and New Tires & Rims. New Clutch Plate, Pressure Plate and Throw Out Bearing, New Generator & Voltage Regulator. New Gas Tank. The Vehicle Looks Great and Run Great. Mileage 35,000 (Approx) She’s a Beauty.”


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

A variety of good quality images of this jeep here.  It appears to be a later model ’46.

“This is my 1946 Willy’s Jeep for sale in New Ulm Texas. It has a recent new engine replacement along with the radiator, fuel pump, brakes and gas tank. Cooling hoses and belts are also new. The generator and Battery are recently replaced. Tires are in great shape. The winch is not running but could be. There are some places with rust (see pics) but not significant. The mileage is not accurate as the odometer hasnt worked in years. The car basically hasnt been driven in 10 years until I had the above mentioned work performed over the last year. It runs like new now!”



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1946 CJ-2A Oakland, OR **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_oaklandUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300.

No Motor, no windshield Glass.

“new paint,new top,rhino lined inside,clean engine bay,good tires.Needs a windshield and a motor.The jeep has lots of parts for a four cylinder.the jeep does have the t-90 trans with the dana 18/20 transfer case and i have a turbo 350 with a 203 transfer case to go with it incase somebody wanted to small block it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Iowa eBay +Girls of eBay


Jim zipped this ebay listing my direction, pondering whether this bikini-clad female fits the rough and tough jeep. I replied to him, suggesting that the picture might have been taken with the intent to land the ‘model’ on the GIRLS OF EBAY PAGE … and sure enough, she’s there. I have no idea how that automated search works functionality works …. Maybe I should get into motorbikes 🙂

“Here it is 1947 cj2a  willys overland jeep just like the military jeeps engine is strong runs great lots of new parts strong drivetrain looks great not many better some of the new parts include alternator, fuel tank, fuel pump, carburator, fuel lines , water pump, master cylnder , brk lines plus more this has a new best top purchased off ebay for 800.00…..”

View all the pics on eBay1947_cj2a_girlandjeep

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Binghamton, NY **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_binghamtonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an early CJ-2A (vin 18024) that appears in very good shape.  Lots of pics, but not much of a description.

“Vehicle Condition – Restored Excellent Cond. Distinguishing Features – Org. Rims and Wheels, New Vinyl Top w/Doors. History of Ownership – Unsure. Shipping and Payment – Pick-up Only. Cash, Pay Pal, or Bank Check.”

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


1946_cj2a_yakima2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

My sense is that this has some updates to the drive train, but i can’t tell for sure.  The seller will take some unusual trades.

“For Sale 46 Willy’s Jeep, Good running Chevy 153 Iron Horse engine. New brakes, shocks, glass, rubber.  Front and Rear Lockers, Roll bar, Custom Bikini Top, Hard Top, Easy out Custom Rear Back Seat with Seat Belts, Hitch and Tow Bar.  Will let go for $4,000 or $3,500 less wheels and tires.”

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1947 CJ-2A Maricopa, AZ **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_maricopacityUPDATE: Was $3000. **SOLD**

“… Ok, it is its original red. It has a full cage. It has a 350 Chevy V8 swapped in with a 400 Turbo Automatic. The transfer case is 1 speed and the jeep is FT 4×4. It has “Emergency Drive” which locks the transfer case and makes it drive like a standard 4×4 instead of the FT style. It appears to have about a 3″ lift on it and is sitting on a damn-near brand new set of 31×12.50 R15 BFG Muds (the old style). For my rockcrawling needs, this guy is too big of a project to get it where I want it. For someone who loves Willys or wants a Jeep to make nice… this is a great platform to start. I’d like to get $3000 for it or do some trading….”

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1947 CJ-2A Queen Creek, AZ **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_queencreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This has a bed extender.

“This is a project vehicle I’m not able to finish. Civilian model, All parts included; Pickup bed, trailor hitch, 1/2 metal cab w/ doors, all glass. Asking $3,500 please call with any questions.”


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1948 CJ-2A Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_fortworth2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It’s not the prettiest thing.

“Willys Jeep Model CJ-2A (Make Year 1948) 4X4 with 4-cylinder Jeep engine and covered top with doors. Runs good, has new battery, good tires, and gun rack. Excellent condition considering the age.”