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1945 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, Ca **Sold**


UPDATE:  Lee just bought this Jeep. Congrats!

This restoration looks beautiful, though if this is really a ’45, then I think it should have the column shifter.  It’s beautiful and I rather like the burnt (?) orange.  The one element I don’t like is the ‘all wheel drive’ plaque on both sides of the hood.  It’s also missing the rear soft-top bars holder on the driver side.

“The vehicle IS titled as a 1943 though the serial number on the vehicle matches the code for a 1945. The transmission is a 4 speed.”


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1948 CJ-2A Orange City, Fl **Status Unknown**


1948_cj2a_orangecityUPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3500.

Looks pretty good.

“1948 Willy’s Jeep, 4 Cyl, 3 Spd, 4 Wheel Drive, Mostly Original, Runs Great, Body Fair/Good. New items; Brakes, Wiring, Lights, Gauges, Fuel Pump, Carb. A Classic Jeep. $3900 O.B.O. Located in Orange City Florida (just south of Deland).”

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2 Willys Jeeps Naches, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $900.

This is a great deal.  The cages themselves are worth $150 a piece.  I’d be willing to bet that the white jeep has my fiberglass seats in it.  Get this while it lasts.

“1 jeep has a 302 Ford Transfer case needs work.  2 jeep has no Eng. or no Trans. $900 for both. Will separate or trade for CJ Parts.  ”

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1947 Drag Jeep Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

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

1947_dragjeep_enumclawUPDATE: Was $1500. **SOLD**

If the paddle tires are in good shape, this could be a good deal.

“willys, has small block currently full of water,moter may or may not be good i beleive its a stroker motor , sat outside for a year after i lost my storage 2wd s10 frame 4 linked kinda cool paid 5g for this 5 yrs ago has paddles roll cage powerglide line lock stall conv. tach dash is tinned w all gauges.fun toy need 1500 firm come get it.”

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Working Jeeps from Offroad Adventures

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Website

offroad_adventures_workingjeepsI’m not familiar with the “Offroad Adventures” publication.  Instead, as usual, I stumbled upon it while looking for something else.  It’s a compact 2 pages article with a variety of pics of cjs accompanied by different hydraulic implements.  I’m not a big fan of the myvirtualpaper’s interface, but the pics are still cool.

See the working jeeps article

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1948 CJ-2A Boulder, MT **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_boulderUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2848.

That’s a big winch on the front of the jeep.  I’m not familiar with it.

“1948 Willys Jeep was a ground-up build about 7 years ago. Has a 302 Ford engine-runs very well,but could use a tuneup as I have changed oil-air filter every summer, but havent done anything else (didnt have to) all Jeep other than engine I have had this jeep about 5 years and have never had anything go wrong with it. This is one tight vehicle. no rattles tight tight..I have put less than 1000 miles on this in the last 3 years. I drive it around town in the summer. Has never been abused. Has been garaged. No rust. No dents. Pto wench worked when I got it 5 yrs ago,but have never used it. Tires are fare.50%.(they were new 7 years ago) fun rig.”

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1949 CJ-2A Vancouver, Wa $2500


UPDATE:  Price has dropped to $2500 which I think is a great price for this jeep.

It looks to be in pretty good shape.  There were only 2,182 CJ-2As built in 1949, so this might be a rare CJ-2A.

“1949 Jeep Willy CJ2A, RUNS WELL, flat head 4cyl, 3spd, Hi/Lo range, 4×4 with locking hubs,front tow bar, new top, tires are in nice shape, has been switch to a 12volt system, unsure on the gear ratio. been stored for two years – somewhat negotiable on price. Call 360-518-1567”


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1948 CJ-2A Lakewood, Wa $4000


1948_cj2a_lakewood3UPDATE: The price has dropped to $4000

Lots of upgrades on this CJ-2A.  The ‘bad’ items don’t sound all that bad.

“1948 willy cj2a, 302 V-8, three speed, twin stick transfer case, rear dana 44 locked, front dana 27 locked, extra front and rear axles complete, new red paint, new front seats, brand new painless wiring, 33×11.50 super swampers, ready to go. The Bad: Needs new gauges soon and a new front right shock. $4000 O.B.O. Call Berry 253-861-1161 for questions ”


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1946 CJ-2A Paradise Valley, Az eBay


1946_cj2a_arizona18It’s 1:53pm my time and the auction for this CJ-2A ends in about 4 hours.  The price has climbed to $14,600, pushed high by two bidders, though this high price seems a bit fishy to me.

“This particular CJ is finished in Harvard Red, which was a 1946 only color and was replaced for 1947. The Body, Serial, and Frame numbers all match and this was the 73,437 CJ2A produced and was built late in the ’46 model run which ended at S/N 83379. This Jeep is said to lived its whole life in Arizona and Colorado and is believed to have only 56,166 original miles on the body.”

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1946 CJ-2A Joshua Tree, CA **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_joshuatreeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It appears that a good amount of core work has been finished.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A. Rebuilt F-head engine, trans., and transfer case. New springs, brakes, shocks, carburetor and gas tank. Rebuilt 12V alternator, water pump and radiator. Chassis is complete except for steering, pedals and master cylinder. Engine is all hooked up and you can hear it run. Body needs new front section floors. Body is sitting on rolling chassis for transport. No title, bill of sale only. $1,500 obo. Please contact for additional info or photos.”

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


1947_cj2a_soquelUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

I can’t tell if the paint on this is unusual or has been altered as part of the photo compression process.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Frame up restoration, many new parts. Stock Engine, 12 Volt System, Overdrive, Stainless fastners, Epoxy Primer 31 Inch Wheels, Rifle Rack Leather Seats. 1000 Miles Since Restoration.”

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1946 CJ-2A Woodland, Ca **Sold**


UPDATE:  A reader reports this has been sold.

This appears to be a very nice rig and I think it’s a very good value given it’s got a stainless steel chrome windshield. I’m pretty sure the seller means sm420 tranny.  Interestingly, the very top pic on the bulletin board shows an external fan attached to the outside of the grille.   I don’t know if that’s a new feature or an old one, but it would suggest there might be cooling problems.

“Thinking about selling the wifes rig. She never drives it and Im tired of seeing it sit. $4000 obo.  200 miles on new chevy 350, hyper pistons, small cam, 1.6:1 roller rockers, 4bb quadrajet carb. 31″ tires, 95% tread. GM power steering. best top high back seats. Fishmouth fab 6 point cage. soft top. sm240 4 speed. d18 transfercase with 200 miles on it since rebuild. on board air.  5.38 gears. dana 44 rear. dana 25 front. fenderwell headers with 2 chamber flowmasters. griffen aluminum radiator …”


You can view a variety of pics at this bulletin board (some pics at the top and some you have to scroll down about midway)


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1947 CJ-2A Austin, TX **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_austinUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

I’m pretty sure this is parts jeep given the poor condition of the body.

“Old ranch jeep. Bought a year ago and never touched it. Rust in some areas, worst near the side steps by the driver and passenger seats. Other areas not so much rust. Glass in windshield intact. New fuel tank. Does not run and no title. All major components seem to be there. With a little work should run. Email for photos or questions. Thx – Ben”

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1947 CJ-2A Skiatook, Ok $10,600 **Sold**


1948_cj2a_skiatookWhile updating the ebay results page, I ran across the following jeep.  It’s a CJ-2A made up to look like a MB/GPW.  On ebay, it sold for a winning bid of $10,600.  I’m a bit shocked it sold for that much.

“1948 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP, SN/CJ2A 181994, refurbished to look like a WWII MB military jeep (don’t get me wrong, it is NOT a WWII military jeep) only made to look like one. It would be great for parades or WWII re-enactments. It does have a working military style fender blackout light, military style grill blackout marker lights, MB style spare tire rack, WWII style fuel can with holder, bumperettes, MB style side and corner handles, WWII style tandem hand wipers, military style foot starter, new front OD canvas seats with WWII style seat back pockets, stars, USA lettering and 5 new 6 ply WWII style NDT tires (non-directional tread, pulls just as good in reverse as in forward)….”

View the all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Boaz, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride • TAGS: .

This might be one of my favorite all-time body pictures.  Can you imagine what it took to damage the cowl and dashboard? The seller suggests you might need to get the body replaced, but I’m thinking the body is the best part.

“Serial number 109850. This jeep was built around 1947.  willys built around 240,000 of these jeep from 1945 until 1949.  the serial number of this jeep (109850) shows that it was built around 1947 according to production figures from the willys jeep homepage on the net. The jeep is complete, it runs very well and drives well also. the jeeps body is very rusty , with lots of damage. i would say that the body would need to be replaced;however, the engine, transmission, drivetrain is in good , operating condition. this jeep is in original conditon with all oringinal componets.”

View lots of pics at eBay1947_cj2a_boez

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1947 Frankenstinian Monster – Manchester, Ct **SOLD**

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

1947_cj2athingUPDATE:  This sold for $698

An eWillys reader somehow found this in the ‘other makes’ section of ebay Motors.  It made me laugh, so I have posted this for your Sunday amusement.  Even though the starting bid is only $99, there are no bids.

“… The complete, unaltered 4WD drivetrain from that 1947 Willys Jeep: engine, tranny, transfer case, front & rear drive, suspension, steering, cooling system, etc. was installed on a homemade (C channel) frame. Most of the body, tilt bed & plow were also homemade. I must say, while “strange”, (owner is a carpenter), everthing is “well built”….. “

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1947 CJ-2A Lubbock, TX **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_lubbockUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks pretty good.

“1947 Willys Jeep in good condition. Recent engine overhaul, four wheel high and low, heater, new rear seat, runs and drives great. This is great at the hunting lease, ranch, farm or trip to the mountains. Good in snow and mud and lots of fun for the family. Hard to find in this original condition. Soft top is in great shape and recently replaced the boots covering the shifters. Asking $3500 or make me an offer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Denver, Co $2500


1946_cj2a_denver3Doesn’t look too shabby.

“Real nice CJ2A with a Super Sonic 6cyl engine. This Jeep has new brake system, new radiator, rebuilt starter, heater and wipers work. It also has a recent tune-up and great top. It does need tires and seat cushions. I’d keep it, but I’m too large to get in and out of it comfortably. Will trade for Jeep Cherokee of equal value. Dan at 303-934-7507 or email 52Chevy@comcast.net”


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


1948_cj2a_broomfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2100. 

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A, 134 CI Flat Head, three speed, original 6 volt system with rebuilt generator, split windshield, the Jeep is clean, runs, motor sounds good, drives but does smoke. Jeep has some new parts such as carb, gas tank, fuel line, front brake slave cylinders, master cylinder, 15” wheels, tires. A great start to a fun and easy restoration. No rear seat frame, no top, but some original extra seat parts included. Owner since 1990. Located in Broomfield. “

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1947 CJ-2A Georgetown, KY **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_georgetownThe body is beat up a bit.  It’s got a CJ-3A windshield.  Hard to tell much more.

“1947 Willys jeep with full winter enclosure and frame (picture without enclosure). Four cylinder, four wheel drive with lockout hubs. Needs starter drive. “

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1947 CJ-2A Clarkston, Wa **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_clarkstonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“1947 CJ2A. 400chev V8,t-90 trans.twin stick transfer,4Wdisc brakes,dual tanks,Best Top with doors,new tires and wheels…runs excellent..body good,new drive lines and spring assemblys.consider part trade??? mostly cash.”

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1948 CJ-2A Silver Springs, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

Who needs a bored out monster engine to climb rocks?  I’m always amazed at these modified jeeps that still run L-head engines.  This CJ-2A looks to be wearing an MB/GPW body.

“Runs excellent, very mechanically sound. Features: Original L head four cylinder, power steering, 12 volt system with new alternator, brand new electronic ignition, new water pump, new wheel cylinders, 8000lb warn winch, both axles fully locked, lock right locker in front axle, detroit locker in rear axle, front axle completely rebuilt, highlift jack and more!! Have receipts.”

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1949 CJ-2A Albion, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4900.

This jeep looks very straight and nicely accented.  It has some interesting headlight bezels.  It also apepars to have an overdrive setup.

“1949 Jeep Willys CJ2A in excellent condition. Beautiful charcoal grey exterior with purple accent stripe. 6 cylinder engine runs good and transmission shifts good too. 4 wheel drive works like it should. New tires and wheels. A very respectable Willys. Must see to appreciate. We have never driven it in rain or snow. Usually sits inside our barn and has antique insurance on it. Could take to shows if you wanted to.”

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1946 CJ-2A Franktown, Co $1500


UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1500.  It’s been for sale since June.  There are more pics this time.  It looks like it’s in pretty decent shape.

“Runs great/original Needs brake line. Call Mike @303-913-6453, leave msg if no answer.”


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1946 CJ-2A San Diego, Ca $750


1946_cj2a_sandiego3This ad made me laugh, because the seller claims this “body has not rust”.  Now, the hat channels may in fact be in great condition and maybe it’s just my eyes, but isn’t there rust on this body?

“Great project or parts Jeep.No engine,trans or hood.One of the nicest body tubs I have ever seen.This body has no rust out,even the hat channels are solid.It’s a rolling chassis on 16″ wheels.Put your drivetrain in it or use the body on your Willys.No sense spending alot of time and money fixing up a rusty Jeep when you can get a rust free one.$750.858-705-1878”