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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Ferndale, WA $2500


Has a rear PTO. Needs some works, but runs and drives.

“Early production (or so I am told) CJ2A Jeep, has a power take off (PTO) on it too! 3 speed stick, 4 wheel drive hi/low range. It runs! It drives! It stops! That is about it though… It carries heavy “patina” on the body/tub which is to say it is very rusty-you can see the ground through the floor… Could be the basis for some sort of crawler project. Certainly could be restored as it appears that any part you want is available either used or new /reproduction, even complete bodies can be had. Depends on how much money you want to spend. I have done the following: new soft brake lines, new master cylinder, new wheel cylinders, new radiator hoses, thermostat, radiator cap, spark plug wires. It is not street legal at this time primarily because none of the lights work. With some brake lights and new tires you could drive it as it is I think. If you want something to bomb around on your own property you wouldn’t have to do a thing. One should not think about trying to drive it home in it’s current state, should be trailered. Comes with two extra sets of axles/differentials and a set of extra leaf springs too. I have the original selectmatic locking hubs and it has vintage Warn locking hubs on it now.’



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1948? VEC? CJ-2A Muskegon, MI $9500


Listed as a 1948, the body has tool indents and the rear hubs full floaters. Maybe an early ’46? Also has early grille.

“1948 Jeep Willys clean and restored”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A New Fairfield, CT No Price


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2017) Missing some steps, but looks in good shape.

“1946 CJ 2A Willys Jeep. Nice rust free jeep that would take nothing to make it perfect, or do a military replica. Frame and underside look as good as the top side. Runs perfect, engine rebuilt. both differentials rebuilt, 4 wheel drive and transfer case work perfect. Warn Hubs, nice top, converted to 12 volts, all lights work, all wiring replaced, and I have the spare wheel. This is the original body not a replacement. Not many of these are left. Currently registered to me in CT”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Emerson, NJ $1500


Column Shift 2A that needs lots of body work.

“Basket case. Motor is free. Rolls. CLEAN TITLE IN HAND.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Milwaukee, WI $4200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/25/2016) VEC that runs.

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A. Runs, Drives and Stops. Seats were redone and are new”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Norco, CA $6400


Could have been a VEC.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. 4 cyl, 3 speed, 4 wheel drive. Very clean. $6,400”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Madera, CA $8000


Looks solid.

“Rebuilt T-90 transmission and
re-end. New front axel, brakes,brake lines, master cylinder, tires rims, exhaust, wiring harness, shocks, windshield glass and sets. Radiator has been rebuilt as well. Motor has not been rebuilt but runs great. All gauges work as well.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Lake City, FL eBay

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

Has a variety of early parts.

“This was the 1117th cj made after WWII. As far as I know it is original motor. When I bought it had just been mechanically restored by a company called Northstar Willys. He found the 38th one and decided to sell this one. I had some body work done but tried to keep as much original as possible. I did however change to a 12volt system. The Jeep runs good and as you can see in one of the photos it looks like the water pump just started leaking other than that no real issues. I used the jeep very little… just as a my mule to haul tools for small projects around where I live. Unsure of actual mileage.”

View all the information on eBay






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1945 VEC CJ-2A Brookings, OR $12,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2009) “first year for C J civilan jeep
this is the 325 th of 1820 built in 1945
from southern calif.
the only rust is in the front body mounts / hat channels ,where their is a wooden insert
spare parts – column shifter on steering column
– rear P T O
– P T O drive shaft
– P T O rear gear box
– DANA 23 full floater rear axle
still searching for rear draw bar to mount rear P T O
will trade for mustang convertible”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Beggs, OK $3000


It’s a project. VIN 10391.

“1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, all orignal, all parts are there, with unusual PTO, stored in garage, asking $3000.00, OBO. calls only”

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VEC CJ-2A Body Spring, TX $799

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $799.

(01/29/2017) Looks in good shape.

“I have an old Jeep Willys body for sale, don’t know much about it, it does have rust, figured it would make a cool rat rod like pictured or a great military looking re-build. Even perfect for a kids bed, many possibilities. No title,
Just is what you see in the pics, I have a friend that has a hood and grill that would probably work out depending on what your building. ”


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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Penryn, CA $7800


The tailgate appears removed.

“1946 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP – $7,800
(Trailer Possible for sale Separately – $2,800)
283 V-8
3 Speed Transmission with Warren Overdrive
Saginaw Manual Steering
Rear Axles Release for Towing
Skit Plates
‘Best’ Cloth Top – 2 Yr. Old
1/2 Roll Bar
Front Tow Bar
1050 x 15 Tires
All Gauges Work
Horn and Blinkers
Bucket Seats w/Seat Belts
New Fluids, Tune Up and Maintenance
Clear Title”

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1945? VEC CJ-2A Laguna Hills, CA $14,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

“1945 willys jeep VEC. “very early cj” has 3 on the tree from the factory thats what makes it one of the rareest!! runs great drives great needs nothing! fairly firm on 14,000. Trades plus cash welcome (military plus cash works) ”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Antonio, TX $6500


It’s an early one: 12741.

“Very early 1946 CJ2A civilian jeep, the following replaced or overhauled. Steering box and column, seats, windshield assembly, wheel rims, gauges, fuel system, cooling system, charging system, 12 volt conversion, hydraulic brakes, floor mat. Built first week or two of 1946, converted to floor shift, still has column shift transmission and original body. ”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Clyde, TX $3500


Looks like it could be a good price.

“A 1946 CJ2A Willys (jeep). Good condition. YES it does run and has Texas title. Setup as hunters jeep with roll bars holding basket to support cargo. Also 4 jerry cans (2 for gas and 2 for water). Asking $3500.00. obo. cash only.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Madison, WI $1800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

It’s number 10239. The column has been switched to a floor shift.

“1945 Willys CJ2A Jeep, serial number 10239 making this the 239th civilian jeep off the assembly line. Jeep is not running and the body/frame is in overall ruff condition but is restorable. It has a lot of the early 45 features still intact and does have a clean Wisconsin title. I also have many early jeep parts on my shelves available so ask if there is something you are looking for.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Grosvenordale, MA $6250


Missing some steps, but looks solid otherwise.

“Jeep runs, drives, stops, etc… 12v system, original L134 motor, frame perfect, Dana 25 and 44 were rebuilt, shifts smooth, new brakes (cylinders, pads, lines). Many new parts, headgasket, starter, alternator, coil, fuel pump, thermostat, battery, distributor tune up, plus a lot more! Currently registered with clean title. Not perfect, does occasionally get a front end shimmy, body not perfect, but definitely a classic and fun vehicle!”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Antonio, TX $7950


No column shift. It is SN 12741.

“Very early civilian jeep, the following replaced or overhauled. Steering box and column, seats, windshield assembly, wheel rims, gauges, fuel system, cooling system, charging system, 12 volt conversion, hydraulic brakes, floor mat.”





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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Spanish Fork, UT $2000


Looks to be a 2xxxx serial number. Doesn’t run.

“Nice Jeep, was running when parked but has not been used for several years. $2000.00 OBO’

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Indianapolis, IN $8000


Look solid.

“Refurbished from the frame up. Original flat 4 engine and body. This is a great winter project. With very little work that need to be completed. While it does not currently run. We did put s little gas in the carburetor and it fired right up. Has the title, but the serial numbers don’t match perfectly. This is common for these types of vehicles since this is the first civilian model, they were trying to use the supply of WWII parts.

Things still needed to be worked on:
1) wiring harness need hooked up
2) new tires
3) possibly a second seat
4) driving assembly needs connected.

That’s it. About 200 dollars of parts and labor you have an almost show room quality Willy’s ready to go. I am getting a divorce and it needs to go. That the only reason why I’m selling it.”






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1946 VEC CJ-2A Winona, MN $4000


Terry’s got this VEC for sale.

“For sale as is, will restore for you or will build to your specs. 1946 Willys, CJ2A, S/N 29968. This is an early CJ2A and is one of the very rare first units that is equipped with the, still intact, column shift system. No restorative work has been done. The body and chassis are very solid with minimal rust. There is some body “character marks” that are repairable. Overall the body components are in good shape. The motor is seized. The transmission and transfer cases both shift. There have been some minor repairs, comparatively speaking, done to the front frame horns. The jeep is very complete with very few of the original parts missing. This is a great jeep for an accurate restoration. Please check out my FB page, Buege’s Classic Jeep & 4X4 to view some of my other projects. References are available. I look forward to answering your questions.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Saint Clairsville, WV Make Offer


Has square bolt heads on the windshield, indents, and a column shift. The VIN is supposed to be 17093, which is high for the square heads.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A. First civilian Jeep Model. 4WD (Low and High) and 2WD. Three on the tree manual transmission. Flat-head four motor with all original parts with a 6V electrical system.

Does not run, motor is seized. The entire vehicle needs a TON of work. Would be a full restoration project with complete tear down and rebuild. Its been in storage in weather free storage for 12 years. Prior to that, it was barn stored. I entered ‘salvage’ condition above because there is not a “poor” option.

I’m taking offers with no certain price point in mind yet.”

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1948? CJ-2A San Miguel, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/25/2016) It’s listed as a 1948, but it appears to have a VEC 2A body.

“1948 cj2a, buick v6, 3speed trans with over drive, spicer transfer case, newer kelly 31/10-50-15 tires on crome wheels, towbar, winch, rear seat, tilt steering wheel, windshield, bolton spar tire with two 5 gal can rack, black soft top and, doors pluse bekini top, clean body, no rust, this little jeep runs and looks great, street legale,with new tags, 55 to 60 on highway”




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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Birmingham, AL $19,550


Looks like a thoughtful restoration.

“I’m selling my restored 1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. The only reason I’m selling is to fund another purchase. It has had a frame off restoration back around 2006. This is a early production, matching numbers jeep, more desired by collectors. It even has the original serial numbered engine. Every last part was gone through and refurbished or replaced. It has been restored as original as possible down to the original body and wheel colors, 6 volt electrical system, and cloth covered wiring. The body was just repainted very recently. It has a show quality finish.
I have only put 4000 miles on the jeep since the restoration. It runs great and I wouldn’t be afraid to drive it anywhere.

I’m tired of people trying to scam me. I will not respond to text messages or email until you call and I know you are a real person. I do not have voice mail, but I will return your call if I miss it.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Boston, MA $8000


Looks like the driver’s floor has been patched. Doesn’t have early rims.

“Nice and very rare early cj-2a column shift jeep. Has extremely rare military MB surplus frame under it. (Documented from factory as they used up left over military frames)
Still Has it’s original correct serial # engine also. Runs well.
Fitted is very desirable full PTO with belt drum pulley.
This is an easy restoration project with rust in hat channel under the passenger seat, and in toolbox. Needs brakes and a good going thru. Clear title..perfect data plates. Out of 25 year storage. Thanks.”

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