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1947? CJ-2A Orlando, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $2900. This appears to have a VEC body.

“Cool Classic 1947 Jeep Willys 4×4, 4 cyl flathead motor, 3 speed manual tranny, its all there and it runs and drives. Good for woods or farm! Needs finishing but its all there!!!!”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Plenty of work left on this.

“This a project that I have no time to finish, It is a early civilian cj2a with all the correct rare parts to make it orginal. I have nos keyed coil, tailight, and horn all correct to this jeep and vin number. It is a totally rebuilt drivable chassie. The motor, tranny and transfer are all rebuilt. I have a very solid body with the floors cut out to go with it, I also have the floor pans to be welded in.”

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VEC CJ-2A NC State Archives

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Buz spotted this image on Flickr from the North Carolina State archives. You can just make out the tools indents and the front bow holder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/north-carolina-state-archives/3115325113/

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2 1946 CJ-2As (1 VEC) Harrisburg, PA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay

What i have here is 2 jeeps. the blue one is 95% complete and what is there is all original equipment. i had the engine turning over and sputtering along. right front spring is rusted away. it has a clear pennsylvania title with it. the tan one has the engine missing, but the rest of it is there. transfer case is assembled, transmission is in pieces. the title has been applied for but there is no guarantee on it arriving before sale date. between the 2 of them there is more than enough parts to restore 1 really nice jeep, and have a lot of parts left to sell, i have just run out of time. they are rough, but restoreable, and would make a great project for somebody that has the time or needs the parts. contact me with any questions”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC Loomis, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

The body looks solid on this potential VEC.

“Runs drives and looks great. 4 cylinder. Good tires, soft top in good shape, clean, no dents. New front hubs and bearings, new front brake drums, new rear brake lines, new front and rear wheel cylinders, new master brake cylinder, Carb kit just done. Came stock with 9″ brakes they have been changed to 11″ New temp and volt meter”

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1946 CJ-2A Trabuco Canyon, CA eBay

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

No perfectly stock, but looks in good condition.  The serial number is 18936, but appears to be missing indents. I can’t tell if it has a column shift or not either.

“This item for auction is a rare Willys CJ2A Jeep. This is a “VEC” (“Very Early Civilian”) model as it was produced almost immediately after World War II. The VECs share many parts with the legendary 1941 to 1945 Jeeps and is just as indestructible.

I bought this in August as something to tool around in and take out to the desert. Due to health concerns, I’m no longer able to drive it.

The Jeep starts, runs, steers, stops rides etc very well. The motor fires right up and once warmed up, it has an idle as quiet as a sewing machine. The transmission shifts smoothly through all gears, the clutch works great and I just redid the front and rear brakes. The front floor pans were patched in the last few years and are very solid. If you look underneath, you can see where it was repaired. There’s no major body rust and the frame is straight. I replaced the front bumper too.

The Jeep is currently registered though March and has a clear title. It is exempt from onerous emission control regulations.”

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Service Men’s Dairy Protesters Sporting VECs

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Buz found this photograph in a Detroit forum archive while searching for something else  You have to scroll half way down to see the picture.  The CJ-2A in the rear is a VEC.  I can’t quite tell about the one in front.

http://atdetroit.net/forum/messages/6790/74900.html?1168097409

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Owensville, IN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

There might be value here.

“46 willys cj2a early production with the tool indent on the body. it is missing the motor and the seats. The tub needs work but for the year not too bad. It is a project but the tub is pretty rare if you are in to original and not repo. I also have another tub that needs work for 200 as well as fenders and hoods but again they need work. Give me a call or text and I will try and answer any questions”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Redlands, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

(11/30/2012) This looks like it was a VEC body. The price looks good.

“Runs and drives well, would trade for guns”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Santa Maria, CA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was listed at $3490.
Serial number 14984.

The seller lists this as a 1947, but this is a ’46.

“Selling my black plate 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2a, it’s an early model with the rare column shift. Original color beige.
I have brand new parts for about 1000$, still in the box that comes with it.
The car is unmolested, very original, very little rust.
Comes with two sets of wheels, the original size and a slightly bigger size.
Try to take some pictures today.”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Springfield, NH $4500

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This is an early one.  It may be a good restoration candidate.

“1945 Willys CJ2A #10277 Column Shift, tool dents a rare find. Needs restoration. ran when it was stored last year.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3437660593.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Holland, NY $6800

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This looks like a good price.

“Very nice Cj2a 1946 VEC. Can be a daily Driver. Older engine rebuild, recent paint and cosmetic overhaul. Close to original with 12 volt modification , Cj3a windshield. Body and frame tags match, engine number is in consistent with serial number and considered original. Can send more pics if interested.”

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/3428148678.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Muscle Shoals, AL **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  This was priced at $2250.  **SOLD**

This looks like a good price. It’s listed as a 1948, but the body and serial number suggests a ’46.

“1948 Willy’s CJ2A

New military tires
new seats
new fuel tank
new battery
new front bumper
fresh brakes
original flathead 4 cylinder
The hard work is done, now just body work and fine tuning.”

 
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1945 CJ-2A Wooster, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(09/27/2012) This has a column shift and some square washers, but it missing other VEC elements.

“I have a 1945 CJ-2A for sale with a clear Ohio title# The vehicle is located in NE Ohio 44691# It has been redone# This vehicle is #373 of 1824 made in the closing days of WW2 for civilian use# It shares many parts/traits with the military jeeps of the era# It is a very rare vehicle# All numbers match on the frame horn, dash plate and under hood# I believe the tailgate ACM is #376# The date stamps on the axles, etc#indicate the jeep was probably made on or just prior to the day we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima# The L134 engine has been rebuilt #red# and is not original to the vehicle# It carries at least 40 lbs# of oil pressure at idle and 60 lbs# when driving# There are no issues with the engine# I recently replaced the fuel pump#The jeep tracks straight down the road with no wobble# It is a 3 speed on the column as it should be# It will sometimes jump out of second gear only on deceleration# I have not found it a problem to warrant a rebuild# Low/high 4wd work as they should# It is a 6 volt system# All wiring has been replaced, all gauges, etc# work with the exception of the horn #the relay works so it is in the horn proper## There is a rear seat which has been redone as have the others# There is no rust and it leaks very little oil# The gas tank, fuel lines are new as is the radiator and hoses# There are many new parts and a receipt book comes with the vehicle# All window glass has been replaced as have the seals# The brakes are exceptional# There are no tool indents, that panel was replaced as were several other body panels when it was redone however the floor, tailgate, windshield, fenders, hood, grille and dash are origional# Standard rear hitch seems quite heavy duty#”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Hartshorne, OK $2500

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The column shift is gone, but the hubs and tool indents are there.

“For Sale is a great piece of Americana history. 1945 willys jeep w/ clear title. Comes with 2 transmitions, original motor wheels. Front tow hitch.Needs to be completely restored. CASH ONLY. Green Country Trader 9-one-8-three-5-one-nine-0-8-four”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/3408442565.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ *SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $29,000. It appears to have a column shift.

“This 1946 Willys Jeep, Ser. # 13241 has been totally restored to new condition and I have the old parts. It has no miles, I have taken to shows on a trailer. I am 78 and get my kicks from building/restoring, not driving. I will sell or trade for a newer model Wrangler or Rubicon, V/6, auto with low miles of like value.”

 

 
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Krage Motor Sports Auction Savannah, TN Sat. Nov 17

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Bentley gave us a heads up on this.  There is a CJ-3B in parts, a CJ-2a, a VEC CJ-2A (mistakenly identified by the auctioneer as a military jeep), and a ton of parts and tools.  The VEC is particularly interesting as it appears to have full floating hubs, so it might be very VEC.

“SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 10AM SALE HELD AT SHOP 18570 HWY 69 SOUTH, (FLORENCE HWY) SAVANNAH, TN, 38372.

DUE TO THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF MR. KRAGE, TONY NEILL HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED TO SELL ALL THE SHOP AND MECHANIC TOOLS, 1000’S OF NEW AND USED JEEP BODY AND MECHANICAL PARTS, A 1984 JEEP SCRAMBLER (BODY RESTORED), A MILTARY WILLYS (BODY RESTORED), AND 2 OLDER WILLYS JEEPS. THE KRAGE MOTORSPORT BUSINESS IS NATIONALLY KNOWN FOR THEIR INVENTORY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE RESTORING OF JEEPS. WE WILL BE SELLING MANY HARD TO FIND AND RARE BODY PARTS FOR THESE VERY COLLECTABLE WILLYS JEEPS. VISIT WWW.TONYNEILL.COM OF CALL TONY AT 731-926-3133 FOR LIST, PICTURES AND UPDATES CONCERNING THIS AUCTION.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Wichita, KS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

This had a V8 swap in it. It has very early data plates, which suggests it was a VEC.  It also has the tool indents. I can’t tell if it has a column shift still or not. It has the square washers on the windshield.

“i have a 46 willys jeep project. to many projects need to sell. it had a sb chevy in it. no titel bill of sale. i do have the engine that was in it but it was locked up . 1200 obo”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Perry, OH $3975

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Bob just forwarded this link.  Here’s a column shift, dual PTO, CJ-2A with a post hole digger and a bed extender. It look slike there is a little rust, but doesn’t look too bad. This may have some early Cutlas hubs, too (I can’t quite tell).

“this is a good running CJ2A willys. the original Jeep
starts every time
3 speed on the column
tires are like new.
back seat along with the extras are in storage. i can get pictures of those soon.
has some rust but a good starter project. hood, tailgate and windshield frame are all fairly clean.
also comes with a post hole digger and bed extender
the accessories are PTO driven and the PTO works
the winch is also run from the PTO
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or can be seen at:
Johnson Motors,Inc.
3034 LIncolnway E.
Massillon, OH 44646”

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/ctd/3379415359.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Roswell, NM $1000

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/26/2012) This has a VEC CJ-2a data plate.

“No title. Will do bill of sale. 575-942-9926

http://roswell.craigslist.org/cto/3371249184.html

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Minneapolis, MN $6000

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This looks like a good restoration project.

“This is a super early 1945 cj2A first year of the civilian jeeps. This is serial # 10207 or the 207th civilian jeep ever made. There are only a few known with an earlier number. Vehicle is numbers matching engine, frame and data tags. Was switched to a cain shifter but I have the correct side shifter transmission and column shift steering column. I bought it a few years ago drove it off the transport and have stored it since. I am not able to find the time to restore this as it should be.

The good:
It is solid. Numbers correct and very early. Only the first couple of hundred had no data tag on the firewall and an extra tab on the rear soft top bow storage bracket. The engine was gone through right before I bought it and it does not need to be rebuild it is in good condition. I have turned it over every few months the past couple years but have not started it. It ran perfect when taken off the trailer.

The bad:
The only rust I can see is in the driver side step. It clearly needs to be restored but nearly everything is there and correct. The only things I know it to need are the horn, and solid wheels. I may have the seat. Has no brakes they would need parts.

I do have extra parts that are not included in the price but I can help source anything if you need the help.

Vehicle is sold as is. It is a fair price for a very early project. It is a really nice start since so much is there and correct and the body is solid. Rust and needing rare parts cost a lot of money!

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http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/3364406281.html

 

 

 

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Isanti, Mn **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2450.

(05/15/2012) The rear on this is very unusual.  The S/N is only 19370.  The tool indents appear in good shape.

“Original motor converted to 12V. Runs good,stored in garage 30 plus years. Have full steel doors. S/N 19370. ”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Edwardsville, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $6000.

Put  back on the original wheels, and this would look pretty stock.

“A true barn find! I got this off the original owners granddaughter. Was always stored indoors. It runs and drives great. Have the original wheels too. All new paint, weather stripping, gauges, 12V electrical, tires and wheels new, 134 motor. Everyone loves this from kids to the old guys. A real classic. $8,000.00 OBO May trade for 2000 or newer HD Fatboy”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

There’s still value here, despite the lunatic who modified the back.

“One of the very first of the civilian Jeeps produced after the end of World War II. The column shift was Willys attempt to break away from the military era and appeal as a everyday driver. This does run and everything mechanically functions. All stock with original running gear. L-head 134 engine, t-90 trans, and model 18 transfer case. This was however the victim of a lunatic that started to fix a little rust in the tub and ended up cutting the rear of the tub up. I have another tub to go with it. Front sheet metal is in good condition and the 2A flip-out windshield frame is in very good shape. This is a great project that is worth restoring.”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Idaho **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  This popped up for sale last night for only $800!  I knew it would go quickly, so I notified an Idaho reader about it late last night.  He called this morning (first person to call) and had a deal worked out to pick it up tomorrow.  The reader called at lunch to ask an additional question, only to learn the seller sold it out from underneath him to someone else.  I hope the buyer knows what they got.

The serial number (verified by a photo that I didn’t download) was #10300.

“This is a very early 1945 Willys CJ2A Jeep. The VIN is 10300 which makes it number 300!! Transmission is froze-up. Would be a great project.”