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1946 CJ-2A Elliottsburg, Pa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Price was $3000.

(06/14/2011)   “I have a 46 CJ2A column shift for sale. Jeep has PTO with flat belt drive. S/N 16965. I really hate to part with this jeep but it’s time.  It does need some work.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

This looks in good shape.

“This is a VEC very early 1946 Willys CJ2A 170## . It has the 4 cyl flathead that runs very well. I also has the early 3 speed coulmn shift tranny that shifts fine. Has a like new Best Top soft top with doors.. It has the original 6 volt system and will need a new battery. It has a M38 military windshield .. The tires hold air and have plenty of tread.. Come with a Ohio Title… All in all this is a very nice complete jeep that has sat in my shed for a few years”

 
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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Milford, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

Lots of rust on this rig.  This looks like it might have tool indents.

“Rough condition, no seats, non running engine. Restoration or parts.”

 

 
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1945 CJ-2A? VEC? Wilton, Ca $7500

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No pics provided.

“1945 Willys Jeep 4x 4. Good condition. Parked inside. Serial Number Plates are still attached to the glovebox. Email if you would like pictures.”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2454234680.html

 
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1945 CJ-2A Wolfeboro, NH $4500

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UPDATE:  Price now $4500.

(06/06/2011) “This is a rare jeep. only 1800 made in 1945. This is # 277 . The body # is correct. It has the tool indents. Square Windsheild washers, Column shift transmission. It runs and drives. Serious interest call 603-651-8686”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/2421980201.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Lexington, Ma $3000

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This sounds worth a look.

“Everything is original including tan paint and orange rims with black stripes. Canvas top and doors show wear. Body is reasonable with some rust. Needs fuel pump, brake job, etc. Has a new gas tank. Power takeoff (PTO), tow bar and front weights. Column shift, 2 lower speeds (over & under). 4 cylinders. Runs but not drivable on public roads. All serial numbers match. Service manual. Clean & clear title. Has always been in our family. 30,714 miles. Sold ‘As Is’ with no warranty. Can be viewed in Lexington. Will be sold in ten days. Best offer OVER $3,000. Call 617-538-9317 for more information.”

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/2410070060.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Laveen, Az $1000

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This is a column shift and it runs!

“CJ2A ,3 speed on the tree, 4 cylinder, 4×4, 4×1 gear ratio,dana 44, RUNS !! $1,000.00 OBO CALL 602-237-2954”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/2375804641.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Central Nebraska $2800

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That appears to be a VEC body.

“For sale a 1948 Willys Jeep. V6 buick engine, Automatic Transmission. 33X12.5 BFG All Terrain tires in good shape. Used for work around the farm. Four wheel drive works good, Hi/Low transfer case. Heavy duty bumpers front and rear, with rear receiver hitch. Front disc brakes only, rear brakes do not exist. Fun vehicle to drive. Email or call 402-two 6 nine-five 6 zero 1.”

http://grandisland.craigslist.org/cto/2368856715.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Savannah, Tn eBay

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I suspect the VIN on this is just under 30,000?  I’m a little surprised that both the dataplates and the vin plates are missing.  I also think those are the ford rims that don’t have the proper center size.

“This Jeep is truly a barn find. The body is in great condition and the chassis needs building. Theres only minimal rust but the engine is probably locked up. The transmission shifts and it does roll. I bought it to put the body on a chassis that I had rebuilt. This Jeep has the rare column shift that shifts fine. Floorboards are good, frame is good but it just needs alot of attention. I just dont have time to finish my project. Title in hand. Been in a barn all its life till I bought it. Its been in a warehouse since.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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VEC CJ-2A Tub Kennewick, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300

“This is a Very Early Civilian Jeep tub.(VEC).This has the indents for shovel and ax.Needs floor.Outside sheetmetal and firewall in great shape.”


 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A West Jordan, Ut $4200

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Brett spotted this one.  I like it.   Fortunately, he wants to sell it to serious restorers.

“This is what’s known as a VEC (very early civilian) CJ2A vin 21766 and has many unique characteristics. It is column shift, has the tool indents in the side panel, and five solid rims. This is an extremely nice, very original example that was sitting in a storage container in the Nevada desert for years. Very straight, nearly rust-free body, original keyed coil, door sockets (and door frames), gauges, wheels, etc. Mileage shows 81,079. It would be considered a project vehicle as I never tried to get it running, but appears a relatively simple restoration. It rolls very easily, steering is tight, and I’d bet with a battery, gas, and TLC it would fire up. It’s missing a couple things and needs some repair, but is remarkable for a 65 year old vehicle. The previous owner began a “restoration” and painted the windshield frame and hood but they should be re-done correctly. Selling to put time and money into an earlier 2A recently acquired. Many more photos available. Serious, restoration inquiries only please. Title in hand. Thanks!”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=15277609&cat=&lpid=&search=willys

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Cleveland, Oh $29,000

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(11/30/2010) Bob spotted this really nice original restoration.  I’d like to see some better pics.  I also really like the color scheme.  I do have a couple minor, really minor detail questions pertaining to originality.  Wouldn’t the bezels have been painting the body paint color (though I think they look better in black)? Also, wouldn’t the rear bumper have had the dropped PTO connector angle (though I like the looks of the bumper that was installed on this)?

“Early production column-shift model 20670.
Ground-up restoration to original condition. The jeep has the original 134 cid in line 4-cylinder engine, column-shift T90 3-speed manual transmission and transfer case. Every piece on this classic Jeep has been disassembled, media blasted and rebuild, reconditioned, or replaced to achieve its as new condition. This Willys has been finished in the correct Harvest Tan color with the corresponding orange wheels. For more information and pictures contact 216-502-1846.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2319759294.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Owings Mills, Md $17,000

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Is that just rope around the front bumper?

“1946′ Historic jeep with a New motor just installed 6 months ago. New tires, New paint job paid $4500. Adult owned an all original plus I’m a Master Mechanic and did lots of the work myself .Serious buyers only please. THIS JEEP TURNS HEADS EVERYWHERE, I GO???? Call 443-516-3209.”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2308776009.html

 
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2 1946 CJ-2As (1 VEC) Pembine, Wi $5500

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(02/02/2010) Both Jeeps appear complete.

“(2) CJ2A 1946 Willys Jeeps For Sale (Flathead 4 cylinder) $ 5,500 OBO for both jeeps along with many miscellaneous parts. 1 jeep has shifting on the column and the other has a 3 speed on the floor. Both jeeps are currently being stored in Northeastern Wisconsin (Pembine). They have been stored and not ran or driven for 6 years. Both jeeps are in good condition. For more information, call Brian at 262-786-8652, 414-559-3799 (or leave a message on answering machine). Pictures can be seen at the following site: http://rides.webshots.com/album/561793577IpceSk”

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/2298709015.html

Here is the first CJ-2A.  It appears to be a non VEC.

Here are pics of the 2nd CJ-2A which is a VEC.

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A McCall, ID **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(09/12/2010) This seller sounds like he has a couple jeeps. Last year he drove back a ’46 CJ-2A from Oakdale to Winnemucca (when it stopped running).

“Selling 1945 willys jeep CJ2a. Last fall put on new tires, seat covers, correct muffler and hardware.Original items: Military style steering wheel, horn, oil filter, windshield tiltout hinges, and military rearend. Has correct windshield fold down wingnuts, vaccum wiper, passenger manual wiper, oil filter, spare tire mount, tailgate chains and Original oak blocks on hood. Frame solid, battery tray in good shape, has generator shield, master cylinder shield and working parking brake. All lights work, including dash light. Engine # 11594, located  on right side of block behind oil filter, Body #1428, taigate #1428, serial # 11325, on dash and frame. tags on firewall missing because of, you know what, heater mod. and differentials I can make out date 45. Column shift missing and floor shift installed. T- 84 trans was used, which pretty much makes this a full WW-II chassis.”

Milleage is 66,900. After being around this jeep, I believe it to be original. Thats my guess, it may not be. Original color paster green, autumn yellow rims. Engine does smoke a little, It’s a WW-II smoke screen option, LOL. Floors solid, a little rot on bottom of hat channels ( very minimal) Steps are solid and hold when stepped on. Any questions please ask and left room for more pictures if there’s something you want to see. This jeep has ‘nt been restored, it’s in its original shape after 65 years. Thanks.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or eBay

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Here’s a VEC #12110 that’s been militarized and ‘stickized’.

“This is a complete frame-off “down to bare metal” restoration of a VEC CJ2A Willys Jeep, S/N 12110.  A jeep restored like this by a shop would cost well over $40,000 counting all the hours of “love” that went into the project. We took great care to ensure this jeep (which was manufactured on the same line as the last military jeeps) maintained as many original components as possible.  Restoration began in December 2009 and we just completed it in August of 2010.  You can see by the Buy It Now price that my reserve is between the starting price and the BuyItNow.

The original content of this jeep is about 95%.  The jeep has the original (although converted to stick) column shift transmission.  Everything on this jeep is completely restored or rebuilt.  Please see pictures. We have many more pictures of the project from start to end.  We have all receipts and documents and research and will provide a detailed book of the restoration process, all receipts and history of this particular jeep.  The numbers on the hood are referenced from the Military database for this VIN number.  Note that prior to our purchase of this restoration project, this jeep had the Leaf Springs replaced and also the Shackles were changed to a modern version by the prior owner. ….”

View all the info or contact the seller via eBay

 
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2 Flatties (one has a VEC body) Monticello, Fl **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Was $600. **SOLD**

(08/20/2010) There may be some value here.

“I have two Jeep CJ2A’s (?) that need to go to a good home. One is restorable and the other one is for parts. NEITHER OF THESE TWO JEEPS CURRENTLY RUN. Once again…..they DO NOT RUN. They need to be gone by the end of January or I will be forced to crush them for scrap. If you want them, please let me know. $800 cash for BOTH of them. I DO NOT have a title for EITHER one. Radiator and starter has been rebuilt for the green one so that I could pin point the engine noise in it which was a bad rod bearing. If you need more pictures, I will send them. If you want to call me, EMAIL me and I will give you my phone number. Better hurry because I need them to GO!!!! I think I hear the Jeep crusher coming now”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Gilbert, Az **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400

(10/28/2010) It sounds like the seller will take less.  Make an offer.

“New Engine(engine runs great), Rebuilt Chassis & Drivetrain. Just needs body work and paint. Come look at it and MAKE AN OFFER. All parts for vehicle go with vehicle. Everything is original except the rancho 2″ lift springs. Also have hard tops for sale. Time to get rid of Projects unfortunantly. ”

 


 
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1942 MB Slat Grille Sun City, Tx $20,000

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Looks nice. It is a no glove box MB.

“¼ ton 4 WD General Purpose Truck by Willys
LATER KNOWN AS A “JEEP”

Original, numbers matching 4 cylinder 60hp, 134ci L-head (Go-Devil) engine. Early SLAT GRILLS had no glove box, they had a round muffler, oil bath air cleaner and filter, rubber hood bumpers, solid wheels, three bolts spare tire carrier, no blackout driving lamps, no gas can holder, makers name was embossed on the rear panel and a slat grill on the Willys. As noted by the S/N the Jeep is an all original slat grill. The air filter is original to the jeep and is known as an oil bath air cleaner. The frame and body parts are all original (I have pictures available upon request).

The wheels are not “Combat Wheels”, but civilian wheels. Combat wheels were “Not of Issue” on prototype Jeeps. The reason being Willys also made cars prior to “¼ ton utility trucks” standards set by the US Government. To meet the demands of the government contract, they had to bid the entire Jeep under $400.00 a unit and in order to stay under budget; they sold themselves Willys automobile wheels in the very early production (VEP JEEP) versions.

Jeeps were notorious for not stopping very well, so I used 1954 Ford brake drums and pads to make them safer on the street and in parades.

I also converted the original voltage regulator/electrical system to a modern day 12 volt electronic ignition system for added dependability. The early Slat grill had no spare tire holder or exterior gas can.

Only 200 slat grills are estimated to have survived through 2006, according to Army Motors, the official magazine of the Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc.

The last Willys Slat Grill was S/N 125807, this is S/N 124833 and was delivered to the US Army on March 5, 1942. Full restoration was completed 2009 and she has appeared at hanger dances, parades, Veteran’s Day events, air shows, USO shows. It is a show vehicle, not a ramble through the brambles and the bushes jeep. It is “period correct” complete with 48 star flag, all canvas top, shovel and axe attached to side, and a copy of a M1 automatic carbine for the dash. I’d challenge any potential buyer to find another Jeep in such good shape, with all the parts present and as nice as this one. If it were perfect, it would sell in the neighborhood of $40,000 just like the Barrett-Jackson Jeep did last month.
$20,000 (Sun City, TX)
Contact Mark Atkinson at (512) 864-3998 or cell (512) 560-5067”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/2210964032.html

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Mukwonago, Wi **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Here’s a VEC #11500 for sale over at the CJ2A Page (Thanks Bill).

This Jeep has no title.  The transmission was switched to a later floor shift version.  The transfer case may, or may not be original, the early style 4-rib park brake drum is present.
The engine is not the original chain engine, but it is a low serial number CJ-2A 33843, it looks like an early 1946 engine in it.

Click on the link to the CJ-2A Page Forum to see all the info and images

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cedar Park, Tx $3500 + trailer

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UPDATE: Mike notes in the comments that the pintle hitch was an option for the CJ-2As and bolts right up.  So, this could be a CJ-2A frame with a pintle.

The serial number suggests this is a little late to be a VEC CJ-2A.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A (VEC- very early civilian) SN#76584. Kept in garage. Not working but small repairs required. Trailer included”

http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/2183562157.html

 
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1945 CJ-2A Canyon Lake, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500

(07/23/2010) I don’t see any indications this is a VEC, but it’s in good shape.

“1945 WILLYS JEEP CJ2A . SMALL BLOCK CHEVY, VERY CLEAN, RANCHO SUSPENSION. WARN OVERDRIVE. MUST SEE!!”

 
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1945 VEC? CJ-2A Grand Rapids, Mi $1200

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I don’t see indents, but it has a column shift.  The SN# 10928.

“1945 Willys Jeep with snow plow; Runs OK but Drives poor, needs to be completely restored, not road worthy. 4X4 works. This is an early column shift Willys. Production number is 10928, this willys will be worth more once restored because of the low number. Comes with some new steering parts that need to be installed. Michigan title.”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/2144071267.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Lakeland, Fl **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD*** to an eWillys reader.

(05/31/09) Looks nice enough.

“Willys 1946 CJ2A, rare early, column shift, excellent condition, mechanically sound, body needs paint, everything works, fun to drive.”

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1948? (VEC?) CJ-2A Glasgow, KY **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000.

Listed as a 1948 Jeepster, this is neither a 1948 nor a Jeepster.

“1948 Willys Jeepster  This classic has 4cyl, motor, good transmission, get two jeeps for the price of one, Good Project, Rare Find. This Sharp Classic Priced to sell $ 1,000.00.”

The 2nd jeep: