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1946 VEC CJ-2A Brockdale, CA $4750


Doesn’t run.

“Was going to rebuild motor (cranks over but just not enough compression to fire) and restore this gem…..but health issues come first…recently had purchased $1,500.00 -2,000.00 of new parts, most are still in boxes, to many to list ….call with any questions…this one will go fast so be the first !”


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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Dublin, CA $400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $400.

(09/29/2017) Appears to have a VEC body.

“1941 Jeep Willy body, axle and tires. Has windshield and replacement grill but has rare grill on the body. No engine or transmission. Needs lots of work but a great start for a project because it has all original parts on it right now. Pick up only, no drop off.”


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This VEC has full floaters and the early windshield.

“Decent condition 1946 Willy’s Jeep. 3 speed manual transmission. Lots of original parts still on this Jeep.. brakes go to the floor. Will turn over but needs carb rebuilt. Not running at the moment. Needs to be trailered. Don’t have the time or money to put into it right now.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Gilbert, AZ eBay


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(02/13/2018) Lots of original jeep here. Quite a few holes in the dash. There are other changes as well that the seller acknowledges.

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“This is a very early production, perhaps the very first few civilian jeeps( CJ2A ) that rolled out after the war.

Originally column shift with all linkages in place needing only the shift stalk to take it back to original arrangement.

These very early productions after the war for civilian use were installed with the same body as the MB’s except for the modification of a tail gate, side filling neck gas tank, spare side mounted and windshield with WILLYS on it.

A rare find as this jeep was delivered in Arizona and has remained here since then with one family as stated by the family from whom I bought the vehicle. Last registered in 1970’s and then put away in storage.

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Lawrenceville, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Will need some body repair.

“I am selling a Very Early Production (rare) CJ2A Column Shift. I bought this with the intent to restore it. Well, we are moving and i don’t have the time or the money. It is in great shape, but has rust in the bottom of the tool box under the passenger seat where most Willys rust. The Body, Frame & Transmission are all original, numbers matching, however the engine is out of a later model, and has a crack in the block below the distributor that needs to be welding up.”


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VEC CJ-2A Body Spokane, WA $200


No pics provided.

“Early cj2a body with military indents. Very early production. Does not come with windshield. Contact us for other Willy’s Jeep, and Farmall parts.”

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1948? VEC CJ-2A Lewistown, MT $2500


It’s listed as a 1948, it’s got indents. It could be a VEC. That may be a CJ-5 halftop.

“1948 ish willys jeep all original exept the carb, doesn’t run at the moment but everything is there, pto, half can with doors and leather seats(not pictured). Would be a great restore project. No title but will sell with Bill of sale .2500 or best offer”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Puyallup, WA $8250


This has full floaters in the rear.×4/6524634563.html

“1946 Willy 4X4. Body from frame and painted.4 cylinder 3 speed Colum shift.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Redondo Beach, CA $9000


UPDATE: The price has been dropped to $9000. I swear there was a serial number of 34043 listed, but if it was there, it is no longer there now.

The serial number of 34043 is a bit late for indents. Given the flat plate over the tranny, this may have been a column shift.

“1946 willys CJ2A
1948 windshield
Front tire lock hubs
Starts right up and ready to go.
Needs a little work but not much at all.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Green Fork, IN $5500


This probably should be a column shift.

“All original except motor. Ran last year, but brake lines blew. Ready for someone with money, and time to restore history”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Essex Junction, VT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

Travis shared this one. It includes a variety of replacement body panels.

“For sale 1946 Willys CJ2A . This is an early version with a column shift transmission and military MB tool indents. Has been in storage for many years and is indeed of restoration. This Jeep is in original condition and will be sold with body replacement panels shown in the pics. All body panels were made in Maine at Jeep Parts Plus and not over seas. These early Jeeps have developed a following and like many other small 4x4s are becoming very desirable and hard to find.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It’s a column shift with indents (top indent at least) so likely a VEC CJ-2A. Body is rough, though has been patched in places. You don’t often see just one part time hub. I’d check to make sure the left front axle and/or front R&P doesn’t have some issue.

“I was told by the heirs that this was a 1948 Willys Jeep, I do not have a title, so I am unsure , there is a long number on the engine, that could lend a clue. This is a 3 speed standard trans, on the column, with two shift levers on the floor, it rolls easy, and the linkage is all free to the trans and transfer case. The odometer reads 38k miles, what you see is what I have, there are no extra parts, engine is complete, radiator and all parts in engine compartment intact.
Serious only, I’m sure the parts are hard to find for this vintage , possibly a 1947 Willys Jeep, Convertible,
the frame is good, rears are complete, and has locking hub on the front left wheel , under the paint is was a medium green when new.”





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1945 Early 2A Press Photo on eBay

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Another introductory press photo of the CJ-2A.

“This Press photo measures 8×10 inches. Date 7-20-1945.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Whittier, CA $14,500


This was the seller’s father’s jeep and he admits he doesn’t know a lot about it. Seller seems convinced it’s a WWII jeep. It is a nice example of an early 2A jeep, though strangely it doesn’t have tool indents (#24566)

“Now is your chance to finally own a World War 2 Army Jeep! A great addition to any collection, this one was used by a VIP at the Estrella Warbird Museum in Paso Robles, CA until my Dad bought it 6 years ago. What makes this Jeep different is that it has a working siren and flashing amber light in the rear – great for parades and car shows. It also has a column shifter which is rare on these models.

Here is what else it has:
• Period correct WWII patinaed paint, canvas top and upholstery.
• Period correct tires.
• Appears to be original body, hood, floors – oh, the stories they could tell.
• Oil pan with skid plate.
• Authentic M-1 rifle holder with reproduction rifle.
• Shovel, axe, jerry can, portable water canteen and a mortar canister (just in case).
• Hand grenade shift knob.
• New brakes, drums and brake lines.
• New carburetor, battery and shocks.
• Lockable storage compartment under passenger seat.
• CA registered 1946 license plate.
• Runs and drives great. Gauges work, lights works, hubs lock.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to see the car. The car is located in Whittier, CA and is listed for sale locally so we reserve the right to sell it prior to the auction ending. This is a used car sold as is and where is and as such there are no warranties expressed or implied. You are encouraged to inspect the car in person or hire a service prior to buying it. This was my Dad’s car and he passed away so I am only telling you the information to the best of my knowledge.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC Gilbert, AZ $4300


This has an early windshield. It also has a floor shift, though the pics don’t show if it was once a column shift or not.

“This is a very very early civilian jeep, perhaps the very first few that rolled off after the war as it still has the MB body. Originally came with the rare column shift but later converted to stick on floor. All original drive train. Starts right up but needs restoration. Body is very solid with some bondo. Original Arizona vehicle last licensed in 1970. A great project that can be worth getting into. Serious enthusiasts only please.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Wynnewood, PA $1500


It’s a column shift (#22818)

“Early flat-fender jeep with rare column shift. Body rough. Engine hasn’t been run in years but appears intact and functional. Basis for a good project for someone with skill and a passion for a real collectible. Comes with extra frame.”


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Early CJ-2A Windshield Trout Lake, OR $150


It will need some work, but it appears to be an early windshield.

“Will fit Jeep Willys CJ2A. Not the best Condition, but still very usable. If you are a welder you can replace the sheet metal fairly easy, or just run it the way it is!
Has a windshield wiper and motor. Has cracked glass installed. Has the cowl to frame weatherstrip installed. A great option for your wheeler!”



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1945 VEC CJ-2A Madison, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

“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 VEC CJ-2A Luray, VA $1200


Needs work. Has indents, a column shifter, and the wrong windshield.

“This Jeep is rusted and rough but has many good parts and could be restored it does have a clear title”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Project Lake Tahoe, CA $2000


Has potential. Seller does not want to ship.

“1946 CJ2A with Chevy 265 bored to 289, 2 barrel carb. Has not worked since 1991. In its day it had gone through the Rubicon several times. Needs much work, understatement.
Look forward to hearing from you BUT not the people who ask me to save it for you , will send more money than its worth, need it shipped across the country, can’t communicate because your in another country and do not know the basics of english. You people can take a long walk off a sort pier but you probably do not understand what I just typed, Right!
This jeep has a old history in south shore. Our family would love to see it on the road again.”


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1946 CJ-2A Wichita, KS $12,500


Has a VEC body.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A. 12 volt electrical system. 4 cylinder flat head. 4 wheel drive. Mostly original.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Green’s Fork, IN $5500


Needs some work.

“Restore a part of history. The first year run of civilian owned Willy’s Jeep. Have been garage since mid 80’s. Last time plated 93. Not original motor, but was running about a year ago. Everything else is original. Needs brake lines.”


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1946 CJ-2A Nuevo, CA $2500


Seller lists this as a 1952, but the indents, body, and frame suggest this is a 1946 CJ-2A.

“50s jeep Willie’s complete jeep needs a bearing done in the motor I don’t have the time to finish the project, tires hold air jeep is all there and original.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Sparta, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

It’s a got tool indents.

“1946 Willys CJ2A. This is an early 2A with the tool indentations still on the drivers side. This one would have been a column shift. It has everything except for drivetrain and seats. I bought this willys with a Chevy 153 in it and drove great so I know the axles and all that are good. I was going to put a small block chevy into it but never got around it. The body has been repaired in a number of spots. Most of the floor is new steel. This would be a great offroad wheeling project for the winter.”



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1946 VEC CJ-2A Belding, MI $4200


This may be a fairly early VEC. Had a column shift, has tool indents, and has the squares on the windshield.

“1946 willys, as far as I know all original. Ran great up till we stored it in pole barn, some 10 or more years ago. Has a fuel pump issue now. Got good tires, (not original). Its been sitting in pole barn and needs a new home.”