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

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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.”

View all the information on eBay

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

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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.”

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/6464737082.html

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1946 CJ-2A VEC Gilbert, AZ $4300

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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.”

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/1946-jeep-willys-cj2a-vej/6444853846.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Wynnewood, PA $1500

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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.”

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-1946-cj-2a/6433224181.html

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

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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!”

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/pts/d/willys-cj2a-windshield/6414375604.html

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

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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

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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”

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep/6423011157.html
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Project Lake Tahoe, CA $2000

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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.”

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/46-willys-flat-fender/6421254910.html

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

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Has a VEC body.

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

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep/6384507288.html

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

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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.”

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/restore-history-46-willys-jeep/6361076251.html

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1946 CJ-2A Nuevo, CA $2500

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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.”

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/50s-jeep-willies/6370838662.html

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

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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

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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.”

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep/6344334257.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Sequin, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

This still has the column shift and a rear PTO. There’s a little patching on the driver’s side.

“CJ2A with working PTO, column shift, rebuild trans, soft top, spare tire rack and extra rims! Runs great!”

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

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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”

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-jeep-cj2a/6313760130.html

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

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UPDATE **SOLD** Was $5400.

(09/21/2017) Has updated engine.

“283 V-8
3 Speed Transmission with Warren Overdrive
Salanual Manual Steering
Rear Axles Release for Towing
Skit Plates
‘Best’ Cloth Top – 1 Yr Old
½ Roll Bar
Front Tow Bar
1050 x 15 Tires
All Gauges Work
Horn and Blinkers
Bucket Seats w/Seat Belts
New Fluids and Tune Up
Clear Title”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Randle, WA $6000

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Has a few updates.

“46 Flat Fender Willy’s. All original. Good tires. Roll bar. Has doors but canopy got ruined. $6000 obo”

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/46-flat-fender-willys/6318158956.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Flourtown, PA $10,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000

(05/09/2017) Craig spotted this nice looking VEC.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A very early civilian column shift VIN 28537
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VEC Jeep
Civilian model, not military MB WWII Jeep
Completely rebuilt in 2010, including new body (tub costs over $2000 alone without hood, front fenders, grill, windshield frame, etc.), rebuilt engine (new pistons, rings, water pump, oil pump, etc.), transmission, transfer case and axles – like getting a “new” 1946 Jeep for much less than it would cost you to buy the parts and pay the labor to build it – and, to top it off, it is a coveted VEC model, too! Nice enough that you could run it in a parade or take it to a show, but not so nice that you’d be afraid of using it!
94,703 miles.
Pennsylvania antique registration.”

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-cj-2a-very-early/6300650694.html

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Winona, MN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3650.

(06/13/2017) Here’s an early jeep. It’s been converted to a floor shift, but the original steering column appears to be there.

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“If you’re looking for a true American icon that is in very restorable condition this could be for you. The Willys CJ2A “Jeep” was the first jeep made available to the public in numbers after it became the vehicle so widely loved by the allies during WWII. The 1945 model is the first born of the civilian jeep family and began the civilian lineage for ALL the jeeps that followed. There were 1824 units produced for the 1945 model year. It appears as though there are 40+ units registered in the “CJ2A Page” webpage forum so it is a very rare beast. This one was originally pasture green. The body tub and tailgate ACM #’s are 2122.

The body and frame tags are in the correct positions so I assume them to be correct. The engine S/N is 11725-B. It runs well. Compression runs from a high of 88 psi on #3 to 70 psi on #2. Oil pressure is 20 psi at idle to 40+. The original column shift linkage is gone but the transmission still retains the side shift attachment points. I do have the correct, restorable transmission, column and transfer case with E-brake to return this Jeep to the original column shift/drivetrain configuration. The clutch works well and it shifts nicely. The original transfer case was replaced by a later, larger diameter idler shaft style, which functions well. The rear axle appears to be date coded 9 18 45. I could not determine the date code on the front but it is the earlier style with bolt on control arms.
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Loomis, CA $3500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(07/11/2017) Has a variety of updates.

“1946 CJ2 with Chevy 283 V8, runs and drives good. Comes with removable tow bar. I bought to use on the farm, but now have a Gator. Priced for a quick sale. Clean title.”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/6297466169.html

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Marcellus, NY $950

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Not sure how much value is here.

“Willys jeep 46
Complete column shift with transmission
Engine not stuck.
Not running, rusty frame
Steering wheel nice.”

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-cj2a-46-column/6295954978.html

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1947? CJ-2A Poplar Bluff, MO Auction

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This will be auctioned Sept 27th. It’s listed as a ’47, but has full floating hubs and tool indents.It also appears to have the earliest CJ-2A serial number data plate on the left of the three dash plates. The plates themselves have been trimmed at the corners, then redrilled and pop riveted onto the dash. This could be a ’45.

“A good collectable and functional Willys Jeep from 1947 original sheet metal tires and runs good sale will end Sept 27, 2017 0n Auctiontime.com get it in time fro this Fall Deer Season drive it in 4th July Parades for more info call Rhodes Auction Services”

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6286200893.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A East moline, IL $6500

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Appears worth a look.

“Original 4 cylinder
3 speed on the tree
5 new tires
new brake lines
new radiator shroud”

https://quadcities.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willys-jeep/6288370091.html

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Easton, CT $4600

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4600.

(06/13/2017) This has a column shifter.

“ORIGINAL UNRESTORED CJ2A . RUNS AND DRIVES . COLUMN SHIFT , SIX VOLT , 16″ TIRES AND RIMS . ORIGINAL SEATS ! ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL ME , MIKE 203-268- FOUR 5 FOUR 7 NEW EXHAUST , TIRES , BRAKE LINES , GAS TANK AND TIE ROD ENDS . SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE ONLY .”

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/6254146324.html

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