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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 $7000

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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!”

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/wto/d/1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/6319752187.html

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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? VEC? CJ-2A Dublin, CA $600

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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.”

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/1941-jeep-willys/6314382102.html

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Loomis, CA $5400

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $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”

https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-cj2a-jeep/6322594930.html

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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
CJ2A
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 $3650

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $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.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale17/adm319/adm319.html

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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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1946 VEC CJ-2A Charlevoix, MI $9800

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Looks in good shape.

“1946 Willys Civilian Column Shift
Vin CJ2A-17062
Very good shape all original
Motor completely overhauled 3100 miles ago. Runs great.
New crank, rods, piston, and oil pump.
All professionally done
Minor body work and new paint job & years ago.
Upholstered front seats in black leather.
Been stored inside the last 20 years
Selling for my Grandpa.”

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willys-cj2a-jeep/6222602172.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Body Seven Points, TX $1800

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Needs some work. It’s #20399. Includes other items.

“Early 1946 CJ2A original tub with original Data plates and clear title cj2a20399 the tub does need a lot of work and the gusset number is there and correct for that vin number was a column shift jeep does have the axe and shovel indent in driver side. Does come with 4 16″ solid original wheels that are 4.5 inches wide. There are a lot of original parts that are still really good shape on this body”

https://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/pts/d/early-willys-cja-body-title/6217969759.html

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Norman, OK **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3000.

It’s a project.

“This is referred to as a Very Early CJ (VEC) Jeep. Serial number 10391, it was the 391st CJ ever made. Probably produced the second or third day they made CJ’s. (they started at serial number 10001 and they only made about 1800 of these 1945 model CJ’s.) It is partly disassembled and all the parts are there. The engine and trans are replacements. the original shifter was on the steering column and it has been replaced with floor shift. The motor does turn over and they sealed it up when they took some of the parts off, so it is not full of dirt dobbers and rust, probably rebuildable. The floor has rust holes around the reinforcement channels as is normal with these jeeps. Replacement parts are readily available. The other parts of the body are in good shape. Front fenders are very smooth, hood is straight and stiff, has the original windshield rests on it. Grill is excellent. Tub has side indents for shovel and pick, like war jeeps. Has the original Power Take Off on the rear with all shafts and shifter in place. 6-Volt starter and generator. one 6v wiper for driver side, manual for rider. Harrison Heater. Selectro locking hubs. full floating rear axle, like a war jeep. Tailgate is good. gas tank looks good. Side mount spare carrier is gone but I can throw one in on the deal.
Also included is a new draw bar for the rear and a replacement front bumper.
This would make a great tribute jeep in military style or a nice jeep CJ show/parade car. Or, put a 302 in it, lift it and put big tires on it and go to the river. or do a little brush hogging with the PTO attachment.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Penryn, CA $7500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(02/06/2017) 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”

https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/6206511976.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Gerber, CA $7995

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $7995

(08/15/2015) It appears to be a VEC.

“1946 willys jeep original stock cj 2a very nice condition always kept inside has full seat warn hubs transmission is three on tree call les.”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6195937444.html

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2 1946 VEC CJ-2As Randolph, VT $1250

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Some parts value here.

“2 1946 willy cj2a parts/project jeeps…#1 is an early ’46 parts jeep (stuck F-head)…rough shape with patched frame…has working column shift tranny + all column linkage intact…serial #15xxx on all 4 tags….tires are flat but will roll…horn shown in pic has been removed…#2 is an early ’46…fairly complete…body rough…indents…switched to floor shift…motor stuck…rolls…serial # 16xxx…$1250 for the pair…..Vermont doesn’t issue titles for older vehicles…sold with bill of sale…”

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/6194257430.html

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1945 Photo of CJ-2A Assembly Line on eBay

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Here’s a neat photo that includes VEC CJ-2As on the assembly line.

“This is an original press photo. The peacetime version of the Jeep is in volume production at the Willys-Overland plant here. Shown is a sub-assembly line where bodies get finishing touches. The company which expects a world wide market for the vehicles as a farm and industrial tractor, truck, mobile power unit and passenger conveyance plans to build 20,000 this year. Photo measures 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-26-1945.”

View all the information on eBay

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Santa Ynez, CA $2800

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Rear floating hubs, indents, column shift, squares on the windshield. Looks great for the price.

“1946 Willys Jeep, flathead 4 cyclinder engine, very rare 3 speed column shift, new upholstery, new leaf springs, new gas tank, needs brakes and battery, $2800 as is.”

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/6160671823.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Bradenton, FL $7500

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It’s #26475.

“For Sale: 1946 CJ2A.Jeep is Florida registered, street legal clean Florida title. This is a rare 3-speed model with the shifter on the tree. This is one of only 38,221 made. This CJ2a is #26475. Estimated manufacture date of March/ April 1946. Extensive rebuild from the frame up taking 5 months to complete. These has been 500 miles driven since the rebuild with original mileage at 48,932. This Jeep drives and works. This is not a show room jeep but good working order. ”

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/6150562087.html

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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Flagstaff, AZ $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/12/2017) Seller lists this as a 1945. Seller notes the body is custom. Based on the large number of CJ parts, it seems this may have been a CJ-2A, but I can’t be sure. Looks solid.

“I’M SELLING A COMPLETELY DONE WILLYS JEEP. THIS JEEP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. BELOW IS EVERYTHING DONE TO THE JEEP. THIS JEEP COULD NOT BE IN BETTER CONDITION. RUNS SMOOTH, SHIFTS PERFECTLY.

– BRAND NEW ENGINE WITH 300 MILES ON IT.
– REBUILT TRANSMISSION
– A NEW CUSTOM BODY
– NEW YELLOW PAINT
– 8,000 LB WARREN WENCH
– JERRY CAN AND BRACKET HOLDER
– TRAILER HITCH
– NEW TIRES WITH 300 MILES
– NEW TOP WITH DOORS
– DUST COVER
– NEW SEATS
– EXTRA 16″ WHEELS
– NEW FLOORS”

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/6111199530.html

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Ferndale, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

(04/25/2017) 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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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Salado, TX $1760

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1760.

It’s missing some items that would help identify it as a 1945 (tool indents, column shift, and correct windshield to name a few).

https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/6107636272.html

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“For Sale: 1945 CJ2A VEC; (“very early civilian” low sequence numbered chassis). Clear Texas Blue Title. Title matches the VIN tab on the firewall, which is also OEM, very clean, and legible.
No L134 flathead motor installed, L-head motor goes with the jeep, it is a complete motor, but it will need rebuild. Intake, exhaust, carb and alternator are still in the engine bay; all the components in the jeep go with the jeep.
T-90 Transmission has pristine internals, looks rebuilt, all four gears are pristine. T-3 transfer case and all linkage and brakes are complete and look very clean on the inside. Chassis is rolling on OEM 16 inch rims. Continue reading