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1945 VEC CJ-2A Napa County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

The serial number suggests this is a 1945, but it should have full floaters.


“Back on the “Interwebs” due to Craigslist Flakes! Up for sale “Farm Fresh” Willys CJ2A “Flat Fender” Jeep. This is a very early, rust free, jeep. This is the first civilian production run of the famous CJ Jeep. The Jeep is a very low production number. The Jeep has a Buick V6 Dauntless motor (runs), dual exhaust, dual fuel tanks, headers, neat spare tire carrier, Dualmatic front hubs, Chevy tilt steering wheel. Jeep sold with a T90 transmission, but does not have a transfer case. The transmission and transfer case was pulled by the previous owner. This wouldn’t take much to get back on the trail. I have the original title and every repair receipt that was ever done to this jeep. This rig would be great for a full restoration, a vintage rock crawler, hunting rig, trail jeep, or summer grocery getter.”

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1945? VEC CJ-2A Pittsburgh, PA $7400


This looks to be an early one. Floating rear hubs, square windshield bow-holder-bolts, early head, indents …

“Original, Runs Good, New Tires”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Mead, WA $15,000


Listed as a 1947, this may be a VEC CJ-2A. The hood has been louvered.

“’47 CJ-2A. Garage kept, restored in ’97. This runs and sounds like a jeep. Flat head Willy’s engine with Carter 1 barrel carb. Manual and extra Carter carb included. I’ve had my fun with it, time to let someone else have it.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Marne, MI $1350


This has an early 2A tag. Unclear how much early 2A is still here, but it does have an early windshield.
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“1945 Jeep CJ-2A chassis
$1350 for the chassis
OR $1600 for ALL parts and accessories.

Complete list of parts:
– Chassis ($1350)
– Windshield ($250)
– Fenders ($200)
– Hood ($200)
– Grill ($250)
Items can be sold separately for the price listed in parenthesis ($)

Frame is solid! Dana 25 front and Dana 41 rear axles both spin, along with drive shafts. Transfer case shifts (front axle can engage), but needs a rebuild. Original engine seized, transmission doesn’t shift.

Frame was modified for an attachment like a plow at some point.

Bill of sale, no title.
Includes Dana axles, driveshafts, everything pictured. Will also include everything that came off the engine (generator, fan, water pump, head, etc).”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

(04/08/2021) This seems to be a pretty stock VEC, which is why the lack of bow holders surprises me. This is one of several CJ-2As that makes me wonder if it was possible to get a CJ-2A without bow holders on the side.

“If this ad is still up it’s still for sale. 1946 Willys VEC CJ2A #22085 has tool indents, still column shift, eay air cleaner, correct generator w/cast iron pulley, early smooth cyl head. Has all body & frame tags, clean title in my name. Motor is stuck (soaking with MMO currently). Trans & tcase shift & steering steers. Sheetmetal needs some love but imo is salvageable.”

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1946? VEC CJ-2A French Lick, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

Listed as a 1950, this looks to be a 1946 CJ-2A given the column shift and


“This is old Jeep it turns over with starter had compression of3 cylinders I put p b blaster in all cylinders could be stuck valve turns free has a rare 3 speed on colume it shifts all drive shafts are there frame is rusty”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Conway, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700.

Listed as a 1941, this has an early 1946 serial number (14891) (both dash and firewall plates). It also has the top driver’s side indent at the very least. It seems to have the top bows, too. The rear cargo area has been rebuilt.

“1941 willys jeep Orginal tires Orginal seats Canopy Windshield And everything’s pictures”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Arroyo Grande, CA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

It’s a project or parts.

“Flexible on price open to trades. Small block Chevy mounted to t90 trans (no clutch in currently), Dana 20 tcase, new frame horns (18”), plated frame from bumper to firewall w/ 1/4” steel. Unfinished project don’t have the time right now. Registration was just paid. I have a good bit of parts for it.”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Mesa, AZ $2500


It’s unclear from the pics how much VEC is left. The serial number is #15527.

“Non running. Have title.”

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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Oklahoma City, OK No Price


There’s no price on this and the pics aren’t very helpful, but the rear hubs suggest this could well be a 1945 CJ-2A. Also, the serial number appears to start with a “1”.

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1946 CJ-2A Katy, TX $7000


May have been a VEC.

“1946 CJ2A with a even fire Buick v6. Roll bar, removable steering wheel, full soft top, aluminum fuel cell. Needs the power steering gear rebuilt. I have a new steering gear on it but it doesn’t fit well. I have the old one in parts in a box. Clean title”

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1945? VEC CJ-2A Fire Jeep Berkey, OH Sealed Bid

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Jerry Huber confirmed that this is a 1945 VEC CJ-2A, serial number #11822. Jerry added, “That would place the body at the end of the 1945 production run. The Fire Dept. documents that they got it in the spring or summer of 1946, which is still possible with the time for the Darley Fire Conversion. There is also a story that the vehicle had a frame failure shortly after they got it from Darley and it was returned to the Willys Plant in Toledo where the frame was replaced with a heavier duty and reinforced unit. I have heard that story before but can’t verify although some one with more history on the unit may be able to confirm.”


Originally posted Mar 2, 2021: Listed as a 1947, this is likely a 1945 VEC CJ-2A. It’s got rear hubs, indents, early windshield, a column shift and (I think) the earliest “WILLYS” data plate. Bidding is allowed from March 1, 2021, though April 02, 2021.

“Public Notice – Richfield Township is placing the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus for sale via SEALED BID. Richfield Township is accepting SEALED BIDS for purchase of the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus from Monday 3/1/2021 through Friday 4/2/2021 at 4:00 PM. The vehicle is sold as is with no warranties or guarantees made of any kind. This vehicle has been garage stored and maintained throughout its lifetime with Berkey / Richfield Township Fire Department as the original and only owner. The vehicle is open to inspection Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The vehicle sale is subject to a minimum bid of $10,000. The bids will be opened on Monday 4/5/2021 and highest bid above the minimum sale amount will be awarded. Sealed Bids must be addressed to Fire Chief Keith Clonch at 11450 W. Sylvania Avenue, Berkey, Ohio 43504.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Benton, AR $12,000


Appears to have some Husky-style Allstate hubs.

“Awesome 1946 Willys CJ2A. This is a SOlID 75 year old Willys. Absolutely NO RUST on body or tub. Just finished restoring. This Willys is parade and show car quality. Has a CLEAN ARKANSAS TITLE. Starts right up and runs and drives great. 4 Wheel high and low. Good tires. Has 2 new seat belts. Might consider trading.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $4800


It’s a project.

“Flexible on price and open to trades looking for an old pickup or side by side. Here is my 1946 cj2a. I bought it about a year ago and it had a 170 Ford inline 6 with a t90 trans and Dana 18 tcase. It ran fine everything worked but I wanted more power and decided to try and swap a small block Chevy into it. I replaced both frame horns (18” piece of frame) and plated the frame with 1/4” steel back to the firewall. Welded in motor mounts from advanced adapters. The motor and t90 trans are bolted together but don’t have clutch in. What I think it needs to be finished is a flywheel and clutch kit, axles, and a few small things. Call me for lore info too much to list lots of extra parts.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Queens Creek, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

There looks to be value here. It’s got both the indents and the column shift.

“Selling my project Willys CJ2A. I’m just not going to have the time to get to restoring it. Former owner said it ran when parked but I haven’t spent any time on it other than putting in a starter to verify compression. This is a 3 speed on the column shift model.”

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, KS $3500


Does run at the moment. Has rear PTO gearbox and extra parts. Unclear if it is a VC or not. Also includes the drum attachment.

“1946 CJ2A Kansas title Dash, body, frame and ID tag serial numbers all match Not currently running. Head was removed due to gasket leak. Has rear PTO and belt drive attachment Good Spare engine block included also $3500 obo. For quick sale. Must sell.”

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4 Flatties Freeport, ME $3000


One of these is a VEC  and the other has a column shift with a rear PTO.

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“Several old Jeep Willys in various states of poor condition

CJ-2A has decent metal but is a project. Has rear PTO. Engine is free, oil in block. Gear box shifters move freely but transmission shifter does not. Tub needs work but is salvageable. Has original Willys seat, can sell seperate.

CJ-3A has Arctic Top, driver door is off but I have it. Engine is free, oil in block, fluid in radiator. Tub is shot.

One other rolling chassis with engine, also a CJ-3A I believe. There is another CJ-3a with front hood and sheet metal. Has engine but manifold is gone, open to weather likely no good.

Have at least one each Dana 25, 41 and 44 axles, with driveshafts attached that do spin. Three transmissions, two have gear box shifters that slide, gear shifters are seized.

Other miscellaneous parts.

$3000 or best offer for the whole lot. Willing to sell items or Willys separately. I can help load on your trailer with my tractor.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Madison, MS $15,000


Listed as a 1964, it appears this is a VEC CJ-2A.

“All original tops and doors three speed 1964 jeep”

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1946 VEC(?) CJ-2A Middle River, MD $3500


This lacks a title, but doesn’t lack potential.

“My CJ2A project, currently has no title, but I was in the process and will provide a bill of sale. Very good condition with not a lot of bad rot spots for its age. Ran not too long ago before I drained the fuel. Shifted and ran well, but it’s main issue is no brakes. The cylinders were bad and the lines may need replaced. Time for it is just one of those things I don’t have anymore sadly.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Palo Alto, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Nearly stock VEC #12683.

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“I’ve owned CJ-2A serial #12683 for a couple of years, and I enjoyed it. The serial number indicates this Jeep was built in the first few weeks after the end of World War 2, making it a “VEC” (very early civilian) Jeep. I think it would be better off with someone with the time to restore it.

Overall the Jeep is in good condition considering its age: it runs and drives fine, though the brakes pull to the left; I’ve checked the adjustment of the brakes, and it seems fine, so I’d recommend disassembling the front brakes completely to see what’s going on before driving it.

***You’ll need to tow it home unless you’re my neighbor. Tow bar is included.***

During my ownership, I fixed a few things:
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Year? VEC CJ-2A Marquette, MI $900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2020) Unclear what value is here. It’s listed as both a 1945 and a 1946. It could be early, as it has the early windshield squares.

“Jeep cj 2 a early 46”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Sleepy Eye, MN $20,000


This restored CJ-2A probably had indents. It still has the column shift.

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Vin: 26096 Condition: Excellent Cylinders: 4 Drive: 4 Wheel Drive Fuel: Gas Title: Clean Transmission: 3 speed manual on the column Engine: 4 cylinder flathead”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Willits, CA $9500


This VEC CJ-2A still has the column shift and is in pretty original condition. It runs and drives. Drive as is or restore. Includes parts for a rear PTO/gearbox.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A rare factory column shift “3 on the tree” Last of my father’s collection, runs drives on Non-0p it isn’t concourse condition in really good condition. True mileage unknown. Fuel tank treated. Lots of extra parts – PTO-top bows-side steps- 2 extra windshields and a lot more. Yes dash tags with Jeep.
$9500 firm”
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1947? VEC CJ-2A Fresno, CA $5500


Listed as a 1947, this appears to be a 1946 VEC CJ-2A. This has a BW overdrive. And, it might have the Hudson steering mod.

“1947 Willys CJ2A 4×4 Chevy 350 3 speed with Borg Warner Overdrive Clean title”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Walla Walla, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

(08/16/2020) This may well be a 1945 2A. Someone switched out the column shift and it an incorrect dash plate.

“Early 1945 cj2a runs and drives don’t have the time to put into it good restoration project message for more info”

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