Very Early 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep

Price: US $4,500.00 Item location: Peru, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: CJ-2A
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: N/A
  • Year: 1946
  • Mileage: 123,456
  • VIN: 15813
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: L4-134 “Go-Devil” Flathead 4-cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1946 Willys CJ-2A

This is a very early civilian (VEC) 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep in great running and driving condition. It is currently titled as a 1945, but I think it is a 1946 based on what I have read. However, the serial number tag in on the inside of the frame horn behind the bumper like the MB's.
See YouTube videos of a cold start and driving. Selling this for my parents.
Cold Start Video
Idling Video
Video Driving
I am not a Willysaficionado, but I will tell you as much as I know.
Title: Clear Indiana title. Not a salvage title.
The Good: Runs and drives really well. Starts easily. Has a new carb, but the original carb comes with it. The gas tank was replaced with a plastic tank, but the original steel tank comes with it. I believe the engine is from a 1938 (engine casting number 636953 W2). The cylinder head is correct for a CJ-2A (casting number 840181). I believe the rear axle is a Dana 41 with a 5.38 gear ratio. Seat belts have been installed to meet Indiana laws. My dad says it has the ability to add a rear PTO, but it just has the cover plate now. Has the axe and shovel indents below the driver's door like the MB's.
The Bad: The front floor pans have been replaced, and the support structures have rusted. They feel solid now, but it looks unprofessional underneath. The exterior body shell is wavy and dented, and it looks like the previous owner may have used some sheet metal riveted over the original panels with body filler on it. The metal piece underneath the windshield was replaced with a sheet metal piece, but the previous owner cut out and saved the stamped "Willys" from it and mounted it to the front bumper. The engine has the typical oil drip from the oil pan gasket. The steering column is from a modern vehicle, and I think the seats are from a 1969 Camaro. The paint is in poor condition. Radiator is not correct, and fan shroud is home made sheet metal. The Jeep will run hot it you push it too hard. The radiator needs to be bigger, the fan blade needs to be closer to the radiator, and a better fan shroud needs to be installed in order for it to cool better. Windshield is plexiglass.
The Fine Print: A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon purchase. The balance is due within 7 days. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars (cash), no exceptions. Title will be signed over and given to you when you pick up the Jeep. The Jeep must be removed within 7 days.