1947 Willy's CJ2A CJ Jeep Original. Looks, Runs, and Drives Great Willys

Price: - Item location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: CJ2A
  • Year:1947
  • Mileage:11111
  • VIN:144776
  • Color:Silver
  • Number of cylinders:4
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1947 Willys CJ2A

Preparing to move and selling off a few toys. Please check my other auctions. All vehicles are registered with a clean and clear title in either mine or my wife'sname. Please keep in mind this Willy's is a 47. That makes it 72 years old. It was built in a totally different era and to totally different standards. Then on top of that it had a few lifetimes worth of owners. It will not drive like a new Camry or a BMW.
Having said that I feel this Jeep is in overall amazing running condition, looks great, and appears to have mostly original or period correct parts. The Jeep looks, runs, and drives great.
Mechanically the Jeep is amazing shape. I give it a solid 9 out of 10. I don't hesitate to jump into it and drive it anywhere. We have some land out in the country and it's like a goat. It starts right up and has a very smooth idle. All gears work and it shifts smooth. At idle you can't hear the engine run. Drives straight and with no unusual vibration. Only issue I can think off is the brake pedal is stiff and speedois intermittent.Tires are like new, lights work, and it even has turn signals and a working horn. Steering feels tight and all linkages feel great. No idea on actual mileage.
Cosmetically the Jeep looks great. I would give it an 8 out of 10. It does have signs of fairly minor rust that for the most part has already been dealt with. The paint is fresher but has some imperfections here and there. Some related to previous repairs some just tied to the quality of these things when new. The seats are like new and fold. Fenders, windshield, hood, grill, etc are all solid.
Jeep is absolutely ready to be enjoyed as is. Keep up with maintenance and it will last another 71 years.
Any questions please ask. With a car this old I strongly encourage you to come out and inspect in person. I can help with delivery. I'm also only 20 min from O'hare and many freight companies.
I have sold off some of my other cars to international buyers. Mostly in the UK or Germany. I can help with a quote but very roughly you are looking at about $1500-$2500 for shipping.
Thanks for looking!