This Willys CJ2a is Tragically Complete and Original

1946 willys cj2a for saleTragically? Yes, tragically. You see, the problem with an all-original CJ2a is that it’s an absolutely miserable vehicle to spend time in. The ride’s brutal and the running gear leaves you maxed out on a major suburban boulevard. Luckily, they’re a simple enough platform that any number of drivetrain and suspension bits can be swapped in to great effect.
But you can’t do that to this one. I won’t let you. Nor will armies (heh…) of the Jeep faithful. You see, this is one of not-that-many-left CJ2as that’s not massively rusted or modified as to be unrecognizable. It runs on the original flathead and still has a PTO winch. Unfortunately, it also still has the gas tank under the driver’s seat and no seatbelts or roll protection of any kind. Those last two team up for a halfway decent argument in favor of the old “thrown free” school of crash safety.

So anyway, here’s this Jeep that’s in great shape for what it is, but you can never do anything but further restore it to factory condition, lest everyone hate you. $4k.
1946 Willys CJ2A for sale – eBay Motors

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  1. dukeisduke Avatar

    The ad says it runs and drives. Somebody rescue it, and restore it.

  2. longrooffan Avatar

    thejeepjunkie has always said that driving his 2a at 35 mph was akin to driving a riding lawn mower at 20. But damn fun though. Especially in Tent City at Daytona International Speedway.

  3. cap'n fast Avatar
    cap’n fast

    rescure and restore it………nay, encase it in a glass cube for all time….

  4. colin mcfarland Avatar
    colin mcfarland

    I’ve had the previous model – a Ford GPW (its basically the same) – for about 25 years. Even used it as a daily driver for over two years at one point. Yes it is VERY basic motoring, i.e. no seat belts, doors, or anything really. Even had to wear a raincoat when it rained. But it kept up with city traffic just fine…highways are challenging though. And excellent off road. Me, I’d restore it…but I’m funny that way.

  5. neight428 Avatar

    Those things really were 3/5ths tractor.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      I’d prefer a 3/4th scale truck!

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