1946 Willy's CJ 2A Jeep Classic

1946 Willys CJ2A

Make: Willys
Model: CJ2A
Type: Convertible
Year: 1946
Mileage: 44,000
VIN: CJ 2A 29630
Color: Blue
Engine: original
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Norcross, Georgia, United States
4-Wheel Drive, Convertible

Description for Willys CJ2A 1946

We are pleased to present this 1946 Willy's CJ2A. We scour the country for vintage cars and trucks and we rarely come across one like this! You must see and drive this rare CJ2A!

Willys CJ2A was one of the civilian jeep designs put out by Willys after the completion of the war. Similar in most ways to theWillys MB, Willys CJ vehicles, including the Willys CJ2A, incorporated design alterations to includevacuum-powered windshield wipers, a tailgate and civilian lighting.

The World War II jeep had established a reputation of being able to do just about anything.

The new CJ code signified C for Civilian and J for Jeep. The CJ-2s were the first Jeeps designed and built for civilian pursuits from the ground up.

Production of the CJ-2A began in late June 1945. The official public and press introduction took place on July 18, 1945, at CESOR Farms, New Hudson, Michigan. Production continued until September, when a strike at Warner Gear stopped supplies of the new T-90 transmission. When the line ramped back up in late October, it was earmarked to be 1946 model year production. In the end, only 1,824 1945 model year CJ-2A Jeeps were assembled.

The ’46 CJ model year was full of running changes as production details were finalized. An effort was made to use up stocks of applicable MB parts and as that was done, and those parts were replaced with upgrades, the appearance and functionality of the CJ-2A changed. This makes the ’46 CJ one of the most interesting, yet frustrating, early civilian Jeep collectibles. Interesting if you are into tracking all the differences. Frustrating when trying to restore, replace or reproduce the more rare components used on the early rigs.

The more notable ’46 changes included a switch from the full-float MB style Spicer 23-1 rear axle to the semi-float Spicer 41 at serial number 13453. Next up was a change from the military style oval muffler that exited in front of the passenger rear wheel to a rear-exit system with a round muffler at 18638. The military tool indents in the body for the GI shovel and axe, just below the driver’s entry, were gone by 29500. The column shift was replaced by a floor shift at 38221. The headlight trim rings went from body color to chrome at 38687. The engines were upgraded from a timing chain to timing gears starting at 43282. There were many other smaller changes that are known to have driven faithful ’46 CJ-2A restorers to the brink of madness.

A total of 71,554 ’46 CJ-2As were built in ’46. a surprisingly high number considering how many surplus wartime jeeps were on the market at dirt-cheap prices. CJ production stayed high through 1948, when market downturns slowed sales, but also Willys was ramping up sales of other, more people-friendly utility vehicles. After 1l

The CJ-2A was still powered by the reliable L-134 Go-Devil engine. It is 4 cylinder, 6 volt battery system

Own this vintage 1946 Willy'sCJ2A at wholesalecost. The cost of parts and restoration of these vehicles are increasing daily. They are not making any more and, therefore, they are becoming more rare by the day. Buy one complete and ensure your investment for the future. Don't do the work yourself, get one finished for roughly half of the cost of building it yourself.

Jeep is sold "as is" and buyer is responsible for shipping.