1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A

Condition: Used
Make: Willys
Model: Jeep
SubModel: CJ-2A
Type: Jeep
Trim: CJ-2A
Year: 1947
Mileage: 902
VIN: CJ2A1 24210
Color: Burgundy
Engine: L4-134 “Go-Devil”
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

Description for Willys Jeep 1947

This 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A has great color coordination and only about a year since a restoration, but we really know why you're stopping to check this one out. It's hard not to get excited about driving the bedrock of freedom, especially when it's this affordable. The tough little Jeep was so good at its military life that Willys knew it could be a soldier's best friend when he returned home. After all, the same tough construction and go anywhere... ability could find a nice use on the farm or job site. The CJ2A was the first Willys Jeep used for peacetime duty (CJ = Civilian Jeep), but you can easily see its armed forces origins on this example. Thinly veiled with proper headlights and a tailgate, it's the same basic style that brought victory in World War II. An icon like this doesn't need a makeover, but there have been some nice investments we can appreciate. For example, the new red paint adds brightness without altering the iconic appearance. Even the chrome headlight surrounds and bright hood pins offer a style upgrade without making this hero appear too flashy. Plus, the rope around the bumper, jerry can in the rear, and tow hitch are the best in Jeep function. Because this one is open to the world, the black wheels and bumpers coordinate nicely with the black interior. But more than look great, a Jeep is all about function. That's why the restoration included Line-X protecting and sealing the floors. The new seats are made of a durable vinyl. Also, more usability in the modern world mean upgrades like seat belts and a flat-bottom Grant steering wheel for superior grip. The full gauge package is clear, easy to read, and offers much more info than most other vehicles did in the '40s. You'll note three levers on the floor, one for the three-speed manual transmission and the other two for the two-speed transfer case. The middle one selects 2 or 4-wheel drive, while the one on the far right selects high and low ranges. If that seems confusing, the instructions are always mounted on the dash to make sure this 4x4 is always ready for duty (pretty cool, right?) These weren't about all-out power, but the 134 cubic-inch inline-four was actually a big reason why the military choose Willys for manufacturing the wartime Jeep. The Go Devil motor provided good torque and was as reliable as an American soldier. Just like the rest of this Jeep, there have been the right investments in this power plant. It has been through a recent tune up, and it was also converted to 12-volt power, including a new alternator. So today this CJ2A fires up easily, idles nicely, and shifts with accuracy. The suspension and brakes also received attention during restoration, and so this Jeep still retains its go-anywhere attitude. The significance of this icon is easily seen just simply in how its descendants are still on sale today. It's a great history piece that's been restored to make sure that it still lives up to its iconic status on or off-road. This true American hero is ready for its next patriot. Call now!