CLASSIC RIDES & RODS
Annandale, MN 55302
1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A call Terry 952-451-2104. 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A It's hard not to get excited about driving the bedrock of freedom, especially when it's this price. $11500
The tough little Jeep was so good at its military life that Willys knew it could be a returning 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 jobsite. 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 early example. Thinly veiled with proper headlights and a tailgate, it's the same basic style that brought victory in World War II. it's this level of respect and care that's the true key to why this Jeep looks so spectacular today.
This Jeep has 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 original instructions are mounted on the dash.
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 proved to provide good torque and was as reliable as an American solider. Heavy-duty features include the oil bath air cleaner and a big oil filter canister on the side of the engine block, both critical for longevity in the field. CJ2A fires up easily, idles nicely, and shifts with accuracy. The chassis remains exceptionally clean, and the oversized hubs on the sturdy axles are designed to keep the Jeep alive in the worst of situations. Steel wheels with reproduction military-style tires provide the finishing touch for just the right look. Terry 952-451-2104