ONLY 20 MILES ON FRAME-OFF RESTO! 134 I4, 3-SPEED, EXCELLENT, TOP-NOTCH 4X4 CJ2A
This 1945 Willys Jeep CJ2A has great color coordination and less than 20 miles on it since its full frame-off restoration. So when such an iconic and patriotic 4x4 is this well presented and this affordable, you know it's one hot deal.
The tough little Jeep was so good at its military life that Willys knew it could still 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 jobsite. In fact, the story on this one was it was purchased new by a cranberry farmer, and it was a worker up until the mid-1980s. Then the consignor acquired it, and fully restored it to make it look seven decades younger. So while an icon like this doesn't need a makeover, the factory tan paint was given a nice respray during the frame-off restoration (you can see the proof in the undercarriage photos.) And bright pumpkin wheels are even a respray of the original color. In total, you have a great classic attitude that looks far fresher than anything else from the 1940s. So while you have proper headlights, a full-size spare, and a tailgate, it's the same basic style that brought victory in World War II.
Inside, this looks like a true classic Jeep. The gray canvas seats are comfortable and all-weather. Rubber floor mats keep your gear from sliding around too much in the foot wells and in the rear cargo area. The steering wheel has that great thin and grippy feeling, and the gauges are crisp and clear. 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.
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 soldier. Just like the rest of this Jeep, you can see that there have been the right investments in restoring this powerplant. And while it looks exceptionally fresh, according to the consignor, this is the original motor. So today this CJ2A fires up easily, idles nicely, and shifts with accuracy. The chassis remains exceptionally clean – after all, people have longer commutes than the mileage on this since its restoration. But if you do decide to get muddy, the sturdy Dana axles and deep groves of the military-style tires will prove this classic still knows how to have fun.
Sliding behind the wheel of this tough little retuning GI is like taking a trip to one of the most ambitious periods in our history. So it's great to offer such a well-restored icon. But there's only one available, so don't miss your chance. Call today!!!
- Four Wheel Drive
- Cloth Interior
- Numbers Matching
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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