2023 |Amelia Island Auctions 2023
1947 Willys CJ-2ARegister to Bid
$25,000 - $35,000| Without Reserve
First Postwar Civilian Jeep with Split Windshield
Beautifully Presented Older Restoration
Highly Sought-After and Collectible
Attractive Maroon over Gray Color Scheme
A Charming and Robust Runabout Fit for Any Collection
134 CID Flathead Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single-Barrel Carter Carburetor
60 BHP at 4,000 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Live Axles with Leaf Springs
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Immediately following WWII, the CJ-2A was introduced as the first civilian jeep with the 134 cid “Go Devil” engine and robust T-90A three-speed gearbox. The military model was updated with a tailgate, side-mounted spare tire, and larger headlights, and was marketed as a farm vehicle. However, the CJ-2A soon became synonymous with off-road adventure and was so popular that over 65,000 were built in 1947 alone. Production of this iteration ceased in 1949 when the newer model began featuring a single-glass windshield.
This 1947 Willys CJ-2A has resided in Pennsylvania and Florida, and was restored around 2003, retaining much of its original equipment, with the addition of some auxiliary gauges and seat belts. In 2010, according to an accompanying receipt on file, minor work was completed using parts acquired from Kaiser Willys Auto Supply of Aiken, South Carolina. In 2010, this CJ-2A joined the notable collection of Leo Schigiel, based in Miami, Florida, before being acquired by the consignor. This Willys is highly presentable in maroon paint with smart Willys logos in contrasting cream to match the wheels. Its interior is gray, comprising two front seats and a bench seat in the rear, and it retains the factory gear-speed range guide and chassis ID plates.
Rugged and durable, this CJ-2A is a capable urban runabout or the perfect partner for more adventurous pursuits.