Jeep is a brand you can’t question when it comes to iconic off-road rides. You’re looking at a classic model, stretching further back to Jeep’s military vehicle origins. This bears the honor of being the first mass produced military-grade vehicle in the United States. It proved to be a highly capable light duty transport not only for equipment, but for troops, as well.
The 1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep is a modest and pristine off-roader that has undergone a top-to-bottom restoration. Key to this is the number of aesthetic touches throughout. The design evinces Jeep’s storied legacy, and you’ll find it hard not to feel nostalgic for this fella.
The 1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep boasts a rope-wrapped fender, an axe carrying platform, and a jerry can mount straight of this bad boy’s era. Drive just 22,000 miles, this machine has seen only minimal use, so you have plenty of gruff left still. You’ll find underneath a L-134 Go-Devil engine. That’s paired with a three-speed transmission, which the original CJ2A unit used during its transitory period to mainstream usage.
Today, this stunning off-road vehicle stands ready to be purchased by anyone willing to own a piece of history. The green and yellow colorway is just the cherry on top. You’ll love the canvas top and the modified front grille, just to name a few highlights. Most especially, the off-kilter side-mounted spare tire will grow on you in the long run.
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