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CJ2A with German Data Plates?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:57 am
by ih8pepl
I recently came across a CJ2A done up with a military paint scheme that had German Data plates, both on the dash and inner fender. But still had holes where the original data plates would be. I don't happen to have a picture but was wondering if anyone here knew the story on this. Exported CJ2A at one time? Ive seen French data plates, but never German.

Re: CJ2A with German Data Plates?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:14 pm
by dpcd67
CJs were exported all over the world after WW2; there is an ad in a magazine in German, it's in the CJ3a book. Problem is that yours is the only one to make it back.

Re: CJ2A with German Data Plates?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:41 pm
by Steve Webb
Yep Willy's pushed hard for export market as the jeeps were very familiar and the ones left from the war in Europe were rode hard. I believe the only od green they offered was for exports and the domestic paint was with colors.That is a a nice find

Re: CJ2A with German Data Plates?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:24 pm
by ih8pepl
I figured it out!

Took me a few hours of searching around - Swiss Military CJ2A, only 400 made. It threw me off because at first I thought it was a CJ2A done up to look like a GPW and had a mishmash of different parts. It had an 1/2 size axe mounted inside the tub next to the passenger seat. Drawbar, jerry can holder on the tailgate, a 1919 mount and square shoulder military tires. Also had a lefty spare.

This is not the one I saw today, but it looked just like this only OD green.

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Re: CJ2A with German Data Plates?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:06 pm
by dpcd67
You have a one of a kind jeep.