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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Zionsville, IN $15,500

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Zach’s got his Lefty for sale. Looks ready for some cruising!

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/zionsville-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a-lefty/7366186724.html

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Lefty.
Original motor & trans. Runs & drives great. 12v conversion, new brake lines & rear brake assembly, rebuilt master cylinder. Comes with new covers for the seats. Mileage says around 36k, title says mileage exempt. Asking $15,500 OBO. Might trade, no projects.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Honey Brook, PA $1200

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No title.

https://york.craigslist.org/pts/d/honey-brook-1948-willys-jeep/7339055232.html

“I have for sale for parts or restore a 1948 Willy’s jeep with title. I do have a windshield frame that goes with it and some other small parts that came with it. It is a “lefty” they only made a batch of Lefty’s in 1948. Motor turns over not stuck”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Honeybrook, PA $1200

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There may be value here.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/honey-brook-1948-willys-jeep/7339052246.html

“I have for sale for parts or restore a 1948 Willy’s jeep with title. I do have a windshield frame that goes with it and some other small parts that came with it. It is a “lefty” they only made a batch of Lefty’s in 1948. Motor turns over not stuck”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Hinsdale, NY $1000

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Includes a parts chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/107932718083980

“For sale 1948 jeep willy with snowplow. Had engine fired and running. Comes with spare frame, axles,hood, grill, and trans.”

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1946 CJ-2A Canyon, TX $1500

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UPDATE: Ryan noted this might be a 1948 Lefty (Or at least the body is). 

(05/24/2021) This is powered by Studebaker.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1323136411402681

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“1946 CJ2A no title bill of sale only Has an older studebaker motor in it. It was running. PO had an electric fuel pump wired in. I took the carb off to rebuild it. never got around to it. I have a new mechanical fuel pump that needs to be installed. I have a leaf spring kit that I’m in the middle of putting on it. If you want the originals you can have them. I still have them. Has a new gas tank and a couple of other new parts the the PO gave me. Spark plug wires,radiator fan and a couple others Things. It will need a winch to load as it is right now.”

 
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Year? Parts Jeep Bullhead City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

This may be a 19790s CJ-5 chassis with a 1948 ‘Lefty’ body. It’s got a 1970s CJ-5 grille among other 1970s details.

vvhttps://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378820563473880

“(1956 Willys) Jeep has a dauntless v6 motor and comes with spare trans with transfer case front and rear differentials. I have a clear title in hand Asking $1500. (Jeep does not run will need to bring a trailer)”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Cookeville, TN $4100

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(03/03/2021) It doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/930943750778315

“1948 civilian Jeep project. Engine turns over freely. Have not tried to make run. Of course it has some rust in the body but it is a very restorable Jeep. Note the air cleaner, glass fuel bowl and headlight trim rings are sitting in the Jeep. Has title”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Poplar Bluff, MO $5800

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The body has some rust, but doesn’t appear too bad.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/451808122842051/

“Jeep runs and drive has good brakes ,disc brakes in front ,has newer interior .new tires ,new springs and shackles,new canvas top,has 12 volt setup.rear seat,heater.has small amount of rust,I have another body I can cut all the pieces needed to repair rust areas,also have original style of wheels.both the repair pieces and wheels included in sale. Have clean title”

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1947? Lefty Bryan, TX $4000

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Listed as a 1947, this parts jeep has a 1948 Lefty body.

https://collegestation.craigslist.org/pts/d/kurten-1947-willys-cj2a-body-and-parts/7287976301.html

“1947 CJ2A frame and body parts and 6 tires plus frame, body parts from an unknown year Willy’s. ’47’s engine, starter and generator professionally rebuild and ready to install. Clean Colorado title for the ’47. Everything inherited from a family member who passed away. No delivery and no parting – buyer takes all. Tractor available to load frames and bodies onto a flatbed trailer or truck.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Body Blacksburg, VA $700

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Chris has this “Lefty” CJ-2A body for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/144679300814969

“Rare 1948 Lefty CJ2A tub tailgate and windshield. Tub needs work but is salvageable.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Howell, NJ $25,000(?)

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The price listed is $25,000, however maybe it is supposed to be $2500? It looks like it is a lefty. It has a DJ-3A hardtop (CJ-5s has the side windows in the top).

https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/cto/d/howell-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7249444722.html

“1948 Willys jeep CJ2A SOLID PROJECT runs good nice frame comes with plow needs some work”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Waubun, MN $1800

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/14/2020) Here’s a rough “lefty”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738552786697064/

“Engine is free but has not been run for a few years. Needs Master Cylinder for brakes. Shocks, brake lines have been replaced, includes new plastic gas tank with sensor. Tub needs to be repaired or replaced.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Trencher Scottsbluff, NE **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

A rare combination of a Lefty and a Trencher. If you go to see it, don’t forget to visit Carhenge, a place I’ve yet to visit.

“may be a 1948 ???? no title willys cj2a with the jeep a treach as you can see it is off of it seems complete it will run i reringed with new pistons also it due to # 4 piston being stuck . the engine at one time was rebuilt the piston were 0.30 over rod bearing were 0.40 over had it running needs a carb kit points fuel pump , fuel tank . its still on 6 volt system has a little brakes , tires hold air cracks in tires not road worthy , the front bumper counter weight and the dual wheel adapters HAS no title guy i got it from didnt get one when he bought it over 5 years ago 3200.00”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ New London, NH $8500

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This Lefty includes a rear PTO setup. I can’t tell if the Ramsey is a PTO off the tc or the crankshaft.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/bradford-1948-willys-jeep/7198831750.html

“Selling a 1948 Willy’s Jeep
Barn Fresh
Factory PTO
Factory Ramsey Winch
Very original
Runs and drives
Very little rust!
Spent its life in Missouri-trying to settle the family estate
36,000 original miles
Asking $8500”

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jeeps

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Tremaine told me he recently visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters and Kentuk Knob homes. At one of the gift shops there was book of Wright’s car collection, as he owned roughly 85 different cars over his life time. The book noted that at he owned three different jeeps over the years: a 1946 CJ-2A, a 1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’, and a wagon. While I was unable to locate a pic of the wagon, there is a photo on a Barrett Jackson page showing Wright’s two CJ-2As amongst some Crosleys.

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CREDIT: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/an-architects-love-of-automobiles-frank-lloyd-wrights-passion-for-cars-took-many-forms/ It appears the jeep in the foreground is a 1948 CJ-2A “Lefty”, which makes the jeep in the background the 1946 CJ-2A.

 
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1948 “Lefty” CJ-2A Mio, MI $2500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/02/2020) It’s listed as a 1945, but looks like a ’47 or ’48.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/608753300067461/

“I’m selling a 1945 Jeep willys for my dad. Its been sitting at his garage for a good 20 years in Side. Needs some work but would be a great project for someone who loves Jeeps. Has a flathead 4 cyld motor but it needs work idk whats wrong with it. Has had some body work done to it but never finished. Frame and floors are solid. Old military jeep.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Chandler, TX $6000

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This lefty runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4219282518146952/

“48 willys jeep. Runs great 134bkilldevel 3 speed. New fuel tank. New 12 volt dist and battery. New carburetor. Very good condition. Still for sale”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty”? Brownsville, OR $4500

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Includes three engines and other parts. This might have been a “Lefty”, given the spare tire mounts on the driver’s side.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/d/brownsville-1948-willys-jeep-3-motors/7165386124.html

“Restoration Project! This is a 1948 Willys Jeep. (WWII) It comes with 3 motors and lots of extra original parts. See photos. Clear title. (Note: the white seats in the picture are not original parts, they are from a boat). This was a project my father started and he has since passed. Contact me with questions and I will do my best to answer them.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Gainesville, GA $6200

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/28/2020) Has some floor rust. Appears to have Kelly hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2581562392133141/

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“Listing for a friend not on FB. Message me your number and he will contact you ASAP.

1948 Willys CJ2a “Lefty”. They only produced these for a short period in 1948. No one seems to be clear why they machined this version of the 2a with the spare tire on the left. Some say it was Jeep’s way of complying with a law certain states had at the time. Others say it is for agricultural use for state municipalities. This is a rare option that will make you stand apart from the crowd. The small production numbers makes it even more rare. The Jeep isn’t running because of low compression. It has a new fuel, fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor. Brakes will need to be fixed with new master cylinder. Tub has usual floor pan rust”

 
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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Meyersville, TX $500

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There could be some value here.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/meyersville-jeep-1948-willys-cj2-lefty/7146439741.html

“1948 Willys CJ 2 A lefty. Should run with new radiator. No title.”

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Year? CJ-2A “Lefty” Tijeras, NM $1200

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(12/04/2019) Has a later model 2A grille. Has an f-head, not an MB engine.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/tijeras-older-willys-jeep/7103098055.html

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“Calls only no text.
I have an older Willy’s jeep I believe it a 1946 cj2a .
It is pretty much all there.
The motor came out of the mb 3a I think.
I took it in trade and don’t have a title for it . It was on a ranch and was the grandfather’s jeep but they had no idea where the title was.
It did run but hasn’t been started in some time.
If your interested in it as is the asking price is 1800. Obo”

 
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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Body Cromwell, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

Needs work.

“Heres a project body from an original “lefty” 48 2a. Bow pockets are on the passenger side and spare tire is on the drivers side. The rear bow pocket is missing but the front is there. Its rough and needs work but its a good start if your looking for an original lefty body. Pick up in CT. Asking $400 obo. I would also trade for an early (VEC) cj2a windshield”

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MB, CJ-2A and CJ-3A Terrell/Elmo, TX $1000/$1300

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/29/2020) The price listed is $1000 in the first ad and $1300 in a second ad, but it’s unclear if the price is for everything or per vehicle.

  1. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/elmo-1940s-willys-jeep/7084014170.html

“Have several willys jeeps from early 1940s one box one pickup and on 4 passenger reg. Jeep”

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2. This looks to be a Lefty CJ-2A: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/elmo-40s-model-willys-jeeps/7081924663.html

“Have several willys jeeps in decent condition they are 40 something models so they are rough. Ine pickup one box (mail truck) one arm”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Canton, GA $1500

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It’s a “lefty” with some Allstate/Husky hubs.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/d/canton-1948-willys-cj-2a/7080656506.html

“This is a 1948 cj-2a with a little later model motor. It doesnt work but would probably be a good project car. Cash only.”

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Year? CJ-2A Lefty Onamia, MN Make offer

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Not a whole lot of value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplaceitem/737509763378340/

“PICK UP ONLY!!! In onamia mn, front and rear axle, inner axle on front passenger is pulled, transfer case spins freely and shifts good, trans doesn’t shift is rusty inside but still saveable. Make an offer, want parts gone! 3 wheels are jeep wheels one is a model a wheel, will help pull axles and load them trans and t case already pulled and still mounted on cross member. Body is shot with nothing salvageable”

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