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1948 CJ-2A Lefty Scandia, MN $9500

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Listed as a 1949, the Lefty body puts this as a 1948.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/cto/d/scandia-jeep-cj2a/7486577818.html

“49 Willys Jeep 305 Chevy v8,disc brakes,overdrive,new tires,starter,radiator,carb,alternator.10,000lb winch and much more.clean title $9500 obo”

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1948 “Lefty” CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $5250

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5250. Is the seller indicating this has a lien on it?

(04/15/2022) Listed as a 1949, this CJ-2A has a 1948 Lefty body.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-willy-cj-a-1949/7466055530.html

“JEEP WILLY CJ-2 4X4 4 CIL. SOFT TOP DRIVES AND RUN 12 VOLTS LIEN
SALE PAPER WORK FAN TO DRIVE”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ San Antonio, TX $800

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Unclear how much value is here, but it is a Lefty.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/san-antonio-1948-cj2a/7469303243.html

“1948 CJ2A parts donor for sale or trade. $800 or trade takes it all. No motor or radiator. Open to trades.”

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1946? Lefty? CJ-2A Omaha, NE $4000

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It’s listed as a 1946, but has a later grille and driver’s side spare tire holes, so it may be a 1948 Lefty.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/omaha-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/7462187238.html

“1946 willys CJ2A jeep project…body is fair, good tires”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Martinsville, IL ProxiBid

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This non-running lefty’s current high bid is $3400. There are four days to go.

https://www.proxibid.com/1948-Willys-CJ2A-4wd-jeep/lotInformation/67306712

“1948 Willys CJ2A 4wd jeep, 4 cylinder eng., manual trans., 12-15 tires, showing 40,213 miles – Non running”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Project Phoenix, AZ $6500

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There’s still plenty of work to do on this Lefty.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/527132375393282

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“Here is a piece of History it is a project that is about 80% restored frame up axles brake lines have all been redone powder coated transmissions been rebuilt motor original tornado 4 cylinder was in the process of being rebuilt have all the hood and fenders all necessary parts boxes and boxes of original parts (everything) I have the original seat frame rails to be reupholstered just ran out of time moving out of town can’t keep all my toys.

my loss your gain clean Arizona title also has an option of a large Ford motor pictured and adapter plates to built in I’d keep everything original original motor looks great pm anymore info the jeep is located in east mesa clean AZ title in hand frame up resto has been started also have some more photos in my phone I will upload”

 
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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Las Vegas, NV $14,000

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The seller notes that it is a lefty, though it is missing the bow top holders on the passenger side. The exterior has been painted, but it appears the interior was not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/708044903693571

“1948 Jeep Willys CJ2A with overdrive. Has a rebuilt Buick V6 with only 424 miles. Truck has all new parts, too many to list. It is a rare “Lefty” which means spare is on drivers side. Best reasonable offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lefty Surprise, AZ $9500

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Listed as a 1949, this jeep looks to be a 1948 CJ-2A Lefty.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/sun-city-1949-willys-cj2a-jeep/7428109186.html

“1949 Willy’s Jeep ,350 Chevy , 4×4,disc brakes. Most everything is new ,clean title,drive it home”

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1948 CJ-2A Belton, TX $2000

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Listed as a 1949, it’s a 1948 Lefty.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307877887938221

“1949 Willy’s cj2a project needs work asking $2000 obo no title comes with some new parts and a burned up m38 that has a complete drive train message me with questions or offers”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Zearing, IA $7500

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It doesn’t run. The Kelly hardtop looks in good shape. It’s got some Allstate or Husky hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1053115205425432/

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“1948 Willys Overland CJ2A “Lefty” Currently not running – but has new tires, new gas tank, new battery. We have new points, coil, plugs, wires, etc also. Clean and correct title. Radio, heater, & turn signals. This is a very clean and straight 2 owner jeep barn find. Great candidate for a full restoration or mod.

It is one of what is known as a “Lefty”, one of a short handful of CJ2A jeeps built in 1948 that had the spare tire carrier on driver side for legal reasons. While its a small feature, its a rare thing to find one of these jeeps. Serial# confirms this to be true lefty. An ATV/Side-by-sides sell new for double this price, and this is road legal. ATV’s are not. You could buy it as is, have a shop fix it up, and have something WAY cooler than an ATV, that will do anything they can and more. Original drive train, it’s previous owner was a meticulous maintenance person, and after his passing, it sat for 30 years. Still 6 volt. Top is VERY well fitted. Dog not included”

 
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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 **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Includes a parts chassis.

“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

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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.