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Fire Jeepster’s new Home

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1949-jeepster-firetruck4Steve Elkins reports the following:

In case you’re wondering what happened to that cute little Jeepster Firetruck some of us have been following on eWillys, it will soon be used as a vineyard tour Jeep at the Gandona Winery in California’s Napa Valley.  After two little mechanical problems on the tow vehicle extending the 1100 mile adventure by two days, I was finally successful in transporting the red Jeepster from Southern California to the Wine Country, Northeast of San Francisco.  

The seller had a change of plans and had to let go of the red Jeepster.  The buyer is new to the Willys experience and is really excited about his new purchase.  A new steering wheel, and re-chroming the front bumper is the first order of work to spiffy-up the 65 year old chariot, re-powered with a second generation Buick 231 c.i. V6 and automatic trans. 

After seeing this on eWillys, I enjoyed connecting the seller and the buyer.  And I made a new Jeepster connection with the seller.  He has a nice ’50 Jeepster, daily driver with a rare optional L6-148.  We might just see him at the Willys America Open House on July 19, 2014.





5 Comments on “Fire Jeepster’s new Home

  1. Colin Peabody

    Very Cool! Great to be able to give an old Jeepster a new home! thanks, Steve!

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