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1949 Jeepster Plum City, WI $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(01/18/2021) Could be worth a look. Seller is accepting offers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1159641421077357

“Needs work body good needs engine work make offer”

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Anyone Have the History Behind This Jeepster?

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, wanted • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: The current owner bought this Jeepster this summer. He was wondering if anyone knows any history on this former Shriner’s vehicle?

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Originally Posted July 6, 2020:   **SOLD** Was $5000. This 1950 Jeepster was sold out of University Place, Washington.

This former Grays Harbor Shriner’s Jeepster has even converted to an automatic tranny (probably from a Pinto … looks like one anyway) with a Pinto engine. I love the history on this one. Looks like a great price.

“Rare 1950 Willys Jeepster. Updated with Pinto engine, 12 volt system. Always stored indoors. No rust. Former Shrine clown car. $5,000 Please call, no texting.”

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1968 Jeepster Convertible Liberty Hill, TX $15,000

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Nice looking Jeepster Convertible.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/liberty-hill-1968-jeepster-for-sale/7251731596.html

“i have for sale a great condition 1968 jeepster for sale. it was made kaiser willys jeep in Toledo Ohio. it a v6 3 speed manual transmission 4 wheel drive with manual hubs. this model is alittle more rare as it has 3 factory gas tanks. it has the continental bumper. clean yellow paint with good paint. All good glass. runs and drives great with classic plates. Time to change things up so trades maybe considered for other classic cars but would prefer cash. tires are great and has roughly 63000 miles. everything works as it should. im asking 15000 o.b.o. i have a clean and clear title. It will come with a service manual and several extra parts and goodies.”

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1949 Jeepster Warwick, NY $9500

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Bill spotted this solid appearing Jeepster.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/pine-island-1949-willys-jeepster/7257670694.html

“4 cyl. engine, recent rebuild. Body excellent, solid, absolutely no rust. Amateur paint job. Interior very good. Top like new.”

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1949 Jeepster Pendleton, IN $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

This doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1124797745020051

“1949 Jeepster
4 clyinder
3 speed
75300 miles
Factory heater
Excellent body, no rust
Very nice top and interior
Have had it started but not really running.
Been setting over 20
Will need trailered
$10000”

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1967 Jeepster Commando Fire Jeep Celina, OH $29,900

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Jeepster

UPDATE: The buyer of this in June appears to have relisted this at a higher price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4203866812973080

“225 V6 Jeep Dauntless 2 barrel engine, 3 speed manual 4×4 transmission, emergency lights on top, water tank and hoses in back, front and bottom brush guards, new 15” white spoke wheels, Nexen mud tires size LT235/75R15 front and rear, extended rear bumper with platform, trailer hitch”

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1949 Jeepster Montgomery, TX $11,000

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Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1795291390628678

“Fun car. Head turner for sure. Great parade car. Runs and drives great. It’s 71 years old so it’s got it’s leaks and quirks but easy stuff to manage. New water pump, fuel pump and fuel filter. Three on the tree manual. Seats and top are all in really good shape. I’ve had it serviced in the last year by a mechanic. Trying to get my garage back and ready to play with something else. Serious inquiries only.”

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1967 Jeepster Commando JeepRod Medford, NJ $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Jeepster, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

I’m not sure if this is more Jeep Rod or Crawler.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/753721632024238

“’67 Jeepster. Clean title in hand. Also available without the Coyote engine for $28,000.”

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1949 Jeepster Ludlow, MA $11,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(11/23/2020) Looks like a nice example of a Shriner Jeepster.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3257616554330065

“Converted Shriner car with all custom interior and exterior. Automatic transmission. Over a handful of horns to play with. Runs great drives great stops great.”

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Jeepster Trailer Phoenix, AZ $1200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, trailer

For the right Jeepster owner, this could be a nice addition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/392776891797683

“Back half jeepster trailer clean and neat. No title. Trades considered”

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Jeepsters and the Sunkist Lady

UPDATE: This article provides more information about this stunt Jeepster and plane. It was published in the March 20, 1949, issue of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

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Originally Published Dec 8, 2012:


The Sunkist Lady was an Aeronca 15AC Sedan airplane flown by Dick Riedel and Bill Barris used to set a world-record for endurance flight.  They spent a total of 1008 hours and 2 minutes aboard the airplane, ending their flight in April of 1949. Unfortunately for them, their record was broken six months later.

What makes this relevant for jeep fans was that to keep the plan in the air, the crew used Jeepsters borrowed from local dealers to race down the airport runway so the crew could hand fuel and food to the two pilots.

Thanks to Colin for forwarding the story!

Here is a link to a story and a video about the flight (124 MB): http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/airport/the_sunkist_lady.asp

Here is a second article:  http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2012/03/saga-of-sunkist-lady.html. The picture below is from that article.


 
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2 1950 Jeepster Phoenix, AZ $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

No pics provided.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-willys-jeepster/7247607377.html

“I have Two Willys JEEPSTER projects both are 1950. I have enough parts to build both vehicles. These are two door four seat convertibles (Phaeton) style vehicles. These are very nice custom builder projects with pallets of spare parts. One body is on a highly modified original frame with four wheel independent suspension and four wheel disk brakes. The other body does not include a frame and can easily be fit to a Toyota Four Runner chassis or something similar. A zero time Mercedes-Benz 300 Turbo diesel engine and transmission are available at an extra cost.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Big Flats, NY $1500

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The engine spins.

https://elmira.craigslist.org/pts/d/big-flats-1950-willys-jeepster/7247516518.html

“Up for sale is a rare 1950 willys jeepster. Body is in fair condition with some rust repair needed. Frame is in very good condition, some surface rust no holes.

Has original 4 cylinder motor that turns over by hand. Engine is complete, but does not run. Seat frames are there but need redone. Frame for top is there and complete, top is long gone.

Tires are shot but does roll. I have 8 jeeps and will not be getting to this one anytime soon.
Asking $1500 or no. Call or text only. No emails will be answered.”

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2 1950s Jeepsters Hudson, NY $2600

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Lots of Jeepster parts.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/hudson-willys-jeepsters/7242197521.html

“2 1050 Jeepsters. One parts car rusted alot. Other very restorable. Yellow car orig. Paint. Very nice nose grille and doors. Extra door and windshield frame. Yellow car 90% complete. Both have orig drive trains. Both have 3 spd column shift with overdrive. Yellow car has org 6 cyl. Both motors stuck. Lots of parts. 2 nice comlete top frames. Multiple sets of trim. Cool project.”

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1949 Jeepster Emery, SD $13,900

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Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640707393186491/

“1949 Willy’s Jeepster, 3 speed on the tree, runs good, licensed for SD. Car is in Emery SD.”

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Year? Jeepster Emporia, KS $3500

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Has rust, but runs.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/385811265865122

“Runs
New water pump and belt
New interior ready to install still needs a lot of work and does have rust”

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1949 Jeepster Smithton, IL $7000

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Seller is also looking for offers. This has been for sale since at least this summer.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/smithton-1949-willys-overland-jeepster/7242833302.html

“Willys Overland Jeepster 1949
MAKE OFFER
Runs great! Fun car to drive! 4 cylinder engine. Three on the tree. A good project car. Body in great shape undercoat and garaged. Has dent in front bumper and hood. New top. I have the rain windows. Read Less”

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1949 Jeepster New Haven, IN $5000

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May be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1263896833985905

“Runs and stops, needs tires. New brakes, new seat covers. Serious inquiries only , please.”

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1950 Jeepster West Plains, MO $1800

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Parts or custom project candidate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4637568256284249

“1950 Willy’s Jeepster Roadster Convertible. Only made for 3 years. No drivetrain. Very rusty. Frame and floorboards are rusted through. Rat rod, yard art or parts car. It does have all chrome trim, front and rear bumper, filler panel, spare tire ring, top frame, gauges, glovebox. Lots of original parts”

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1950 Jeepster Milford, OH $7500

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This is a modified Jeepster project that starts and stops.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1459042680962135/

“1950 Willys Jeepster NOT STOCK) 4X4, Cj7 304ci, 3 speed, 2 speed transfer case, 33/12.5/15 Yokohama Goelander tires on 10 x 15 Mickey Thomas wheels, 12,000 lbs. winch, Yellow and black racing seats, Wrangler rolls bar, 39 Ford taillamps NO TOP. IT IS STILL A PROJECT about 90% finished. STARTS, STOPS, STEERS! needs wiring finish,, $7500 OBO May take motorcycle in trade Harley, Victory, Honda CRF 250L KLX 250s or ???”

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1949 Jeepster Carroll, OH Auction

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Seller is auctioning this. Contact seller to get the auction link.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/284960459586458

“1949 Overland Willys Jeepster and all associated parts. Sells to the highest bidder via online auction. Please reply for a link to the auction. Many more photos on auction site. We have clear WV title to hand the buyer on payment at the pick day”

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1948 Jeepster REd Lion, PA $3600

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Doesn’t run, but has potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4564417880254760/

“Very little rust. Does not run Plans changed with this beauty could make a great street rod or rat rod.”

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2 1950 Jeepster Hudson, NH $2600

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

If you need Jeepster parts, this might be a good option.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/hudson-willys-jeepsters/7232643889.html

“2 1050 Jeepsters. One parts car rusted alot. Other very restorable. Yellow car orig. Paint. Very nice nose grille and doors. Extra door and windshield frame. Yellow car 90% complete. Both have orig drive trains. Both have 3 spd column shift with overdrive. Yellow car has org 6 cyl. Both motors stuck. Lots of parts. 2 nice comlete top frames. Multiple sets of trim. Cool project.”

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1948 Jeepster Mt. Vernon, KY $4500

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Some rust and the engine is stuck.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/781456212416189

“1948 Jeepster looks good has rust on rockers engine is stuck I think 65352 miles”

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1949 Jeepster Easely, SC $5500

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Seems like a pretty good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1629261573945298/

“Rare 1949 VJ2 Willys Jeepster Phaeton. Unrestored. Good solid body minimal rust, solid floor, Parts Ive bought new OEM new/old stock motor block machined $1000 and new pistons and piston arms $450 , head $450, valves, bearings $200, cam $300, crank $300, electronic distributor $160 to go with it -motor not in the car. 2 transmissions and alot of misc parts. I have a nice set of original seat frames. NEW chrome stamped Willys rear bumper $900 New side Jeepster emblems $65, NEW door handles $75, New chrome hood ornament $250, NEW steering wheel $250, New smooth baby moon wheels and tires $1100, new driveshaft quick connectors $200. Convertible top frame and side curtain frames in good shape. CLEAR TITLE This is a good solid candidate for a restore. VERY low production year 2,698 built. very few left”

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