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1948 Jeepster Medford, OR $13,000

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This Jeepster is equipped with 4WD.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/medford-1948-willys-jeepster/7275686044.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeepster. Great 4×4 in very good shape considering the age. Was built and converted to 4×4 by friend whom I purchased this vehicle about 12 years ago. 350 crate motor, sm420 tranny, Ford 9″ rear, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 Front, bikini top. I have probably put a toal of 1000 miles on this rig in the 12 years I’ve owned it, I’ve come to the realization it’s better off in somebody elses hands. I just had extensive brake work done. You get a lot of looks driving this Willy’s, very unique – not many out there. Great wheeler! Please email w any questions,”

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1949 Jeepster Easely, SC $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/15/2020) Seems like a pretty good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3931604473571088

“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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1949 Jeepster Evansville, IN $4000

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Looks like a pretty good project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/904957766904965

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“1949 willys Jeepster project For sale is a really nice project with tons of parts even some new nos parts. No time to finish it to many other projects. As far as I know I have everything to finish the build. I have a crate full of Parts for the jeepster Original motor and transmission are gone so the project comes with no motor or transmission I was going to install v6 auto trans from a late model truck so it’s a blank slate the jeepster is rust free and in excellent condition needs very little to finish and I have a great start on it already since last posting I’ve finished the wheels and tires and have painted the frame as well as undercoated inside I’m getting ready to undercoat underneath and paint the Tub or main body Turquoise like the wheels. these are pretty rare old convertibles last picture for attention and how I was going to restore it located southern Indiana asking 4,000 firm what a deal located in Evansville Indiana and a fairly simple project for even a beginner”

 
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1949 Jeepster Montgomery, TX $10,000

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UPDATE Price dropped to $10,000.

(01/01/2021) 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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1950 Jeepster Monticello, IL $5500

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It’s a project.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/monticello-1950-willys-jeepster-overland/7275114097.html

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“Up for sale is a 1950 Willys Jeepster Overland, This vehicle has very good bones and would make an excellent restoration project. Body is solid although quarter panel on driver side has some rust..As you can see in pictures the top has a good frame and the seats are all there but will need reupholstered.. The original engine has been replaced with a 455CI, 4BBL four speed with power steering and the steering column as well. Some of the body paint is peeling but the metal is really in great shape.Under carriage is also very solid. Also along with this we have a number of extra parts including hoods, vent windows, two more top frames and many other items. The asking price is $5500 for everything”

 
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1951 Jeepster Sacramento, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/olivehurst-1951-willys-jeepster/7273714431.html

“V-8 Camaro Clip
Runs like new
9,500 possible part trade
Please call if interested”

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1949 Jeepster Ludlow, MA $13,000

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UPDATE: Price bumped to $13,000.

(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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1948 Jeepster Flintstone, GA $12,500

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Appears in good condition and has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2882428862043172

“1948 Willys Jeepster Roadster Such A Cool Ride ! 73 Years Old And Going Strong 350 Engine Sweet With A 350 Turbo Automatic , Power Steering Tilt Wheel Mustang 2 Front End With Disc Brakes 9” Ford Rear End New Tires And Wheels New Brakes Ready To Hit The Road Awesome Cruising In This Baby The Folks I Got This From Had It Over 30 Years That Red Shinning Paint Has Been On It For Over 30 Years Some Chips and cracks And Scratches And Still Is Awesome ! The Top And Interior is In Great Shape Good Solid Car I Have All 5 Of The Wide White Wall Tires Wheels And Centers in Great Shape Dont Know Where there is Another Like It For $12,500”

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1950 Jeepster Milford, OH $7500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/24/2020) 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 Pendleton, IN $9000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

This doesn’t run.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/pendleton-1949-willys-jeepster/7255986290.html

“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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1950 Jeepster Black Diamond, WA $10,000

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Only the one pic provided.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/black-diamond-1950-jeepster/7267539404.html

“1950 Jeepster. 70 year old surviving warrior. All original with new top and side curtains. Three speed with overdrive. Been in the garage too long. Time to find a new home. $10,000 OBO”

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1948 Jeepster Fontana, CA $12,000

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Looks pretty original.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/fontana-1948-willys-jeepster/7268331955.html

“Beautiful Antique Car. Runs well. Original. Standard 3 & tree.
Title in hand. NOP
Call only !!!! No text! Thanks”

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1949 Jeepster Gray Court, SC $12,000

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I’m less confident in the price than the seller (a dealer) is, but the real reason I posted this was for that unusual spare tire cover.

View all the information on eBay

“You are looking at a 1949 Willys Jeepster Overland Convertible! Solid vehicle with manual transmission and a flat 4. Just got it running and it is getting a new top and a brake job! Give me a call so we can talk about how we can make my car yours. I feel that my price of $12,000 is very realistic for a collector car like this one with the potential that this vehicle has.”

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Year? Jeepster Prescott, AZ $3500

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This Jeepster has already been modified with 4WD. It’s also got some early Free-Lock hubs. It might make an interesting project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415234726358379/

“4×4 327 chevy out of 69 corvette does not run… with .munncle 4 spd trans . $3500 obo trades possible .no title as is…”

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1949 Jeepster Plum City, WI $6000

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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?

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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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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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Older pics: Continue reading

 
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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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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

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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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