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1949 Jeepster Grove, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Looks in good shape.

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“1949 Willys Jeepster
Another car from my parents collection. They purchased it over 15 years ago from Idaho. Someone did a great job with the later model change over V8 and Auto Transmission, 400 Pontiac Engine. Looks like console and some interior also came from a Pontiac Firebird.
2 wheel drive. We did a minor freshen up restoration including cleaning fuel lines, new brake lines, new battery and new distributor.
No Rust! Convertible Top and Interior are very clean and well taken care of. Starts, Runs and Drives Great.
Really fun convertible car. Prices right. No DISAPPOINTMENTS!”

 
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1950 Jeepster St. George, UT $8500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Runs and drives.  Powered by Ford.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-george-1950-willys-jeepster/7205133897.html

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“This very rare 1950 Willys Jeepster is one of only 5,845 cars built this year. A total of 19,132 Jeepsters were ever made in the years 1948, 1949, and 1950. Compare that to the one year numbers of the 1965 Mustang at 559,451 cars, and you can see just how rare they are. This one is a real Unicorn, because it has zero cancer anywhere I have looked. The areas where they typically rust are just beautiful. The power is from a more modern Ford; it is a 2.3 Liter overhead cam engine that runs very well, and has considerably more horsepower than the original Flathead 4, plus it has Electronic Ignition and a new 60 amp Alternator. The transmission is a freshly rebuilt C-4 3 speed automatic. The original fuel and amp gauge work great as do the aftermarket Oil, Water, and Amp Gauges. The top is in decent condition; just needs a window sewn in. No side curtains, but they are easy to come by. To be a 35K show car it will need new paint and some work done to it, but you can drive it home as it is! This is a real bargain at 8500.”

 
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1949 Jeepster Damascus, OR $13,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has updated powertrain.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/damascus-1949-jeep-willys-jeepster/7203710872.html

“1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER
NO RUST!
MUSTANG 200 6 CYL ENGINE
C-4 AUTOMATIC TRANS MISSION
RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!
LEATHER INTERIOR
NEW TIRES
TOP WITH SIDE CURTAINS (CLEAR WINDOWS)
$13,500 OBO INTERESTING TRADES?”

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1950 Jeepster Randolph, NY **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $8900.

Has some updates.

“1950 Willys Jeepster. Excellent body. V-6, at, ps. Modern front seats. No top. Runs, drives, stops. Restore, or drive as is. Bill of Sale. $8,900.”

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1949 Jeepster Taylor, MI $9950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9950.

(09/04/2020) Looks like a fun ride.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/taylor-1949-willies-jeepster/7197818464.html

“1949 Jeepster 2dr Cabriolet, very good condition, 302 V8, C4 Trans, Mustang II front suspension, Rack & Pinion Pwr Strg. Newer tires, Good brakes, Runs Great lots of power. Full top and Lexan side curtains keeps it dry in the rain. Good wipers and Heater.”

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1948 Jeepster La Crosse, WI $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Jeepster

Seller took this as part of a trade.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/la-crosse-1948-willys-jeepster/7191824523.html

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“1948 jeepster, in good condition, took in on trade but thinking of selling, just don’t have much time, frame totally under coated, mustang 2 font end with disc brakes, ford 9″ rear with possi, chevy 350 with a blower, turbo 350 transmission. It’s a very cool old car, still needs some finishing, stock seats have new covers, needs a new top, door panels and some finishing, paint has some scuffs but I like that look, possible trades for same value, family boat plus cash or part classic car trade considered 14,500obo”

 
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1948 Jeepster Uniontown, OH Auction Oct 15

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This auction takes place THURSDAY October 15 in Uniontown, Ohio.

https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3478739.html

“1948 Willys Jeepster, motor is of an original style and may be correct for the car, paint is adequate and seats and top are good, body and frame are solid, it is said to run and drive – 1988 Jaguar, 2000 Mercedes Benz and 1948 Willys Jeepster have all been stored in climate controlled building.”

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1967 Jeepster Convertible Hamilton, OH $4200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Might be a good price if it runs and drives as advertised.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773564976801864/

“67 Jeepster, runs and drives but needs work. Body has had some work done, needs new top, I have extra doors and tailgate. Mileage is unknown. Needs to be rewired, interior is in use able shape. Has had brake work and suspension work done.might trade for fishing boat or golf cart of equal value.it will need to be towed due to bad tires. Call [hidden information], leave message if I don’t answer, thanks for looking”

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1949 Jeepster Sales Tool Brochure for the Sales Force

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Jeepster

This unique 36-page Jeepster sales tool aimed at the Willys-Overland sales force likely underscores a general lack of understanding about the Jeepster. It was a different enough vehicle from the utilitarian wagons, trucks and universal jeeps that the sales force may have had a challenge selling it to their standard clientele. That’s the only reason I can think that W-O created this document. I have not seen similar documents for other models.

Note that at one point the document argues that the Jeepster is NOT a convertible and NOT a sedan, but a SPORTS PHAETON. Bill pointed out to me that, like him, I always pronounced Phaeton  “Fay-ton”, with an accent on the first syllable. However, he saw a newsreel the other day and the voice-over pronounced it more like ‘Fay-et-on’ or ‘Fay-uh-ton; distinctly three syllables.

Moreover, the dictionary suggests that a Phaeton is pretty much a convertible or a touring open air car, rooted in a word for an open air four-wheeled wagon. Perhaps some more knowledgeable can distinguish between a Phaeton and a convertible??

Some of these pages worked better when shown together, so I’ve sewn together a few of them …

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1949 Jeepster Springfield, MO $10,700

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks road ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574673993254755/

“49 Willy’s Jeepster. 4 cyl. 3 speed”

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1950 Jeepster Tulsa, OK $4750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Could be worth a look at this price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/331031871303553/

“1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER- NEEDS TO BE RESTORED GOOD CONDITION FOR THE AGE-”

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1949 Jeepster West Springfield, MA $4750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still Available. There’s another one that was for sale in Springfield that has a red grille rather than a yellow grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233372824774424

” Sir Ed Griffin has to sell his 1949 Jeepster, V8 engine, has new tires, 2 sets of hubcaps, a new top, needs a little TLC it has been sitting for about a year. He is asking $4750.00 or make him an offer.”

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Jeepster & Commando Kennebunk, ME $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This seller has a Jeepster Convertible ($3900 … and looks pretty solid) and a Jeepster Comando ($3000), both projects, that he’ll sell for $6000 combined.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/630553621215872/

“Yellow jeepster commander did run and drive solid frame and floors needs restoration mostly body work and cosmetics $3000 . The second Jeep is a 1965 jeepster alot more rare does not run but come with an extra motor and for the most part besides needing a top and body work is pretty solid as well. I would 3900.00 for that one. These are an older version of a Jeep cj or Jeep Wrangler unlimited. Really cool and worth big money once they are restored. I will sell the pair for 6000.00 cash no less just make them go away. Please no low ball offers”

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1948 Jeepster Boswell, PA $4800

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks complete. Maybe the rust isn’t too bad?

https://altoona.craigslist.org/for/d/boswell-1948-willys-overland-jeepster/7175351109.html

“3 speed with over drive. Does not run.”

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1967 Jeepster Convertible Sun Valley, ID Auction

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This nice looking Jeepster Convertible will be auctioned on Saturday, September 5th.

http://www.silverauctions.com/auction_view.php?eventid=322&lotid=97863

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1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando Longview, WA $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

The odometer reads 9471 miles, but the grille pitting suggests to me the mileage is higher? Maybe the actual mileage is 109471?

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/longview-1971-hurst-jeepster/7183017443.html

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1950 Jeepster York, PA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/329664551521152/

“Classic car. In need of TLC. If your looking for a classic car and like to restore them, this car is for you. I dont know much about the car itself but I made this post for my mother”

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2 1967 Jeepster Commandos + 2 Bodies Yakima, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Blaine spotted this combo for sale. Could be a good value for the right person.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/yakima-jeepsters-plus-parts-bodies/7169216562.html

“1967 2 – Jeepsters plus parts bodies
All go together. Have Titles.”

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1949 Jeepster McCook, IL $13,250

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/173328167350435/

“Car has been finished a few years ago and has been parked inside. With a cover on it. Very Rare 2 wd Is located in Mc Cook, Illinois”

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1950 Jeepster Evert, MI $13,525

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/299337241120210/

“1950 Willys Jeepster hot rod! V8 Chevy drivetrain, 350 engine and trans”

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1968 “Woody” Jeepster Commando Fremont, WI $5300

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Wood bodies

Who wants to see just what’s under those side panels?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/727732281102094/

“1968 Jeep Camando, V-6, runs and drives great”

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1950 Jeepster Coopersville, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Not sure how much value is here. Isn’t running.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/638969723389764/

“1950 willys jeepster , it has been converted to 4×4, has amc v8, manual trans, powersteering, power brakes, it’s a neat project, exterior seems solid, has had floor work. Hasn’t ran in a while, engine turns free, frame is solid, has some spare parts inside, interiors not correct, 5000.00”

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1951 Jeepster Scio, OR $1700

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Here’s a project that TJ spotted. Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/331233538260819/

“Mostly there. Needs everything. Thought I would have more time, but I don’t. Extra motors available. L134 block in it, no head. Possible delivery. Paperwork for title. Have an inline 6, an f head, and a 1992 cummins available also. Please don’t ask if it is available, it is. Might consider a trade.”

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Year? Jeepster Pikeville, KY $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks in good shape. It’s listed as a ‘1946’.

https://eastky.craigslist.org/cto/d/pikeville-jeepster-willys/7167329983.html

“1946 Jeepster
Great condition
Runs great
Garage kept
Will consider trade on a mini backhoe”

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1948 Jeepster Springfield, VT Auction Aug 29th

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

There are two auctions. It appears the Aug 29th auction will include the Jeepster.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/atd/d/springfield-estate-auction/7162513454.html

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“The Estate of Lewis Baldvins, Springfield, VT. NO ADDITIONS. There will be two auctions. August 1, content of barn, out building and grounds. Second auction content of household August 29. 1948 Willy’s Overland Jeepster Convertible, (63,000) original miles, with many upgrades. Content of wood work shop. Commercial grade machinery, modern, antique & vintage tools. (30) large “live edge” Western Maple from Idaho planks, generous wood lots, cherry, walnut, oak, pine etc. Snow plow, old bricks, Artic Cat, trailers, flag pole, fencing, wagon wheels, fall chains & others. Antique trunks, fishing gear, baseball bats, plywood, cooper, several benches & vices. Aprox. (400) lots. Must wear mask.
August 1, (10:00) preview starting at (8:00) Also preview 7/29 – 7/31 (12:00 – 5:00) No internet bidding, left bids accepted. No Vermont Sales Tax. (15%) Buyers Premium. Cash or Check with ID. Directions From VT Interstate exit 7, drive to Springfield village light. Follow Summer st/rte143 (2.3) miles, past Human Society, take first left on to Eureka Rd (1) mile, Auction site 297 Eureka Rd on right. Rain or Shine,”