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1948 Jeepster Laguna Beach, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $14,500.  Pretty girl added.

(06/25/2009) This looks really nice, but I’m not sure I’m big on the palm fronds.

“1948 Willys Jeepster ,Converted To each Cruiser.All restored has some paint blemmishes,4 cylinder 6 volt 3 on the tree tranny.Have originol top ,boot and side windows clean. Was running great has 2 week cylinders needs rebuilt ”

 

 
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1950 Jeepster Del Valle, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500.

“This 1950 Willys Jeepster Restomod is a very unique and beautiful ride. It has many modern improvements to make it more streetable and fun to drive in today’s traffic. It has over Double the Horsepower of the original engine with an Automatic Transmission, a modern Steering box, a Tilt Steering Wheel with Turn signals front and rear, and Four way Flashers. The steering is very smooth and easy; There is absolutely no need for power steering. It has been completely rewired 12 volt with a modern fuse block, headlight relays, a twelve volt headlight switch with a 12 volt instrument regulator and a 12 to 6 volt diode to run the original fuel gauge. A new set of Sunpro gauges have been installed in the dash to take care of monitoring the oil pressure, water temp, and voltage. Here is a list of what has been done to the car:

3.7 Liter Buick V-6 “oddfire engine” 150 horsepower Runs like new; never smokes, no leaks of any kind. Excellent gas mileage
New Pertronix Electronic Ignition with new NGK plugs and New Accel Super Stock Wires
New fuel pump and hard line from gas tank
New Chrome gas pedal with braided cable
New Chrome 100 amp Alternator and New 72 month battery
Crossflow radiator with Transmission cooler, flex fan, overflow tank, and a Chrome fan shroud. Engine always runs cool
ST-300 Super Turbo Automatic Transmission with shifter on steering column. Shifts smoothly with no issues or leaks of any kind
Custom installed rear axle from a 1967 Camaro. Again, no leaks, Smooth with no funny noises
New 15×7 American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels with New Cooper 235 75 Radial Tires, and Chrome Spline-style Tuner Lug Nuts with Socket
New Driveline
New Willwood Aluminum Tandem Brake Master Cylinders with a New Willwood Aluminum Brake Pedal assembly
New Brake hard lines everywhere with new Flex lines up front
New Slave Cylinders, riveted Brake Shoes and Hardware Front and Back
New inline switch for brake lights
Emergency brake cable is installed, but needs some tweaking. Although system is all new, it is still just manual drum brakes. I would upgrade to discs on the front in the future if it is driven hard
Custom installed heater from a modern Toyota 4 Runner. Works great and fan is very smooth and quiet
Hood has custom installed Gas Struts that open the hood automatically. No prop rod needed, and hood is much more stable
New internal safety catch for hood as well as new outside stainless hood safety latches
Hood also has custom installed Metal air vents borrowed from a 1967 Mustang Fastback
Signaltone air horns are very loud and work well, but will need an onboard air system to make them functional
New Header style Chrome side pipes with new aluminized hook up pipes and new flanges from manifolds. The Oddfire Engine has a great sound thru them
Convertible top is not new, but in decent shape It will need two outer catches that go on the top. the center catch works well and I had it transported that way with no problems; Just forgot to order the latches. They are about 40 dollars a piece brand new
Jeepster also has a red boot in nice condition, and a white roadster style full cover with a zip out center so driver can drive with the top down and stay warm with the heater going; Plus it just looks cool!
New cowl to hood rubber weather-strip and new windshield to vent window rubber weather-strip
Red upholstery is in very nice condition with matching side panels
New High Quality Viper Red Basecoat / Clearcoat paint with Black accents and House of Kolor Red Ice Pearl in the clear. Interior red paint is not new; Looks good, but is not perfect
Chassis was pressure washed while on a lift, then treated with a rust inhibiter / neutralizer, rinsed, then sprayed with Dominion Sure Seal Undercoating to protect the solid, original floors
Spare tire has the rare Hard Cover also done in Viper Red Basecoat / Clearcoat
New Side mount Antenna. Original AM radio front piece is installed in the dash, but there is no radio
Very nice Custom Aluminum Glove box insert behind the Chromed cover on right side of dash. Needs the ‘Jeepster’ script on the cover
New Speedometer cable going to an original 1949 gauge and dash
New Red LED High Beam indicator; New Green LED turn signal Indicators New dimmer switch from a 1967 Camaro
New Windshield Wipers, but the vacuum motor has not been hooked up
Glass has all been replaced and is in very nice condition
New ignition switch, New outside rear View Mirror
New front floor mats”

 
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1949 Jeepster Chicago, Il $1200

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I’m not sure what is all here.

“Disassembled 1949 Willys Jeepster, Body rebuilt with new steel inner&outter rockers, new steel floors. All other body parts, no Motor, Trans, or axles. $1200”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/2067775280.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Kansas City, Mo $9000

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Nice …

“49 Willys Jeepster in excellent condition. No rust. SBC/PG. Like new top and side curtains. Runs and drives perfectly. ASking $9000 Or trade for another car of equal or better value. Prefer cash. Email only.”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2048383005.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Shadle, Wa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  This appears to have been sold. Was listed at $4750.

This is one of the best prices I’ve seen on a nice looking rebuilt Jeepster with an automatic. I did some research earlier this year looking for this type of Jeepster and $8000 was the lowest price I found.

“1949 Willys Jeepster- Runs and drives great- Re-powered with a chevy 283 and powerglide transmission-engine has new edelbrock carb-water pump -starter-alternator-chrome valve and oil and tranny pans etc. New dual exhaust put on by Doc’s mufflers- new tires and wheels from Les Schwab- Has been completley rewired with new harness and wiring – body is rust free besides some slight undercarriage rust. Have a new top in the box and I have all the side curtains that are in good shape – stereo w/ remote. Speedometer and fuel gauge work and temp gauge- electric pusher fan – 12v wiper motor– car has collectors plates-

Car is in by no means a show car yet but is fun to drive and gets a lot of attention. This is the last time I will post this – I have lowered the price from $6700 to $5400 to $4750 now this price is firm!!!!!! No tire kickers please…. And if you don’t have the money to purchase please do not email with questions. Thank you- I will also trade for a pair of decent four wheelers.”

 
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1949 Jeepster Woodland Park, Co $3500

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The price is pretty high for a none running project, but this looks like it could restore pretty well.

“1949 Willys Jeepster, only built for 3 years, new mexico vehicle so it is very solid, odometer reads 43,000, it has a ford V-6 in it, it is supposidly a running vehicle but it has not ever been tried since my dad has owned it (2 years) he bought it out of New Mexico brought it home and hasn’t had time for the project due to medical issues. so now it is for sale. if you have any questions please call Larry 847-343-1934”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/2034242870.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Mineola, Tx **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was  $6000

(02/16/2010) It needs a little engine work, but looks great.

“1950 Jeepster off frame restoration done back in 1988, Jeepster runs but needs some engine work $6000.00 Firm, vehical is located in Mineola ,tx farm been garage keep for the past 12 years.”

 
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1972 Commando Loveland, Co Make Offer

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HOG spotted this slick Commando.

“BLACK BEAUTY ! Hall ass !!! (Frame Off Resto.)! Rebuilt 401AMC Motor, GM th400 trans, ps, pb, 2 soft tops! And a White hard top with side sliders ! cd player , New tires , leather bucket seats, looks and runs great ! poss trades ? make offer! PLEASE DONT BE A LOW BALL DICK !!! YES THAT MEANS YOU ! THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST ONES YOU WILL EVER FIND !!! 970 581-3099”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1986082774.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Bonham, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $1200. **SOLD**

This jeepster needs some loving.

“For sale here is a 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster. We believe it is a 1949 as it has a 6 cylinder engine and the flat front grill. It has 5 original hubcaps. It is very complete and seems to be missing only a top clamp and the back seat. The spark plugs are out of the engine, so figure it is locked up tight. The driver’s side is a little rough with some bondo showing and some rust around the front of the rear fender and body. There is major rust in the floor under the carpet but the rest of the car has mostly surface rust. The trim appears to be all there and in good shape. The grill is near perfect. The top bows are all there but fairly rusty. There is no title but I will furnish a bill of sale. I think the car has lots of potential for a restoration project. I can provide a number of other pictures via email.”

 
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Various Jeeps from Collection Quincy, Ca $37,000

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No images.

“After 40 years of restoring, collecting and loving older automobiles, Brother Chuck is selling out. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves old cars, needs the parts, tools, and projects to enjoy.

Here are some of the things for sale;

VEHICLES- Chevy flatbed truck early 50’s, clark travel trailer early 50’s, Ford Galaxie 1971, Citroens 3 each, one runs, International Pickup with camper shell, Toyota sedan, 73 Rivera, 1949 Dodge Route Van, 79 Honda Prelude, Willys Jeep, 51 Jeepster, 1947 Chevy Tow Truck-works good, Cadillac Barritz two each, 49 Jeepster, 68 Bonneville 428 does 130, 1930 American Austin, Dodge Power Wagon, 48 Olds and parts to go with them.

PARTS-There are a lot of 50’s era Chevy Truck and Willy’s Parts, suspension, body and motor parts. Hubcap collection too! More stuff too just ask!

TOOLS-There are older antique tools such as drill presses, grinders, welding things etc.

THE LOW DOWN-call Brother Chuck at 530-283-2842 and he can give you specifics of exactly what he has. Please no calls after 7:30 PM. He would really like to make someone a package deal on everything as he is pushing 80 years young and wants to simplify a little. Thanks for looking at this and God Bless You and Your Family!”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/1976656889.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Greensboro, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  No Price.

This is a pretty Jeepster.

“Up for sale is a 1950 Willys Jeepster. This is a very good driver that is dependable for trips. 6 cylinder with overdrive tranny. No smoke, no drips, cranks great! Very, very nice running Jeep. All gauges work, new shocks and runs on modern gas.

 
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1950 Jeepster Bratenahl, Oh $8000

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This looks good.

“Runs. New battery (6 volt), carb, brakes, brake lines, fuel lines, fuel tank, fuel pump. New Top in box ready to install. Seats fair. Needs electrical work, (Lights just stopped working), floor mats. Good Body, repainted 2006, Tends to “Vapoor Lock” about half the time so needs fuel line insulation. $ 8,000.00 OBO.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1966106428.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Fleetwood, Pa **unknown status**

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UPDATE:  Was priced at $800

(09/18/2010) Maggie forwarded this project. It looks like a good price.

“1950 Willys Jeepster body, frame, axles, running gear, motor, 4 tires and wheels.
Includes top bows, passenger door, passenger seat frame and rear seat frame, bumpers. Body in good condition. No front sheet metal. Valid PA title.”

 
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1949 Jeepster Friona, Tx $7250

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This is a good looking Jeepster.

“Model VJ Phaeton Convertible with original “go devil” 4 cylinder engine and 3 on the tree transmission with factory optional overdrive. All mechanicals have been rebuilt/restored with just over 400 miles driven since. It is a very smooth running and driving car. This is a 1949 model with production figures of only 5,845 built that year, and only 19,132 built over the 3 years of production. This one sports a yellow paint job with yellow and black interior. The top is in excellent condition as are all the side windows. Contact Bruce at 806-265-seventy one twenty one for more information.”

http://amarillo.craigslist.org/cto/1952112286.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Willow Glen, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5750.

This looks good for the price, though it isn’t original.

“49 Willys jeepster, original body etc….327 chevy engine, front end is a 4wd unit not connected to transfer case. In current registration. Asking $5750.00.”

 
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1948 Jeepster Waller, Tx $6500

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This has a Chevy S-10 rear.

“Engine & Transmission – 1980 Camero V6 350 Auto; Rear – 1998 Chevy S-10 Pick up; Interior Black vinyl door panels and seats. Black carpet. Have new top; Asking $6,500.00 OBO; No Title; Contact Bill between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm at 281-777-9005.”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1946553894.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Barlow, Oh $4950

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This appears in good shape. Unclear if it runs.

“1950 Willys Jeepster, Serial # 13651, $4950, Needs Restored.”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/1928034456.html

 
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1951 Jeepster Reno, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

“A 1951 Willy’s Jeepster Roadster that was restored in 2003. Has been in the garage for the last 3 years. Convertable Top, Great Paint and the Original Hurricane 6 cyl engine. Call for more details.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Greenville, SC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500

This looks good.

“You are looking at a Real nice 1950 Jeepsteer. She has a rebuilt Overhead engine and manual transmission! Give me a call so we can talk about how we can make my car yours. I feel that my price of $7,5,000.00 is very fair for a collector car like this one with the potential that this car has.”

 
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1949 Jeepster Pasadena, Ca $8800

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $8800

(08/13/2010) This looks great.

“NICE WILLYS JEEP NEED TO SELL ASAP PLEASE LOOK ALL ORRGINAL EVERY THING WORKS NEED TO SELL 310-930-2719 california car always lived in palm springs

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/1927487075.html

 
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1948 Jeepster Myrtle Point, Or **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7700

This is a nice looking Jeepster for the price.

“1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER OVERLAND STREET ROD. 327 CHEV ENGINE AUTO TRANS. RUNS AND DRIVES HAS HAD PREVIOUS RESTORATION. DECENT PAINT , INTERIOR OK. GOOD TIRES ASKING 7700.00 FIRM NO TRADES SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE. BUYER TO PICK UP ONLY. ”

 
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Colin’s ’48 Jeepster

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As I mentioned yesterday, besides his grandkids mini-jeep, Colin has worked on several different Willys.  Here’s his Jeepster that was featured a couple times in JP Magazine, specifically the June 2007 issue and the January 2008 issue.

Colin writes, “Here are some photos of our 48 Jeepster.  We have had this car for over 33 years and when we bought it, it had a non running Studebaker Champion 6 engine in it.  Once we got it running and back in decent visual and mechanical condition, we drove it that way for many years. Around 1990, I stored it in our garage and worked on other vehicles and a house remodeling project (a happy wife makes for a happy home!).  I did our Corvette restoration from 1994 until 1998.  After I retired in 2003, I began putting ideas together about re-doing the Jeepster.  I wanted a car that looked original on the outside, which it did already, but with an improved drivetrain and suspension under it to keep up with Phoenix area traffic.  After a lot of research, I decided a Buick V6 was the way to go.  I found a freshly rebuilt (still in the plastic) 1982 Buick 231 even fire V6 for a very reasonable price.  I pulled the front sheet metal off the Jeepster and got to work.  With an updated engine going into it, I chose to put a Mustang II front end kit with tubular A-arms, Ford disc brake rotors (I wanted to use stock Jeepster wheels, hubcaps and trim rings), and rack and pinion steering into the chassis.  A buddy of mine and I did the majority of the front end work in a weekend.  I used a set of engine mounts from Novak Engineering in Utah and bolted the engine to a 1967 Muncie close ratio 4 speed that was in my parts bin.  For the rear end, I found a 1969 Ford Mustang 8 inch with 2.79 gears.  That rear end is a bolt in for any of the 46-63 Willys 2 wheel drive wagons, panel deliveries and the 48-51 Jeepsters. I also used a front sway bar and on the rear, a Willys Jeepster/station wagon sway bar. I did upgrade the Buick with a set of finned aluminum valve covers from TA Performance,  a 4 bbl Holley 390 cfm carb from a 65 AMC 327 engine and dual exhausts.  The end result is a Jeepster that runs great( 1750 rpm at 65-70 mph), gets excellent gas mileage(about 26 at 65 mph) and handles like a sports car(better than our Corvette!).  All of this work was relatively easy, even though it took me a while.”

In this first pic you see both his Jeepster and the 1960 Surrey he purchased that can be seen here.  Colin has been restoring the Surrey as well.

 
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1948 Jeepster Springfield, Il **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5200.

(06/03/2010) This looks pretty good for the price.

“1948 jeepster new top new curtains, runs good, carburator need a little work.”

 
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3 Willys (Jeepster & 2 Wagons) La Center, Wa $500

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If the engines and drive trains are intact, then there is some value here.

“3 Willys parts vehicles, non-running, no titles. 2 Wagons, 1 is mid fifties, other is late fifties. Truck is late forties, early fifties. All have original? motors. Buyer must take all 3. These will need to be hauled on a flatbed trailer. Please e-mail for more pictures. Please call Frank, after 4:30pm M-F or anytime on the weekends for more information. 360.263.2085”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1892848596.html

 
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1948 Jeepster Placerville, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(05/28/2010) This hasn’t been run for a while.

“1948 willys jeepster, non opped, ran when parked 8 years ago, body very good, top good, frames for side curtains, $5,500k or trade for truck and trailer load of horse hay delivered,”