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1951 Jeepster Alton, Nh $600

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $600.  Pic now provided.  It runs and drives.

(05/01/2010) “This is a project or parts car but is very unique. The motor does run and the transmission works. I cut out the rear floor pans and have the replacements this also has no interior but i have the top frame to it. I may consider trades for a boat. Thanks.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/1861956894.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Scotland, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7200

(07/22/2010) This is a good price for an East Coast Jeepster.

“1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER FROM ARIZONA. MOM’S WEEKEND CRUISER. ORIGINAL RUST FREE CAR. ALWAYS GARAGED. NEW PAINT, CLOTH OEM WIRING HARNESS, 8 VOLT BATTERY WITH ORIGINAL 6 VOLT SYSTEM, ALL NEW BRAKES, RECONDITIONED RADIATOR AND FUEL TANK. RUNS AND DRIVE EXCELLENT WITH ORIGINAL L HEAD 4 CYLINDER AND 3 ON THE TREE WITH OD. ENGINE REBUILD UNKNOWN BUT RUNS PERFECTLY WITH NO SMOKE OR FUNNY NOISES. REBUILT STEERING BOX AND ALL NEW FRONT END COMPONENTS. ORIGINAL 6-VOLT HORN WORKS. EXCELLENT INTERIOR. GUAGES ARE A BIT ROUGH AND EXHAUST IS JUST OK. WIPERS DO NOT WORK BUT THIS ISN’T A CAR FOR A RAINY DAY ANYWAY. THIS CAR IS IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE AND ABOUT AS ORIGINAL AS YOU WILL FIND. YOU WON’T BE DISSAPPOINTED! PHONE IS BETTER THAN E-MAIL … !”

 
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1969 Commando Payson, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Brett spotted this one as well.  It looks in very good stock condition.

“69 jeepster commando super clean under 75000 original miles v6 manual all stock”

 
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1950 Jeepster Redwood City, Ca $5000

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

(06/01/2010) This needs some work.

“For Sale is a complete 1950 Willys Overland Jeepster Convertible in restorable condition.
I have just completed a duplicate and the results are very impressive. Fun car to drive and turns a lot of heads. Newly rebuilt F-134 4 cylinder engine with 3 speed transmission. Engine is very strong and transmission is in good condition. Some rust in floor boards and rocker panels which are easily found online. All parts available to fully restore. Good tires, brakes stop but will need to be replaced. Includes convertible top and side curtains. Paint is passable but you will probably re-paint to complete this excellent project car. Too many projects and too little time. First $5,000 cash take it”

 
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1948 Jeepster Grove City, Oh **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This is a project.

“1948 Willys Overland Jeepster.Was in process of restoration.All parts that were removed appear to still be with car, seats, bumpers, etc. More pictures available via email.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Project Tustin, Ca eBay

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The work so far on this project looks very nice.

“You are looking at a custom built 1950 Willys Overland Jeepster . This vehicle was originally created for vintage long range rallies, but times have changed, and I need to sell. This vehicle has just been completed and has approximately 25 total miles on the brand new Chevy crate HO350 engine, and entire rebuilt drive train, SM465 4-speed, Dana 18 transfer case with twin-stick shifters and Warn Overdrive, and Dana 44s from the donor 1983 Wagoneer – All freshly rebuilt.

Drive to the summer 4 wheel drive events in the coolest, newest old Jeep around. Or just drive it around town, top down, enjoying the Summertime! Jeep (ie Willys Overland) COULD have offered this vehicle in 1950. Instead, they chose to offer everything only in 4WD while the Jeepster was only available in 2WD. This is the truck that should have been ….”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1948 Jeepster Camarillo, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8900

(05/20/2010) This looks like a nice restoration.

“1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER CONVERTIBLE. NEW TOP, NEW BRAKES, TUNED UP, NEW INTERIOR, GUAGES WORK FINE, NEW STEERING WHEEL, NEW CARPETS, 3 SPEED, 4 CYLINDER WITH OVERDRIVE. A GREAT CLASSIC. OVER $14000 INVESTED IN IT. SELL CHEAP PRICE FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS ONLY!!! $8900 CASH OR TRADE FOR NICE MOTORHOME OR CLASSIC CAR OR GOOD RUNNING CAR!”

 

 
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1949 Jeepster Irwin, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

“Original Steel Frame and Body  · 350 V8 Oldsmobile Rocket Engine · Oldsmobile 4-Speed Automatic and Drive Train · Mustang II Front End · Oldsmobile Tilt Wheel and Gauges · Power Brakes and Power Steering · Dual Exhaust (SS) with Glasspak Mufflers · Mustang II Cloth & Leather Interior · Stereo with Tape Deck & Four Speakers · Leather Boot · Chrome Wheels (American Racing) · Burlwood Dash and Door Panels · Black Convertible Top with Side Curtains (Like New) · Body Paint is Red Metallic and Maroon · Interior is Red with Black Floor Rug/Mats. Price is negotiable. Very nice driver.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Sioux City, SD **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Note the unusual leather work on the inside of the door.

“1950 Willy’s Jeepster. Tooled interior, 3 speed, 4 cylinder, f-head.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Land O’ Lakes, Fl **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

This looks pretty good.

“95% restored runs good all original please”

 

 
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1949 Jeepster Lake Tapps, Wa $9,950

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UPDATE;  Price dropped to $9950

(02/05/2010) Here’s a nice looking Jeepster.

“1949 Willy’s Overland Jeepster, Runs great! Has a 289 V-8 engine, automatic transmission, CD Player (w/detachable face), power steering, power brakes, cloth top convertible w/side curtains. Extra grill and headlights come with it. Great start for a collector vehicle or addition to the ones you have! Is in very good condition but not perfect. Was asking $15,000.00, then reduced to $12,000.00 and now $9,950 OBO- we really need the space in our garage so our loss and your gain! Also open to trade for: toy hauler, trailer for hauling, snow blower, orv / atv Only serious inquiries please and if this posting is still up then it is still for sale! Call Tim @ (253) 405-6328”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/1814467007.html

 
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1948 Jeepster Lancaster, Ca **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

(03/28/2010) This Jeepster appears well priced.

“1948 WILLYS OVERLAND 2 D0OR PHEATON CONVERTIBLE JEEPSTER. 327 ENGINE W/LOW MILES SINCE REBUILD, 2 SPEED POWERGLIDE TRANSMISSION, FORD REAR END, RUNS GREAT, GOOD UPHOLSTRY, RED NEON LIGHTS UNDER FRAME, CASSETTE AM-FM RADIO, COMES WITH WINDOW INSERTS, CONVERTIBLE TOP IS MANUAL WITH BOOT COVER. TRANSMISSION HAS SMALL. SEAL LEAK, CHROME RIMS WITH WHITE WALL TIRES. GETS THUMBS UP EVERY WHERE IT GOES. $7.0000.00”

 
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1948 Jeepster Norco, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4850

(02/25/2010) “You are bidding on a 1948 Willys Jeepster Convertible. It has original running gear and 4 cylinder engine. This vehicle runs great and drives wonderful. Also features overdrive. Sets on a 12 volt charging system. Has bucket seats in the front and a bench seat in the back. It has been stored indoors. This vehicle is red with a white convertible top and plastice windows in good condition. Speedomoter is broke but has no more than 70,000 miles. Should you have ANY questions please call me BEFORE bidding.”

 

 
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1950 Jeepster Ephrata, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a nice Jeepster that includes an 8-track tape player.

“Parade car.  This jeepster is an older restoration from Ohio.  It was a Shriner’s parade car and was in the Jeepster Club of America.  I have owned and enjoyed it for three years with no problems.  It has a Buick V6, power steering and an automatic transmission.  I’m sure the original mileage is over 100,000 miles but I have no idea of the true miles.  It was obviously restored at one time but would need to be redone at some point if you want a show car.  It looks good going down the road and garners lots of attention and thumbs up.  Top is good with a boot and all side windows. It is the original color scheme which was a hard to get color.  It has sixteen horns and a great eight track with your very own Johnny Cash tape!  I can tell that it has had some rust repair in the past which is to be expected in a 60 year old Jeepster.  Buy this just in time for your local 4th of July parade. Vehicle is for sale locally, I reserve the right to end this auction early.”

 
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1951 Jeepster Plantersville, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

This appears to be in good condition.  This might make a good restoration.

“New Motor, New Radiator, New Brakes; Floor Pan Rust;”

 
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Gerald’s First Jeep — a $60 Commando

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Jeepster

A reader had mentioned at some point about a modification that involved replacing the front clip of a Commando with a CJ-5 front clip.  I asked for pictures and Gerald produced some from the first jeep he owned.  I really like the looks of the CJ-5 front clip on it.

He writes, “Since you are talking Jeepsters, this was my first ride.  I bought it for   60 bucks in October of 1979.  That means it was only 11 years old; yet look how rough it was.  Compare that to a 99 vehicle today.  Vehicles have certainly improved.  Anyway,  I though I was the shit at 14 with my own jeep.”

We got her going with another axle, tiger hair and spray can red from K-Mart. Dad would take it to the trail and then I could drive.

Then at 18 came the lift, new body panels and paint.  I had to knock the corners off the grille and put a CJ-5 Hood on it.

 
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1949 Jeepster Central New Jersey $11,900

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $11,900.

(09/24/2009) This is just a really nice Jeepster.

1949 willys overland Redone, interior paint, body drive train, 11K in receipts, 3 k in engine alone. sat for awile just put in new tires, battery, and brakes, lines. cycl two new drums. over $1500.  runs good, looks great, was appraised at $21K will sell $11,900.00 cash. Don,t need to sell but just dont use.”

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/1783022460.html

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The Commando C104

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster

A reader had asked me about the use of Inline 6s on early Jeepsters, so I found the answer on Wikipedia.  I left the page open while I went to lunch and when i came back, I noticed something I hadn’t notice earlier, a picture of the Commando C104 and it’s unusual grille.  I was used to seeing the Commando with the standard jeep/tines grille.  But, the 20,000 or so C104s that were built have a full-size grille that, at first glance, looked to me like it was borrowed from a Bronco.

Anyway, maybe you all knew this, but it was a surprise to me.  Below are some pics that show the evolution of the front of a Jeepster/Commando.

1948 2WD 4 cyl Willys Jeepster (aka VJ-2):

1949 2WD 4 & 6 cyl Willys Jeepster (aka VJ-3):

1950 2WD 4cyl & 6cyl Willys Jeepster (1951 Jeepsters are left overs from the 1950 production year).  These were also known as the VJ-3 463 (4cyl) and VJ-3 663 (6cyl) for part of the year and then the model was changed to VJ-473 (4cyl)  and VJ-673 (6cyl):

1966-1971 Kaiser Jeep’s “Jeepster Commando” Model C-101 (4wd).  There were several different models, but they all appear to have the same front as best as I can tell.

2 1972 Commando C-104s:  The top Commando has a chromed front and the bottom Commando’s front has been modified (and is for sale now).

 
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1949 Jeepster Ventura, Ca eBay

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UPDATE:  There’s been some discussion about the engine not being stock on the ebay ad.  The stock inline 6 would have been an L 166 ‘lightning’ from what i have read.  However, the engine looks so nice in there, I don’t think it matters that it isn’t original.

Here’s a beautiful car that comes with a matching coffee mug.

“This is a very nice Jeepster that has just completed a very thorough cosmetic restoration to high standards. It was totally rust free having been in southern California all its life. Last year the owner brought me a coffee mug from a café in San Diego and he told me “Restore my Jeepster to match this mug. I love the color!” I think we succeeded.

The Jeepster body was disassembled down to the body tub which was left on the chassis as the floors were perfect. Body work was performed as required and the beautiful green paint was applied, color sanded and polished. It is stunning. Fenders were painted off the car to get a nice finish under the hood. The black second color was done the same way. We repainted the interior and dash as well.

The rare factory original OHV six cylinder engine was cleaned and painted having been previously rebuilt and in great running condition. This is a much more desirable engine than the four which is most Jeepsters. The transmission is a three speed with overdrive. Brakes were recently redone and work great. Tires are recent and are Coker white walls with a newer spare to match. Exhaust is great. Shocks are all new and the front suspension was totally rebuilt.

The top and side curtains are all brand new in a tan color that offsets the green and black to perfection. Top frame was repainted. The seats are older but in great shape and are black to match the trim. Steering wheel is new reproduction ….”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1951 Jeepster Geauga, Oh $3250

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The engine needs a head gasket replaced.

“Selling a nice project car to make way for another. It’s a rare 1951 Willys Jeepster that is reported to be one of the last off the assembly line. It has a 6 cylinder f-head 161 cubic inch engine in it that runs but needs work (head gasket). Also has an overdrive transmission for good fuel economy. Odometer shows 80K miles. Has radio and heater … The Jeepster is in overall good condition. I bought it a few years ago from a fellow in West Virginia with the intent to restore to original. Another car’s caught my eye so this has to go … The front floors have been patched, the rears are good as-is. The body has minor rust but is very workable. The frame and suspension are in great shape with just the average surface scale. All lights work.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1772277592.html

 
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Wanted: Here is a buyer for a Jeepster near Spokane

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“Looking for a willy’s jeepster to buy,must be in good running condition and stock.
208-661-1953”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1770719649.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Reading, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

This is a good looking, stock Jeepster.

“Nice Driver. Engine,Steering,Brakes all rebuilt.New original wiring harnes. May trade for Galaxie,Willys wagon or antique/classic car or truck.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Waterloo, In $8500

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Here’s a highly customized  Jeepster.  It looks like a great price given the number of updates.

“‘1950 Willys Jeepster Custom Convertible, 1989 S10 Frame w/ 2″ drop spindles, 6″ channelled, fresh 355 Chevy engine, 420 comp cam, 300HP 327 heads, 700R4 trans, R & P steering. Daily Driver! You can drive it home for $8500.00. Email me at hotrodmama1948@yahoo.com or call me at 260-927-5752. I can email you more pictures.”

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/1755521667.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Tuckahoe, Ny $2500

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It runs, but needs work.

“1950 Willly’s Overland Jeepster Convertible. Only 19,000 ever made. Car runs but needs restoration. Mechanics manual available.”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/cto/1753991316.html

 
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1968 Commando Salt Lake City, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

“1968 Jeepster Commando Roadster.  Buick 225 V6 Aluminum head, new alternator, exhaust- runs strong. New brakes & new floors inside. Rollbar. 3spd. Rocker Box Transmission (shifts a little rough- needs work). Needs Master Cyl.  Exterior sprayed with yellow Rhino Liner treatment for durability. Also custom bulk head installed for pickup truck look, if desired. New bikini top.  This is a really cool classic Jeep that is in need of some TLC! Lots of $$ invested, just no time to finish. My loss your gain!  Asking $2400/OBO. ”