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1949 Jeepster Brookline, MA $8900

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: I’m surprised this one hasn’t sold.

(09/11/2020) Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5047812781902903/

or https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/brookline-village-1949-willys-jeepster/7212959473.html

“1949 Willys Jeepster Overland. This is the origination of the Jeep. 65,000 miles, runs great. 3 on the tree, convertible top. Coolest car I have ever owned. Clean title and registered. I drive it all the time.”

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1949 Jeepster El Paso, TX $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has no title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/334598720986906

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“For Sale is a Classic 1949 Willys Jeepster. It is the rarest of the 3 years it was in production. It is 99.9% complete! Two Wheel Drive with 4 Cylinder Engine and 3 Speed Transmission with Overdrive. Engine Compartment is Original with the exception of the Paper filter.

Harbor Blue/Sky Blue in Color
New Master Cylinder
New Wheel Cylinders
New Brake Pads and Drums Turned
Aftermarket Vintage Turn Signals
Spare Engine
Spare Transmission
Spare Front and Rear End
6 Volt Electric Fuel Pump
AM/FM Monaural Radio
Original Air Cleaner
New Gas Tank
New Top and Side Curtains, however not yet Installed
All Shop Manuals are Included
4 Window Irons
Two Boxes of Spare Parts
4 Extra Wheels
Does Need New Battery
I’ve owned this vehicle for 15 years, and when not in use, was kept under a custom tarp!! The transaction will be by a Bill of Sale, there is NO TITLE”

 
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1948 Jeepster Lugoff, SC $16,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks in great shape.

https://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/d/lugoff-1948-willys-jeepster/7214447945.html

“Convertible! 4 cylinder engine with 3 speed manual. Push button starter in floor. Runs and drives. Very cool classic that is a head turner! Price is firm.”

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1949 Jeepster Sandwich, NH $6200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Some work has been completed.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/center-sandwich-1949-willys-overland/7213639756.html

“I have a 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster project car that I can’t complete due to a back and neck injury. The car is disassembled for restoration. All parts are bagged and tagged with photo documentation and comes with the maintenance manual. Powered with a 6 cyl Hurricane engine coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The body has new floors and rocker panels installed along with repaired rear wheel wells. There is no rust on the body. If interested, I could share a link that shows the process of disassembly. This would make a great nostalgic camp car for the right person.”

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1951 Jeepster Farmingdale, NY $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/farmingdale-1951-willys-jeepster/7214166961.html

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“1951 Willys Jeepster Resto-mod powered by a rebuilt 1955 Ford 312 with rebuilt automatic transmission, Mustang II Independent Front Suspension, Front Disc Brakes, and new Dual Master Cylinder. Rack and pin steering, reinforced frame (to handle the extra torque), 12-volt conversion. Painted Kelsey Hayes Wired Wheels.

Full restoration of the body. Distressed metal removed and new welded in place.

Painted in 1955 Ford ‘Seafoam Green and Black’, which is absolutely stunning.

All new interior, done by the Jeepster Man in New Jersey.

This drives like a modern car, with plenty of power to go and stop. You will not see another one in this condition on the East Coast.”

 
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1948 Jeepster Panama City, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Needs some work, but runs.

“1948 Willys Jeepster has all the chrome which has been redone just needs to be put together runs and new paint extra hood call for more information”

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1948 Jeepster Middlebury, CT $13,750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Nice looking Jeepster.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/618095882210586/

“1948 Willys Jeepster Frame off rebuild Rebuilt Engine New Clutch New Wiring New Brakes New White Vinyl Cover New Radial tires (Old School) New Hubcaps New Rugs New Beauty Rings Many new chrome pieces and ton new Parts”

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Year? Jeepster Miami, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(09/17/2020) May need some work.

“1948 to 1950 garage kept last 40 years. No rust.”

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1949 Jeepster Meriden, CT $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,000.

()9/16/2020) Bill shared this nice looking, stock Jeepster.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/atq/d/meriden-jeep/7196329423.html

“a dashing four-cylinder sports phaeton which has captured much of the elusive quality of Continental models.”

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1949 Jeepster Manchester, CT $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Bill spotted this ex-shriner jeep for sale.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/manchester-1949-willys-overland-jeepster/7209447022.html

“V8, automatic, shriner parade car.”

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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9950.

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

“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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE; **SOLD** Was $10,700.

(09/18/2020) Looks road ready.

“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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