Jeepster Research Archives

Jeepster

To Top

1948 Jeepster Buffalo, NY $3750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

No pics provided.

“1948 Willy’s Jeepster Conv Phaeton, 75,021 Miles, Estate sale, no major rust, in storage for over 20 years. Partially disassembled, hood missing all other parts appear to be there including roof and side curtains. Call 716-983-7085 for more information.$3,750″

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/3038943156.html

 
To Top

1951 Jeepster Gilroy, Ca $24,900

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

That is one of the cleanest heads I’ve ever seen in a jeep.

“This is a stunning example of a1951 “Willys-Jeepster”. Almost impossible to find with only 19,131 produced from 1948-1951 and ONLY 5,845 from 1950-1951. The Jeepster is a two-wheel-drive convertible designed by Brooks Stevens. Stevens and Willys knew that returning World War II GIs would scoop up these fun-loving drop-tops as soon as they rolled off the assembly line, they are perhaps one of the most interesting vehicles in the storied off-road maker’s past: a sporty automobile rather than an off-road vehicle, this open-bodied car very rare and highly collectable, also it has secured a spot in history as the last true phaeton offered by a major domestic automaker. This Jeepster has a very recent extensive restoration only about 500 miles. The (new)paint and body are in excellent shape with proper lines and gaps. New chrome, new wiring, new rubber, new glass you get the idea. Only 84,954 original miles. Powered by the original Lighting flathead 6 cylinder which is a cast-iron 148.5-cu.in. block featuring a 3- x 3.50-inch bore and stroke, four mains and solid lifters, all working together to develop 72hp at 4,000 rpm with 6.42:1 compression(ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE 1951). Driven by its original 3-speed manual transmission with OVERDRIVE, ZERO RUST ZERO RUST REPAIR, up graded to a 12 volt system, period correct bias belted 3 inch White walls, original Willys hub caps and trim rings, original Willys steering wheel and factory gauges,( oil, temp. and water replaced with upgraded aftermarket gauges), new interior, original(Red) interior is in excellent condition and is included with the sale, new top, original side windows, rear steps, lots of restoration receipts, even touch up-paint. This super-cool ride will go 60-70 miles an hour on the freeway all day long. Very dependable, total blast to drive. Now on display at the home of “over the top cars” CHECKERED FLAG CLASSICS 7598 MONTEREY ST GILROY CA. 408-847-8788. Sold as-is California buyers are responsible for sales tax and license fees. On the web: checkeredflagclassics.com”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/ctd/3032011629.html

 
To Top

1980? Jeepster Convertible at Auction in Doswell, Va May 24th, 2012

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

No pics provided.  I’m not sure why the odd date, unless it has a more modern chassis.

“331± AC Virginia State Fairgrounds Complex, Caroline Co.,
Home of the State Fair of Virginia

INTELLECTUAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION: Closes Thurs, May 24, beginning at 2 PM

Inspection: Tuesday, May 22nd, 10 AM – 4 PM.

1980 Willys Jeepster Conv.”

http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=1425297&kwd=willys&zip=&category=0

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Edina, Mn $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

The two large pictures suggest this is nice.

“’49 JEEPSTER CONVERTIBLE YELLOW BODY, BLACK TOP WITH RED INTERIORS. BUICK V6, BUICK AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. CALL: 612 751 7644″

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/3023836439.html

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Lafayette, In eBay

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

HOG spotted this nice Jeepster.

“1949 WILLY’S JEEPSTER OVERLAND RESTORED BLACK/YELLOW NO EXCUSES! IT IS VERY AS NICE UNDERNEATH AS IT IS ON THE TOP. NON SMOKER AND NON SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS 765-586-9999 ASK FOR MIKE.”

View all the pics and info on eBay

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Cleveland, Oh $2500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

There might be some value here.

“1949 Willys VJ3 Jeepster (Jeep) convertible with continental, stock, 2WD, 4 cyl, 3 speed, stored indoors, GOOD to EXCELLENT body, frame, floors, and top, no holes in body, surface rust only, many extra new and used parts, 80 spoke wire wheels plus stock rims, needs paint, upholstery, and reassembled, clear Ohio title, old and lost interest, have new toy and need garage space, excellent starting point, DO IT YOUR WAY, ASKING $2500.00 (negotiable)

Mileage on title is 62,412.

Email or call (216) 531-4630 8AM to 8PM”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/3007651862.html

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Westminster, Md $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks nice.

“All original. Approximately 50k miles. Minor rust but looks very clean. 6 volt system. Inline 4 cylinder runs good and able to be driven. 2wd 3 speed on the column. Asking 10000 obo. Will send pictures to serious buyers. I’ve seen similar models going for 15 to 20k. Kbb for this model ranges from 8 for poor condition to 18k for excellent. Came in 2nd place at the pa jeep show. Call 4432442333 ask for David”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/3005799976.html

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster East Palatka, Fl eBay

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks very nice. Jeespterjim is selling this one.

“This is a 1950 Jeepster that runs and drives great. It was in the same family for 40 years.  It’s a nice daily driver at an affordable price. The engine has good compression  (105 on all cylinders) and was probably rebuilt not long ago. The top and interior are nice and the chrome is very nice. It has an older paint job, that is not perfect. It has the same typical rust issues that most Jeepsters have, but would not be a difficult restoration. You could drive it and fix it up as you go, or just enjoy it the way it is.

This Jeepster is brought to you buy jeepsterjim.com.  We are a full service, Jeepster Only, complete restoration facility. We specialize in 1948 – 1951 Willys Overland frame-off restoration of your Jeepster to include all aspects of a complete restoration. We can rebuild your engine, transmission, chassis, interior and all aspects of body work and paint. We can also do a partial restoration on any part of your Jeepster. We typically have a minimum of three Jeepsters undergoing restoration in our facility and maintain several parts cars for the hard to find items we need. We have a new, secure 30,0000 square foot facility located in Northeast Florida with a professional staff. You are invited to tour our facility or call for more information.  Call for more information 904-669-8668.”

View all the images at ebay

 

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Greeley, Co $40,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Not your average jeepster.

“50 Willys Jeepster 4X4 street rod convertible 2500 miles 383 with 6 pack. All mopar performance up grades – torque flyte – 441 posi-track. Trophy winner 970-381-4277″

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2999691686.html

 
To Top

1948 Jeepster Norfolk, Ne $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Not 100% original, but looks very nice.

“Restored 1948 Willys Jeepster. Starts and runs great. Restored in late ’80s. General Motors Automatic 6-cylinder. Has been stored inside and well-cared for. If interested, call or text Greg @ Four oh two, 6 four nine, 23sixty.”

http://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/3000056002.html

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Kent, Oh **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Last listed at $6200. **Status Unknown**

(08/23/2011) Bob spotted this nice looking Jeepster.

“1950 Willys Jeepster; only 5836 produced; owned since 1965; 75,000 original miles; recently converted to 12 volt system including new starter, generator, and battery; original tires have been recapped; convertible top is functional and includes side and rear curtains; excellent restoration project; runs and can be driven home.”

 
To Top

1948 Jeepster Brunswick, Oh eBay

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Jeepster • TAGS: , .

This looks like a great summer cruiser.

“2 Door Convertible Roadster Phaeton Jeepster.
This is an “ALL STEEL” vehicle. No fiberglass or body filler. It is also a “Rust Free” vehicle with no body or floor panel repairs/replacements. The custom body work and paint job was professionally done in California before the current owner purchased the vehicle. Most likely around 8-10 years ago. The paint is holding up very well. There are no problems with chipping, cracking, fading, checking, fish eyes or orange peel. True show quality paint job. This all steel two door/convertible body is fairly stock. There are a few unique modifications that were done to the original body. The stock flat front ’48 hood and grille were replaced with more desirable, better looking ’50 setup. The hood then had “Louvers” cut into it. A custom front splash shield was also fabricated. The front turn signals lights where relocated into the grille area to help keep the front end clean looking. The rear portion of the vehicle received custom tail lights that were set and fitted into the body. The rear wheel fender skirts were welded in place. (Again, all steel body work.) It has smooth body lines with the front and rear bumpers removed. The two-tone color scheme was influenced by the gorgeous 1950’s Ford vehicles which use these colors. The ’57 peach color is called “Sunset Coral”. With a color as nice as this, A nickname was given to the vehicle. “Just Peachy” which is hand painted on the rear. The side metallic candy stripes are also outlined with a hand painted pin stripe which really makes the whole vehicle stand out. (much more about this on eBay)

View all the info and many pics on eBay

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Wilmington, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was priced at $11,995.  **SOLD**

(07/26/2011) “1949 Willys Jeepster Hot Rod – Brand new white convertible top, side curtains, upholstery and teal carpet in 2008!

First Professional restoration completed 2004 as follows:
Engine: Chevy — 305 (V-8)
OEM GM High Energy (hei) Ignition
Holley 4-barrel 600 cfm carburetor
Transmission: 1978/79 Turbo 350 Automatic
Rear Differential – 1978 Chevy Nova 10 Bolt
Front Suspension — ’74-’78 style Mustang II”

 
To Top

1948, 49, 50 Jeepster Parts LIvermore, Ca

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

A variety of parts for sale.

“1948,49 and 50 Willys jeepster parts, dash, firewall, some panels, grills, misc. trim and hardware. transmission with overdrive, one transmission with floor shifter no overdrive, front and rear bumpers, some body panels, front splash shield.”

http://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/2965259205.html

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Las Vegas, Nv $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

This doesn’t run.  It has a nice vintage look to it.

“1950 Willy’s Jeepster in good condition only 2 owners. Convertable roof and side windows, New gas tank needs to be installed, new battery, rebuilt carb, Henry “J” 6cylinder Flat head engine. Not running now, but was running a few years ago. needs tires (40+ years old) but not in too bad condition has been garage kept since the 60’s. NEEDS TLC.. HAS A LOT OF ORIGINAL PARTS STILL more pictures avalible if needed

$7000.00 or best offer…
702-237-5924″

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/2967757207.html

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Grants Pass, Or $18999

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

I’m sure those stickers are just vinyl or magnetic and come right off?  Looks nice.

“1949 “Willly’s” Jeepster
350 Chevy Engine with 5,000 miles
Turbo 400 Automatic
4:11 Rear end, Pinto 2 Front end
Red with black vinyl Convertible Top
Mag Wheels, Large Tires
Also listed in Old Car Auto Trader for 1 month
Any questions, please call Jan at (541)479-8820″

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/2964134259.html

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Fort Collins, Co $4800

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Lots of work done on this .. .some left.

“I have a 1950 willys jeepster 4×4 new tires and wheels 67 corvette engine 700r4 transmission 205 transfer case 44 rear end 373 gears Call Berry at 970-581-1948″

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/2958711886.html

 
To Top

1948 Jeepster Seal Beach, Ca $9950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Much of the chrome has been resurfaced with slightly different coating (anodized aluminum?).   Nice looking Jeepster.

“COMES WITH ORIGINAL FLAT HEAD SIX. DEAD SHARP AND FUN TO DRIVE. FULL WEATHER PACKAGE IN EURO CANVAS. NO GENERIC EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED. IF YOU’RE REALLY INTERESTED, CALL ME @ 562-431-1016 AND WE CAN DISCUSS IT. INTERESTING TRADES ALWAYS CONSIDERED AND EVEN PREFERRED. MUCH THANKS”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/2929877127.html

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Maryland Heights, Mo $7500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

This looks in good shape.

“ON AN S-10 FRAME, 283 CHEVY, 350 TRANS, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, NEW WIRING AND GAUGES, NEW EXHAUST, EX SHRINER CAR, $7,500.00 FIRM – NO TRADES, CONTACT GENE AT 314-570-2465″

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/2921681372.html

 
To Top

1948 Jeepster Dauphin, Pa $2400

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

The body looks rough, but it runs.

“Partially yellow convertible jeepster for sale. Its for someone who is looking for a project. All parts are included. It does not run. It has a 283 Chevy engine. It has a good soild body.”

http://cars.oodle.com/view/1948-willys-jeepster/2956880531-dauphin-pa/

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Simpsonville, SC $2000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

I love the dual bumpers on the rear of this Jeepster.

“his 49 Jeepster has a Chevy 6 cld and auto trans….”

http://cars.oodle.com/view/1949-willys-jeepster/2722303221-gray-court-sc/

 
To Top

1949 Jeepster Longview, Wa $3495

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3495

(01/23/2012) This project appears to have potential.

“THIS IS NOT A RUNNING VEHICLE. I have a project that I recently purchased that is just not a good fit for me or my garage right now. It is a 1949 2 Wheel Drive Jeepster by Willy’s. I bought a few months ago after it had sat in dry storage for a number of years. It looks like a mid 80’s restoration to me. The body is in remarkable condition and the vehicles is for the most part 100% complete (I threw away the top). It was originally a Butternut yellow color. The current paint is passable as driver quality. The running gear is a 1973 Buick 350 and matching bop transmission, the original rearend is still in the vehicle.There is a nice Ron Franicis wiring harness installed complete. The engine is out on a stand and needs rebuilt or go the SBC route. I curently have the front sheetmetal off and stored, there is no radiator. All of that said this a really fun vehicle that would be great with a little work as a driver or do a complete restoration. I am not selling because I need the money and the price is reasonalbly firm. I am however very open to trades which might include: 68-72 Nova, second gen camaro or other muscle cars, 67-72 trucks, projects or a nice later model pick up for a driver, Im open to anything that make sence. Text or call me Raymond 360-560-8128″

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/2894661823.html

 
To Top

6000 Miles: From Maine to Hawaii with Love (For Jeepsters)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster, Reader Stories

Glenn wrote this nice story which was published in the June 2010 issue of Jeepster News.


(ABOVE:) At The Pearl Harbor Memorial- ’50 Willys Jeepster, Left- Randy Spangler,  Middle- Glenn  Byron, Right- Maurice Goguen.

EAST MEETS WEST – 6000 MILE JEEPSTER EVENT By Glenn Byron

Sometimes we take for granted the many benefits our membership in WOJC [Willys Overland Jeepster Club] pro- vides. For example, that booklet you received titled “ WOJC 2010 ROSTER” is just something that arrives. Larry & Shirley Wozniak volunteered a bunch of time and effort to get this quality product to club members. Using it as a tool is a bonus for paying our meager dues. Let’s look at where this can take us. Recently, in planning for a cruise to visit our 50th state, Hawaii, I noticed a scheduled one day port call in Honolulu.

Just for kicks, I grabbed that Roster to see if we had members there. Garage tours and visits with other enthusiasts are always great sidelines to get away from usual tourist activities. Sure enough, all of Hawaii has one lonely WOJC member, Randy Spangler, right there in Honolulu. A quick email to Randy to intro- duce myself and inform him of my visit, yielded a friendly response with encourage- ment to see what we could put together. Nothing concrete, just loose parameters to keep both of us available as all the unknowns could allow. Our first port was Hilo, on the big island of Hawaii, with Honolulu, on Oahu, the following day. “Call me from Hilo and we’ll see what the cards hold” was Randy’s invitation. Here’s how it came down.


ABOVE: Randy Spangler’s Island Cruiser, a ’50 Willys Jeepster mounted on a Chevy Blazer chassis- A great performing unit for Boulevard or Beach. 

Three couples on a cruise ship make too large a load for a Willys Jeepster, so careful strategy had to happen to be sure no one felt compromised. The girls were anxious to see Waikiki Beach, and with great personal sacrifice, I crossed that off my list. The other two guys, though not car oriented, agreed to back seat status and a full load resulted. Contact with Randy was made from Hilo and plans laid down for Willys Jeepster to meet Golden Princess at the dock in Honolulu. How’s that for a welcoming committee? Heads turn when ever we put our Jeepsters on display, but this may be a first! Randy’s 1950 Jeepster is especially suited to the hustle and bustle of Oahu gridlock traffic.

Continue reading

 
To Top

1950 Jeepster Dunbar, Pa $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Plenty of work done, plenty left.

“1950 willys jeepster with v-8 305 automatic with driveshaft on still needs finished,lots of chrome and other parts go with it, also needs wired,and exhaust hooked up to headders, eng does run, it has 4 barrel carb. new paint, i have frame for convertible top no canvas on it , i also have all hardware for front and back seats, all chrome for grille. call 724-277-2406 also have front and rear bumpers thanks Tom”

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/2902820806.html

 
To Top

1948 Jeepster Inland Empire, Ca $8500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Sounds like a solid rig.

“You will be hard pressed to find another 1948 Jeepster with True Classic Muscle Car V8 power that is as solid and straight as this one is.

Leave your worries behind, turn back the clock, and turn heads while Cruising the Beach with the wind blowing in Your Hair in this one of a kind 1948 Willys Jeepster.

This Solid 64 years young California vehicle, features a 1967 Chevy Chevelle 327ci 4bbl V8 with All Numbers and Date Codes Matching, 1970 Chevy Chevelle TH350 Automatic Trans recently rebuilt, 12V Electrical System, New Drive Shaft, New Paint, New Upholstery, New Carpet, New Windshield Glass, New Windshield Rubbers, New Vent Glass, New Brake Master Cylinder, Taillight Lenses, New Ignition Switch, New Headlight Switch, New Hoses, New Driveshaft, Too Much To List.

NADA Value: $17,300 – $26,500
http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1948/Willys-Overland/Jeepster/VJ2-2-Door-Pheaton-Convertible/Values

Offered at: $8,500

nine four nine, two eight seven, three seven eight eight”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/2896451921.html

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUXFuzi8s1g