It’s a project, but the rust situation looks pretty good.
“Very complete, and very rare 1950 Jeep Jeepster, with very rare Factory Overdrive, 4 cyl 3 speed standard trans, perfect frame, very good body, missing some small parts, and seat cushion for rear and passenger seat. Original owners manual, and title,, Factory two tone paint, , nice top bows.
Make the ultimat BEACH CRUISER, with engine transplant. Cash only, no trades”
You might want an arctic heater installed . . .
“1949 Willy’s Overland Jeepster. A real show stopper! Excellent condition. Garaged its entire life. 39,182 original miles. Ragtop and side curtains replaced by previous owner. $15,000 or best offer. Shipping details negotiable. Serious inquiries only.”
UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $7500
(05/31/2014) It runs and drives, but needs some work.
“THIS IS A TRUE 1948 WILLY’S-OVERLAND JEEPSTER. THIS VEHICLE HAS A ‘GO-DEVIL’ 4-CYLINDER ENGINE WITH A REBUILT CYLINDER-HEAD, A 3-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WITH OVERDRIVE AND A NEW CLUTCH. IT HAS A REBUILT STARTER. IT IS ALL THERE AND IN GOOD SHAPE, BUT NEEDS ‘TLC’. THE CANVAS TOP IS IN GOOD SHAPE. I HAVE THE ‘SIDE CURTAINS’ BUT THEY COULD STAND TO BE REDONE. VEHICLE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 12-VOLT. VEHICLE HAS BEEN INDOORS ALL OF IT’S LIFE. WHEN I FOUND IT, IT WAS SITTING ON BLOCKS AND ENGINE WAS DISASSEMBLED. IT NOW RUNS AND DRIVES. I HAVE TOO MANY PROJECTS AND NEVER SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO THIS ONE. THE HUSBAND SAY’S “IT’S TIME TO LET IT GO”, SO I’M GIVING SOMEONE ELSE THE OPPORTUNITY. IT IS CURRENTLY ‘NON-OPED’. YOU CAN VIEW HER ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY OR MONDAY’S IN SACRAMENTO. $7500.00 OR O.B.O. “
It runs, but needs some work.
“Just out of 20 year storage. Has been converted to 350/350 with 10 bolt rear end. Power brakes. I did get it running but does need some brake work( I have new wheel cylinders on the way). Will drive onto a trailer.
Body is as good as they come, no rust, super solid. Complete. Top and side curtains. Has power front seats that work. I also have original front seats. You could make this a driver very easy, or do a full restoration. Clean Title with both original plates. CA from new.”
UPDATE: Was $4750. **Status Unknown**
I wonder if it includes doors.
“BEEN IN STORAGE FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS . RUNS AND DRIVES NEEDS A LITTLE TLC……”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800.
It’s a project. No motor or tranny.
“have a 49 willys jeepster project that I never got around to building. Its a very solid roller, solid floors solid frame that has been rolled out from under it and painted and then put back but that’s as far as I got , would make a great solid builder . and parts are readily available what you see is what you get. I’ll take 3800. I do have the title. would make a great rod or go back to stock may entertain trades but cash is king (no motor or tranny) but I know a guy who has a 4 cylinder motor for a 49 or 50 jeepster”
UPDATE: Was $16,500. Status Unknown.
Sad reason for selling the Jeepster.
“Up for sale is the last of the great American Touring cars – the 1950 Willys Jeepster Phaeton.
Car must be sold to cover bills as the owner is a cancer patient. If not sold the car will go to the estate and scrapped.
This car has been faithfully restored to the way it was when it left the factory – with a couple exceptions. Engine is the stock F-134 Hurricane and has been professionally overhauled, with less than ten miles on it.. Everything from front grill on back has been overhauled, repaired, or replaced, and works. New floor pans of the OEM type were installed. New paint has rarely seen sunshine and is a factory color scheme of Clear Maple and Black.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000
Needs some work, but sounds like it runs.
“1949 Willys Jeepster Convertible. All original including top. original 4 cylinder L 134 engine and transmission. The floors boards have rust holes behind the front seats and drivers foot area.
I have cleaned and sealed the fuel tank and radiator. I have purchased a new muffler and engine seal kit. The car needs to worked on and driven.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.
Runs and drives.
“1950 Willys Jeepster . Running condition, need a cosmetic restoration. Body very good, with very little rust. It was originally a Florida car. Please call with questions, or to make an appointment to look at it. Thanks”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.
“First edition Jeepster, 2WD, 4 cyl. flathead, 3 spd. O/D, not registered since 1969, all stock, yellow w/ black beltline,fairly complete, not running, needs restoration. Price Reduced $3500, Might partial trade. Email for more pix. and phone contact.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(09/23/2013) This might be a good restoration project. Runs and drives.
“1949 jeepster 2wd, 4cyl,3spd w/overdrive w/freewheeling. recent brake job, new gas tank, floor. has top bows, side curtain frames. nice interior. lacking back seat and spare tire rim. needs bearing in steering box. registered and goes down the road well. $4,950.- . for info call 518-365-9472. i will not answer texts.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000
Runs and drives, but needs a little bit of paint work.
“Selling my 1949 Jeepster, as you see from the picks its 99% original. It runs and drives very well. It was manufactured by Willy Overland company from 1948 to 1950, so not many exist. It needs some exterior paint work. It been sitting in my garage to long, time to find it a new home.”
Looks good for the price.
“I am selling my 1949 Jeepster Willy. It is in good condition with cylinders and has the original motor Hurricane 161. Please call and ask for Mallory. $10,000 obo.”
Looks nice. I tried to find a link to the article online, but couldn’t locate one.
“Written up in the FOUR WHEELER magazine in may 2001 this is NOT your typical JEEPSTER…
It’s A 1950 Willys Jeepster…
MOTOR : 1996 Chevrolet LT1 350 cid Aspiration: Fuel injection
SEE THE PIC for more specs…
THIS VEHICLE IS WORTH IT!!!!
EVERYTHING was rebuilt in 2001″
Runs, but has been in storage for a while.
“I have a very nice Willys Jeepster Project. The car is fresh from a long garage storage. It is rust free. These are impossible to find as solid as this one is, Not a blister in it anywhere, original floors. It was nicely converted to to a Chevy 283 and Auto trans in the late 70’s. I Did get it running and it sounds good. Will move under its own power at least onto a trailer, but needs restoration.At very least, new battery and fuel system cleaned, also one front brake cylinder leaks. It is not a driver just yet. It has power bucket seats in front and I have the originals too. Body is 100% complete. First $7000 gets it.”
Steve Elkins reports the following:
“In case you’re wondering what happened to that cute little Jeepster Firetruck some of us have been following on eWillys, it will soon be used as a vineyard tour Jeep at the Gandona Winery in California’s Napa Valley. After two little mechanical problems on the tow vehicle extending the 1100 mile adventure by two days, I was finally successful in transporting the red Jeepster from Southern California to the Wine Country, Northeast of San Francisco.
The seller had a change of plans and had to let go of the red Jeepster. The buyer is new to the Willys experience and is really excited about his new purchase. A new steering wheel, and re-chroming the front bumper is the first order of work to spiffy-up the 65 year old chariot, re-powered with a second generation Buick 231 c.i. V6 and automatic trans.
After seeing this on eWillys, I enjoyed connecting the seller and the buyer. And I made a new Jeepster connection with the seller. He has a nice ’50 Jeepster, daily driver with a rare optional L6-148. We might just see him at the Willys America Open House on July 19, 2014.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(12/22/2013) This seller’s mechanic lost the engine and tranny?
“Survivor – except original engine/transmission…and everything under the hood lost! Original seats (black) in good condition, smooth, comfortable, no tears, no bumps. Side curtains are clear and in good condition. Top in good condition, too – one snap missing, IIRC. Boot cover in good shape. Rear, plastic window clear and in good condition, as the pictures show. Ran great for fifteen years; not so good after my mechanic lost the engine and stuff.
UPDATE: Was $6500. **SOLD** Now in Napa Valley.
“Really rare 1949 jeepster firetruck runs drives.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $18,500
Looks like a nicely restored Jeepster.
“1950 Willys Jeepster, RESTORED!
4 cylinder Hurricane engine, rebuilt. 3 speed OD.
New Tires, 2 sets of tires and wheels.
Runs and drives Great.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000
Has a crease on the hood.
“1949 Willy’s Jeepster for sale. Has been stored inside for over 40 years. Floor pan is in great condition. NO TITLE – Cash Only”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.
(01/31/2014) Looks nice.
“1948/9 Willys Overland Jeepster – all custom body/interior – Chevy V8 with automatic trans – power steering and brakes – IFS – Convertible chopped 3 inches with full folding function – ready for summer fun! 1948 1949 1950 call me lets talk – Curtis @ 314-393-78nine nine.”
UPDATE: Still Available
“1950 Willy’s Overland Jeepster / DGC 0396
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior: Black Vinyl
Engine: Original Willy’s F head engine
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For more information about this vehicle please call Jeri Drager at (206) 533-9600.
You can also view additional information about this vehicle here: http://dragersclassics.net/vehicle/3554426/1950-willy-s-overland-jeepster-seattle-washington-98133″
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000
“I Have 3 Jeepsters ready for restoration. The 1948 is the flat hood. All three cars have engines Transmissions with overdive these vehicles are stock. Restoration Parts are inexpensive and these cars are very rare and collectable. The Jeepsters are selling for 35,000.00 each after restoration. Here is an opportunity to build three highly desirable cars. The 1948 1949 and 1950 are the most collectable of all jeepster years. I am not interested in selling single units. I bought them as a package for 20,000.00 I have too many projects my loss is your gain. I can deliver these cars within 100 mile radius of Paso Robles, Ca.”
“Two Willys Overland Jeepsters. One a convertible, other a Wagon. Projects, not running. Roadster has 6cyl and trans with it. Clean Cal Pink slips on both. $4800 firm Calls”
UPDATE: Was on eBay. Reserve started at $4650.
“1948 Willys Jeepster, sold as is , for restoration and or daily driver , was on storage without use for some years, bought for restoration upon impulse as I always wanted a jeepster but now I realized I still have three more projects ( 72 vette, 74 TR6 and a 1928 ford street rod) which I should complete before attempting a new project so need to make the space in the garage The jeepster has rust on doors and frame, put a new fuel pump and the engine starts and runs , will need carburator cleaning and refreshing see video on Youtube: Jeepster 1948 Ocala to hear the engine run,noticed that shifter lever got stuck and was easily released by moving the levers that go from the steering column to the transmission so some adjustment may be needed and or bushing . Jeepster is ideal for restoration and or use as driver as is a complete car with all its components, running engine, transmission, rear end , complete body, bumpers ,lights, rims , trim, side curtains and top,. front and rear seats are in good condition as well as the door panels. only visible dent I found is in the front apron behind the front bumper as you can see on photo . If want to use as driver, since car has been out of the road some years ,although it starts trasmission engages and brakes work , it will need complete mechanical inspection refreshing to assure safe use on the road to include but not limited to brakes, suspension, shocks, tires,steering components etc. therefore Jeepster will need to be trailered to its new location.”