UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16000
Looks nice above the chassis, but apparently needs some work below.
“up for sale is my willys jeepsteer great shape
great for crusing or shows, runs great new battery
needs undercarriage cosmettic work
call for pic or info
Local sale only no paypal scams”
UPDATE: Still Available
“one of only 5,836 ever produced—It was the model they used for the cover of their sales brochure that year–to prove that I have the original Sales Brochure and Owners Manual for the car—total restoration and is in ‘turn key’ condition call 561-586-7777″
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.
Given the price, this is worth a look.
“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.
All original except the paint job. Willys dealer in Tacoma was original owner thru 1980, and gave it a great (heavy-duty) fire-engine red paint job. Chip on rear bumper deck shows car was originally yellow. No evidence of there ever being side steps. Glass good. Chrome good.
Looks ready for a sunny day.
“1948 Willys Jeepster VJ2 two door Phaeton convertible. Original yellow with black strips. This Jeepster has not been modernized in any way and retains that 1948 touring car look and feel. This is an extremely nice Jeepster, a real head turner and a “Thumbs Up” getter from other drivers! Just 19,000 Jeepsters were produced over 3 years. Original Hurricane L-134 flathead 4-cylinder engine (rebuilt in 1993) and a newly rebuilt 3 speed manual transmission with electric overdrive. New brake systems, new seat belts recently installed. The interior is in great shape with tan seats and black carpet. The top is in great condition and folds easily. All four side curtains are included and are in good shape. The body and frame are rust free.
Contact through Craigslist or call: 480-489-5509″
UPDATE: Still Available.
“This listing is for a 1949 Willy’s Jeepster in the color yellow. This family owned classic does run, but is in need of a restoration. The body is completely intact. Original paint and interior. Includes rear tire and convertible cover.
For more information please reply via email or text John at 786.365.6609″
Nice looking Jeepster.
“I have a 1950 Willy’s Jeepster for sale for $13,900 obo.. It is yellow with a black convertible top it has 60,000 original miles on it and is in great condition. It is a 4-speed and is original. If you are interested or have any questions, you can call me at (937) 902-1397″
Roger had a chance to move vehicles for the 2014 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida, this weekend. He reported that a 1948 Jeepster went for $42,000 (blue one below) and a 1950 for $39,000 (red). Roiger says both were perfect, better then new.
Here’s pics of both. First the ’48 and then the ’50.
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/07/2013) “2 different Willie’s Overland Jeepster Convertables……… blue Jeepster is fairly complete and original……..4 cyl motor……manual trans……2 WD…..floors are decent…..outer body has usual rust in low areas………. 1900.00 …///// sold //////………………….black colored Jeepster looks like it has a 9″ ford rear end under it with home made traction bars on it……..usual rust in low areas……..comes with a ford V8 motor…..80’s/90’s gen……..fenders. hood. And front end come with it……….1100.00…………. 616.889.1997 …”
It’s a parts vehicle.
“I have a rare 1949 Overland for sale not title, no engine or tranny. Can get title will the right documentation. Very little rust. Have most of chrome for the car and the rails for fold down top are all intact good project car. Car has been stored for over 30 years if interested call or text the number above.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.
Dan forwarded this nice looking Jeepster.
“All original, black plates.
Lightning 6 cylinder, 161 cubic inch engine
Very good condition – well cared for
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.
It runs, but needs work.
“49′ Willy’s Jeepster with 327 small block Chevrolet, turbo 350 w/9-in Ford rear-end. Needs total restoration, engine runs. Great rat-rod project. Have original clear title shown by appointment”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $38990
Nice looking Jeepster.
This 1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster VJ2 two door Pheaton convertible (Stock # B8034) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-748-4000 or via email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.
This is powered by a flathead V8.
“its time to sell my pride and joy 50 willys overland jeepster ford flathead 8ba engine t-5 bw trans, ford rear custom paint and pinstripes, new top, new upholstery, rack and pinyon front. this car will cruise down the freeway all day and is a real head turner. don’t have the bucks there are many lendors that loan on collector cars like hagerty etc.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.
Looks like there is some parts value here at the very minimum.
“1951 Jeepster Willys 1951 Willys Jeepster Roadster. Last registered in 1972, I have the registration and plate. This is a project car and needs complete restoration. Engine did turn over when I purchased two years ago.”
Jerry forwarded this Jeepster that was featured in Rod Action Magazine.
“3” Chopped Jeepster. Professionly built in 1993. Featured in Rod Action Magazine in 1993. Roller rockers, dual feed Holley, Crane Cam, Tubbed. Narrowed Ford 9″ Detroit Lockers, Mustang front end Art Morrison Ladder Bars w/coil overs. B & M Shifter, driveline loop, stainless FlowMasters 2 1/2 exhaust. Lacarra wheel. Auto Meter Monster Tach.
This is a very well built car. It could use a top. Estimated cost is $1,000
I have many more pictures if you’re serious. I’m open to trades. Call Keith at 941.567.4911 (H) or 941.345.0600 (C)”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer
Engine is not running.
“Here we have a very solid 1949 Willys Jeepster ( Arguably the most desirable & loved American autos ever made, only about 9,000 Jeepsters 4 x 2 were made between 1946 & 1949 ) this one with a Buick V6 transplant & two speed power Glide! Car was restored about 12 years ago. We to tooled around with our kids in her for about 6 summer but now car is not running, I believe it has a bad ground somewhere -car is dead when you turn the key. Very hard to find a Jeepster in this good a condition – but will certainly need some TLC – some minor body work & a new Vinyl a top will definitely be needed. Note: I do have a set of the original rims.
Family love affair may be over – but this is not a fire sale, but we’re throwing it out there to see if there are any interested Parties. My guess is it should sell between $3,500 & $5,500 bring your best offer”
Steve spotted this Jeepster body for sale.
“Body tub from a 1948 Willys Jeepster. Less than average rust. Typical rust at front floors. Some rust to rocker panels. All but one floor cross support is rust free. Rear seat riser, fender area and rear panel is not rusted out. First $450.00 cash gets it. No emails, text or scam please. Serious phone calls to 717-814-2610 or 717-542-1035.If the add is posted, its for sale.”
It’s a project.
“48 Willys hot rod, new small block chevy motor, 400 trans ford 9″rear end, tilt steering colum, custom gauges, ready for you to finish your way
(970)394-4597 $4500 would concider trade. No text please”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500
(11/09/2013) As you can see, the interior needs a little work.
Body is in great shape, needs interior, 327 sbc, turbo 350 transmission, 391 pos. rear, custom trailer to match.
for more info call Joe @
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500
This still needs some work of some kind.
“I HAVE A 1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER UNFINISHED PROJECT, JUST PAINTED, HAS CHEVY 350 V/8 AND 350 AUTO, TRANS AM REAR END, MUSTANG 2 FRONT END. I HAVE THE TOP BOWS AND ALL THE CHROME ASKING”
UPDATE: II: Thie Buick shown below was featured in the Jan 1950 issue of Popular Science (pg 99)
UPDATE: Javier provided the following information. I guess there was some competition among the ranches? Below are two photos of other hunting vehicles.
He wrote, This is very similiar to one of the hunting cars used on the King Ranch. The Kenndy Ranch mentioned in the arcticle is adajcent to the King Ranch. Below is a picture of the car made for the King Ranch. (From this link to the University of Texas)
Here’s the hunting wagon from Texas featured on eWillys a couple years ago (seems I’ve deleted the original post related to it:
David Silberman forwarded this unusual photo from a rare April 1951 issue of Willys Salesbuilder. This one looks like it might have been build on a Jeepster platform.
From this same issue are these two parade float photos:
Bob forwarded this ad. He looked at it and noted, “It’s been In the barn since 1994. The rockers have been patched and bondoed, as have the rear corners, the floor has been replaced kinda badly. It is all there though.” The seller is currently firm on the price.
I have some additional pics if interested.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,900.
This looks good.
“A really fun and iconic driver quality convertible that’s a blast to drive. It gets many “thumbs up” from other drivers. Simply fun and unique
Not a concourse car, but a open touring car with a tremendous amount of character.
Powered by a overhead valve four cylinder engine, coupled to a three speed (“three on the tree”) manual transmission, its simply fun to drive.
A older restoration, it runs and drives well, with many new parts. Its tobacco canvas top with ash wooden ribs is in great condition.
Produced from 1948 through 1951 they are a classic, antique, vintage, representation of times past and a collectible investment.”
The one pics is a little blurry.
“1950 Willys jeepster runs and drives, great classic, needs tlc call John 903-920-2235″