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″
UPDATE: Was $7000. **Status Unknown**
(11/17/2012) This looks in good shape. I wonder if you can add back the doors?
UPDATE: Was $12,000. **SOLD**
This looks like a great price for this customized Jeepster.
“very strong Chevy 350 crate engine. holley 600 4 barrel, auto trans. new custom interior. very rare. Mustang 2 front end. power disc brakes.”
UPDATE: Was $7500. **SOLD**
Nice looking for the price.
“1950 Willys Jeepster convertible, 63K, yellow/black trim. Classic post-WWII beauty, ready for second restoration. Needs new soft top. F Head, 4 cyl. overdrive.”
When I first read this (admittedly I was watching football), I thought this Jeepster was only $2500. ‘Great deal,’ I thought as I quickly posted it. But then Paul read it more careful. This project is $10,000 and the FINDERS FEE is $2500!!
“Runs, once fuel pump is connected. body and interior is in great shape. VIN# 68878
asking $2500 for finders fee
owner is asking 10k
contact me if interested
757-701-1378 call or text”
It’s a project, but it there might be some value here.
“Rare 1950 Willys Jeepster stored in warehouse for past 8 years
Flat head 4 cylinder turns over but have not had running for awhile
Excellent candidate for restoration
Clear Pa title
Priced to sell- need to clean out warehouse for other use
$1500 cash or make reasonable offer
Call William at 717.814.2623″
UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $600.
This was used as a state prop.
“For the price of only $600.00 dollars, this 1948 Jeep Willy could be yours! This bad boy was used strictly as a stage prop. Clean title. No steering wheel, odometer, or any operational parts on the vehicle itself. Strictly the shell and frame of the car. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact David at It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.
This Jeepster looks solid.
“You are looking at a 1950 Willys Overland Jeepster, these were only made between 1948 and 1951. It has a 4 cyl flathead engine that runs great. 3 speed column shift. Good tires, rust free body just needs the final detailing. The paint is fair along with the interior. I bought two and one has to go.”
Joe spotted this Jeepster that maybe only a Green Bay Packer fan could love?
“THIS IS A UNIQUE ARIZONA BODY FOR THE PURPOSE OF YARD ART OR BRING BACK TO LIFE WITH RUNNING GEAR, GAUGES, ETC, I PRESENTLY HAVE AS A GREEN BAY PACKER KIND OF BAR CAR BECAUSE OF THE FLAT FENDERS*MISSING HOOD & GRILL HAVE LOCATED PARTS***DOES NOT COME WITH INTERIOR SEASTS AS SEEN IN PHOTO***NO TITLE ***”
UPDATE: Was $12,500. **SOLD**
All original F-head? Looks good otherwise.
“1948 wills jeepster all orignal F head motor”
This is a one owner Jeepster.
“New top and trim included, complete car, engine and trany good, needs brakes, one family owned auto, documentation included. Please contact me at 520-392-2608″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $25,500.
“1948 Willys Jeepster Roadster
350 ci v8 Chev Motor
Turbo 350 trans
Mustang II front suspension with power rack and pinion steering
lincoln versie rear end with disc brakes front and rear power, stainless steel brake lines
Custom Burgandy cloth top
polished 5 spoke wheels
Super fun to drive. Built with the best parts available and offered for sale at only 28,500.00
Call TJ’s American Hot Rods
More pictures at tjsamericanhotrods.com”
UPDATE: The seller indicates this is a 1950, but as Bob and Bill point out, it was manufactured in 1949.
This looks nice.
“Up for auction is a 1950 Willys Jeepster. The car runs and drives perfectly, and is an excellent car show candidate or cruiser. The Willys had an older restoration, and has no rust. Equipped with the more desirable 6 cylinder engine and the 3 speed manual transmission, the Jeepster is a turn-key car you could get in and drive anywhere. The previous owner had the car since 1976 and regularly drove it around town. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 302-540-1990. Thanks for bidding!”
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I thought the unique paint scheme gave this commando a little different look.
“This 1969 Jeepster Commando is a fun ride. She has brand new tires, paint, seats and seat belts. She runs wonderfully, has a hard top and 2 soft tops. I’ve put a lot into it!! but am asking $5,500…”
Michael forwarded this Jeepster. Looks nicely updated.
“This Jeepster is being offered as a consignment sale by Mount Zion Offroad.
Excellent opportunity to own a very unique Willys/ Jeep!
Details are listed below:
1948 Willys Jeepster Body
1994 Jeep Wrangler Drivetrain (Frame Lengthened)
4.0L 6 Cylinder Engine
AX-15 (External Slave Cylinder) 5 Speed Manual Transmission
231 Transfer Case
Dana 30 YJ High Pinion Front Axle
Chrysler 8.25 Rear Axle (Jeep XJ)
Built using mostly modern Jeep parts!
New 33×12.50R15 General Grabber Tires
New Steel Wheels with “Poverty Caps”
Approx. 70,000 Miles on drivetrain
3600 Miles on Complete Build.
New Soft Top
Any Questions Please Call
Mount Zion Offroad
This looks good.
“1949 Willys Jeepster for sale. Older restoration with 350 engine and auto transmission. Body and paint look sharp, new top and cover. Runs good.
Call or text 417 three eight zero 2752 for more information.”
Here’s a good looking Jeepster.
“I HAVE FOR SALE MY 1949 WILLY’S JEEPSTER. I PURCHASED THIS JEEPSTER ABOUT 7 YRS AGO FROM A GENTLEMAN IN OHIO. ACCORDING TO HIM THIS VEHICLE ORIGINATED IN CALIFORNIA, THEN MADE ITS WAY TO FLORIDA , THEN ON TO OHIO, AND THEN TO WISCONSIN. THE GUY I BOUGHT IF FROM HAD DONE MAY REPAIRS TO IT IN THE PAST; BUT THE SELLING POINT TO ME WAS THAT IT WAS A DECENT DRIVER. OVER THE YEARS THAT I HAVE OWNED THIS JEEPSTER I WILL LIST WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO IT.”
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UPDATE: Was $9700. **SOLD**
Looks like a good Jeepster.
“4 Cyl. Standard 3 Speed with Overdrive Transmission, All Stock Drive Train , Engine and Body; This Classic has been in storage for years and runs good;, he body, chrome and interior are clean, solid, and is in nice condition;”
This runs. The buy-it-now price is only $3995.
“You are bidding on a 1949 Willys Carryall Stock number H8744 Vin # 473UJ13388. This one has the 4cyl,134-cid F-Head engine. It has had some parts replaced with new ones. It has new, Hoses, belts,coil,Battery,brake lines,shocks,Rebuilt Carb, and has had a tune-up. It runs and drives and has been in storage for many years. It will need a new coat of paint and some restoration.”
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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.
Something a little different.
“1948 Willy Jeepster body on a 1991 Nissan 4 Wheel Drive Pathfinder Running Gear, 5 speed, fuel injected V-6, independent suspension, stock tires, have stock front bumper, 80% finished. Needs: paint, gas gauge”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8995
This looks in good shape.
“1949 Willy’s Jeepster. Convertible. Americas first SUV. Looking for a new owner to enjoy this fantastic ride!
Owned in the family since 1958. 40K miles. Garaged.
Top is in great shape, new upholstery, door panels, brakes, and new tires. Have the rubber for new windows. In running condition.”