UPDATE: Sold. No Price was listed.
(07/15/2012) Looks like it will make a good project.
“For sell or trade is a willys jeep it has a chevy lt1 350 with aluminum heads and high rise intake motor is new it has a automatic transmission new breaks and lines it needs to be finished put together have everything to do so.looking for a v8 mustang but would consider other trades. Also have a 81 project camaro a 01 honda civic a Mossburg 12 ga. Pump let me no what u have. Thanks”
Dave is trying to sell this nice looking Commando. The engine has been pulled.
“Motor and transmission overhauled before I bought it. Motor job went bad (2,500 miles). Motor is partially disassembled. Included with the sale are the parts shown, also including a few pieces not shown:
NOS right front fender
NOS inner fenders
NOS doors (pair)
NOS rear wheels (pair)
NOS left side door post
NOS rear floor section
NOS rear valance (portion below bumper)
NOS tailgate (not same as one on car –no bump-out for spare tire)
NOS tail light lenses
NOS headlight bezels
NOS tail light housings (pair)
A useable 258 block and crankshaft
Original spare tire in place. Body is in good condition, with a few places needing attention. Paint job was done in original color many years ago. Mileage is 102,000 + Prior owner probably intended to keep it forever, hence all the NOS parts. Vehicle was garage kept. Will not sell parts separately.
Please contact Dave at:
Phone: (610) 944-7537
This is a poster photo measuring 16 inches x 20 inches showing the Alcoa Aluminum Prototype Coupe. Two or three were made. Only one is known to survive according to Jim Allen.
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UPDATE: Was $7900. **SOLD**
This looks nice.
“1950 Willys Jeepster Very Good Shape New paint and top 4cylinder f head, 3 speed / overdrive, radial tires, all original drive, not modified. Fun car to drive with good gas mileage”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/29/2011) This looks nice.
“For sale is a willys Jeepster,4 cyl,3 speed manuel W/overdrive.I took it in trade for a caddy I sold aprox 3 years ago.It runs ,stops & drives great for an old car.It is completely original and there are no known problems.Int is red,outside is green with black accents and top is green.There is no rust in vehicle,but 2 small areas in the floor pan have been patched in the past.U can take this one to the car show tommorrow.Call 334five96-1694.Will not respond to E-MAIL!!!!Will consider Corvette Convertible trades.”
I thought these were a neat photos of the Jeepster assembly line with a CJ-2A in the background.
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“48 Willys Jeepster, 3 speed manual trans, 350 Corvette engine. Low miles since rebuild. A real head turner! Asking $14,500 OBO”
It’s drivetrain has been updated, but sure looks solid.
“This 1949 Jeepster is a good driver with a 289 automatic transmission, a mustang drivetrain, baby blue exterior, blue interior, and a white convertible top. Asking $5,000 or best offer. Call Bob at 810-793-6421.”
Nice Jeepster, but must have the Scottsdale premium added to the price. I’ll bet driving it does put a smile on your face, as suggested by the seller.
The price looks good.
“1949 Jeepster runs and drives great. New interior, new paint job, and very sharp looking. Call 810-679-3476 and ask for Clare.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(04/11/2012) This looks like a nice rig. I wonder what work is needed.
“This Willy Jeepster is 4 Wheel Drive & Has a Studebaker V-8.
With a little TLC, this Can be a Sweet Car.
MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER / NO TRADES PLEASE
(707) 586 7900″
Unclear if it runs.
“Classic car for sale perfect for car lovers who enjoy restoration. 85,000 original miles. 4 cylinder, original engine and body. $2000 or best offer.”
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″
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”
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.”
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″
UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**
“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.”
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”
“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”
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.”
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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″
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.”
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.”
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)
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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”