STK 2643 1950 Willys Jeepster
Willys-Overland Motors produced the original Jeepster from 1948 to
1950. It was developed to bridge from Jeep's established functional
market to the passenger automobile market, hence one of America's
first 'cross-overs'. The basic model included many deluxe features
for the time, but was never marketed correctly by Willys. In total,
almost 20,000 were manufactured. This 1950 Jeepster, one of only
5,800 built in this final year of production, received a cosmetic
restoration in 2015 and is a 'work-in-progress' example of the rare
classic Jeep. The Jeepster's body is solid and the undercarriage
appears to be in fairly good condition. That said, there are some
minor rust issues on some of the undercarriage components that
should be addressed. A Bright Yellow finish was chosen for the
re-spray and black stripes are complimented with carbon fiber
accents. All chrome is in very good condition and the 'continental
kit' adds a definitive accent. A black convertible top is in
excellent shape and 5-spoke American alloys w/Cooper radials
provide a final touch to the exterior. Interior seats and door
cards were nicely reupholstered in pleated black vinyl and the
restored dash holds a complete set of factory gauges in the
'Mini-style' center instrument pod. Some of the floorboards appear
to have been replaced and all are solid. The F4-134 Hurricane
engine, a cast iron overhead valve 4-cylinder, was rebuilt in 2010.
These motors were an improved version of the Jeep 'Go-Devil'
flathead and were virtually indestructible. It is fired by a 6-volt
system and puts out 72bhp. The T-96 3-speed manual transmission is
equipped with standard overdrive and '3-on-the-tree' shifter.
Torque is delivered to a rear differential w/4.88:1 gears. This is
a rare, partially restored Willys-Overland Jeepster that is fun to
drive. It may still need some minor repairs, but it won't be here
long. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".