This 1950 Willys Jeepster has a highly authentic and
well-coordinated look that gives it an unmistakable charm. So if
you love a classic that will keep people talking, dig into all the
details on this interesting droptop.
This is the father of the modern crossover, because it's a cross
between the industrial-grade Willys Jeep and a fun convertible. And
it was given a restoration later in life to make sure it still
represents that cool attitude. There's nice chrome bumpers and
plenty of well-paced trim, including the full line that separates
the maroon main color from the gray upper section. There are even
more great details to love, like the driver's side spotlight, step
plates on the rear fender, and Willys name stamped into the rear
bumper. The wheels are a terrific package all on their own with
color-matched steelies and trim rings, as well as the bright Willys
hubcap in the center. And those whitewalls coordinate nicely with
both the soft top of the boot that covers it when the roof is
Inside is more of the well-coordinated attitude with the newer
carpeting going with the painted dash, and it all coordinates with
the exterior paint. This has all the right vintage appeal with
two-tone seats, the classic Willys center gauge package, and a dual
spoke steering wheel with insignia horn cap. You'll even notice
cool details, like the Motorola AM radio on display and the
classic-style heater, which is nice for those cold mornings.
The engine bay continues this the Jeepster's level of authenticity.
In fact, the 134 cubic-inch Hurricane motor is believed to be
original to the vehicle. This is closely related to the famous Go
Devil engine that was used in the first military Jeeps, and so it's
as reliable as an American soldier. The motor is not an all-out
speed demon, but the same torque that made the Jeeps great in the
mud is the same that will get this Jeepster off the line nicely.
Plus, you have full control over it all thanks to the
column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. The factory
overdrive even still works!
Complete with owner's manual, this is a distinct vintage car with a
very vintage style. So if you love being both classic and distinct,