1950 Willys Jeepster is ready to enjoy! Freshly serviced and a new
battery and the generator was converted to a 6V alternator.
Exterior paint shows great as does the interior. The undercarriage
is undercoated but seems solid overall. Fuel gauge is not
1950 Willys Jeepster
134-cid, F-head "Go Devil" four-cylinder engine developing 62
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Wide White Wall Tires
Fresh Oil Change
New 6v Altenator Conversion
Fresh Carburetor Rebuild
New Front Shocks
Soon after entering service, the ubiquitous Jeep proved far more
capable and adaptable than its original concept as a
military-reconnaissance car suggested, with far greater produced
during WW II than the few thousand originally contemplated. By the
end of wartime, Willys had produced nearly 363,000 examples of its
final 'MB' alone, while Ford Motor Company built almost 278,000 of
the Willys-designed GPW (General Purpose Willys) Jeeps. Beloved by
legions of GIs, the Jeep was hailed by U.S. General George C.
Marshall as "America's greatest contribution to modern
With the long-awaited return to peacetime, Willys based its initial
civilian automobile production efforts on a series of Jeep-based
vehicles. The open-air, two-door Jeepster Phaeton was designed by
fast-rising industrial designer Brooks Stevens during the war and
shared its chassis with the concurrent Jeep station wagon. Even
with an unmistakable Jeep-derived frontal motif, styling was quite
sporty, with such up-to-date stylistic cues as rakish cut-down
doors inspired by the little sports roadsters coming out of the UK
after the war. The original VJ-Series Jeepster was introduced on
May 3, 1948, initially powered by the 134-cid, F-head "Go Devil"
four-cylinder engine developing 62 horsepower.
Despite its winning attributes, the Jeepster was a surprisingly
slow seller for Willys, with the initial 1948 models the most
successful, due in part to growing competition for sales in the
slowing postwar "seller's market" for new automobiles. Following
discontinuation in 1951, the Jeepster Phaeton's basic essence would
return in the mid-1960s with the Jeepster Commando.
Rather rare as one of only 19,132 original VJ-Series Jeepsters
produced in all 1948-51 and just 5,836 built for 1950-51
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Route 40 just off New Jersey Route 55, Exit 39B heading towards
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