For Sale: 1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster One of 2,960 Jeepsters made in 1949 Recently restored example Fresh red exterior with black trim and new, white snap-on canvas top Red interior with black trim Original 134 CID ?Go-Devil? L-head four-cylinder engine Borg-Warner T96 three-speed manual transmission and a Dana 23 rear axle Continental kit with full-size rear tire and wheel Correct Planadyne front suspension and new chrome bumpers, new parking lights and bezels plus new taillights and bezels 104-inch wheelbase Looking for a classic Jeep from the post-war period? Willys-Overland made what you crave in the form of this 1949 Jeepster. This example, one of 2,960 Jeepsters made in 1949, was assembled in Willys-Overland?s Toledo, Ohio factory. Dressed in red trimmed in black, the Jeep?s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, as one would expect from a recently restored example. A new, white, snap-on canvas top contrasts nicely with the red and the black exterior. The bodywork is straight and solid while the cargo area looks great. There are new chrome bumpers, new parking lights and bezels plus new taillights and bezels. The engine bay is tidy and there are amber foglights. This Jeepster rolls on US Royal Safety 800 wide whitewall bias-ply tires, size 7.10-15, including the rear-mounted spare tire, all with full factory wheel covers. This Jeepster rides a 104-inch wheelbase. Under the hood is the original 134 CID ?Go-Devil? L-head four-cylinder engine. Backing this motor is a Borg-Warner T96 three-speed manual transmission and a Dana 23 rear axle. Other mechanical features are a Ross cam and lever steering, independent front suspension with correct, single leaf spring (Planadyne) and semi-elliptical rear springs with a torsional stabilizer bar. Driver convenience features include a conversion to front disc brakes while retaining drums in the rear. Inside, the red vinyl seats shine brightly, the front seat split 70/30. A contrasting black carpet is in very good order, along with a corded, two-spoke steering wheel that is in good, original order. The metal dashboard with a center array of gauges and inner door liners are in similar shape to the carpet and seats. A column-mounted shift lever rounds out the interior. Overdrive & rear marker, tail-lights are inop. The Jeepster borrowed features from both the Willys Station Wagon and Truck, attempted to bridge the gap between the ?utilitarian? post-war Universal CJ Series and the one-ton ?family-oriented? station wagons and ?-ton light-utility trucks. Following the end of WWII, the Willys-Overland company chairman recognized the importance of expanding its offerings to include a civilian passenger car and with the help of industrial designer Brooks Stevens, presented a model more likely to appeal to younger market segments. The original Jeepster (VJ) was first released to the public on April 3, 1948. If you?re looking for one of the first sport-utility vehicles, then you found one in this Willys Jeepster. Why not drop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and look it over for yourself? VIN: DR25839MO This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 15,894 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster
  • Listing ID: CC-1631686
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Willys-Overland
  • Model:Jeepster
  • Odometer:15894
  • Stock Number:032200387C
  • VIN:DR25839MO
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MotoeXotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr
St. Louis, MO 63028

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