A 1948 Willys Jeepster is already quite distinctive. There's an
attractive vintage style here, right down to the full side curtain
package. But when this classic also gets a V8 and chassis upgrade -
and it's all offered at an affordable price - then you already know
this is a sweet deal.
You're looking at the first-ever Jeepster. It was launched in the
spring of 1948, and with its blend of tall Willys wagon styling
mixed with drop-top fun, it's instantly one of the most unique
vehicles on any scene. So it's great to find an example that keeps
the vintage style but makes it a better cruiser to show off
everywhere. But what first strikes you is the full vintage
appearance. The correct grille, two-piece windshield, hub caps,
tail lights, and classic spotlight are all there. You'll even spot
the side steps for easy rear seat access. Plus the trim line that
encircles everything from the windshield to the rear panel is a
great divider for the bright yellow and smooth black two-tone. The
only hints from the outside that this is an upgraded machine are
minor details like the dual exhaust tips. And the full top and
plexiglas side curtains are too nice and clean to be original.
The yellow and black style continues inside. The upholstery, door
panels, and carpeting all have the nice look of later investment.
This classic convertible has plenty of room for family and friends,
and so it's nice to have the upgraded AM/FM/Cd stereo for their
ideal driving music. You also get updates like a Lokar shifter and
Stewart Warner gauges. These are just little updates that don't
take away from the overall vintage charm. After all, the classic
steering wheel puts you in touch with generations of previous
drivers every time you grab it.
There's no replacement for displacement, so you'll love to lift the
hood and see a Chevy small-block V8. This 350 cubic-inch is over
two and a half times larger than the Go-Devil motors that were
offered in 1948. This even has desirable upgrades, like a Holley
four-barrel carburetor w/electric choke, an Edelbrock intake, and
shorty headers. It fires up nicely as the dual exhaust makes a
sweet but dignified tune. And speaking of dignified, it has a nice
ride thanks to a shortened Monte Carlo frame with an independent
front end. The three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes,
front discs, and modern touring tires all come together to make
this a great cruising classic.
So what you're looking at is a Jeepster that has all the classic
appeal you want on the outside, but added power and driver comfort
under the skin. That makes for an awesome affordable deal. Call
1948 Willys Jeepster
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