1948 Willys Jeepster $32,995
While you might think the crossover segment is a new thing, this 1948 Willys Jeepster begs to differ. With a terrific period-correct presentation – right down to the dependable Jeep motor – and a cool convertible attitude, this a truly unique classic.
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 droptop fun, it's instantly one of the most unique vehicles on any scene. That's why it's so important to have a nicely restored example like this one. The rich Luzon Red has the kind of deep luster that represents the optimistic post-war American perfectly. Because a Jeepster is a rarity, it's key that all the details are there. So take note of the correct grille, hubcaps, taillights, and trim line that encircles everything from the windshield to the rear panel. Even the bumpers are correct with Willys Overland etched into the rear one. All of these, plus many more details look great, and that adds up to true value on this very complete Jeepster. One piece that can never last 70 years is the original folding roof. That's why this one wears a brand fresh tan top with clear side curtains.
The investment in restoration is also evident in the interior. The maple tan vinyl feels good and it looks great against the red elements. Plus, this classic convertible has plenty of room for family and friends. It even has nice features like a spotlight and the correct AM radio still on display. Jeepsters are easy to maintain, but need to the right details inside. For example, it received the Willys standard gauge cluster. The large speedometer with full gauges surrounding it and all set in a bright inlay – a great '50s touch. And that classic steering wheel will fill you with true vintage charm every time you grab it.
When you lift the hood, you can tell the restoration budget was spent in the engine bay, too. The exterior red returns on the sides, and now its joined by a fresh presentation of gloss black accessories, newer wires, and fresh block paint. In fact, this period-correct presentation even has the correct Carter carburetor on top. This is the famous Go Devil motor that was used in the first military Jeeps, and so it's as reliable as an American soldier. The 134 cubic-inch inline-four 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 the motor thanks to the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
This Jeepster is a great bit of history finished in a head-turning package. So if you like your classics to be truly distinct, call today!