This 1949 Willys Jeepster is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. After World War II, Jeep trademark owner, Willys, believed that the market for the military-type Jeep would be limited to farmers and foresters, therefore they began producing the "CJ" (or Civilian Jeep) to fill this growing segment. Willys then began producing the new Jeep Wagon in 1946, and then the Jeep Truck in 1947. Realizing a gap in their product lineup, Willys developed the Jeepster to crossover from their "utilitarian" type truck vehicles, to the passenger automobile market. In the process, the automaker developed the Jeepster, "one of Americas most daring postwar automobile designs."
This 1949 Willys Jeepster has been restored with a slight twist! The Inline 6 cylinder has been replaced with a GM V-6 power plant, a 3-speed automatic transmission, and power brakes. This Jeepster has also been modernized with VDO gauges to monitor, speed, fuel level, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. For your listening enjoyment, a Clarion AM/FM radio and CD player has been installed in the dash. The exterior or this 1949 Willys Jeepster is in excellent shape. The yellow is in great condition, the black vinyl tops looks to be new, and the side curtains are in very good shape. The chrome pieces (front & rear bumpers, footsteps pieces) are not pitted and have a high luster. The steel wheels have been color matched to the vehicle, they are accented with beauty rings and chrome hub caps embossed with the Willys-Overland logo. To view this 1949 Willys Jeepster, including a HD video, go to our website www.gatewayclassiccars.com or call our Louisville showroom at 812-294-1555 for more information.