Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1949 Willys Jeepster oOne of only 2,960 Jeepsters produced in 1949 oNew front disc brake conversion and front shocks from Justjeepsters oNew Alternator conversion from Justjeepsters oLots of new parts such as aluminum radiator, new carb, gas tank and fuel lines oNew exterior trim pieces o134 CID "Go-Devil" L-head four-cylinder engine oT96 Three-speed manual transmission and Dana 23 rear axle oTunisian Red exterior with black interior and red trim oContinental kit with full-size rear tire and wheel oNew correct chrome caps oPlanadyne front suspension oUnderdash heater oBrand new black soft top included This would make a great third vehicle for a family that enjoys the original sport-utility vehicles; it would be a make a fine weekend fun car for a family; or a new prize for a Jeep collector. This Jeepster has a lot of new parts such as a front disc brake conversion, new front shocks, aluminum radiator, new carb, gas tank, fuel lines and new exterior trim pieces. Finished in Tunisian Red, the paint and trim are in overall very good order. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is tidy and the chrome bumpers are in great shape. Out back is a Continental kit, complete with a full-size rear tire and wheel. This Willys rolls on gum-dipped Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires, size 6.40-15. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel with red beauty rings topped with correct factory chrome caps. The tires are in good, condition while the wheels are excellent order. Under the hood is Willys' "Go-Devil" engine, a 134 CID L-head four-cylinder engine with a new aluminum radiator and carburetor. It is backed by a T96 three-speed manual transmission and a Dana 23 rear axle. The Interstate battery is in very good shape and the generator has been upgraded to a alternator. Other mechanical features are a Ross cam and lever steering, independent front suspension with single leaf spring (Planadyne) and semi-elliptical rear springs with torsional stabilizer bar. This Jeepster rides on a 104-inch wheelbase and stops with new front disc brakes. Inside, the Jeepster's black vinyl seating is in satisfactory shape. The front bench is divided 66/33, with the 33 percent portion on the right-most side, not for the driver's position. The black carpet is in very good order. A two-spoke steering wheel faces the driver while the red, metal instrument panel has a full suite of ancillary gauges, however there is a more modern, auxiliary temperature gauge mounted beneath the dash. The inner door liners are in very good order. The original soft top bows are in good shape and is included with a brand new black soft top that can be installed for an additional charge. The basic 1948 Jeepster included numerous deluxe features and interior fittings in addition to a high level of standard equipment that cost extra on other automobiles. These included, among many others, whitewall tires, hubcaps with bright trim rings, sun visors, deluxe steering wheel, wind wings, locking glovebox, cigar lighter and continental tire with fabric cover. The Jeepster had Willys' World War II-proven straight-4 "Go Devil" engine and plastic side curtains but its price was about the same as a Ford Super DeLuxe club convertible with roll-down windows, fancier styling and a V-8 engine. The Jeepster's engine is coupled to a three-speed manual transmission with standard overdrive. The Planadyne single transverse leaf spring independent front suspension, entire drivetrain, front end, rear suspension, steering and four-wheel drum brakes were from the Willys Station Wagon. The flat-topped rear fenders were taken from the Jeep truck line. The Willys-Overland Jeepster, borrowing 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 1/2 -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: 46385956 This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 2,041 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.
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