Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
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 today!!!
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