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1948 Willys - Overland Jeepster - Clean, Good Running Order, Great Early Jeep!

1948 Willys Jeepster

Willys Jeepster 1948 technical specifications

Item location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Make: Willys
Model: Jeepster
Type: Convertible
Year: 1948
Mileage: 92,568
VIN: 71863
Color: Red
Engine size: 4 cyl
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 3 Speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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This 1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster is in daily drive-able condition and would make a perfect cruiser or an awesome starting point for a full restoration. The Jeepster runs, drives and stops fine and was frequently driven until it was put up for sale. The overall condition is classified as "Good" (see picture of the condition classification for more specific info), and almost all of the trim, seals and other parts are original, including the motor and transmission. These were only made for 3 years from 48' to 50' and are one of the rarer early Willy's vehicles - don't miss your chance to pick up a great example of this unique vehicle!

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Here is some history on the Jeepster Model from Willys -

Borrowing features from both the Willys Station Wagon and Truck, the Jeepster attempted to bridge the gap between the “utilitarian” post-war Universal CJ Series, and the 1-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 was first released to the public on April 3, 1948. Offered only in rear-wheel drive, the vehicle had some trouble gaining traction with traditional Willys customers. The 1948 Jeepster was powered by the “Go Devil” 62 hp, 134 cu in straight-4 engine, with 3-speed manual transmission, drum brakes, a single transverse leaf spring suspension and rear driveline similar to what was used in the Willys Station Wagon at the time. With rear fenders like those used on theWillys Truck,the Jeepster, was appreciated by design critics. Unfortunately, due to lackluster marketing efforts, and competition in the passenger car market, the Jeepster was phased out completely in 1950, with a few leftover models sold under the 1951 model year, and was never produced again, making them a rare, early model from Willys.

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