- $39,995 Get Financing
- Dark Emerald Green
- Saddle Tan
- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
While you might think the crossover segment is a new thing, this 1950 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 final-year Jeepster. These were only available for a few years and the production numbers were quite low (less than 6k were produced in this final year.) The admiration for these really came years after production finished, and so it's important to find a well-respected and well-invested example like this one. The Dark Emerald Green is one of those perfect 1950s colors that looks like it belongs on icons like a Thunderbird or DeVille, and so it adds some perfect elegance to this convertible Willys. Bright chrome bumpers, the correct grille, two-piece wheel trim with Willys hubcaps, and the full trim that encircles the car show off more solid investments in brightwork. And we especially like the full white convertible top w/side curtains. It looks newer and crisp, and so the bright white goes nicely with the whitewall tires.
Of course, these were really built to be driven with the top down. The saddle tan vinyl feels good, and it has a timeless contrast against the deep green exterior as well as the green that's on the doors and dash. It shows the right signs of a quality investment, and even has nice features like a working classic heater and plush carpeting. 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 below it, and all set in a bright inlay. That's a great '50s touch. And that classic dual-spoke 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 green returns on the sides, and now its joined by a tidy presentation of gloss black block paint and accessories. And it's not just that it's impressive, right down to the clean wires and hoses, but also you have correct pieces like the bold oil filter canister. This 134 cubic-inch motor is related to the first military Jeeps, and so it's as reliable as an American soldier. And this has a smoothness that tells you there was the right investment in quality. The engine 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.
Complete with owner's manual, 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!