Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Parade Highlight Vehicle: 1949 Willy's Jeepster

There is an old car owners advice that says you should buy a condition 1 car and drive it until it is condition 2 and then sell -- the difference in sales price might be offset by inflation/appreciation but it certainly will cost more to refresh that car back to condition 1. (Read more about "conditions" here.) Others suggest starting with a condition 2 car (less of a premium) and driving till it is condition 3...but I'm gonna suggest a different tack --  you buy this next Jeepster and just drive it till you die.  Find this 1949 Willy's Jeepster offered for $10,700 in Bokeelia, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

From the seller:

1949 willys jeepster
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders

drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 70000
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible

A classic beauty that’s been ever-so-gently used. Former parade highlight vehicle. Very good condition, clean undercarriage, interior in great condition, some fading in the carpet. Convertible top in fabulous condition.
In-line 6, 3 speed on the tree, tires in great condition.
Has a tow bar set up for easy towing.
$10700 OBO 

 See a better way to drive a 'ster?


  1. From what I've seen on Hagerty's and Hemmings, this is attractive. And it's pronounced 'Willis,' right? But WE know that.
    FWIW..John North Willys died before any Willys associated company made any 4WD.

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  3. It can be very hard to sell this kind of vehicle. What you'll need to do is strip them from the car to get it back to its original state... if you can!RVs like fifth-wheel travel trailers


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