1950 Willys Jeepster

Highlights

  • 1950 Willys Jeepster
  • 134-cid, F-head "Go Devil" four-cylinder engine developing 62 horsepower.
  • 3-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Leaf-Spring Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
  • Side Curtains
  • Wide White Wall Tires
  • Fresh Oil Change
  • New 6v Altenator Conversion
  • New Belt
  • Fresh Carburetor Rebuild
  • New Front Shocks

Description

Vehicle Specs

1950 Willys Jeepster is ready to enjoy! Freshly serviced and a new battery and the generator was converted to a 6V alternator. Exterior paint shows great as does the interior. The undercarriage is undercoated but seems solid overall. Fuel gauge is not working.

1950 Willys Jeepster
134-cid, F-head "Go Devil" four-cylinder engine developing 62 horsepower.
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf-Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Side Curtains
Wide White Wall Tires
Fresh Oil Change
New 6v Altenator Conversion
New Belt
Fresh Carburetor Rebuild
New Front Shocks

Soon after entering service, the ubiquitous Jeep proved far more capable and adaptable than its original concept as a military-reconnaissance car suggested, with far greater produced during WW II than the few thousand originally contemplated. By the end of wartime, Willys had produced nearly 363,000 examples of its final 'MB' alone, while Ford Motor Company built almost 278,000 of the Willys-designed GPW (General Purpose Willys) Jeeps. Beloved by legions of GIs, the Jeep was hailed by U.S. General George C. Marshall as "America's greatest contribution to modern warfare."

With the long-awaited return to peacetime, Willys based its initial civilian automobile production efforts on a series of Jeep-based vehicles. The open-air, two-door Jeepster Phaeton was designed by fast-rising industrial designer Brooks Stevens during the war and shared its chassis with the concurrent Jeep station wagon. Even with an unmistakable Jeep-derived frontal motif, styling was quite sporty, with such up-to-date stylistic cues as rakish cut-down doors inspired by the little sports roadsters coming out of the UK after the war. The original VJ-Series Jeepster was introduced on May 3, 1948, initially powered by the 134-cid, F-head "Go Devil" four-cylinder engine developing 62 horsepower.

Despite its winning attributes, the Jeepster was a surprisingly slow seller for Willys, with the initial 1948 models the most successful, due in part to growing competition for sales in the slowing postwar "seller's market" for new automobiles. Following discontinuation in 1951, the Jeepster Phaeton's basic essence would return in the mid-1960s with the Jeepster Commando.

Rather rare as one of only 19,132 original VJ-Series Jeepsters produced in all 1948-51 and just 5,836 built for 1950-51

South Jersey Classics is a 10,000-square foot classic and specialty collector automobile dealer, featuring 50+ vehicles. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Newfield, NJ. Our Dealership is on US Route 40 just off New Jersey Route 55, Exit 39B heading towards Elmer, NJ; conveniently just 40 Minutes East of Philadelphia, 40 Minutes West from the Major New Jersey Shore Points, and 30 minutes North of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Our Showroom is conveniently accessible from all major Southern New Jersey Roadways including New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, I-76, NJ Route 42, NJ Route 55, US Route 40, Atlantic City Expressway, New Jersey Parkway. Our website is www.SJClassics.com and our phone number is (856) 521-0832. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come to see the vehicle in person.

Basic
Year
1950
Make
Willys
Model
Jeepster
Miles
32,606
Vin
473VJ13691
Mechanical
Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
134 I4
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Exterior
Body Color
Nassau Cream
Body Style
Convertible
Interior
Interior Color
Tan
Seating Type
Bench 70 30
Seat Material
Vinyl