This Jeepster was made in Toledo, Ohio by Willys-Overland Motors from 1948 to 1951. After World War II, Willys developed the Jeepster, “one of America’s most daring postwar automobile designs”. This was a sporty two-door open car that hopefully was to appeal as a sports car for veterans of World War II. Unfortunately and surprisingly, this was not the case.
Specs: 104″ wheelbase, 174″ overall length, 69″ wide, and 62″ high. 134 cu. in. straight-4 “Go Devil” engine which produced 63 HP through a 3-speed “column shift” manual transmission and rear-wheel overdrive. This Jeepster is painted black and Campus Red with black interior and new white convertible top and side curtains.
An older restoration, this Jeepster has only 70,300 miles. Price at the time was only $1,495. Only 19,132 Jeepsters were produced over 3 years. Sales were limited by a sparse dealer network. A fine and rare car even today.