1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER *STEEL* Hot Street Rod Convertible NSRA show car JEEP RARE!
Price: US $27,499.00 Item location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Willys
- Model: Jeepster Convertible
- SubModel: 1948 1950 Jeep Jeepster Commando
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: V8 Street Rod
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 6,631
- Color: Corvette Daytona Yellow
- Engine size: GM V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White and Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1949 Willys Jeepster Convertible 1948 1950 Jeep Jeepster Commando1949 Willys Street Rod JEEPSTER
1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER
HOT ROD SHOW CAR
REAL STEEL BODY JEEPSTER WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS IN CUSTOM UPGRADES!
TRULY A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWPIECE, ND READY TO DRIVE CROSS-COUNTRY TO THE NEXT EVENT!
FINISHED IN 2005 WITH JUST OVER 6,700 MILES SINCE BUILT, ND SOME MAJOR UPGRADES PERFORMED IN 2014!
CHEVY 305 V8 WITH TURBO 350, 0-BOLT REAR, ND HIGHWAY FRIENDLY GEARING MAKES IT A BLAST ON THE FREEWAY!
HEIDT’S CONTROL ARMS, USTANG II FRONT END, ND FATMANS DISC BRAKES!
AMAZING CUSTOM INTERIOR WITH FULL TOP AND SIDE CURTAINS FOR ALL-WEATHER DRIVING!
Vintage Air heating, ilt steering, lectric wipers, Z-Wire harness, nd more!
Some of the best custom bodywork and fabrication you will find, nd a STUNNING Corvette Yellow finish with graphics.
Proven reliable long-hauler that’s been on two 1,200 mile trips, nd STILL can grab a trophy at any local or regional event!
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE OF A KIND WILLYS!
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THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED!!!
IT HAS BEEN WASHED, ACUUMED, ND WIPED DOWN WITH TURTLE WAX QUICK SHINE PRIOR TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED.
IMAGINE HOW AMAZING IT WILL LOOK WHEN YOU TAKE THE TIME TO DETAIL AT HOME!
The Willys JEEPSTER is an iconic vehicle in the pantheon of automotive history. No matter if it was being used in Park Service, or commuter use, r just to shuttle the family around the Hamptons, he JEEPSTER embodied a rugged and carefree style all its own.
This particular example is a stunning restoration and customization of a STEEL BODY JEEPSTER that was built not just to show, ut to go anywhere reliably and safely too.
Please take a moment to read the detailed listing, ook over the 100 extra-large detailed photos, nd then call me to make it yours before someone else does it first!
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When you get to purchase a car that was a labor of love to the builder and previous owner, ou always end up with something that is just a little bit nicer than the typical commissioned build. For one thing, ttention to detail is always paramount, nd with time not usually being a factor, othing gets “rushed” to completion.
This amazing JEEPSTER was built over the course of a few years, nd was completed in 2005. After a couple 1,200 mile plus cruises, nd more than a few awards and trophies, t was refreshed and upgraded again in 2014, nd driven a few more thousand miles.
It has got to be one of the BEST running, OST reliable, nd ISSUE-FREE vehicles we have ever come across, nd it drives like a dream on the Interstate as well as in town.
The first thing that catches your attention is the stance. Most of the JEEPSTERS you see are stock versions, nd they sit so high it seems awkward. This JEEPSTER has the perfect combination of lowering, ake, nd wheels to give it just the right stance from any angle.
Heidt’s supplied the control arms to go with the drop spindles, USTANG II steering rack, nd FATMAN’S 9” disc brakes up front. In the back, GM 10-Bolt got new bearings and seals with a 3.73 gear set before being mounted with a set of air-adjustable GABRIEL Hi-Jackers in the back. The air shocks allow you to adjust it down as low as you want for shows and cruising, nd quickly air it up to support 4 adults on a trip to town. Either way, he ride and handling is PERFECT, nd it does everything the way it should with no bottoming out, allowing, xcess body roll, r any other issues. Seriously, t rides like a new car!
Chrome CRAGAR “Star” rims are like new, nd wrapped in COOPER COBRA 60 series tires size P205/60R15 with PLENTY of tread left for cruising or a Power Tour! They are a 4 ¾” bolt pattern.
The finish on the JEEPSTER is DuPont 5026LH 1970 Corvette “Daytona Yellow”, nd it is the PERFECT color to set this machine apart from the pack! Even 10 years since completed, t still shows glossy, lick, nd wet looking from every angle, nd just the normal amount of light marks and blemishes you would expect on any vehicle priced under $50,000. Yes, am talking about a hairline paint crack, ight scuffs, iny stone chips from road debris, nd other little things 99% of the cars for sale have. There is NO sign of any dents, tone chips larger than a few eighths of an inch, r anything like that. Just your basic light use marks that any car driven a few thousand miles on the freeway and in town might get.
Prior to paint, he body was stripped to bare metal, lasted, nd some extensive customization was done to it.
It was channeled 5” over the frame to help with the stance, nd get it down low without sacrificing ride quality.
The front gravel shield was professionally molded and seamed into the body.
All of the fender seams and welting were bypassed by welding the fenders into the body from behind, nd doing away with the seam line on the exterior.
Fenders were also smoothed, olled, xtended, nd shaped in lead and metal.
Custom LED lights were cut into the body, ith the 3rd brake light replacing the original spare tire mount location.
The original fuel filler was removed and replaced with metal, nd a new JEEP WRANGLER chrome fuel flap was installed to access the modern poly fuel cell the Jeepster has now.
Most of the trim and badging was removed, s were the side steps, pare tire rack, nd other items.
All of this work is remarkable, nd truly a testament to what I said earlier about an OWNER/BUILDER taking the time to do things right, ithout rushing and cutting any corners. The level of attention given to the metal, ead, iller, nd glass work on the car is amazing.
The bright work that does remain looks very good, nd the bumpers still have the “Willys Overland” stamping in them in case the youngsters at the car show don’t know what it is!
Glass in the windshield and side vents is in exceptional condition, nd the modern electric wipers work together with a RAIN-X treatment to keep things clear when you are on the road. All the glass is re-tinted from the manufacturer as well.
The entire convertible top, nd the front and rear side panels for it, re like BRAND NEW, nd have no rips, ears, eam pulls, r any other issues. The windows in them are clean and damage free, nd the entire top was all new in 2010 when the prior owner decided to redo the interior and top.
The top goes up and down with ease, as a zip down rear window for easy ventilation, nd plenty of room to store all of the side panels which install in seconds.
Everything seals up really well, nd one of my FIRST experiences driving this Jeepster had me battling about two hours of some of the most torrential downpours Florida gets while travelling on the Interstate. You know what? It kept things dry and water free, xcept for the first 5 miles until I realized I hadn’t put the front screens into the window channel like I was supposed to! After that, mooth sailing!
From full down to full up with screens takes one person about 5 minutes. Two people can do it in about 3.
When the top was replaced, he prior owner decided to redo the previously stock style interior with a little more “hot rod” style flair, o Buick Regal bucket seats were sourced for the front, ut down and shaped, nd then upholstered to match the Jeep CJ-5 rear seat, hich was also cut and shaped to look perfect in its new home.
With the 5” channel over the frame, reat care was taken to make sure the
seat brackets were cut down and customized to allow you to sit inside without being up too high. They got it JUST RIGHT, ecause I am 5’11”, nd it feels like I am sitting in a regular stock Jeepster. I have had several, o I can make that comparison.
New door panels and side trim pieces were also crafted for it, nd everything got treated to a retro-flavored white pleat design with blue accents on the door and side panels and blue piping on the seats to match the blue, utomotive grade carpeting that was installed over a layer of sound and heat proofing material.
The convertible top boot was custom made for the vehicle, nd when in place, t really looks fantastic on the car, nd hides the entire top and mechanics of it.
Dash is a cleanly reworked original unit, it with original badging, M-FM Stereo with cassette in a single DIN chassis, nd full set of FARIA Chronos I series gauges to monitor Oil Pressure, olts, nd Water Temp, ith a large, enter mounted Speedometer with working Odometer. Equus supplies the fuel gauge for the most accurate reading from the modern sending unit that came with the custom poly tank.
VINTAGE AIR temperature control knob is unobtrusive on the dash, nd provides robust heat for those cool evening cruises!
A LOKAR chrome E-Brake lever is functional and looks great with its black boot sitting next to the real GENNIE Shifter. The shifter has a vintage HURST base plate that looks amazing, nd it is topped with a custom made smoked clear shift knob with WILLYS STREET ROD inside it!
A GM tilt column is topped with a LeCarra white leather wrapped wheel with aluminum bars, nd it all works and looks great!
Rear view and side view mirrors all work together to get rid of blind spots, egardless of it the top is up or down, nd they look great too!
Last, ut not least, vintage workman lunch pail has been affixed to the passenger side kick panel area for use as a glove box! It is painted to match, nd looks and works great!
Pop open the hood, nd you are greeted by a clean and simple engine bay where function takes precedent, ut form wasn’t forgot either!
The engine was a 305ci block sourced from a 1977 Chevy Impala prior to being stripped, leaned, nd rebuilt with all new internals back in 2005.
It was refreshed and tuned up in 2013 prior to a long trip, nd currently has a GM HEI distributor, olly 4-Barrel 600cfm carb, ccel plug wires and AC Delco plugs with gap set at .045, BC polished aluminum tall finned valve covers, i-flow Corvette water pump with new thermostat, delbrock intake with breather, M HD alternator, nd all new belts and hoses as of 2013 too.
There is just enough chrome and bright stuff underneath to look good, ike chrome breathers, ardware, nd a Corvette 7” power brake booster and master cylinder with equalizer, ut not so much that you need to spend more time cleaning it than driving it!
It breathes out thanks to a custom made Aluminized exhaust system installed in 2014 to give it a bit more growl, nd includes MAGNA-FLOW mufflers and chrome exhaust tips.
Engine power goes to a 1978 GM 350 Turbo Transmission which was refurbished in 2010, nd it is a mild build with no crazy shift kits or anything like that.
I covered the suspension, ear end, nd steering at the top of the listing, o I will touch on the driving experience after mentioning that the whole chassis is pretty clean, ut since it was made to drive, t is not something you will park over mirrors at Cobo Hall anytime soon. Most of it is painted in chassis black, nd everything looks good, ut there is no sign of chrome or billet to be found underneath it.
The JEEPSTER starts with a turn of the GM key in the column. Pump the gas one time, it the key, nd VRRROOOOOM! You are ready to go! Idle is clean and smooth thanks to the mild build on the motor, nd when it’s cold out, he idle rolls back as it should.
It sounds like a Hot Rod should, ith a nice rumble at idle, nd good little bark on the throttle. Go listen to a 2007 or newer Corvette, nd you’ll have a pretty good idea of how it sounds.
Snick the GENNIE shifter into gear, nd it is ready to roll wherever you want to go. Power is smooth and solid, nd even though it is a 305ci motor, t is PLENTY of power to move this lightweight machine down the road in a hurry!
Yes, f you are in the mood for shenanigans, firm right foot with set the back tires spinning, o don’t worry!
Shifts are smooth and clean, ith no jerking or harshness.
Highway friendly gearing makes 70mph a breeze on the highway, nd you can command things with one hand on the wheel.
It tracks straight and true, nd the brakes work together to scrub off speed without any odd modulation or excessive fade.
Feedback from gas and brake pedals is really good, s is steering wheel responsiveness.
It is easy to turn, nd handles low speeds just as easily as highway speeds.
All of the lights work on the car, ncluding headlights, igh beams, arking lights, he new LED 3rd brake lamp, nd the new 4” round 10 LED tail lights.
A vacuum operated Hide-A-Plate works great, nd has an override switch to tuck it up or down while driving for situations demanding a stealthy presence.
The wiring throughout the car is EZ WIRE, nd includes a GM fuse box. It is all carefully laid out and installed, nd each wire is label stamped for ease of servicing.
The battery is a DURALAST 12v unit installed in mid-2014, nd it performs without issue.
The car has no known faults at this time, nd has been safety checked and driven to make sure it was ready for sale. I personally have put over 115 miles on the car, n a mix of freeway and in-town driving, nd find it to be my “go-to” car if I want to take something home from the store.
It does NOT overheat, hanks to a factory look radiator from Walck’s that has all the modern bits needed to keep a cool head, perfect fan set up, nd good thermostat. It doesn’t jump over 196 degrees even in the Florida heat.
It has not been leaking, eeping, r leaving its mark on the floor during my time with it, nd when I had it up on the lift, did not see any sign of prior leaking or issues either.
It comes with all the printed specifics and part numbers/I.D. numbers supplied by the prior owner and builder.
It comes with a copy of an appraisal performed on the car.
It comes with two keys for the ignition, s it does not have door keys.
This is a great machine for someone who doesn’t want to work on a car. If you want something you can drive, nd then hook to a battery tender until you drive it again, t is probably the right one for you.
If you need a Street Rod that will win a trophy or two, ut then let you DRIVE IT to the next State over to win some more trophies, his is the one for you.
It is clean, ool, eliable, roven, nd there is not really much in the way of negatives to say about it.
In the area? Come see it. If not, ly down here for a personal showing! I am willing to bet that the first person who comes here to see it in person will buy it.
The title is in the dealerships name, nd this is NOT a consignment car.
IT IS TITLED AS A 1949 WILLYS.
MILEAGE IS EXEMPT DUE TO MODEL YEAR.
Mileage listed is what appears on the working odometer since the car was restored and rebuilt in 2005.
I think that about does it so far as information I can supply to you. As stated, STRONGLY ENCOURAGE a private viewing of the vehicle, r you can have an appraiser/inspector come see on your behalf PRIOR TO BIDDING.
If you have any other questions, r want me to photograph something, r check something, lease call me at (941)286-0889 for the fastest response.
I am 100% up front, nd list my cars objectively. If you are 100%up front, ead the listing, eview my photos, nd have your funds in place, e will get along just fine.
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