Restored Jeepster V8 automatic

Price: - Item location: Gilroy, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: 439
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Jeepster
  • Year: 1949
  • Mileage: 780
  • VIN: 4088478788
  • Color: Cherry/Black
  • Engine size: 4.2 v8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
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1949 Willys 439 Jeepster

AfterWW11 Jeep trademark Willys, believed that the market for the military-typeJeepwould be limited to farmers and foresters, therefore they began producing the "CJ" (or Civilian Jeep) to fill this growing segment.Willys began producingthe Jeep wagon and ulitily.Seeing a gap in their product lineup, Willys developed the Jeepster to crossover from their "utilitarian" trucks to the passenger automobile market. Willys-Overland lacked the machinery to form deep-drawn fenders or complicated shapes, so the vehicle had to use a simple and slab-sided design. Industrial designer Brooks Stevensstyled a line of postwar vehicles for Willys using a commonplatformthat included the Jeep pickup and station wagon, as well as a sporty two-door open carthat he envisioned as a sports car for veterans of World War II. The Willys-Overland Jeepster ("VJ" internally) was introduced in April 1948,and produced through 1950 with a limited production of only 2,960 units for 1949.......This is very nice example of a restored with receipts 1949 Jeepster HOT ROD, 2 wheel drive, the original motor was replaced with a 350 V8 with throttle body injection and teamed up with a 700-R 4 speed automatic, power rack and pinion steering, power disc brakes, Fatman front suspension and Hugger headers with side cut outs. It is finished in Cherry Burgundy with Black interior, vintage poly glasstries, new smoothie wheels, new Black soft top with refinished bows, tilt wheel, air conditioning(not hooked up) and a cruise control(not hooked up) and much more.This is a very rare example that runs and drives great, powerful, dependable and different. # 11147 Now on display at the home of "over the top cars”CHECKERED FLAG CLASSICS 7743 MONTEREY ST GILROY, 408-847-8788 or 888-625-2774, sold as-is, California buyers are responsible for sales tax and license fees.