1949 Willys Overland Jeepster a jewel! Purchased by prior owner in 1981 and the very complete, extremely straight original was fully restored in 1985. Past owner owned it from 1981-2019 (38 years) and is now 82. Estimated he drove it under 3,000 in parades and to car shows during ownership.
It starts and runs excellent, it drives wells, shifts excellent and is an attention getter. Hydraulic brakes work well. Surprisingly easy and very fun to drive.
Painted in original Tunisian Red (Lacquer). Stored indoors and paint is in excellent shape. Interior is all original factory paint. Fuel, oil pressure, temp and amp gauge all work perfect and look great. Has Altimeter gauge that works. Needle is broken on speedometer and odometer does not work. Odometer showing 74,045 miles. Not much use in the 70 years since new!
Original Philco radio was restored in 85, but now not working. May be a fuse or power issue.
Interior upholstery may be original, but not certain. One hole in corner of seat where spring broke and caused damage, but it is about 1.5” diameter and not noticeable. Door panels are excellent. Carpet is good, but not sure it is correct style for this vintage.
Still has original 6-volt system. Engine is original 134 CI "Go Devil" L head and produces a whopping 72HP at 4,000 RPM. The engine was fully rebuilt in 1985 to original factory specs and is in excellent condition. The 3 speed manual T-96 transmission 3 on the tree with factory overdrive. Engine is spotless and does not leak. Runs cool even in summer. Clutch work well and transmission shifts very smoothly. Synchromesh 2nd and 3rd. Very good power and acceleration.
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