- $18,995 Get Financing
- Item Location:
- Tampa, FL
- Nassau Cream
- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
A 1949 Willys Jeepster is already quite distinctive. So when attractive vintage looks meet a solid V6 upgrade - and it's all offered at an affordable price - then you already know this is a sweet deal.
This one has a nice mix of vintage and upgrades. There are the right classic pieces, like the hood trim and bright bumpers (with Willys Overland stamped in the rear one.) And well especially like details, like the side steps for easy rear seat access. But those Cragar SS wheels signal there's more going on here than stock. The paint yellow carries this dual personality well. It's not out of place for a 1940s-1950s machine, but it does have a hint of the bold. Plus, the black upper section is a timeless contrast, and it also coordinates with the full folding roof and side curtain package.
For the same reason why we like the look of the black roof against the yellow exterior is why the full black interior is so attractive. Both rows of seating are complete, clean, comfy, and finished in a durable vinyl. So it makes for a fine beach day kind of car that looks good open to the world. And while you have a very stock-style setup, there are some handy additions, like a grippy sports steering wheel.
Open the hood, and this Jeepster immediately tells its biggest secret. The most powerful motor that came from the factory was 2.2-liter four-cylinder, but this one houses a 3.8-liter Chevy V6. More than just added displacement, this also has an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performer intake. There are even nice supporting components, like an aluminum radiator w/electric fan and a separate transmission cooler. So you can really tell this one was built to run strong in modern traffic. In fact, it's a much improved cruiser thanks to the three-speed automatic transmission, dual-circuit power brakes, and modern BF Goodrich T/As with excellent tread.
So what you're looking at is a Jeepster that has all the classic appeal you want on the outside, but added power and driver comfort under the skin. That makes for an awesome affordable deal. Call today!!!