1950 Willys Jeepster - VJ —Lightning 6 Cylinder Engine - Barn Find - CO. Car

1950 Willys Jeepster

Condition: Used
Make: Willys
Model: Jeepster
Year: 1950
Mileage: 59,248
VIN: 1S11109
Color: Red
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Elizabeth, Colorado, United States

Description for Willys Jeepster 1950

1950 Willys Jeepster - VJ —Lightning 6 cylinder engine- Barn Find 1950 Willys Jeepster - VJ —Original Styling - 2dr Phaeton

Location: Elizabeth, CO

Stock #: VT1019

VIN #: 1S11109

Transmission:3 on the tree


The Willys-Overland nameplate dates back to 1908. Willys was the registered trademark owner for the name Jeep. Sold as a mid-year upgrade for $1490 the 1950 Willys Jeepster VJ-673 was only 1 of 1779 to be produced with the Lightning 6 cylinder engine. Other upgrades included a redesigned dash, grill and rounded front fenders with a peak. Produced from 1948 to 1950, the Jeepster was last sold in early 1951. The Willys-Overland company and the Jeep trademark were ultimately sold to Kaiser in 1953. The 1950 Willys-Overland Jeepster model represents the last true phaeton (an open weather cockpit vehicle without a method to fully enclose) to be produced by an American automobile manufacturer.

the good:

  • 59,248 Original miles on factory upgraded package engine
  • Features the upgraded 2.2L straight 6 engine
  • Manual 3 speed on the column (just as god intended)
  • transmission works great - no slips.
  • Motor sounds great - runs strong.
  • Glass replaced and in excellent condition.
  • Fuel tank cleaned and flushed with new liner installed.
  • New fuel line, fuel pump and fuel line fittings
  • New wiring - all interior and exterior lights work
  • New wheel cylinders, bearings, bushings and breaks all around.
  • Repaired overdrive and overhauled transmission
  • All new complete convertible soft top including rear windows
  • All new window curtains
  • Door panels dyed and restored.
  • All new upholstery matching the original colors (black with red trim)
  • Restored arm rests and interior vinyl
  • Restored sun visors
  • New front windshield rubbers
  • New Pillar post rubbers
  • Restored rear, front and center wood bows
  • New rear seat pocket
  • New front door weather seals
  • Recently restored chrome trim.
  • New carpet installed
  • Recently painted inside and out.
  • Floor boards and frame sealed
  • All new tires with < 95% tread.

the bad:

  • while in storage the passenger side door was damaged leaving a sizable bit of damage (4 ½ inches in length) . This can be repaired but would likely require repainting the door. Please see photos for best indication of condition.

Please call or text Steve with any questions 720-427-3298 and i will be happy to help with whatever I can. I encourage all interested parties to view the jeep in person before bidding.

Payment can be made by cash in person, bank transfer, or certified funds. $1000 non-refundable deposit is due within 24 hours of auction close. vehicle must be picked up within 14 days. I am happy to work with the buyer to have the vehicle shipped.