Small block Chevy V8 with A/C classic vintage SUV
Price: US $24,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Willys
- Model: Jeepster
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: --
- Year: 1948
- Mileage: 33224
- VIN: U90602
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 350 V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1948 Willys Jeepster --A 1948 Willys Jeepster is already quite distinctive. So when attractive vintage looks meet some nice upgrades, including V8 power, then you know you're looking at something special. And that's even before you saw the affordable price!
You're looking at a lot of firsts. After all, the Jeepster is the original SUV/crossover. While all Jeepsters are a rare sight, you get the distinction of a 1948 model: its first year ever. So the history has appeal even before you check out the details. This includes some great brightwork vintage pieces, like chrome center waterfall grille, side steps plates to give rear passengers an alternative way to enter, and the rear bumper with Willys Overland stamped in the center. Plus, it's great to see the body trim package used as a clear dividing line for the classic
Luzon Red and black paint package.
While this one comes with full side curtains and a newer vinyl top, we all really know a classic like this is meant to be open to the world. And they made sure this looks good with a coordinated package where the exterior red returns on the dash and the black is on the seats, door panels, and carpeting. But you can also instantly tell this one has some cool upgrades. For example, the gauge panel is now a full Stewart Warner readout package. And they have cleanly installed provisions for air conditioning under the dash. Plus, the radio may be in the correct position on the left side of the dash, but now it's an AM/FM/CD unit with USB input so that you can have the most modern music while cruising around in this vintage droptop.
The upgraded engine bay was made to show off. After all, not only do you have a ton of polish on pieces like the valve covers, air topper, alternator, brackets, and radiator shroud, but also it's all doubled thanks to the mirror-like firewall. And the reason for so much showmanship is because this is a 350 cubic-inch V8 upgrade, which is more than two and half times more displacement than original! It's topped with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor w/electric choke. So the V8 both inhales deeply and fire up readily. The motor exhales with a sweet tune through a newer glasspack dual exhaust. And because this is the kind of classic you're going to love cruising in, they upgraded the driving experience with great features like an improved independent front suspension, a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/discs up front.
This Jeepster retains its classic style, but also adds upgrades for power and comfort to make it a great driving classic. So if you love distinction you can enjoy on the open road, call today!