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post #1 of 24 Old 05-24-2016, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone wth deep pockets?

It sure isn't me.


Poke here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willys-Jeeps...m=272249103498

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post #2 of 24 Old 05-24-2016, 05:57 PM
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Imagine how pissed the PO would be when you took it mudding. LOL


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post #3 of 24 Old 05-24-2016, 06:20 PM
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The PO would have about 40K reasons not to care.

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You know it would hurt him in the feels. lol


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post #5 of 24 Old 05-24-2016, 08:31 PM
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Mud would help the color.

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Mud would help the color. trip maker
I have to agree. It looks like a baby buggy.

Wouldn't mind to have it sitting in my garage, though, but not at that price.

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post #7 of 24 Old 05-24-2016, 08:58 PM
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Move the steering wheel back so that you can drive from the back seat. Hack the firewall so that an early, blown, 392 Hemi sits half way under the dash. Big wing on top.
"Fuel Altered" style!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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post #8 of 24 Old 05-25-2016, 07:15 AM
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Imagine how pissed the PO would be when you took it mudding. LOL
Why would you take a beautifully restored 2wd convertible car 'mudding'? I would love to have that thing to take on the proverbial Sunday drive along the river. The color is period correct and perfect for it. Wax your handlebar mustache, don your proper tan leather jacket and hat and enjoy the open road.

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post #9 of 24 Old 05-25-2016, 10:55 AM
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One of my friends dad had one of these in his garage, with a 239 flathead ford in it, years ago. He offered to sell it to me many times, but when I asked the price, he just kept saying 'oh, I don't know; you need to come look at it...'

Neither of them were/ are 'car guys'

I had 4 jeeps at the time, and didn't figure I could afford another so I never went to look.

About a year later, I asked him whatever happened to that old jeep. He said they 'sold it to a neighbor, who threw a tuneup on it and driving it around on sunny days'.

He asked me why I didn't come look at it, since I'm so into Jeeps? When I told him I didn't think I could afford to buy another at the time, he replied, ' oh, dad would've just given it to you, cause he knows you like jeeps...'



That is the reason why now, no matter what the circumstance; when someone says ' you should see/checkout/go looks' at a jeep/ project, I GO!

To the OP, that's a nice looking VJ!

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post #10 of 24 Old 05-25-2016, 11:18 AM
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The VJ's were the last phaeton car produced by a major automaker. My grandfather bought one that my mom and uncle drove as teens. By the 80's it had a Chevy V6 and transmission, and a Studebaker rear end. He sold it right before I got my driving permit, and I blew a gasket. He told me if I could find an original Jeepster in good shape he would buy it, figuring with only a 3 year production that I wouldn't find one close by.

I found a 50 with original 6 cylinder (very rare) and overdrive in Belzoni MS. It was sitting in the showroom in a local car dealership and belonged to the dealership owner. Paid $3500 for it in 1990.

Fast forward a couple of years, life started revolving around girls, and I discovered that while they liked the Jeepster on warm sunny days, they did NOT like the lack of a radio, heat, and windows the rest of the time. That, along with the 6 volt system which made push starting somewhat frequent, led me to sell it in 1993. I sold it to a doctor out of Memphis who said he was going to do a frame off restoration on it. I drove it to his garage and parked it between a mint 57 Chevy convertible and a mint VW Thing. Sold it for $4500, and my grandfather split the profit with me. I used that money and some more borrowed cash to buy my first CJ.

I still have the CJ, but wish I'd kept the Jeepster. CJ's are getting less common, but they're a lot easier to find that a Jeepster. There were only 19K Jeepsters made, and a very small percentage of those had the 6 cylinder.

Not crazy about the blue, but that is a beautiful VJ and I would take it over any CJ anyone could offer me. CJ's are a dime a dozen compared to that Jeepster.

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thats what my pawpaw has, he has 3. 1948, 1949, and 1950 models. only 3 years they were made. They were sold in 1951, but those where just left over 50 models. his 50 has the "supersonic" flat head 6 in it. they are all original and very sharp cars!!
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post #12 of 24 Old 05-25-2016, 02:53 PM
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FYI, one just like the one in the OP's first post in this thread just went for $55,000 at a Barrett Jackson auction.

They are rare, and they aren't getting any cheaper.

I like the 50 models best. The pointed grill looks much better to me. jamie83cj7 I hope you appreciate the Jeepsters and take care of them.

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FYI, one just like the one in the OP's first post in this thread just went for $55,000 at a Barrett Jackson auction.

They are rare, and they aren't getting any cheaper.

I like the 50 models best. The pointed grill looks much better to me. jamie83cj7 I hope you appreciate the Jeepsters and take care of them.

yes sir i do, im very fortunate to still have my pawpaw around but he doesnt get around like he used to. I have trickle chargers on all of them to keep the batteries up, me and my father try to at least start them once a week. I forgot to add that he has 2 50 models, the red one has the supersonic flat 6 in it, the other is yellow and black with the 134 in it. Now that i know how to post pictures, ill get a few of them all.
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I saw one today I think was probably for sale today along hwy 276 east of Rockwall TX. From what I could see driving by it looked like it needed a lot of work but looked intact and drivable.
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-26-2016, 06:05 AM
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Just looked through the ebay pics... in the background on the rear shot, there are two more Jeepsters! ... and they look restored too. Wow. Big bucks. No whammies.

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