1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER
Complete full rare driven show restoration, Gorgeous fresh Maroon Red-Black beltline paint with great luster, factory polished stainless trim, new proper Black seats with red piping, very top mechanicals, F4-134 engine just rebuilt, show engine bay, fabulous detailed underchassis, new Black German top with matching red binding, 5 new wide-whitewalls, great brakes, full lighting
1950 Willys Jeepster model VJ-3 463 is fully restored to top Driven Show condition with all aspects including the “Go Devil” F4-134 original engine that is just fully professionally completely rebuilt to better than factory specs, hard to find this very rare famous Classic Willys Jeepster in this really fantastic top mechanical condition, simply here is a famous ‘classy’ vehicle that appeals to those who love great American design style that was only a 3 year run, this great Willys Jeepster is not only tops mechanically but the cosmetic condition here is wonderful with a ground up full restoration from the frame up, that work includes the really just gorgeous new paint of Maroon Red with proper Black top beltline segment that contrasts with amazing luster from the base coat clear, coat paint, the presentation is just fantastic as this is polished to a mirror finish, all new or restored chrome trim, has a new expensive German Canvas top that is black with matching Maroon binding, the top frame is redone, has the full new black correct interior with contrast binding, the 5 expensive wide whitewall tires on the stock restored wheels are as new, newly chromed bumpers with the proper Wills rear bumper with the factory stamping, 5 new proper wide Whitewall tires include the rear mounted spare, the famous 4 cylinder ‘L head’ engine with overhead rockers and valve in head is just now fully professionally fully rebuilt and really ‘purrs’, has the rare Solex carburetor, factory air cleaner, just turned flywheel, it is very rare to have confirmed fresh engine in a classic Jeepster, the 4 wheel drum brakes are very fresh for great safety, now fully set up for great driving, this has the show quality highly detailed engine bay, 3-speed Manual transmission with a great smooth new clutch system, great work just accomplished, the black frame is so very solid and just really highly detailed and painted in proper black with no undercoating, the photos show said chassis and the great inner wheel fenders painted the body color that are ‘as new’, this Fraser Dante documentation shows the great build and current condition, very rare to find a just rebuilt factory F head engine with factory 75 horsepower and lots of low end torque, has the rare factory air intake system from Solex carburetor to the air induction system for proper show use, this means that one car enjoy this great ‘country club car!
History: The famous 1948-1951 Jeepster is a two-wheel-drive convertible that was designed by well-respected American designer, Brooks Stevens, Stevens and Willys hoped that returning World War II GIs would scoop up these fun-loving drop-tops as soon as they rolled off the assembly line, the handsome Jeepster had the same front-end styling as the Willys wagon and pickup but with a fancier roadster look, thanks to Stevens’ ideas like the stainless-steel T bar in the grille, this had a unique look from the other slab-sided like other Willys offerings, the Jeepster had a higher cowl; the top beltline dropped at the doors and then kicked up again on the quarter panels just aft of the doors, for a lower look, a chrome strip ran along the body side a few inches below the belt line with sweeping up over the cowl, for the last year, the 1950 model year saw the VJ-3 463 Jeepster’ s first styling revisions which included a new instrument panel and redesigned front end featuring a V-shaped grille with horizontal chrome trim, model designations were dependent on production timeframe, note that these early 1950s four-cylinder Jeepsters were called VJ-3 463,
Engine: this factory correct engine is now prepared from the machine shop upwards of all new parts, the L134 Go Devil was updated with the F-head with the overhead rockers and the in head valves to become the F134 in 1950, this engine produced a gross output of 75 horsepower at 4000 rpm and with a strong 114 lb./ft of torque at 2000, Fraser Dante has had this famous and original engine taken out of the car, then just fully rebuilt, bored +.20 over, complete head work with photo documentation, this is a better engine today than when it was produced, has the better valve springs, guides, etc, full numbers, also, the flywheel is turned, a new clutch system is installed, engine specs, rare Solex one barrel carburetor, all ready to go to the golf course in reliable style, this is prepared from the machine shop, (LINK), upwards of all new parts, (LINK), engine rebuild process (LINK) ready to re-install (LINK)
Wheels/tires: here again is a rare items still on this great classic 1950 Willys Jeepster, the 5 stock steel wheels are 15×5 restored units, they are painted the correct factory Maroon Red paint, then just installed are the expensive Universal tubeless wide whitewalls in the new correct 6.70×15 size on all the wheels, they are dated 25th week of 2018 (SEE LINK), then this has the 5 factory Willys chrome stamped hubcaps, see the close up (LINK) that shows their outstanding condition, braking system just checked, solid original underchassis fully detailed with primer (LINK),
Summary: here is a full restored with extensive photos classic Jeepster, very rare in this new engine condition…here is a very upscale Jeepster that has just gone through the Fraser Dante professional shop, copy of brochure, the fully charged battery is checked ready for Spring 2020 at the Country Club for golf, go to a restaurant and park in front or that a great Saturday drive and win the car show, with all aspects documented for investment in a true classic American design, offered done and ready at $45,950