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1949 Willys Overland Jeepster

  • Is Price Negotiable?: Yes
  • Street: 17150 Tye Street SE
  • City: Monroe
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
  • Zip/Postal Code: 98272
  • Contact Phone: 425 260-1395
  • Willing to Deliver (Y/N): N
  • Listed: September 21, 2018 12:12 pm
  • Expires: 29 days, 14 hours
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This Jeep was in climate controlled storage since 1963. It’s very original and the body has absolutely no rust. It even has the original convertible top and side curtain windows which store in a special pouch behind the rear seat. The previous owner ungraded the engine to the Willys L-161 Lightning straight 6-cylinder. Most Jeepsters came with a 4 cylinder engine, so this a nice upgrade and correct for the era. This is an early 1949, so it has many items that were made extra cost later in 1949. Things such as the side steps to climb in the back without opening the door or disturbing the front seat passengers, the extra chrome around the font bumper, rear foot rests, cigar lighter, overdrive unit…

I’ve done several things to improve the vehicle. I removed the cylinder head and decarbonized it and removed the valves and performed a 3-angle valve job, rebuilt the carburetor and replaced the fuel filter, tuned up the car with new spark plugs, points, condenser and spark plug wires. I removed the fuel tank and had it boiled out and sealed, installed a new fuel sending unit, flushed the fuel lines and installed a new heat riser in the exhaust manifold. Needless to say the car starts instantly, runs smoothly and accelerates heartily. I replaced the brake master cylinder and all the wheel cylinders, flushed the brake lines, bled and adjusted the brakes. It stops well. The reason the car was parked and not driven for so long is the Ammeter gauge which feeds the ignition power was bad. I sourced and replaced the ammeter. It also had a burned out headlight and fog light and they were replaced.

Notice the tires as they are original BF Goodrich Silvertowns the previous owner installed in 1959. They are still in showlike condition with all the tread and no cracking. There’s a service tag under the hood from 1963 and it only has a little over 100 miles since 1963. The vehicle has 88k miles now. The previous owner continued to register the car until 1983 even though it wasn’t driven.

This is a very nice representation of a used Jeepster that was 14 years old when parked.

Listing ID: 7605ba53369a4683

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