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For Sale: 1948 Willys Jeepster - "It's the original SUV" - Bloomington, IN - Not Mine - 10/10 Deleted


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For sale on Craigslist: 1948 Willys Jeepster in Bloomington, IN  -  $14,000  -  Text Dennis Reynolds:  602 770 30 six four

 

Link: https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/bloomington-1948-willys-jeepster/7381575148.html

 

Seller's Description:

1948 Willys Jeepster

  • condition: good
  • odometer: 67,420
  • cylinders: 4 cylinders
  • transmission: manual
  • paint color: red
  • title status: clean

Due to my failing health, I must sell my 1948 Willys Jeepster. It's in highly original condition, with a rebuilt generator and starter. Runs on 6V system. Has had some rewiring and other minor restoration. The engine is a 4 cylinder Go Devil, as originally equipped. Engine and transmission (3 on the tree) are good, and she runs good. It's the original SUV.

 

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It is a good thing that it has so little power, and does not go very fast.. because it has those small 9" brake drums.. and has very poor braking ability..... A slower pace of life .... back in the late 40's..... no hurries & no worries... we just ended the long war and the men were back home again,,, heading into the 50's.....  LIFE was GOOD back then....

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The "Go-Devil"  134 ci L-Head four cylinder began life in the Willys Whippet in the later 1920's.   It wasn't a great engine then but soldiered on through the Willys 77, 38, 48, and Americar.  The major re-engineering came for 1937 by 'Barney' Roos who corrected the deficiencies inherent in the initial iteration.   Designed for low speed durability and economy in the Willys cars, it also became the ideal engine for its greatest role in the WWII Jeep.

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Two batteries?

 

The add-on turn signals ruin the front end's aesthetics in my opinion.

 

I've owned a couple of these, both 6 cylinder cars, and even with the two extra cylinders, you move along at a leisurely pace at best.

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