Willys-Overland Motors returned to civilian car production after the war with a stylish thing called the Jeepster. The roofless Jeepster was technically the last Phaeton (topless car with zero weather protection — but it appears that most Jeepsters today have tops that are dealer or aftermarket created pieces) to be built by an American automaker. They always look like an interesting way to get into an unusual classic. Find this 1949 Willys Jeepster Phaeton offered for $13,950 in Kingman, AZ via craigslist.
I love driving classic cars for my daily driver, because life is too short to drive something boring. However, I do have kids, and occasionally I get a sideways glance from a parent when we’re doing a carpool or ride-share with kids to-from a soccer game. While a ’65 SportWagon might not have the latest auto-braking safety gizmos, I think this next thing would make it so I never have to do another drop-off or pick-up…I think I should buy it. At least it passes the social distance test. Find this 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster offered for $3500 in Napa, CA via craigslist.
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After WWII was over and Willys-Overland Motors returned to non-war production, they realized there was a big hole in their product lineup between the compact CJ (Civilian Jeep) and heavy duty Jeep Wagon & Jeep Truck. To fill this gap, Willys introduced the Jeepster, a slab sided roofless thing that was technically the last Phaeton […]