I know it might be a few days late for Loony Labor Day, but this next car is ready for the next lunatic owner. I’m still not entirely sure what it is or how it was built, but it is powered by a 454 cubic inch V8 and…well…that’s about all you need to know. Find this 1946 Jeep Willys Replica Replicotrod offered for $14,999 in Duluth, MN.
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 can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a car driving down the street and shouted out “my, that’s a good looking Whippet.” I can’t tell you because I’ve never done it, and that’s because I just discovered the existence of the Willys Whippet a few minutes ago when I found this next car and then found a pretty thorough summation of the Whippet by Hemmings (thanks DuckDuckGo, you are a good search engine and don’t sell my info to Google). Apparently the Whippet is a dependable, easy-driving antique pre-war car that sold almost a quarter-million per year and it has the most amazing center-of-the-wheel mounted combo turn signals/parking light/head light switch. Find this 1927 Willys Whippet offered for $11,000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.
This next car gave me a real shock. It is the ultimate DT; Double Take; Daily Turismo; Delirium Tremens; Devil’s Tailgate; Doomsday Turkeybaster, Dunkin Tourniquet; Deepfake Talisman; Deft Turk; Decent Torque; Don’t Tighten; Dandy Toxicity; Dumb Tangent; Double Tonsil; Diametrically Tearse; Dilapidated Transom; Dancing Terrapin; Demonically Turmeric; Digital Turpentine; Demonstrably Terrible…no…Demonstrably Terrific…yesss…that’s the one I’m looking for. I knew I’d get there in the end. Find this 1952 Willys Honda N600 offered for $3,500 in Grandview, TX via forkbook marketpork. Tip from PB.
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.
There are two basic groups of people. The first is the person who comes up with dozens of reasons you shouldn’t drive a WWII era Army Jeep every day…safety, comfort, fuel, etc, etc. And the second group is the kind of person who realizes just how awesome it would be a cruise the roads of […]
In preparation for Halloween, I present this next Horrorod feature with words and tips from Matt C. What could be scarier than a sub-$1000 V12 Jaguar? How about taking over a project where somebody else threw a random pile of parts together and didn’t quite get it finished? Here’s a trio of sketchy Frankenstein builds! […]
There is an old car owners advice that says you should buy a condition 1 car and drive it until it is condition 2 and then sell — the difference in sales price might be offset by inflation/appreciation but it certainly will cost more to refresh that car back to condition 1. (Read more about […]
This next car comes from Terry B who writes: Not much information here, but all things wrong with a jeepster has been replaced. Do not think you could modify a jeepster for the asking price. Find this 1950 Willys Jeepster offered for $14000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. From the seller: 1950 Jeepster fuel: gas title status: […]
This next custom hot rod comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Why not go for a spin in your subcompact ’41 Willys? Parking is rarely an issue, but this is not a great grocery-getter, unless you are willing to wear a backpack. Find this 1941 Willys Custom….errr..Mobility Scooter offered for $2200 near Houston, TX via […]