1950 Willys Jeepster Convertible (My Jeep)
Last updated Jan 2, 2007
This was a ONE OWNER vehicle!
It was given to my wife and me in 1976 by the original owner's wife. She was an angel. This was in her back yard, covered with a canvass cover so I did not know what it was.
My wife and I became her friends and used to help her with things around the house and yard. She was in poor health and had no one. We took her in like a grandmother and helped her any way we could because of her many, many physical problems and frailties. She was in her seventies back then.
One day, she asked if I wanted her deceased husband's pride and joy in the back yard. I said OK, but had no idea it was! I could not believe my eyes! It was a beautiful 1950 (the year I was born) red & white Willys Jeepster in immaculate condition with less that 20,000 miles! I uncovered it from the canvass and saw that it had very little rust and the top was nice and tight and clean! The plastic windows were clear and looked new! We had it towed home and had a mechanic look at it and it cranked right up! We drove a bit until the day we asked a friend to try and get the top down because it seemed stuck in place. Sadly, the prson was an animal and he broke the metal tubing in various places and we had to leave the top down permanently and cover it at night. After a few months, we realized that the car had actually sat in the same place for so many years that everything was extremely fragile and not what it seemed. Like an old piece of paper that has not been touched by human hands in many, many years, it crumbles the moment it is. This Jeepster was the same. Within a few months, we saw that it needed restoration. We tried and failed and never did get it restored and we ultimately lost it! Really lost it (long story) However, it was an awesome car to have owned if even only for a year or two!
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