Willys-Overland Motors introduced the Jeepster nameplate after the end of WWII as the company attempted to create a vehicle that would bridge the gap between trucks and passenger vehicles. The original Jeepster was produced from 1948 to 1950.
After Kaiser absorbed Willys-Overland Motors in the mid-1950s, the company re-introduced the nameplate in 1966 with the new Jeepster Commando that proved to be more successful than the original model. It was eventually offered in three body styles including pickup truck, convertible and wagon.
The Jeepster remained in production even after Kaiser's acquisition by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1970, though the latter shortened its name to Commando from 1972 to 1973 when it was replaced by the full size Cherokee.
This particular Jeepster Commando is a 1967 convertible model from the Kaiser era. It combines the optional 225-cubic inch “Dauntless V6" producing 160HP instead of the base "Hurricane" inline-four that generated a measly 75-ponies, with an all-wheel drive system.
According to the seller, the vehicle features matching chassis and engine numbers and has been fully restored to its original condition including the Teal and White Exterior paint over a Teal interior. It also comes with the original folding top with glass rear window as well as the optional “Continental” spare tire with cover, and hubcaps.
The buy it now price on eBay motors is US$16,880.
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