Willys Overland Jeepster

Information Site and Registry 1948, 1949,1950

Willys Overland Jeepster Production Numbers

 

 

Year Pre-fix Start End Units Produced That Year  
1948 463 includes VJ2 44051 84825 40774 10326
1949 463 includes VJ2 84826 107895 23069 2960
1950 473-VJ3 10001 14066 4066  
1950 673-VJ3 10001 11779 1779  
  473-VJ3        
  673-VJ3        
          5845
           
           

Cost of WOJeepster then and now

Year   Original Cost Cost in 2010 (est)    
1948   $1,765 $16,288    
1949   $1,495 $13,396    
1950 4 CYL Opt 1 $1,390 $12,719 1950, Chevrolet Bel Air
Hardtop, 1,741 and
weighed 3,225 lb h*
115 hp engine was standard on stickshift models, with solid lifters and splash plus pressure lubrication. Powerglide cars got a 125 hp
1950 4 CYL Opt 2 $1,495 $13,679    
1950 6 CYL Opt 1 $1,530 $14,000    
1950 6 CYL Opt 2 $1,490 $13,634    

Information below from:

 

Thanks to Derek Redmond, creator of The CJ3B Page for letting me duplicate this list, thanks to Charlie Weaver for transcribing it, and thanks to Norton Young, the Willys employee who kept them.

 

 

      Rick      

Derek wrote:

These production totals and serial number series for all Willys-Overland models, are taken from compilations handwritten by Norton Young, 1959-61. Mr. Young was an employee in the Willys-Overland Engineering Department. The figures are currently being transcribed by Charlie Weaver, Winston-Salem, NC, who says:

"In a talk with Norton Young a week or 2 ago, he told me that by 1961, the folks in the corner offices at K-F had no more interest in these statistics so he quit keeping them. He also said that he had difficulty getting "timely" reports from the production people, and often had to go thru the unit sheets himself and try to piece the info together. He admitted that there may be some errors."

               YEAR   START    END      UNITS   PER YEAR
CJ-2A          1945   10001    11824     1824       1824
CJ-2A          1946   11825    83379    71554
463                   10001    16534     6534      78088
CJ-2A          1947   83380   148458    65078
463                   16535    44050    27515
2WD (2T)              10001    12642     2642
4WD (4T)              10001    12346     2346      97581
CJ-2A          1948  148459   222581    74122
463 (Inc VJ2)         44051    84825    40774
663                   10001    13607     3607
2WD (2T)              12643    21859     9216
4WD (4T)              12347    33304    20957     148676
CJ-2A          1949  222582   224764     2182
CJ-3A                 10001    37749    27749
463 (Inc VJ-2)        84826   107895    23069
663                   13608    23614    10006
463-VJ3               10001    12698     2698
663-VJ3               10001    10654      654
4x463 SW              10001    14472     4472
2WD (2T)              21860    26815     4955
4WD (4T)              33305    44062    10757      86542
 

                  YEAR    START    END     UNITS    PER YEAR
CJ-3A             1950    37750    63784   26034
463                      107896   112402    4506
663                       23615    25937    2322
473-VJ3                   10001    14066    4066
673-VJ3                   10001    11779    1779
473 SW                    10001    29616   19616
    SD                    10001    see SW
673 SW                    10001    17931    7931
4x463 SW                  14473    17559    3086
4x473 SW-SD               10001    12450    2450
2WD (2T)                  26816    27787     971
4WD (4T)                  44063    47709    3646
473-HT                    10001    14679    4679
473-4WD                   10001    19338    9338      90424

...http://www.public.asu.edu/~grover/willys/serial.html

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Bel_Air

Jeepster: Willys Jeepster. From 1948 to 1950 only 19,000 vehicles are manufactured.

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