Sunday, October 26, 2008
Another Familiar Car From the 50s
Pictured is John Olan Cunningham's Willys "Jeepster" convertible. The car was a very familiar sight as was Larry Johnson's "Official Bearcat" Ford Model A.
It was usually seen as in the upper photo, full of kids having a great time. The building in the background was "Little Joe's" Drive In in Tupelo in 1955.
Identity of the girls is up to you. I remember faces but not names very well.
The original Jeepster was produced from 1948 through 1950, although some leftover models were sold under the 1951 model year. It was powered by the 62 horsepower "Go Devil" engine, a 134 cu in (2.2 L) straight-4. A 3-speed manual transmission with optional overdrive was used.
Photos courtesy of John Olan. By the way, where is your license plate, John?
Posted by Carl Houston at 4:43 AM