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Holy Toledo! Another Jeep ! The 1949 Willys Jeepster

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David Knight
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Some years ago US Model Mint did a nice little ‘49 Willys Jeepster. Years later Brooklin used the same moulds to create  a revised model. These cars were a “sporty” version in the Willys line of utility vehicles, fun to drive on a nice day yet as practical as a screen door on a submarin when it rained. No roll up windows, just plastic window inserts that could be snapped in place to keep at least most of the rain out. As a life long enthusiast of anything Jeep vehicke that came out of Toledo, I can still picture myself in one of these little Jeepsters.    

 

US Model version 

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Brooklin version

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David H
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I'm with you!  Just can't have too many Jeeps of any type.

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Another recent version on steroids.

 

Emile's Jeep

   
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John Quilter
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Wonder if anyone will do the second generation Jeepster from the 1960s.  Or for that matter the International Scout II.

Photo from the brochure.

1967 Jeepster

And the Scout II

1972 Scout II

 

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David H
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Good thinking, John.  This is the only International I could find in my shelves, and I think it's a little larger than 1/43.

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Jeeps show up all over the place (and scale), but that International Scout is, it seems, a rare bird.  I did find a nice looking pair, Scout and pickup, but they're in 1/64  Still, they might be of interest.  

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Unless I'm buying for my model railroad I stick to 43rd (or sometimes 50th) so wish someone would do these two Internationals in 43rd.

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