if anyone (with the $$$) is interested, i found a '49 jeepster in a classified paper. the ad states that it was "custom built" for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in 1962. has v8 with overdrive, new top/interrior/tires. by the picture it looks to be cherry. $15,900 or best offer. it's located in Frederick, MD. phone # 1-800-301-4787 or 1-301-898-9848.