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1959 FC-170 Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(08/21/2010) “Here is one of the rarest Jeeps out of my collection, and by far the most original un-restored complete Jeep, a 1959 FC170 with the 9 foot bed option.  Original paint, never been repainted.  Paint has great patina and shows age of the Jeep.  Two owners, complete and fully documented ownership history, including the original dealership bill of sale.  I went through this Jeep and made everything work.  Original engine needed spark plugs and a tune up and a new generator.  I found an original era correct generator.  Everything on the Jeep is original, the interior is complete, seat upholstery is original, the running gear is refurbished and works as it should, including the engine, the 3 speed manual, the transfer-case, 4 wheel drive, axles, diffs, all in good running condition.  I cleaned and re-sealed the tank and rebuild the sending unit.  This Jeep drives real nice, and everything works, the heater, all the electrical, the turn signals, lights.  Complete with original headliner, original door panels, original sun visors, and a few rare items like a vinyl cigarette box holder attached to the visor. The stencil “Jeep” and “4 Wheel Drive” insignias on the tailgate are original. The tires are original old stock, most likely the second set, dating early 60’s. A true survivor, this Jeep spent 90% of her life in one family, who owned a RV business in a small town in Washington State. The Jeep was mostly used to plow occasional snow on the RV lot, otherwise the Jeep parked in the dry.  The body is completely stock and original, no accidents, no rust with the exception of pitting and surface rust on rear fender flares and surface rust on the bed floor.  Because it is so original I never had plans to repaint or frame-off restore this Jeep, I always loved the original condition it is in. I just made everything work properly, with the goal to avoid any modern upgrades or parts replacements that are not era correct.  This Jeep drives real nice, it breaks properly, shifts nicely and the engine sounds very healthy.  This FC170 is a true survivor.  Your chance to own a piece of Jeep history. The Black/Yellow California plates are not original, they are new personalized DMV issue and I painted them to the correct colors. The license plate does read “59FC170″ and is included in this sale. I added the vintage ’59 Texas truck plates for looks, this Jeep was never registered in Texas.  Original West Coast Jeep all her life!  The rare Texas plates are also part of the sale. The snow plow mechanism works, but I do not have the plow blade.  This Jeep, like all my other Jeeps listed for sale on Ebay, has valid and current California Registration, new tags good through 2011.  The title is clear and in my name.  I have collected Jeeps for many years, and I am selling a number of rare Jeeps out of my collection.”

 

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