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1961 Wagon Parkway El Paso, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

This Parkway Conversion wagon looks like a good price.

“Clean title in hand
Good engine
Good transmission”

 

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4 Comments on “1961 Wagon Parkway El Paso, TX **SOLD**

  1. scramboleer

    Hmmm… wonder what the story is. In a random parking lot somewhere? Looks to be a good price for a rig assuming it spent its life in a desert climate.

  2. Bob

    what’s the difference between a parkway, and a willys/kaiser made Jeep traveller? Bill Norris has the cover article in the current VT on the traveller, but visually, I don’t know if I can tell the difference.

  3. scramboleer

    Hi Bob,

    Here’s what I’ve learned. It’s to tell the difference from the outside since both the Parkway Conversion and Traveller were made by cutting holes for windows in a high-roofed, slab-sided Delivery.

    From the outside: a 4×4 Traveller has a rear diamond plate step above the bumper, a roof rack for the spare tire, and an optional second fuel tank behind the driver. A Parkway has none of those. Also, a Traveller is supposed to have sliding side windows (similar to a wagon), although my ’64 Traveller does not and instead has the fixed single pane glass of a Parkway.

    From the inside: a Traveller has the flat-topped rear wheel wells that allow for the sideways-mounted rear jump seats as seen in the VT article. A Parkway has regular rounded wheel wells and no jump seats.

    Years: Travellers were only made 1960-1964/5; Parkways were made throughout the run.

    Production: Travellers were made at the factory (maybe a different one?); Parkways could be converted either at the factory or at the dealer.

    It’s funny; they both are easy to spot initially from a distance, when your mind asks “why does that Willys Wagon have rear barn doors instead of a tailgate?” Trying to figure out the specifics then gets a little tough unless you can see inside near the back seat area.

    You can find more info here: http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/showthread.php?4105-Parkway-Conversion

    Cheers,

    Scramboleer

  4. Colin Peabody

    Being down in El Paso, TX, there could be a possibility that this was a former US Border Patrol Jeep. Growing up on the Mexican border in Arizona in the late 50s and into the 60s, we saw bunches of those Parkway Jeeps, painted light green with the USBP insignia on the front doors. Some of them had brooms mounted on the rear to sweep the border road clean and to see if any foot prints crossed since the last time through.

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