Drew forwarded an ad for a good looking FC-170 over at Bring-a-trailer’s website. If you want to bid on it you will need to scroll to the bottom of the ad’s page and register with bring-a-trailer.
This is a couple hours from me.
“I found this sitting in a field here locally in Enterprise very good shape for sitting outside for so long but is by no means a perfect 10 . This would be a good base for a restoration project or just a good all purpose work vehicle around the farm or ranch or whatever. I have got the unit sitting at a local shop where it is currently awaiting some repairs, work done so far rebuilt carb, fuel filter, oil change, new spark plugs, distributor repair, is awaiting front brake repair for they are alittle sticky. I have driven this but it will be a lot better when the brakes get repaired. It had some bad fuel in it and while most of it was drained it does run alittle rough but I feel as more good gasoline is added it will smooth out . It currently does not shift into third but am working to trace this problem out but it may not all get done by the time this auction is over. This jeep does put a smile on your face to drive just because its a great ol’ classic and you just do not see many of these that much anymore. I do have the title for it and it is clean.”
The tow package is not included.
“For sale or trade is a 1957 Willys Jeep FC150 Cab Forward pickup. The Transmission was taken out prior to my buying it, unknown why possibly clutch ??? Trans is in the back. I have not had this vehicle running. The windows are out, and I have them. Will accept best cash and or trade offer. Feel free to come see it, Clear Nevada title.
Note !!! The tow boom does NOT go with the sale. It will be pulled off prior to completion of this sale or trade.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(11/05/2014) Has some parts value.
“original fc150 jeep, some parts been removed for resto, all parts there, minimal rust. 4×4, flat 4 cyl.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(09/30/2014) At the very least, there’s an FC, wagon, CJ-2A, MB/GPW, CJ-3A and other jeeps.
“Prices range from $16-24k”
This has potential.
“This is a clean project truck that my dad has had for about 6 years. Clean Title and Current CA registration. He sourced it from J&W Jeep in Antelope CA and they in turn hunted it down in the high Northern deserts of Nevada. This truck is in amazing shape for its history and age. Was used for years at a small airstrip for fuel delivery. We have had it running and driving. A good once over on the fluids, charge the battery and she should come to life again. My dead owns 2 of these and realized that he doesn’t need 2. Brakes need some attention. Will assist with shipping and international buyers.”
“1959 WILLYS JEEP 1387 PRODUCED , Approximately 87 left in existence. This rare beast runs and drives perfectly and needs nothing with the exception of minor body work. this would make a great museum piece or a really cool swamp buggy if your looking for something built that no one else has,or a great work horse. buyers responsibility to have it shipped but it can be driven. low opening bid, low reserve no reasonable offer refused.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.
Looks like it has a tow package on the back. Some good parts value if nothing else.
“1969 FC150 Jeep with winch. Mechanics Special.”
Both are projects.
“I have two Willys FC170’s for sale. I would also consider trading even for a J series pickup truck or a toyota 4×4 truck. I have 3 of these forward controls and I have come to realize I will never fix up all 3 of them. I am keeping the one I have the most money and time in and letting the other 2 go. They are projects and I have not messed with either of them or tried to get them running. They are both fairly complete with enough to make one complete truck if you combined the two easily. The orange truck is in really nice shape body wise (if I had got it first I would have used it as it is worlds better than what I am working with). The green truck has some body damage but its not very rusty either. Both are flathead 6 with the t90 three speeds and dana18 transfer cases. Green one is 1959 and Orange is a 1960.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2400.
(10/03/2014) It’s a project.
“1960 Jeep FC. I have no idea what I have. I have acquired this. It’s a 4×4. It hasn’t run since 2001. Asking $2900 or best offer or trade. I’ll trade up or down. have cash to go with it. Will trade (anything) for nice 4x4s, 4 wheelers, side by sides, car, trucks, bang bangs.. etc.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.
This Fire truck looks to be Jim Dobson’s FC. In the newest ad, there have been firetrucks from Dobson’s Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum that are now for sale. You might have remembered our visit to the museum in 2013.
“WILLYS FIRE TRUCK, HAVE ALL PARTS NEW MOTOR, VERY RARE, 1958 VALLEY FIRE COMPANY BAY CITY MICHIGAN TWO CABS NICE PROJCT TRUCK, 1916 REPUBLIC CHEMICAL TRUCK, 1OF2 VIN # AL 913 $25,000 1927 MODEL T MIDGET VAN MADE IN FINALY OHIO VIN # AA1304. WAYNE 989-274-8234″
Here are some other vehicles that appear to be for sale:
“Propane powered. Truck runs. All parts are available. Previous owner was “restoring”.”
Looks ready to roll (as in drive, not roll over — poor word choice).
“Must see many updates 1 of a kind”
Includes a PTO, dump bed and 4speed trans. Might be some value here.
“1) Fc 170 1957 with 64??? Miles rough runs and drives no brakes has pto winch and bed dumps 3 Spd
2nd one 1962 chassis 17??? Miles on it, has cab in better shape, t-98a 4spd Trans and transfer case, has pto on it”
Both or projects.
“Rare Jeep / Willys FC-150 and FC-170 for sale.
Price depends on which project u want.
Have clean titles for most of them.
These jeeps are becoming increasingly popular amongst car guys. There have been a couple at SEMA the past couple years.
They are getting harder to find every day!!
Email me with any questions or prices.
Will sell to good home with restoration in mind ONLY.”
Roger Martin is hosting an FC Gathering and Swap Meet July 24-26, 2015, in Waynesville, Ohio. Ann and I had a very nice time with Roger at his place in 2013. He’s got plenty of space in a quiet area with lots to see.
2015 Jeep FC Meet, Waynesville, OH 45068
Gathering & Swap Meet: July 24 – 26
Contact: Roger Martin, 937-477-5270, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a personal invitation to a Jeep FC-Only event in the “Midwest”. We hope to see all FC Owners and friends of Jeep Forward Controls and Jeep Fleet Vans in July. Come with or without your Jeep Forward Control or Fleet Van. See these rare vehicles, talk about your project, and meet other collectors.
There’s plenty of room for trucks, trailers, RV’s (no RV hook ups), primitive camping, and even semi-trucks. An RV park (hook-ups) with cabins, & campground is 1 ½ miles away. Waynesville (6 miles south ), Antique Capital of the Midwest, has a motel. Xenia (10 miles north) has three motels. I live 25 miles southeast of Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton International Airport is about 45 minutes away.
Watch for updates and comments on The Forward Forum.
No pics provided. Seller is retiring and cutting back on stuff. Seller has a huge list, so I’ve picked out only the jeeps.
5) 1952 Jeep M38A1 newly restored, gobs new parts/upgrades……$21,950.00obo
super impressive classic Military, new camouflage camo paint
10) 1961 Jeep Willys Wagon, Hurricane 6 engine…………………………$ 4,350.00obo
partially restored, all necessary and many extra parts
11) 1949 Jeep Willys flatbed truck, upgrade, newer engine…………..$ 4,300.00obo
runs great, tree limb just fell on roof, we’ll fix for you
14) 1947 Jeep CJ, not pretty ol’ ranch truck, but runs great…………..$ 2,750.00obo
21) 1960 Jeep FC170 (Forward Cab) truck………………………………….$ 950.00obo
cab & dually chassis, no bed, rusty, bought for restoration
Now that we have reached retirement age, we really want to give it at least a part-time try and not be stewards over all this stuff any longer. Therefore, we are willing to work with you to make this all yours instead of ours, so make us an offer, we may take it!!! Thank you kindly for looking…Jim”
UPDATE: Back on eBay.
(11/15/2014) Nice looking FC with an unusual bed.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer a very rarely seen, very unique 1963 Jeep FC150 Cab Over Engine. FC150 stands for “Forward Control,” which is often referred to as a “cab-over” and the model used a slightly wider chassis and wheelbase of the CJ-5. This particular example is equipped with an upgraded V6 engine, 4×4 and was totally restored in the recent past and looks absolutely wonderful! This Jeep almost looks quirky and is sure to demand attention anywhere it may go!
The body of this neat, little truck is in great shape while being very sound. The truck has a large stake-bed, complete with a “wood” floor that looks great. The body is painted with a bright red paint that looks awesome. The paint shows very well, showing only minor imperfections. There is a little bit of chrome on the truck and it all shines brilliantly! Overall, this is an awesome truck capable of driving on the streets or tearing up some logging trail or power line backwoods!
Ran last summer.
“Truck needs restoration, pictures show the details. Needs body work. Ran last summer, but have not tried to start it since. Mileage unknown”
The motor runs.
“This 1958 Willy’s Jeep FC-150 is mostly complete. It runs and drives his but needs brake work to be finished.
This jeep is complete and running
I recently had the starter motor rebuilt
The engine runs smooth with no smoke (I was told by the former owner that the engine has been recently rebuilt).
The Gas Tank is there and appears to be restorable
the cab floors are rusty but no big holes
All the glass is there, Windshield is in good (not great) condition
A plow ( not in working condition is included in the sale)
The engine cover is there and in good shape
The pickup box is all there, but would need to be completely restored.
I have a clear Michigan title (that matches the VIN Plate) in my name
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $3500.
(08/21/2014) “1 fc 150 widetrack
4 fc 170’s
1 fc 170 dually (fuel tanker truck..used to belong to Ithaca airport)
all need restoration, the dually is the nicest, rest are pretty rough, comes with two truck loads of parts, transmissions motors diffs u name it…some new parts in boxes, 2 frames and 1 decent cab from a 170 3 snow plows go with them and some meyer e47 pump units…just want it all gone
THE $4000 ASKING PRICE IS FOR ALL TRUCKS THE 3 PLOWS AND 3 MEYERS E47 PUMPS..ALL PARTS…EVERYTHING!!”
It runs, but needs work.
“This is a rare 1961 Willys Fc 170. Project truck it does run has a 226 flathead 6cyl 3 speed trans with power take off. The bed is 9ft with oak rough cut planks. Also comes with a Meyers snowplow.”
Richie is selling this beautiful FC. It includes a dump bed. You can reach him at richiec432 @ gmail.com
“I am selling my 59 FC150. It is fully restored with less than 200 miles on it. It is a dump body. I spent almost. 3 years building it.”
Craig forwarded this article from jpfreek.com that highlights the top fifteen jeeps at SEMA this year. Taking best jeep was the FC-170 with tracks and a hemi engine.
UPDATE: Pics now provided.
“Have a jeep cabover project thats not going anywhere. Thought if someone wanted to continue.. Have put a small block chevy engine and 4 speed manual. cab is in great shape. No rust. Great platform to start an awesome project..”