Motor Trend has a short throwback post about the February 1957 article on the FC-150. The author of the 1957 article made at least one error, accidentally indicating the engine was a Jeep six cylinder. I haven’t read the article, so I don’t know how through it is. You can view the short post here. Below is one of the story’s pics.
There are several issues of the Feb 1957 issue on eBay. Here’s a link to one of the cheaper ones along with a picture of the cover:
View all the information on ebay
UPDATE: Was on eBay. **Status Unknown**
Designed for carrying hunting dogs and more makes this an unusual FC.
“Up for auction is this unique 1958 Jeep FC-170. This is a Forward Control model with a 3-speed manual shift. The previous owner had the rear body fabricated especially for hunting. The hunting body features upper and lower seats that still have the original protectors on them. The body was designed for transporting and running hunting dogs. It features kennels for the dogs, coolers, a water tank, and racks for holding guns. This is a well designed and built unit, with solid doors, sturdy frame, it even has cushioned armrests on the hunting seats. The upgraded front bumper features a wench. Previous owner said that the mileage shown was original.
This Jeep has currently been started up and driven a small distance. The engine sounds great and the brakes seem to be working. The headlights are also working. The wench on the front has not been tested out. This is a solid and pretty complete Jeep for a 1958. The previous owner kept it in a garage since 1976 (the last time it was registered). It does need new tires and a brake checkup, once those are done it should be ready for use.
The cab is in good shape, the floor pans are solid.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(12/05/2013) Motor turns.
“I have a 1956-57 Jeep Willys FC170 This is a rare forward cab 1 ton 4 wheel drive Willys with a flat bed. Truck has a small block chevy believed too be a 327. Motor turns over with a new battery. Truck has not run in about 7 or 8 years but it did run when parked. No paperwork so bill of sale only. This would make a nice rock crawler or wood getter for someone with more time than me to work on it.
$1500 or possible trade. What do you have to trade…not interested in 215.. but I like my toys…working toys…quad, dual sport, motorcycle, guns, rifles. hunting stuff, truck, good gas millage car, rc toys open to just about anything short of 215.
call for info Two 44-Six 3 four 2 . . . Thanks for looking…Mark”
Evan was visiting Amarillo College in Texas when he spotted this FC-150 with a signboard just off of I-40 on Jackrabbit Rd in front of the I-40 Convenience Store. You can even view it on Google Maps. It’s just north of I-40.
Here’s a photo of it using Google Maps:
These are Evan’s photos:
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was priced at $950.
Someone forwarded this to me, but I don’t know who. I’m guessing this won’t last long. Phone number is in the ad.
“1959 jeep forward.control 170 duel rear wheels,motor frozen,good frame and rusty cab,,,very rare $950.00 no e-mails price is firm so don;t ask me to take less./..”
UPDATE: Was listed at $5000.
This jeep may be worth a look.
“1960 Jeep FC150 – Runs, four wheel drive operational, little rust, new carb., new fuel pump, new master cylinder.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $300.
(10/30/2013) It’s a parts vehicle at this point.
“1950s something Willys FC Jeep, 150. Selling complete for parts. NO TITLES, NO VIN PLATES.
No engine, seats or bed. Has tranny and transfer case.
No text no emails call 6one9-3one3-8264”
Patrick wanted to share this animated GIF he created. Great stuff!
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
How about this cool photo of a Fire Brigade lighting unit from Hamilton, Bermuda?
“Up for Auction is one color slide of Hamilton Bermuda 1960s Jeep FC170 4WD Light unit Copyright retained byphotographer.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.
Looks like it might have a little rust. Hard to tell for sure.
“1964 Jeep 170 cab over, All original and runs”
(09/05/2013) No motor or trans.
“56 jeep fc 170
I can’t tell if these are $1000/each or for everything.
“Selling FC 170 DRW Call 402-533-3029”
Rich spotted this FC with what appears to be a Utility Bed in the Bluray version of the Man of Steel Trailer. I looked through a couple trailers on youtube, without success.
UPDATE: Was $1200. Status Unknown.
Seller would prefer to see this restored rather than parted.
“I have a Jeep FC 150 for sale. This vehicle is rough but is restorable. The bed needs to be scrapped however the cab can be used. The rust damage on the cab is mostly limited to the lower corners which should be a reasonable repair. The engine and drive train is original and consists of the F134 Hurricane Inline 4, T90 Transmission and Dana 18 TCase. I have a lot of requests for people wanting parts however I would prefer to see it restored.
I respond to emails and texts quickly.”
This is a custom project.
“FC150 cab over on a c20 chassy
350 motor auto trans
must be hauled out-needs tires
about 50% finished
asking $4500 obo..will also consider trades”
UPDATE: Still Available
(12/13/2013) It might be worth a look.
“Here I have an extremely rare 1957 willys Jeep Forward Control FC-150 pickup for sale. It has an excellent running Hurricane F-134 inline 4 cyl engine that doesn’t smoke and always starts right up. It has a three speed T-90 transmission that shifts greats and holds gear and a Spicer 18 transfercase that also shifts great. The front and rear glass is perfect but the flat glass on the doors could use some help, upholstery is good. All the turn signals, headlamps, hi/low beams, heater and electronic functions work. It is in pretty good shape, drives and stops nicely but it could use some more TLC and attention. I want to continue the restoration but I have too many vehicles and just don’t have the time for it. I recently replaced the battery, starter, all old hoses, stainless steel brakelines and rewired the entire engine bay with correct automotive wire, automotive heat shrink connectors, chafing protection and gaffer tape. It needs new gears in the front axle for 4×4, a speedometer cable and some bodywork but it drives fine as is. 100% clean and clear Arizona title.
Email only, I can take 4,300 cash or trade for a cleanish “daily driver” JEEP Gladiator Pickup J series truck 1962-1970 with the early style “rhino” grille and a manual transmission. No other trades will be considered.”
Bob spotted this photo of a FC-170 built for airports. It’s caption read “New for 1957”. Like the CJ-5 and Jeep Truck airport vehicles, this likely had dual tanks, possibly for water, de-ice or refuse. Here are more examples at the CJ-3B page: http://cj3b.info/Literature/AircraftSupport.html
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $1000.
What’s installed on the top? Looks like a great price.
“Good project. 4 cyl F134. 4×4. Runs. Needs restored”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000
This could use a little cleaning. It runs.
“1962 Jeep Willys FC170 Forward Control. Only 30,000 of these were made. Vehicle runs. 58,000 original miles. Asking $7000 or best offer.”
Tom spotted this project.
“1963 FC 170 Jeep. Electric over hydraulic dump bed. Cab is off frame ready to be restored. Motor in great shape with new style alternator and pertronix ignition.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.
(08/08/2013) Cal spotted this project.
“FC 170 Pickup truck ready for restoration. Hurricane 6 cyl. Have most parts including new sheet metal ready to install. Needs rockers,and bed (good luck with that). 95% there. I am selling because I had to buy two of them to get one (owner would not separate).”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.
Ever wanted a topless FC project? Here’s a candidate.
“Jeep 1956-1963 FC-150 4X4 Cab over jeep Willys. I am not sure of the year.Can’t find the Vin Number on the truck. Great Price for a very Rare Jeep!! Overall Cond. Fair to poor, Has a alot of rust on body.Frame and drive train in good shape. 4 cyl with Spicer transfer case etc. I don’t know alot about it and someone who is interested would know more than me. Take a chane of owning a one of a kind jeep. I bought it to restore and just don’t have the money. I will consider trades of Guns,Atv,or other project vehicle. Call me at 717-468-0388 only. No Emails answered don’t have time to email Calls Only!!! Conestoga Pa. about 10 mins from Lancaster City or 5 mins from Millersville.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7700
“I’m selling a very rare 1958 Jeep FC-170! You might only ever see one or two of these in your life. They’re super cool and great fun to drive. I’ve listed this before but the motor was misfiring, turns out it needed a rebuilt carb. I spent $1000 making it a daily driver and now it’s as reliable as any other (1958) truck =)
Runs like a champ, I’m driving it everyday while the weather is nice.
Anyway, shoot me an email with a picture of ANYTHING you have to trade. This Jeep is literally the 15 or 16th secondary ride I’ve owned so I’m interested in anything with a motor and at least 2 wheels.
I love old trucks, and Volkswagens. VW Bus preferred.”
UPDATE: Was listed at $1500.
This project has some value here.
“1960 Jeep / Willy’s FC-150, Forward Cab FC150. I purchased this about two years ago and it has sat on my property ever since. I had planned on restoring, but, never really got around to it. I have so many projects I figure it’s best that this get in the hands of a collector. The interior and engine have been removed. I believe that most of the parts are in the bed of the truck, however.. there really is no way of telling. There is an engine block in the back.. looks like a Ford V8. These FC’s are really neat and very rare… the 1960 Jeep CJ-5 shares a lot of parts with this FC. I’d say this is a good candidate for a restore for the right individual. Most glass is ok, but some of the windows are cracked. Doors function as they should. You will need a flatbed trailer or truck with a winch to remove this from my property. I know how rare these are and I certainly am in no rush to sell.”
UPDATE: Sold. Was listed at $750.
Looks like a good price. Brewster is in Eastern Washington north of Chelan on why 97.
“1960 FC170 Jeep 4WD 296 Chevy Engine. Lots of spare parts: transmission, transfer case, axels, extra cab and chassis, does not currently run. Good for parts. $750 OBO..”