When he was sixteen, Daniel Friend wanted to get his grandfather’s 1956 wagon running. He got it running, but then landed in the hospital. Afflicted with cystic fibrosis since birth, he was recovering in the hospital when a social worker mentioned the Make-A-Wish foundation. One thing led to another and soon his wish was granted. Learn more at The Orange County Register:
Daniel Friend’s 1956 Willy Jeep before being cosmetically restored courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Friend)
Daniel Friend, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, wished to have his 1956 Willy Jeep cosmetically restored courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Photographed outside his home in Yorba Linda, Calif. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Looks road ready.
“Very nice street rod, 350 700r4 p/s p/b tinted glass,33 in. Tires, flowmasters,headers.”
No pics provided.
“1950 willys jeep with lots of parts $3000 Obo ”
Several people copied me on this listing. These wagons were produced in Brazil between 1960-1977. Learn more at the 3B site. This is likely one of only a couple of these in the US.
“1966 Willys Wagon / Willys Wagoneer. This is a very nice car and runs great The car is in good condition, seats that are in good condition (small tear on passenger side). Car is ready to go.”
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Nicely updated wagon.
“1947 Willys,350/350, PS,PB, Mustang front end ,AC/Heat, runs great.
No pics provided.
“This car appears to be as originally built. It is a 1953 Willys deluxe Model 685 station wagon, 2 wheel drive manual shift with overdrive. The engine is a 6 cylinder Willys 90 horsepower F-head Hurricane with 161 cubic inch displacement. Willys made these engines for their 1953 and 1955 station wagons and Aero passenger cars. It is the same engine that was used in the original classy, and now very rare, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin sports convertible.
Car was purchased in 1982 with odometer reading about 58,000 miles. For the 30 years of our ownership the car has only been driven about 7.000 miles and the odometer now reads about 65,000 miles. It was rarely driven due to a worn engine with excessively smoky exhaust. Also because we have another Willys station wagon and other cars.
But within the past 12 miles professional mechanics have installed a machine shop rebuilt 6 cylinder F-head Willys f-161 engine block, a machine shop rebuilt cylinder head, all new clutch components and engine and transmission mounts at a cost of over $5000. The engine runs fine. Smooth without , exhaust smoke.
Car has the original basket weave headliner, 3 new OEM and 1 duplicated seat covers .
Automobile will not be sold without it first being examined and driven by the buyer or the buyer’s representative for the purpose of determining its condition and for those other items that may require replacement or repair. ”
The piping around the body edges is one way to deal with rust/damage. Seller lists it as a 1952 in one spot and a 1953 in another.
1953 jeep willys wagon
Currently has doors removed and all glass removed. Has spent the last 5 years inside. I had all anticipation to get this old girl up and running but after owning it for 9 years it is time to let her go. I have collected a fair amount of new and used parts that goes with it. Hurricane flat head six was free the last time I checked. Does not run. No paperwork
Vehicle is about 85% complete. Missing rear lights and some chrome pieces. 2500 obo
New parts: over a grand in parts
Flex break lines
2 wheel cylinders
Master break cylinder
Front diff gasket
4 u joints
plastic fuel tank
professionally restored carb Continue reading
Nice looking wagon.
“1948 Willy Wagon 2wd. Fresh rebuilt Chev 350 with Aluminum heads a lot of trick parts. 4 speed Muncie Trans. 9 inch reared. Clear title. Very clean.”
This has some national park-looking stickers on both doors.
“1962 Willys Overland wagon, Four-wheel-drive, Flathead 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed on the floor shifter, in solid working drivable condition, very rare, It’s A two door, all seats are there it is said that is it is originally a New Mexico vehicle and spend most of it’s life as a Forest utility vehicle. The owner’s manual is in the glove box along with other vehicle documents lots and lots of patina. Must see to appreciate asking $8,500 cash or trade for a rat rod”
Nice looking wagon.
“NICE SO CAL CAR
WELL BUILT AND SOLID CAR
383 STROKER CHEVY
CHEVY RUNNING GEAR
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/09/2016) No pics provided.
“51 Willys, 372 Chevy striker, Dana lockers front and rear, 16 forward gears, new paint, carpet,new clutch and pressure plate, be cool aluminum radiator. Needs tired and brake job. Motor out of vehicle. ”
It’s a roller.
“1962 Willies little rust, clean title
no engine or transmission”
Depending on the price, this may be worth a look.
“Originally got to restore but with school and work it just isn’t in the cards. I have a 54 Willy’s wagon with a Chevy conversion. contact with questions. ”
UPDATE: The Wagon is a Parkway and not a Traveller.
Seller includes a phone number in the ad on Craigslist.
“ok here we have 4 jeeps 1 pickup 3 station wagons and one of the 3 has baker rear doors kind of rare,
they are all in different stages of repair and different ages the pickup is especially cool i want 10 k for all 4 no i won’t split them up no i wont sell parts off them all or nothing deal. call if email mention flathead lake or i will not respond no exceptions.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.
(10/21/2106) Has updates.
“Willy’s wagon for sale. 1961
Motor Chevy elderbrok. 350
Craig forwarded this ad. Might be worth a look. It’s not clear to me if the rust is all that bad (by northeast standards).
“53 willys wagon, complete but needs restoring or would make a good rat rod, no paperwork does not run $1000 or best offer possible trade”
Craig spotted this parts’ wagon.
“1954 Willys wagon for sale. No motor but set up for V8. No title. Will look at trades for just about anything except for a boat!”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/16/2016) Nice looking ride.
“This is not a $50,000 car. It is an old school hot rod built by professional Jim Beechler, Fantastic freeway ride and a fun show car with several trophies. Its a driver.
454 Chev, ram-air with dual quads, Turbo 400
8″ Ford rear end
Mustang II front end
Chopped, channeled, tubbed, z’ed, suicides, you get the idea.”
“We have a 51 willy’s wagon. 318 dodge engine orig transfer and tranny. runs needs some work. Buying a home and need it gone,Too many things to move.”
Craig spotted this one. It looks like there has been some body work.
“1955 willys wagon only 814 made with this super hurricane straight six engine. It runs perfectly and quietly. 3speed on the column. Completely gone over from plugs and wires to oil bath. Has electric fuel pump. New wiring harnes from front to back with cloth covering to look original. Upgraded to 12 v system with reducer for gauges. New drums, brakes, bearings and tires. New fuel lines and gas tank. Heater was rebuilt and blows very hot. Everything mechanical has been done so far. The body would be next but if I start that the price will go up. Very rare vehicle that could be an addition for someone that knows about Willys. $6,500.”
Craig spotted this wagon with a funky winch. It runs.
“runs and moves,good frame
Will make a good off road vehicle, or restore”
UPDATE III: Looks like it sold. Was priced at $7500.
UPDATE II: Scott shared these additional pics on mother-in-law seats:
UPDATE: Lewis shared a photo he had of another mother-in-law seat:
Original Post: Wagon is Still For Sale
One pic shows it with a roof carrier and another doesn’t. It sure has a great vintage look.
“Here is a very rare and nice original 2wd willys jeep overland woody look wgn. Has rebuilt 4cyl flat head and 3 on column shift & over drive . Has amazing interior for the year, needs a little body work and paint, very little rust. This little wagon drives so nice for a 49, a must see. You wouldn’t find another like it, $7500.”
“1958 Willys Wagon with rebuilt original flat head 6. Restore to original inside & out. A must see in person. $15000.00 OBO. ”
No obvious rust.
“Posting up my 1951 Willy Overland 4×4.
– Amazing Patina
– Engine Runs – Great Oil Pressure
– Transmission Shifts
Very complete rare jeep with amazing potential.
Original keys and clean California title.
Bring cash and a trailer.
Will trade for older bmw motorcycle running or project. 1972 or older”