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1960 Wagon Terrabonne, Or $3000

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I’d like to see some more pics of this wagon.  It might be in good shape.

“1960 jeep willys Wagon – 289 v8 – runs good – 3000 or make an offer”



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1955 Wagon Riverside, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Beautiful 1955 Willy’s Street Rod. This is one of the nicest  delivery sedans that you will see. Everything redone on it. All the modern comforts for today’s driving. Chevy 350 engine with 4 barrel carb.  350 automatic transmission, power front disk brakes, power steering. Tilt steering column, in dash CD stereo, custom gauges. Custom interior. Runs and drives very nice, smooth and fast.No issues. Custom dual exhaust, new wiring and brakes.  The Willy’s is rust free with the exception of a few small bubbles starting to show on the lower part of the drivers door.”




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1953 Willys Wagon Baker City, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200

(09/15/09) This appears like a nicely original Wagon in good shape.

“Mechanically original (6 volt system). Engine rebuilt in mid 90s (valves replaced to accept unleaded fuel.) Reupholstered in 2002. Garage kept, been in family 40 years in dry NE Oregon. Teen daughters rolling their eyes. Priced at lower end of KBB for it’s condition.”


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1948 Wagon Alameda, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like an interesting project.

“Bought for a family project that unfortunetly has never gotten underway…. This is the real deal, ITS ALL THERE!!! Never been taken apart, never, “restored,” and in great shape. Its been warehoused for the last ten years, and has not been on the road since the 80’s. In great shape for its age, Black plates, clear title, 100% unmolested – Dash is untouched, roof is solid. A great candidate for restoration. I will be out of the area until 11/1/09, but will upload pics then. For those who are interested, please email and I will reply upon my return. Available to show Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 2500 obo”


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1953 Mitsubishi Wagon? Oklahoma eBay

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This is a right hand drive Mitsubishi.  The claim is that this is “This is an exceptionally clean & original vehicle“; however, it seems to me that front should look like a CJ-3B, not a CJ-5 (please correct me if I’m wrong about this!!).  I can’t help but think there’s a genuine effort to mislead people.

“This Jeep is equipped with aftermarket  all weather tires, aluminum mag wheels, original seats, headliner panels are in very good condition if not excellant, all original. Factory spare still has clear wrapping on it. Passengers visor still has factory protective plastic on it. Small tears in rear seat rear in cargo area, other wise interior is exceptional condition. This is an exceptionally clean & original vehicle. No restore yet, none needed other than paint is poor quality & it has a fiberglass hood, steel ones are available….”

View all the pics on eBay


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1952 Wagon Red Bluff, CA **SOLD**

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1952_wagon_redbluffUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was  $2400

“Parade special, 1952 willys wagon, current registration, recent upholstery, new paint, tires, stock running gear, locking front hubs, all in good running condition. ( 2400- O B O )”

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1961 Wagon Point Pilot, Tx **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Sold for $8k.

This appears all original with a few tiny blemishes.

“1961 Willys Jeep Utility Wagon, 4 X 4 – Jeep is very original, 6 cylinder Super Hurricane, 3 speed, original interior, 1 repaint (original color) – has 5 Goodyear work horse 700 X 15 LT tires in good shape, spare is still new.  All lights including headlights, brake lights, signal lights and tail lights work as does the emergency brake and wipers. Previous owner owned it since 2002 and has maintained it very well.  Have many receipts for oil changes, tune ups, transmission rebuild, reseal transfer case, replace exhaust, tires, rebuilt carb., new clutch, new front and rear springs and bushings, etc. Hard to find one this solid that runs and drives this good. Previous owner states 92,000 miles are original and that he was the third owner.”


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1951 Wagon 2WD Madera, Ca eBay

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It looks like this might clean up pretty nicely (for the buy it now price of $1,395).

“This is an awesome original  example of in all original condition with everything there. It was taken out of service due to charging issue in 1997 and stored. Can be road ready with very little TLC or do the complete restoration. There is light surface rust at the roof gutters, rear wheel openings but other than that it is a very nice California Willy’s. I have a number of projects going and have to move my shop so it must go.”

View the other pics on eBay


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1954 Wagon Odgen, Ut Make Offer

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1954_wagon_ogdenThis might make a good project.  The body sure looks good from the front.

“Classic restored, non running; no title can get 1; complete. just blows blew smoke; stored covered 4 8 years; Let me amke you a deal. 801 689 6547”


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1951 Wagon Vacaville, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

Lots of pics of this wagon.

“This is the Willys Jeep that we have for sale. It is a 1951 2WD wagon & it still has it’s original L-Head (Flat head) engine. It has a new hwad gasket & ARP head studs. It also has a slightly more modern carburator. The transmission is the original 3-speed & it is equipped with the optional factory overdrive. The tires are new. The paint looks nice from a reasonable distance (I painted it & I am not a professional by any means) The seats have been redone & so has the headliner. If you are looking for a runnig classic to really turn some heads (& tinker with a bit) – this is it! now keep in mind it’s 57 years old & requires a bit of attention. :)”



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Tender Discussion

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UPDATE 3: The eWillys Israel bureau is hot on the trail of the ‘Tender’.  Another set of pics was accompanied by the following update.

Here’s what he Googled in Hebrew: “A man named Efraim Eilin had a vision of an Israeli car industry. In 1950 he made partnership with Kaizer Enterprises and in 1951 he opened the Kaizer-Eilin  assembly plant. The plant[S] made more then 100,000 cars [Kaiser Frazer, Dofin Renolt, kontesa , Lark Studibaker…] and at some point the plant export was 28% of all the Israeli exports! I couldn’t  find info on the Willys  except that they made the panel, the wagon and the pick-up [we say: ‘Tender’].  All the body parts were made in Israel in another plant in Israel; so, I guess that the trucks  used the low part of the panel/wagon + special design for the back as an original Kaiser-Eilin. The Willys had 2 engines: 2199 cc 4 cylinder  and 3770 cc 6 c‘”




And here’s a special Willys Police Wagon (here’s the page for our Hebrew readers):


As I note in the comments to this post, a couple days ago I did a number of searches (and found some interesting truck sites that I will include in upcoming posts), but I found no references to the ‘Tender’ or ‘high back’ trucks.  If anyone knows anything about them, please let me know.

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Jeeptruck.com – It’s a Jeep Thing “only bigger”

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I’m attempting to find a website that discusses this Willys/Jeep Truck/Van thingy.  My guess, based on our reader from Israel, is that this is an international vehicle.

So far, I have had no luck finding information about it.  However, in the process of my search, I did stumble upon a great website about Trucks:  JeepTruck.com.  There are features, trucks and parts for sale, a comprehensive links page, and more.


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1951 Wagon Cape Cod, Ma $7000

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This looks excellent and looks very stock.  I guess it’s a Wagon night?

“1951 willys wagon 2 wd all original. 98% rust free, rebuilt 4 cyl engine, 3 spd with overdrive, runs great, paint ok. $7,000 or possible trade.”



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1962 Wagon Conifer, Co **SOLD**

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This comes with a Warn Overdrive.   This might be a good deal if the body rust I see isn’t too bad.  It looks stock, except for the 350.

1962 Willys (JEEP) Utility Wagon, Chevy 350 V8. Power steering. T-90 3 speed manual transmission, Dana Spicer 18 transfer case. Warn allrange overdrive. The Warn overdrive works in both high and low transfer case ranges and in two and four wheel drive. The transmission/overdrive combination can be split shifted.
This gives the vehicle 6 forward speeds in both high and low ranges. Electric Wipers.
Please email for more pictures.”



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1948 Wagon Oberlin, Oh **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $2000.

“This is the station wagon model. Odometer is a 6 digit meter and shows 03,992.8 miles but I’m sure it is 103,992. Engine runs and drives. Has the original 4 cylinder engine and a 3 speed column shift transmission with over drive. This is the 2 wheel drive model. Vehicle is in very restorable condition. Body in fair to good condition, solid frame. Comes with some extra parts, trans, steering wheel and misc. parts. Also comes with a repair manual and a restoration manual. If you are interested I can e-mail additional pictures. If you have a question just ask. I am selling because I have too many to work on and not enough time.
Thanks for looking. More pictures. Click on links below.”


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1955 Wagon Sultan, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons

There’s got to be at least some value here. That rear almost looks like it has a full floating set up.

This was my 4×4 project until I got sick. It has a REAL strong 4 speed, chev 6 that runs, Dana front end and rear end. It just has no wiring right now, but it is a great project or parts vehicle. Priced to sell FAST. (425) 971-1769 cell, Please no text message Todd needs a good home with someone willing to finish my dream project”



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1950 Wagon-Trailer Craigmont, Id **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:  Status Unknown. Was $550.

(08/26/09) “Up for sale is a 1950 Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon Trailer. I have used it for a vendor trailer selling auto parts at swap meets in the past and for storage to keep items out of the weather. The interior is open with one large shelf and several drawers underneath for extra storage. The glass has been replaced with plywood which I just applied a fresh coat of paint to. The rear window is the only one remaining on the trailer. The tires are in good shape and it has a spare tire.”


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1943 Ambulance Running Springs, Ca $1000

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1943_ambulance_runningspringsHere’s a 1943/44 Ambulance.  It looks like an unusual find.

“Selling a 1943 or 1944 willys ambulance. It ran a few years ago and needs towed away. You can contact me on my e-mail or call me at (909)-890-8101/ (909)-867-4448. my names Ben. The ambulance is currently in the )sanbernardino mountians (running springs is you have questions the best way to contact me is by phone. The computer is not allowing me to post pictures but i will gladly email them to you.”


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1958 Wagon Iowa $6500

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1958_wagon_iowaThis looks like a wagon out of an old photograph.  I don’t know whether this price will hold, but this looks like it would be a great restoration project that wouldn’t need much work.

“Pulled out of a barn in Iowa. Excellent condition for its age. Runs and looks very good. Has 327 motor (not original). Exterior and interior in above average shape. Interested? Call Ru at 319-651-6758 for details”


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1955 Wagon Project Yakima, Wa **Status Unknown**

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1955_panelvvan_yakimaUPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $9000.

Here’s an interesting project in which a good chunk of money has already been invested.  I don’t know if the seller will get his money our or not.  The seller mentions this is a rare wagon model.  I’m unsure whether this is true or not.

“Start off with a little history of this rare Jeep Willy’s Panel Wagon. This is a windowless panel wagon with rear delivery doors (sometimes called ambulance doors) that was a special order forest service vechiles. Some of the rarest vehicles to come by now a days. It was once used for a top fuel car in Seattle some years ago About the only thing that’s fit’s the original jeep is the body.The rest is a ground up restoration converting it back to a 4 x 4 with a ton of labor and cash put into it.”


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1949 Wagon Brockway, Pa **SOLD**

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1949_wagon_brockwayUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Given the original, raw nature of this wagon plus the overdrive, I’d say this might be a pretty good find.

“I have a mint 1949 wagon 2×4 that is totally unmolested. No additional holes drilled anywhere and still has the insulation on the firewall, etc. Even has the original radio with it. Will make a beautiful restore. Have five absolutely mint hubcaps, and a ton of extra parts. Have spare bumpers, wrap arounds rebuilt engine and a spare engine. Have a new headliner, all new panels for entire vehicle, etc, etc.”

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1948 Station Wagon 3 door Chesterland, Oh $1600

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1948_stationwagon_3dr_chesterlandHere’s one of the rare 3 door Willys Station Wagons.  David highlights these on this his Willys Country website.

“Selling a rare three door Willys four wheel drive Station Wagon. Built to haul people and sold new in 1948 in Pennsylvania, this four wheel drive wagon was constructed on the truck frame and has a non-running f-head 134 engine. There is no tailgate on this one…they used the rear panel from a pickup to build the back of the body. Has the usual lower body rust, however, the frame and floors are solid. The front floors will need minor attention, however, they are not rotted like most. Needs completely restored, but is almost 100% complete…including keys and title. Does roll but will need winched onto your method of transport. A very rare piece of Willys history, from what I’ve learned only 2 like this were built and this is the sole survivor. Listing it here first but if it doesn’t sell, it will go to ebay with a higher reserve. I’d rather sell it locally and avoid the headaches that ebay always brings when selling a vehicle! I’m asking $1600 or very near offer, no trades, no checks, money orders, wire transfers, shares of your dead uncle’s estate…you get the idea! More pictures available…just ask.”


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1954 Willys Wagon Inland Empire, Ca **SOLD** w/OD

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1954_willyswagon_inlandempireUPDATE:  This appears to have been sold.  Asking price was $850

If you can use some of the other Wagon parts, this might be a good way to get an Overdrive.

“1954 Willys station wagon, two wheel drive with the original straight six in good running condition with 3 speed standard trans with OverDrive. Rebuilt brakes. The Willys needs restoration so please don’t ask if it can be driven across Country….car has a good California title and is currently registered non-op. It comes with all glass, spare door and parts, all 5 correct rims (not in photos)t. Everything is still on the 6 volt setup. Mostly complete, it is missing the back seat, front lower cushions and factory radio. Being relisted due to a idiot who wanted it then did not have any money ”


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Willys Hy-rail Vehicles

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Here’s a great website operated by a guy named Dave for Willys Wagon lovers called Willys Country. He wrote telling me he had a single page up for a while, but chose a few months ago to expand it into the present version.  In particular,  The Willys Hy-rail Vehicles Page of the website has some great pictures of willys designed for the railway that I’ve never seen in one location.

The site also covers normal wagons, 3 door willys wagons4 door wagons, a 3 door wagon that came with a suicide back door, a limo used at an airport, and more.  And how about the flattie with the soft half top — I haven’t seen many of those tops in that style.

If you happen to see some of the rare Willys Wagons he seeks, please contact him via his website, as he does attempt to track them.

From the website:

Willys made a variety of Hi-rail vehicles – trucks and wagons – for use on both highway and railroad tracks. These were US manufactured and titled by Fairmont and referred to as Hi-rail vehicles. Hy-rail is short for Highway-railroad.

Fairmont Railway Motors Inc, located in Fairmont, MN, developed road-rail technology in the 1940s to improve flexibility of vehicle use for railroad maintenance. Fairmont was bought by Harsco in the late 1980s. Hy-rail is still a trademark of Harsco Track Technologies and they still sell conversion kits called Hy-Rail Guide Wheel Attachments.

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An old Willys in the Afghan Desert

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I happily received an email today from the eWillys Afghan bureau (I didn’t even know I had one).  Here’s what our intrepid ‘reporter’ Lt. Buck wanted to share with all of us.  Thanks Buck!

We were out on patrol outside of Pol-e-charki Afghanistan the other day when we came across a Soviet-era junkyard behind some hills. It was full of all kinds of random things including airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, tanks and Russian knock-offs of DUKWs and Ford SEEPs. In and amongst this was something I think you and your website viewers would love. A mid-1950s 2-door Willys 4wd Wagon with the data plates intact (which I unscrewed and put on my wall)! Not much left to save and needless to say it’s not for sale, unless you want to pay the Taliban.