The Union online newspaper published a father & son story by Ron Cherry about their restoration of a 1956 wagon. The end of the story was a bit unexpected.
Here’s a rare former rescue wagon.
“1958 Willy’s delivery Wagon. I’ve owned this vehicle since 1991. It had 800 miles on it when I bought it from the Warroad Mn. Fire dept. where it was used as a rescue vehicle. Not many folks to rescue I guess. It now has 21,000 miles on it. It has the original Warn winch. I had the overdrive installed shortly after I purchased it. I have much of the original literature for it. I recently had a complete new wiring harness installed. It runs great. The only thing that doesn’t work at the moment is the windshield wipers. The interior is very utilitarian”
It’s a project, but still may be worth a close look.
“1959 WILLYS JEEP 2 WD
**PROJECT JEEP 65% DONE
PAINT AND BODYWORK COMPLETE !!!
FLOOR SOLID NO RUST !!
UPHOLSTERY 75% DONE !!
ORIGINAL 4CLY MOTOR —RUNS AND DRIVES
3 SPEED ON COLUMN
HAVE MOST OF THE PARTS
FOR SALE OR TRADE ?
COME SEE AT 2595 W EVANS AVE DENVER CO 80219″
This might make a good restoration.
“1961 Willys Wagon 4×4, Original Drive Train, has a GM V6 that runs, needs clutch and brake work, Rear glass. All Trim, Body, Interior complete & Original. Asking $2900, call or email with questions or to view.”
“Chevy 350 conversion 4 bolt main, mild rv cam, double hump heads, Edelbrock carburetor, Ford T18 four speed manual transmission, front and rear axles are out of a 1972 scout. It has new paint about 70% tread on the tires vinyl interior and electric seats. I had this jeep appraised locally at 12000 but Reasonable offers considered please don’t low ball or contact me to help sell this and serious buyers only call or text for more info or to view in person.”
This may be a good price.
“I have a 1950 Jeep Willys Wagon for sale or possible trade. Truck is in running condition with current tags. Has a 350 small block conversion. Some interior restoration has been done, but still needs more work of course. I just don’t really have the time for it right now, and am always interested in other opportunities. Body does contain rust and could use some restoring or is still drivable as is. Missing a few windows and transmission or clutch needs to be looked at as reverse seems to not shift into gear sometimes. All other gears work great and so does four wheel drive and transfer case. Has newer style offroad seats in front currently. Also has 33 inch tires.”
No title at the moment.
“1961 Willys Station Wagon 4×4
New rebuilt 226 engine..
New complete brake job…
Some body rust.. Repaired tailgate…
Working on title??”
“1960 Willy’s Jeep Wagon Overland
6 cyl “Super Hurricane” engine
3 speed manual transmission
I am listing this for a neighbor who has owned it the past 5 years. The Jeep was repainted in 1997 and it appears that there were panels cut out and replaced back then. It was obviously professionally done and the paint still shines nice today. It is starting to show its age. There is minor rust starting to show on the insides of doors.
It has had a lot of new parts put on it over the last 5 years he has had it. Recently, a new clutch, carb rebuild, and new exhaust from the manifold back. The 6 volt system is still intact.
The Jeep comes with the original owner’s manual, spare tire and jack.
It starts right up and runs like it should. It does have an oil leak or two but the engine is completely as it was in 1960. All the glass is excellent. The original radio even worked until last year. The Jeep was originally purchased new in Missouri and this makes him the 3rd owner of it. The rig is very roadworthy (he takes it to car shows 50 miles away), however he recommends trailering it long distances.
I will handle all offers, emails, phone calls, etc. and will do my best to answer any questions. He works away from home and I can be around anytime to show the Willy’s. ”
Looks pretty good for not having run in ten years.
“1957 Willys Station Wagon with a L226 Super Hurricane 6 Cyl engine. Vehicle is all original, ran when parked 10 years ago, but does not run now. Clean title and located near Abilene Texas. Body does have some rust, but in pretty good shape for a 1957 model. This vehicle is a four will drive and also has an over drive which acts like a gear splitter. I have plenty of pictures and even a video I can e-mail. Serious inquiries only. ”
No pics provided.
“Have a 1954 Willy Jeep, body is great and motor is rebuilt needs to be installed”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/20/2014) Looks nice.
“1956 WILLYS JEEP WAGON RUNNING 360 BUICK NAILHEAD BUICK
INTERIOR HAS BEEN DONE AND IT HAS BEEN PAINTED
RUNS GOOD NEW ELECTRIC FAN BATTERY AND AIR CLEANER
HAS 91000 ON CHASIS
CLEAN TITLE ROAD READY
It’s a project, but the body looks good.
“47 willys overland. Column shift, straight body. It ran and drove to where now parked but was years ago. Needs most all glass replaced.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.
(05/08/2014) Lots of paint details on this wagon.
“1951 willys sedan delivery
The truck has the rear, front end ,and motor from a 59 corvette .
It runs and drives nice .
Rebuilt 283 Chevy engine
Rebuilt 200r4 od tranny
Rebuilt front suspension
New powder coated wheels
Pinstripping is fresh
May consider trades for gasser
No boats houses jet skis or quads
Please no tire kickers
This truck runs and drives nice”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5500.
The truck has an unusual tow package.
“Willy’s jeep for sale. – Originally from the state of Wyoming. The wagon has a cover, winch, high lift jack, and like new tires. Ran when parked. Engine turns over.”
UPDATE: Was $6500. **SOLD**
(10/08/2014) “This Classic Antique 1959 Willys Wagon 4X4 SUV is up for sale. This truck runs good and is in pretty good shape but it does need a little body work, paint, a new head liner and possibly a carb rebuild. It has the 6-226 Super Hurricane Flat Head Motor. I have the kaiserwillys catalog which carries everything these vehicles need or they have an online site as well: kaiserwillys.com”
Both are projects. Looks like the 3A includes a half top.
“CJ2 and Wagon, one price, or negotiate separately. Both complete, and both titled. Both at restoration project start stage.”
Joe spotted this nice looking Panel Delivery at the Kmart Cruise night in Mesa, AZ. He talked to the owner, Gary. You can call him at the phone number in the ad if interested.
“A Beautiful and very Rare original condition Jeep, Willys Overland. The first of the Station Wagons and now SUV’s. This truck is in excellent condition, runs very strong and factory overdrive and heater. She has a new set of radial ires, withe walls, new hob caps and chrome rings. The engine and clutch has been rebuild at some earlier date. This Jeep is ready for anyones collection and every day enjoyment. You will get lots of lookers and interest wherever you take it.”
This might make a good restoration project. Unclear if the motor spins.
“Restoration-Ready for the Willy’s Enthusiast!!!!
** Complete with all drive train, straight 6, manual transmission, 4-wheel drive
** Only rust through is on driver’s and passenger floor panels, approx 4″ area in length
** Windows crank up and down
** Has both back lift gates with windshields in tact
** All side/front glass windows in place, two of them cracked
** Only lacking gas tank
UPDATE: Still Available. Likely a Maverick.
(05/01/2014) Bob spotted this. I didn’t know there were islands in Lake Erie that were part of Ohio.
“1961 Willys Jeep Station Wagon. 4 cyl 3spd 76k original miles, runs well, needs tires.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.
(09/22/2014) Some external scenes from the ‘Alaska’-based show Northern Exposure were filmed at a small Eastern Washington town named Roslyn. You can learn more about the show from the Roslyn Historical Museum Society. So, it is very possible this wagon was in the popular show.
“This classic 1955 willys wagon was in the tv show Northern exposure it has a early sbc motor in it and it runs and drives. It has clean title and is licensed.”
Great looking wagon.
“1953 Willys OverlandPro Street Wagon.
8,000 miles since completion with no mechanical problems.
4 new Radials last year. Mickey Thompson 31 x 18 x 15″ tires on rear.
350 Chevy/350 Turbo trans with stall converter and shift kit.
3.50 ratio narrowed 9″ Ford rear.
Fat Man Front suspension with Rack/Pinion steering.
Power Disc Brakes. 15″ custom Steel Wheels all around.
Hawaiian Blue with White Roof.”
“For sale is a 1951 Willys Utility Station Wagon. Great paint. 5.7L Chevy motor with less than 8000 miles. 700r4 transmission. 4 wheel drive. Multiple show winner.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.
(07/24/2014) Kind of pricey for a roller with no title.
“48 Willy’s panel. No motor or trans. Stock chassis. No title, (bill of sale provided). This is a solid & rare project that can be brought back to original, Retro, classic, or cool Rat Rod. This project can be sold as is with roller’s, rear wheel’s not included, $4,000.00. There’s no glass. the truck is from out west so it is pretty solid and clean, does not need, but miner body work if any, other than glass. Truck was a dry cleaner’s truck & still has the original patina. Can also build to your spec’s, $$$$?, we have now removed the body off the original chassis, we will sell the the chassis, witch is in very good condition, it is 1041/2″ wheel base, make offer if you can use. .”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $9900.
(08/20/2014) Solid looking parkway conversion.
“1957 Willys Wagon
350 Chevy motor
350 automatic transmission
Original 2 wheel drive frame
Orginal planor front suspension
Chevy rear axle
Power steering, power brakes
Nice chrome, body in great shape,no rust, a few minor dings.
Runs and drives, currently registered”