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.”
This undated postcard is for sale on eBay. Note the wagon in the right lower corner. At first I thought that was a Parkway Conversion, but given the setup on the truck behind the wagon (the bend seats) I think this could be a Traveller. I’d have to guess this photo was taken in the early 1960s. It’s only photo I know of that shows a wagon at the Las Brisas Resort in Mexico.
The fact the wagon isn’t quite pink, kind of more purplish, might mean it didn’t belong to the resort, but just ferried visitors to/from it. Hertz Rentals did a similar thing by renting blue colored surrey-looking DJ-3As to visitors (see bottom of post).
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Back of card:
Hertz Rental Jeeps in Mexico:
I just picked up this Traveller Brochure off of eBay.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was FREE.
Marlo spotted this find. Can anyone tell if this is a Parkway or a Traveller?
“This 1940s collectible Willys Jeep could be restored or can be used for parts or even decor. You would need to tow it away. This is part of an estate and the paperwork is missing.”
Has some upgrades. Note the government plate. Maybe old border patrol vehicle?
Very rare 1964 Jeep Willys wagon, the original SUV! The last year these were made. This one has the rare ambulance/barn style back doors instead of a tailgate. I bought it in 1998 and it had already been converted to a 350 Chevy V8 engine, it was my daily driver for years. It runs great. Of course it rattles and squeaks like any old vintage vehicle. I have all receipts and original vehicle service manual. License and registration are current.
Here’s a list of other upgrades done since I bought it.
Muncie granny 4 speed transmission
205 transfer case
MD44 3.54 R/P
Wagoneer type brake upgrade
Heavy duty custom radiator
valve cover gaskets
Has some rust here and there, but all in all a great old 4 wheel drive vehicle that can get you practically anywhere and is super fun to drive!”
This was a government vehicle. Was this a traveller? Maybe a border patrol vehicle.
“This is a kool truck the first SUV. Has a chevy V8 engine that runs great.body needs some work so if you dont work on dont look starts and runs has rust.floors are good.lots of potential and petina.its being sold due to my health so bring cash and a trailer.price negotiable”
Dan shared scans of a Traveller brochure he spotted on eBay.
Dan let me know this Traveller is for sale.
“One owner 1963 Willy’s Traveller with the 230 tornado engine. It has the rare roof mounted spare tire rack, the high roof with the outer rounded fender wells. Also has the inner cut fender wells for the fold down seats and a PTO winch. The only major rust on the rig is the driver floor boards will have to be replaced.”
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Dan spotted this Traveller for sale. It’s rough. The Seller believes this to be a Parkway, but it is actually a Traveller.
Idaho Todd’s 1963 Traveler update (see the before photos at the bottom of the post). Todd wrote the following about arriving at the seller’s place to purchase the jeep:
The Traveler headed to Idaho from Oregon.
After some visiting, we struck a deal that I think we were all comfortable with. The fella helped us load the traveler and we were off. Boy, you would of thought we were hauling a shelby mustang by all the attention we were attracting! Plenty of on lookers at fill-ups and bathroom breaks.
Made it back to Sandpoint and the next morning we were going to back it off the trailer when I hit the key and she fired (after a jump start)! I had bought it as a non-runner so this was delightful! To my amazement, the speedometer, both gauges and most of the lights worked! I drained and filled the boxes, checked the brakes and we were off.
When I got back to the shop, I soaked it with a degreaser and power washed it. It turned out stunning! I sure like the patina but I think it’s headed for a full resto on of these next winters. It needs front foot pans and some investigating around the top. Other than that, I am very pleased. In the meantime, I think I will enjoy it for a while. She runs great. Thanks everyone for sharing this experience with us! More to follow soon…
UPDATE: ** Status Unknown** Was $6900.
Seller believes this is a Traveller, but split window suggests otherwise to me.
“Moving to florida and selling my 1960 willys Traveler Station Wagon. partially restored. converted to 12 volt, new wheels and tires, gas tanks, generator. three speed with overdrive, high low range, four wheel drive, and pto”
Dan believes the wagon might be a traveller. It looks to have sliding side windows, while the Parkway Conversion’s side windows were always fixed flush mount whereas the Traveller could have either.
“I have too many projects and must part with these. The wagon is a 1960. It does not have a motor or transmission. The pickup is a 1957, runs, and has a working PTO winch. Both vehicles would come with a bill of sale. Thanks for looking”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.
The consensus is that this wagon is the same one as this 1956 single-door Florida wagon. The only difference we can spot are the license plates.
“Restored 1957 Jeep Willys, finished in blue and white. Mechanically sound: runs great, starts right up (it has a Buick V8 under the hood). Transfer case has been rebuilt. Tires are like new.
Cosmetically: It has never seen snow since being restored, and it has won multiple shows. No bondo, this Willys was restored properly. Very clean inside and out. Has single delivery door on the rear.
Clean Kentucky title, 2 sets of keys.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8200. Check out near identical wagon that’s a 1957.
(06/12/2012) The seller believes this might be a Traveller, but Dan points out the following:
1. It’s a ’56 and Travellers were made 1960-1964 (to the best of his knowledge).
2. It has the polygon rear fender openings of a wagon, not the curved of a Delviery that Travellers and Parkways were made from.
3. It has the low roof, not the high roof.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000
(11/15/2013) This looks fine. Check out the back of this wagon. Is it possibly a traveller?
“1962 willys hot rod on a chevy blazer chassis with a chevy 350 engine and trans lots of chrome and aluminum on the engine has a/c and heating custom interior VERY NICE…$16,000.00 OR TRADE FOR NICE TOW TRUCK”
UPDATE: Still Available. Was on eBay. Now $2300. Contact MIke via email for more info:
Dan spotted this rare Traveler. It’s rough, but complete.
“Willys 1961 Traveler, if you’re looking you may already know the rarity of the Willys Traveler. If you are not I would suggest a good search of the internet, try “Willys production numbers” for a start. As if it wasn’t rare enough it has all the Civilian model Traveler specific parts in tact. I have been fooling with old Willys stuff since 1972 and have never seen one with all the pieces intact. It has the factory fold up rear bench seats, it has the roof mounted spare tire carrier, it has the rear sliding side windows, it has the step plate between rear bumper and the body all still attached. These ultra rare pieces are one of the things that makes it an ideal restoration candidate. The numbers are all correct for a 1961 Traveler and it comes with a good, clean title in my name. It’s 4 wheel drive with the desirable straight “6” 226 cubic inch flathead motor. The motor spins over by hand. the transmission and transfer case are in place.
Dan pointed out that the October 2103 issue of Vintage Truck Magazine has a great looking article about the Traveller by Bill Norris. I’m going to get a copy of that magazine right away!
You can read it online here: http://www.vintagetruckmagazine.com/current/index.html
I don’t see many of these with the original seats.
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” Willys 1961 Traveler, if you’re looking you may already know the rarity of the Willys Traveler. If you are not I would suggest a good search of the internet, try “Willys production numbers” for a start. As if it wasn’t rare enough it has all the Civilian model Traveler specific parts in tact. I have been fooling with old Willys stuff since 1972 and have never seen one with all the pieces intact. It has the factory fold up rear bench seats, it has the roof mounted spare tire carrier, it has the rear sliding side windows, it has the step plate between rear bumper and the body all still attached. These ultra rare pieces are one of the things that makes it an ideal restoration candidate. The numbers are all correct for a 1961 Traveler and it comes with a good, clean title in my name. It’s 4 wheel drive with the desirable straight “6” 226 cubic inch flathead motor. The motor spins over by hand. the transmission and transfer case are in place.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000
This has been verified as a Traveller (thanks Dan). #266 of 395 Travellers built in 1962.
“1962 S/W body and parts.
Rare rear doors not tailgate!
Clear Ohio title.
1987 S-10 2wd frame.”
UPDATE: This was priced at $3800. It’s a traveller, rather than a Parkway Conversion. **SOLD**
“We’re selling our 1964 Willy Wagon. Asking price is 3800.00 obo. I have replaced the shocks and gas tank. I bought a new master cylineder, however havent had the time to get it installed. The wagon runs great. We actually were using it as a daily driver.”
I’m thinking this is 4wD Traveller. Here’s the Traveller brochure for comparison (or view below in next post).
“”Rare” 1964 Willys Wagon Sedan Delivery
Factory 230 Tornado Straight 6 cyl , 3 Speed Manual Trans, w/Power Take Off
New Fuel Tank, Electrical Fuel Pump, Fuel Line, Brake Master Cylinder, Brake Switch,
LED Tail Lights, Back UpLights, 12v Altenator, Rebuilt Holley Carburator, Points , Condenser,
Plugs, Plug Wires, etc..
Power Take Off Ramsie Wench , Factory Off Road Lights, Chrome Trim, Warn Hubs
Factory Bench Seat with Decent Tan/Brown Cover
The front floor was replaced by previous owner , is solid and good, along with an over head consul which I repaired ,
it holds a Stereo and a CB Radio.Back cleaned up nice and the wood looks great.New wood door panels and rear panels.
New Split front windshield and seal. New Passenger window glass .New door/window felt.
The Wagon was in ruff shape but for a 48 year old Willys it cleaned up pretty Nice, but know that there are dings , etc.. It still needs to be dialed in.
I have a 230 Tornado Engine Manual and Folder full of recipts and few extra parts.”
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Dan forwarded be this Traveller information, which has proved helpful for me. Dan also took some a picture of Paul Berry’s 2WD Traveller, which you can see here (you can see all the pictures here, but you’ll need to scroll 2/3s of the way down the page).
UPDATE: Dan now owns this Traveller. I didn’t know what a Traveller was when I first posted this in 2011.
(03/26/2011) “I have a 64′ willys wagon in excellent ORIGINAL condition. 230 tornado Straght six with a 3 speed tranny and 4×4. Excellent interior, motor runs great, 4×4 works great, almost new tires. Very nice willys. $5500 obo.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8995. Could be a Traveller.
Looks very nice.
“1961 willys panel deliver with side window conversion kit. 283 c.i. chevy motor w/ 2bbl, 350 turbo trans, ford 9″ rear end. A/C from vintage air. new glass on sides except for wings. i have a new windshield and rubber not installed. also have new rubber for wings and rear door glass.”