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- Engine Size:
- 134 CI
- Transmission Type:
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- 53,288 (Unknown)
- Atlanta, GA
First of all, it's pronounced "Willis" and there's no apostrophe; if you're going to own something as cool as this 1950 Willys station wagon, you may as well get it right. Stylish yet built to work hard, these tough little wagons provide the kind of nostalgia that drives the hobby, yet still make sense in today's world, something that can't be said of many hobby vehicles.
It's impossible to ignore the Jeep DNA running through this wagon's veins, although it was the upscale, suburbanized alternative to WWII's favorite 4x4. The light-colored "frames" were perhaps meant to recall wood wagons of the past, although this one is 100% steel, so no worries about maintenance. Flat-top front fenders and the V-shaped grille was new for 1950, lending this wagon a tough but stylish attitude that remains appealing even more than half a century later. The restoration is just beautifully done, far better than most of these ever receive simply because they were so reasonably priced for so long. However, if you want one that you can use on a regular basis but that will also be competitive at any show you attend, this is a fantastic choice. The handsome burgundy paint shines up nicely, the bodywork is in good order with no signs of rust belt issues, and the chrome is far nicer than you'd expect for a commercial vehicle like this. It wasn't so long ago that only high-end cars got restorations this nice.
You can fit six inside on the split bench seats, which are neatly divided to allow good access to the rear areas. The burgundy vinyl upholstery is tough enough for everyday use and has a simple, flat pattern that works well in this 1950s hauler. There are carpets up front, which were a real luxury in something like this, while the rear area has beautifully finished wooden rub strips for durability, although I'd never put anything in there again, it's just too pretty! The oversized steering wheel makes the unassisted steering feel light and agile around town and all the gauges are clustered in the center of the dash, Jeep-style. It's basic, yes, but basic is good when you need uncompromising reliability. Three-on-the-tree shifting frees up room for a center passenger and this was a bare-bones machine, so no radio, but it does include a heater and the turn signals are an aftermarket addition. But surely all of that adds to this Willys' appeal; it's all about getting the job done.
The engine is the standard 134 cubic inch inline-four, called the "Hurricane" for reasons that aren't altogether apparent. What it is, is durable, reliable, and torquey, perfect for the Willys all-purpose mission. It's rebuilt and nicely detailed, an oversized air cleaner designed for harsh environments, and easy service access. Parts are still plentiful and if you can't keep this thing running well, then you probably shouldn't be playing with old cars. A big radiator keeps it cool even in the hottest weather and there are correct fittings and details throughout. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts easily and it includes an overdrive that makes it a genuine 60 MPH cruiser on the highway. Rigid axles, leaf springs, and a grumbling single exhaust are ties to its military roots, but this one is so clean that it's hard to believe that it ever worked for a living. Steel wheels with Willys hubcaps, trim rings, and great-looking 6.70-15 wide whitewall tires complete the suburban look.
This is an easy machine to like. Practical, attractive, and there's probably nothing more American than a Jeep-based station wagon, and this is one of the very best we've ever seen. Call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
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- Five MASSIVE Indoor Showrooms
- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
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- Minimum Loan Amount - $5,000
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- Terms to 144 months
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After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
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