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- Engine Size:
- 226 CI I6
- Transmission Type:
- 3 Speed Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- 72,410 (Unknown)
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Its manufacturer may have referred to it as a "station wagon", but at first glance you can see this is no ordinary errand-runner. Well-restored to an impressive condition both mechanically and aesthetically, this 1956 Willys Station Wagon is both great looking and sturdily reliable - equally at home providing formidable competition at local car shows as it would be plying its trade as an off-road vehicle during spirited use.
Some 60-plus years after it began its service, this influential vehicle has been refurbished with a very sharp and era-appropriate beige paint job that retains great shine and clarity. Willys was actually credited with building the original Jeep (a phonetic pronunciation of the abbreviation for "general purpose") some 15 years earlier and was eventually awarded the trademark. You can see the functional legacy of their work in this '56. It's a vintage vehicle that exudes nostalgic charm, but at the same time, it's also a capable looking truck in every respect- clad in sturdy steel that was actually the industry standard when this venerable SUV forefather first saw the light of day, and featuring wheel clearance appropriate for actual off-road conditions. There are some nice finishing touches on display here, including extensive chrome trim that's straight and level, and clear glass on all four sides - no less than 13 panels of it! Look in the back and you'll see a convenient two door tailgate configuration with a horizontal split for easy access inside that mirrors what we now have come to expect in modern SUVs.
The beige interior, an inspired combination of cloth and vinyl, is in great shape. The split bench seat in front and pair of buckets residing close together in back are very well refurbished, with ample padding to make them plenty comfortable for long excursions. As befits a vehicle with as storied a history as this one, the restored dash area is almost entirely in its original configuration, with a modern audio system the only variation as it takes its place alongside a single dial instrument cluster housing a speedometer, and temperature and fuel gauges behind a crystal-clear lens, and an assortment of control knobs that all look great covered in unspotted chrome. The cargo area in back is lined with fresh-looking wood on the floor and liftgate, with a full-sized spare securely mounted to the side. With no shifting loads having taken their toll, the beige surfaces of the sides and wheel appear unmarked and carry no dings from any such mishaps.
The Willys theme of dependable sturdiness extends into the engine bay, where a 226-cubic inch inline 6, manufactured by Continental Motors and dubbed the "Super Hurricane", sits under the hood. Willys was still working double duty to manufacture vehicles for both military and civilian use in the mid-'50s, so a high premium was placed on reliability, as there was no place for temperamental vehicles in potentially dangerous circumstances. In that spirit, the engine starts right up and - equipped with a manual choke - transitions into a nice, smooth idle. It's connected to a 3-speed manual transmission that's been rebuilt to provide nice, secure shifting and combines with four-wheel drive capability to provide off-road sure-footedness. This well-restored classic sits on a set of stock 15" Willys wheels painted red to perfectly complement the beige exterior, outfitted with Coker Classic bias ply tires.
If you're in the market for a truly unique vintage vehicle that ably bridges the gap between nostalgic charm and undeniable functionality, you have to check out this 1956 Willys Station Wagon. 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.
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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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