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1949 Willys Jeep for sale - Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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FOR SALE: 1949 Willys Jeep $25,900 USD
Morgantown, PA

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1949 Willys Jeep The first quarter ton, four-wheel drive reconnaissance truck pilot model produced for the U.S. Army was built by the American Bantam Car Company of Butler, Pa. It was delivered for testing to Camp Holabird in Baltimore on Sept. 23, 1940. Subsequent designs by Willys-Overland and Ford while important were refinements on this original U.S. Army and American Bantam concept. Ultimately Willys secured the lion\'s share of the contract from the Government mainly due to its engine which was developed from an L134 Go Devil engine. For consignment a 7-passenger van in Willys Jeep style with a rare jump seat in back. Some recent new chrome plating, and a two-tone paint job, and a refurbished interior finished off just this year. A wonderful boxy look for the body styling and of course the iconic Jeep grille. Exterior Prior to the war, woody station wagons were expensive hand-crafted wood paneled luxury vehicles, but that would all change thanks to designer Brooks Stevens. Willys-Overland wanted their new product-line to leverage on the jeep success. The answer for 1946: the Willys-Overland all-steel, two-door, two-wheel drive Station Wagon with a woody-look. It was a hit, finally a woody for masses! This model is bathed in bone white with the green paneled woody style box on the back. One of the most distinctive elements of the Jeep design is the flat slotted grill with integrated headlights - for this - Ford gets the credit. Ford\'s Pilot Model GP- No. 1 Pygmy featured a flat grille with integrated headlights delivered to the U.S. Army on Nov. 23, 1940. From thirteen slots (1940), to nine slots (1941), to seven slots (1945) - that\'s the history of the iconic Jeep grille. A nicely re-plated bumper on front with extra chromed tube style uppers is on and in back a beautifully curved and re-plated bumper with Willys script badge in the center in black. Just above is a hinged upwardly mobile lift gate window, and below is the downwardly mobile hinged tailgate. The body is mostly excellent although I can note some cracking and waviness around the front wheel wells. Wheels are red painted steel, and sport nice trim rings and center moon caps shiny and bright. All corners are wrapped in wide whites for that late 40\'s look. Interior A swing of the simple doors and we can see some tweed broadcloth in light and dark brown screwed on panels all surrounded by the greed trim color of the exterior. A push button actuator with a chromed bezel and a central bakelite button opens the doors. Shiny cranks and well-preserved armrests are here too. Inside, a green smooth vinyl 80/20 front bench is noted with the larger seat in front of the steering wheel and into the center. A jump seat is on the passenger\'s side. These present nice and clean, with no tears and some white piping to highlight them. Rubber floors are all over in front, and a metal base with wood slats hold the remainder of the seating (another 80/20 bench) then the rear jump seat making room for the 7. Headliner is white and clean, and the remaining seats are all excellent. The jump seat in the back is brown vinyl. A square dash panel in the center houses all original gauges and some of the insulation within the glass has pooled on the bottom of this gauge cluster. Drivetrain Under the hood is a fully restored engine bay and engine. A pristine orange block in its 148ci inline 6-cylinder form sits in the middle. This is fed by an oil bath cleaned 1-barrel carburetor, and has a 3-speed manual transmission on back complete with overdrive. The rear axle weighs in at 5.38 gear ratio. A nice lack of many add-ons and certainly no emissions to clog this engine, one could nearly step inside and work on the engine there is that much open space! By the way, this engine has new main bearings and new front and rear seals. Undercarriage On our lift we see solid black rust free steel framing and suspension. Primer red floor pans are like new


  • Price$25,900 USD
  • Odometer74262
  • Body Stylestation_wagon
  • Stock #2802

Price History

Original Price$25,900
Listed Price$25,900

Excluding price changes of less than $100.

About This Dealership:

6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000 collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia.

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