Classifind Cut 7: 1953 Willys Aero Eagle Two Door Hardtop Project – $4,000

Oct 2020 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Free For All Friday

As a classic car enthusiast, you are likely well aware of the iconic Willys Wagon and Jeepster the company produced following World War II.  Are you also aware that Willy tried their hand at producing cars during the early 1950s?  This 1953 Willys Aero Eagle Two-Door Hardtop currently listed here on Craigslist in Quakertown, Pennsylvania is a rare survivor of that endeavor, albeit in project form. Handicapped with a seized Hurricane engine, this rare car otherwise appears to be very complete, has a very restorable body in a great color combination.  With pristine Concours examples not able to fetch $20K, this Eagle makes a great candidate for an LS swap, or dare we say it: an interesting Electric Vehicle (“EV”) conversion.    If you are serious about buying this rare Willys, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw his Aero Eagle featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This is a really solid 1953 Willys Eagle 2 door hardtop. These are fairly rare cars with only about 5000 produced. It had been in dry storage since 1974. A low mileage car showing 49K. original with no modifications except being repainted pale green over the original Nassau Cream. I have not been able to get the engine freed up. Have been soaking it but no luck. There are only two small rust spots, one under the back seat and below the trunk lid. It has a 161 cubic inch Hurricane engine with a three-speed and overdrive. There is some stainless molding missing on the driver’s side and some of the paint was starting to be removed.”

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