Five Months Gone: 1951 Willys Wagon – Sold?
May 11, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
March 28, 2021 Update – After a three-month lapse with no ad over the winter months, we just came across a fresh listing for this ’51 Willys Wagon we first featured back in October 2020. The description, limited pictures, and $12,500 price all remained the same.
December 1st Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.
Willys, the original post-World War II producer of the Jeep, commissioned industrial designer Brooks Stevens to design a station wagon. At the time Willys did not make their own car bodies and had limited finances, so Stevens designed bodies that could be built by sheet metal fabricators who normally made parts for household appliances and could draw sheet metal no more than six inches. The result was one of the first all-steel station wagons that Willys would go on to produce over 300,00 units. We just discovered this prime 1951 Willys Overland Jeep Station Wagon first listed in October 2020 on Craigslist near Bangor, Maine with an asking price of $12,500.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1951 willys overland 2 wheel dr., import from california, no rust ever no patch panels no bondo. all new brakes and brake lines new interior seat front and back. need headliner& carpet and kick panel. steering box rebuilt. new steering wheel, gas tank flushed,new wiring, overdrive work electrically.radiator removed and flushed.goes down road no issues. many parts.“
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