1956 Willys-Jeep L6-226 4X4 Pickup – Sold?
June 28, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Following World War II, Willys-Overland Motors decided to capitalize on the popularity of its military four-wheel-drive Jeeps by offering a line of heavy-duty pickup trucks starting in 1947. Rated for a one-ton capacity and a 118-inch wheelbase, buyers had the choice of a pickup truck, platform stake truck, chassis cab, or simply a bare chassis. Optional accessories included an engine governor, a power takeoff, and a pulley drive. It’s estimated over 200,000 of these trucks were manufactured between 1947 and 1965.
This 1956 L6-226 pickup model currently originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Mendham, New Jersey features the Super Hurricane side valve 226 cubic inch inline six-cylinder engine produced by Continental Motor Company. Based upon the seller’s description this appears to be a nicely sorted and painted example that’s ready for whatever you decide to throw at it.
Currently offered for $15,000, comparing the price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool reveals the seller’s ask is two hundred dollars higher than this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $14,800. If you are serious about buying this Willys-Jeep pickup, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his L6-226 Pickup featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the second owner’s detailed description:
“1956 Willys Jeep Pickup
Model 6-226 4WD
Color: Julep Green Poly
Mechanically sound – ready to drive
New gaskets and seals for engine; transmission; differentials; transfer case
New clutch and pressure plate – throw out and pilot bearings
Transfer case and transmission mounts
6-volt to 12-volt conversion: battery; ignition switch and coil; alternator; solid-state electronic ignition/distributor; starter motor; headlights and instrument cluster; new ignition wires; heater blower motor/air hoses/ heater switch
New fuel tank and shocks”
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