- Is Price Negotiable?: Yes
- Street: 1955n 370w
- City: Tooele
- State: Utah
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 84074
- Contact Phone: 8018193552
- Willing to Deliver (Y/N): 84074
- Listed: April 18, 2018 7:21 am
- Expires: 52 days, 19 hours
Here your chance to own and drive a well optioned well maintained all original documented Willy’s wagon with history, spending most its life saving the life’s of others.
3rd Owner, the Willy’s came from Colorado, spent most of its life as a search and rescue vehicle in the high Rockys around various ski resorts, was originally purchased in grand junction Colorado. Was last licensed and driven daily in 1994. Having Carburator issues was parked in a garage and sat for next 20 years until came into my Possession. We went through everything getting it top running condition. Surprisingly, for sitting since 1994, it took very little to get it running, carb rebuild and tune up, and new battery.
The only modifications ever made to the vehicle was lifted springs and larger tires, this was necessary for its intended use in with the snow of the Colorado mountains. Has 31” tires not original. But have factory springs.
Also a stereo and electric wipers were added in the 80’s (have the original vacume wiper actuator)
With the exception of tires wheels and stereo, everything remains as it came from the factory in 1961. Vehicle has 105,500 miles, and have documentation of maintenance back to early 70’s when vehicle only had 76,000 miles. And up to last year driven daily in 1994 when it had barley 105k miles, Paint is still original and is in great condition for its age, Has minimal rust, none in floors or rockers like most. Has the original 226 Huricane engine and runs great, rebuilt carburetor and performed maintenance on everything under hood. Runs great and cruises on on highway at 70mph has plenty of power with stock engine.
Has factory drive train, Dana 44 rear with factory gears and locking differential. Gears are 4:27 front axle is factory Dana 25 with factory gears and locking differential. It’s amazing how well this thing performs in stock form off road. Has factory t90 3 speed manual trans and spicer 18 transfer case. Brake have less than 4000 miles on them and stop the vehicle on a dime. All interior is original and shows the wear from its ages rear seats are excellent and all the interior panels are in great condition, the front seats and headliner show there age. The lower cusion of front seats have been covered , with original vinyl still underneath. Head liner is in good shape but stitching at bows have come undone in places, was going to have restitched but didn’t in fear of damaging original headliner any worse than it currently is. Over all condition of this all original 57 year old SUV is amazing. Paint shines, It drives great down road performs buetifully off road, turns heads everywhere we go, and is flat out fun to drive. Not perfect but great shape for being original. Needs nothing to drive, just good owners that appreciate what it is and where it’s been.
Have lot of original parts as well as spare parts, originaly intended to restore this machine, but resisted…..they are only original once. Good running well maintained well optioned wagons with history are more rare than restored wagons.
So we left her as she is.