EXPERTLY RESTORED WILLYS JEEP! 2 OWNER TEXAS TRUCK! 226 IN LINE 6, RUNS GREAT!
This 1960 Willys 4x4 pickup has a very cool modern-retro look going on, when in actuality it has merely been restored to mostly original specifications. It's definitely got a no-nonsense demeanor, but this Willys reminds us who really invented the iconic look and that utility doesn't have to be plain.
With just two owners and a lifetime in the warm Texas sun, this cool little 4x4 has led an easier life than most of its siblings. As a result, all the hazards that vehicles face out on the road, ranging from accidents to road salt, are a complete non-issue here. Beautifully finished over a very strong, straight original body, it's one of the nicest early 4x4s we've ever featured. The bright green paint is unassuming and almost plain, but combined with the red wheels, it has a very dramatic look that's all the rage today. Thanks to expert work by Wagonmaster a few years ago, panel fit is excellent, and the bed is completely unmarked, a result of its working days being over. The traditional Willys look remains very much in evidence, with flat front fenders, simple wagon-like doors, and a bed that looks like it was hand-crafted by a blacksmith. Of course, that's part of the charm, and the workmanship is off-the-charts nice. There are a few chrome bits, including the bumpers, grill bars, and the neat trim along the sides of the doors, but for the most part, this is pure workhorse 4x4.
The interior is perhaps where the most liberties were taken, as the stock bench seat was covered in handsome green vinyl. The plain upholstery is what you'd expect and with fiber board door panels, it looks like you could spend a lot of days working in this truck without wearing anything out. Simple gauges in the center of the dash monitor speed and the engine's vitals and appear to be in very good original condition and the knobs are correctly labeled for their functions. No radio is another indicator that this truck never served as daily transportation, although there is a heater, which is probably a good idea for a 4x4. Turn signals were added for safety and there's a spotlight for the driver, but otherwise, the equipment is sparse, just as intended. Rubber mats, a 3-speed manual gearbox, and levers for the 4x4 system round out the driver's controls.
The 226 cubic inch "Super Hurricane" six cylinder engine was optional but most Willys buyers skipped it, and while it's not hugely powerful, it feels energetic and gives the truck the feeling that it could go just about anywhere. It's bulletproof reliable and combined with the four-wheel-drive system and smart gearing, it'll climb almost any obstacle. Wearing industrial gray paint and red lettering on the head, it will look familiar to Jeep fans, and retains all its original equipment, including the single-barrel carburetor and 6-volt electrical system with generator. The four-wheel-drive system is the same one still in use by hardcore off-roaders today, complete down to the manually-locking front hubs, 2-speed transfer case, and manual transmission, and it gives the Willys a very rugged, competent feeling; you'll be tempted to take the overland route every chance you get. The perfect finishing touch are those red painted steel wheels which wear modern 245/75/16 BFGoodrich off-road rubber.
One of the best examples of the breed, this Willys is the kind of truck that gets more appealing the longer you look at it. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Drive
- Restoration Photos
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Brilliant Green Metallic
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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