This 1951 Willys Jeep C3A has been given a few of the right
investments to keep it looking fresh. But nothing in the
presentation will ever take away the feeling that this 4x4 is at
the bedrock of freedom.
The CJ3A was a very close sibling to the Jeeps that were a WWII
soldier's best friend. This was the Willys Jeep used for peacetime
duty (CJ = Civilian Jeep), but you can easily see its armed forces
origins on this example. Thinly veiled with proper headlights and a
tailgate, it's the same basic style that brought victory in World
War II. An icon like this doesn't need a makeover, but there have
been some nice investments we can appreciate. For example, the full
body is finished in a basic gray. You can see this as a primer for
whatever personal color you want to make it, but right now it also
serves a second purpose. The light color really showcases the
quality of the body, right through the wheel wells. There's also a
side-mounted full-size spare with a fresh tire.
The CJ3A was a bit more accommodating than its predecessors. The
largest change you'll notice was a smaller rear wheel. It may not
seem like much, but you'll really feel the difference with a seat
that sits further back to accommodate real-sized adults. This one
also has useful features like rugged rubber floor mats, seatbelts,
and a roll bar. The full gauge package is clear and easy to read.
You'll note three levers on the floor, one for the three-speed
manual transmission and the other two for the two-speed transfer
case. The middle one selects 2 or 4-wheel drive, while the one on
the far right selects high and low ranges. If that seems confusing,
the instructions are always mounted on the dash to make sure this
4x4 is always ready for duty (pretty cool, right?)
These weren't about all-out power, but the 134 cubic-inch
inline-four was actually a big reason why the military chose Willys
for manufacturing the wartime Jeep. The Go Devil motor provided
good torque and was as reliable as an American soldier. It has the
bold red looking within the light gray walls, and the way it fires
up and runs like the heart of a hero. Plus, upgraded tires and the
control of the three-speed manual transmission helps this 4x4
retain its go-anywhere attitude.
This has the iconic looks with just the right updates you want.
Don't miss this classic Jeep. Call today!!!
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