For Sale: 1950 Willys Jeep in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1950 Willys Jeep Pickup

Willys Trucks are perhaps not nearly as well known as the ubiquitous and familiar "Jeep" (CJ Universal) or Station Wagon. Nevertheless, Willys did produce a number of different truck models, including the Pickup, Stake Bed, and Cab & Chassis models. In 1953, the 473 became the "475" and the number of horizontal grille bars dropped from five to three. The 475 did not last considerably long and was available only until the introduction of the 6-226 model in the following year.

For consignment, some old iron with a new twist in the form of a 1950 Willys pickup. Retaining the complete look of the original but with an upgraded drivetrain, suspension and braking. Add in an upgraded interior as well as heat and A/C and you're ready to haul the mail as well as some ass!

Exterior
Leading with its V shaped vertical ribbed grille with round headlights flanking left and right, and small turn signal lights just below. It has a bit more flair than the standard Jeep, but you can tell where that gets its roots. On the bottom is a simple curved bumper which frames the lowers of squared off front fenders that end just below the doors. A split windshield is at the back end of the rounded over hood and a rounded roof line covers the cab. The bed has rolled sides in steel, and a step side small running board is in front of the rear squared off fender. In back a black bumper with stalk mounted round taillights on either side is just below the smoothed over tailgate, also all steel. Speaking of all steel, the bed is in very nice condition and painted satin black, just like the remainder of the truck. Fuzion deep tread tires with red steel wheels and a shiny trim ringing the edge are on all 4 corners.

Interior
With some liberties taken for the bench, which is now a richly appointed low back bench seat in tan leather with wide tuck and roll stitching and a smooth gold central panel stretches from black smooth door panel to door panel. Ultra clean low pile tan carpet covers the floors, and upfront is the simple ruby red metal dash with the centrally located instrument cluster complete with Dolphin black faced gauges. Below the cluster are the control knobs for the heat and AC. A black Grant GT 3 spoke steering wheel sits atop of a brushed aluminum tilt column and fronting an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player. Tan leather door panels are highlighted by ruby red steel framing and are complete with chrome cranks and door release buttons. Above a tan suede headliner hangs tightly and the rear vertical panel of this truck in brown is nicely framing the rear glass.

Drive-Train
Unlatching the utilitarian hood gives us a view of the meat and potatoes of the build. Resting in the restored ruby red engine bay is a LS series V8 complete with EFI and a fresh air intake. Bolted to the back of this modern mill is a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission that transfers all the new found power back to a Ford 9" rear axle.

Undercarriage
Very nicely presented with a thick coating of black undercoat and straight rust free black painted frame and flooring. A smidgeon of red painted steel sneaks in on the rear axle and transmission pan. Leaf spring suspension has been retained on the rear but up front we see a Mustang II independent front suspension. Providing the whoah for this restomod pick up is power disc brakes in the front and power drums in the rear. No runs, no drips, no errors on this underbelly.

Drive-Ability
After a quick start and warmup, it was off to the test track where I felt like a MASH unit racing toward the helipad and with the new found power from the modern LS engine I would get to the injured GI's in a hurry. All was working as it should, and it is definitely a fun nostalgic driver with tons of modern feel thanks to the excellent build quality.

Retaining all of its original looks, even down to the painted steel wheels, one could simply overlook this truck as a project in progress. But upon looking closer it's easy to see that countless hours and many a skilled hand was involved in this painstaking build that brought a very utilitarian rig into the 21st century. Hop in, turn the key and go anywhere...but be prepared to do it fast!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1950 Willys Jeep
  • Listing ID: CC-1590113
  • Price: $27,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Willys
  • Model:Jeep
  • Exterior Color:Satin Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:53728
  • Stock Number:3861
  • VIN:27317

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
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