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Lot 110: Willys Jeep Pickup

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

In the history of the American auto industry there have been few automobiles that have had as long a production life as the Jeep and its derivatives. The basic Jeep still exists as a production vehicle, virtually unchanged in context from its roots at American Bantam in Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1940. The same can be said to some extent for the Jeep truck. The truck was introduced in 1947 and used an assortment of stock parts and a new body, remaining in production along with the station wagon until 1963. During those years, its ruggedness made it a family favorite among farmers, hunters, and those in the construction industry. Very little changed in its basic construction, styling, or engineering during the 17 production years. In mid 1950, a new grille splashed across the nose and there were several engine changes. Sold in both two-and four-wheel-drive versions, it was quite amazing how well-loved these rugged work wagons have remained, and in recent years there has been an enormous growth in interest. It seems most of the interest stems from a family history of ownership or from the vehicle's reputation as a reliable work truck. A few years ago, Dean, the owner of today's car asked Paul Barry at Willys America in Cazadero, California, to restore the truck for use as a promotional machine for his quarry. He wanted it mostly original and usable as a daily driver. The Willys Pickup was produced from 1947 through 1965. It was introduced in 1947 with 2WD and 4WD models. There were only a few styling changes made to the pickup over the years. In 1950 a new front grill was introduced mid year. Another front grill change occurred in 1954. The Willys Pickup was offered in various configurations over the year including chassis only, chassis and cab, pickup, and platform stake bed. Sold by us to the current vendor in 2009, it has remained in his collection. Reported to still be in good condition throughout, this rare vehicle in Europe is ideal for promotional work, or simply for connoisseura in search of nostalgic fun!

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCommercial
Lot Number110
Estimate£10000-£13000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1962
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Registration number392 YUB
Mileage-
Chassis number5526868311
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