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Package Deal: 1948 Jeep Willys & 1950 Ford

A collector on the coast of North Carolina has a couple of nice classic cars available for a bundle price. The first up is a 1948 Willys 2-door wagon. It appears to be a nice project and the seller says you can drive it as-is or restore it. The other car is a 1950 Ford sedan which looks like a really nice car. They can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price of $12,000 each or both for $22,000! If you could only choose one, which one would it be? Take a closer look and thanks to T.J. for the tip on these ones.

The 1950 Ford looks great and has nice 5-spoke wheels for a bit of a hot rod feel. You have to love the look of the bullet V8 grille, which looks like it was just chromed. The seller says it runs and drives but “…needs a little work” so I’m not sure exactly what that means. Overall, it looks really nice based on the photos in the ad.

The interior looks just as good as the outside. There are no photos of the engine compartment, but the seller says it has the original V8 which is shifted through a 3-on-the-tree transmission.

Like the Ford, there are no photos of the Willys engine compartment. The ad says it has the original 4-cylinder engine along with a manual transmission shifted through the column. Overall, the interior looks really nice. If you had to choose one, which one would it be?


  1. mike

    The 50 Ford looks real nice.

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  2. Denny N. Member

    I’m a big Willys wagon & pickup guy but that Ford is a car that could even be a daily driver in today’s driving conditions.

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  3. Lance

    The Ford, because that was my second car, was purchased from my father. Mine was dark blue. My first car was a black,1947 Ford.

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    • Scrapyard John

      Tough call. I like the Willys, but I bet driving at any speed over 50 mph is sketchy as heck. My dad has a 1950 Chevy truck, and I owned several Jeep CJ 5’s. I’m betting driving the Willys is a combination of the worst of those vehicles.

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  4. CCFisher

    If I had to choose, I’d take the Willys, but I would want to slide an updated chassis and drivetrain under it so it would be safe and comfortable at highway speeds.

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  5. Mark wheary

    Take the willys everytime. Had a blue 48 back in the day. Traded a local hunting camp a kerosene heater for it. Deal of a life time. Ahh the memories!

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  6. Todd J. Member

    I would like the Willys more if it were 4WD.

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  7. Jake

    My first thought would be the Willys, but practicality says the Ford….My Dad had a Willys & Fergueson tractor agency in those days and I have always wanted a Willys like this but they in stock form only good for around a small town and off road. This Ford,my first car a 1951 sedan, could be a daily driver! Plus has some custom touches like the nosed hood with the hood ornament removed and smoothed…nice pair, be sweet to get em both

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  8. Bill McCoskey Bill McCoskey Member

    The Willys is my choice. I’ve owned several similar Fords, and 3 Willys; a Pickup, a Jeepster [with the 6 cylinder], and a wagon like this one. There are various drive line improvements like lower numerical rear diff gears, overdrive, and as I mentioned above, a later 6 cylinder Willys engine. Changing the driveline, and keeping it original Willys will make a difference in driving it at highway speeds.

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