Plow Horse: 1957 Jeep FC-150

Let’s see a show of hands for those of you who wouldn’t love to have a 1957 Jeep FC-150. Ok. Good. Hey, wait, I see one person with their hand up, what planet are you from?! This toy-looking tough 4×4 is located in Grafton, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee. It’s on Craigslist with an asking price of $6,000. It looks like the spare tire is missing in this first photo. It should be in-between the other two wheels, and you can see that this one has a stakeside bed on the rear instead of the regular bed. At the time, Willys was the world’s largest maker of 4×4 vehicles.

The seller must have read the fine print on the Craigslist terms of use or something, because they’re short on photos about THE VEHICLE THAT THEY’RE TRYING TO SELL! Sorry.. cough.. I really like the FC-150 (FC = Forward Control) which was based on the Jeep CJ-5 with a short 81-inch wheelbase. The seller does mention that it comes with the Western plow as seen in the photos. If there is even more of a way for this to be an un-aerodynamic vehicle, that plow clinches it. The body of this Jeep needs work, according to the seller, but there is no mention of what that work consists of. Being in Wisconsin and being 60-years old, I’m assuming that it’s rust work. I can’t see anything rust-related from the photos, though, can you? Maybe they would send any interested people a few additional photos. Hagerty lists a 1957 Jeep FC-150 in #4 fair condition as being valued at $5,600. A #3 good condition example is valued at $11,000.

As far as the photos go, this is it. There isn’t one interior photo. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I’m going to refrain from any negative thoughts about that as much as I can. BUT, FOR THE LOVE OF.. ok, sorry. The FC-150 was available as a stakeside, so maybe this one is original to this truck? I would personally rather have their pickup-type box, but that’s just me. Maybe one of you can recognize the details of this stakeside to see if it could be from a 1957 FC-150. As far as the interior goes, with no photos, all we have to go on is the seller saying “Dash board needs work. Gas and temp gage and speedometer need work. crack in lower corner of windshield.” And, as far as what should be Jeep’s F-head 134 cubic-inch inline-four engine with 74 hp, they say, “Motor compression to factory specs. Runs good, used for snow plowing and hauling fire wood.” That’s a good sign, and maybe this is actually the perfect truck for plowing snow and hauling wood. Other than it getting rusty from the salt on the roads. I would really like to own one of these early FC-150s someday. Have any of you owned one of these work horses? Or in this case, plow horses?

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Comments

  1. OA5599

    Perfect for drifting.

    • OIL SLICK

      snow drifting LOL

  2. James

    I would love to own that vehicle

  3. wuzjeepnowsaab

    If it’s as nice as the pictures indicate, the price is a freaking bargain in today’s market for FC Jeeps

  4. Blueprint

    FC’s always look like 80% of the weight is on the front axle. Maybe the plow prevents the truck from falling on its nose during emergency braking? Perfect for plowing a rural property or on a gentleman’s farm!

    • gene

      They have counterweight back at the rear bumper

  5. Ikey Heyman Member

    Years ago, a buddy of mine had one of these (with the pickup box) and offered to sell it to me. I needed a daily driver able to run some highway miles and a brief test drive showed me this wasn’t going to work. Ended up with a Dodge Demon, now that was a darn good runner.

  6. geomechs geomechs Member

    A local farmer had one of these for many years. I remember it being red with a flat bed but it had the squared-off rear fenders. Always kept inside, it never seemed to age. Of course it helped being out west in the Chinook Belt where there is often an open winter and salt is used sparingly at best. The farmer’s wife seemed to be the only one who drove the old beast. One day the wife passed away and the farmer became quite withdrawn. When he finally passed on the daughter drug the Jeep out of the garage and took it to the coast with her. That was at least 25 years ago. I have no idea what happened to it after that….

  7. Jubjub

    One of the few vehicles that looks like it’s tipping over, standing still.

  8. Gearheadengineering

    I have been thinking about getting a plow truck for my long driveway. Unfortunately it is also very steep and I think this thing would be riding on the front wheels and the plow the whole way down.

    – John

    • glen

      Put weight in the back.

      • Gay Car Nut

        That makes sense.

  9. Rustytech Member

    I love these but this one concerns me. The seller mentions needed body work. Is it hiding under bondo and fresh paint? How bad is the interior? The floors? The frame? How do you raise and lower the plow? Looks like reach out and pull the large chain.

  10. MORTYBOY

    i took a new pickup to thailand in 1957. or tried to—>
    driving minnesota to sfport blew a head gasket , broke a piston, cuz, hey! the radiator lies parallel to the ground,
    under the driver’s seat-sucked up hot road heat and

    wham!! just made sailing day by a hair.

    used at a leper village north of chiengmai successfully.
    nice driving position, l;ots of glass, cozy. no ac in jungle use, a bit too cozy.

  11. DB

    This is a couple hours from me on the lakeshore. I just might pop over this weekend and make a reasonable offer. Anyone need a plowblade? It’s the first thing to GO!

  12. JW

    Motor and Body Parts available contact seller , another words they are not included in the sale, WHY unless you have another one or your going to sell to someone else to make more money. Seems if the parts are included this truck would be gone. If I was the buyer I would negotiate for him to keep the Western Plow and let me have the parts.

  13. Gay Car Nut

    Sweet looking Jeep FC truck. Sadly, there never seems to be enough photos showing everything this FC Jeep has. I’ve always believed that if you’re going to advertise a car, you should show everything about the car, warts and all.

  14. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Hey Scotty, my hand is raised also, and doing my six inch vertical leaps at the same time!

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