Willys

First SUV? Solid, Driving 1952 Willys Wagon

Willys wagon enthusiasts make a pretty good case for it being the first true sport utility vehicle, although I’m sure Suburban lovers beg to differ. Regardless, the formula of a stretched Jeep chassis with a utilitarian enclosed body has… more»

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Unrestored Runner: 1948 Willys CJ2A

When it comes to iconic four-wheel-drive vehicles, few vehicles stand out as much as the classic Willys CJ2A. It’s a blissful combination of simplicity and value, as these trucks enjoy a strong following and price point that justifies investing… more»

SoCal Barn Find: 1953 Willys 4WD Station Wagon

Who would have thought 67 years ago that Jeep would become the juggernaut that it is today? It and a certain truck brand are responsible for holding up the profitability of an entire international automobile manufacturer. Times change and… more»

Crusty But Cool: 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A

This could be the scene in your backyard should you choose to purchase this 1947 Willys CJ2A that’s listed for sale here on eBay. As the seller states in the ad, they haven’t even washed it after rescuing it… more»

Dry Desert Find: 1959 Willys Utility Wagon

This handsome 1959 Willys-Jeep Utility Wagon is a strong reminder that the reasons behind America’s love of classic SUVs is plainly obvious: this is a gorgeous vehicle that can go anywhere and take more luggage than you need, along… more»

Unrestored WWII Jeep: 1945 Ford GPW

This 1945 Ford GPW is basically the classic WWII Jeep’s brother from another mother, manufactured by Ford at a time when the country needed companies to put down their competitive boundaries and make sure our boys had the resources… more»

Original Paint and Rare Accessories: 1948 Willys CJ2A

This 1948 Willys CJ2A is a worthwhile restoration project, according to the seller, with its original paint still on the body beneath that weathered exterior and lots of interesting period farming accessories still attached. The Jeep left the factory… more»

All Original Rust-Free 1949 Willys Jeepster

Certain buzzwords or phrases catch our eye, and by “our” I mean all car guys and gals, not just us here at Barn Finds. The phrase that catches my eye the most is rust-free. The seller of this 1949… more»

Filipino Custom: 1946 Willys Jeepney

This 1946 Willys is what’s known as a “Jeepney”, which has a history almost as colorful as the paint job it wears. The Jeepney was a custom creation born out of the Philippines, where locals modified the Willys Jeeps… more»

Get to Virginia: Classic Auto Auction in Bedford!

If you’re in the Virginia area, there’s a classic car, truck, and motorcycle auction happening on October 5 in Bedford that may be worth checking out. It’s being held at the Bedford Lions Club and looks to have a… more»

Tasty Swiss Find! 1964 Willys Overland

It’s not every day we get a tip from Switzerland, but thanks to Jeff for this one! The 1964 Willys Overland with what looks like an ambulance or other utility body currently resides in Orvin, Switzerland. The listing here… more»

The Anti-Land Rover: 1941 Willys Hardtop

In the legions of Toyota FJ40s and Land Rover Series 1s, there’s a new contender: a hardtop-bodied Willys Jeep, which I am admittedly having a hard time pinning down to an exact year and model. The body looks all… more»

Can It Be Saved? 1952 Willys Aero Wing

As the 17th largest manufacturer of cars in 1952, Willys-Overland didn’t have the budget that many other US car makers had at the time. It’s a shame because cars like this 1952 Willys Aero Wing were really unique and… more»

Ran When Parked: 1942 Willys MB

This 1942 Willys MB was found in a Utah garage where it had been parked years earlier. Left there as a running vehicle, the Willys no longer runs and will need an overall refresh to return to road use;… more»

Desert Find 4×4: 1947 Willys CJ2A

This 1947 Willys CJ2A is a pleasing survivor, wearing its years of sun-battered paint and roughshod living proudly – as a Jeep should. Few modern Jeep products will ever appear this well-loved, so take a closer look at this… more»

BF Success Story: Prairie Schooner Leaves Georgia Collection

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here in Part I; here in Part II; here in Part… more»