Posts Tagged ‘jeep’

Rare Truck – 1959 Jeep FC-170

January 16, 2014

In the immediate post-war years, Jeep wanted to offer a larger truck to those customers needing more than the Willys Jeep Truck and DJ-3A/FJ-3A could do. So, evidently glancing at Europe, and at the then-new cab-over-engine full-size trucks, they came up with the Forward Control series. These were offered in various different formats to allow coachbuilders to add their own bodies, and the platform was used for ambulances, fire trucks, tow trucks, delivery vans, and more – just about anything you’d see on a modern COE truck or van platform today. Unfortunately, they were not very successful, with only 30,000 sold over eight years of production. You can find this 1959 Jeep FC-170 for sale in Sacramento, CA with an opening bid of $2350 and only 8 hours left to go.

Jeep FC-170 for sale

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Jeep, Saab, Eagle, BMW

January 7, 2014

Still chronicling the diverse assortment of cars found on the streets of western states, and there’s a lot of material out there. If you were born in the 1970s or later, you probably remember these as fuel-gulping dinosaurs with antiquated styling and wood trim out of the 1970s. But when they were introduced, Jeep Wagoneers were a very early SUV in the modern idiom, equipped with power steering, automatic transmission, and an overhead cam six, several years before Range Rover and nearly two decades ahead of the Ford Explorer. This particular car is one of the last of its kind, and apparently the owner was not interested in the many more modern options available on the market, even before the Exploder showed up.

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Delivery! – Willys Jeep DJ-3A

November 7, 2013

Most Americans of a certain age – you were aware of your surroundings by the early 1990s – will remember the postal Jeeps that were everywhere, getting the mail delivered. Far fewer will know that the DJ series of Jeep dates back to 1955, with the DJ-3A. Based on the CJ-3A, it was offered with a hard top, soft top, or van body. There was also a right-hand-drive postal version, and special versions for resorts and vacation areas. You can find this Jeep DJ-3A hard top for sale in Dublin/Pleasanton, CA for $1300.

1963 Jeep DJ-3A Dispatcher right front

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