1958

Willys

6-226

Station Wagon

81,666

4 Speed

5416837220

121422

226 cid

Leatherette

Black

Red

4WD

Classic Car

CA


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Major collector owned and just professionally appraised at $21,000; overall condition stated as Good. This classic 4x4 station wagon features:
PTO drive front bumper winch,
Aluminum radiator,
226 cid 117 hp 6-cylinder engine,
Downdraft carburetor,
4-speed manual transmission,
2-speed transfer case,
Factory AM radio,
Faux wood interior,
Bench seats w/seat belts,
Fixed running boards,
16" wheels,
6.00-16 tires.

The first Willys-Jeep was produced in 1940 for military use with Jeep manufacturing the first civilian use Willys in 1945. The success of Jeep opened up a whole new 4X4 recreational market that is still going strong today. Styled by Brooks Stevens, the 1946 Willys model 4-63 two-door wagon borrowed heavily from the wartime favorite Jeep up front. From the cowl back, it had flat panel sides with edging that gave the impression of wood construction despite being all steel. It was joined in 1947 by a panel delivery and pickup, also in two-wheel drive. Another offering late in the year was a flathead six-cylinder, the model 6-63. 

In a postwar market starved for vehicles across the board, they did sell well, but it became obvious that four-wheel drive was what the buyers were looking for and something that would make Willys stand out from the competition. The live front axle was introduced in 1949 for all body styles, and became the mainstay of production since. The wagons did see a number of slight changes over the years. After the introductory plain grille, a chromed vertical center spear motif was introduced for the two-wheel drive 1948 Station Sedan. This was also used on the Jeepsters. The Station Sedan also featured basket weave motif decals on the upper bodyside inset panels and wheel covers rather than hub caps. 

1950 saw the replacement of the venerable flathead “Go Devil” four with the “Hurricane” F-head, which was essentially the former engine with a new cylinder head. As such, wagons so equipped became the model 4-73. Shortly after, the 148 cubic inch six was bumped up to 161 cubic inches, remaining a flathead until it was changed into an F-head in 1952. The final engine change was replacing the 161 with an overhead valve 230 cubic inch six in 1962. The front suspension on two-wheel drive wagons was changed in 1955. It was also now called the Utility Wagon, with “Utility” used on all Willys models across the board. 

With glamour and chrome in the industry reaching their zenith in the late 1950s, Willys did what they could to make the wagon flashier for the times despite its more utilitarian nature. 1958 saw the introduction of the Maverick package, featuring unique body side trim between the two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive units, with or without optional two-tone paint. Two years later, the Traveler was introduced as essentially the sedan delivery with rear barn doors, side windows and a fold-down rear seat. Two-wheel drive Maverick side trim also changed in 1960, remaining unchanged though the end of production in 1964 (with unsold units carrying over into 1965). 

After competition from the Big Three began to encroach on the four-wheel drive market that Jeeps had done so well in, Willys introduced the Wagoneer, which through various iterations and parent companies remained a very popular vehicle right up until its discontinuation in 1991. It all started, however, with the little postwar Willys-Jeep Wagon.

We offer this iconic 4x4 wagon at $22,500. No financing is offered. This vehicle is warehoused in Nebraska. A short interesting off-road video in a '58 Wagon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2b7uBPyCSQ

Engine: 226 cid straight 6-cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Drive: 4x4
Colors: Red with Black Seats
Odometer: 81,666 miles
VIN: 5416837220


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1958

Willys

6-226

Station Wagon

81,666

4 Speed

5416837220

121422

226 cid

Leatherette

Red

4WD

Classic Car

CA

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