Think it's worth a $grand?

MajorTom

Gear Grinder
Mar 19, 2010
20
Lead, SD
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Think it's worth a $$$grand? Owner say's the fuel pump leaks and the fuel tank is rusted through. Say's only surface rust in areas and everything is original to include the 6 volt system. Starts and drives, but has been setting for a couple years. The pictures are not real clear but the 2-226 seems to be a 2-barrell. He says the bed mod's should be repairable. Any thoughts, cautions, do's, don'ts????
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Eric B

Precision Fit
Nov 27, 2009
841
Colorado Springs, CO
First Name
Eric
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
I would do it for a grand....
that runs and drives. mine was tore apart with 1 seat installed, no brakes, no windows at all, for half that for price
 

pavel6

Well Oiled
Sep 27, 2009
1,683
Vancouver, BC
First Name
Pavel
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1965
Tom: of course, nothing beats examining and driving the truck yourself before assessing its worth. Looks like a rusty but saveable 4WD with bed damage/modification. Is there any metal under the rubber floor mat? Assuming the worst - that you end up selling off parts to recoup your money, you probably be OK for $1000 unless you have to pay another $1000 to get it home. Expect to spend too much on it even if you do much of the work yourself. What will your Lady say?

Cheers

Been there done that too many times,

Pavel
 

55 willys

Gear Grinder
Mar 19, 2010
15
hollister.ca
Willys Model
Willys Year:
i'd do it. you stop to think about it and someone will grab it. go with your gut or your gonna be sniveling.
 

aquawilly54

Well Oiled
Sep 21, 2009
1,257
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Tom,
If you are in to the "original" aspect of things like I am when it comes to the Willys, the two barrell carb L6-226 models are somewhat difficult to find these days. I'm with the last post. Offer up 800 bucks. tell him you need the other 200 to get it home. :)
Steve
 

silicond17

Precision Fit
Nov 18, 2009
692
Clearwater, FL
First Name
Garrett
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1961
I'd buy the heck out of that for $1000. Are you sure it's a 2bbl model or is it just a 1bbl Holley or some other 1bbl carburetor on it rather than the stock Carter YF? Either way, that thing looks very solid for the money. It's always a good idea to try and barter, it won't hurt anything. But I wouldn't feel bad if you have to end up paying $1000. Not bad at all.
 

MajorTom

Gear Grinder
Mar 19, 2010
20
Lead, SD
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Thanks for the feedback. I sent him a deposit! It's tough to buy anything sight-un-seen other than some low res pictures... My theory is anyone that owns a Willys is streight shooter. I't's only about 35 miles from my Cabin in the Black Hills but I'm in Houston and want be up to SD till the end of the month. I'll post some good pictures of my find when I've got it to the cabin.

Thanks all.
 

Eric B

Precision Fit
Nov 27, 2009
841
Colorado Springs, CO
First Name
Eric
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
If you are coming down I-25 from SD on your way back to Houston and want to stop of in Colorado Springs for a pit stop. Feel free to let me know. The family and I can make arrangements for a home cooked meal and some BS'ing.
 

mikec4193

Precision Fit
Jan 18, 2010
863
Mechanicville ny
First Name
Mike
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
Yuppers....$1000.00 is a good deal. I have found that Willys tend to run and hot and cold as far as price goes. If someone wants it then it is worth $1000.00. If no one wants it than your guess is as good as mine. I have seen guys asking huge money for their Jeeps, sometime they sell sometimes they dont... I paid $1650.00 for mine in 2007. It needed brakes and floor boards. Still needs some small stuff to get road worthy. Not a bad deal I would say.
 
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