1957 Willy Wagon - Frame Off Restoration - Mint Condition

1957 Willys Station Wagon for sale in Redding, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Redding, California, United States
Make: Willys
Model: Station Wagon
Type: Wagon
Year: 1957
Mileage: 80166
VIN: 5416827238
Color: Metalic grat over metalic green
Engine size: L-226
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Seatbelts
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Willys Station Wagon 1957

I purchased this 1957 Willys Wagon in September 2018 to replace an award winning 1970 Bronco that was destroyed in the Carr Fire in Redding, California. This vehicle had undergone a recent frame off restoration for an elderly gentleman who had owned a similar vehicle when he was in high school.The original L-226 engine, three speed transmission, transfer case, differential, and four wheel drive all work as they should. All of the glass, weather-strip, and rubber seals were replaced. All new body mounts and hardware were installed. Spare tire and hardware are in place. The tailgate functions properly. The tires are new. The oil pressure, voltage, and temperature gauges are fully functional. The only issue of even the slightest concern is that the fuel gauge does not work. (I have not had the time to research what may be causing that issue.) The charging system was upgraded to the more reliable Chrysler alternator and electronic regulator (to my knowledge the only non-original/OEMparts). Perfection Auto Body receipts, available to any interested bidder, confirm that the restoration cost, not including thevehicle, exceeded $43,000. The result of the professional restoration is a 95+%original/stock vehicle that is beyond compare to any that I have seen in personor online. You will not find another 1957 Willys Wagon that compares to this one in terms of originality, quality, or beauty. The interior, undercarriage, underthe hood and the metallic gray over metallic green paint job are all of show quality. Custom car cover and various manuals will be included in the sale.

I was able to purchase this vehicle from the estate of the gentleman who had it restored. In discussing this vehicle with the estaterepresentative, I was informed that the gentleman only had the opportunity to drive it three times before he passed away. Since that time the vehicle has been garaged and covered.

So why am I selling this beauty? Following the loss of our house (and my beloved Bronco) I have been living in a rental house with a three-car garage where the Willys has been kept. Within the next couple of months, I will be moving to a new house with a two-car garage. I cannot have my everyday driver out in the weather, and I will not allow the Willys to remain outside. I have provided a number of representative photos and would be happy to provide any additional photos upon your request. I welcome any inspection by a qualified inspector prior to your bid.

This vehicle is listed for sale locally. I reserve the right to cancel this auction upon the local sale of this vehicle up until the time that the reserve price has been bid. For any California buyer, I will transfer the "57Wilys" vehicle plates to the new owner. This vehicle should not be transported in an open carrier. For any buyer needing to transport thisvehicle, I will pay one half the cost of a covered transport up to $1,200. It deserves the best.

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