BaT Auction: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150 at No Reserve

This 1957 Willys Jeep Forward Control FC-150 is powered by a 134ci Hurricane inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The truck is said to have been refurbished by the prior owner over the course of the past two years, and it has been repainted in beige with a white top and grille. Replacement items include the radiator, fuel pump, exhaust, clutch, parking brake, leaf springs, tires, speedometer cluster, steering wheel, and windshield. A Solex carburetor has been installed, and the vehicle has been converted to a 12-volt electrical system with an alternator. Acquired by the selling dealer in spring 2020, this FC-150 is now offered at no reserve with invoices and receipts, spare parts, and a clean Florida title.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

The Forward Control pickup was a cab-over-engine design based on the contemporary CJ-5. This example has been refinished by the prior owner with beige enamel paint, and the seller reports that some rusted areas were repaired with fiberglass. The bodywork and paintwork are described as amateur, and cracks around the fenders, various dings, and areas of rust repair behind the front wheels and at the bottoms of the doors can be viewed in the photo gallery below. The fuel tank has been relocated to the bed, and the windshield and the driver’s door have been replaced.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

White-painted 15″ steel wheels are wrapped with 205/75 Firestone Destination tires purchased in August 2019. Replacement brake shoes, brake lines, wheel cylinders, and a master cylinder have been installed along with replacement shocks, rear leaf springs, hub seals, and U-joints.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

The seats are upholstered in brown vinyl with matching door panels, and the painted white interior includes black rubberized floor coverings. An aftermarket auxiliary gauge cluster has been added between the seats. An electric windshield-wiper motor was installed to replace the factory vacuum-operated system.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

A black three-spoke steering wheel frames a replacement 90-mph speedometer cluster with auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer displays approximately 300 miles; true mileage is unknown.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

The 134ci Hurricane inline-four is located between the seats. It has been augmented with an aftermarket coolant-overflow tank and a Solex carburetor. The belts, hoses, radiator, fuel pump, thermostat, spark plugs, wires, cap, condenser, and batteries were replaced during the refurbishment, and the electrical system was converted to 12 volts and utilizes an alternator. The removable doghouse engine cover with its hinged access panel can be viewed in the gallery.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels via a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case.

No Reserve: 1957 Willys Jeep FC-150

Accompanying spare parts and paperwork are depicted below.

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