Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Case of the WILLY'S

This past summer brought about a pleasant surprise, a vehicle I hadn't seen in a long time and the chance to actually get in one for the first time since the early 60's.

Just up the road from where I live I spotted a Willy's Jeep FC-170. This was a former fire vehicle belonging to the small village of Millport, and it was being sold. Despite the fact that it hadn't run in four years and the brakes were not working it was in very decent shape otherwise. I have always wanted one of these as my dad had one back in the late 50's. It was my favorite of all the trucks my dad had. I should have jumped when I had the chance -- final sale price -- $5900.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, George: That is one SWEEEEET little truck!!! Man, too bad you didn't nab this rare bird when ya had the chance!! I guess you'll just have to be happy with the old AUBURN rubber toy version that you (and yours truly!) have in your collection! That is one of the COOOOOOLEST trucks EVER!!!


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