Great restoration, very correct throughout. Runs excellent, so much fun!

Price: US $37,800.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • SubModel: Wagon
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1949
  • Mileage: 1,483
  • VIN: 2S25792
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1949 Willys Wagon


Hard-to-find all stock and unmolested Willys Jeep Station Wagon. Proper L4-134 ‘Go-Devil’ engine, overdrive transmission. Very nice restoration in Luzon Red with correct red vinyl interior, wood floor slats. Long term museum car, over $5k in recent servicing to get back to road-ready.


Introduced in 1946 and penned by famed industrial designer, Brook Stevens (Miller Brewing logo, Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide, Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, etc.), the Willys-Overland ‘Jeep’ Station Wagon was an instant success in a buoyant post-war environment that was ripe for such a stylish, multi-talented machine. Treading on the reputation Jeep built in War time and offering genuine utility and efficiency, it’s easy to see why the Willys Station Wagon was highly successful in-period and remains desirable to enthusiasts and collectors alike to this day.

This Wagon, a 1949 model, is fully restored and presented in fabulous Luzon Red with matching burgundy interior. The restoration work was all done to a very nice standard and appears to have been completed c.1998 or ’99, and it included removal of the body for full repaint, refinishing of frame and undercarriage, and total redo of the inside. It also featured new upholstery, totally re-finished wooden floor slats, new headliner, refurbished original steering wheel, correct style bias ply tires, new chrome, and much more. Turn signals were added in the restoration along with SW auxiliary oil pressure and water temp gauges. The mileage indicated at 1,490 is since restoration was completed.

In the spring of 2001, the car was acquired by the Sunbelt Auto Museumin Las Vegas, NV. Notable for its eclectic mix of cars chosen for their great design and/or historical significance, this Wagon stayed on display there until 2015 when the owner of our company acquired it as part of his personal collection. A year on and with space getting short in his storage facility, it is time for this fabulous Willys to find a new home. As it had sat predominantly static for a decade and a half, we completed a full inspection and attended to the many recommended items, including tune up (new points, plugs, cap rotor, coil wire repair, etc.), brand new fuel tank, carburetor rebuild and fuel line repair/replacement, rebuilt steering box, brake system rebuild, new wheel cylinders, new battery, and more. The invoices totaling in excess of $5,000 are included with purchase as is some documentation from its most recent history, and a file of information on Willys Wagons in general.

Now back on the road after a period of dormancy, this Willys Wagon fires right up, runs smoothly and quietly without any smoking, and drives exactly as it was designed. With the Willys Wagons getting harder and harder to come by in original and proper condition – i.e. not stuffed with a Chevrolet V6, painted pink, turned into a rock crawler, rusting into the ground in someone’s back yard, etc.), finding a tidy example like this is indeed a rare treat. The fact that it’s an earlier pre-horizontal grille, flat fender example in an attractive color makes it all the better.

PLEASE NOTE:As many cars from the '40s and '50s, this vehicle is titled on its engine number,2S25792, and True Mileage is UNKNOWN (mileage listed is believed since restoration).