1959 Jeep Forward Control Available For Less Than New WranglerPosted in News on March 8, 2016 0) (
The Interwebs have been all abuzz lately over the prospect of a new Jeep pickup. Although the Wrangler is the model most synonymous with the Jeep brand to most people, those in the know are aware that Jeep has had many pickups in its history over the years, from the J-200 to the Comanche, the CJ-8 Scrambler, and this little jewel, the Forward Control FC150. It even inspired the one-of-a-kind Mighty FC concept.
This particular example, a 1959 FC150, has been pristinely restored and was even on display at the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum. If you often make deliveries in tight confines, the FC150’s short 81-inch wheelbase make u-turns a breeze. The condition of the truck is described as museum quality (obviously) but not concours quality. Power is provided by a 134 ci (2.2L) Hurricane I-4 engine, also known among Jeep buffs as the “Go Devil” engine.
Included in the sale of this specimen is a period sales flyer and informational sign that accompanied the vehicle at the Petersen Museum. If this truck makes your Jeep dreams come true, you’d better act fast. The FC150 has less than two days left until auction close at bringatrailer.com. Current bid is $19,750, or approximately half the price of a fully equipped Wrangler Unlimited or Cherokee. Although this Jeep doesn’t have the power, sophistication, or tech toys of the newer models, there’s no denying it’s unique and a rare glimpse into mid-century Jeep history.
Source: Bring A Trailer