Need a 1953 Willys Overland Wagon Project?
This wagon has a Ford powerplant and a load of potential.
If you're in need of a project rig, this 1953 Willys Overland Wagon 4x4 is for sale at auction in Tacoma, Washington. Power comes from a Ford 223 c.i.d. I-6 and it's dumped into a BorgWarner three-speed T-90 manual transmission before it's split up at the Dana 18 transfer case. Warn overdrive also gives the machine additional higher-speed capabilities on the roadways.
"Runs great," "needs substantial restoration," and "the patina is actually quite charming," are all ways the seller describes the 1953 Willys Overland Wagon, and they also claim the vehicle's frame, Warn hubs, and exhaust are in "good condition."
If everything in the post is factual, this 1953 Willys Overland Wagon should be street worthy as soon as it's paid for; however, that might just be the starting point if your intentions are to turn it into a full-blown trail rig or start it down the road of total restoration. The post assures that the clutch and transmission both "work well," so perhaps this Willys can even be driven home.
This 1953 Willys Overland Wagon, as noted by the emblem, is four-wheel drive, a feature that was first available for the platform in 1949. Fans of Willys history will also remind you that the flat grille was changed to a pointed "V" shape in 1950, like you'll find on this machine.
Have a look at the 1953 Willys Overland Wagon at the link HERE, and it could be your next project.