This 1953 Willys Jeep 'Fire Truck' Has Less Than 4,000 Original Miles
The Willys Jeep is an American icon. It became a fixture for the U.S. military, and eventually paved the way for the Jeep lineup we know and love today. But contrary to what you might believe, not all Willys bore the Army green facade we're used to seeing. At least, not the one you see here. This M38A1 Willys Jeep was slated for fire duty in Seabrook, Texas-likely the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department given the markings-and only has 3,641 original miles. It’s probably the only Willys you’ll find with this few miles, and it’s for sale on eBay with a current bid of $2,025, per this writing. RELATED: See Photos of the 1952 Willys Military Jeep
Along with that ridiculously low mileage, the exterior has been pretty well kept, save a few dents and dings, according to BarnFinds. The buyer cites a minor restoration that includes a new instrument cluster, two new batteries to the engine, and a new horn button. But things like the tires, side mirrors-and most importantly-engine, are all original to 1953.
Though it was never registered, it does come with an original bill of sale, and was still running when it was taken out of fire service-meaning it wasn’t worked down to the bone. It’s an amazing find, and a perfect addition to any Jeep or classic 4x4 collection.
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