1949 Willys Jeep Truck 4x4


Orange you glad this 1949 Willys Jeep Truck restomod is available for sale by Vanguard Motor Sales? As if a 49 Willys wasn’t headturner enough, this truck sports an eye-popping shade of bright orange and has been outfitted with a 333 horsepower 5.7 Liter V8 GM crate motor. So if the brightness doesn’t grab you, the burble sure will. Drive it home from Plymouth, Michigan today for $99,900. 

The Model.

The Willys Jeep Truck, a.k.a Willys Pickup is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors between the years 1947 and 1965. The Jeep Truck was introduced in 1947 as a 1-ton 4wd truck with a 118” wheelbase. It was a bit of a shape-shifter, available as a pickup truck, a platform stake truck, a chassis cab, or even as a bare chassis. A quick side-by-side confirms that its styling and engineering was based on Willys' existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2.

While this beast has had a 350 cubic inch transplant under the hood, the original Willys Jeep truck came from the Toledo, Ohio-based Willys-Overland factory with a 63 horsepower 2.2 Liter 4 cylinder motor. The Jeep Truck was available with only one transmission, the Borg-Warner T-90 three-speed manual, with synchromeshed second and third gears. A Spicer/Dana 18 transfer case was used on 4wd models like this one.

The Specs.

You’ll find the full spec list for this 1949 Willys Jeep Truck below, but if you’re seriously considering this rig, spend a few minutes with Greg from Vanguard Motor Sales and let him show you around:


  • Small block Chevy 350 crate motor
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • 4.11 posi rear gear
  • Warn lockout hubs
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Intimidator battery


  • Custom interior w/gray and black leather
  • Tilt steering column
  • Wood steering wheel
  • Aftermarket radio
  • Custom upholstered headliner


  • Dana axles
  • Front bumper hooks
  • 285/75/16 Mickey Thompson tires
  • 16” Mickey Thompson rims
  • Rear pull hook
  • Dual exhaust w/Flowmaster mufflers
  • East Coast Gear Supply rear end
  • Rear fiberglass fenders
  • Warn front and rear bumpers

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