Willys Jeep Station Wagon Review

1951 Willys Jeep Station Wagon 226 Inline Six from North America

Model year1951
Year of manufacture1951
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 226 Inline Six Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired28999 miles
Most recent distance30033 miles
Previous carFord F5

Summary:

A very smooth riding car

Faults:

The only thing that's gone wrong with the old Willys-Overland, other than the overdrive solenoid dying. The clutch for had worn a hole right through the rod it pivoted on. I had to take it out and weld a cover over the very large hole. It looks as they knew this was an engineering problem. Because the bell housing has a big enough opening for the clutch fork (unsure of proper name) to slide out with ease for simple replacement.

General Comments:

I use my old cars for everyday drivers. Simply because they're simple to work on and fun to drive. But this Willys Station Wagon rides smoother than our 2005 Pontiac Vibe. It handles like any other car without power steering or a brake booster.

It's always dependable, given you're patient enough to hold the choke out and wait for her to warm up. But it's all around a great wagon, because you can take the rear seats out and use the back as a pickup.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2008

3rd Nov 2008, 06:52

I'm glad to see that there are still some of these fantastic little wagons out there still being driven. Take care of that Willys. They truly are a piece of American History.

30th Nov 2009, 16:54

07:47.

Hey it is still roadworthy and it is a great piece of automotive history.

8th Jun 2011, 10:33

He has only owned it a year.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review