1955 Willys Sedan Delivery Wagon 4x4
If you are a collector of rare vintage American 4x4 trucks & wagons, you will want to take a very close look at this amazing vehicle!
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very proud to offer you this ultra-rare, rotisserie restored 1955 Willys Kaiser 2-Door Sedan Delivery Wagon 4x4! The recipient of a 3-year no-expense spared, nut & bolt rotisserie restoration of the highest level, I feel safe to say it is most likely the finest example of its kind in the country! Finished in its factory correct President Red / Palm Beach Ivory, I think it’s also safe to say that it features the best-looking color combination available in 1955. The wagon was in excellent original condition before the rotisserie restoration and was basically all there in its original form w/ absolutely no rust & no body damage whatsoever. Every single component inside & out was disassembled by hand and the body was placed on a rotisserie. The body panels are laser straight all of the way around, and the President Red / Palm Beach Ivory paint was polished to show-quality condition w/ a brilliant shine throughout. The bumpers & small pieces of brightwork were re-chromed are look ‘as new’. Every single component on the truck was completely restored or replaced w/ factory NOS parts. She sits on the original painted 15” Willys America 5-lug steel wheels, wrapped w/ Denman 7.5 x 15 tires. You can walk around this wagon a hundred times and not find a bad angle or a single distraction. It is as close to 'flawless' as you can get, period. The undercarriage is as nice as it is on top w/ every single component completely restored or replaced w/ factory NOS parts (see undercarriage photos).
Open the driver’s door and you will find a beautiful tan interior restored to ‘factory new’ condition throughout. All of the chrome trim pieces on the dash have been completely restored and all of the lights, blinkers and factory original gauges are in perfect working condition. The original steering wheel, factory original seats, headliner, painted dash, door panels, door handles & cranks, shifters, Hurst hardware, etc. are all in 100% ‘as new’ condition. No corners were cut and no stone was left unturned making sure that everything looked ‘factory fresh’ from front to back. Open the rear doors and you will only find more of the same, including glossy red paint throughout w/ beautiful oak cargo bed strips & matching spare wheel & tire. Even the screws & washers on the oak cargo bed strips are absolutely 'flawless'. Please look closely at the photos and I think that you will agree that this is the finest ’55 Willys 4x4 Wagon that you have ever seen in your life!
Pop open the hood and inside the beautifully detailed engine bay you will find the fully-rebuilt #’s matching Continental ‘Super Hurricane’ 226ci 6-cylinder motor dressed in its factory correct colors, w/ all of its factory original components, including the oil-bath air filter, Carter 2V downdraft carburetor, mechanical fuel pump, 6-volt electrical system, 6-volt generator, Autolite tar-top battery, Fram external oil filter, etc. The motor is linked to the original Borg-Warner T-90 3-speed manual transmission w/ original Dana 18 transfer case, which feeds power to the original Dana 44 rear axle (4.88 gears), and the original Dana 25 front axle. The Warn locking hubs up front were added during the restoration. This amazing 1955 Willys Delivery Wagon 4x4 runs & drives beautifully, but it is truly the kind of vehicle that should be placed into a museum or high-end show truck collection.
As I stated before, I believe that it is the finest example of its kind in the country, and it really needs to be seen in person to comprehend how beautiful it truly is. It has been professionally appraised at a value of $72,500, but if you have ever restored a classic car or truck, I am sure that you realize that the countless man-hours spent to bring a vehicle to this level is very hard to calculate. Again, if you are a collector of only the finest vintage American 4x4 truck & wagons that money can buy, I think that you will agree that this amazing & super-rare 1955 Willys Kaiser 2-Door Sedan Delivery Wagon 4x4 fits the bill in every way possible.