1946 Willys Jeep Delivery

1946 Willys Jeep Delivery-1

1946 Willys Jeep Delivery
Owner, Sam Perry

Few can argue the important role that the “Willy’s-Jeep-Overland” manufacturing company played in America’s history. Following World War II, Americans clamored for new cars and Willy’s Overland responded with the introduction of the Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon and Delivery. While only 2-wheel drive when introduced by 1949 it was available with 4-wheel drive like many cars in the Jeep lineup.

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Member Sam Perry, is the proud owner of this 1946 Willy’s Delivery, and he has long replaced the flat-head 4-cylinder ‘Go Devil’ engine with a more modern 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block, that includes a Summit Racing Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 4 Barrel carburetor with ceramic coated long tube headers.

These little haulers are fun to drive, and with a little more power under the hood, we’re certain Sam is all smiles every time he’s behind the wheel.

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4 Responses to “1946 Willys Jeep Delivery”

  1. Chuck Dobra

    I have a '60 Willys SUV, Magnum sub-model. It is a barn find with 43K original miles. With the original 72 hp motor, and OD. For me, I don't want to create a "rest-rod"; I want to keep it original. But the brakes leave a LOT to be desired. There are some outlets that have disc brake conversions, and I would like to perform this work on the vehicle. I am hesitant, however, as some say that this will decrease the value of this original barn find. Does anyone have an opinion?

  2. Chuck

    Did you keep the original frame or did you set the body on a more modern frame and drive train?

  3. Melvin Kuntzman

    51 Jeepster information as well as 41 international pickup

  4. Jeff Whelchel

    I LOVE the old Willys, I think they have more class than the newer Jeeps.