We're not sure of the exact odds, but chances are that if we come across a Forward Control Jeep, we're going to feature it. This late model FC 150 is claimed to be a great driver, and it's in PA to boot. With a $9,000 buy it now price, we're tempted to plan a day trip East to pick this up and hit the Victory Brewery on the way back to test out this Jeep's cargo capacity. We're thinking 20 cases easy.
This 1964 FC 150 would have been one of the last FC's made as production ended in either 1964 or 1965 depending on who you ask. The 150 was the smallest of the FC's and this one with its red and white paint, and tiny bed does look almost toy-like. We dig it.
Somewhere along the line this Jeep picked up some roof-mounted, emergency auxiliary lighting so we'd be interested in knowing what sort of duty it served. With an unverified 32,000 miles, it could very well have been part of a fire department's fleet as those trucks usually have low mileage.
A front mounted towing hitch makes us think this truck saw real work at some point, though it also looks rather new so we'd be interested in any history that the good folks at "Fuzzy Dice Cars" could provide.
There's no shortage of "custom" wood work on this rig including the bed sides, bed floor, and most interestingly the rear bumper. We're not sure about the legality of that but the dealer claims that it will pass PA inspection so that's good enough for us.
Mechanically things are said to run well and that the "truck starts right up, drives straight and stops on a dime." Shots of the motor look as expected. A newish carb with electric choke is nice, though there appears to be a Home Depot, hose valve on the fuel line which gives us pause.
The same story continues inside of the cab -- plenty rough but these trucks didn't have much in terms of creature comforts to begin with so things could be put in order pretty easily.
Bids start at $6,500 with the reserve not met, and you could take this truck home for $9,000 if you don't want to wait for the end of the auction. We like these unique rigs, and while we find it odd that we have yet to own any sort of Jeep, we think one of these might be a good way to start. Definitely worth adding to our roster.
Move forward with this Jeep on eBay outside of Philadelphia.
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