1962 Willys Pickup - 48 Years Young
by George Marshall
Willys and dogs...
In July of 2009, while travelling to our camp in the Adirondacks, we passed a 1962 Willys Truck for sale at a local garage. My wife and I immediately fell in love with it, but reserved decision.
On the same trip a week later - the "For Sale" sign was gone. We were heartbroken, and for the balance of the summer - during our near weekly trips to the camp - we lamented our loss. Yet the truck sat at the same garage.
My wife, being a wise business person, suggested I contact the owner as, in her words "no deal is ever final". So, after a summer-long love affair with the truck, I called the Garage owner. He stated that the deal fell through, but that he had listed it on Ebay that morning on behalf of the owner.
He provided me with the owners information, and after nervously watching the bidding, I contacted her. Ebay came-up short, my wife and I somehow found the cash, and in September we brokered a deal for the truck.
The body (newly repainted), engine and drive-train are excellent. Interior needs little work. We love the Truck - as do our (five) children and two dogs (pictured).
Thanks for the opportunity to tell our story. -
Altamont, NY Larry's Comment: George...I don't know what it is about these old Willys trucks, but they just knock my socks off when I see them...and yours is a beauty. Thanks for sharing your story.