This is for all the lovers of rusty, shiny, stock, modified, show queens, daily drivers, rust buckets or museum pieces, just as long as its an old jeep. From history, technical info, restoration to just plain curiosity, if its an old jeep, this is the place.
The Forward Control models produced by Kaiser Willys had their entire production run in the short time period of 1957 to 1965. In this short time they were the ugly, but lovable ducklings of the jeep world. They’ve always sort of resembled a big Saint Bernard to me. Big and ungainly looking, but able to push through anything. These rare creatures are getting harder and harder to find, but they have their adherents. here are a couple of sites that I’ve found, http://members4.boardhost.com/jeepfc/ and the FC Connection here- http://www.thefcconnection.com/
This FC-170 brochure came with last week’s Wagon and Pickup brochures and likely dates from the same time period. I would hazard a guess that it dates from 1957-58 as it doesn’t mention one of the very few changes made to the Forward Control lineup in its entire run, the dually rear end that was made in 1959. It also fits in nicely with the supposed ages of the previous brochures. Again I can only hope that the previous owner of these brochures did get to experience first hand the joys of jeep ownership.
Check back in next week for another installment in this find from Texas. I still have the oldest, 1945 and the newest, 1976 brochures to post and some in between. And in the meanwhile be sure to click here to see the entire brochure!