Check Out This Rare and Customized Jeep FC170 Pickup Truck!

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One of the reasons we go bonkers over the Jeep FC170 Truck and other Jeep Forward Control (FC) trucks is that the platform is so utilitarian. They were the work-horses of the military, agriculture, rescue, deliveries and so-on. The Jeep FC170 was among several variants that were built in the United States, India and Spain.

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This Jeep FC170 is powered by either a “Hurricane” F-head or L-head 4-cylinder engine. The underpinnings are derived from the Jeep CJ5 (among other Jeep vehicles). There was even a version that had a three-cylinder, supercharged, TWO-STROKE diesel! How cool is that? Honestly, it sounded like a motorcycle and smoked profusely.

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Collector prices for various Jeep FC models are beginning to rise, but they are still pretty reasonable and very unique.

Here’s the sales pitch from the Denver Craig’s list entry: “Restored! Open to trades, Great for those cold snowy icy days as your coffee shop Cruzer!┬áHang with your buddy’s and there high dollar Mercedes, Mustang, Chevy, Corvette Jaguars, Studabaker, Porsche, old Classic Dodge off road hot rods and 4×4’s or truck and enjoy the coffee.┬áThis Willys is in the High Dry Desert of the SW.”
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This FC is located in Albuquerque, NM and the seller is currently asking $18,500.

FC170 Jeep front

We have had some great experiences with the Jeep FC including this one which is a favorite of the head of Jeep Design!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.