I bet that most of you tend to like to be in control. I'll bet even more of you would like to be in today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep Forward Control. Of course nobody would want to if it's price proves totally out of control.
Pretty much everyone was able to control their emotions over yesterday's LS3-rocking 2006 Pontiac Solstice. In fact, for a car that in certain dimensions represented the modern equivalent to a Cobra, it surprisingly generated a collective 'Meh.' Not only that, but its price was also dismissed, earning the car a 63% Crack Pipe loss.
Where do you like to hang out? If you're like me, then hanging out over the front of this 1965 Forward Control Jeep might be your new favorite place. The FC Jeeps were introduced in the mid-fifties with styling by industrial and automotive designer Brooks Stevens that was inspired by full-sized trucks, and riding on a modified version of the standard 4WD Jeep frame.
This edition is from the model's final production year, and sports both that 4WD and a 9-foot bed. It also has a number of unique features that should be pointed out. Let's work from the back, shall we?
Back there, on the bumper, you'll note both a handy PTO and a bumper platform vise, making this a viable work truck, should you need a PTO or a vise. Along the sides you'll find a pair of vertically-mounted spares so you can laugh in the face of flat tires - twice at least. Moving forward there is a commodious bed that is presently holding little more than leaves and a rear-facing bench seat. That's pretty cool, but it won't be cool for long as just ahead of that is what the seller describes as an auxiliary radiator. A what?
Well, it seems that this FC has had its Super Hurricane six replaced with an AMC 360 V8. These trucks were made available with V8-power - in the FC180/190 - but not originally in the 170. Also, AMC didn't introduce the 360 until 1970. The V8 is backed by an auto box, and of course there is 4WD.
The ad claims this FC sports only 11,000 miles and that while it needs some TLC (don't go chasing waterfalls) it doesn't require anything major. The body looks to be complete, as does the glass, which would be a major pain the butt to have to replace, and nothing seems egregiously eff'd up. There is a bump on the center of the cab roof that I have to admit is annoying the hell out of me because I don't know what purpose it serves. Perhaps Dan Gurney once rode bitch in this truck?
The ad asks $8,000 for the truck, and you now need to show that you are in control and vote on whether or not that's a bargain. What's your take on this classic Jeep FC for $8,000? Does that feel like a deal? Or, is this a Forward Control with a backward price tag?
H/T to Mark MacIntosh for the hookup!
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