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1958 Willys Jeep

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  • Mileage3,457 KM on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.4L
  • LocationHammersmith

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1958 Willys Jeep

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Introduction

Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

The original off-roader, the Willys Jeep is pure substance and ability.

Are there any other cars that helped to change the course of history? The Willys Jeep offers one of the most convincing argument to support this statement. Created for the need to produce a small multi-role vehicle for the World War II allied forces, several well-known US vehicle manufacturers offered options to meet the weight and length criteria. However, it was a company called Willys-Overland, who best met the design brief.

Renamed as Jeep, over 640,000 examples were built during that period and soon became an instant icon. Aside from being one of the world's most recognisable vehicles, the Jeep was highly influential and was recognised as the first full-production 4x4 car.

An agreement to produce the Jeep from ‘knock-down kits’ in Holland was made in 1955 to support the Dutch post-war effort. Assembled by the Netherlands Kaiser-Frazer organisation (NEKAF), around 5,650 kits were assembled for the Royal Netherland Army and served their country for 40 years.

Imported into the UK in 1999, this solid and attractively prepared 1958 example has been in the hands of several enthusiasts over the years. Finished in Khaki Green, with a 2.4-litre engine, it also comes with several accessories, US body graphics and recent spending of over ~£2,800. It is sold with an MOT to December 2024 and the car will be serviced before being dispatched to its new owner.

This listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Kia the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

It's huge fun to drive the Jeep around London, road presence is something it definitely has!

Kia has owned the Jeep for a year and was captivated by the solidity and originality of the car. Encouraged by a friend who owns a similar-era Jeep, Kia has added a few details to his example including the decals, radio gear and some sensible ‘dashboard’ labelling.

Used as a social driver, it is part of a collection of eclectic classic cars in his collection, which due to a lack of use forces its sale. Kia will be happy to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

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Exterior

Purposeful and rugged, this Jeep is solid throughout with a handful of neat details.

Wheels and Tyres

The steel rims are in good condition with decent paint.

The tyres are Tigar branded and were made in Yugoslavia - offering an indication of their age. That said, they have no significant damage and show plenty of tread. Take a look through the media attached to see the detail.

Bodywork

The floor pan, exterior panels, cab and deck are generally in good shape, with minor corrosion spots on the front offside wing, front bumper and side panels. The car is free from significant damage, just a handful of age-related minor panel imperfections. The panel fit is acceptable, the bonnet opens and closes without resistance. The chassis and underside are solid, with no issues noted in the wheel wells.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The khaki green finish has a decent finish, with some mild imperfections but an even hue. The paint has a few marks and scratches in places, but nothing that distracts too much. The decals have been professionally applied and look authentic.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The windscreen, lights and lenses are all in good shape, with no damage. The seals are generally in good shape, with some age-related perished noted on some of the fittings such as the fuel neck.

There have been several cosmetic improvements, including new reflectors, rear antenna mounts brackets and an external first aid box.

Interior

The no-thrills interior is very cleanly presented with re-upholstered seats.

Seats and Carpets

The seats have been refurbished in what appears to be tan leather, and all including the rear bench are free from damage or wear.

The rubber footwell mats are in good shape and free of dampness.

Dashboard

The dashboard gauges are all legible and all are said to function. The facia paint has been neatly applied with no signs of wear and the main control switch has been labelled for ease of function.

There are a handful of non-standard fittings. including an external digital temperature gauge and the original Dutch information plate has been replaced with an English one. The car has also been fitted with a cut-off switch.

The vacuum-operated wiper is operational, and the passenger side one is manually operated - there is a provision to connect the right-hand side wiper to operate under vacuum control.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear lever are reflected by the utilitarian function and age of the car, but both present well.

Mechanics

Created for the toughest driving conditions, the durability of the 2.4-litre engine still impresses.

Engine and Gearbox

The in-line 4 cylinder "Hurricane" engine turns over with no issues, firing up with no splutters or excessive exhaust smoke. While the engine isn’t the most refined of units, it ran well with no undulations. The car will be subject to a service and its timing will be adjusted in time for its transfer to its new owner. The engine presentation suggests a good maintenance schedule, with several recent invoices to back this up. There were no fluid leaks noted on the ground. The hoses and ancillaries looked good.

The three-speed manual gearbox was demonstrated to function, the main gearbox lever changed from 1st to 2nd without any issues, and the low/high gear and 2WD/4WD lever weren’t tested. Kia told us he was happy with the functionality of the clutch.

Suspension and Brakes

The car is fitted with a basic leaf spring suspension and visually appear to be in good shape and well-lubricated. They are said to perform without issues. The dampers show a sheen of age, but new items will be fitted.

The car brakes without any dramas and has a positive feel with no binding. There are a number of recent invoices that pertain to the attention of the brakes.

The Drive

Sadly we were denied a proper drive in the Jeep, as it was uninsured on the day for road use. However, we got a small taste of the Jeep experience as we drove from the garage area to the private outdoor complex. At low speeds, it drives smoothly without noticeable knocking from the wheels, as the steering remained vibration-free.

The steerings basic mechanism was never intended for a precise road feel but it operates as it should. The car pulls well in low gear, with no unwanted differential noises. A true measure of the Jeep's ability would have been an off-road excursion, but judging by the tidy underside, it has not seen a muddy track, let alone a war zone for some time.

Electrics and Other

A radio unit has been installed in the rear deck. It is fully operational and was acquired by Kia from a specialist. Its antenna is also included.

The canvas hood has not been removed from its packaging but is believed to be unused and in good condition. The car also comes with a tool box, steel gerry can and lubrication order chart.

History and Paperwork

Imported into the UK in 1999, it has seen ~£2,800 worth of maintenance and parts and has an MOT to the end of the year.

Documented as a 1958 NEKAF Dutch-built Jeep, it was ordered to serve the Royal Dutch Military. Imported into the UK in 1999, it has a selection of previous MOT certificates, along with a handful of very recent invoices totalling ~£2,800 for parts and maintenance, which includes service items, accessories, two new batteries, brake parts, camshaft gears and fuel parts.

There is a binder with some printed information about Jeeps and the NEKAF version. It comes with a current V5 and an MOT to December 2024.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment of the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bids, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
02-12-2023 MOT 3,413 km
03-11-2012 MOT 1,480 km
23-07-2011 MOT 1,011 km
22-06-2010 MOT 863 km
31-12-2008 MOT 518 km
10-11-2007 MOT 148 km
04-11-2006 MOT 42,880 km
12-10-2005 MOT 42,059 km
15-10-2004 MOT 41,719 km
24-09-2003 MOT
19-08-2002 MOT 40,916 km
25-10-2001 MOT 40,599 km
20-09-2000 MOT 39,908 km
14-09-1999 MOT 38,595 km
Key Details
  • ModelWillys Jeep
  • Transmission3-Speed Manual
  • Reg. Date25-11-1999
  • CC2,400
  • Mileage3,457 KM on clock
  • HistoryRecent
  • ColourKhaki Green
  • Interior ColourTan
  • Chassis #MD15361
  • Engine #MD108316
  • MOT01-12-2024
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - All clear
  • Former Keepers2 in UK
  • Tyre BrandTigar
  • LHD or RHDLHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~1 year
  • Key FeatureDutch built Willys Jeep
  • Auction ID1968






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