Evaluation: Charming colors, but it’s a truck quality repaint with some prep issues and a few chips. Lovely fresh wood in the bed. Fully restored chassis and drivetrain. Fully restored interior. An eye-catching and rather rare forward control Jeep restored to reasonable standards for what it is.
Bottom Line: Designed by Brooks Stevens and largely based on the CJ-5 Jeep, Forward Control Jeeps were primarily marketed as work vehicles and, naturally, most were primarily used as such. That means they’re a seriously rare sight today, rare enough that even many car people don’t know about this important bit of Jeep history. Mecum has offered a few restored FCs over the years but this is the most expensive one by a long way.