We went on a brief jaunt to Vermont this past weekend. Vermont is land of vintage VW’s it seems. We saw many VW beetles and buses. Now I know where they have all gone! I kept thinking that this mountainous land known for heavy snow should have vintage Jeeps though and finally they appeared.
The Gadne family had just picked this 1948 CJ2A up and were taking it home. Apparently they owned a CJ3A in the 1970s but the rust killed it. Now they are looking for a CJ3B as well. I knew we were on the right road at this point.
A nice young fellow named Will owned this truck. It is a 1962 Willys on an S-10 chassis. Will said he wanted one as a kid and when this truck popped up he bought it. I really enjoyed these two Willys surprises and chatting with their owners.
One our way out of Vermont we drove by this Fairmont Hy-Rail on rte 7. I can see it has popped up online before.Fairmont often worked with Willys so I am wondering if this has a Willys drivetrain? Does anyone know more about this model? Hy-Rails were designed to ride on railroad tracks. This one is missing its drop down railroad wheels.