The Jeep Forward Control was lunched by Willys in 1956, it featured a cab over design. The model was the FC 150 with the mechanics based on the CJ-5 Willys Jeep. The wheelbase was 81” and the pickup bed was 78” long. The power came from the 134 cu in (2.2 litres) Hurricane engine. In 1957 the wheelbase was increased to 103” with a 108” rear bed, the six cylinder 226 cu in (3.7 litres) Super Hurricane engine was now an option. Also available was a double wheeled rear axle with a 120” rear bed. The later models had the 272 cu in (4.45 litres) V8 engine which was based on the Ford Y-block engine. The last models featured a 150” wheelbase, and a 202” rear bed. The Jeep Forward Control was discontinued in 1964. Just over 30,000 vehicles were produced. In 1972 Landrover again followed Jeep by introducing a forward control model.