1940 Willy's Americar
Only the 1941-1942 models were called "Americar" (441 and 442
models respectively), following the patriotic trend of the time. It
sold 22,000 units in 1941 and 7,000 more in 1942. Its price was
about $630. As war broke out, civilian production was abandoned by
all US motor companies, in order to assist the military, and the
Americar was no exception. However, Willys was one of the companies
awarded a contract to produce the highly successful Jeep. After the
end of the war they managed to secure the trademark on the Jeep
name, and the much higher sales of its civilian CJ version kept the
Toledo firm from resurrecting the prewar models, sealing the fate
of the Americar.
For your consideration is this Outlaw Bodied 1940 Americar custom
rod. A snappy Blurple (combo of blue and purple) with its rearward
licking fading flames, wildly large rear wheels and tires, and a
snazzy buttoned up interior. She's all custom and running with all
8 cylinders and 8 stacked Crower injection piercing through the
hood. A truly wild ride that will have you asking "Whoz got Gilbert
Solid fiberglass makes up the Outlaw body and it is bathed in
beautiful Blurple. A truly tall pointed hood complete with fading
flames licking rearward from the front of the hood and fenders to
the shaved suicide doors. A simple dual grille in "Groucho Marx"
style with chromed horizontal ribs is just below the hood and is
framed by teardrop headlights and a shaved lower bumper area. The
front fenders curve around chromed ET wheels and low profile
Kinergy radials up front. The fender comes to a complete halt just
in front of the suicide hinged door, with no running board. Another
wide fender equally as curvaceous as the front, picks up after the
door and frames massive chromed deep ET wheels wrapped by 18.5 x 31
Hoosier Pro Street Fatties. A nicely curved roofline melts into the
rear deck passing by a split oval rear glass, and a curved and
rounded trunk lid. Simple droplet taillights adorn each wide rear
fender, and yet another surface with a shaved rear bumper to keep
it simple but gorgeous! What a nice rear end...
The customization and efforts of this meticulous build are plainly
evident here with just custom, custom, custom at every turn.
Starting with the embossed and molded flame door panels all in
their 3D glory and covered with gray smooth broadcloth. Even the
armrests are licking flames at either side of the inside of the
doors all the while keeping your arm secure. Turning to the chairs
also in gray but leather, these low back beauties provide comfort
and support for a long haul to a show or a short trip to turn heads
at the grocery store. Racing up the center is a custom console
complete with storage and a fancy chromed shifter. The dash is a
work of art with a mixture of Blurple panels, and shiny stainless
inserts. Black faced AutoMeter gauges are inside these panels as
well as a centrally mounted JVC digital AM/FM/CD player. A fully
chromed adjustable steering column, and small rally wheel front the
dash. Above is perfect gray headliner, wonderfully tight, and below
dark gray carpet that has a fine weave to tuck your toes into. Turn
up the Vintage air!!
A lift of that tall fronted hood, and we shake hands with the
monster 454ci consigner stated 425hp GM crate motor. Horsepower is
aided by Crower 8 stack fuel injection system with a F.A.S.T.
controller. A 700R4 automatic transmission is on back which pushes
power rearward to a 9-inch Lincoln Versailles 4.11 rear. Nearly
every surface that could be chromed has been...amazing bling. If
your bathroom mirror breaks, you can use this engine bay to comb
your hair and shave.
As good below as it is up top, the eye candy continues for the
undercarriage. All pristine black structural steel frame,
fiberglass floorboards, and 4-wheel disc power brakes with electric
vacuum. 4 Link suspension provides the ride for the rear, and a
Mustang independent front suspension has been bolted on. Get my
large mirror I'm going to a car show!
Once I figured out all the "rub your head and pat your belly"
controls, I hopped in and took her for a ride on the test track.
Here this car performed flawlessly, good handling, great
acceleration, all functioning functions, and working together to
give me a great experience. I felt like a real rodder in this
sculpted fiberglass and chrome rolling work of art.
There are those "car guys" and then there are "THOSE CAR GUYS".
This is definitely an example of the latter, with its Blurple
overcoat, wildly blinged out engine, 8 cylinders and 8 stacks,
licking flames, and wide ET chromed wheels, and we are in hot rod
heaven. A multiple best of show award winner, California built car
with a custom interior that happens to perform like its pants are
own fire. Call 911...!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.