1941 Willys Coupe
The 1941-1942 Willys Americar was an ordinary but well-built
compact passenger car produced under the presidency of Joseph W.
Frazer (later of Kaiser-Frazer) and engineered by Barney Roos. The
L-head four-cylinder engine and ladder chassis were conventional,
while the sharp-nosed body styling owed a little to previous
Hudsons and Nashes.
Straying from its original design, but still in keeping with the
theme, we have a pro street version with an Outlaw body and
chassis. Put in a massive 468ci V8 tunnel ram fed Chevrolet engine
that shines bright enough you need a pair of shades to look at it.
How about throwing in a custom interior, and some RED paint for the
fiberglass body and kids we are ready to play.
This Outlaw body, (consignor stated), fiberglass is all in very
nice condition, and is all dipped in red. A big hood scoop is on to
accommodate the dual quads and feed it plenty of forced air. The
teardrop style headlights are nicely inset into the fenders and the
pointy hood is flanked on the lower part of it by a rectangular
shaped vertical toothed grille. The front bumper has been shaved
for a simpler cleaner look. The back of this car has a beautiful
line as it forms the split oval rear window and curvaceous trunk
line. Inside those massive exaggerated but still tastefully shaped
fenders are 18-inch front and 20-inch rear Billet Specialties
polished 5-spoke wheels and are wrapped with low profile rubber
(26x8.0R18's in front, and 29x15R20's on back. Smoke 'em if ya got
A swing of the doors and we are met with a totally custom interior
with a RED upper dash with a white overstuffed and stitched Catskin
leather panel below. The red dash front houses the cluster of
Digital Dakota blue LED gauges and a shiny chromed Flaming River
adjustable steering column. The lower front dash in Catskin leather
houses the ignition, AM/FM/CD player and fan controls which all
work and blow hot and cold air. A white molded plastic center
console houses the B&M Street Bandit Shifter. Seats keep the
two tone motif in hand with tan suede embroidered with 41 Willys
gray stitching and Catskin leather in cream smooth inserts and
bolsters. These seats are nice high back buckets and sport a mini
recliner panel for your inner thighs. Brown carpet floods the
floors under the seats and provides a beautiful contrast to the
white plastic molded console. More Catskin leather for the door
panels which have billet aluminum handles and armrests with suede
Here's the money shot, with all chromed and polished add ons to the
big mill. Our consignor states all the following facts...468ci with
an Edelbrock Tunnel Ram. This is topped by dual Edelbrock 600cfm 4
barrel carbs and throws power rearward to a 4 speed 700R4
automatic. A Ford 9-inch rear with 3.73 posi rear axle makes the
rear wheel spin. All looking fab under the hood, and all
mechanically very sound.
More mechanical eye candy under here with a Heidts Mustang 2 front
suspension with coilovers. The rear has 4 link with coilover
suspension. Power disc brakes are now on all 4 corners. Headers,
and an MSD ignition are onboard for extra reliability.
A quick starter and as it warms up think of it as an orchestra
getting ready to play a symphony. We took her out and from personal
passenger experience this car is an E ticket ride! The radials take
a while to hook up, but when they do, I would be willing to say you
could do a low 11 second quarter with this car. And the sound is
incredible. The car is very stable despite its power, and you can
easily drive it normally on a back road or boulevard.
A not often seen car even in its original form, but this Outlaw
version is truly fun-tastic! With its wide fiberglass fenders,
shaved hood, and stunning Red infused fiberglass. The massive hood
scoop, tunnel ram hood, and the Catskin leather with suede
accenting, my friends this is an awesome build with some serious
balls. The engine and drivetrain are true visual bling. Sunglasses
please, and I'll have a bullet to bite on during takeoff.
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.