A 1930 Willys Knight is the kind of classic you don't see very
often. But take a few more moments to understand how this one was
built so that you can really enjoy the drive. With cool two-tone
paintwork, a custom/comfy A/C interior, upgraded small block V8
power, an overdrive transmission, and an upgraded suspension, it's
everything you want in one distinctive sedan.
The Willys-Knight was known as a great grand touring car, and it
also didn't survive The Great Depression. So this 1930 model is a
terrific classic. These were also known for grand color themes, and
so this one makes sure to fulfill that legacy in a two-tone purple.
There is an elegance in the way the duo intertwine. And the
metallic in the finish not only looks good in the sunshine, but it
also signals how this sedan has been upgraded. And while the Cragar
wire wheels and dual exhaust tips also give hints at a more
modern/powerful cruiser, there's the right vintage feeling from
this, too. It's in the details, like the windshield overhand, dual
spare tires mounted in the swoopy fenders, and the rear luggage
carrier with trunk affixed.
The sea of purple continues inside to reveal a very custom setup.
The seats have a classic look and pattern, but the tweed is far
more modern - especially when used to match the side panels, too.
What this era did offer was plenty of interior space, so feel free
to take along plenty of family and friends. There's even
cold-blowing air conditioning to keep them all comfortable. But the
driver is the most important one in this custom machine. That's why
you have a three-spoke sports steering wheel mounted on a tilt
column, a Lokar shifter, and the classic Willys-Knight gauge
package with a speedometer at the center.
More of this driver's true cruiser nature can be seen in the engine
bay. After all, while the "Knight" part of the name had to do with
the special motor, in modern times, you really want small block
power. The Chevy 350 cubic-inch V8 is hardy and loves upgrades.
That's why this one is built with an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor, Edelbrock intake, a Mallory distributor, and shorty
headers feeding the dual exhaust. The V8 fires up with an eagerness
that tells you this one was meant to run. And the full cruising
package includes a Heidts independent front end, power steering,
power brakes, and front discs. Plus, transmission is a
smooth-shifting four-speed automatic w/overdrive, so you'll easily
cruise this classic near and far.
The sale comes complete with restoration photos, build receipts,
service manuals, and a newspaper article on the car. It's the kind
of upgraded classic you've likely never seen before, and if you
miss this deal, you'll also likely never get another chance again.