For Sale: 1941 Willys Pickup in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

This 1941 Willys Pickup Streetrod is a real-deal steel-bodied stunner. It's a fully custom build with a fuel-injected big-block, leather-lined A/C interior, a race-ready suspension, and a sleek finish over every inch - right down to the undercarriage. That's why it has magazine features, a calendar shoot, and a national award winner... and it's not done collecting the hardware. So if you want to live at the intersection of hot rod flair and Concours-worthy construction, this is the pickup that gets you there.

No detail was too small for this custom truck. You can just imagine how many hours were spent smoothing the body and making the pre-war metal look like it could cheat the wind. And the PPG two-stage Pearl Orange makes the whole body look like it was dipped in candy. It has the perfect amount of chrome with the classic elements like the intricate teardrop headlights, iconic grille, and swoopy side trim all getting enough separation to be appreciated. But the brightwork that might just get the most attention are the Mickey Thompson wheels with the awesomely large rear set. Those polished alloys have big tubbed wheel arches that merge into the bed, but what's really going to steal everyone's attention back there is how the floor looks like it was applied by a Zamboni. The level of detail goes right down to the roll pan. It's not a fiberglass insert, and instead, it's a hand-formed piece of steel that spent hours rolled on an English Wheel. An investment in real metal is the heart of this build. This is a real-deal steel pickup, and when you understand its true rarity, you can understand why the bed won't be able to hold all the awards it collects. We all love the look of a 1941 Willys. They have a long-standing value where we treat the electric-shaver grille like it was made of gold. That's why a good replica coupe is a solid six-figure car. Original 1941 Willys coupes are scares, but the pickups are known to be ten times rarer. It's believed only about 2k were produced. Fast-forward 60+ years later, and the likelihood you'll even get your hands on pre-war steel this rear again is exactly why it deserved the no-expense-spared restoration/transformation in 2004. It's said there's over $400k in this build, and huge amounts invested in protecting it properly. So with less than 220 miles on the odometer, and an ever-growing list of awards, this looks like it left the paint booth yesterday.

Pop the remote door openers for the best in luxury. Supple leather upholstery, suede inserts, and wool carpeting are the kinds of things you find in a modern Rolls-Royce. So are features like power windows and ice-cold air conditioning. So you'll happily spend hours in this comfortable interior even if you weren't going anywhere. Then again, it's also easy to add to the ultra-low odometer because you have the best driver-oriented features. This includes a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel on a polished tilt column, a Lokar shifter, and a color-matched dash dominated by AutoMeter gauges.

Grab your sunglasses before looking into the engine bay because nearly every inch is metallic orange or polished. And yes, the engine block is painted the same electric color as the exterior. But beyond looking great, this is a big power 502 cubic-inch GM Performance big block. It inhales deeply with a Street & Performance tuned port fuel injection, and long tube headers exhale into the awesome-sound side exhaust. The full package is said to make 500+ horsepower! This is serious speed, but we doubt you're thinking about unleashing all of it. After all, this one loves going slow so everyone can see you. And you have features like power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel power disc brakes, and a custom Griffin radiator with a large electric fan to make sure this custom is easy to cruise, too. In fact, the full undercarriage continues the balance of an award-winning style and a full custom chassis with awesome hardware that could handle the power that this one brings to the streets.

The sale comes complete with magazine features, a calendar, and a full build photo book so you can show this one-of-kind custom's full transformation. We also have a ton more information on the build background and awards. This is the kind of build that car shows arrange a turntable just to showcase it. So if you're ready to represent one of the last icons of the custom car scene, you're ready for this Willys.

Vehicle Details

  • 1941 Willys Pickup
  • Listing ID: CC-1565891
  • Price: $207,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1941
  • Make:Willys
  • Model:Pickup
  • Exterior Color:PPG Pearl Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:214
  • Stock Number:3081-NSH
  • VIN:13245726

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086
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