85 (Since Built)
SHOW CAR TO END ALL SHOW CARS, ROTISSERIE MATCHING UNDERCARRIAGE, 502, FI BLOWER
A lot of folks think they own "show cars" because they're really nice, but anything parked next to this amazing 1941 Willys coupe is going to have a tough time competing. A no-holds-barred professional build, it is full of amazing details and simply awe-inspiring workmanship, making it one of the most spectacular cars we've ever represented.
Willys coupes are iconic pieces of hot rodding history, whether they be gassers or brutal pro-street machines like this. Based on a fiberglass body, of course, this spectacular 1941 shows off what you get when cost is no object. The surfaces of the body were painstakingly smoothed by the guys at TNT in Detroit, and if anyone knows about getting cars to look amazing, it's these guys up in the Motor City. Then there's a ton of time wrapped up in getting the gaps right, the doors fitting just so, and all the other little stuff that separates the great rods from the merely interesting ones. The hood was modified to clear the scoop on the big blower and those headlights are from an Indian motorcycle, matching the Willys' original teardrop design but giving them a more high-tech look. Two strips of LEDs form the taillight and upper brake light, located just below the split rear window that's a big part of the Willys' appeal. Two stage urethane paint looks stunning with a color shift that seems to make it glow from within. Green and red flames lick across the hood and fenders, seeming to originate within the custom two-piece grille, and it's all buried under the clear for a truly seamless look.
The leather-lined interior (and when we say leather-lined, we mean it: even the floor is leather!) is every bit as dramatic as the exterior. With custom-crafted seats, beautifully stitched upholstery, and details that delight the eye everywhere you look, THIS is what pro-built rods look like. There's not a single piece inside this car that wasn't tweaked or massaged in some way, including the custom painted tilt column, the leather-wrapped billet steering wheel, and even the Auto Meter instruments, which have custom-painted bezels inside a trick instrument pod. A hand-fabricated center console houses the auxiliary gauges and T-handle shifter for the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, but no other switches or knobs mar its sleek, smooth look. You'll also note that the graphics wrap around into the door jambs, that even the brake pedal lever is painted to match the body, and every square inch of the trunk is finished in matching tan hides. Wow.
The engine is a crate 502, but since leaving it stock is what everyone does, they slapped a set of aluminum heads and a giant 8-71 blower on top and feed it with a slick Kinsler fuel injection setup. Custom paint is everywhere you look, including the valve covers with airbrushed graphics, and anything that wasn't painted got polished or plated. This goes double underneath, where it was finished to win trophies, and the frame, suspension, and even the custom-built 9-inch rear end are treated to the same exceptional detailing, right down to filled welds and custom-painted green flames. Coil-overs, disc brakes, and a polished stainless exhaust system all mean that it's totally street legal, but with only shake-down miles on the clock, it's never been there. Giant billet wheels wear a big-n-little tire combination that truly defines the pro-street look.
Show quality in every way, you will not find a nicer Willys anywhere. You couldn't build one yourself that's this nice, and certainly not for the price. We don't use the word "perfect" to describe cars, but we truly can't see how this one could be any closer to it. Simply put, this car is amazing. Call today!
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- 502 V8
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- 85 (Since Built)
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- Center Console