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1948 Kaiser Manhattan Elwood, GA $15,000

CATEGORY: Kaiser

This car has been in two movies.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/kaiser/manhattan/2065399.html#&gid=1&pid=9

” This automobile is in great condition. This is a four door Sedan Kaiser Frazer deluxe with two tone colors exterior. I just had completed a new brake job as well as a new starter. This automobile was a star attraction in the movie Selma and Manifesto. This automobile was also used like a limo in wedding parties.”

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1949 Kasier Virginian 4Dr Hardtop Boonton, NJ $21,500

CATEGORY: Kaiser

When I look at this, it reminds me a little of a Tucker, but I can’t figure out why.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/kaiser/virginian/2044688.html
“1949 KAISER VIRGINIAN 4-DR HARDTOP

Few exist especially in Indian Ceramic with near mint original black leather interior, original paint and chrome with only 29,000 miles. When purchased

in 1977 it did not run well. Recently diagnosed the problem and fully rebuilt the engine, detailed, and replaced the clutch.

In collector’s hands for over 55 years and shows it. An unusual and reliable car for shows or touring”

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1910 Panhard Et Levassor X7 Smithfield, RI $98,000

The engine used was based on the Willys-Knight sleeve engine design.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/panhard-et-levassor/unspecified/2018994.html

“This 1910 Panhard et Levassor X7 Landaulet is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rare, large, brass era motorcar with exceptional Laudaulet coachwork. A top level example of the motoring art. This French built Panhard et Levassor would be a great addition to any museum or private collection. Landaulet body by Rothschild with collapsible rear quarter. The coachwork interior is fit for a king or queen.

The engine is a sleeve valve type based on the Willies-Knight design and runs so quiet for a 106 year old vehicle. The engine is fully overhauled and is also fitted out with an electric starter and starting is easy. Folks knew how to travel 100 years ago. The rest of the car sports an older restoration that shows its age in a graceful, nice elegant way. Paint is good. Wood perfect. Wheels straight and tires show little to no wear. Transmission is a selective four speed. Clutch was removed and cleaned and works nice and smooth. This is one of the great motorcars.”

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1947 Kaiser Special Sandy, UT $21,995

CATEGORY: Kaiser

I used to live in Sandy. It has a good view of the Wasatch Front (mountains in the background)

http://www.ardellscars.com/cars/1947-kaiser-special/

“The Darren designed body and art deco steering wheel of this car makes this 1947 Kaiser Special very unique, it is equipped with 6 cyl, 3 speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Always been a southern California car no rust, never been wrecked, no bondo. Car was owned by a Kaiser club member previously, Everything works on this car including the original radio and fog lights. Has original owners manual that goes with.In 1947, the company acquired the automotive assets of Graham-Paige, of which Frazer had become president near the end of World War II. Kaiser-Frazer was the only new US automaker to achieve success after World War II, if only for a few years.

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1932 Willys-Knight “Silver Anniversary” Model 75 $ 65000

CATEGORY: Willys-Knight

This is supposed to be the only 1932 Willys-Knight Second Series “Silver Anniversary” Model 75 left in existence.

http://classiccarsinplano.com/1932-willys-knight-second-series-silver-anniversary-model-75/

“THIS WILLYS KNIGHT 5 WINDOW COUPE HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY RESTORED TO FACTORY SPECS. EVERY BOLT AND NUT HAS BEEN SAVED AND RESTORED . THE BEAUTY OF THIS CAR GOES ALL THE WAY FROM THE BODY TO THE ENGINE TO THE INTERIOR. IT HAS SO MANY UNIQUE FEATURES THAT ONLY WILLYS KNIGHT ARE FAMOUS FOR AND HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE HERE IN THIS CAR WITH LOVING CARE AND STRICT ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

TO THE RARITY OF THIS CAR, WILLYS KNIGHT REGISTRY FOR THE LAST 54 YEARS HAS SEARCHED WORLDWIDE AND REGISTERED ALL EXISTING WILLYS CARS AND WAS TOLD BY THE OWNER THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THEY HAVE FOUND IN EXISTANCE TODAY the NOVEMBER 1932 WILLYS KNIGHT CEASED PRODUCTION AND PRODUCED ONLY 812 CARS OF FOUR BODY STYLES ONLY A HAND FULL OF THE 5 WINDOW COUPES WERE PRODUCED AND WE BELIEVE BY ALL RECORDED ACCOUNTS THIS IS THE ONLY ONE TODAY THAT HAS SURVIVE…. More info provided.”

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The Willys Story 1940-1954

CATEGORY: Documents, Features

Recently, a document called The Willys Story went up for sale on eBay. Fortunately for all of us, that document sold to an eWillys reader who asked if I would make a high-resolution version available to anyone who wants it, including Willys Online folks. Given the document was a pricey purchase, it’s a very generous offer. So, a big thank you is in order for that anonymous benefactor!

The document is 85 pages and purports to show all the different aspect of the Willys-Overland Company from 1940 to 1954. You’ll see that Willys had their hands into a variety of things, not just vehicles

I’ve uploaded the file to my google drive, so downloading it should be a snap. It is just under 400MB, so it’s not a small PDF file.

DOWNLOAD HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1An2t8AWJccU9UcEFkfdFizaaVFUvqiZl/view?usp=sharing

(I have never used by google drive space. My test of the download worked. But, the internet sometimes works in mysterious ways, so if you have problems, please let me know!)

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Below are some low res pictures of some of the car-related images. There are also many jeeps and many non vehicles photos:

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1915 Overland Speedster Model 81 Medford, OR $150,000

CATEGORY: Uncategorized

Looks like a kick to drive.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/overland/unspecified/2076465.html

“On the date appraised, this 1915 Overland Model 81 Left Hand Drive Speedster, represented a very good example of this true Brass Era American Automobile.

As noted in the digital pictures, this 100 year old speedster has been restored back to a near perfect, factory condition. However, paint is not an original factory color.

The serial number indicates it is a model 81, with the original 106” wheelbase which matches the production information. These cars were introduced in 1914, but it cannot be determined how many were produced. At production this car weighed 2901 lbs. It is a two seater somewhat modeled after the Mercer cars of the day. The round wind screen, or Monocle, provided some protection for the driver, but left the passenger to fend for themselves. This car is very rare.

The engine is rated at 42 hp but was 30 hp more than the base 12 hp of the era so it has a taxable 30 hp which is how licensing fees were determined in this era. Max speed was estimated at 60 mph as any faster was theorized to evaporate the occupants.”

 

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1912 Overland 61T Touring St. Louis, MO $89,500

CATEGORY: Overland

The seller provides a lot of details.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/overland/61t/1996897.html#&gid=1&pid=1

“The Overland featured here is a lovely 1912 Model 61T Touring. The Model 61 was Overland’s flagship model and the largest Brass-Era Overland up to that time powered by a 270 cubic inch 45 horsepower L-head four cylinder.  This is one of just seven examples known to survive and it has lovingly cared for and thoughtfully upgraded for safe and reliable touring.

First restored in the 1960s it was acquired by the well-known Brass Era enthusiasts Wendell “Ohlly” and Marilyn Ohlendorf who had seen and admired it on a Glidden Tour. It was then sold in 1979 to Don and Nancy Sonicsen of Illinois who continued to enjoy the Overland on tours for the next 25 years. Purchased from Mrs. Sonicsen in 2008 it was subsequently treated to some restoration work and mechanical freshening continuing to provide thousands of miles of enjoyment.The Overland received a high quality re-paint by John Sanders of Antique Autos of Rockford Illinois. The handsome gray and dark red combo suits the car wonderfully and the quality is excellent.

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1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser Stow, OH $15,000

I just thought this looked cool.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/atq/d/1948-studebaker-land-cruiser/6478516803.html

“Original -1948 Studebaker Commander Land cruiser, Overdrive, climatizer heater,Am radio Steel Body on ladder type frame. Four door six passenger sedan front L head straight six, cast iron block and cylinder head, 245.6 cubic inches. Stromberg BXOV single barrel Carburetor, solid lifters, six volt, single exhaust. Everything under the hood is original. Original Steel pressed wheels 6.50 x 15 fattie white walls with chrome wheel discs, bias ply tires. This car is original as they come. Runs like a fine watch. Re-paint original factory color, couple minor scratches, Chrome is clean and shinny like new. Every thing works but the 1948 Am radio and the clock. Over $5,000 spent on the interior, original inter spring seats covered to factory specs. New headliner and carpet. Floors are solid as the day it rolled off the line in South Bend. Trunk in the same. No rust, never had any. All glass is original, a little dis color on the edge of the wing vents. Windows glide up and down smooth as butter.Odometer just quit rolling at 75,999.”

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1941 Willys Pro-Mod Drag Race Body Indianapolis, IN $3500

Looks in good shape.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1941-willys-pro-mod-drag-race/6495496565.html

“Tim McAmis fiberglass pro mod body-brand new-epoxy primered-doors fit to body-never mounted on a chassis-inside of body is very nice-the front end is not the cut down one-body is over $6k plus freight. 110-115” wheelbase. This project would make a killer hot rod-puller-pro street or race car. Can text pics-thanks”

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1941 Willys Coupe Coplay, PA $18,000

No pics provided.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/d/41-willys-coupe-34-ford-coupe/6492584144.html

“41 Willys Coupe NEW , Unassembled fiberglass street rod , complete body , all the glass , complete interior , all chrome , latches , weather strips , frame. all tubed with narrowed rear , complete roller , coil over 4 link suspension , & lots more . NO MOTOR OR TRANS 18000. firm poss. trades”

 

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1940 Willys Coupe Wixom, MI No Price

Looks great. It’s a steel body.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/1940-willys-2dr-hardtop-coupe/6509784582.html

“1940 Willys 2 dr coupe

condition: Excellent Show ……………………….The Real steel deal and not a Glass car!……………………….

1940 Willys 2Dr Hardtop Coupe

1940 Willys
2Dr Hardtop Coupe The Best known for Super Gas Strg Axle
The Hot Rod …The Super cruiser ..The Cool of Cool …The Fat Fendard The Etc!..This is Me!

The Real ..Deal …Steele Not just some old Super Gas drag car driver………….
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1940 Willys Pickup Portland, OR $22,500

CATEGORY: Hotrod-Gasser

Steel body.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/willys-pickup-1940/6478529382.html

“PRICE REDUCED to $22,500
1940 Willy’s Pickup.
Steel Cab and box.
One piece fiber glass nose and rear fenders.
454 Chevy motor.
Turbo 400 transmission.
57 Pontiac / Olds 456 Posi.
Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes.
Ron Francis Wiring Kit
Electric water pump and cooling fan.
Recent – Excellent PPG Black paint.
Owned for over 25 years.
NO TRADES
NO TEXTS
$22,500”

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1933 Willys Panel Truck Shingle Springs, CA

The vehicle is $22k, the engine is $22k, the tranny $4k, and the trailer is $10k.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1933-willys-panel-truck/6509603169.html

“Have one of the coolest blown alcohol 1933 Willys Panel Trucks in the country, comes with tons of spares and a fully loaded-stocked 30 foot Pace American two axle enclosed trailer. No time to race this car any longer, going fishing, was run as an A/G and Top Sportsman car, consistent 7.50 car and major crowd pleaser.

Car: $22,000
Art Morrison mild steel , four link chassis 7.50 cert needs recertification
2450 lbs, all fiberglass body, funny car cage
Aluminum Interior
Rear wheels and tires 17 x 33 x 15 Goodyears on Welds
Front wheels and tires M/T on Welds
Diest 10 lb.fire system
Mark Williams 9 inch rear end with 4:86 pro gears
Nice yellow pain with red flames
Front Koni coil overs spindle mount struts
Rear Koni coil overs
Single Parachute
Wheelie Bars
Wilwood Brakes
All Safety Equipment Needs Recertification But Will Recert.
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1940 Willys Coupe Anaheim, CA $65,000

Selling due to death. The body is fiberglass.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1940-willys-hot-rod/6508862822.html

“One of a kind custom willys.
Outlaw Reproduction Fiberglass Body
Outlaw Chassis
Blown zz502 CID. Big Block Chevy Engine
The Blower Shop Polished Aluminum 6.71 Blower.
Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission
Gear Vendor OverDrive (activation botton located on B&M shifter) Great for freeway cruising
Dual Demon 750 4BBL Carburetors.
Polished Aluminum Intake Scoop.
Custom Painted Valve Covers.
Electronic Ignition.
Billet Accessories.
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