RARE ALL STEEL 1940 WILLYS
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A REBIRTH AND SKYROCKETING POPULARITY OF THE '60'S GASSER STYLE CARS. CURRENTLY, GASSER RACING GROUPS ARE FORMING NATIONWIDE. WITH IT'S VAST POPULARITY AND HERALDED HISTORY, THE WILLYS COUPE AGAIN RISES TO THE TOP OF THE CLASS, NOT ONLY IN RACING, BUT IN STREET ROD CIRCLES AS WELL. THERE ARE NOW NUMEROUS FIBERGLASS BODY MANUFACTURERS, AND PREMIUM RESTORED EXAMPLES OF THIS VEHICLE ARE COMMANDING PRICES UP TO AND EXCEEDING $100,000. THESE MANUFACTURERS ARE PROVIDING COLLECTORS AND RACERS WITH THE BODIES TO COMPLETE THEIR BEAUTIFUL RESTORATIONS. THIS IS DUE, OBVIOUSLY, TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE VERY FEW ALL STEEL WILLYS BODIES LEFT TO RESTORE. HERE WE HAVE AN EXTREMELY RARE COLLECTOR CAR- 1940 WILLYS COUPE WITH ALL STEEL BODY, STEEL FLOORS, AND THE BOXED WILLYS FRAME STILL UNDER THE CAR. THE CAR HAD ALREADY BEEN RESTORED- HOWEVER, THIS CLASSIC HAS JUST UNDERGONE A FRESH MINI RESTORATION TO BRING IT UP TO MODERN GASSER TYPE STANDARDS. THESE STEEL STREET RODS WILL ONLY INCREASE IN VALUE IN THE FUTURE. HERE IS A CHANCE TO OWN ONE FOR MUCH LESS THAN $100,000. IT IS PRICED TO SELL NOW. DON'T MISS AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY.
EXTERIOR- All steel body front to rear. Steel hood and fenders. Premium Red base/clear finish. View pictures-fit on all panels is excellent. Body is straight. All trim in excellent condition. Gasser style rear bumper. No lexan- all tinted glass and in excellent condition. Side windows roll up and down freely. No glass tilt front end- this Willys has steel fenders and an opening steel hood. Original factory hood release still in place. Many wonder what the little hole in the nose is on many restored cars- it's where the factory hood release goes! Polished Weld Wheels. New Hoosier 31x18.50R15LT D.O.T. radial street tires on rear. Toyo Skinnies on the front.
DRIVETRAIN- 5.7 liter Corvette engine with GM aluminum heads. Engine is in basic stock configuration, but has been modified to run without a computer. Original computer cam replaced with a roller cam. Fuel injection has been replaced with a Holley four barrel carburetor. Don Garlits Performance Hillborn Style Street Induction System. This state of the art system mounts securely to the carb and intake manifold. Gives the aggressive look of injection, with the dependability of a Holley. Authentic appearing, with hoses and valves. Polished aluminum body. Anodized natural silver tubes. Aluminum intake manifold. Jet coated headers. Electric cooling fan. Engine compartment nicely detailed, featuring chrome and billet. Built to cruise anywhere. Rebuilt Turbo 350 transmission with small stall converter and elevated shift points. 9" Ford rear differential. 3.55 Posi-Traction gears. Original Willys frame has been boxed and modified. Four link, coil over rear suspension. GM front subframe professionally installed. Power steering. Power brakes. Disc in the front and drum in the rear. Fuel cell mounted in the trunk, as well as battery.
INTERIOR- Factory dash with vintage, period correct Stewart- Warner guages- Oil, water, volts, and fuel. Audiovox AM/FM/Cassette. Tilt column with leather wrapped steering wheel. Cloth bucket seats. Custom fabricated console. Factory Hurst His/Hers Dual Gate Shifter. Everything works except for the radio and fuel guage. Billet door and window handles. Everything in the interior is in excellent condition.
TRUNK-Clean, custom trimmed trunk area. Electric trunk lid opener. Fuel cell and battery mounted in rear.
As stated, this is a rare, investment quality all steel street rod. Dependable enough to cruise anywhere. Priced to move. Don't miss this opportunity.
P.O. Box 425
Updated May. 23, 2013 05:24 EST