1916 Willys Overland Model 75 Touring car

Price: US $22,975.00 Item location: Burlington, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: Overland Model 75 Touring
  • Type: Touring - open car
  • Year: 1916
  • VIN: N/A
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1916 Willys Overland Model 75 Touring

1916 Willys Overland Model 75 Touring car, rust free 100 year old vehicle which spent much of its life in Utah and Texas. Much has been restored recently and some of the features of this car include:
  • Upholstery
  • Engine - new aluminum pistons, recent re-build
  • New Firestone tires and tubes
  • Fresh convertible top
  • Freshly sealed gas tank - lifetime warranty to buyer (non-transferrable)
  • Clear Texas title
The overall condition of the car is very good, with most of the components either in good original condition or restored in the recent past. The previous owner(s) installed modern fuse box with modern circuit breakers for each circuit on the car, along with a main circuit breaker. While not original, these improvements to the electrical system make the car more reliable for touring. Additionally, the original glass windshield was missing, and has been replaced with new safety glass.
The vehicle had a cylinder head gasket leak when I purchased it a few months ago, and I removed the cylinder head to determine the cause. It was at this time that I noticed the new aluminum pistons which had no carbon build-up, and the honing marks were still visible on the cylinder walls, verifying that the engine had likely just been rebuilt and the rings had not even seated yet. I would conclude that the car has not been driven since the engine was re-built, and no cylinder head gasket sealer was used on the new copper gasket, which some mechanics swear is the correct way to install these gaskets. I am a firm believer in Perma-Tex high temperature copper gasket spray, which I applied liberally to both sides of the gasket and re-installed. It corrected the leak, and the engine runs fine. Speedometer is non-operational.
This car has a primitive transmission co-located with the rear differential, and is very tricky to shift into second and third gears while under power. I have been informed that it takes a practiced feel for when the engine RPM's will allow each shift, and I don't really have a feel for how to do this, so I have simply used first gear and reverse to move the car around. It works perfectly fine when I put the car up on jack stands, and shifts into and out of all gears smoothly. Not so much when the car is in motion, however. But this was the way they built these sliding rear end gear transmission back in the day, I would guess that in time I could get the hang of this system.
NOTE: the wool blanket on the rear robe rail not included with the car. Brass bulb horn not included with sale of the car, 1916 Illinois license plates not included with sale of the car. Seller will retain these items (blanket was a wedding gift).

No manner of warranty is offered on this 100-year old car, nor any guarantee of any kind.Sold strictly on an 'as is, where is' basis.

Down payment of non-refundable $1500 depositvia PayPal must be made within 24 hours of purchase. Balance of the full payment will be due within 7 days of the closing of the initial sale date via whatever secured means that guarantees the seller full valid payment. If balance is not received within this 7 day period, seller may opt to cancel the transaction and relist the car, and buyer will forfeit the non-refundable deposit. Buyer shall take possession of the car within 21 days of the purchase date, and if pick up exceeds 21 days, a storage fee of $200 per month must be paid to seller prior to release of the car. Release of the car for transport will not occur until all funds are secured and verified as valid within seller's bank account. No exceptions, sorry. If you wish to use a wire transfer, please note that buyer will be required to pay ALL of these transaction fees, to include those by both sending and receiving financial institutions, and these fees are exclusive of the purchase price.

International buyers are welcome to submit offers. I will assist in the shipping if possible, for additional fees,to the point of debarkation or export (west or east coast of the U.S.).