Price: US $68,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1941
  • Mileage: 9,338
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 502 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Options: Leather seats, CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1941 Willys Coupe

This 1941 Willys is the kind of car that scares off a lot of potential buyers before they can finish the deal. You can love the look and the build quality, ut until you experience all 502 horsepower trying to rip up the pavement under those rear tires, ou just don't know if you're man enough to drive it. But if you are, here definitely aren't many rides that are more entertaining than this one.With 1941 Willys coupes becoming as scarce as dinosaurs, t's a good thing that Show Me Rods stepped up to put fresh fiberglass replicas into circulation. This one was professionally finished, moothed, nd modified with shaved door handles and a pair of LED taillights, ssentially boiling the Willys down to its bare essence. Once everything was in order, ultiple coats of the stunning Sunburst Orange paint went on. Then there was more sanding and buffing, nd the result is a spectacular finish that seems to glow from within and emphasizes the coupe's many complex curves. Up front, hat pointed hood sits above a Willys "electric shaver" grille and the split rear window is a Willys design cue that dates back to the '30s. It shows almost no signs of use (it shows just over 9300 miles), nd if there's a car that will draw a crowd at the local cruise night, his is it. Fortunately, t's also got the stones to back up the wicked look, ut we'll get to that in a moment.You'd think that the interior would be small, ut you'd be wrong. There's actually plenty of stretch-out space for two, hanks to wide, omfortable buckets with beautifully stitched leather hides. The tan upholstery is a low-key alternative to the flashy bodywork, nd it makes it easy to spend a lot of time behind the wheel. A custom fabricated center console is the highlight of the entire passenger compartment, ccented with a trick shifter for the 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Upgrades include power windows, emote door poppers, intage Air heat and A/C, nd an overhead console with the AM/FM/CD stereo head unit neatly installed. VDO supplied the beautiful white-faced gauges and there's a polished tilt steering column that makes it easy to get comfortable. In back, espite the massive wheel tubs, here's a fairly spacious trunk with custom upholstery that matches the interior.The massive powerplant under the hood is a GM crate 502, hich is legendary for both durability and prodigious power output. In the relatively lightweight Willys, erformance is explosive, lthough the full potential of this car has never been explored; as it has never been raced. It's a tight fit in the pointed engine bay, ut they added plenty of flash in the form of a chrome air cleaner, olished valve covers with '502' emblems, nd a block painted to match the bodywork. As you undoubtedly already know, hese are easy-running powerplants with good street manners and it never gets cranky thanks to a giant radiator up front. The engine is backed by a fresh 700R4 4-speed automatic feeding a 9-inch Ford rear end that was also painted to match the body. Tubular A-arms with rack-and-pinion steering make up the front suspension, hile the rear is a 4-link with coil-over shocks all around. Beautiful aluminum wheels have a vintage Torque Thrust look and wear massive 20-inch Dunlop radials that give it that wicked stance.When you take this car out for a drive, ust make sure it's pointed where you want it to go before stomping the loud pedal. Just because this Willys is pretty, hat doesn't mean that it isn't also nasty fast. Call today!