BUILT 454 CI, B&M 6-71 BLOWER ON TOP, DUAL HOLLEY, R134 A/C, 9", 4-LINK, SHOW N
This 1941 Willys coupe is the veritable definition of overkill. The compact body has been stuffed with a blown 454, a snug-fitting custom interior, and an outrageous electric blue paint job with ghost flames. If you're out to get noticed, this is definitely the right car for the job.
Second only to Ford's line of 3-window coupes in terms of popularity, the 1941 Willys has the right look for the pro-street makeover. The body seems to be just barely big enough to contain the mechanicals within, and with those teardrop-shaped headlights and electric shaver grille, there's no mistaking it for anything else on the road. The fiberglass body is beautifully finished, showing expert workmanship from every angle, with doors that fit flush and a modified hood that accommodates the oversized blower poking through it. The electric blue paint seems to glow from within like it's radioactive or something, and the ghost flames were done exactly right-visible, but subtle. Shaved door handles, trick side mirrors, and simple round taillights are the kinds of little details that add up to a big effect on the overall look. It's easy to see why these are so popular.
There's actually more room inside than you'd expect by looking at the coupe bodywork, and the deeply bolstered buckets make it easy to spend time there. A tilt column with a leather-wrapped billet wheel is a big improvement over the original Willys' bus-style steering gear, and the dash carries a full array of easy-to-read gauges. Cool eyeball vents manage the airflow from the Vintage Air A/C system, whose controls are just above the AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the custom center console. A B&M shifter manages the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, and you'll also note the speakers neatly installed on the sides of the console. The trunk has been upholstered in black carpet with neat bindings on the edges and embroidered "Willys" script on the bulkhead. Despite the massive wheel tubs, there's actually a decent amount of storage in there if you'd care to take a long trip in this slick coupe.
Better bring your liquid-cooled gas card with you when you go, because making big horsepower is what the blown 454 under the hood does best. The B&M 6-71 supercharger inhales through a pair of 750 CFM carbs and delivers RIGHT NOW throttle response that will take some getting used to out on the street. Seriously, this thing makes full boost before you can get your foot on the floor, so make sure it's pointed where you want it to go before you stomp on the loud pedal. It's also beautiful to look at, with lots of chrome and polished aluminum plus a compact accessory drive system that puts all the components in exactly the right place for the Willys' engine bay. The A/C uses R134a refrigerant, so it's easy to service, and a big radiator up front means you don't have to worry about using it to stay cool. The aforementioned TH350 transmission has obviously been heavily reinforced and spins a narrowed 9-inch rear hanging on a 4-link setup. Twin Flowmasters provide an awesome soundtrack, and the traditional big-n-little tire combination is provided by 215/40/17 front and 345/55/17 rear BFGoodrich radials.
Outrageously fast and tons of fun, this expertly built rod is a turn-key piece that is more than just pretty. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 1,614 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Center Console