The 1941 Willys Coupe is an icon in the street rod scene. So when you can show up in a big bad classic with a big bad 502 big block V8 pushing over 500 horsepower that should be enough, right? Well no. When you pay for premium, you get it, too. This is a carefully crafted vehicle to make sure that every inch reaffirms you're looking at one of the slickest builds we've seen in our showroom. And it's even built for comfort, too.
The Lemon Ice paint that's grabbing all of your attention is courtesy of a true investment in a professional hand and plenty of modern clearcoat. The result is a devilishly delicious finish that looks like you dipped your coupe in candy before coming to the car show. Of course, it helps that this custom build started with a premium Dennis Taylor body on one of their extra durable chassis. But for this screaming yellow coupe, the details are what really count. The door handles are shaved and there's no superfluous chrome. That keeps your focus on the iconic electric shaver grille and teardrop headlights. It's butter-smooth in the rear where the sloping design instantly reminds you why the Willys coupe is an icon. In fact, this one really goes the extra mile for its smooth appearance. That's why you have color-matched sport mirrors, flush-mounted taillights (w/third brake light,) and a license plate hidden away on a vacuum-operated hinge. Some cars try to hide their aggressive stance, but on this one, those swoopy fenders can barely contain it. The deep Budnik Tiller 5 wheels are forged units that are there to give strength to where the massive 13-inch wide rear rubber meets the road.
The remote door openers give way to a full custom and comfortable setup. The two-tone brown leatherette is a thoughtful design that will have people talking. You even have the Willys Overland logo embossed behind the seats and in the finished trunk. While the outside was built for speed and slickness, you can tell the investment inside was all about comfort. Well-bolstered bucket seats, power windows, power steering, cup holders, AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning mean this is a great place to spend some time. So while there's only about 3,600 miles on this fresh build, you know you'll happily add miles to the odometer with style and ease. Of course, the Lecarra steering wheel on the Flaming River tilt column, B&M ratchet shifter, and a dash dominated by crisp VDO gauges also tell your senses this one is ready for performance.
We suggest grabbing some sunglasses before inspecting the engine bay. Because anything that isn't finished in a smooth and bright yellow has been polished to a mirror-like shine. It's the kind of heavy investment that can win awards on its looks alone. But while the appearance is meant to draw people in, the full build is designed to blow their doors off. You're looking at a 502 cubic-inch crate motor. It has the best in go-fast goodies like a Holley 850 CFM four-barrel carburetor, Spectre performance air intake, and Sanderson ceramic-coated headers. Plus, it has all the right supporting components, like a Zoops bracket kit, MSD ignition, and a Steve Long custom radiator with dual Spal electric fans. This full package is rated at a whopping 500+ horsepower, and so you need the right components to get that power to the ground. That means a strong TH400 three-speed automatic transmission with a 2500 RPM stall. It feeds a strong Ford 9-inch rear with 31-spline Moser axle and limited slip differential. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you're going to see a full color-matched presentation that will have you putting a mirror under this fresh build wherever you park it. But don't forget to spot terrific components like the Heidts independent front end, strong four-link rear, adjustable coilovers, and the unbeatable stopping power of a performance four-wheel disc brake package.
Complete with maintenance records and service manuals, this is an amazing unbeatable street machine in every way – from its stellar appearance to the big power V8. You know how special this high-quality build is, so better get your hands on this one before it's gone. Call today!!!