Make Your Next Restoration Project a Willys

Willys-Overland Motor Company was formed in 1912 when they purchased the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company, and they quickly became the second-largest producer of cars in America. Over the next few years, Willys-Overland Motor Company continued to grow by buying out its competition. Therefore, you can find many models of Willys cars and trucks for sale on eBay to collect or restore.

What were some cars made by Willys Before World War II?

The first car made by Willys was the Willys-Knight that they started producing in 1914. Employees made these cars in two-door-coupe or four-door-sedan models until 1933. These luxurious automobiles that you may be able to find on eBay have a Knight sleeve-valve engine. Then, the company started producing Willys 77s. The last model year for this vehicle is 1942. You may also be able to find Willys Americars with 60-horsepower Go-Devil engines in a variety of body styles, including two-door coupes, four-door sedans, and three-door wagons. You may also find two-door Americar Willys pickups for sale. Other vehicles that were developed include: Willys Fours, Willys Sixes, Willys Eights, Willys Sedans, and Willys Aero.

Did Willys produce any light-utility vehicles?

The Willys Overland 59t was made in 1911 and 1912, after previously being manufactured by the Overland Auto Company. In 1913, the company started producing the Overland Whippet. The Overland Whippet featured a 2.2-liter engine, and it was one of the first to have four-wheel brakes, a water pump, and forced lubrication. The C-113 replaced the model in 1931. If you are looking on eBay for parts to restore a Willys Jeep truck, the Whippet and the Jeep share the same engine. The opposite is also true. If you are looking to restore a Willys Whippet, then be sure to look for a Willys jeep truck for sale on eBay.

Did Willys make any jeeps?

Yes, Willys made many vehicles that they branded jeeps between 1941 and 1983. You may be able to find Willys MBs that soldiers used in World War II as the company built 359,489 of them for the United States Army. These vehicles, powered by the she-devil engine, were the first to offer four-wheel drive, and they were the first to have a transfer case. One of the hardest Willys Jeep vehicles to find is the Willys Jeepster because the company only built 19,000 of these vehicles. You may be able to find these two-door convertibles with 134.1-cubic-inch engines, 148.5-cubic-inch engines, or a 161-cubic-inch engine. They all have a three-speed transmission with overdrive.

Models of Willys Overlands for United States consumers

When you shop on eBay for Willys jeeps, you may see Willys Overland vehicles for sale. There were eight Willys Overland models available between 1951 and 1963 available to United States consumers starting in 1951 with the Aero Willys JT. You can find Willys Overlands with four different engine choices, and this was the first vehicle offered with a four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission.

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