In the street rod world the 1941 Willys is known as one of the toughest looking cars on the street. These cars are often combined with lots of horsepower and a slick custom exterior. This 1941 Willys Custom takes all that but combines in a nostalgic Gasser dragster look that you just can't beat. The car truly looks like an old school custom from the metal flake paint to the tall gasser stance. Despite having the look the car has never ran on the strip and has accumulated only 50 miles from driving to car shows. The fiberglass Warhawk Performance body is in great condition and nicely coated in a thick metal flake Burgundy paint. This is then paired with vintage sign painted style graphics by Kirby Stafford (out of Kentucky) including the cars nick name "The Bayou Rebel." A majority of these graphics were done in Goldleaf. The stance of the car works perfectly with the overall look but was done conservatively so that the car is still very drivable. Even the Hillside Streetrod custom grill and rear bumper are done in that old track car look. It sits on a fully custom JR Fabrications chassis and custom Rocker wheels.
Powering the car is a 392 Hemi V8 with dual Edelbrock carburetors, blower shop 671 blower, Hot head valve covers, and a polished Vertex Magneto distributor. It has tons a lot of power with 8:5 to 1 compression and you can easily feel all that power sitting behind the wheel. It is fitted with a lot of polished and chrome components so it shows well. Backing the motor is a 400 automatic transmission and 9" Ford rear end with 3:73 gears and 31 spline axles. The suspension is nicely done as well and the car has a Heidts front end, 2" drop axle and AFCO coilovers. Other components include Wilwood brakes.
The interior of the car is done in Black with a painted to match dash. The dual leather Simpson bucket seats are comfortable and are fitted with 4 point Simpson harnesses. A custom piston shifter is mounted to the floor and moves through the gears with ease. Black faced S&W gauges grace the dash with a Sun tachometer mounted above the painted to match steering wheel.
It has won many awards including the Painless top 10 and Best Period Correct at Shades of the Past and more.
- Body Types Coupe
- Transmission Automatic
- Exterior Colour Red with metal flake
- Engine Size 392 Hemi with Blower
- Interior Colour Black
- Drive LHD