- Valrico, FL
- 2 months
Homes✔ 8 Bedroom
A lot of folks think they own "show cars" because they're really nice, but anything parked next to this amazing 1941 willys coupe is going to have a tough time competing. A high-quality professional build, it is full of amazing details, top-shelf parts, and careful workmanship, making it one of the coolest pro-street willys we've ever represented. Willys coupes are iconic pieces of hot rodding history, whether they be gassers or brutal pro-street machines like this. The surfaces of the body were painstakingly smoothed by the guys at tnt in detroit, and if anyone knows about getting cars to look amazing, it's these guys up in the motor city. Then there's a ton of time wrapped up in getting the gaps right, the doors fitting just so, and all the other little stuff that separates the great rods from the merely interesting ones. The hood was modified to clear the scoop on the big blower and the traditional headlights and "electric shaver" grille remain intact, icons in their own right. Two stage urethane paint looks stunning with a color shift that seems to make it glow from within. Subtle ghost flames lick across the hood and fenders, seeming to originate within the grille, and it's all buried under the clear for a truly seamless look. The gray leather-lined interior is every bit as dramatic as the exterior. There's not a single piece inside this car that wasn't tweaked or massaged in some way, including the custom polished tilt column, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and even the vdo instruments that live inside a custom billet panel. A hand-fabricated lower dash housing houses the controls for the a/c, but they were careful to hide most of the switches and knobs out of sight for a very clean look. There's an am/fm/cd stereo hidden behind the seat, custom carpets on the floor, and a neatly finished trunk that makes this a very usable rod, not just a race car that's (barely) street legal. The engine is a crate 502, but since leaving it stock is what everyone does, they slapped a polished bds 8-71 blower on top and feed it with a pair of edelbrock 825 carburetors. This goes double underneath, where the $25,000 mike adams tube chassis was finished to win trophies: the frame, suspension, and even the custom-built 9-inch rear end are treated to the same exceptional detailing, right down to filled welds and matching blue paint. Coil-overs, disc brakes, and a 3-inch exhaust system all mean that it's totally street legal, but with only 1148 miles on the clock, it's still extremely fresh. Giant billet specialties wheels wear a big-n-little tire combination that truly defines the pro-street look.
US, Florida, Hillsborough County, ValricoValrico, FL 2 months at classiccars.com 124,995