When it comes to popular hot rodding, some cars of the past rate highly and some don’t rate much at all while some invoke a like it or hate it point of view and one such classic car is the Willys Americar! Personally, I love them but I’ve got mates who just don’t get them!
From 1912 through to 1918, Willys was the second largest producer of automobiles in America after Ford thanks to its founding father, John Willys. In 1937, Willys decided to redesign its 4 cylinder vehicles with a style ahead of its time. The newly styled streamlined body incorporated a slanted windscreen, moulded headlights in the guards and a one piece bonnet hinged at the rear. 1939 saw the mechanicals receive an upgrade to Bendix hydraulic brakes and an increase in power from 48 hp to a massive 61hp but the company was still languishing in its sales.