The pickup rides on the original 1942 frame, while the body is constructed with a combination of original Willys sheet metal and fiberglass reproduction pieces finished in a period-style beige and tan two-tone paint.
The front end and roof are 1941-style fiberglass pieces, while the cowl, dash and windshield frame are all-steel from 1937. Steel doors from 1941 are fitted with bear-claw latches. Rear fenders are fiberglass in 1942 Chevrolet style. The Willys’ bed is custom-built with mahogany planks and stainless-steel hardware.
Completed in 2013, the refurbishment included OEM Willys replacement parts for the grille, headlights and trim parts from years 1937-42.
The bucket seats are upholstered in Ruby Red leather that extends throughout the cab and headliner. The dashboard matches the exterior paint and houses a Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit with 8-speaker stereo system.
The 350cid Chevy V8 engine is equipped with an aluminum intake manifold and a 4-barrel carburetor. Power is transferred to the Willys’ rear wheels through a TH350 automatic transmission and 2.73 diff sourced from a 1986 Ford Mustang.
The aftermarket odometer reads 3,000 miles, which are the miles since the build was completed.
The auction on this 1942 Willys pickup ends February 26 at 12:30 p.m. MST.
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