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AutoHunter Spotlight: Restored 1942 Willys Pickup

Custom truck with Chevy V8 featured on online auction docket


If you’ve been over on AutoHunter recently, the online auction site driven by ClassicCars.com, you probably noticed this professionally restored 1942 Willys pickup powered by a 350cid Chevrolet V8.

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.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing to find further information and a gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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