Curvy 1941 Willys Pickup Is All About Fiberglass and Steel
18 Février 2020 - autoevolution
Now that the big auctions from the early part of the year are behinds us, high-profile custom builds are harder to find and enjoy.
But that doesn't mean it's an impossible task.
For those truly passionate about hot rods, there is always a way to get a fix. There are countless websites out there facilitating the meeting of sellers and buyers. And if you look hard enough, you can find something really extraordinary. Like this 1941 Willys pickup you can see in the gallery above.
This is not the first Willys-based build we've seen this year. Earlier in January, at least two of them sold during the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida, one of them complete with a replica scooter.
This one here, posted as for sale on the Hot Rod Hotline website, does not come with a scooter attached, but does bring a lot of curves to the table.
Historically, Willys cars, manufactured by the same company that gave us military Jeeps, are not engineering masterpieces, but they are quite the lookers. And that allows custom shops to create even more attractive builds.
In this case, we're talking about a ScottRods fiberglass cab, fenders and hood, fitted on top of a Chevrolet S-10 chassis. The fiberglass is reinforced with steel in the bed and on the tailgate, and under the hood sits an LS1 small-block V8, which in turn is linked to a 700R4 Chevrolet transmission.
The car is fitted with adjustable steering column, a Kenwood stereo system, power windows, and 5-spoke polished aluminum wheels. Inside there's obviously leather on the seats, and suede on the door panels and headliner.
As said, this particular pickup is for sale, and the owner is asking $49,900 for it. Considering the car has only 2,800 miles on the odometer (4,500 km), and there's no one trying to outbid that, that seems like a reasonable price.