1942 Willys Pickup
This 1942 Willys pickup is powered by a 350ci Chevrolet V8 with a Turbo350 automatic transmission and rides on the original 1942 frame. The body consists of a combination of original Willys sheet metal and fiberglass reproduction pieces; all finished in a period-style beige and tan two-tone with a Ruby Red leather interior, Lobeck steering wheel, and performance suspension system. Located in Hanover, Massachusetts, this Willys is now offered by the selling dealer on a clean Massachusetts title.
The body is finished in two-tone cream and tan and was professionally restored, completed in 2013. The front end is a 1941 style fiberglass unit with an opening hood, while the cowl, dash, and windshield frame are all-steel from 1937. The roof is 1941 fiberglass, as well as a rear half of a cab from Willys Works. Steel doors from 1941 were fitted with bear claw latches, while the rear fenders are 1942 Chevrolet fiberglass, and the front fenders are steel. The refurbishment included the use of OEM Willys replacement parts for the grille, headlights, and trim, utilizing parts from years 1937 through 1942. The bed is custom-built with mahogany planks and stainless-steel hardware, and it includes a custom storage bin.
Aftermarket Solids wheels are finished in tan with chrome Willys center caps and beauty rings. The truck rides on the original 1942 frame that has been fully boxed and equipped with rack and pinion steering as well as TCI suspension and brake components.
The interior is fitted with tan carpeting and matching carpeted floor mats with burgundy border piping. Bucket seats are equipped and upholstered in Ruby Red leather that extends through the cab and the headliner. The dashboard is metal and color-matched to the vehicle's exterior and houses a Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit with an 8-speaker stereo system. A steering column sourced from a 1969 Chevrolet Vega was installed and equipped with a custom Lobeck steering wheel. All wiring and electrical components were sourced from Easywire, and additional equipment includes power windows and a heater.
Instrumentation consists of aftermarket Autometer gauges mounted to the dash's center, with a 120-mph speedometer, along with gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, voltage, and fuel level. The digital aftermarket odometer reads 3k miles, which are the miles since the build was completed.
The 350ci V8 is equipped with an aluminum intake manifold and 4 barrel carburetor, with a chrome air cleaner and finned valve covers added. A Griffin radiator was installed with a chrome fan shroud. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a TH350 automatic transmission and 2.73 rear end from a 1986 Ford Mustang.
Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.
The seller indicates that the vehicle has been NSRA safety inspected.