INAUGURAL 2023 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION: 1941 WILLYS AMERICAR HOT ROD COUPE – NO RESERVE
Completed in 2005, this version of a 1941 Willys Americar Pro-Street Coupe is a modernized hot rod with customization and power to spare. It is powered by a Merkel Racing Engines 400ci V8 Chevrolet engine with Gen 2 fuel injection and twin T36 turbos, mated to a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with manual valve body and transmission brake. The driveline is a Mark Williams unit connected to a 9-inch rear axle. The car is equipped with a Hurst quarter-stick shifter with line lock and Wilwood disc brakes.
The car rests on an Art Morrison chassis with a full roll cage. The coupe’s exterior is professionally finished by Splatter House Graphics of Long Island, NY, in an eye-catching two-tone pearlescent Magic Blue above Cortez Blue/Purple highlighted by metallic lime-green flames that start at the apex of the hood and blaze down the side to the rear wheel opening. Inconspicuously airbrushed toward the lower portion of each exterior door are three skulls silhouetted against the dark purple/blue background, as well as another larger skull airbrushed on the underside of the hood, letting you know this Pro-Street coupe means business.
The custom interior is by Pat Orellano and is done in shades of blue, purple and green in Symphony vinyl and suede with German velour carpeting to match the exterior colors. The interior sports a RacePak dash, power windows and Simpson 5-point safety belts for both the driver and passenger. The fiberglass body sports handleless suicide doors that are controlled by push-button remote control. Highlighting the finish are polished Colorado Custom wheels wrapped in Continental ContiTouring Contact tires. A set of receipts documenting the build will come with the car. Offered with No Reserve during the inaugural Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, September 28-30.
Title: INAUGURAL 2023 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION: 1941 WILLYS AMERICAR HOT ROD COUPE – NO RESERVE
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Published Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2023 15:43:51 +0000