1941 Willys Coupe Street Rod
Other than the 1932 Ford, very few cars have had the sort of extensive & successful hot-rodding history than the 1941 Willys has experienced. They are certainly one of the most iconic hot-rods in the world, whether they are set up as Gassers or as brutal Pro-Street machines like this gorgeous example.
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very happy to offer you this absolutely beautiful 1941 Willys Pro-Street Coupe, an ominous looking ‘Blown Hemi’ hot rod if there ever was one! This amazing Willys Coupe was originally built by Barker Gang Rod & Customs in Rockville, Indiana, in 2004, and has won countless awards & trophies ever since. The fiberglass body originally came from Street Beasts, however the gentlemen who created this car went above & beyond during the build process. This Coupe was not simply thrown together like most, but rather there were countless man-hours spent making sure that all of the body panels lined up perfectly, and that all of the gaps were precise throughout. She was then lathered in a custom paint called Deep Plum, which is the deepest, darkest plum color that you can imagine. From 10-feet away, the car appears to be glossy black, and then as you approach the car you realize it is a super deep plum color. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The paint retains a beautiful super-shiny appearance throughout, however when you get up close, there are several small cracks & blemishes here and there which really don’t distract too much from its overall beautiful appearance. The stainless-steel trim, headlight bezels, grille, etc. are all in great condition. Custom designed LED taillights featuring the Willys logo adorn the rear end, along w/ a 3rd brake light, which also features the Willys logo. This Willys Coupe has a wonderful stance, and sits on polished aluminum Weld Racing wheels (deep-dish on the rear) wrapped w/ beefy Hoosier Pro Street radial tires (31x16.50xR15LT on the rear and 26x7.50xR15LT up front). You can walk around this car a hundred times and it looks amazing from every angle.
Open the driver’s door and you will find a gorgeous custom tan leather interior w/ ostrich accents done by Dale Hancock in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interior features include: custom-made bucket seats wrapped in tan leather w/ ostrich accents, including matching door panels, tan suede headliner, body-colored dash w/ a full set of Classic instruments gauges w/ winged logo, (2) Auto Meter gauges (fuel pressure & boost) mounted on the hood, Ididit billet tilt-steering column w/ a billet banjo-style steering wheel wrapped in ostrich, power windows, billet control knobs & switches, Vintage air conditioning w/ billet air vents, Hurst shifter w/ ostrich wrapped shift knob & tan leather boot, tan seat belts w/ shoulder straps, and beautiful beige German square weave carpeting w/ tan leather piping. Please look closely at the interior photos to see how beautifully everything is laid out. The trunk area matches the interior perfectly, featuring tan leather w/ ostrich accents, and German square weave carpeting w/ tan leather piping.
Now, let’s get to the heart of this beast, shall we?
Pop open the hood and you’ll find a ‘Blown Hemi’ powerplant that will absolutely blind you w/ all of its beautifully polished components! The motor is a 1957 Chrysler 392ci Hemi ('A' foundry block & heads) featuring a BDS 6:71 Blower w/ a BDS old-school scooped intake, (2) Edelbrock 650cfm carburetors, forged pistons (8:1 compression), forged crankshaft, flat tappet camshaft, ceramic-coated headers w/ super trap mufflers (street legal), aluminum radiator w/ push-pull fans, etc. Absolutely everything under the hood is either chrome or polished aluminum except for the block and heads. All of the hoses are braided stainless-steel or aluminum tubing. The motor was built to competition specifications, and as it sits now, produces around 650 hp, but w/ a little bit of fine tuning, it can get upwards of 1200hp! This Blown Hemi is a sight to behold and is truly a showpiece. The motor is linked to a Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission w/ a McLeod clutch (5th gears acts as an overdrive, and will cruise 70mph all day @ 1200-1400rpm), which feeds power to the Ford 9” rear-end w/ 3.83 gears. The differential and axles are all polished, w/ a heavy-duty drive shaft & couplings. While looking underneath, you will find that a Mustang II front suspension was installed, along w/ coilover springs and 4-link suspension, which is also polished. You will notice that the frame was painted in Por 15, which is nice & shiny, and you’ll also find an aluminum fuel tank, and 4-wheel disc brakes (see undercarriage photos). She fires up instantly, settling into a nice smooth idle after about 60-seconds, and she runs, drives and performs beautifully! As you can well imagine, this Willys Coupe is an absolute BLAST to drive and is very, VERY fast! It never fails to get a ton of attention anywhere it goes, and as I previously mentioned, it has won lots of awards & trophies, which will all go to the new owner. Most importantly, along w/ the trophies & awards, the new owner will receive literally stacks of paperwork, documentation, build information, component manuals, extra parts, and more! It is titled as a 1941 Willys Coupe, so insurance and registration won't be any problem.
If you have been searching for a Pro-Street hot rod - one w/ a formidable drivetrain that will impress even the staunchest of hot rodders, but also an absolutely beautiful car that can be driven and enjoyed to the fullest, you will want to take a very close look at this amazing 1941 Willys Coupe!