1928

Willys-Overland Whippet

Description

  • Introduced in 1926 by Willys-Overland as a new brand of smaller car.
  • Became known as one of the fastest cars during the 1920s.
  • Production was halted in 1931 due to the Great Depression.
  • During World War II, Willys-Overland was contracted to build military jeeps, which launched its reputation as a jeep manufacturer.
  • In 1949, Willys Wagons offered four-wheel drive, creating the first sport utility vehicle.
  • Willys-Overland is now a part of Chrysler

Bought by the owner from his grandmother, the vehicle is on loan from the William Hoover Family.

Model Specifications

  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Horsepower: 72
Willys 1928 Wippet