Willys Overland Whippet 1929
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Willys overland whippet 1929. The whippet sedan forms part of willys overland s 96 a series. Because it s not in use now you might think there was something wrong with its knight sleeve valve six cylinder engine but willys built them for 20 years and well known makes including daimler minerva mercedes voisin and panhard et levassor all used it successfully. In 1929 willys overland production hit 320 000 cars with a profit of 187 million. With the success of the four cylinder whippet willys quickly rebadged the overland 93 to whippet 93 for 1927 but the four cylinder continued to be the sales leader.
We mostly know willys today for jeeps and jeepsters but the whippet was one of the most popular cars of its day. 26 vehicles matched now showing page 1 of 2. And second when he was in charge never count willys overland out. In 1926 willys overland introduced a new line of small cars named willys overland whippet.
The whippet model 96a replaced the 96 at the end of 1928 adding a slightly 3 8 inch longer stroke to the engine. Its 2 4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated side valve 4 cylinder that develops 40 bhp 40 6 ps 29 8 kw of power at 3200 rpm. The company shifted its emphasis to one model in the lower priced field the willys 77 really a reworked whippet and discontinued the whippet name. First never try to outthink him.
If you like something a bit different check out my whippet. 15 results per page. Original articles appearing herein are subject. Stearns knight was liquidated in 1929.
Although willys overland did very well with the whippet selling 315 000 in 1928 and 242 000 in 1929 it like many others suffered badly with the 1929 stock market crash and ensuing depression. Whippet front grill emblem from a 1929 willys overland whippet. Its models were replaced by the willys six and eight. Whippet production ended in 1931.
In the economic depression of the 1930s a number of willys automotive brands faltered. Much of the material on this website is copyrighted. Whipping the competition in the 1929 willys overland six cylinder whippet by david traver adolphus from november 2009 issue of hemmings classic car there were two cardinal rules when dealing with john north willys. The whippet may have well been the major reason why edsel ford kept telling his father henry that ford needed to update their cars.
This automobile has a 4 door saloon sedan type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Despite its early success the brand was short lived by 1931 during the depression willys retired the whippet nameplate. 1929 willys overland whippet sedan.
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