1940 Willys Pickup

468 CID V8 4-Speed Automatic

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Aluminum Wheels Performance Tires Power Windows Tilt Steering Wheel

Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is excited to offer this wicked ProStreet 1940 Willys pickup for sale. This beast needs to be seen up close to fully appreciate the custom "Ruby Slippers" metalflake paint, with its airbrushed tribute to the POW-MIA community. It shines and sparkles like crazy in bright sunlight, yet looks like a dark cabernet in lower light conditions. There are plenty of hidden, and not-so-hidden bonuses with this wicked ride. The custom fiberglass tilt front end releases via the latch pulls in the center of the dash, and lifts up easily with one hand to reveal the 468 CID Reher-Morrison V8, which is topped by a set of fully tweaked Brodix aluminum heads. As is typical of Reher-Morrison built engines, this one is balanced like the rotor in an Patek Philippe: it revs up and comes back down instantly, while providing a sound of fury that most will quickly back away from. Behind the furious 468 is a custom-built 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, tweaked to handle the output of the 468. The 700R4 also features a reverse manual valve body, so you'll want to be mindful of "slapping the gear lever down" on the ratchet shifter lever to shift up to the next gear when you're making a pass. Speaking of passes - this drivetrain has zero track passes, but about 100 miles of cruising on it, so it's just getting broken in! Out back is a custom "Ultimate-10" rear end, which is equipped with limited slip differential and 4.88:1 gears, so you may want to invest in wheelie bars if you decide to put slicks on it and make some passes. The 468 is topped by a Proform 850 CFM carburetor on a custom Holley Sniper intake. An electric water pump works in tandem with the giant aluminum radiator to keep the big block cool, MSD ignition helps ensure that the go-juice is completely lit, and long tube headers feed the spent fossils into the custom dual exhaust. This little rocket also features adjustable coil-over shocks at all 4 corners, with tubular front control arms and an adjustable 3-link rear suspension. It's riding on aluminum Weld Racing wheels, which are wrapped by Mickey Thompson radials (24X5.00R15LT up front, 31X18.00R15LT out back). The interior features off-white synthetic leather, which is nicely accented by light cream inserts. It features a custom center console (with cupholders, along with the switches for the power windows). Its tan carpet looks virtually unused. Billet aluminum dash panels house a complete AutoMeter ProComp gauge package, and a billet aluminum steering wheel sits atop the tilt steering column. If you're looking for a real Willys that's both "show" and "go", this should be high on your list to add to your collection, so call or email our Houston Showroom today!

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Jeff Youngflesh

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Dominic Pasqualini

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