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1926 WILLYS-OVERLAND WHIPPET 30HP TOURER For Sale by Auction

Bonhams are delighted to offer at our forthcoming Collectors' Motor Car Auction on Saturday 7th September 2019 at The Beaulieu International Autojumble, England 126 collectors motor cars – plus over 400 lots of automobilia and 30 motorcycles. The full online catalogue can be viewed on the Bonhams website. 1926 WILLYS-OVERLAND WHIPPET 30HP TOURER REGISTRATION NO. BF8 940 CHASSIS NO. TO BE ADVISED *Landmark American motor car *Proven performer having driven from New Zealand to England *Eligible for VSCC events £8,000 - 12,000 €8,800 - 13,000 The original Overland car was developed in the early 1900s by the Standard Wheel Company in Terre Haut, Indiana. The company had already changed hands once before John North Willys, a New York auto dealer and major Overland customer, arrived to rescue it from oblivion in 1907. Building only four-cylinder cars from 1910, the revitalised company went from strength to strength, production increasing steadily until by the start of WW1 until only Ford could claim a higher output. Post-war Willys had something entirely new up his sleeve: the Whippet, which had been developed along European lines with assistance from Crossley. Introduced in late 1926 the Whippet was as swift as its name suggested and boasted a most impressive specification of four-wheel brakes, a seven-bearing crankshaft (in six-cylinder form) and full-pressure lubrication, all being parts of a competitively-priced package that sold for less than $1,000. Four-cylinder 30hp and six-cylinder 40hp versions were offered. Built to a high standard that belied its competitive pricing, the Whippet was an outstanding success, selling 110,000 units in its first year and helping to propel Willys-Overland into 3rd place behind Chevrolet and Ford in 1928. Produced for only four years, the Whippet was a casualty of the Great Depression, ceasing production early in 1931. Dating from early in the Whippet's production run the four-cylinder model offered here has had a fascinating recent history. Understood to have been restored in New Zealand, the Whippet subsequently made a heroic overland tour to England. Following these exploits the Whippet is now described as 'ok' in all respects and driving well – a tribute to the quality of its design and build. The Whippet has presentable beige paint with tan wings, a very good hood and side screens, and comes with a UK V5, a quantity of invoices and owner's club information, and a CD of photographs capturing the car's overland journey. Eligible for all sorts of vintage car events, including the tours and trials staged by the VSCC, this well-travelled Whippet offers an eminently practical and affordable way into vintage family fun.


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Price
1941 Willys 1941 Willys Pro Street Custom Coupe. (Park Ridge, OH) Array £99900
1941 Willys 1941 Full BLOWN Willys classic cars American Array £97900
1933 Willys 1933 Willys Roadster all Custom 383 stoker 9 inch $39.7k Array £39750
1926 Willys 1926 Willys Knight A 66 Array £35250
1942 Willys 1942 WILLYS Array £32991
1923 Willys 1923 A splendid car which looks great and is lovely to drive Array £32500
1943 Willys 1943 WW2 Willys/Ford Jeep US NAVY Shore patrol Array £27999
1952 Willys 1952 Willys Jeepster (Watertown, CT) $27,500 obo Array £27500
1952 Willys 1952 Willys Jeepster (Watertown, CT) $27,500 obo Array £27500
1927 Willys 1927 Willys Overland Whippet Doctors Coupe Array £25999
1951 Willys 1951 Willy's Jeep Florida plates Array £25000
1963 Willys 1963 Willys Interlagos Coup Array £25000
1951 Willys 1951 Willys Wagon = clean solid Grey(~)Red driver $24.9k Array £24999
1948 Willys 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster Array £23300
1958 Willys 1958 Willys Jeep FC150 Array £23294
Willys jeep cj5 Array £20000
1960 Willys 1960 willys or hotchkiss jeep Array £20000
1931 Willys 1931 Willys Six Model 97A Sport Coupe Array £20000
1942 Willys 1942 Willys jeep MB/GPW Array £18600
1947 Willys 1947 Orig California 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Array £18000
1943 Willys 1943 Willys MB Jeep Array £18000
1943 Willys 1943 MB Willys Jeep Array £17250
1956 Willys 1956 Willys CJ5 Mediterranea Array £15400
1953 Willys 1953 JEEP WILLYS 1953-1960 JEEP CJ3 BJ10 WILLYS 2.2 ARMY MILITARY Array £15000
1955 Willys 1955 Willys Jeep M38A1 Array £12495