November 16, 2021

Vintage-Nitro

Still car-crazy after all these years

Chopped Top, Willys Gasser

Close up of chopped top Willys Gasser

In the fifties, you could still find inexpensive prewar coupes in wrecking yards, and even sometimes in used car lots. The original owner of this Willys Coupe probably drove it throughout the war, when no new cars were being produced.

I wonder if the previous owner would recognize their old grocery-getter today. The basic body is the same, but the heavily chopped top and a slit of a windshield transforms the mild-mannered Willys into a fearsome racer.

Check out the blue and white upholstery, chrome door hinges and Deutz Fastener securing the flip up front clip.

Tags: 1933 Willys Coupe, Michigan, Ohio George Montgomery, gasser, chopped top