Founded by John North Willys in 1907 after he purchased the Standard Wheel Company. Went from making small runabouts powered by single and twin cylinder engines, to development of the "Overland", the USA's best selling car of 1914 and even overtaking sales of Ford's Model T. Best known for the manufacture of the US military Jeep, for many years the companies only product.
1939 - 1970
Obvious design features were easily accessible oil and air filters, but other unique features included the headlights ability to rotate 180 degrees so that the engine bay could be illuminated for night time repairs. More>>
1952 - 1955
In 1952 Willys re-entered the car market with a new compact car, the Willys Aero. At first available only as a two-door sedan, it was available with either an L-head or F-head six-cylinder engine. More>>