Roadster
Coachbuilder: Griswold Motor Body Company
Roadster
Coachbuilder: Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis Num: 003900329
Engine Num: 51185
Roadster
Coachbuilder: Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis Num: 44458
Engine Num: 44642
Roadster
Coachwork: Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis Num: 66B46319
Sold for $220,000 at 2012 Gooding & Company.
The Willys Knight was produced by the Willys Overland Company between 1914 and 1933. The 'Knight' made use of the sleeve valve engine technology designed by Charles Y. Knight. The engine design shed the traditional poppet valves for a set of sliding sleeves to control intake and exhaust gases. While expensive to produce, this precision engine was quiet, durable and powerful.

In an effort to add more flair to the top of the line, Willys commissioned Amos Northup to design a new body. Northup was chief of design at the Murray Corporation of America. He believed that the automobiles of the 1920's were not very attractive, and that stylish appearance and high comfort were the primary reasons that customers would purchase a car. Northup's efforts resulted in the beautiful plaid-side line of Willys Knights. He was aslo commissioned by other independent auto manufactures and produced such impressive designs as the REO Royale and Graham Blue Streak streamliner.

The car shown here is a 1930 'plaid-side' roadster model 66B equipped with the famous Knight Great Six sleeve-valve engine. The Model 66 represented the top-of-the-line for Willys Knight, and was good for a healthy 87 horsepower. This plaid-side sports the original paint scheme and colors. Note the squares on the doors which are hallmark of the plaid-side.

The Plaidside Roadster, designed by Amos Northrup, is noted for its unique 'Plaid' pattern on the bodysides. The Plaidside Roadster was accompanied in the 66B Series by a Plaidside Phaeton. This Roadster body was manufactured by Griswold Motor Body Company of Detroit, MI. Griswold produced coachwork beginning in the 1980's and the Plaidside Roadster was their last automobile body manufactured prior to their demise in 1932.

Chassis# 66B46319

2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
Estimated Value:$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price$220,000

Recent Sales

1930 Willys-Knight Great Six Plaid-Side Roadster
Chassis#:66B46319
Sold for $220,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
    

No Sale

1930 Willys Knight Model 66B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Willys-Knight 66B Plaidside Roadster by Griswold0039003292014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions$85,000$100,000$150,000

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