1930 Willys Knight Model 66B news, pictures, specifications, and information
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John North Willys was president of the corporation until his death in 1935. Prior to Willys he had been president of the Overland Company. A six cylinder of the sleeve valve design powered the various models of Willys-Knight. Although other engines were used in many models the sleeve valve was the motor of choice of Mr. Willys. The company built many models, among them, Willys Six and Whippet. The acquisition of Stearns-Knight of Cleveland introduced the Falcon-Knight and Stearns-Knight models in 1925. The Willys 77's were developed to help bolster the sagging sales in 1933 and all other models were dropped. The 77 was designed as an economy car to compete wîth the American Austin. The 77 was renamed Overland in 1939 and later to become the Americar in 1941 and was produced until 1942.
During World War II, Willys and Ford Motors produced the Jeep. They are still being produced by Chrysler-Daimler Motors.

Source - Frick Car Museum
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 slidin  [Read More...]
Plaidside Phaeton
Chassis Num: 5727-A
Although expensive tooling and drawings were completed in 1930, only three of these beautiful 66-B Phaetons were produced. The 1929 stock market crash had devastated the auto industry - however, President John Willys, a consummate showman, demanding  [Read More...]
Roadster
Coachwork: Griswold Motor Body Company
John North Willys started his business career selling bicycles and expanded into manufacturing his own line of bicycles. In 1900, he turned to selling Overland automobiles and acquired the company in 1907 when supply problems disrupted production.  [Read More...]
Roadster
Coachwork: Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis Num: 003900329
Engine Num: 51185
High bid of $85,000 at 2014 RM Auctions. (did not sell)
In 1913, Ford was the number one selling automobile in America. In second place was the Willys-Overland Company. That same year, doctors told John North that he had been working too hard and should either go abroad or to a sanitarium. Willys decided   [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014
 
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