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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 w....[continue reading]

Coachwork: Griswold Motor Body Company

Chassis Num: 66B46319

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....[continue reading]

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....[continue reading]

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.....[continue reading]

Coachwork: Griswold Motor Body Company

Chassis Num: 003900329
Engine Num: 51185

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 ....[continue reading]

Roadster by Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis #: 66B46319 
Plaidside Phaeton
Chassis #: 5727-A 
Roadster by Griswold Motor Body Company
Roadster by Griswold Motor Body Company
Chassis #: 003900329 

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