1922 Overland Model 4 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 186703
|Sold for $11,000 at 2011 RM Auctions.|
By 1909, production had reached nearly 5,000 cars, and escalated three times a year later. By 1912, Willys-Overland was second only to Ford in production.
Willys-Overland built a successful range of models that were powered by both four- and six-cylinder models. For 1919, the company concentrated on the entry-level market. The Overland Light Four was powered by a 32 horsepower four-cylinder engine and rode on a 106 inch wheelbase. Priced at $985, it was still expensive, selling for twice the price of Ford's Model T.
For 1920, the Overland was downsized slightly, receiving a 100 inch wheelbase and a 27 horsepower engine. It would keep this platform until the model was phased out in 1926 in favor of the low-priced Whippet.
This 1922 Overland Model 4 Sedan was purchased from Kermit Wilson of Edina, Minnesota in 2001 by the Nethercutt Collection. It wears an older restoration and is finished in maroon over black, with white wire wheels. There is a sliding gear transmission and oil-filled clutch, two leaf springs in both the front and rear, but in triangulated 'triplex' configuration. Two quarter elliptic springs at each axle cantilever inward to the chassis at an angle. The engine is a 143.1 cubic-inch L-head four-cylinder unit that offers 27 horsepower.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Hershey Auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $5,000 - $8,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $11,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
|Light Four 90|