The Whippet was built to provide the average family with the highest transportation value for less than $600. The Whippet Model 96A introduced 'Finger Tip Control,' which combined the functions of starting, lighting control and horn into a single button in the middle of the steering wheel. The Willys-Overland Company was headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, and in four years it produced more than 600,000 Whippets in seven models.
This Whippet was found in a barn in Central Ohio, not far from its original assembly location. It was purchased in 1974 and was kept in storage for more than three decades before being fully restored.