I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a car driving down the street and shouted out “my, that’s a good looking Whippet.” I can’t tell you because I’ve never done it, and that’s because I just discovered the existence of the Willys Whippet a few minutes ago when I found this next car and then found a pretty thorough summation of the Whippet by Hemmings (thanks DuckDuckGo, you are a good search engine and don’t sell my info to Google). Apparently the Whippet is a dependable, easy-driving antique pre-war car that sold almost a quarter-million per year and it has the most amazing center-of-the-wheel mounted combo turn signals/parking light/head light switch. Find this 1927 Willys Whippet offered for $11,000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.
This next car gave me a real shock. It is the ultimate DT; Double Take; Daily Turismo; Delirium Tremens; Devil’s Tailgate; Doomsday Turkeybaster, Dunkin Tourniquet; Deepfake Talisman; Deft Turk; Decent Torque; Don’t Tighten; Dandy Toxicity; Dumb Tangent; Double Tonsil; Diametrically Tearse; Dilapidated Transom; Dancing Terrapin; Demonically Turmeric; Digital Turpentine; Demonstrably Terrible…no…Demonstrably Terrific…yesss…that’s the one I’m looking for. I knew I’d get there in the end. Find this 1952 Willys Honda N600 offered for $3,500 in Grandview, TX via forkbook marketpork. Tip from PB.
I love driving classic cars for my daily driver, because life is too short to drive something boring. However, I do have kids, and occasionally I get a sideways glance from a parent when we’re doing a carpool or ride-share with kids to-from a soccer game. While a ’65 SportWagon might not have the latest auto-braking safety gizmos, I think this next thing would make it so I never have to do another drop-off or pick-up…I think I should buy it. At least it passes the social distance test. Find this 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster offered for $3500 in Napa, CA via craigslist.
There are two basic groups of people. The first is the person who comes up with dozens of reasons you shouldn’t drive a WWII era Army Jeep every day…safety, comfort, fuel, etc, etc. And the second group is the kind of person who realizes just how awesome it would be a cruise the roads of […]
In preparation for Halloween, I present this next Horrorod feature with words and tips from Matt C. What could be scarier than a sub-$1000 V12 Jaguar? How about taking over a project where somebody else threw a random pile of parts together and didn’t quite get it finished? Here’s a trio of sketchy Frankenstein builds! […]
There is an old car owners advice that says you should buy a condition 1 car and drive it until it is condition 2 and then sell — the difference in sales price might be offset by inflation/appreciation but it certainly will cost more to refresh that car back to condition 1. (Read more about […]
This next car comes from Terry B who writes: Not much information here, but all things wrong with a jeepster has been replaced. Do not think you could modify a jeepster for the asking price. Find this 1950 Willys Jeepster offered for $14000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. From the seller: 1950 Jeepster fuel: gas title status: […]
This next custom hot rod comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Why not go for a spin in your subcompact ’41 Willys? Parking is rarely an issue, but this is not a great grocery-getter, unless you are willing to wear a backpack. Find this 1941 Willys Custom….errr..Mobility Scooter offered for $2200 near Houston, TX via […]
Picture this for a moment. You’ve got nine large burning a hole in your pants…and unlimited access to DT’s tips inbox. What do you do? Do you wait for tipper FuelTruck to send in yet another $9k bargain or do you just jump into the pool with one of these recently submitted: First up is […]
During the mid-century unpleasantness over on the continent, countless soldiers had the pleasure to ride/drive the Willys Jeep in supporting battle roles. It was a pretty basic automobile, but like a goat it could climb anything and was very reliable, so Willys sold a version to the public after the war. Find this 1945 Willys […]