Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Speaking Of Classic Cars...

Who needs classics re-released by the Big Three when you've got crazy skills? Sent in via e-mail is this interesting story (which I really hope is true...)
Now we know what the sheet metal guys from Boeing Aircraft do in retirement. Check this out...a hand-formed all-aluminum Willys Coupe!

It's amazing what some people can do with an English rolling wheel, sheet metal brake & a lot of skill & knowledge.

No, he is not going to paint it. Love the polished flames! (Look closely)

This is Walt Austin's aluminum Willys coupe at Jim Hume's shop, south of Bellingham, Washington.

You've got to wonder if any of our soda cans were lucky enough to be a part of this one-of-a-kind Willys coupe!?
Here's the car in question:

Checking around Google, all of the "supporting" stories seem to stem from the same e-mail I received. Judging from the pictures, it seems like someone at some point made a pretty damn good copy of a 1941 Willys 3-window coupe. I'm having a hard time reconciling the "south of Bellingham, WA" part with the, oh, palm trees in some of the pictures, so I'm dubious on at least the location. Since I can neither confirm nor deny the e-mail, I'll leave this link with more pictures (but the same story).

It's good car pr0n regardless!

That is all.


Marty said...

I always wonder how exactly you open the door if the window is rolled up.

Mopar said...

Marty: idden button/switch or a remote

Phssthpok said...

Point of order:

The letter didn't indicate how FAR south of Bellingham the shop was! ;-)