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|Headquarters||Toledo, Ohio, USA|
|Number of locations||
Elyria, Ohio (1913-15)|
Toledo, Ohio (1915-1937)
John North Willys purchased the Edwards Motor Car Company of Long Island, New York, in 1913, moving the operation to Elyria, Ohio, where Willys owned the plant that had previously manufactured the Garford automobile. Production began with a four-cylinder model which was priced in the $2,500 price range. The Willys-Knight employed a Knight sleeve valve engine, generally four- and six-cylinder models.
In 1915, Willys moved assembly of the Willys-Knight to Toledo, Ohio, but continued manufacturing the engines in Elyria. Willys-Knight introduced a sleeve-valve V8 in 1917, which was sold until 1919.
Willys-Knight enjoyed a production run average of 50,000 cars per year after 1922. Willys also purchased Stearns-Knight of Cleveland, Ohio, which also used a sleeve valve Knight Engine, making that marque the crown jewel in his growing automotive empire.
Willys-Knight production ended in November 1932 (model year 1933) when the company, in receivership, stopped building higher priced cars, and instead focused on the manufacture of the inexpensive but durable Willys 77.
Seven Willys-Knight vehicles including two large trucks and a touring car were used on the Martin and Osa Johnson photographic safari in the remotest areas of Africa.
|K 17||1915||4 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)|
|K 19||1915||4 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)||3048 mm|
|4 Cyl.||1916||4 Cyl.||40 bhp (29 kW)||2896 mm|
|6 Cyl.||1916||6 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)|
|88-4||1917–1919||4 Cyl.||40 bhp (29 kW)||2896 mm|
|88-6||1917||6 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)||3175 mm|
|88-8||1917–1920||8 Cyl.||65 bhp (48 kW)||3175 mm|
|20||1920–1922||4 Cyl.||48 bhp (35 kW)||2997 mm|
|64||1923–1924||4 Cyl.||40 bhp (33 kW)||2997 mm|
|67||1923–1924||4 Cyl.||40 bhp (29 kW)||3150 mm|
|65||1925||4 Cyl.||40 bhp (29 kW)||3150 mm|
|66||1925–1926||6 Cyl.||60 bhp (44 kW)||3200 mm|
|70||1926||6 Cyl.||53 bhp (39 kW)||2870 mm|
|66 A||1927–1929||6 Cyl.||70 bhp (51 kW)||3200 mm / 3429 mm|
|70 A||1927–1929||6 Cyl.||53 bhp (39 kW)||2883 mm|
|56||1928–1929||6 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)||2781 mm|
|70 B||1929–1930||6 Cyl.||53 bhp (39 kW)||2858 mm|
|66 B||1930||6 Cyl.||87 bhp (64 kW)||3048 mm|
|6-87||1930||6 Cyl.||45 bhp (33 kW)||2781 mm|
|66 D||1931–1932||6 Cyl.||87 bhp (64 kW)||3073 mm|
|95 Deluxe||1932||6 Cyl.||60 bhp (44 kW)||2870 mm|
|66 E||1933||6 Cyl.||87 bhp (64 kW)||3073 mm|
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