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Willys-Knight
Founded 1914
Defunct 1933
Headquarters Toledo, Ohio, USA
Number of locations Elyria, Ohio (1913-15)
Toledo, Ohio (1915-1937)
Products automobiles
Parent Willys-Overland Company

Willys-Knight is an brand of automobiles that was produced between 1914 and 1933 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio, USA. '30 Willys Knight (Orange Julep '10)

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Willys-Knight Great Six roadster, 1929-1930

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.

Models Edit

Model Period Cylinders Performance Wheelbase
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
27 1922 4 Cyl.
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)[1] 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


References Edit

  1. Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 


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