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Willys-Knight Motor Cars Willys-Overland, Inc, Toledo, Ohio

Willys-Knight Motor Cars

Willys-Overland, Inc, Toledo, Ohio

Other works by Willys-Overland, Inc, Toledo, Ohio

Publication: Printed By The Caslon Press, n d (ca 1923), Toledo

6 3/4" x 5 3/8" color, pictorial wrappers, n. p. (12 pp.), illustrated in color, specifications. First edition of this rare Willys-Knight promotional brochure for the Model 64 series which were powered by the 4-cylinder sleeve valve Knight Engine, and vehicle lineup featured a 5-passenger touring sedan, 7-passenger touring sedan, 3-passenger roadster, and 5-passenger coupe sedan. The beautiful artwork in this piece evokes the Jazz Age, with fashionably dressed men and women visiting the seashore, Mesa Verde, Paris, playing golf, and more. Willys-Knight is an automobile that was produced between 1914 and 1933 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio. 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. Worldcat locates two copies at Wisconsin Historical and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Tiny closed tear to margin at bottom edge of front cover and first page, vertical crease to the center, covers lightly rubbed, else a very good copy.

Inventory Number: 42614