Fans of factory original cars take heart: this 1941 Willys Gasser sports totally stock rear fenders. No, wait, they’ve been modified too. Just like the heavy metal-flake vinyl seats, the blue acrylic windows, the 6-71 blown, Hillborn injected 283ci small block, the original Cal Automotive hood, and the sky-high stance. Stranger still are driver’s controls that include a shifter, a lever-operated brake pedal and puritanically upright seating position. Also the gas pedal is located on the passenger’s floor. Which leads one to wonder how a Gasser can be piloted with one hand on the brake, one on the shifter, one on the steering wheel and a leg in passenger seat. Mike Bamber, the man who built the truck in 1957, managed to do just that with remarkable success until the truck was stored for good—in completely as raced condition—in 1966. Today the truck appears just as it did in ’65 with shoe polish numbers still visible from its last run down the fabled Lions Dragway. Find it for sale here on eBay in Tucson, Arizona.
Real Men Do Splits – 1941 Willys Gasser
May 11, 2012 by Leave a Comment