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|Automotive industry||Willys-Overland Motors|
|Car classification||Compact car|
|Car body style||2-door Hardtop|
2-door Sedan (car)
|Internal combustion engine||134 in³ Hurricane I4|
161 in³ Lightning I6
161 in³ Hurricane F6
226 in³ Continental straight six engine I6
|Transmission (mechanics)||3-speed manual|
3-speed manual + overdrive
|Automotive design||Philip Wright|
|Automotive industry||Willys-Overland do Brasil S.A.|
|Assembly||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Car body style||4-door sedan|
|Internal combustion engine||161 in³ Hurricane I6|
|Automotive design||facelifted by Brooks Stevens|
The Willys Aero was a line of Car manufactured first by Willys-Overland and later by Kaiser-Willys Corporation from 1952 through 1955. Lark and Eagle models were built from 1952-1954. A Wing model was available only in 1952, a Falcon model in 1953, and a taxicab in very limited production in 1953 and 1954. The Ace was the only model built through all United States production. 1955 saw two new models, the two- and four-door Ace sedans (renamed Custom shortly into the production run) and two-door hardtop Bermuda. Production in the U.S.A. ended that year as Henry J. Kaiser decided to give up the Kaiser and Willys Aero lines and concentrate solely on Jeeps. A total of 91,377 Aeros were built in Toledo.
Production was moved to Brazil from 1960-1972 with Aero, 2600, Itamaraty, and Executivo models. (The Willys Aero was sold through Ford do Brasil dealerships until production ceased where the US Ford Maverick (North America) replaced the Aero.) 116,967 were built.
Toledo-built models were available with four engine options, the F4-134 Hurricane, the L6-161 Lightning, the F6-161 Hurricane, and the Continental straight six engine. The four-cylinder was used only in Aero Lark and was only exported. Brazilian models were available only with the F6-161, available in 90, 110, and 132 hp variants.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Willys Aero Production Figures". Willys Aero Survival Count. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/willysaero/Production.html. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.