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I think the "Willis" <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> might be a '39... it's hard for me to tell, but I think the headlights might be squared-off at the tops of the lenses... definitely '37-'39...

I know for certain that the auto to the street-car's right is the tail end of a '46-'48 Chrysler...

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Great pic Randy; I'm in the process of reading a book on the "Laurel Line", the electric interurban railway that used to run between Wilkes-Barre & Scranton - fascinating stuff !

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Since '37-'38 Willys were virtually identical, this Coupe, from the 1938 Willys brochure answers your question. As stated above, the '39's took on forward-thrusting grille and squared-top headlight treatments; think Sharknose Graham in 5/6th scale. As for the fender-mounted parking lights? Maybe Willys accessories, Western Auto or Warshawsky's.


Tom Gibson


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America's favorite Gasser in 1938 Sedan form...for the <span style="text-decoration: underline">Smart</span> Crowd. And just what words did Hubby utter to the Missus when he pulled up in his smart new <span style="font-style: italic">wee</span> Willys?

"Hey, it's prettier than a <span style="font-style: italic">Crosley!</span>"; Her reply;

"Honey, I sent you to the store for milk, and you come back with a <span style="font-style: italic">breadbox!</span>"

Where's Henny Youngman when you need him?

But seriously folks, pages 3-4 are missing from my 1938, 8.5"x11", 16-page Prestige (?) color brochure, likely swiped by some snarky teen back in the '50's. I'll wager that's the full-color Coupe illustration.

Bet it's a beauty!


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