This 1940 Willy’s Swoopster, is not your ordinary run around town vehicle. It is a classy car that can turn into a cruiser. The hardtop is removeable to make a convertible to cruise through town and feel the wind in your hair. A leather headliner matches the leather seats. These plush and comfortable seats hug you the minute you sit down. Also, no manual lifting to move these seats, they are powered! The controls for your windows are located at your fingertips. The steering wheel tilts to make room to easily get in or out of this Willy’s. The unique suicide doors have hidden poppers inside Shelby style mirrors to open the door with out a handle. A chrome Jaguar fuel filler door is nicely positioned on the left rear of the car right below the removeable top.
The Swoopster, is powered by the nearly 400 hp Chevrolet LS7 engine. There has been a lot of work put into the undercarriage of this baby. Polished factory style exhaust manifolds are connected to the chrome exhaust system. It comes equipped with polished MagnaFlow mufflers running down the side of the car to exit the rear of the vehicle into a centered tailpipe. This car features a 4L80E transmission complete with in-cab Computech programmer to adjust while driving if you desire. A billet aluminum rear end consists of a 9” ring and pinion, full Posi-Trac. The stopping power behind this lovely engine and transmission is Willwood brakes. The 3,000 pounds of this beauty sits on polished billet suspension with QA1 coil over shocks that are fully adjustable. Toyo Proxes tires are mounted on one-off custom billet rims. Inside the car, there is a fully digital dash and custom aluminum hand carved dash plates and switch panels.
You will never have to worry about being locked out of this vehicle either. It has power access to easily get in if the battery ever fails. There is a deadlock system that automatically locks the vehicle doors at 10 mph. Sorry guys, no flying out of this machine. The 12-volt seat leads allow you to override the power seat if there is an electrical issue. The fuse panel is located behind the passenger seat.
There is well over $200,000 invested in making this car to be what it is today. Many years of dedication and engineering are in this car. You will not believe the beauty in it, until you see it.
It all started in 2007 somewhere in Illinois. It was completed in Missouri in 2014 by Bruschet Automotive. Dana Newquist, of Santa Barbara, Ca, purchased it. He then had it dyno tuned by Ray McClelland at Full Throttle Kustoms (https://fullthrottlekustoms.com) in Fillmore, CA, for reliable and thrilling performance. The car is equipped with 385 horsepower and 366-foot pounds of torque. Perfect for those short hops around town or long-distance cruising.
The 1940 Willy’s is two vehicles in one. A coupe with the hardtop installed and a Roadster with it removed. It is officially recognized as, “The Swoopster” and is titled as an original 1940 with DMV certification. The body is constructed with fiberglass with modifications made to encase the LS7 V* engine and 4L80E transmission. The polished running gear is matched with the appropriate high-performance engine hardware to complete the package.
The body was painted in House of Kolor Black Cherry Metalflake. It has been hand polished by Showroom Detail in Ventura, CA to mirror quality. There are small, visible road cracks in the front and minimal stress fractures in the door latch areas. The hardtop has worn some finish in places on the back of the shell that are only visible when the hardtop is removed. Soft padding has been used to reduce and further abrasions.
The one-off billet rims accent the stance of this fine automobile.
This Swoopster is located in Ventura, CA. We will not be responsible for shipping. Please make arrangements to pick up the car when purchasing. The car is on display if you would like to come take a look at it in person.
Contact Daniel at: 805-212-7223