View Full Version : This sure looks like a 64-66 Lark body on this Willys

09-08-2010, 09:10 AM

09-08-2010, 09:14 AM
That is no coincidence. The redesign of the 1952-55 Willys passenger car line for the South American market was also handled by Brooks Stevens.


09-08-2010, 10:49 AM
I don't see a lot of resemblance, personally, aside from the instrument panel. But that roofline sure looks Hawk-ish to me :)

09-08-2010, 12:11 PM
Looks rather F*rdish to me.

09-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Is there a translator in the house? I know just a little Spanish, but I think the owner was telling the interviewer, "If you think this is cool, you should see the 1968 Willybaker R5 Tornado I have at home; the last one built with a supercharged Studebaker V-8"

09-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Closed Captioning, Youtube needs closed captioning. I can read it, I have problems listening to it, sorry :(.

09-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Not spanish, but portuguese. Sorry, that I do not understand/speak.

09-08-2010, 10:15 PM
I think it's actually Brasilian Portugese being spoken; not Spanish. To me Brasilian Portugese sounds like Spanish words spoken by an Italian.

09-08-2010, 10:25 PM
For what it's worth, I can 'name that tune'. The song playing near the end of the video was "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits. As for the car, I don't believe I have ever seen before. Very interesting. As for a Studebaker connection, Studebakers are still being built down there....or at least that is the rumour that I am trying to start. :)

09-09-2010, 07:55 AM
Yup! In AuSTUDEa there are R8 engines lurking in some of the Holdens.They put out about 317 KW,which is a tad more than a well tuned R3 I believe.Took about 45 years to get the extra 25 horses or so. That's progress,BUT the motor has an extra 50 cubic inches.

09-09-2010, 08:44 AM
It's all Greek to me !