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1962 Willys Interlagos

    1962 Willys Interlagos

    She is completed and stunning 9-1-2023

    • The Interlagos was built by the American automobile company Willys/Jeep/Overland in Sao Paulo Brazil under license from Alpine.  The Renault A108 is a sister model.
    • It shares a chassis design and many components that were used on the rallye winning Renault A110
    • The body was designed by carrozzeria Michelotti
    • The car is powered by a Gordini tuned, Brazilian made, rear mounted, Renault spec water cooled engine.  Renault replacement parts generally fit.
    • 822 Willys Interlagos were produced from 1962-1965. Of the 822 cars it is believed less than 80 were cabriolets (Hemmings)
    • This is VIN number 010 of 822 cars. It retains the original engine bearing serial number 0011.
    • Vehicle weight approx. 1290 lbs. In racing terms, it’s a fly weight.
    • Original leather seats as they left the factory in 1962, are still soft and comfortable
    • Vehicle comes with a spare windshield, lights, metal  trim, lettering etc.
    • Vehicle has been sympathetically restored to very high driver quality

     

    Original striking color combination.

     

    We purchased this vehicle from the estate of Dan Horenberger.  Dan was a renowned restorer of vintage carousels and a collector of eclectic vehicles. The story we have is that Dan searched for quite a while before finding the car in a collection in Brazil.  The car was imported to the US without a windshield.  Dan later found two windshields in Brazil and purchased them as well. One has been installed. The other is included.

     

    The interlagos was a running project car.  This is a short list of what was refurbished.

    • The drivetrain was removed and refreshed.  The water pump was replaced.  rubber including tires, belts, CV boots, hoses and engine mounts are new.
    • This motor was designed sans oil filter.  Aftermarket oil filter kits are available but we chose to keep the car original.
    • The radiator and gas tank were sent out to be cleaned and lined as needed.
    • Of note; the chrome filler on the rear deck is for water, not fuel.  The fuel filler is the red cap under the bonnet.
    • OEM Monroe shock absorbers are still in place and have been cleaned and serviced.
    • Coil springs.
    • Drum brakes on all 4 corners have been serviced.  A new master cylinder and new brake hoses have been fitted.
    • The frame and suspension have been detailed.
    • Leather suspension limit straps are new.
    • The 6 volt system is retained. A new battery is installed.
    • New fuse block. Non OEM with actual fuses.
    • New headlamps and tail lamp lenses.
    •  The shell was resprayed in the original color with quality two stage, clearcoat paint.  Color sanded and buffed.  As with most older glass fibre cars there are imperfections.
    • OEM style spatter paint was applied to the underside, engine compartment and under the bonnet.
    • The original leather seats were in good shape.  We feel that the originality and comfort exceed the pretty new leather option.
    • The interior carpet style was matched and replaced.
    • The interior trim upholstery is new.
    • The trunk (frunk) liner is new and is matched to the original fabric.
    • The convertible top is new.
    • The atomic license plate does not go with the car.
    • Approximately 180 photos https://www.driven.co/inventory/1962-willys-interlagos/

     

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  • Vehicle Information
    • VIN:

      010


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    • Miles:

      13632 kilometers
    • Interior:

      Black
    • Exterior:

      Seafoam Green
    • Interior:

      Black
    • Engine HP:

      51
    • Transmission:

      Manual
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