The Willys Aero was a line of traveler cars made first by Willys-Overland and later by Kaiser-Willys Corporation from 1952 through 1955. It was additionally delivered in Brazil from 1960 to 1971.
The dad of the Aero was Clyde Paton, previous designer for Packard Motor Car Company. The Eagle and Lark models were worked from 1952 to 1954. A Wing model was accessible just in 1952, a Falcon model in 1953, and a cab in restricted generation in 1953 and 1954. The Ace was the main model worked through all U. S. generation. 1955 saw two new models, the two-and four-entryway Ace vehicles (renamed Custom in a matter of seconds into the creation run) and two-entryway hardtop Bermuda. Generation in the U.S.A. finished that year as Henry J. Kaiser chose to surrender the Kaiser and Willys Aero lines and focus exclusively on Jeeps. A sum of 91,377 Aeros were worked in Toledo.
Toledo-assembled models were accessible with four motor alternatives: the F4-134 Hurricane, the L6-161 Lightning, the F6-161 Hurricane; and, after the Kaiser firm bought the Willys firm, the L6-226 Super Hurricane from the Kaiser vehicle line. The four-chamber was utilized uniquely in Aero Lark and was just sent out.
For 1952, the model names Eagle, Wing and Ace were utilized for cars that had the six-chamber F-head Hurricane motor and the Aero-Lark had the six-chamber flathead Lightning motor. All 1952’s had a two-piece split windshield. Falcons and Aces had a three-piece wraparound back window, while the Larks and Wings had a littler one-piece back window.
Proprietors of the 1952 model would in general purchase the cars for their great mileage. They would in general observe speeding up to be ‘excellent’, obvious given the cars had the best capacity to-weight proportion among US generation cars. The essential objection from two-entryway proprietors was the trouble of access to the back seat. Many felt the cars cost excessively, regardless of whether they were a deal on execution for cost grounds. Floyd Clymer noticed the vehicle was very prepared to do serenely cruising at interstate rates of 80–90 miles for every hour.
This proceeded for 1953 with the exception of the Wing was dropped and supplanted by the Aero-Falcon, which had the six-chamber Lightning motor. All 1953s were accessible as two-entryway or four-entryway vehicles aside from the Eagle, which was a two-entryway hardtop. One-piece windshields were given to the Aces and the Eagles, however the Lark and Falcon held the split windshield. Back windows continued as before. Fare Larks were accessible with the four-chamber F-head motor. Double range Hydramatic transmissions were purchased from GM and were discretionary in Aces and Eagles starting in August 1953.
1954 was the most included year when it came to models: Only the Lark, Ace and Eagle endure. There were a portion of each model that were re-serialed 1953s with 1954 trim held tight them and afterward there was the standard kept running wherein a portion of the Aces and Eagles got the Kaiser Super-Hurricane motor. On the ordinary run, all Aeros got wraparound one piece windshields and back windows and another instrument board, even the Lark. All 1954s got bigger taillights, “hooded” front light and stopping light bezels, and diverse guard watches. Nameplates were rearranged somewhat on the ordinary run cars.
After 1955, the model was ceased, however the tooling was kept in the event that it could be utilized abroad. This eventuated when creation restarted in Brazil in 1960. The Brazilian legislature of the time had been keen on empowering a local vehicle industry.
Brazilian models were accessible just with the F6-161, accessible in 90, 110, and 132 hp variations.
A 1979 paper article in the Toledo Blade remarked on an Aero-Lark DeLuxe on a 3,500 mile voyage through America, noticing that it would make “an ideal 1979 model, with 108-inch wheelbase, all-welded unit body, and 28 mpg blend city and thruway. What’s more, it satisfies present government contamination guidelines without adjustment.”
With their motor sounds measured to fit the Continental straight six, the Aeros have a lot of space for little square V8 swaps.