The gasser wars of the 1960s are nothing short of legendary. While the fuel teams were still experimenting with nitro, the gasser guys were finding the shortest, lightest cars they could and outfitting them with the biggest blown and injected engines that Detroit could offer. The most sought after by racers were Willys coupes and they soon became crowd favourites as the top race teams of the era battled it out in highly competitive, heads up racing. The late K.S. Pittman was in the thick of it, driving for Stone & Woods before racing his own cars to become a dominant force over the next decade.
This detailed 1:18 scale 1941 Willys coupe represents the best of everything from the gasser era. A classic body style transformed in true gasser style with straight axle, ladder bars and radiussed wheel arches. Beneath the lift off hood is a supercharged Chrysler Hemi, complete with Hilborn four port injection and a small Moon tank mounted behind the mesh grille. The bare bones interior is all business, with race buckets, harnesses and roll cage. The lack of a clutch flags the presence of a B&M Hydro transmission, while the overall livery is a tribute to the S&S Racing sponsored BB/Gas coupe that Pittman first ran in 1967.
Limited to 828 pieces worldwide. Priced at $245 plus p&h, supplies are strictly limited.
- Diecast metal body
- Opening doors
- Removable hood
- Poseable steering
- Plumbed and wired engine
- Detailed undercarriage
- Detailed interior
- Serialised plate
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