1928 Willys Overland Knight Whippet Six 98 - 6 Cylinder - ORIGINAL! Trailer Find
- Location: Prospect, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Willys
- Model: Whippet 6
- Trim: Sedan
- Year: 1928
- Mileage: 46,752
- VIN: 19251
- Color: Tan
- Engine size: 6 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1928 Willys Whippet 6 description
1928 Willys Overland Knight Whippet Six 98
Chassis Serial: 98-19251
Engine Number: 98-19471
This car appears to be all original!
Look at photos; it's like stepping back in time!
We did change gas, put in a new battery and did a little tinkering and she fired right up!We did drive this car around a couple of blocks; did run fine, shiftedinto all gears, brake do work.Motor sounded good; no excessive smoke and did not overheat.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CAR HAS BEEN SITTING FOR MANY YEARS AND SHOULD HAVE A THROUGH SAFTEY INSPECTION BEFORE BEING DRIVEN!.
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On April 15, 1928, Willys Overland announced the all-new 6 cylinder Whippet Model 98 which complemented the 4 cylinder Whippet Model 96 in terms of styling and appointments. Although there was a 6 cylinder Whippet for 1927, the Model 93A, this was very new in terms of its engine which included a 7 bearing crankshaft, full pressure oil feed to all bearings, thermostat water control, Nelson Invar Strut pistons of Bohnalite and an adjustable timing chain drive. Bore was increased, stroke decreased to new dimensions of 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches and an extra 3 horsepower to give 43 bhp @ 2800 rpm. RAC Horsepower was now 23. Advertising and promotion of the Whippet 98 was minimal even though it was the lowest priced 6 cylinder automobile made in the USA at the time. Prices had been dropped between 15 and 20% over the previous Model 93A.
Some speed and endurance tests were performed at the Indianapolis Speedway and some records were established for a car costing less than $1000, including 56.52 mph average for 24 hours, and 63 mph in a 50 mile sprint.
The Whippet 98 was however fairly short lived, because on November 9th, 1928, production started on its replacement, the Model 98A.
Whippet 98 Serial Numbers 1928 USA 10001 - 51250
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