Willys Overland of Brazil
Although it has gotten its definitive consecration
during II the Great War, through the world-wide famous Jeep, the name Willys
Overland, already age of badge of one of the most famous carriages of passengers
in the distant year of 1902.
Since this date, when its first model was
produced, with motor monocylinder, the Willys (primitively Motor Overland
Car Company) was remained enters the biggest automobile industries (it
arrived to be the greater of them in 1911), having manufactured carriages
that had marked time in the history of motoring, as its Willys Six 1909,
of which had been sold to nothing less than 4 a thousand units in one alone
Also such had existed other famous models
of the Willys as the Willys-Knight and known models 37, 38 and 77 of the
decade of the thirty. Already in the decade of forty it had the creation
of the Jeepster that in Brazil would have its representative, the Saci
archetype (it did not enter in production string).
From 1939, the activity of the plant entirely
was absorbed by the enormous demand of its utilitarian one of campaign,
with traction in the four wheels, for military ends. Ceased the war, the
seek of the vehicle decreased, but still thus the Willys initiated the
development of the design of a practical and robust carriage, of modern
and advanced strings. The archetype was presented in 1951 and no longer
following year was launchn the Aero series (January of 1952, U.S.A.) with
the following models Aero-Wing, Aero Lark, Aero Eagle and Aero-Ace. In
1953 falcon appeared the Aero and disappeared the Aero Wing, in 1955 the
last models were called Custon (sedam) and Bermuda (coupê).
In Brazil the activities for 1954 rollback
had started initially assembling Jeep, then later it started to import
Agricultural and the Aero.
In 1954 the Willys announced its first "
Brazilian Jeep ", with traction in the 4 wheels, the pioneering Jeep testified
the reality of the young national automobile industria. In 1959 it came
another strong vehicle for the work to take to the stroll who with it worked;
Agricultural 4x4. While this, in the city much people wanted a really economic,
practical carriage and of small cost so that many could have then the Willys
also launew the Renault Dauphine (under license of the Renault) in 1959.
In 1960 it was the time of the carriage biggest, with space and comfort
for six people - the Aero-Willys. In 1961 4x2 came the Pick-up Jeep and
the esportivo Interlagos and in 1966 the Itamaraty.
The Willys manufactured its vehicles in its
propria unit in São Bernardo do Campo SP (current plant of the Ford);
in 1966 the Jeep (nicknamed in the Northeast " Leather Hat ") also passed
to be manufactured (assembled) in Jaboatão, Pernambuco, Br, where
it was the first plant of automobiles northeast, the Willys-Northeast,
that also manufactured Rural and Pick-up Jeep. In
1967 the Willys counted on 7 carriages of stroll and service in 19 versions,
it had the biggest Brazilian string of products. One I propagate pair each
task, for each taste, Each one portraying a aspect of the national progress.
Showing, in the streets, roads, farms, constructions and in the slots of
automobile race tracks, as Brazil progressed.
In Brazil also it manufactured, under license
of the Renault, the Gordine and a sport baptized of " Interlagos
". In 1968 it had the union of the Willys Overland of Brazil with the Ford
Motors of Brazil that started to call Ford-Willys, starting to manufacture
its vehicles, until the last one in 1984 (pick-up F-75). In IV the Hall
of the Automobile in 1964 the Willys presented the archetype " Capeta ".
In 1967 the Willys manufacturing one prótotipo sport - Willys 1300
- destined to
the loving ones of races, but few units for test had been construidas therefore
the Willys only were in negotiations with the Ford, the mechanics of Willys
1300 would serve of base for the last great design of the Willys in Brazil
the Corcel (" Design M " of the Willys - Renault Mechanics, the first models
had also left plant with symbol WILLYS printed matter in glasses), launchn
for the Ford-Willys as FORD CORCEL in 68. In 1970 it leaves to call Ford-Willys
and passing the Ford simply Brazil. To the few the Ford was substituting
the Willys vehicles, thus dying the mark in Brazil. The Willys also produced
engines marine, generating groups of weld, generating units of force, groups.
The bases of these products were the engines of 6 cylinders of the Aero
and the 4 cilinders of the Gordini. The unit that commercialized these
equipment was the " Division of located Special Products " in Taubaté,
Prototípo "Capeta" presented
in 1964 in IV the Hall of the Automobile in São Paulo.
Below: " JEEPSTER American and
Protótiopo Brazilian Saci 1962 "
Models manufactured in
Plants of the Willys in Brazil:
· Dauphine - Gordine 59/67
·Aero Willys - Itamaraty
·Jeep - 2 gates and 4 gates
·Agricultural - 4x4 / 4x2
- standart and luxury 59/77
·pick-up Jeep 4x4/4x2 61/84
String of Production and Aerial
Sight of the Plant of Are São Bernardo do Campo
They are São Bernardo do
Campo - SP (All string Willys and Renault) - current plant of the Ford
Taubaté-SP (Casting of engines)
- Current plant of engines of the Ford - It was of this casting that left
the first tablet casting engine in Brazil.
Jaboatão - PE (Jeep - Station
Wagon Rural - Pick-up Jeep) -