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 none made a greater impression than those campaigned by the team of Leonard Woods, Doug Cook and Fred Stone.
This particular Stone, Woods and Cook 1941 Willys gasser, dubbed the Black Widow, was far lighter and more advanced than the Swindler I gasser which debuted in the late 50s. Fitted with a fiberglass front end as well as various other lightweight components, it ran a supercharged 467ci Oldsmobile V8 during its inaugural 1964 season. The striking black paint would be short lived, eventually reverting to the traditional blue and gold colours.
This detailed 1:18 scale 1941 Willys coupe is a beautiful representation of this rarely seen gasser. Highly detailed with its straight axle, ladder bars and radiused wheel arches, lifting off the hood will reveal the blown Olds V8 with Hilborn injection and detailed cooling system. The bare bones interior is all business with a simple trio of gauges, roll cage, race seats and competition shifter. The glorious gloss black finish is highlighted with gold lettering and period correct wheels and tyres. This limited edition model will be the highlight of your gasser collection.
1:18 scale, limited to 546 pieces worldwide.
- Diecast metal body
- Opening doors
- Removable hood
- Poseable steering
- Plumbed and wired engine
- Detailed undercarriage
- Detailed interior
- Serialised plate