Willys (also, Willys-Knight and Overland) was based in Toledo, Ohio, and actually is more popular now, long after it has ceased to exist, than when it was alive. Founded in 1908, Willys was in buisness as a car brand until WWII, and again breifly in the 1950s. The standard Willys design of 1938-42, renamed Americar in 1941, is one of the most popular cars to hot rod today- but perhaps even more important is the legacy of Jeep. While Willys did not design the original Jeep, they were the go-to company for them and it kept them alive well into the 1960s, for most of the post-war period to the end of the Willys name in 1963, Jeeps were all they produced. I have not seen many Willys- at least, not many factory stock examples- and have had to use customs to illustrate the 1940 and 41 models here.