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Telephone: 253-272-2336

Email: info@lemaymarymount.org

Address: 325 152nd St E., Tacoma, WA 98445

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Monday: CLOSED

Highlights

3rd best-selling marque for 1928.

- Full pressure oiling and water pump with full circulating coolant.

- An upgraded version of Whippet’s engine became WW2-era Willys Jeep engine.

- Produced from 1927 – 1931 by Willys-Overland in Toledo, Ohio.

- Price new: $535 - $745.

 

Provenance

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Description

Initially introduced by Willys-Overland in late 1926 as a replacement for the Overland, the Whippet was a small, fast automobile.

 

One of the six-cylinder models averaged 56.52 mph during a 24 hour endurance run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, establishing a new record for cars costing under $1000.

 

The Whippet sold extremely well during its short life-span, becoming the third best in sales in 1928, behind only Ford and Chevrolet.

 

Like many other marques, it suffered badly with the stock market crash and the ensuing Depression. Willys shifted its emphasis to a single model and discontinued the Whippet name in early 1931.

 

Year: 1928

Make: Whippet

Model: 96

Style: 2-Door Sedan

Serial No

Color: Green

Engine Size: 134 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-4

Engine BHP: 30 BHP

Transmission: Manual 3-Speed

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1928 Whippet 96