Aero Willys (1963–8)

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Aero Willys 2600 (213). 1963–8 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 4-door LWB sedan. F/R, 2638, 3008 cm³ (I6 OHV). Rebodied Aero, considered one of the first all-Brazilian cars, originally shown at the Paris Salon the year before. US platform as before, and modern styling by Brooks Stevens, but this shape was unique to Brazil. Engine now with 110 hp. Rear end altered in 1965, and spun off upmarket Itamaraty model in 1966. Larger engine from 1967, the same year Itamaraty Executivo, Brazil’s first production limousine, was launched to rival Ford Galaxie (1967–83). Consequently, when Ford took over Willys do Brasil, the Executivo was the first to go.

Manufacturing location: Sao Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil

Marque: Willys | Model: Aero Willys | Predecessor: Aero Willys (1960–3) | Successors: Ford Aero-Willys, Ford Itamaraty, Ford Galaxie (1967–83)

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