The Society of Automotive Historians

Author Rick Kamen

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Title:   Willys Aero: A Reference Guide to the Cars Built in Toledo, Ohio from 1952-1955

Brief Description: Detailed information about every aspect of the Willys Aero: History; individual model details; accessories; design studies; identification codes explained; production figures; sales brochures; advertisements; lists of manuals (parts, service and owners); assembly plants; distributors and dealers; magazine article listings (contemporary and retrospective); highlights from the registry; parts interchange; and, other information. Updates are planned on a regular basis.

Details:

Number of Pages: approx 350           Number of Images – Color & Black and white: approx 460
Price: $30 + $15 S/H            ISBN:  none.   Library of Congress reg #: TXu002148237               
Publisher: Kamen Automotive Resources
Link to Website:  http://clubs.hemmings.com/willysaero/     

Table of Contents:       
Forward
Chapter 1: History of the Aero

  1. Aero History
  2. De-bunking the Myths

Chapter 2: Model Descriptions

  1. Common to all Aeros
  2. 1952 Aero Lark
  3. 1952 Aero Wing
  4. 1952 Aero Ace
  5. 1952 Aero Eagle
  6. 1953 Aero Lark, Aero Lark export
  7. 1953 Aero Ace
  8. 1953 Aero Eagle
  9. 1953 Aero Falcon
  10. 1953 Aero Heavy Duty (Taxi)
  11. 1953 Aero Scout
  12. 1954 Aero Lark, Lark DeLuxe, Lark DeLuxe export
  13. 1954 Aero Ace, Ace DeLuxe
  14. 1954 Aero Eagle, Eagle DeLuxe, Eagle Custom
  15. 1954 Aero Heavy Duty (Taxi)
  16. 1955 Ace DeLuxe, Custom, Custom export
  17. 1955 Bermuda

Chapter 3: Building the Aero

  1. Identification Plates Explained
  2. Trim Codes
  3. Paint Codes
  4. Engines
  5. Production Figures
  6. Accessories
  7. Design Studies
  8. Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers
  9. Technical (Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, Specifications, etc.)

Chapter 4: Selling the Aero

  1. Sales Brochures
  2. Salesman’s Factbooks
  3. Sales Bulletins
  4. Advertisements
  5. Post Cards
  6. Promotional Items
  7. Auto Shows

Chapter 5: Servicing the Aero

  1. Service Manuals
  2. Service Bulletins
  3. Parts Manuals
  4. Owners Manuals
  5. Paint Chips
  6. Cloth Swatches

Chapter 6: Factories, Distributors & Dealers

  1. Factories and Assembly Plants
  2. Distributors & Dealers
  3. Brazilian Aeros

Chapter 7: Reporting on the Aero

  1. Contemporary Magazine Articles
  2. Retrospective Magazine Articles

Chapter 8: Willys Aero Survival Count

  1. Registry by the numbers
  2. Registry – Photos

Appendix

       A.  Parts Interchange

Bibliography

Index

Supplements

Reviews of Book:  West Peterson, Editor, AACA’s Antique Automobile magazine, Jan/Feb 2020 issue, page 82.