Books by Rick Kamen

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, Jan/Feb 2020 issue, page 82.