1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars And Trucks

Historic Automotive Advertisements1930-1939

We came across this 1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks placed by the Victoria Willys dealer, Thomas H. Weeks & Sons Ltd., 968 Yates Street. According to the advertisement there were two other Willys dealers on Vancouver Island in 1931: Ira E. Lowe in Ladysmith and Joseph Hemm in Courtenay.

1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks by the Victoria Willys dealer, Thomas H. Weeks & Sons Ltd., 968 Yates Street (West Coast Driver Training collection)
1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks by the Victoria Willys dealer, Thomas H. Weeks & Sons Ltd., 968 Yates Street (West Coast Driver Training collection)

Notice that safety glass, now standard on all vehicles, was optional on the Willys Six but standard on the Willys Eight and Willys-Knight.

Here are some videos showing 1931 Willys models:

Here is a video showing a 1930 Willys Whippet Six:

Here is a video showing a 1930 Willys Whippet:

Here is a video showing a 1928 Willys Whippet Cabriolet:

968 Yates Street, where the Victoria Willys dealer was located in 1931, is still standing although it is now renumbered as 966 Yates Street. Here is a map showing its location:

Here is a Google Street View image of 966 Yates Street as it appears now:

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