1930 Willys Sedan Model 98B (Holden Bodied) - Australia
Serial Number 98B 135355, Engine Number C157-2105
Holden Body Number 26, Holden Job Number 9631, Holden Trim Code DK MRNE HLA
Notes: At the time of the takeover by General Motors, almost all Holden Body Builders Ltd. records were destroyed, however surviving information suggests that just 80 sedan bodies like this were built for Willys 98B (compared with 323 Touring, 104 Roadster and 61 Coupe bodies).
Note the differences in rear beltline, roof trim and door window reveals compared to US bodied counterparts.
Dash is simple with a wood grain painted finish.
Fuel guage was new for 1930 and was not fitted on the 98A.
Fingertip control button operates starting, lighting and horn. Third window at rear winds down.
Holden body tags are located on floorboards in front of front passenger seat. Serial / chassis number tag is located on bulkhead behind engine rather than the more usual left rear chassis rail location.
Engine number is stamped on boss to left side of engine behind water pump.
Left and right engine views
Roof treatment was different on USA cars which had the top material coming down to the gutter moulding.
Dome Lamp and ornate rear door pillar located switch
Crankhole cover is an item often missing on these cars.