Woodill Motor Company, Inc
The Woodill Motor Company, Inc. was an American automobile dealers and manufacturers, in Downey ,California was established. Founder and owner was Blanchard Robert "Woody" Woodill . Initially, Dodge and Willys cars were sold .
Made between 1952 and 1956, the Wildfire model a two-seater roadster on a Willys chassis. It has a fiberglass-body . Woodill was the first manufacturer to use the bodywork for a production car and ordered 100 in slightly modified form. This is true of Woodill Wildfire is the first complete GRP automobile , even before the Chevrolet Corvette or the Kaiser Darrin .
The wheelbase was 2565 mm, the total length 4115 mm. The car was driven normally by a side-valve six-cylinder in-line engine of Willys with 2638 cc displacement, the (66 kW) 90 bhp at 4200 , but the vehicle was also with many other engines available. The top speed with the Willys engine was 193 km / h.
Built were about 300 copies, of which only 15 as finished vehicles and 285 as a kit. There was also a children's car called Brushfire .
The same body used Glasspar 1954-1955 for its own roadster, the G-2 with prepared V8 engines from Ford or Mercury .
A Woodill starred in the 1954 film Johnny Dark. with Tony Curtis in a Mexico to Canada cross country road race.