Brazil: The Willys Way

At a bustling 32-acre plant outside the Brazilian town of Sao Bernardo do Campo last week, coveralled workmen proudly rolled a pair of shiny new compact cars off the assembly line. Hardly had they done so when William Max Pearce, 49, general manager of Willys-Overland do Brasil, announced his plans to send the two cars—the first production models of the new Aero-Willys 2600—to Paris for next month's international auto exposition. Pearce and Willys had reason to be excited. The Aero-Willys is Brazilian from taillights to engine block—the first car to be completely...

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