The Willys name hasn't been used since the 1960s, and even now when we think of it, we tend to associate it with Jeeps. But the name is still alive and strong on the hot rod scene, where the defunct automaker's classics remain custom favorites. Take this 1941 Willys Coupe, for example, that swung by Jay Leno's Garage for this latest video.

As you can probably tell just from looking at it, it's far from what you might call "original condition." It belongs to one Lynsi Snyder, who inherited it from her father – along with the iconic In-N-Out burger chain. It's got a thousand horsepower under the hood, and Lynsi drag races it on weekends, astonishingly running the quarter mile in the nine-second range. But remarkably, it's still fully street legal - even if it doesn't (as Jay soon found out) carry a spare tire.

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