Willys (pronounced will-iss for English speakers) had a fairly wide product range in the late 1920s, ranging from the upper-lower to upper-middle price/prestige brackets. The lower end was served by the Whippet and the upper by the Willys-Knight, a car powered by a sleeve-valve motor.
For the 1930 model year, Willys-Knights had a wheelbase of 120 inches (3048 mm), Whippets had wheelbases of 103.3 and 112.5 inches (2624 and 2858 mm). Some model and wheelbase juggling ensued through 1932 when the company teetered toward receivership, which it reached on 15 February 1933. At that time all previous production models were terminated, the company basing its survival prospects on its new, even smaller (100.5 inch, 2553 mm wheelbase) model 77. The 77 and derivatives served Willys for the rest of the decade. So the company did survive the Depression and went on to become purveyors of the famous Jeep.