1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 PacemakerSOLD

1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 Pacemaker

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
C7807503

Estimate:
$900,000 - $1,200,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

143 bhp, 322 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed overdrive Vacamatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145.5 in.


The actual 1941 Indianapolis 500 Pacemaker
One of only five examples built, and the only one with exposed headlights
Originally owned and driven by Walter P. Chrysler Jr.
Recent concours-quality restoration in original colors

The dual blows of the Great Depression and the only slightly less disastrous Airflow traumatized the Chrysler Corporation, which spent the late-1930s building conservatively designed and engineered automobiles. It was designer Ralph Roberts, of LeBaron, who, in the fall of 1940, recognized that as the nation and the company recovered, Chrysler would benefit from some high style added to its lineup..

Reference Number 213229

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 Pacemaker
VIN C7807503 
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