1948 Chrysler Town and Country ConvertibleSOLD

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20 and 21, 2011. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 324 CID L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine 135 BHP at 3,400 RPM Fluid Drive Semi-Automatic Transmission 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Front Independent Suspension Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs About this Car: Chrysler completely overhauled its Town and Country lineup in 1946, splitting production between eight-cylinder New Yorker convertibles and sedans, and six-cylinder Windsor sedans. With their contrast of ash framing, mahogany veneer and metal, these new models had a striking appearance. The bodies were crafted like a cathedral, with interlocking miters and a finish that would be the envy of the finest yachts. The collectible status of the Chrysler Town and Country models produced between 1941 and 1948 has increased in recent years. In September 2008, CCCA added Town and Country automobiles to their certified list of approved Full ClassicTM cars, distinguishing the model as a member of an exclusive and select list of post-war vehicles. In addition to bolstering the model?s general reputation and cachet, this classification establishes their eligibility for CCCA CARavans and events. According to the Town and Country Registry, 2,936 cars were produced in 1948. Of those, only approximately 200 are known to exist. This Town and Country looks beautiful wearing its Catalina Tan paint, red trim and taupe Bedford Cord interior and matching taupe top. Its appearance is consistent with the color codes specified by the data plate located on the firewall and suggest that the car?s aesthetic considerations mirror its original appearance. This attractive Town and Country features a variety of exterior and interior woods, the feature of its design that most captures the public imagination. Its white ash-wood framework is complemented with mahogany panels that perfectly accent the textural character of Chrysler?s wood-toned creation. This Town and Country is a beautifully presented example of Chrysler?s effort to field a wood-bodied model and offers its owner a great example of a major American design movement. In light of its CCCA designation, it should provide a most enjoyable experience for its next owner, whether on tour, at concours or just cruising around town.

Reference Number 35611

as of 12/24/2011

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Car 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
VIN 7405374 
Exterior / Interior Color      Cream /      Dark Red 
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