St. John's

28 July 2012

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Lot 124

1948 Chrysler Windsor Town and Country Sedan

  • Chassis no. 71003985

$100,000 - $125,000

114 bhp, 250.6 cu. in. “Spitfire” L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.5"

• Approximately 61,000 original miles
• One owner since 1972
• Complete with wooden cargo rack

In the collector car world, few classic automobiles compare to the sheer elegance of the dashing Chrysler Town and Country. With handsome wooden bodywork reminiscent of the finest wood-hulled boats of the 1930s and 1940s, the Town and Country remains a collector’s favorite today. Mechanically, these automobiles also benefited from Chrysler’s characteristic engineering prowess with a robust “Spitfire” inline six-cylinder engine, while the innovative Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission was available as optional equipment. Rare and expensive when new, the ’48 Town and Country is certainly one of Chrysler’s most sought-after automobiles from the immediate postwar era.

Offered from 40 years of careful single ownership and having received proper maintenance and storage, this lovely 1948 Chrysler Windsor Town and Country sedan epitomizes what elegant motoring was like for the upwardly-mobile family during the postwar era. Handsomely finished in maroon, which accents the natural hues of the virtually flawless, striking, and reported to be unrestored original woodwork, this example has travelled approximately 61,000 miles since new. Among the many accessories found on this car are a heater/defroster, pushbutton radio, dual spotlights, and a rare, wooden rooftop cargo rack. Stylish chrome hubcaps and wheel trim rings, plus period correct wide whitewall tires, complete the car’s handsome exterior. Stylish plaid upholstery and wooden door panels, as well as an impressive chrome dash, highlight the interior. Chrysler’s famed Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission provides driving ease. Driven sparingly and properly looked after, this Town and Country sedan is simply breathtaking. With its obvious beauty and smooth driving experience, it will undoubtedly make a great addition to any collection of landmark postwar automobiles.

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