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1947 Chrysler Town & Country Sedan

1947 Chrysler Town & Country Sedan

Item Description:

Year 1947
Make Chrysler
Model Town & Country
Ext. Color Grey
Int. Color Tan
VIN 71002274
Run Number: F528
Consignment Number: 9153

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 2nd - 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 5th Annual Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. In today's collector-car world, few automobiles can compare to the richness and sporting elegance of Chrysler's dashing Town and Country models. With their handsome wooden bodywork reminiscent of the finest wood-hulled speedboats of the 1930s and 1940s, surviving examples of the rare and expensive Town and Country remain collector favorites. In fact, the Town and Country is perhaps the single most beloved and collectible automobile of both the immediate pre- and post- WW II years. Originally conceived in 1939 by Chrysler's Dave Wallace, the Town and Country was introduced for 1941 and continued into the abbreviated 1942 model year as a barrelback station wagon only. The end of World War II brought unprecedented demand for new cars from returning G.I.s and the buying public in general. As America's automobile manufacturers struggled to resume civilian production in the face of supply shortages and labor unrest, complete model changeovers were delayed by necessity for several years; consequently, the 1946-1948 models were largely based on the existing prewar designs. To generate excitement in the post-war seller's market while new models were being designed and readied for introduction, Chrysler introduced the Town and Country 4-door Sedan and 2-door Convertible for 1946, with a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines and the innovative Fluid-drive semi-automatic transmission optional. Public anticipation for the new Town and Country models was further stoked by an enticing ad campaign including a two-page spread in the widely read Saturday Evening Post. A fine example of Chrysler's prestige sedan of the immediate postwar era, this 1947 Windsor Town and Country Sedan enjoyed a recent body-up restoration to original specifications with new Steel Gray paint and the interior compartment retains original chrome and wood trimmings. Powered by its original 114-horsepower, 250.6 cubic-inch inline 6-cylinder engine with Chrysler's Fluid-Drive semi-automatic transmission, this example retains the original wood in fantastic condition, and the interior was duplicated to original standards and fitted with matching carpets. This rare Town and Country also features such desirable period accessories including a radio, heater, Fulton sun visor, spotlight, fog lights, front and rear bumper guards, and whitewall tires. A very rare and desirable automobile, this Town and Country is rightly recognized as a CCCA Full Classic and as such, it will provide a welcome entry into a multitude of enjoyable classic shows, tours, and events.

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