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1947-Chrysler Town & Country
1947-Chrysler Town & Country

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1947 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country “Highlander” Sedan

Designer: David Wallace

 

Estimate: $90,000 - $115,000

 

Chassis Number: 71001690

Decoded: 710=Chrysler Windsor Town & Country Sedan; 01690=Unit Number

Engine: 251 cid L-Head in-line 6-cyl.

2-barrel Carburetor/114 bhp

3-Speed Fluid Drive Transmission

Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Odometer: 92,193 Miles

 

Full Classic Status

Beautiful Presentation

Tartan Pattern Highlander trim

 

The Model: When David Wallace wanted to add a little visual flair to the designs of the Chrysler line in the early 1940’s, he turned back the pages of styling time and introduced real wood trim. For the first car to carry the name Town & Country, real wood was a major part of the body structure with the famous “Barrel-Back” station-sedan. In preparation for resumption of car production after WWII, Wallace had envisioned a whole family of cars with Town & Country styling, and while a few prototypes were built of other body styles, the only models to make it to full scale production was the New Yorker based convertible and the Windsor based sedan. From 1946 to 1948 a total of just 3,994 of the sedans were produced and today they are highly sought after collectibles.


The Car: This special car is finished in its original color of Catalina Tan and is fitted with the very desirable Highlander trim featuring red leather bolsters with red tartan pattern fabrics. Coming from a private collection where it has been maintained in “turn-key” ready condition, it is fitted with factory radio, heater and clock, as well as dual spot lights, driving lights and rear view mirrors. It is also fitted with a factory wood and chrome roof rack, a rather rare accessory for T&C fans to have. Reported to start easily, usually on the first try, and shifting with little or no effort, this is a comfortable road car. Given a sympathetic restoration, but much of this car originality had been retained, such as the collection of lubrication and oil-change stickers on the driver’s door. An honor to own, a pleasure to drive, this Town & Country would be the perfect addition to any collector’s stable.

 

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