Original T & C: ’48 Chrysler Town & Country
Everyone loves a car with wood. We love wood on our dashboards and door panels but there were days when our cars were made with wood. By ’48 when this Town & Country was built, wood was on the way out. Wood was becoming too costly to work with and steel prices were more reasonable. But aren’t we glad they were built? Today’s find was originally built for the Breyers Ice Cream Company and spent its life shuttling the family and executives around town. It is all original and unrestored. We are talking paint and interior. A quick glance at the photos and you’ll see both have barely survived. But that is pretty neat. So the debate becomes what to do with it. Well, it would be nice to have a more serviceable interior. If you restore the interior, then the rest of the car, with beaucoup patina, looks out-of-place. Then you are on your way down the rabbit hole to a full restoration. That is an expensive proposition for a car with a partial wood body. The seller is asking a stout $77,600 for this one. That must mean they are placing some value on the ownership history. Click here for the listing.