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. Read More
Well this isn’t a first for a big American ’50s race car. We’ve featured a few Carrera Panamericana cars in the past. This isn’t another one of those South of the Border racers but a California racer with history. In fact, let’s quote the seller to give you an idea. “The former owner of this car was Martin Swig. He has it in Ca. He was the auto writer for the San Fran paper. Also instrumental in the Gum Ball Rally and Pebble Beach Concours.” “This car has some race history out of California, in the Carrera Nevada 3 years in a row.” Read More
The Chrysler letter cars are among the most collectible big muscle cars of the era. The series began in 1955 with the 300 and continued in alphabetical order until 1965. By 1965, the Chrysler 300 letter brand had been diluted by all the various models offered as plain 300s. Chrysler ended production of the letter series with the 300L. The 300L sold quite well, with 2,405 hardtops and 440 convertibles but it did not hold the same magic as the more exclusive early cars. Today’s featured 300 Convertible is a special order car and is being sold by the son of the original owner.
Here we have a classic American luxury convertible from the mid-50s. In other words it is huge and powerful and very capable of leading any parade. Chryslers were doing very well in the mid-60s although their famous letter series cars were falling out of favor. But the 300 would soldier on with or without letters. This one has a big V8, Torqueflite transmission, special order leather interior, power windows, power driver’s seat and rare air conditioning. Read More
Talk about a car so opposite of the little Fiat and Isetta also featured today. But we don’t see many early New Yorker Coupes and one in such fine condition. We thought it Mintworthy for sure. We like the exterior and interior color combination and the seller states it is original with only one repaint. Read More
In 1957, Chrysler cars were redesigned with Virgin Exner’s ‘Forward Look’. The marketing guys wanted big powerplants for their luxury cars so a Hemi V8 rated at 325 hp was the go to engine. Fins that swept up from just behind the front doors were featured on the car. The stylish New Yorker sold well with a total of 10,948 units built, only 1,049 convertible models.
We run the risk of being accused a Chrysler Town & Country shill. We are not. We just love big American Wagons and lately, they all seem to be a Chrysler T&C. We had an Edsel a few weeks ago but they are really like cartoon characters but a nice T & C is pure luxury. You may remember that Chrysler hired Elwood Engel away from Ford and made him their chief stylist. Read More
When a Town & Country is either restored or in good original condition it is a thing of beauty. We aren’t talking Pebble Beach beautiful but rather a really neat example of the state of the American auto industry of the 1950s. The Town & Country was Chrysler’s most expensive model back then. The interiors were beautiful with lots of tough grained vinyl, real wood and bright chrome trim. Read More
We couldn’t find out too much about this particular model Chrysler so we can assume the seller’s clam that it is rare is in fact true. Maybe it isn’t a model and more of an option. Perhaps some of our readers can set us straight. But it is Mint-worthy for sure. It is a 1950 Chrysler Traveler 6 passenger touring sedan. Read More
In 1957, Chrysler execs called upon Virgil Exner and his team to redesign the Chrysler Windsor. They started off by switching to a larger chassis, probably to accommodate the large rear tail fins that begin their upsweep at the B-pillar. Chrysler began advertising their car’s engines as “Golden Lions” and the cars as “Lion Hearted”. Lions were used in the advertising, and the cars had lion emblems on the fenders. You can see the lion emblems on the leading edge of the front doors of today’s Craigslist find. Read More
Typically we like to share a little history about the offerings of the day. For the most part, there are usually tidbits of interesting data that we can share with you. But this is a 1967 Town & Country Station Wagon. Other than it being the top of line Chrysler of the day, there really isn’t anything to say. But of course, we make the ordinary extraordinary. This offering was previously owned by the Beatles. No, not really. Read More
You know by now how much we love station wagons. And no one does it better than Chrysler. This is a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Town and Country Station Wagon. You just don’t see one of these every day. In 1956, Chrysler christened this model year “PowerStyle” and it was one of the design works of Virgil Exner. Read More
Chrysler’s post war designs had an unusually high roof-line because Chrysler President K.T. Heller felt men had to be able to wear their hats while driving. Despite that this 2-door hardtop Newport looks pretty darn good here in Canary Yellow. Yesterday we featured a stunning ’49 Cadillac with their new V-8. In 1951 Chrysler answered Cadillac with the introduction of the 331ci Hemi rated at 180hp. Read More