Lot 114

Amelia Island 2018

1947 Chrysler Town and Country Sedan

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$100,800 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Amelia Island, Florida

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Chassis No.
71002156
  • One of the finest restored examples available
  • Best in Class at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
  • Fully optioned with genuine period-correct MoPar accessories
  • Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) National First Junior award-winner
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

This Town and Country sedan was originally delivered by Kemper Motor Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, to William G. Kohls. It was refinished in the early 1980s but otherwise remained original and well preserved until its acquisition by the previous owner, who in 2013 commissioned its restoration by the Ruozzi Brothers of Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. It was restored in the period color of Sumac Red with a correct red leather and taupe Bedford Cord interior. The car was fitted with a MoPar sun visor, reverse light, Jiffy Jet windshield washer, exhaust extension, and MoPar automatic battery filler. The heater, roof rack, radio, dual mirrors, dual spotlights, and fog lights are all original options delivered with this car when it was new, as documented by the original sales order.

In 2013 the car was judged Best Pre-War American Classic at Radnor Hunt and Best Wood-Bodied Car at the St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance, followed by Most Elegant Post-war Car at the Elegance at Hershey in 2014. Finally, in 2015, it received top honors in a special Town and Country class at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, where it beat out many of the other top "T&Cs" in the world. The car is accompanied by its Chrysler Heritage certificate, build sheets, an original invoice, original handbooks, and the rare key code tags and ordinary key blanks, and in every way is "better than new."

This is one of the finest Town and Country sedans available anywhere, and it will be a standout in the finest collection of American Classics.