The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 159
1947 Chrysler Town & Country Four-Door Sedan
$55,000 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
114 bhp, 250.6 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.5 in.
The first Chrysler Town & Country was a wood-bodied, barrel-back sedan in the 1941 six-cylinder Royal line. Carried forward into 1942, the model was succeeded after World War II by two different wood-bodied cars, a conventional trunk-back sedan on the six-cylinder Windsor chassis and a flagship eight-cylinder convertible based on the New Yorker. Just 4,049 of the sedans were built from the 1946–1948 period, against more than 8,000 convertibles, before the project was wound down in 1949 and 1950. Thereafter, the name was applied to steel-bodied station wagons and minivans.
This Town & Country Sedan enjoyed a recent body-up restoration with new maroon paint. Most of the wood is original, recently refinished, varnished, and sealed, with sections replaced as necessary. A new interior and carpet have also been fitted. The glass is in good condition, and the chrome has been redone as needed. A fine example of Chrysler’s prestige sedan, it pleases the most discriminating eye.