London | Lot 289
1947 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupé
£8,960 GBP | Sold
| London, United Kingdom
26 October 2011
114 bhp, 251 cu. in. L-head six, three-speed manual transmission, independent suspension with front coil springs and semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with rigid live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,085 mm
• Desirable six-passenger configuration
• A solid example with nicely preserved original brightwork
Like the other automobile manufacturers, Chrysler Corporation was heavily involved in helping the Allies win the war against the Axis powers. Due to materials shortages and the lead time involved for the massive retooling back to automobile production, no cars were produced until the end of 1945. The 1946 Chrysler models were basically identical to their pre-war counterparts, using the same sheet metal and with updated grilles and trim, and it would not be until 1949 that most manufacturers would offer all-new designs. Chrysler’s post-war offerings included four trim lines; the lower Royal and Windsor were equipped with six-cylinder engines and the higher Saratoga and New Yorker had eights.
This attractive blue 1947 Chrysler Windsor Coupé was imported to Italy from the United States in 2006. It was the recipient of a cosmetic restoration in the early 2000s. This work included an exterior re-spray as well as a full interior refurbishment including fresh upholstery. Since all of the brightwork, though patinated, was in original condition, it was decided to leave it preserved as is. The mechanicals were also thoroughly sorted and serviced as needed.
This 1947 Chrysler Windsor Coupé is a solid driver. It has never been damaged or abused, and there is no rust to be found in the body or chassis. It comes with some maintenance literature as well as a spare set of keys and is ready to be enjoyed. Since it has never been fully disassembled, the integrity of its originality remains intact, and it could also be used as the excellent basis for a competitive show-quality restoration.