1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
Sold For $77,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 2017 - The Thomas F. Derro Collection
- Offered from The Thomas F. Derro Collection
- One of fewer than 1,000 produced
- Well-kept restoration in wonderful original colors
- Former special award winner at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
The Derro Collection’s Town and Country was one of the last 50 examples produced. It is finished in its original color of Indian Maroon, with the correct red leather and beige cloth interior – both of which match the trim tag under the hood – as well as chrome wire wheels. Fully restored in 1991, it was later enjoyed for several years by the well-known enthusiast, Bruce Earlin of Milford, Pennsylvania, in whose ownership it won a special award at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2006. Fresh off the field, it was sold to Thomas F. Derro, and has been well preserved since in his collection, with its paint, woodwork, and interior remaining in fine overall order and appearing nearly freshly done. Recently it underwent a full detailing and brake service in preparation for this sale.
This is a lovely example of one of the most evocative and elegant automobiles of its era, well-loved by enthusiasts for over three decades.