1928 Chrysler Model 70 Roadster Registration no. BF 4604 Chassis no. WS810R
Produced at the old Chalmers plant in Detroit and introduced in January 1924, Walter P Chrysler's first automobile was an innovative, medium priced, six-cylinder car of better-than-average performance, as numerous motor sport successes would soon demonstrate. Offering a $5,000 specification for under $1,500, the Chrysler featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes, aluminium pistons, full-pressure lubrication and a tubular front axle, and was able to reach 70mph comfortably. Not surprisingly, it was an outstanding success, 32,000 being sold in the car's first year of production. The range soon expanded to encompass a 'four', a smaller 'six', and the Imperial, the latter larger and more expensive than the original, and intended to compete with the likes of Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. The original Chrysler Model 70 six remained 3.3 litres in capacity until 1926 when it was enlarged to 3.6 litres. A smaller, 3.0-litre Model 60 six was introduced for 1927, becoming the Model 62 the following year.
This Chrysler Model 70 roadster was imported from the USA in 1992 and purchased at auction by its previous owner the following year. Finished in dark green with black wings, tan upholstery and beige hood, it seats four with the dickey seat deployed and affords the prospect of lively performance and better-than-average brakes. An optional Ha Dee heater is fitted. Rarely used since acquisition, the car comes with State of Washington Certificate of Title, dating certificate, Swansea V5C document and five expired MoTs for the period 2007-2102 showing only 10 miles covered during that time. In addition, there are bills on file totalling more than £2,500 for a brake rebuild and general service carried out in November 2007.