Left-hand drive 1947 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupé Registration no. 218 YUK Chassis no. 70686620
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. First seen in the late 1930s, when English place names were much in vogue at Chrysler, the Windsor continued as a six-cylinder, mid-range model when civilian production recommenced for 1946. Such was the demand for vehicles in the immediate aftermath of WW2 that the 1946 Chryslers - like most other American makes - reappeared looking much the same as in 1942 apart relatively minor changes to grilles and trim. The 1947 Chryslers exhibited only minor detail changes from the '46 line-up and it would be 1949 before most US manufacturers got around to introducing all-new models. Chrysler's post-war offerings comprised four trim lines: six-cylinder Royal and Windsor and eight-cylinder Saratoga and New Yorker. The Royal/Windsor's six-cylinder sidevalve engine displaced 250.6ci (4.1 litres) and produced 116bhp at a lowly 3,600 rpm. Chrysler's 'Fluid Drive' and 'Presto-matic' (semi-automatic) transmission were standard on the more expensive Windsor range.
This attractive Chrysler Windsor Coupe was imported into Italy from the USA in 2006 having been treated to a cosmetic restoration in the early 2000s. This refurbishment included a re-spray, a full interior re-trim, a thorough sorting of the mechanicals and a service, while the original brightwork, though patinated, was deemed in sufficiently good condition to be reused. Well sorted and looked after, never damaged or abused, and boasting a rust-free body and chassis, '218 YUK' is described as in generally excellent condition and a 'solid' driver. Ready to be enjoyed, this desirable six-passenger American classic comes with maintenance literature, spare keys, current road fund licence, MoT to February 2014 and Swansea V5C registration document.
Please note that maintenance literature mentioned in the catalogue is not present.