1947 Chrysler Windsor Club
Lot 339
Left-hand drive,1947 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupé Chassis no. 70686620
£12,000 - 16,000
US$ 20,000 - 27,000
amended
Auction Details
1947 Chrysler Windsor Club 1947 Chrysler Windsor Club 1947 Chrysler Windsor Club 1947 Chrysler Windsor Club
Lot Details
Left-hand drive
1947 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupé
Registration no. 218 YUK
Chassis no. 70686620

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that maintenance literature mentioned in the catalogue is not present.
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