1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903

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Lot 51
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

Sold for US$ 79,750 inc. premium
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Chassis no. 7400026
Engine no. C392903

324ci L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Duel-Throat Downdraft Carburetor
135bhp at 3,400rpm
3-Speed Presto-matic Semi-Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live rear axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes


*Long term ownership
*Very early 1946-model serial number 26
*Great looking and mechanically well sorted car
*Perfect car for a relaxing Sunday drive


THE CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

Such was the demand for vehicles in the immediate aftermath of WW II that the 1946 Chryslers – like most other American makes – reappeared looking much the same as they had in 1942. One difference in the model line-up was that the wood-embellished Town & Country model, previously available only as a station wagon, was now made either as a sedan or two-door convertible on both the New Yorker (8-cylinder) and Windsor (6-cylinder) chassis.

With their contrasting ash framing, mahogany veneer and steel panels, while boasting a level of finish that would be the envy of the finest yachts, these new Town & Country models were certainly very striking. They were also the best-equipped and most expensive models in the Chrysler range. Today they are among the most highly prized American automobiles of their era.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Being one of the very first Town & Country's produced in 1946, the 25th car in the production line was then shipped to sunny and dry Southern California. The first owner, having returned from the war, purchased the vehicle and embarked on his honeymoon.

After the wedding, the now husband and wife drove their car all over town and country just as the vehicle's name suggests. The Chrysler remained in their ownership for just under 70 years as they frequently enjoyed driving the smooth yet powerful eight-cylinder engine. In the late 1980's to revive a rather tired look, a refurbishment was initiated, finished in its original Chrysler Royal Maroon, paint code 18 just as the cowl tag denotes. The interior was taken care of and re-done to an exquisite standard that holds up very well today. During the restoration it is believed that the superb condition of the Town & Country gave the restorer the opportunity to preserve the original wood and sheet metal.

The consignor bought the car from the original custodian after close to 70 years of ownership. Presented here with a California black plate and in great condition this Town and Country is guaranteed for enjoyable and comfortable vintage driving.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number C392903
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1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible  Chassis no. 7400026 Engine no. C392903
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