<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357

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Lot 111
1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

Sold for US$ 143,000 inc. premium
1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Chassis no. 7404990
Engine no. C39-46357

5,302 cc L-Head Inline 8-cylinder Engine
Carter Dual Downdraft Carburetor
135bhp at 3,400rpm
Fluid Drive Presto-Matic 4-Speed Semi-Automatic Transmission
Independent Front and Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Sought after T&C Convertible
*CCCA Full Classic®
*A well-kept example
*Retains its original woodwork


THE CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

Wood-bodied station wagons began as utility vehicles, often cataloged in the manufacturers' commercial lines. During the 1930s, however, the style developed a certain vogue, particularly as prestige manufacturers like Packard and Chrysler began offering them. In 1941, Chrysler created a sensation with the Town & Country, a stylish barrel-backed four-door wood-bodied station wagon. Based on the six-cylinder Windsor line, it came in either six- or eight-passenger form and had swing-open clamshell doors at the rear. About 2,000 were built in 1941 and '42 before automobile production was suspended for World War II.

After the war, Chrysler had designs on a vastly expanded Town & Country line, and made plans for five body styles. The sedan-wagon was eliminated, but a brochure was published for two- and four-door sedans, a three-passenger roadster, and both hardtop and soft-top convertibles. In the end, only the four-door and the soft-top made it to production. Reportedly seven prototype hardtops were built, and a single two-door; the roadsters seen on the auction circuit are latter-day replicas. Production sedans were Windsor sixes, convertibles were in the eight-cylinder New Yorker line.

A prime example of Chrysler's flagship of the postwar period, a Town & Country convertible is a desirable addition to any collection.

THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

This handsome Town & Country has benefited from a lifetime of care from a series of fastidious owners. Showing well, the car has in fact never been fully apart just carefully maintained with attention given where needed. A well-equipped example, numerous factory options are fitted including an in-dash clock, Presto-Matic transmission, driver and passenger side mirrors, AM radio, seatbelts, driver's side spotlight, center bumper guard, and factory wheel covers surrounded wide-whitewall tires.

The penultimate owner, a meticulous Midwestern collector, repainted the car in its original Yellow Lustre and attended to the chrome with re-plating of some of the brightwork. The wood trim which is the most famous hallmark of the model has been lovingly maintained and cared for from new and it is understood and the old growth timber with which the car left the factory is still fitted on it today. The tan, power-operated top is concealed by a custom fabricated top boot that was made for the current owner by the well-regarded Glen Rock, Pennsylvania restorer Al Prueitt.

The last of the true woodies, this Chrysler is a CCCA Full Classic® would make a brilliant and comfortable tour car. Alternatively, one can enjoy it for how it was originally intended—on any sunny day for a nice drive!
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<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
<b>1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible</b><br /> Chassis no. 7404990<br /> Engine no. C39-46357
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