1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
This is a nice older restoration of a completely rust-free example that has been in San Diego with the now deceased owner since about 1991, and was formerly part of the Don Sears colleciton in Nebraska. Whether you are into showing or just driving classics, this is one to consider.
We are selling this on behalf of an estate for the former owner for the past 26 years. The car, with little effort, would make a very nice tour car that would be welcome in most all shows and concours events. As a full classic with the CCCA, this can be used in CARAvans and other major events.
Cosmetically, the Town & Country looks very sharp! The paint is nice for touring and local shows, as are the interior and wood. The chrome is good to very good. The chrome is overall nice with the pot metal pieces having pitting that is obvious upon close examination. The glass is very nice. The canvas top is correct and the top mechanism works really well, too!
The engine is very strong with good performance and oil pressure. The electronics work well, including the instruments, heater, radio and clock. It has all new brakes, including the shoes, master, wheel cylinders, etc. A full tune up including ignition wires, plugs, points, etc. was performed and a full service, as well. She runs beautifully!
The chassis is completely free of rust and has not been restored or detailed. There are no patches or issues with this T&C. It shows that this is a rock solid, honest woodie. The suspension would benefit from new bushings. First gear needs to be adjusted, but otherwise the drivetrain is very good. It has the Fluidrive transmission. The exhaust has some small holes that need to be repaired or replaced. The tires hold pressure fine, but are very old and need to be replaced. The radiator has a small leak and would benefit from a full cleaning.
It is missing the two spotlight lenses, the tube for the ignition wires, a screw for one taillight, the starter is now a button (but the starterator components are in the carb). All else is original and in good shape.
The T&C is located in San Marcos, CA, is available for inspection and will require about 21 days to gain final approval from the court/heirs for the sale to finalized. Please call me at 602-245-7200 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. This is a terrific opportunity to add a wonderful classic to your collection for a great value.