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1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible

Fully Restored, AACA National Senior Winner, Rare!

$64,800

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This Town and Country is the last of a long tradition of woodies. Little known is that this is the first series to have a key start ignition, padded dash and ergonomic designed dashboard. These are definitely an all-American classic!

THE ESSENTIALS

PRICED RESUCED FOR QUICK SALE!!  This beautifully restored 1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible is in gorgeous condition and is a multiple national show winner! She won an AACA National First in 1988 and an AACA Grand National First in 1990. She was also an award winner at the first Amelia Island Concours in 1996. This meticulously restored and rare Town and Country woodie convertible still shows amazing well years later in her rare and desirable color combination.

This is one of 993 Town and Country convertibles produced in 1949 and is of the last 30 made in the production run.  The survival rate is low, and it is believed that only about 15% survived.  This Town and Country received a concours quality, no-expense spared restoration in the mid-1980s by owner Forrest R. Wilkerson of Fort Mill, SC and was competing in concours competitions by the Summer of 1988. She won a First Junior award at the AACA national meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1988. She was sold in late-1988 to James K. Adams of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The Chrysler was exhibited at Hershey three more times taking home a First Grand National award and a First Preservation award in 1990 and a Senior Grand National  award in 1992. She was also an award winner at the first Amelia Island Concours in 1996.  By 2011, she was sold overseas to a collector in The Netherlands where she was on display in an automotive museum in the Netherlands. Our clients, conscientious collectors in Sullivans Island, SC purchased her several years ago from the Netherlands collector. Our clients have maintained her gorgeous restoration condition to this day.

The exterior of this Chrysler is stunning. The Town and Country livery is the very rare Chrysler Pepper Red. This example is one of the only examples produced in Pepper Red, which makes her very desirable to collectors. Her paint and blonde ash framing on the exterior panels glisten and are in beautiful condition. All her finishes, including the chrome, are still in show quality condition. The tan canvas power convertible top is in excellent condition and shows very well. The power convertible top functions very well and her brown vinyl top boot is in excellent condition. Overall, the exterior is in excellent show condition.

The interior is complete in Cognac Brown Leather and is complimented by beautiful brown carpeting. The leather is soft and supple, and the stunning interior shows near-new overall. The Cognac Brown leather dashboard appears as new.  The Town and Country was the first production car to feature a “padded dash”.  The steering wheel and gauges are all stunningly designed and in beautiful condition. The speedometer is non-functioning as is the clock, but overall, the interior is in near-new condition.  We are hoping to repair the speedometer.

This Chrysler comes with its 323 cu in Spitfire inline 8-cylinder engine. The 135hp at 3,200 rpms are transferred through its 3-speed Prestomatic fluid drive transmission which has two forward gears and an electric overdrive unit that can be applied in either gear for a total of four forward speeds. The engine compartment is well detailed and shows beautifully. The chassis is well detailed and shows very well. This Chrysler performs very well and her engine and transmission are quiet and powerful.  Everything feels tight and correct.

We have this Town and Country priced right as the Hagerty No. 2 plus value is in excess of $82,000.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Chip Henson at +1.602.509.4776 or sales@classicpromenade.com. This Chrysler is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide.  We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible

$64,800

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1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible

$64,800

VIN 7410963
BODY STYLE Convertible Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 923
GEARBOX 2-Speed manual with Overdrive for Each Gear
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Cognac
EXT COLOR Pepper Red
YEAR 1949
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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Chrysler Town & Country

Interesting Fact: The Chrysler Town & Country has had two completely different variants over the years. From 1940 to 1941 and 1945 to 1988, the Town & Country was a full, and then mid, sized station wagon. However, from 1990 to 2016, the vehicle was turned into a minivan. The original Town & Country features…
Interesting Fact: The Chrysler Town & Country has had two completely different variants over the years. From 1940 to 1941 and 1945 to 1988, the Town & Country was a full, and then mid, sized station wagon. However, from 1990 to 2016, the vehicle was turned into a minivan. The original Town & Country features an all steel construction and is a four-door luxury station wagon. Production paused for World War II and, when it resumed again, the Chrysler Town & Country had been turned into a mid-sized station wagon that soon began using a 6.8-liter V8 ending to provide reliable power. Chrysler stopped producing the Town & Country as a station wagon in 1988 but reintroduced the brand in 1990 as a minivan that features a V6 engine. In 2017, the nameplate was dropped and replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica. Their minivans were far more popular than the station wagons, however, and were ranked as the 13th bestselling automotive nameplates in the world with over 12 million sold. This is a unique vehicle given the massive change in design starting in the early 90s but is loved by drivers all across the world!

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