1949 Chrysler Town and Country ConvertibleFully Restored, AACA National Senior Winner, Rare!
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. 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 email@example.com. This Chrysler is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
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