Up for sale is a 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible. Here is some info on the car in case you are not familiar with this model. While the iconic American Woody may not have been invented by Chrysler, it can certainly be argued that it was Chrysler that perfected the concept with their luxurious Town & Country series. Born out of necessity, the earliest woodies were basic, utilitarian bodies that were sold in the aftermarket to adapt to existing chassis such as the Model T. Wood bodied station wagons and depot hacks proved popular enough to convince Henry Ford to buy his own forest and offer the bodies himself. As styling became an ever more important factor in selling automobiles, the structural and functional woodwork grew into a point of style, and by the mid 1930’s, many manufacturers (led by Ford) began to offer station wagons with nicely finished wood bodies and room for 7 or more passengers. But it was Chrysler who set a new standard for the woody with their new Town & Country of 1941. The Town & Country was a top of the line luxury machine that combined the best of the New Yorker series from the windscreen forward, in combination with an artfully crafted and opulent wooden “country home” feel from the windscreen back. The name is credited to Paul Hafer of the Boyertown Body Works in Pennsylvania, who suggested the car looked “Town from the front and Country from the rear”. Chrysler’s success quickly became apparent and other manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon. Ford and Mercury offered the Sportsman, Chevrolet offered Fleetline wagons, and Buick’s Roadmaster wagons came closest to Chrysler in terms of luxury and style. But few could match the Chrysler’s commercial success and no others offered the same diversity of body styles. Staying one step ahead of the competition, Chrysler eschewed the traditional wood station wagon roots in the Post War era in exchange for pure style points in the form of wood-bodied coupe, convertible and sedan models. This classic Chrysler has been restored but it could be taken to another level to increase its value and the fair price reflects this. There is a nice thick binder with service/maintenance records that comes with this vehicle so you can get a feel of its history. The current owner has had the car since about 1995 and is not able to drive anymore because of health issues and age. Just a nice, honest vintage '47 Chrysler that has plenty of road in front of it. Come put your own eyes on it to fully appreciate its beautiful appearance. Call Doug at (949) 887-9600 to make an appointment or ask any questions about this vehicle. Phone calls are encouraged for further details.
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