1948 Chrysler New Yorker Town and Country Convertible
In terms of beauty and elegance, few postwar automobiles compare to Chrysler’s dashing Town and Country models. Featuring handsome wooden and steel bodywork and exacting construction reminiscent of the finest wood-hulled speedboats of the 1930s-40s, the Town and Country remains an unqualified collector favorite with Full Classic® recognition from the Classic Car Club of America. Offered on the Chrysler Windsor series as a four-door sedan and as a convertible on the longer-wheelbase New Yorker line, the 1948 Town and Country models were the last to feature structural ash wooden framing for their doors, rear side panels, and trunk lids. Vault-like solidity and heavy, nautical-type hardware were other hallmarks of these final “true” Town and Country models. The Town and Country is powered by a 323.5 CID inline 8-cylinder engine mated to a Presto-Matic fluid drive semi-automatic transmission yielding 135 horsepower
This stunning Town and Country convertible sports numerous desirable factory-correct features and options including dual spotlights, push-button AM radio, front and rear bumper guards and wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels with full factory-styled wheel covers. It is powered by its original 323.5 CID inline 8-cylinder engine which purrs like the day it rolled off the factory assembly line. Finished in a deep blue paint next to the richness of the solid wood body panels it makes a striking statement whether parked or on the road. The interior sports tan colored leather and cloth seating surfaces while the heavily chromed dash is adorned with an array of gauges and knobs all arranged in a user-friendly manner. Of the 3,309 convertibles produced in 1948, this is one of 195 thought to survive today.
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