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Lot 19

2020 | Geared Online

1948 Chrysler Town and Country Sedan

From the Blake Nordstrom Collection

Estimate

$60,000 - $80,000

Chassis

71003550

Engine

C38-158038

Car Highlights

Rare and Desirable Town and Country Sedan from Loving Ownership

Elegant Older Restoration

Finished in Heather Green over Tartan Interior

Well Maintained by the Consignor’s In-House Mechanic

A Perfect Town and Country for Club Concours and Tour Use

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Hans Wurl

Chrysler’s Town and Country was recognized as one of most artistic and expertly crafted automobiles of its time. Produced in limited numbers from 1946 through 1948, the jewel in Chrysler’s crown of luxury automobiles featured exquisite hand-formed woodwork with white ash framing on mahogany veneer panels. The Town and Country housed the aptly named “Spitfire” straight six-cylinder engine with the Fluid Drive semiautomatic transmission.

This Town and Country four-door sedan is one of 4,050 built over the three-year run and is finished in lovely Heather Green with green leather interior and Highlander Plaid accents. The recipient of sympathetic restoration work ahead of its purchase at Gooding & Company’s 2008 Scottsdale auction, the Chrysler has since been a favorite member of Blake Nordstrom’s collection. Circa 2008–2011, the Town and Country received attention from R&R Automotive in Woodinville, Washington, including a transmission rebuild and complete braking system overhaul, as documented by invoices on file. It has since been maintained by the collection’s in-house mechanic and enjoyed regularly.

As an icon of mid-century American motoring, this 1948 Chrysler Town and Country offers luxury, style, and smiles galore. As enticing now as it was when new, this is an amazing opportunity to acquire a legendary automobile from an astute and loving home.