Lot 161 - 1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country
|Odometer reading||54,500 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £40,000|
- A very rare model
- Restored to a very good standard
- Recent service and brake overhaul
The 1950 Chrysler Town & Country was built in limited numbers, just shy of 700 units. It was powered by a 323.5 cubic inch straight eight that cranked out 135 horsepower. Despite the low production, the Town and Country did accomplish its mission of adding a bit of glamour to a basically dull Chrysler line up. The 1950 Town and Country was base-priced at $4003, almost $900 more than a New Yorker Newport. Even the Imperial Newport, when it debuted in 1951, cost only a few dollars more. In fact, the Town and Country took the honour of being the most expensive closed car in the 1950 Detroit line-up, excepting limousines and corporation saloons. It cost about $500 more than the Cadillac Coupe de Ville and over $1000 more than the four-door hardtop Kaiser Virginian.
The Chrysler Newport Town & Country was only produced in limited numbers with just 698 ever made. It is believed there are only two examples in the UK, making this black on black example extremely rare. Showing 54,500 miles on the odometer, which is thought to be correct, this Chrysler Newport Town & Country presents in delightful condition. Purchased from ourselves in May 2021, the vendor took a well restored car and improved it further by having the brake system stripped and completely rebuilt, he had the car serviced and a professional polish to the paintwork was carried out. Aesthetically this is a very handsome car with gleaming wood grain and white wall tyres. The interior is in time-warp original condition having never been restored but very well preserved. It is thought this example was part of a private collection in a German museum and this would explain the low mileage. This really is a fabulous piece of American automotive history that has clearly been loved and cherished.
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