The Chrysler Town and Country convertible occupies a special position in automotive history as the only wood-bodied convertible built in series on a luxury chassis. Originally conceived in 1939 by Dave Wallace and introduced in 1941, the Town & Country was initially available in only as a barrel-back station wagon with beautiful wooden bodywork. In 1946, the Town and Country Sedan and its glamorous companion convertible debuted and were an instant success. Priced from $2,725 these elegant conertibles were the most expensive models available in the entire Chrysler model range and only 8,368 were produced from 1946 to 1948. the Town & Country convertibles and sedans were the most distinctive production cars on the road and the convertibles sold for approximately $3,400. With its white ash and mahogany trim, the Town & Country convertible evokes the craftsmanship of a bygone era.
Powered by the reliable Spitfire 135 HP, 323 cubic inch eight-cylinder L-head engine and Fluid Drive semi- automatic transmission, the Town & Country drives almost effortlessly while carrying a full load of passengers and cargo. It is built on a 127” chassis, with independent suspension, front coil springs, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with rigid live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
This car is finished in Chrysler Rangoon Red with the highly desirable Highlander interior. The interior is truly stunning with the striking combination of Plaid Cloth and Burgundy leather bolsters on the seats and door panels, Features include factory radio, dual factory heaters, MoPar spot light, Electric Gas Cap, and a power top. The car is fitted with the very rare white hubcaps and blackwall tires as pictured in the Catalogue for 1948.
The 1946 to 1948 Town and Country models are now full CCCA Classics.
This 1948 Town & Country convertible is a very honest and largely original car, the 51,000 miles are believed original. The car was purchased by the Seller out of long term ownership where it was part of a collection of Chryslers.The car was first titled in Pennsylvania in 1948. The wood work is in excellent condition, the paint has nice gloss with few flaws, noted and the brightwork is in excellent condtion as well. The car runs and drives quite well, and the FluidDrive Semi Automatic shifts as it should. This car would make an excellent tour car, as well as a being a great candidate for preservation class entry in any concours event. The catalogue, owners manual, and correct factory delivery tags accompany the car.
If you are looking for a nicely optioned Town and CountryConvertible, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better example on the market today.