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For Sale: 1949 Chrysler Town & Country
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
Description
 
Exceptional original car with original wood and new mahogany panels. Original leather interior, new black canvas top. Highly original car restored only as needed and ready to enjoy immediately.

This 1949 Town & Country convertible offers an all-new body style that was revamped in 1949 to reflect the trend towards longer, lower, and wider styling. It has been restored as needed over the course of its life, but never required a full frame-off restoration, a testament to the great care it has received from the very beginning. The black finish is correct, and contrasts brilliantly with the ash and mahogany woodwork. Of note, this car wears genuine mahogany panels on the doors in place of the original Dynoc veneer. The owner, a noted Town & Country historian, found that reproduction vinyl wood decals are vastly inferior and to get the car to look right, he chose to do it the old-fashioned way. The ash framework is also original and wonderfully preserved, having been refinished just a few years ago. Paint and chrome are outstanding, and this has never been a rusty car or in need of body panel replacement.

This car matches the advertisement model inside as well, where you’ll find the original yellow leather upholstery. It was re-dyed a few years ago to freshen it up, but the hides themselves are vintage 1949 and in outstanding condition. Correct new black carpets were installed more recently, and the contrast is striking. Things like the door panels, leather-wrapped padded dash, and particularly the back seat also retain their original materials. The instruments are housed in a single pod ahead of the driver, as was the fashion at the time, and they are crisply rendered and fully functional. All the chrome remains bright with sharp details, and accessories like the heater and radio are fully functional. A newer black canvas top still looks like new, and offers a small glass rear window in place of the original plastic curtain. In the trunk, you’ll find original sisal carpets, a matching spare tire, a full set of manuals, as well as a black boot for the top.

Mechanically, the 1949 Town & Country was largely carryover, including the 323 cubic inch straight-8 engine. In this car, it has likely never been apart, and the engine bay presents in exceptional original condition with bright silver paint on the engine, proper “Spitfire” spark plug loom, and oil bath air cleaner. It starts quickly and easily and settles into a powerful-sounding idle with eight cylinders purring away. It’s linked to Chrysler’s famous Fluid-Drive transmission, a curious blend of a manual transmission with a torque converter, but in practice it’s quite easy to drive around town. On the highway, the big eight cylinder stretches its legs and can cruise effortlessly at modern highway speeds. The chassis was undercoated decades ago, so there’s absolutely no rust on the frame or floors, although it is not detailed for show. It has been mechanically maintained by experts for decades, so it runs, steers, and stops as it should, and thanks to recent whitewall radials, it has the moves of a much younger automobile.

Meticulously maintained and always given the service and upgrades it required, it remains a first-class example of the last of the woodies. Call today!

For more details and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132207
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$99,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Convertible

Odometer Reading
73747

Year
1949

VIN
7410557

Vehicle Category/Style
Antique

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Yellow

Seat Material
Leather

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Straight Eight

Engine Size
323 cubic inches

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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