My 1928 Chrysler Model 72 is offered for sale due to my age, not the age of my car! Within four months, I’ll begin my 85th year of life, and cannot any longer continue to preserve and maintain this remarkable car.
This Chrysler was a body-off restoration done before I bought it eleven years ago. It has been driven very little except in a couple of parades and showings. It has always been covered in my garage, and never been exposed to either rain or inclement weather by me. It has a clear Wyoming title, and registration until recently which I discontinued due to non road use.
I started the car a few days ago and it runs perfectly, as it should, due to the care and maintenance it has received these past eleven years! This 1928 Chrysler received an outstanding body-off restoration several years ago, and I have maintained its preservation since. This car is a stunning and rare example of a beautiful original Model 72,1928 Chrysler.
Now a description of the car: One modification has been made to the original car which is under the hood. The original engine mechanical fuel pump has been replaced by a modern electric fuel pump and fuel filter. This change has vastly improved starting the car, but it could easily be removed to make the car absolutely original. In my opinion this would be a mistake since the car starts perfectly with the electric pump and fuel filter installed. This is the only visible modification to this original 1928 Chrysler.
However, much additional mechanical work has been done on the car. The most expensive change ($1,800) was a new modern radiator core installed by a classic car specialist using the original radiator housing with a new replica front radiator screen. New radiator hoses and the original water pump were also serviced, resulting in the cooling system running cooler. The gear box was overhauled which repaired its leak, and the car inspected for any other problems.
There were two issues when I bought the car, one which has been repaired and the other one still remains. The no-pressure cooling system does not have installed a collection reservoir for its overflow coolant, and without a cooling system reservoir after shut down, the coolant will sometimes backflow onto the ground through the radiator’s overflow line. Therefore, it’s essential to always check the radiator coolant level before driving the car.
This above issue is what led to the other problem before I bought the car. A low coolant level in the radiator caused a small overheating crack in the engine water block. A local machine shop helped me repair the leak ten years ago which has never been an issue thereafter because I always checked the radiator coolant level before driving the car!
My included pictures will reflect the features and outstanding condition of my car, but a couple observations may also be helpful. The rear trunk is almost certainly original, but I have never been able to have that professionally confirmed. Likewise, the headlights are original, but the chrome on them may have been an aftermarket feature. The interior is a classic grey felt material which was standard issue back in 1928 and the replacement material is in excellent condition.
I've priced my car at $19,000. I'm too old to continue to preserve or continue to maintain my car any longer, or take it to an auction. My name is Robert G. Anderson, and I live in Sheridan Wyoming, 82801. My car has always been kept garaged at my home.
Whomever buys this car is going to get a great bargain!
Trailer NOT included!