After World War II, Chrysler jumped back into production with very
few modifications to their model lineup and available body styles.
For this reason, the modest 250.6ci Straight Six was remained
available for the economy minded buyer and the 323ci L-Head
8-cylinder remained the power plant for the top-of-the-line models.
With a gorgeous shape featuring long, curved fenders feeding into
the doors, split screen windshield, and a die-cast harmonica-style
grille highlighting the front, these impressive cars made quite a
luxurious presence going down the road!
We are delighted to offer this 1948 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
Coupe finished in Sumac Red with matching Dark Red combination
cloth/vinyl interior! Produced from 1946-1948, only 11,200 of these
examples were ever made during the short 3-year run. With an
original list price at $1,991 in 1948, it measured a 121.5"
wheelbase and weighed in at 3,693 pounds, making them wonderful
road-going cruisers! Powered by its original 250.6ci Straight 6
cylinder engine and the durable Fluid-Drive 4-speed semi-automatic
transmission, it produced an ideal 114 factory-rated horsepower, a
surprising 21 horsepower less than Chrysler's larger V8
counterpart. Additional options include power folding convertible
top, turn signals, push-button Highlander AM radio with station
presets & tone control, trip odometer, interior courtesy/map
lights, Chrysler Model 53 Comfort Master heater & defrost system,
vacuum wipers, correct front & rear bumper guards, center-mounted
trunk brake light, cowl vent, chrome hubcaps & trim rings, and wide
whitewall tires (5)!
This example was last purchased by a prominent collector in
Jefferson City, MO in July 2014 after he located it in Florida. He
commenced a beautiful restoration to include a complete repaint of
the exterior color and all new interior upholstery. The car would
be completely stripped and expertly prepped for a modern base
coat/clear coat finish in Sumac Red. Inside the passenger
compartment, new carpet with binding, seat surfaces rebuilt with
new padding and material along with matching door panels all
renewed for a very sharp presentation! A new Tan Stayfast
convertible top was installed with a perfectly fitting padded boot
cover when stowed. All exterior chrome brightwork was re-plated by
Highline Plating in Cuba, MO and installed after the paint was
properly color-sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy finish! The
engine and suspension were addressed in an as-needed manner with
the brakes rebuilt during the process with new hoses & lines as
well as brand new American Classic 7.60x15 4-ply tires. More
recently in October 2021, a new 6-volt battery was replaced, the
brake system was flushed & adjusted, and a new radiator cap was
installed in preparation for this sale.
It continues to run and drive very well with a quiet engine that
pulls very strong, and the transmission shifts properly as it
should through the high and low gears. It should satisfy the driver
enthusiast who desires to get out and enjoy their classic car! All
the original dash instrumentation, dash lights, exterior lights,
turn signals, horn, vacuum wipers, and power top all remain fully
functional. Only the original radio, interior courtesy lights, and
dash clock were found to be inoperable. We would be happy to answer
any questions on this vehicle, and welcome personal inspections, so
please feel welcome to call to schedule an appointment. We look
forward to working with you!