For Sale: 1949 Chrysler Town & Country in Santa Barbara, California

Vehicle Description

An incredibly rare find. One of only 993 ever produced. A true survivor vehicle. Running and driving. Unrestored and unmolested. Just as it came from Detroit in 1949. A complete car with working electric convertible top. All brightwork is in place and in good condition. Wood body is in remarkably good shape, but could use some refinishing. Body is mostly straight save one dent in the fender and a couple dings. Interior could stand some new carpet and upholstery. A great driver as is, a perfect Resto mod project or bring her back to her full former glory.The 1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible was the only wood bodied convertible available in the U.S. in 1949. With its flush fenders, it was a “glamorous change from the 1946-48 models.” Adorned with white ash and faux mahogany inserts, it was dubbed the “most memorable car of the year in 1949” for the entire car industry and frequently called a “land yacht”.  Rather than using a single length of wood, dovetailing the ash with several pieces to make one trim length were considered the showpieces of the craftsman’s talent. It was also the last time the Town& Country came with a fully steel body. The car has a 5.3 litre straight-eight delivering 135 Ps coupled to a 3-speed semi-automatic. It was also the first post-war Chrysler. The main distinction between the ‘48 and ‘49 model is the increased wheel base. 

Specifications: Length - 17’ 9”   Weight - 4630 lbs.  Wheelbase - 131.5”

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Chrysler Town & Country
  • Listing ID: CC-1605615
  • Price: $39,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Santa Barbara, California
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Town & Country
  • Exterior Color:Green/Wood
  • Interior Color:Tan/Green Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Straight Eight
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
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