For Sale: 1952 Chrysler Windsor in Carey, Illinois

$39,750

Vehicle Description

This is a truly mint condition Chrysler Saratoga sedan with an original 54,200 miles. The car was a 1 owner from Wichita Kansas right up until 2007. It was purchased by a "maniac of perfection" that made this car the very special example she is today. Since purchase by its collector owner, the car was restored to epic proportions. Over $75,000 was spent on a ground up restoration which delivered a completed car that is literally like new (using modern paint processes, she is actually better!). Nothing was modified or changed, with the entire restoration concept based on "keeping the car original" in presentation. When the car was first purchased in 2007, it was a completely rust-free, totally straight and never painted car. Even in its pre-restoration state, the car presented very well, 100% original and sporting mild patina of a barn find of this vintage. The collector owner engaged a restoration with the strict them; "I want this car to look like it was brand new in 1952". This was achieved with overwhelming success. To give you an idea of its original excellent condition state prior to the restoration, please refer to the photos of the firewall in the car which was never touched during the restoration process - simply cleaned. You can see just how original the car was. The restoration included full strip down of the body, fenders, doors, glass, everything. Back to bare metal and repaint. The colour was perfectly matched from the original by coding and matching to inside door panels and various "un-touched" areas. All the chrome work was redone to A grade standard. This alone was in excess of $15,000. (We are not sure why the hood motifs are gold but can only assume it was a special request of the owner). The engine was stripped down, items rebuilt as needed and each part meticulously repainted prior to reassembly. The underside of the car was treated no differently. Mechanically, the car needs nothing. The interior was completely reupholstered to best matching original fabrics and materials. The dash was not redone and is an excellent testament as to how clean the car was to commence with. The end result of this massive restoration is what you see today; a 52 Chrysler Saratoga that is, for all intents and purposes, a new car. Needless to say, she drives like a new one also. The only "reversible" modifications to be noted are; seat-belts, modern battery with cut-off and radial ply tyres. The car comes with its original operating manual and owner service certificate. As for price and value, this is not for the faint-hearted. If your interest to purchase is to attach value based on "what is a 52 Saratoga is, or may be, worth", this car is not for you. THIS 52 Chrysler is for the discerning and nostalgic buyer who wants "a brand new 52 Chrysler". The car is as perfect as you would expect and with some $75,000 spent to get her to this current state, she is most likely the BEST example in the world. Sound all a bit crazy? Well, the owner who restored this beauty was crazy in love with her. The next owner will surely be the same!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-906483
  • Year:1952
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Windsor
  • Exterior Color:Sage Green
  • Interior Color:Dark green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:54000
  • Stock Number:76526377
  • VIN:76526377