Chrysler Town & Country Sedan

Introduced in 1941, the legendary Town & Country Station Wagon offered commodious accommodation along with craftsmanship evoking the luxury of a bygone era. Along with Packard, the Chrysler woodies enjoyed the most upscale appeal of any other wagons. Its ash- and mahogany-framed body was both elegant and beautiful, developing a long association with the country life that helped enhance its appeal to the wealthy.

Postwar demand dictated that its design remain virtually unchanged through 1948, although it was by then offered in Sedan and Convertible form. It was generally considered the finest variant of both the six-cylinder Windsor and V8-engined New Yorker series, thanks to its higher price and handsome woodie construction.

As Donald J. Narus so aptly wrote in his authoritative work, Chrysler’s Wonderful Woodie – The Town & Country, “The sedan, while it did not share the glamour of the convertible, was perfectly at home on any of the swank estates of Long Island. If you had a country place in Connecticut and you were anybody at all, you surely had a Town & Country Sedan to go along with it. After all, what’s a gentleman farmer without his handsome carriage?” Narus continued on, “Where the convertible had pizzazz, the sedan had elegance, a marvelous blend of wood and steel.”

Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in January, 2010; in Florida in March, 2011; in Michigan in July, 2012 and for the Hershey event in October, 2012.

114 bhp, 250.6 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, Fluid-Drive three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with live rear axle and leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.5"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Erik Fuller and Teddy Pieper

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