Chrysler Town & Country

While Chrysler discontinued the beloved but costly “Woodie” after 1950, the Town & Country nameplate returned for 1951 on Chrysler’s six-passenger, steel-bodied station wagon. In 1953, the Town & Country migrated into the upscale New Yorker model line.

The 1953 Chrysler lineup was mildly revised by Virgil Exner with a general smoothing of the basic shape and minor changes to the grille, rear fenders and trim, along with a modern, one-piece curved windshield. The Town & Country Wagon and long-wheelbase models retained the 1951-52 rear fenders and trim. The robust 331-cubic inch V-8, topped by the soon-to-be legendary hemispherical cylinder heads, was a product of Chrysler’s wartime research and remained the standard New Yorker engine. Only 1,100 of these high-quality Town & Country Wagons were produced for 1954.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

195 bhp, 331 cu. in. “Hemi” V-8 engine, PowerFlite automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125.5"

Source: RM Auctions

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