1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept Car
This 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept Car one of only five examples built and four known to survive is a freshly restored award-winner at Amelia Island and Pebble Beach. The Thunderbolt concept was born of a thoughtful pitch in 1939 by Alex Tremulis to Ralph Roberts at LeBaron, at a time when the notion of concept cars was in its infancy. A groundbreaking design, it had a full-envelope body with retractable headlights, a fully retractable hard top, push-button door switches and back-lit Lucite-edged illuminated gauges. Of the different color schemes used on each Thunderbolt, this is surely one of the most striking Teal Green with stunning copper trim. Formerly owned by actor Bruce Cabot and Bill Harrah, it has been in the same collection for 25 years and recently completed a show quality restoration that was honored with awards at both Amelia Island and Pebble Beach. Available at RM's upcoming Automobiles of Arizona event, this is a remarkable piece of American automotive history and an opportunity not to be missed! For more information on this car, visit www.rmauctions.com.