Like the other automobile manufacturers, Chrysler Corporation was heavily involved in helping the Allies win the war against the Axis powers. Due to materials shortages and the lead time involved for the massive retooling back to automobile production, no cars were produced until the end of 1945. The 1946 Chrysler models were basically identical to their pre-war counterparts, using the same sheet metal and with updated grilles and trim, and it would not be until 1949 that most manufacturers would offer all-new designs. Chrysler’s post-war offerings included four trim lines; the lower Royal and Windsor were equipped with six-cylinder engines and the higher Saratoga and New Yorker had eights.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
114 bhp, 251 cu. in. L-head six, three-speed manual transmission, independent suspension with front coil springs and semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with rigid live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,085 mm.
Source: RM Auctions
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