PLEASE NOTE: 1940 Mirrors are no longer available.
Various Chrysler 1946 to 1950 PARTS available:
1946 to 1949 Chrysler REBUILT M5 Transmission,
1949 to 1950 under dash chrome heater panel & knobs, Steering wheel chrome pieces, inside stainless steel door trim moldings, bumper trim pieces & other items.
Call Dan Lempa at 312-914-1950 Email: DanLempa9@gmail.com
CARS FOR SALE
Two 1950 Town&County hard tops. They are sitting in close quarters in storage, Walhalla, SC, and complete pictures are hard to take. The steel bodies are sound and surface rust only. The wood is there but needs some replacements.
The price is $22,000 for both cars. For more information I can be reached by cell phone #386-679-4951 Jack Guesss
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1949 Town & Country convertible. A wonderful car solid car that has been garaged and well taken care for. The person I bought it from was a Dr. who owned it for 30 years. Recently the wood was completely refinished and a few minor things fixed. These pictures are before the wood refinish, if interested, I can send pictures of refinished work. All parts are original, interior is pristine, the outside is in very good condition. There are a few stone chips on the front area (where painted) and hood, the rest of the car’s paint is solid and shines well. Engine and transmission run perfectly. Every year it is one of three woodies chosen to be in front of the Coeur d Alene resort for the Coeur d Alene boat show. I am asking a very reasonable price of 75,000. You won’t find a better one for this price! For inquires send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Keith at 208-651-3692
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Polo Green with Highlander Plaid Interior. Recently refinished by Daniel Dews with new trunk panels by Dennis Bickford. ALL original Ash, factory roof rack, wide white-wall radials, driver spotlight. Third owner and ALWAYS a Colorado car. Only 95k miles, please call John for price and more details 303-918-1240 (CO).
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1941 Chrysler Town and Country -$320,000
First appearing in 1941, the Town & Country represented a significant leap forward in wood-bodied car styling. This 1941 Town & Country Barrel Back is a striking example of one of the most sought-after classic American woodies. One of only 996 of its kind produced it is a very desirable and significant piece of automotive history. The car offered was previously in the possession of the renowned woody expert the late Dr. L. Wesley “Wes” Aplanalp best known as the owner of Woodies USA of Scottsdale Arizona. Wes was more than just a dealer in wood-bodied cars; he was a passionate collector and a hub for collectors to share in his vast knowledge and he dealt in the finest quality cars of the type. This particular car is believed to have been sold by Wes in the last 15 years. It has been comprehensively refurbished and restored and presents in stunningly beautiful condition today. It is highly original and as such the body appears never to have been off the chassis. Remarkably the extensive wood work is highly original. The wood in these cars is not just decorative it is integral to the structure of the body and as such it can be subjected to stresses. Few have survived the elements and the rigors of regular use as exquisitely as this car has. Only the contrasting panels in the doors and body sides appear to have been replaced. The paint is attractive the chrome has been restored to a high standard and it wears factory fog lamps and a fantastic wooden roof rack a desirable and attractive option.Inside this car is in 9-seat specification showing extremely nicely in partially restored condition with fine maroon leather upholstery. The dash is an exquisite display of high-deco design with geometric chrome details amidst a striking marbled Bakelite dash panel and steering wheel. It’s quite unlike anything else of the period. Switches and instruments appear to be totally original further evidence of this car’s outstanding originality. It is well-equipped with an original clock heater and radio. In the engine bay resides a nicely detailed “Spitfire” inline six mated to a fluid-drive “Vacumatic” transmission.
Hyman Ltd. (314) 524-6000, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO
Wonderfully Preserved 1941 Chrysler “Barrel Back” / CCCA Full Classic
Having handled, owned and traded an untold numbers of high end CCCA Classics over the years it becomes difficult to really be impressed, but this car literally takes my breath away. This is a 66,000 mile, wonderfully preserved and never restored example of without a doubt the “wooden car” era’s most extravagant model. The “Town and Country Barrel Back”, is a sensation where ever she goes. Rumored to have belonged to the Rockefeller family, it befits the name. It does still wear its 1951 Vermont inspection sticker. Later in life (around 1970), the car became the property of the Gould family (Massachusetts) who created an automobile museum in Meredith, New Hampshire and later moved their car museum efforts to Route 1 in Wells, Maine. This car was their flagship exhibit, from its first day through its closing in recent years. Even the original leather is still beautiful. The wood is extremely handsome. The chrome has a mellow patina but presents itself very well. This is the rare nine passenger version. The dash plastic is exceptional. This automobile drives superbly, having recently benefited from a major service by a top restoration shop. The car has very adequate power and has proven to be both reliable and extremely well mannered on the road. Being a 1941 vintage, this is something that can be safely driven at night as sealed beam headlights were standard equipment. This would be a perfect candidate for use at a retreat or for summer lake or mountain house. Is is easy to operate and it would be a huge hit for taking your guests to and from the local airport, around town, or maybe just out to dinner. This “barrel back woody” is the essence of understated elegance!
Presently, the car is museum stored in Lynchburg, Virginia. If not sold, in a couple of weeks, I do plan on bringing her to my central New Hampshire home to enjoy for the summer and fall. This is a diamond in the grand scheme of collector automobiles.It is also a full CCCA (Classic Car Club of America) Classic. They rarely trade. Only a small few still exist and only a handful remain in well preserved and “never restored” order. Do your homework on the values, but I feel this example is extremely fairly priced. I may consider a partial trade and I am always receptive to cash offers.
1946 Chrysler Town and Country – $199,000
Straight Eight, original wood, sheetmetal and drivetrain; burgundy exterior and leather interior, semi-automatic transmission, older restoration, outstanding condition, factory continental kit, (361) 749-0406, (512) 484-3416, Texas
1947 Chrysler Town and Country – $ 69,900 SOLD
THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR
There is a saying in the classic car community, “You can restore a vehicle a hundred times but it is only original once!”
This rare 1947 Chrysler Town and Country convertible is as near to original as you can get. The original paint is very nice but has some flaws. The chrome and stainless are very presentable for their age. The interior is maroon leather and cord with the leather slightly tattered but is captured in clear plastic covers to preserves it’s originality. The dash is immaculate with all lights, cigaret lighter and gauges working. The original engine has been completely rebuilt. The fluid drive transmission has been completely serviced and can be driven as a stick or an automatic. It still sports the original electric power top but the fabric needs repair. This Chrysler is a dream to drive and cruises down the highway at freeway speeds. The original wood is nearly flawless with original varnish showing that great patina that everyone looks for. The options include: A working heater, spot light, wide white wall tires and clock.
You may buy a restored 1947 Chrysler Town and Country convertible at any time, but you will search forever to find a survivor in this nice of condition.
Come see and drive this “ULTIMATE SURVIVOR” at our sunny Southern California showroom today. www.WoodiesUSA.com Gary 949-412-8812 or John 949-922-7707
1948 Chrysler Town and Country – $128,500 – SOLD
This is a 1948 40K miles car that is in great condition. Wood is all original and has never had the original varnish removed. Chrome is mint original with no pits. Bumpers have been plated and new tires and show quality interior and top. Don Sears (415)789-1819 California
Dove Gray, rare black top, tan bedford cloth/burgandy leather, outstanding chrome, paint and mechanics. All restoration done by top U.S. specialists. Third owner. (843)735-8455.
1948 Chrysler Town and Country – $97,500
Older restoration. Runs and drives excellent!!! Classic Motor Car Company, Webster, MA (413) 204-0874
1948 Chrysler Town and Country – $149,990
You are looking at a wonderfully restored 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible from the Disierre Collection featuring the famous “Fluid Drive” Automatic transmission. These vehicles uniquely allow for manual shifting on the column with the ability to come to a stop without depressing the clutch. These wonderful classics also sport a power convertible rag top roof that has a manual crank for locking down. Very simple and easy to operate! The wood is in excellent condition, as is the rest of the restored interior trims and upholstery. The seats, however, are original to the vehicle with less than 88k original miles. They have stood the test of time! The spitfire engine bay is in show like condition and the vehicle is ready to enjoy with brand new tires. Please inquire for specific condition questions and service repairs or to arrange a viewing.
Please call Bob Reilly at (540) 287-4378 with questions or to see more pictures/video that may not be present on RosnerMotorsports.com. We are happy to assist with condition details or a video walk-around for our distance buyers.
Car is available for viewing at our Rosner Motorsports showroom located in Volvo of Fredericksburg VA in the Central Park shopping district.
1948 Chrysler Town and Country – $135,000
1948 Chrysler Town and Country – $79,900
This 1948 Town & Country Sedan has had a frame on restoration. It has a beautiful red Highlander plaid interior. Options and upgrades on this vehicle include twin spot lights, electric gas cap, back up lights, genuine mahogany inserts, Diamondback radials and an outside visor. Vintage Motor Cars, 5040 Richmond Road Bedford Heights, OH 216-496-9492 http://www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com
1949 Chrysler Town and Country – $98,900
This car is becoming nearly impossible to find in this condition. Most parts on this vehicle are original and reconditioned. Anything replaced is of the time period and correct. Similar models in this condition are selling for 130+ thousand. This is a ride and drive ready car. Take it to the shows and parades or haul the family to church on Sundays. What we believe to be an original 80 thousand miles is just about unheard of for this vehicle. Been in climate storage since restoration driven once a month to rotate bearings and circulate fluids. I will deliver this vehicle anywhere in the U.S. After purchased. Call or text any time 214-679-8723- Jason
1949 Chrysler Town and Country – $89,500
This example is a cosmetic restoration on an excellent rust free automobile completed 10 years ago. It was painted at that time and the top was recently replaced. New correct hog’s hair carpet was also installed. The wood is ash with mahogany inserts. The chrome is in excellent condition, except for very minor pitting on the windshield frame. The black exterior and yellow leather interior are correct for 1949 as seen in the full page ad for the Town & Country in Holiday Magazine, November 1949.
Accessories include backup lights, side mirrors and fog lights. The radio and heater both work. All gauges are clear and the gauges and lights are in good working order. The engine bay needs some minor detailing, but this is a good, solid car with no rust ever that runs well. The 75,913 miles on the odometer are believed to be original. It has cruised about 6,000 miles since it was restored. Vintage Motor Cars, 5040 Richmond Road Bedford Heights, OH 216-496-9492 http://www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com
1949 Chrysler Town and Country – $107,000
THINNING THE HERD! My family and I agree that it is time for me to sell a few of my prized four wheeled friends. Mind you only a few! I now offer my prized 1949 SILVER ANNIVERSARY TOWN and COUNTRY CONVERTIBLE to the right new caring owner.Her Model is C-46 and she is stunning in her original color, Gulf green Metallic. Her interior is original Green Leather with Beige Bedfore cord.This car drives as new and the smile it puts on your face reminds you that you are driving the king of the road! You are on vacation if you are driving this car!
Her 10,752 miles were stated as original when I purchased her 5 years ago! Her odometer now reads 11,090 miles! My Town and Country is gorgous and in condition #2+. Her production number is 406 out of only 1001 units produced for the year. She is very rare. Her straight eight is 323.5 cubic inches and purrs like a kitty. She puts out 135 horse power and her M-6 Fluid Drive transmission shifts without effort.
This is a fantastic, investment quality classic. Be free to take her on weekend drives in style, or nock their socks off at any car show in the country! How would you like to drive your 401k?
I will only sell my car to someone that I like and trust. This isn’t a fire sale and I don’t need the money. My number is $107,000. and I am negotiable as long as I find the proper caretaker. Costa Mesa, CA (949)933-3899
1949 Chrysler Town and Country – $99,324
The glamorous New Yorker-based Town & Country Convertible was first introduced in 1946. 1949 was the last year of the Town & Country Convertible and just 993 units were built that year, Their longer 131.5-inch wheelbase lends itself to a spectacular ride and as a result, late-production cars remain highly coveted. Fewer than 150 are believed to exist today. Valenti Classics, 9848 S. 57th Street Franklin, WI 414-421-6300 http://www.valenticlassics.com
1950 Chrysler Town and Country
Frame-off restoration in 2007, but did not finish wood varnish and final paint. All rust replaced with new metal, some metal was from a rust-free donor sedan. Chassis blasted and repainted, new lines and hoses, brakes, master cylinder, all new springs, new exhaust, radiator re-cored, and original straight-8 engine rebuilt. Back on the road, registered & inspected (through 2014). New wood rockers. Must sell, downsizing and moving to city. Best offer. Tom Dorward, Ashby, MA. (978) 660-4004.
PARTS – RESTORATION
T&C Dashknobs for Sale
One of our members, Floyd Carlstrom, is now reproducing T&C Dash Knobs. Take a look at his website:
Books for Sale
All books are soft cover 8-1/2 x 11 priced at $22.95ea, which includes Free shipping to USA. Canadian and International at actual cost. $5.00 from each sale will go to The Town & Country Chapter Treasury. Make checks payable and mail to: Don Narus/ New Albany Books, 2523 Pine Ridge Way S. B-1, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 Email inquiries: email@example.com
Member code when ordering – TCMC
Chrysler 1940 – 1949
|This was an interesting decade, a decade without change. Chrysler’s Golden Age. Covers all models from Royal to Imperial, from 1940 through 1st series 1949. Lots of details and useful information, a great reference. Over 300 photos and illustrations.|
Steering Wheels and Dashboards, 1939-1949
|Covers Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and DeSoto. All models. A great reference, must have for the restorer. Specs, part numbers,useful information, interesting history. Great addition to your library. 123 pages, over 300 B&W illustrations.|
Chrysler’s Land Yacht – Town & Country Convertibles
|A very detailed look at one of Americas iconic convertibles. From a close up look at the beautifully grained white ash to the nuts and bolts of construction. Nothing is overlooked. If you own one of these Classics or are an admirer, this is a must have book. More than a pictorial history, it’s a super reference. Helpful for judges, restorers and collectors alike.|
Chrysler’s Classic Woodie – The Town & Country
||Covers the Sedan, Hardtop and Wagon. An intimate look at this unique Classic from its 1941 inception through 1950 and beyond. Also covers the competition, Ford, Packard and Nash. Details galore and a whole lot more. A companion to “Chrysler’s Land Yacht”. A must have for any serious enthusiast.
Survior out of 30 year dry storage with 44,000 original miles. Has wood luggage rack, fluid drive, paint looks dry and chrome has pits. Wood is all original and in excellent condition but needs sanded and varnished. It is dirty and experts say do not get it wet until you’re ready to restore it. Jeff (330) 968-9100 or (330) 678-1045