1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Lot No. 491
Auctioned on Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sold for $126,500
The Town & Country has a strikingly rounded rear deck design and is accented by further body elements finished in dark blue with superb contrasting wood, dark blue cloth top and optional Highlander plaid interior. Among the features are the power top, clock, radio, twin spotlights, dual mirrors, amber foglights, chrome exhaust extension, center front bumper guard, wide whitewall tires and chrome factory hubcaps with trim rings. This eye catching and very desirable model offers excellent paint, chrome, stainless and interior. The Chrysler also drives effortlessly at highway speeds.
Chrysler’s Town & Country remains perhaps the single most beloved and collectible automobile of both the immediate pre- and post-war eras. Originally conceived in 1939 by Dave Wallace and introduced for 1941, the Town & Country was initially available in “barrelback” station wagon form, with beautifully crafted wooden bodywork.
For 1946, the glamorous Town & Country Convertible debuted, with public anticipation heightened by an enticing advertisement campaign and a two-page spread in the Saturday Evening Post. Reportedly, anxious public interest dictated that the new model was built directly from sketches to meet the looming time constraints. Cosmetically little changed in the first three years, and the Town & Country Convertible was based on the upscale New Yorker series, offering a wide variety of luxurious appointments in addition to its wooden bodywork. Priced from $2,725, the elegant Town & Country Convertible was the most expensive model available in the entire Chrysler model range, and just 8,368 were produced from 1946 through 1948.