At a Glance:
|1927||Chrysler||Phaeton 60 Convertible||6057 (Not Warranted)||£21,600 + buyers premium|
This is 1 car is from a collection of 14 cars entered into the auction from a private collector.
This car was purchased by the current owner for his extensive collection of vehicles and is the most popular car for brides at there weddings, as it is very stylish in the colour of Burgundy and Cream. This beautiful carriage from Chrysler was built in Detroit Michigan USA in 1927, it was made right hand drive because it was ordered and exported to Australia for the use of a doctor there, as we understand. Although renovated to a high standard in more recent times, it has not lost any of its charms. The six volt system was usual in those days and still works well to drive the various lights and ignition, including starting the 3ltr straight six engine. The engine runs very smooth, which is coupled to a 3 speed manual gearbox and has a prop shaft operating hand brake. The huge whitewall tyres and wooden Ash spokes are a pleasure to look at, with the very efficient cart style hydraulic brakes on all four wheels. Although this model lacks a boot, it makes up for it by having a very spacious rear seat compartment, as the spare wheels is mounted on the rear of the car. The Chrysler is of course a convertible and has a very large canopy, which when up overhangs the sides to direct any water away from inside the vehicle. It does have a full set of side panels which are available to the new owner; the condition of this hood is as new and is a good replica of its original hood. The interior is absolutely stunning with its magnolia cream upholstery and burgundy carpets; the dash is very simple and has a mileage reading of 6,057, which we can’t confirm is correct due to its age. The wooden steering wheel is a rather unique touch and a work of art, with a horn button, advance and retard leaver and accelerator leaver, all working as they should. This car is beautiful to look at and runs like a well oiled clock, but is an art to drive, with the accelerator as the middle pedal and the brake on the right.
|Auction||29th July 2016 - 90% SOLD|
|Vehicle Model||Phaeton 60 Convertible|
|Year of Manufacture||1927|
|Mileage||6057 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||1927|
|Estimated Sale Price||£19,500 - £22,500|
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