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Telephone: 253-272-2336

Email: info@lemaymarymount.org

Address: 325 152nd St E., Tacoma, WA 98445

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Monday: CLOSED

Highlights

- Produced from late 1945 to March 1949 with minimal annual changes.

- 3-speed Fluid Drive semi-automatic.

- Wood-frame structure behind windshield.

- 3,309 1948 T&C convertibles produced.

- Price new: $3,420 ($605 more than a 1948 New Yorker convertible).

Provenance

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References

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Description

In order to build an elegant and distinctive post-WWII car, Chrysler engineers went through a period of trial and error when constructing the part-metal, part-wood Town and Country convertible. White ash was used in its construction for its strength and beautiful grain. Many conventional construction methods could not be used to build this unique car, such as automated welding processes, so the use of more conventional, manual methods slowed the construction pace to about 10 cars per day. Many of the methods were complex, taking twelve factory workers just to install the convertible top. This car came with a 323.5 cid, 135 bhp I-8 engine, and was available only with a three-speed fluid drive semi-automatic transmission.

1948 Chrysler Town and Country

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Year: 1948

Make: Chrysler

Mode: Town and Country

Style: Convertible Coupe

Serial No: 7403293

Color: Cream

Engine Size: 323 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-8

Engine BHP: 135 BHP

Transmission: Fluid-drive