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Lot 62
1927 Chrysler Series 62 Roadster
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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CHASSIS NO: M91023

• Cutting edge innovations for the day
• Complete restoration inside and out
• Rumbleseat model; very well-appointed
• Restored drivetrain; artillery wheels
• Sporty looks even today
• Roaring ‘20s chic, even 100 years later
PLEASE NOTE: The AACA Award and original carburetor are included with the car.


Addendum: PLEASE NOTE: The AACA Award and original carburetor are included with the car.


180 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Stromberg up-draught carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, I-Beam front and live rear axle both with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 109”


Mid-year 1926, Chrysler brought out its newest line of cars with the 60 Series. These cars were a major leap forward in many ways featuring an entirely new family of engines that had more torque and better performance. Based on a 109” wheelbase, the same platform previously used for four-cylinder models, it was lighter in weight and easier to handle than some of the more senior models. A major advancement was the adoption of four-wheel hydraulic brakes which added greatly to driver control and safety. When the 1927 model officially started, there were virtually no changes and these cars carried the Chrysler family styling with the rounded nickel-plated shell over the tubular radiator, new “bullet” style headlights and heavy-duty wood spoke artillery wheels. A total of seven body styles were offered with the 2/4-passenger roadster being quite popular with a list price of $1,175 delivered at the factory. Chrysler’s advertising for 1927 touted that the Series number represented the attainable speed, indicating these cars were capable of reaching 60 MPH.

This handsome Model 62 rumble-seat roadster was given a full restoration and is a striking example of the marque’s engineering and styling. Finished in a deep maroon with orange pinstripe accents and gloss black fenders, this car is just as nice underneath as it is on top. It is fitted with a Boyce Moto-Meter mounted to the winged radiator, the interior seat and rumble seat have both been finished in finely stitched black leather on rebuilt pads, the central instrument cluster contains the combination speedometer-odometer, ampere, and fuel gauges. Currently showing just under 58,130 miles, true miles on this fine car are unknown. It has been fitted with an external oil filter which adds to the easy maintenance of this engine. The engine number does indicate it is from 1928, however the car is titled as a 1927. Other accessories include glass wind-wings mounted to the side of the windshield, a collapsible trunk rack with travel trunk, a tan top that fits over the wood and steel bows like a new set of form-fitting gloves and includes a set of side curtains for those cool autumn drives. Chrysler was a leader in automotive innovations and their 60 Series were cutting edge for the day and are treasures to behold today.

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