1950 Chrysler Town and Country
Lot 2026 | West Palm Beach | Now Asking $46,000
Chassis No. 7411686
With exclusivity, elegance, and handcrafted details, the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe was a remarkable luxury car. Chrysler advertising called it a “thoroughbred” and was unique among American automobiles. Over the standard Newport steel body craftsmen added genuine ash wood trim. Part of the top tier C49N New Yorker model, the Town & Country Newport Coupe represented the rarest, most costly of the series. Added to the line on 23 May 1950, just 700 were built, priced starting at a princely $4,003. Chrysler's smooth 135 hp “Spitfire” straight-8 323.5 cu-in engine drives a four-speed Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission. Being Chrysler's “halo” car, it's fully equipped with spotlight, fog lights, pushbutton AM radio, heater, and clock. This Newport Coupe was the recipient of a very well executed restoration leaving it in wonderful condition. The ash trim contrasts beautifully with the Code 23 Juniper Green body and Code 70 Tampa Beige top, with matching cloth and leather interior. The Newport Coupe was produced only one year, and 1950 would also be the last of the wood-trimmed Town & Country line. You can just imagine this elegant, exclusive Chrysler gliding the roads among the historic oceanside mansions of its namesake Newport, Rhode Island.