1927 Chrysler 70 Roadster
CHRYSLER MODEL 70
28TH MAY 2016
FOR THIS SALE
FOR THIS SALE
Not Sold • Not Sold
Chassis #: PR58OR
Silverstone Auctions • The Classic Race Aarhus Auction
The Chrysler Corporation was officially founded in 1925 after Walter P. Chrysler took the job of reorganising the ailing Maxwell Motor Company. However, development of an all-new model was already well underway, as Mr. Chrysler had plans to build a revolutionary mass-market car that was designed to be higher quality than the commonly seen Fords, yet more affordable than the likes of Cadillac and Buick. The first Chryslers actually appeared the year before the company was made official.Production of the Model 70 - named for its comfortably achievable top speed -- began in 1924, utilising many never before seen engineering feats that would distinguish the new model as one of the most advanced in its period. Dubbed the 'Chrysler Six' for its revolutionary high-compression six-cylinder engine, the Model 70 featured a seven bearing crankshaft, carburettor air cleaner, full pressure lubrication system and the first replaceable oil filter.
Chrysler focused its Model 70 advertising on two main technological breakthroughs -- a 4.7:1 compression ratio and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Nine body styles were offered in 1924, the most sporting being the rumble-seat Roadster.
Thanks to Chrysler's innovations, the new Model 70 was a performer, and many speed records and hill climb victories were achieved with some of the era's best drivers at the wheel of a Chrysler product. The Chrysler Model 70 also notably became the first-ever American car to compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Rare sporting roadster body
Superb condition. Museum quality restoration
A unique opportunity
The '70' Series Roadster presented here is a lovely example, and prior to being imported into Denmark had been sourced from Arizona. It's sparklingly finished in Maroon over Black wings and running boards, and the immaculate interior is trimmed in maroon leather. It's fitted with a number of options including double bar front and rear bumpers along with wind wing, and its polished spoke wheels are trimmed with whitewall tyres.
This early Chrysler car is in seemingly original shape and has obviously been fully and expensively restored at some stage in its life. As a result the car is in fantastic condition and really must be seen to be appreciated.
More sparingly used in the past few years, this charismatic, 20's Roadster is now ready to be part of a collection or, hopefully, used for some proper Vintage Motoring.
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