RARE AS 1 OF JUST 1,242 PRODUCED
TWO-TONE GREEN PAINT & BROWN INTERIOR
119 HP "SPITFIRE" 265 CI 6-CYLINDER ENGINE
LAST MODEL YEAR FOR FLUID DRIVE TRANSMISSION
STRIKING & VERSATILE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
OPTIONS INCLUDE CLOCK, RADIO, HEATER & SOLEX GLASS
BUMPER GUARDS & REAR STONE GUARDS
INCLUDES ORIGINAL DEALER SALE INVOICE
EX-CHUCK SCHNEIDER COLLECTION
During the early 1950s, as station wagons took on greater popularity and prestige with American buyers and their rapidly growing families. Along with restyled bodies for 1951, Chrysler repositioned the upscale Town & Country nameplate to a handsome, low-production station wagon for the Saratoga and New Yorker model lines. A mild styling update for 1952 was followed by further revisions for 1953, focused to a new frontal treatment and the addition of a new and fashionably curved windshield. The Town & Country station wagon was now made available on the 6-cylinder Windsor and V-8 New Yorker lines. Production for 1953 rose drastically over the previous model year, thanks in part to lowered prices as the economic uncertainty caused by the Korean conflict waned and America's economy was poised for a return to growth.
Rare as one of only 1,242 examples produced, this 1953 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country station wagon is a wonderful example, sporting a restoration and benefiting from the prior ownership of renowned collector Chuck Schneider in Michigan. Appropriately finished in two-tone Green paint with Brown interior upholstery, the Town & Country is powered by Chrysler's robust 265 CI "Spitfire" inline 6-cylinder engine, factory-rated at 119 horsepower and paired with Chrysler's innovative Fluid Drive 3-speed transmission, a Chrysler innovation which would be phased out later in the 1953 model year. The rear passenger/cargo compartment is particularly impressive, featuring a wood-paneled cargo floor, folding rear seat and substantial chrome-plated hardware and fittings.
Accompanied by its original dealer-issued sales invoice, this Town & Country includes a delightful set of 1950s luggage, plus features and options including an in-dash clock, pushbutton radio, heater, Solex glass, front and rear bumper guards and stone guards to the rear fenders. Steel wheels mount a set of full-size wheel covers and period style Whitewall tires. Ready to show and enjoy, this rare 1950s wagon is sure to please, offering a virtual trip back in time to the early 1950s. Be sure to call us today to see it for yourself, get full details and make this collector-grade classic station wagon yours!