In Spring of 1949 Chrysler released the second series of their flagship Town & Country. The model was designed with less wood and a more flush mounting around the fenders. Unlike the first series, the mahogany veneer decal was not applied and allowed the body color to show.
The ash frames were assembled by hand at Pekin Wood Products in Helena, Arkansas before being attached to the car. This process was part of the reason the car cost $3,970, some 20 percent more than the standard New Yorker Convertible.
Town & Country was Chrysler’s premium car at the time and was built on the New Yorker chassis. It was sold both as a convertible and a sedan. A limited run of seven Coupes was also made by bolting a hardtop onto the convertible design.
Safety was a major selling point for Chrysler who included a padded dash, Safety-Level Ride, Safety-Rim Wheels and Safe-Guard hydraulic brakes.
Our feature ’49 Town and Country was sold by RM Auctions at their Sports & Classics of Monterey sale for $123,750 with an estimate of $100,000-$120,000 USD.