2011 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
Lot
10

1927 Chrysler 60 Tourer

$19,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-Line 6cyl
Gearbox 3-Speed Manual
Body Work Tourer
Colour Cream /Brown Fenders
Interior Brown
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Wood Spoke
Brakes Drum

Description

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The first Chrysler cars were introduced on January 5, 1924, at the New York Automobile Show, By Maxwell Motors- one year before Chrysler Corporation itself was created. These revolutionary new six-cylinder, high-compression engined vehicle had a seven-bearing crankshaft, carburettor air cleaner, replaceable oil filter and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Features like this had never been offered in a medium priced car before, and the 32,000 first-year record sales substantiated the tremendous appeal of the first Chrysler car. By 1926, Chrysler production had jumped to 1,250 cars a day, lifting the young corporation to sixth place among all 49 American automobile manufacturers. A few of the new engineering features of the 1926 Chrysler were rubber engine mountings, rubber spring shackles and adjustable front seats. 1927 saw Chrysler moved up to fourth place in sales with 192,083 deliveries. Four different cars bore the Chrysler name; the Chrysler 50, 60, 70, and Imperial 80. Advertisements called attention to the fact that Chrysler cars like the 60 were so-named because of their ability to travel at speeds of at least 60MPH.