One of two known examples with LeBaron’s Custom Line Coupe coachwork. Exquisitely restored by a marque specialist for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A fully sorted and highly desirable Full Classic® for concours or touring.
Our featured 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Custom Line is one of just two known survivors with LeBaron’s marvelous 2/4-passenger rumble seat coupe coachwork. This stunning automobile left Detroit, destined for Oakland, California on April 10, 1931. The history goes cold for some time, until the 1970s when it was discovered by Jerry Jensen, who kept it for many years in his California workshop awaiting restoration. Years later, fellow restorer and marque expert Joe Morgan found the car and bought it along with a similar convertible coupe. Upon inspection, Mr. Morgan discovered this car had its original engine, chassis, firewall, and most of the original body. While records are unclear as to how many CG Imperials left the factory as LeBaron Custom Line Coupes, only two are known to survive today, and Mr. Morgan used the other original car as a guide for restoring this one. Under his care, this exceptional Chrysler received a meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration to concours standards. Completed in 2006, it debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later that same year. Since 2007 it has been part of two very prominent collections.
An object of pure elegance, this LeBaron Coupe is beautifully restored and presented in excellent condition, finished original 1931 Chrysler colors. The livery is understated and ideally suited to the shape, with the main body finished in medium tan, and a subtle darker shade applied to the fenders and belt line. Dark red wire wheels, pinstripes, and oxblood red interior add a carefully judged splash of color. Accessories include a Gazelle mascot, mesh stone guard, faux cabriolet roof, trunk rack, and dual side-mount spare wheels with polished covers. Thanks to this car’s exceptional care in a series of prominent collections, the paint and brightwork remain in fabulous condition, still very suitable for display on the concours field.