In 1928, the Chrysler Corporation was just a few years old but its growth had been nearly incredible. It spent millions on new facilities and properties and was well on its way to becoming one of the major world players in automobile production. Chrysler had already earned a reputation in motorsports by 1928 as well. Two privately entered Model 72 Roadsters went to the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year, and finished in third and fourth overall behind the winning Bentleys. This was a highly impressive performance, especially given the Chrysler’s more humble volume production origins.
This 1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster is a very pretty example that is finished in blue with dark blue fenders and a dark blue and white coachline. It impressively equipped with a tan cloth convertible top, tan leather interior, painted wire wheels, whitewall tires, dual sidemount spares with mirrors, chrome cowl lights, chrome drum headlights, driving lights, winged radiator cap, wind wings, fold-down windscreen, rear-mounted trunk rack, rumble seat and a golf bag door. Under the hood is Chrysler’s 249 cubic inch straight-six that makes 85 horsepower and is coupled to a three-speed manual transmission. An older restoration that is still beautiful and showable, this classic Chrysler needs nothing and is ready to be toured and enjoyed with distinction. With the Model 72’s LeMans history it is one of few American cars that can make a plausible case for inclusion in the world’s great historic tours, events, high speed rallies and competitions. Please note the car is titled as a 1927.