1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan

Walter P. Chrysler never stinted on quality engineering, materials and design, but neither did he or his organization chase fads. Their cars were sleekly designed with tasteful and fully-appointed coachwork as exemplified by this 1931 CG Imperial Close-Coupled four-door sedan. Equally at home with a chauffeur and privileged occupants in the rear seat or owner-driven, it exudes style and exclusivity. According to the Standard Catalog of American Cars only 1,195 CG Imperial close-coupled sedans were built. It is recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic (R), eligible for the full panoply of desirable CCCA events and an ideal introduction to the Classic Car fraternity.

Restored some time ago but carefully maintained and preserved, the subtle two-tone Timber Beige over Rancocas Beige exterior livery is complemented by Tan Bedford Cloth upholstery with Brown leather piping and interior trim that is lightly used but in very good condition. Features include dual enclosed sidemount spares, orange wire wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, wide whitewall tires and Trippe Safety Lights. At the rear of the close-coupled body there is a luggage rack that folds between the rear fenders.

The rear compartment features a folding middle armrest, footrests and vanity/smoker's kit appointments. Quality woodgraining accents the window surrounds and dashboard above the black painted instrument panel that has crisp, clear gauges and a Waltham clock.

The engine compartment was fully restored and has been driven but is recently detailed and shows only slight signs of use and age.

This is a distinctive Full Classic Chrysler with rare close-coupled coachwork, a quality older restoration that is thoughtfully preserved, presented to high standards and with its smooth inline eight cylinder 385 cubic inch, 125 horsepower engine and 4-speed transmission. ready for the post-Covid touring and show season.


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