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Lot 457: 1929 Chrysler Type 75 Phaeton

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

1929 Chrysler Type 75 PhaetonRegistration Number DS 7854 Chassis Number *In the 1920s and 1930s, however, Chrysler was synonymous with advanced engineering and racked up an impressive record in motor racing. There were class wins in the Mille Miglia in 1929 and 1930; second and third in the 1928 Spa 24 Hours, and third and fourth at Le Mans in the same year. Sir Malcolm Campbell lapped Brooklands at close to l00 mph in his Chrysler and the marque won numerous events in the States. The Type 75 was new for 1929 which evolved from the 72. Improvements included bowl shaped headlights, a narrow profile radiator and most importantly a lengthened wheel base. Road holding was improved with the fitment of Lovejoy shock absorbers and braking power was increased with the fitment of Lockheed hydraulic brakes with larger drums.Described by the owner as being in very good condition this 1929 75 Phaeton is an original right hand drive model. The car has had subtle improvements including the engine modified to run on unleaded fuel and all electrics up-rated to 12 volt. Feeding fuel to the engine is courtesy of an electric fuel pump and vacuum assisted brake system is fitted. The engine has also a new aluminium cylinder head fitted. Supplied with DS 7854 is a file of invoices for the mechanical restoration and a Mot certificate valid until may 2008. This grand four seater has all the correct wet weather gear with the brown leather interior described as being in good condition. The four litre, six cylinder engine is in excellent order and will provide comfortable pre-war motoring for all the family.Estimate £19,000 - £23,000

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number457
Estimate£19000-£23000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1929
Condition rating
Registration numberDS 7854
Mileage-
Chassis number21078
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