Lot 245: Chrysler Sedan CD De Luxe by LeBaron
Le Baron was one of the many prominent coachbuilders that sprung up in the 1920s to provide bodies for luxury cars. Until the late 1930s, most of the great prestige carmakers; Rolls-Royce, Hispano Suiza, Duesenberg and Packard often supplied only a running chassis which wealthy buyers would outfit with custom bodywork at substantial extra cost. Le Baron was founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1920 by Thomas L. Hibbard and Raymond Dietrich, formerly of Brewster. The company originally was called Le Baron, Carrossiers Inc., and served as design consultants. In 1924 they merged with the Blue Ribbon and Bridgeport Body Companies to become simply Le Baron, becoming body builders as well as designers.
Only about 150 examples of this very rare Chrysler De Luxe with the 6 litre engine, producing some 125 hp, were built and this is believed to be the only one available in Germany, if not Europe. Subject to a documented body-off restoration in 1992, this rare beast is finished in an attractive shade of red with a re-upholstered interior in red leather trim, polished woodwork and chrome. The car comes with an old German KFZ Brief and has resided in Germany for more than 20 years.
Coys, Essen, Germany
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€17500|
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