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1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight
1930 Belanger Indy Special
1930 Bugatti Type 44
1930 Chrysler Series 77
1930 Dodge DD Six
1930 Pierce Arrow Model B
1931 BMW AM 4
1931 Cadillac 355 Eight
1931 Marmon Model 16
1931 Packard Model 833 Standard Eight
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
 
  • Information on the 1930 Chrysler Series 77
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    1930 Chrysler Series 771930 Chrysler Series 77

    1930 Chrysler Series 77In 1930, Chrysler produced over 60,000 vehicles in the five series and 37 models. The series 77 featured hydraulic internal brakes, a new flat V-type radiator and a floor-mounted gearshift for the four-speed transmission.

    Part of Chrysler's success was their racing pedigree. Their cars appeared at Le Mans, Spa and in the Mille Miglia since 1924. In 1930, two model 77 Roadster raced at Spa in Belgium. A Chrysler driven by Stoffel and De Costier finished 5th behind three Alfas and a Bugatti.

    This Roadster, one of only 1,729 Model 77 Roadster built in 1930, was acquired by the current owner in 2006. It has been given a complete, no expense spared restoration. Since then, it has been driven sparingly and been carefully maintained. It is painted in two-tone blue paintwork and has a cloth top. The engine is an L-head, six-cylinder unit capable of producing 93 horsepower. There are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and a four-speed manual transmission.

    In 2009, this Model 77 Roadster was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was expected to sell for $80,000 - $100,000. Bidding reached $65,000 but was not enough to satisfy reserve. The lot was left unsold.