This 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton is one of only 85 examples produced during 1931. It is a four-door rare original example with one of the most elegant designs of the era. This car was inspected at the Jefferson plant in Detroit on May 6th of 1931. It was loaded for delivery on May 29th and sent to Greensboro, North Carolina, where it was eventually sold to H.P. Sewell of Carthedge.
In the 1980s, the car was purchased by Dr. Fay Culbreth of Charlotte, North Carolina who obtained it from its original owner. It was later sold to Paul Quinn of Boston, Massachusetts who then commissioned a restoration. After it was restored it scored 97.5 points during competition at the Classic Car Club of America's Eastern Grand Classic event in July of 1988.
The current owner took possession of the car in December of 1988, at which time the car had 60,000 original miles on its odometer. The car is finished in classic gray metallic paint and features plush leather upholstery, door caps and padded dash. There are unique LeBaron windshield wiper mechanisms that are drilled through the windshield glass.
In 2009, this LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $550,000. As the gavel came down for the third and final time, the lot had been sold for the sum of $605,000 including buyer's premium.