Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 7801063
Sold for $522,500 at 2010 RM Sothebys.
By 1931, the Great Depression was settling in for a long stay, but Chrysler introduced its first eight-cylinder models, including a top-of-the-line Imperial series on a lordly 145-inch wheelbase. Because it imitated the renowned Cord L-29 of 1929, this new Chrysler was the best-looking American car of the year, and is often considered to be the best looking Chrysler ever built. A total of 99 chassis were supplied to custom coachbuilders during 1931 for individuals to have built to their own specifications by Waterhouse & Company of Webster, Massachusetts. It is believed that there are only 25 Waterhouse-bodied cars known to exist today. Of those 25, three are Chryslers. Waterhouse built some 300 bodies for various marques, and their legacy continues through the reputation of their coachwork.

In 1931 Chrysler accomplished a new vibrant look. At the top of Chrysler's line was the incredible Chrysler Imperial with its V-eed radiator, exceptionally long hood and broad sweeping fenders accented by chrome and accessories. Walter P. Chrysler understood the prestige of offering a premium automobile product directed at this country's wealthy.

The CG Series Imperial was produced in limited quantities for only three years, between 1931 and 1933. In total only 339 CG Imperial models were made. These Imperials rode on a long 145-inch wheelbase and were powered by a super smooth nine main bearing Chrysler '8' engine capable of carrying the car to a top speed of 100 miles per hour. The car has a very low, 66-inch high roof line, typical of a Waterhouse Victoria.

In 2010, this car was offered for sale at RM Auctions 'Automobiles of Amelia Island' event, where it was estimated to sell for $450,000 - $600,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $522,500, inclusive of buyer's premium.

Chassis# 7801063

2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
Estimated Value:$450,000-$600,000 
Sale Price$522,500

Analysis

Chassis number 7801063 Auction Sales History
2010$522,500

2017 2
2016 2
2015 5
2012 4
2011 5
2010 4
2009 7
2008 2
2007 6
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$86,225$140,0002
2016$125,250$159,5002
2015$261,731$456,1545
2012$270,188$522,5004
2011$240,150$407,0005
2010$325,875$522,5004
2009$224,964$605,0007
2008$121,000$137,5002
2007$231,291$572,0006
2006$627,000$627,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Chassis#:Chassis#:7800757
Sold for $32,450
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1931 Chrysler Imperial
Sold for $140,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#:7980022
Sold for $159,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
    
1931 Chrysler Custom Imperial
Sold for $91,000
  2016 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#:CG 3617
Sold for $192,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
    
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL DUAL COWL SPORT PHAETON
Chassis#:Chassis#:7803303
Sold for $456,154
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Sedan
Chassis#:Chassis#:7800613
Sold for $99,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#:7801805
Sold for $148,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
  
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#:CG 2737
Sold for $412,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#:7802580
Sold for $363,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
    
1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Seven-Passenger Limousine
Sold for $93,500
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan
Chassis#:7803256
Sold for $101,750
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria
Chassis#:CG 3843
Sold for $522,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
    
1931 Chrysler Imperial Four Door Town Sedan
Sold for $65,000
  2011 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster
Chassis#:7802327
Sold for $396,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sold for $407,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster by LeBaron
Chassis#:7801798
Sold for $258,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
    
1931 Chrysler Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan
Chassis#:7802231
Sold for $74,250
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster
Chassis#:7802140
Sold for $363,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse
Sold for $522,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
    

No Sale

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaronCG 34172017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction $325,000$375,000
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CG SPORT ROADSTER60053182016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $450,000$600,000
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe78015432015 WorldWide Auctions Houston Classic Auction $400,000$450,000
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria by WaterhouseCG 38432014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions$450,000$525,000$725,000
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CLOSED-COUPLED SEDAN 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$67,000$75,000$100,000
1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Roadster78023272011 The Scottsdale Auction Gooding & Company $300,000$350,000
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster78018122009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company $350,000$450,000
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial78007052009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction$85,000$120,000$150,000
1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Dual Cowl Phaeton78017112008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$310,000$400,000$500,000
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Rumble Seat Coupe 2006 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$100,000  
1931 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl PhaetonCG1DC25772004 Bonhams MOTORCARS BROOKLINE $70,000$90,000

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