Skip to main content

1950 Chrysler Royal news, pictures, specifications, and information
LWB Town And Country Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 70063809
 
Sold for $85,250 at 2007 RM Auctions.
1950 was the final year for Chrysler's wood-paneled Town and Country. They had been introduced just after World War II and were immediately successful. The wood portions of the cars were completely hand crafted and assembled. This labor intensive process was time consuming and had Chrysler struggling to keep up with demand. Also, due to the extra costs associated with this type of assembly, it is believed that Chrysler did not make a profit on these cars.

For 1950, Chrysler's model lineup included the Royal, New Yorker, Saratoga, Windsor, and the Town and Country. Many of the differences between these models lay under the hood, wheelbase or the trim. The top of the line Chrysler, Town and Country, was powered by an eight-cylinder engine while the Royal models were powered by Spitfire L-head inline six-cylinder units. 1950 was also the final year for Chrysler to offer wood bodies, with 599 examples of the Royal being produced during that year.

This 1950 Chrysler Royal Woodie Wagon was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000. Under the hood is a 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine capable of producing just over 115 horsepower. There is a Chrysler Presto Matic Fluid Drive gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The wheelbase is 125.5-inches and large enough to accommodate the four-door wood bodied station wagon.

This car is original except for the paint and the wood interior and exterior is in excellent condition. It has traveled 99,000 miles from new. There were wire wheels on all four corners which compliments the cars appearance and the white-wall tires.

At the auction, the bidding and interest for this vehicle was strong, though not enough to achieve the minimum estimated value. Still, the selling price of $85,250 seemed fair. A 1950 Chrysler Town and Country Imperial Newport was also offered for sale at this auction, and it sold for $167,750. The car is one of just a few remaining and had never been restored or registered. It has traveled less than 5000 miles and is completely original.

The Royal commanded a strong value of $85,250 for many of reasons, one of which is that it is one of just ten thought to be in existence. The wood work is original and said to be in good condition. This is a practical and versatile car and very indicative of the post war era.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
For more information and related vehicles, click here

GT40 ONE-TWO AT LE MANS LEGEND
A day after making the headlines with their return to Le Mans, Ford grabbed the limelight in the Le Mans Legend as well, as a pair of GT40s that competed at La Sarthe in the 1960s finished one-two. Bernard Thuner, a veteran of three Le Mans 24 Hours races, was dominant in Claude Nahum's GT40, Nahum having bowed out of sharing the car in the race subsequent to a hairy spin in Thursday's qualifying. The 1994 Swiss Touring Car Champion only lost the lead temporarily during the pitstop phase, whi...[Read more...]
CHRYSLER GROUP IN 2015, UNDER THE HOOD: MORE POWER, GREATER EFFICIENCY AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
◾Introducing the HEMI® Hellcat – Chrysler Group's most powerful V-8 ever; 18th new engine added to Company lineup in less than five years ◾Celebrated TorqueFlite family grows by one with most robust eight-speed automatic in Chrysler Group history; 15th new transmission ◾TorqueFlite transmissions – projected to save current Chrysler Group customers more than 700 million gallons of gasoline – now available across entire Dodge full-size car lineup ◾Debut of new, high-efficiency, lightweight axle...[Read more...]
120 years of motor sport at Mercedes-Benz take centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
'Addicted to Winning': at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz looks back on some fascinating racing victories of the last 120 years •The unique motor sport heritage of the Mercedes-Benz brand is being celebrated with an exclusive installation by sculptor Gerry Judah •Mercedes-Benz and Gran Turismo®6 jointly celebrate '120 years of motor sport' Stuttgart. – The thrilling victories of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows mark the peaks of the history of motor sport for...[Read more...]
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013: auction of Mercedes-Benz W 196 R one of highlights at world's 'largest motorised garden party'
• Mercedes-Benz Classic presents great moments in motor-racing history at Goodwood • Motorsport festival celebrating its 20th anniversary • Auction of only privately owned post-war Silver Arrow by Bonhams sure to cause a stir Stuttgart – This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, includes the auction of a Mercedes-Benz Type W 196 R Grand Prix racing car on 12 July 2013. The auction will be one of the highlights of a weekend dedicated to motor sport. Mercedes-Benz...[Read more...]
BUICK TURNS 110: MOST SIGNIFICANT BUICK OF EACH DECADE
DETROIT – Remaining in business for 11 decades requires constant innovation, so choosing one model to represent a decade of significance can be a catalyst for debate. Among the hundreds of models designed and engineered for Buick, the 11 below stand out as the most significant for their respective decades since May 17, 1903. Let the debate begin. ◾1903-1912: The first Buick ever is quite significant, so Buick's first decade honor goes to the 1904 Model B. The first one of the line was so...[Read more...]

200
300
Airflow
Aspen
Cirrus
Concorde
Cordoba
Crossfire
Daytona
Fifth Avenue
Idea Cars
Imperial
LeBaron
LHS
New Yorker
Newport
Pacifica
Prowler
PT Cruiser
Royal
Saratoga
Sebring
Series 70
TC
Town & Country
Town & Country Mini Van
Windsor

Image Left 1949 Royal Series
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.