1972 Chrysler Town and Country news, pictures, and information
|9-Passenger Station Wagon|
Chassis Num: CP46M2C109382
|Sold for $550 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
The Town & Country name was used by Chrysler initially to represent their wood-bodied cars. The configuration was a barrel-back sedan-wagon. Beginning in 1946, the Town & Country was available as either a luxury convertible or as a utility sedan. More bodystyles were planned, but never materialized.
In 1949 Chrysler introduced their first post-war cars, and gone from the list were most of the Town & Country wood-bodied cars. The only remaining example was the convertible model. The following year it reappeared as a hardtop, and by 1951 it had disappeared. In reality, it had been transformed into a conventional steel-bodied station wagon and available on the Windsor, Saratoga and New Yorker series. The name would continue in Chrysler's line-up off-and-on throughout the years. It last appeared on a Chrysler Station Wagon in 1988 on the LeBaron model, which was based on the K-car wagon. In 1990 Chrysler transferred the name to their popular minivan series.
This 1972 Chrysler Town & Country 9-Passenger Station Wagon was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars sale at Hershey, PA presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $3,000 - $6,000 and offered without reserve. Since the lot was offered without reserve, the buyer was able to purchase this vehicle with a high bid of $550 including buyer's premium.
The car is fitted with a overhead valve V8 engine and a Torqueflite 3-speed automatic gearbox. There are four-wheel hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums in the rear. It has power steering and brakes, air conditioning and tinted glass. The odometer reads 67,826 miles and was last inspected in 1980 in Virginia.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
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