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1929 Chrysler Series 75 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Roadster
Engine Num: R302359
 
Sold for $33,000 at 2015 RM Auctions.
Chrysler automobiles competed at international motorsports events such as the Mille Miglia, Spa, and the Le Mans 24 Hour race between 1925 and 1931. In 1929, a Series 75 Roadster finished 6th overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 3rd in the Index of Performance. Also that year, at the Mille Miglia, a similar car won the 5-Litre Class.

Richard Roy acquired this Series 75 Roadster from Leland Winstian, of Cressona, Pennsylvania. It has an older restoration believed to date to the 1970s. The car is finished in maroon and black with yellow pinstriping. There is a brown leather interior and rides on yellow wire wheels. It features an accessory luggage rack and trunk with canvas dust cover, as well as dual side-mounted spares with covers, B-L-C fog lights, and correct Chrysler-badged headlights. Power is from an L-head six-cylinder engine displacing 248.9 cubic-inches and offering 75 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2015
Roadster
 
This vehicle is a 1929 Chrysler 75 Roadster. It was on display at the 2008 Eastern Concours of the United States. It is a well maintained car, finished in two-tone blue, and features a rumble seat and rear mounted trunk. There are dual side mounted tires with chrome plated covers.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2008
The Chrysler Corporation has been in existence since the early 1920's with their first vehicle offered for mass production being the Model B-70. It was introduced to the public at the New York Auto Show held at the city's Hotel Commodore. The vehicle was very versatile with nine bodystyles being offered that ranged from a $2725 through $3225. The vehicles were offered in a variety of two- and four- door configurations with seating that could accommodate up to five passengers. Mounted under the hood was a six-cylinder L-head engine that displaced just over 200 cubic-inches and produced nearly 70 horsepower. The engine was mated to a three-speed manual gearbox with floor shift controls, shaft drive, and a conventional clutch. Braking was by four-wheel hydraulics. All bodystyles rode on a 112.75-inch wheelbase and had a length of 160-inches.

The response was positive, with nearly 80,000 examples of both the Chrysler and the Maxwells sold. As such, little was changed in the following year.

The Series 70 would remain in production until 1931. It had withstood the onset of the Great Depression and by the early 1930s, was feeling its age. A new look had been introduced for Chrysler in the early 1930s, though little changed on the Series 70. For 1931, the list of models included the Series CJ with its six cylinder engine, the CD and CG with eight cylinders, and the CM which was also known as the 'New SEries Six'. The Series 66 and Series 70 had both been carried over from the prior year with few changes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2007
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