1947 Chrysler Town and Country news, pictures, specifications, and information
Windsor Series Sedan
At the conclusion of the Second World War, the automobile manufactures ceased production of military material and resumed production of automobiles. Chrysler introduced the Town and Country line for their post-war selection, featuring both sedans and convertibles. The body style was the most memorable with its name coming from the combination of the steel front end representing 'Town' and the wood panel representing 'Country.' The body is framed in white ash and required extensive hand work; as a result, production of Town and Country models ceased in 1950. The four-door sedan was marketed as an 'Estate Car' and was well received by the public. This car has been toured for thousands of miles, all trouble free.
New Yorker Series Convertible
The 'Town & Country' name is credited to Paul Hafer, of the Boyertown Body Works. Hafer drew sketches of wood-bodied wagons, and said, 'The front end looked 'town' and the rear looked 'country' so I thought it natural.' The convertible was the firs  [Read More...]
New Yorker Series Convertible
This was Chrysler's top-of-the-line vehicle and the pinnacle of postwar glamour. It was a dazzling expression of status when new, and is powered by a 135-horsepwoer, 324 cubic-inch straight-eight 'Spitfire' engine with Fluid Drive transmission. Pro  [Read More...]
New Yorker Series Convertible
Chassis Num: 7402536
Sold for $330,000 at 2009 RM Auctions.
The majority of the Town & Country Woodie Sedans were built in 1946, with a limited number carried over into 1947. This example is powered by a 323.5 cubic-inch inline eight-cylinder engine producing 135 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual tr  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009
Windsor Series Sedan
Understandably, this was Chrysler's top-of-the-line vehicle and the pinnacle of postwar glamour. The Town and Country was a dazzling expression of status when new and remains so today. Produced from 1946 through 1950, the model was based on a New Yor  [Read More...]
New Yorker Series Convertible
Chassis Num: C3937634
High bid of $97,000 at 2014 Mecum. (did not sell)
After the war, the most significant change in the Chryslers involved the Town & Country, which was no longer a wagon but a separate series of six- and eight-cylinder sedans and convertibles. Chrysler had promised a full line of non-wagon Town & Count  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014
New Yorker Series Convertible
Chassis Num: 7404990
Sold for $104,500 at 2017 RM Auctions.
Sold for $143,000 at 2017 Bonhams.
The convertible, built on the New Yorker's 127.5-inch wheelbase, was longer than the sedan. It also came equipped with all the New Yorker standard equipment including the five-main-bearing 135 brake horsepower straight-eight engine, Prestomatic Fluid  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017
Produced only from 1941 through 1950, the first woodie wagon with an all-steel roof was designated the Town & Country. This 4-door sedan luxury vehicle was built for either city or estate transportation, and was available for 6 or 9 passenger versions.

Due to World War II, production of the Town & Country was halted in December, 1941. A mere 1,000 models were produced during 1941 and 1942. In 1942 the sheet metal was updated, and the design of woodie remained similar to its previous look.

Following the war, the new wave of Town & Country woodies were produced in much larger numbers as coupes, convertibles, sedans. The first production hardtops ever produced by any manufacture, seven 2-door hardtops were also manufactured by Chrysler. The final Town & Country woodie models were produced only as 2-door hardtops only for the last year.

In the last year of its production, a box type woodie station wagon was offered by both Chrysler and Desoto. Plymouth and Dodge also released box type woodie wagon throughout the 1930's and 1940's. In 1950, production of the original Town & Country was ended.

By Jessica Donaldson
 
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