1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria / 7801063 Vehicle Information

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Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Waterhouse
Chassis #: 7801063
Sold for $522,500 at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island.
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.


2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $450,000-USD $600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $522,500

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#: CG2577
Sold for USD$55,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#: 7803131
Sold for USD$335,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Custom Line Coupe
Sold for USD$132,000
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Roadster
Chassis#: CG1655
Sold for USD$82,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Chassis#: 7800757
Sold for USD$32,450
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1931 Chrysler Imperial
Sold for USD$140,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#: 7980022
Sold for USD$159,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
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1931 Chrysler Custom Imperial
Sold for USD$91,000
  2016 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: CG 3617
Sold for USD$192,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
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1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL DUAL COWL SPORT PHAETON
Chassis#: 7803303
Sold for USD$456,154
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Sedan
Chassis#: 7800613
Sold for USD$99,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#: 7801805
Sold for USD$148,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#: CG 2737
Sold for USD$412,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: 7802580
Sold for USD$363,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Seven-Passenger Limousine
Sold for USD$93,500
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan
Chassis#: 7803256
Sold for USD$101,750
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: CG 3843
Sold for USD$522,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
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1931 Chrysler Imperial Four Door Town Sedan
Sold for USD$65,000
  2011 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster
Chassis#: 7802327
Sold for USD$396,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sold for USD$407,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CD DUAL COWL PHAETON 2018 McCormick's # 65$90,000  
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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Club Sedan
Coachbuilder: Briggs Manufacturing
Chassis Num: 7800705
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 7801063
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7801711
Engine Num: CG-3458
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7801805
Engine Num: CG 2002
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Briggs Manufacturing
Chassis Num: 7802231
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Rumble Seat Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7802358
Engine Num: CG3399
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7802482
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7802580
Engine Num: CG3417
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7802662
Engine Num: CG3682
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Briggs Manufacturing
Chassis Num: 7803256
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 7980022
Engine Num: CG 3727
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: CG 2737
Engine Num: CG2737
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: CG 3617
Engine Num: CG 3617
Chassis information for the Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: CG 3843


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