1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria / CG 3843 Vehicle Information

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Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Waterhouse
Chassis #: CG 3843
Sold for $522,500 at 2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona.
High bid of $450,000 at 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Walter P. Chrysler followed a successful career in railroading with a move to Buick and then Willy-Overland. In 1921 he took over the Maxwell Company and in 1924 introduced an all-new car bearing his name. The first Chrysler six was well-engineered and featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes, an uncommon feature at the time, particularly in a moderately priced car. After adding Dodge, Plymouth and DeSoto to the portfolio, Chrysler was ready to move up-market in 1931.

The CG model featured a 384 cubic-inch straight eight-cylinder engine that allowed the car to race from zero-to-sixty in 20 seconds. It could reach 100 mph and cruise comfortably at 90 mph. Riding on a 145 inch wheelbase chassis, it featured curved fenders and a rakish vee'd radiator grille.

This Convertible Victoria was one of only six of this model produced by the Waterhouse coach building company in 1931. Waterhouse was only in business for five years, but produced 300 cars. The price for this car when new was $4,850. It has remained in the same family since 1939.

The Convertible Victoria was coachbuilder Waterhouse's trademark and is notable as one of the earliest American-built bodies to feature European styling. The design was penned by George Weaver and Waterhouse would build approximately 296 bodies, with approximately 251 of those resting on-top of Lincoln, DuPont and Packard chassis. Of 31 Waterhouse bodies built on various chassis, only six or less are believed to have been mated to the CG Imperial.

This example was built on June 15ht of 1931. In 1939, it was in the care of Mr. Calvin Collins of New York who purchased it from McComick Garage. It was used by the Collins family for several years but was almost lost to the scrap drives of World War II. At the insistence of his son Scott, the Imperial was spared, though they did give up the single heaviest piece of metal that could serve as war material - its engine.

The car was placed into storage in the family's barn. In 2009, after being in the family for 70 years, it was purchased from the Collins family by Canadian restorer Richard Grenon.

After the vehicle was restored, the car made its debut at Cincinnati's Ault Park Concours d'Elegance where it won the Early Prewar Best of Class Award, followed by the William K. Victor Best of Show Award. At the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, it was awarded Most Significant Chrysler in Show.

In 2012, this vehicle was offered for sale at RM Auctions sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000. Bidding exceeded those estimates, settling at $96,250, inclusive of buyer's premium.


2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $525,000-USD $725,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $450,000

2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-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
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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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