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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster

  • Designed by LeBaron
  • Chassis Number: 7801798
It is believed that about 12 examples of the LeBaron-bodied Roadster remain in existence. This example is an early example that was delivered in February 1931 finished in Pembroke Gray and likely had a red leather interior. It has a 3.82:1 rear-end gear ratio and only two owners since the late 1950s. It was owned in the 1940s by a gentleman in San Bruno, California, and then lived in Oakland, California before being acquired by Chrysler enthusiast Doug O'Connell of Sunnyvale. While in his care, the car was treated to a restoration. It was shown at a number of concours events including Pebble Beach where it secured a class award.

The current owner acquired the LeBaron Roadster from the O'Connell Estate in the late '70s, and in the early '80s, the car was stripped down to the bare chassis for a restoration to modern standards.

The engine, which is not original to this chassis but reportedly a correct 1931 unit, does have the rare 'Red Head' cylinder head as opposed to the 'Silver Dome' head and in this case was likely added after delivery. It also has a four-speed transmission. The first gear is an ultra-low ratio which a period literature state is only to be used in emergencies for climbing steep grades. This first gear also allowed the Chrysler engineers to install higher ratios for the other three gears, resulting in a higher top speed.

A restoration was finished in 2001 and is finished in red with a black cloth top and black leather interior. It won its CCCA National First Senior Badge #2331 in 2001 and was displayed for the second time in its life at Pebble Beach in 2002. The list of features includes dual Klaxons, radiator stone guard, Trippe lights, rear trunk, dual spotlights, chrome wire wheels with dual open side mounts and mirrors, wind wings, dual wipers, and altimeter.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale in Monterey, Ca. presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $250,000-$300,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $258,500, including the buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011

2011 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $258,500

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Chrysler CG Imperial

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#: 7802662
Sold for USD$401,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 7801512
Sold for USD$280,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Seven-Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: 7800033
Sold for USD$90,000
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : Monterey Jet Center Auction
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LeBaron
Chassis#: 7803128
Sold for USD$207,200
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan
Chassis#: 7800999
Sold for USD$100,800
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  
1931 Chrysler Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan
Chassis#: CG3411
Sold for USD$47,850
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
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
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  
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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Chrysler CG Imperials That Failed To Sell At Auction

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Close-Coupled Sedan by Briggs78023742021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall $60,000$80,000
1931 Chrysler Imperial Sedan 2021 Mecum : Tulsa$55,000  
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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