1924 Chrysler Model B-70 Roadster / 19074 Chassis Information

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

1924 Chrysler Model B-70 photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: 19074
Engine # 43162
Sold for $27,500 at 2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction.
The Chrysler Corporation was officially founded in 1925 although an all-new model was already well underway. Walter P. Chrysler had plans of producing a higher quality car than the Ford but more affordable than Cadillacs and Buicks. The first Chryslers actually appeared the year before the company was made official. In 1924, production of the Model 70 began, although it was dubbed the 'Chrysler Six' for its high-compression six-cylinder engine. The Model 70 was in reference to its top speed. The Model 70 was given many never before seen engineering feats. The Model 70 featured a seven bearing crankshaft, carburetor air cleaner, full pressure lubrication system and the first replaceable oil filter. It had a 4.7:1 compression ratio and there were hydraulic brakes at all four-corners. At the time, most other manufacturers offered a 4:1 compression ratio and two-wheel mechanical brakes.

For 1924, Chrysler offered nine body styles. They set many speed records and hillclimb victories. These included several drives by Ralph de Palma, including overall victory at the 1924 Mt. Wilson Hill Climb, and several 1000-mile outright speed records. The Chrysler's were also brought overseas and raced, with Land Speed Record holder Malcolm Campbell winning the '100 Short' at Brooklands in 1925 in an aerodynamic-bodied '70'. The Model 70 was also the first-ever American car to compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This particular Model 70 Roadster was purchased in northern Washington State in 1998 by Martin Swig. The early history is not known, however it is quite possible that it was delivered new to Washington, as the car wears a 1924 Washington license plate that was on the car at the time of Swig's purchase. The car was bought by Swig out of an estate collection. It is believed that it was in the previous ownership for decades, possibly since the 1960s. At some point, the car was repainted in a period color scheme. It has the correct wood-spoke wheels, nickel radiator, and ornamental winged radiator cap. Swig reupholstered the original bench seat, however he left the original upholstery on the door panels. The odometer currently shows fewer than 36,000 miles which reflects the original mileage.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015

2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$40,000-$50,000 
Sale Price :
$27,500

2015 1
2010 1
2009 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$27,500$27,5001
2010$39,050$39,0501
2009$14,300$14,3001
2001$4,200$4,2001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1924 sales)
1924 Chrysler Model B-70 Roadster
Chassis#: 19074
Sold for $27,500
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
1924 Chrysler Model B-70 image  1924 Chrysler Model B-70 image  
1924 Chrysler Model B Roadster
Sold for $39,050
  2010 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1924 CHRYSLER B-70 4 DOOR PHAETON
Sold for $14,300
  2009 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2009
 
1924 CHRYSLER UNKNOWN COUPE
Sold for $4,200
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1924 Chrysler Model B-70's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1924 CHRYSLER ROADSTER PICK UP475412006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2526$14,000  

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