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1950 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Newport / 7411751 Vehicle Information

1950 Chrysler New Yorker photograph

1950 Chrysler New Yorker
The wood-bodied Chrysler Town & Country models was launched in 1941. They had luxury, quality, and a sporty persona. They were a vast departure from the utilitarian depot hacks that were eventually followed by the Spartan yet elegant 'Woodies' of the 1930s and 1940s. The Town & Country had a design penned by Chrysler designer 'Buzz' Grisinger around 1938. Chrysler Corporation General Manager Dave Wallace then championed the idea as a limited-production showroom-traffic generator.

The Town & Country model sales begin in 1941 and 1942, then paused during World War II, and returned for 1946 through 1948 with a convertible and low-production sedan. For 1949, only a Town & Country convertible was available. The following year, a Chrysler Newport 2-door pillarless hardtop was added to the model lineup.

The Newport-based Town & Country had Ash hardwood overlays which were assembled separately prior to being fitted to each vehicle's body. Unlike prior Town & Country models, the only wood used for the 1950 Newport-based cars was the Ash body framing, and the space between the frames was body color.

The 1950 Town & Country were one of the last Chryslers powered by the same basic inline-8 cylinder engine first used on the Series CD-8 in 1931. The 323.5 cubic-inch engine delivered 135 brake horsepower and was mated to a Fluid-Drive transmission as standard equipment on the Town & Country Newport. Inside was an unusual steering wheel, wooden trim, and top-quality upholstery.

The Town & Country Newport were launched on May 23, 1950 as a late-year addition to the Chrysler lineup. They had a price of $4,0003 and were the most expensive American-built coupe when new. Approximately 700 examples were built.

This particular example is finished in black with green leather and Bedford Cord upholstery. It has bell-crank windows instead of the notoriously troublesome factory-optional power window setup, and four-wheel disc-brake system derived from the contemporary Lockheed aircraft design. Operated by twin servos and discs per wheel and only available on the Town & Country Newport and Chrysler's long-wheelbase Limousine and Sedan, this system was one of the first all-disc systems in America and cost a stratospheric $400 in 1950 dollars.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015


2015 Rick Cole Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $65,000-USD $75,000 
Lot was not sold

1950 Chrysler New Yorker Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1950 sales)
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport
Chassis#: 7411829
Sold for USD$13,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport
Chassis#: 7411672
Sold for USD$31,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1950 Chrysler New Yorker 4 Door Sedan
Chassis#: C4936636
Sold for USD$25,440
  2019 McCormick's - # 67
 
1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country Coupe
Chassis#: 7411821
Sold for USD$31,253
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY NEWPORT
Chassis#: 7411686
Sold for USD$36,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Hardtop
Sold for USD$58,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY NEWPORT
Chassis#: C4910468
Sold for USD$28,600
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe
Sold for USD$33,250
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1950 Chrysler New Yorker Coupe
Sold for USD$12,192
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe
Sold for USD$44,550
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop
Sold for USD$31,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1950 Chrysler New Yorker Four-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$13,200
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe
Sold for USD$32,450
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1950 ChryslerTown & Country Newport Hardtop 324 CI, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$33,500
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Hardtop 324 CI, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$33,500
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport Coupe
Chassis#: 7411885
Sold for USD$60,500
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
 
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport Coupe
Chassis#: $50,000
Sold for USD$41,250
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
 
1950 CHRYSLER WINDSOR NEWPORT 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 67017472
Sold for USD$31,900
  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe
Chassis#: 17411641
Sold for USD$42,717
  2013 H & H - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport Coupe
Sold for USD$34,100
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1950 Chrysler New Yorker's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1950 Chrysler Town And Country Newport 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$21,000  
1950 Chrysler Town And Country 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$30,000  
1950 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY COUPE 2019 Coys Schloss Dyck $35,000$40,000
1950 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2018 McCormick's # 65$16,500  
1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country Coupe 2018 H & H Auction Imperial War Museum, Duxford $33,000$38,000
1950 Chrysler Newport 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport Custom74121742018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport 2017 Mecum : Chicago$30,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport 2017 Mecum : Chicago$35,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop74116032016 Mecum : Anaheim$22,500  
1950 Chrysler Town&Country Newport74117512015 Rick Cole Monterey $65,000$75,000
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Two Door Hardtop 2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$38,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop 323 CI74116032012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$30,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Two-Door Hardtop74116592012 RM Auctions St. Johns, Michigan$40,000$50,000$65,000
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Newport 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring   
1950 Chrysler Town & Country 2-Door Hardtop 324/135 HP, Automatic 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$32,500  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Woody 2012 Branson Auction Spring 2012$45,000  
1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY WOODIE74117102011 McCormick's Auction 51Palm Springs, California$26,000  
1950 Chrysler New Yorker Newport 2011 Silver Auction Jackson Hole$8,300  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Two Door Sedan 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$47,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop Coupe74120492011 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $60,000$70,000
1950 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2011 Silver Auction Last ChanceFt McDowell, Ariz$8,700  
1950 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible 2010 Mecum Auctions St. Charles Auction$22,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop Coupe74116292010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $45,000$55,000
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Coupe 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$46,000  
1950 Chrysler Newport Town and Country Hard Top 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$37,000  
1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 2010 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$38,000  
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport74115762009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $75,000$85,000
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop Coupe74119082008 Bonhams The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance $65,000$85,000
1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country Two Door Hardtop 2007 The Florida Collector Car Auction$43,000  

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