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1948 Chrysler Windsor Convertible

  • Chassis Number: 70667885
This 1948 Chrysler Windsor Highlander Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $45,000. It is mostly original and well-preserved since new. It is finished in Burgundy Cognac with only one re-paint since new. It is believed that Lucille Ball was once the owner of this car.

The interior is a correctly restored plaid highlander interior. There are many options on this car including its original flathead six-cylinder engine, fluid drive manual gearbox, factory AM radio, defroster, and factory heater.

The Chrysler Corporation nameplate began on June 6th of 1925, when the Maxwell Motor Company was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation by Walter P. Chrysler. Walter had been involved with the ailing Maxwell/Chalmers Company since the very early 1920s. He had been tasked with overhauling the company's troubled operation as it tried to weather the post-War recession.

When the Chrysler cars were introduced in 1924, they were powered by a well-received six-cylinder engine. They were affordable, durable, and well-engineered. Production of the Chalmers automobiles ended in 1923 and Maxwells concluded in 1925. The low-priced four-cylinder Chryslers introduced for 1926 were basically just re-badged Maxwell's.

The Chrysler Corporation weathered the Great Depression with the help of designers Raymond H. Dietrich and the newly formed Art and Color Department. Production ceased during World War II, but when it resumed, it was at nearly double the pace. The post-war cars were basically pre-war cars with a mild face-lift. The convertible coupe was a highly sought-after Windsor model, as it provided plenty of seating for its occupants and the enjoyment of open-air traveling. The Windsor line was a more affordable version of its larger siblings, the New York and the Town & Country. The 250 cubic-inch engine provided an ample amount of power and kept the car cruising at highway speeds.

At the auction, this car failed to find an interested buyer willing to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. The car was left unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007

2007 The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $45,000 
Lot was not sold

1948 Chrysler Windsor Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Chrysler Windsor

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Chrysler Windsor Three-Passenger Business Coupe
Chassis#: 70682164
Sold for USD$28,600
  2020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
Sold for USD$24,750
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor
Sold for USD$7,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Highlander Convertible Coupe
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Sold for USD$47,300
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4DR SEDAN
Sold for USD$10,500
  2010 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - February 2010
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for USD$10,500
  2010 McCormick's Auction #48
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor 4-door Sedan
Sold for USD$7,100
  2009 Mecum - Minnesota Auction Results
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR
Sold for USD$19,500
  2008 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR
Chassis#: 70637650
Sold for USD$10,750
  2008 Silver Auction - Bellevue
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Highlander Convertible
Sold for USD$26,125
  2008 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
Sold for USD$40,700
  2007 Worldwide Auctions - Sterling McCall 2007
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$41,800
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2007
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Highlander Convertible
Sold for USD$31,350
  2006 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2006
 
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$19,000
  2003 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 
1948 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
Sold for USD$31,270
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 

Chrysler Windsors That Failed To Sell At Auction

1948 Chrysler Windsor's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Chrysler Windsor Town and Country Sedan 2012 RM Auctions St. Johns, Michigan$105,000$100,000$125,000
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 2009 McCormick's Auction # 47$9,800  
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSORC381391802009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 22, 2009$9,800  
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR706376502009 Silver Auction Greater Seattle, Monroe$16,000  
1948 Chrysler Windsor Scottsdale Sedan 2007 Mecum Kansas City High Performance Auction$8,500  
1948 Chrysler Windsor 2007 The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction $35,000$45,000
1948 Chrysler Windsor Highlander Conv. 2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$29,000$35,000$40,000
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR HIGHLANDER CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN   
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR HIGHLANDER CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$36,000  
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR HIGHLANDER CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$36,000  
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR HIGHLANDER CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$35,000  
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR HIGHLANDER CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$30,000  

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