1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Club Sedan / 7800705 Vehicle Information

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial photograph

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Club Sedan
Coachwork: Briggs Manufacturing
Chassis #: 7800705
Sold for $104,500 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
High bid of $85,000 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction. (did not sell)
There were 3,228 Imperials built in 1931 with 1,195 examples fitted with close-coupled club sedan bodywork by Briggs Manufacturing Company. Many of these club sedans were later re-bodied to make dual cowl phaetons. As a result, this original example is quite rare. It was given a professional restoration that was completed in 1999. It is painted in two-tone brown with a dark brown beltline. The list of accessories included with this vehicle are dual side-mounted spare tires with chrome-accented hard covers, dual cowl lights, dual windshield wipers, and a rear-mounted trunk. There are wide whitewall tires with dark brown painted wire wheels, with chrome-plated hubcaps and trim rings.

The interior has tan cloth upholstery with dark brown piping and matching tan carpets and floor mats. The dash board and steering wheel are black, while the window cranks and door handles are gold-plated.

The Chrysler CG Series Imperials were the work of designer Herb Weissinger. The overall height of the vehicle was relatively low at 70-inches, giving them a sporty persona. They rode on 145-inch wheelbases and featured a vee-shaped radiator shell and gracefully swept fenders.

The engine displaces 384 cubic-inches and promises 125 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox with freewheeling. There are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and a well-tuned suspension.

In 2008 this 1931 Cadillac V12 Series 370-A Five-Passenger Phaeton with coachwork by Fleetwood was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $225,000-$275,000. Though bidding did not reach those estimates, it was high enough to satisfy the vehicles reserve and the lot was sold. A high bid of $192,500 was enough to secure new ownership.

This Imperial Club Sedan is believed to have been sold in Chicago when new. It was fitted at some pint with a surreptitious tank within its chassis frame. It is believed that the tank may have at one time served to transport then-illicit alcohol products, as it is unconnected to the fuel, lubrication, or cooling system.

The car was bodied by Chrysler's regular sedan supplier Briggs, and was restored in 1999 to very high standards. It is painted in two-tone brown and beige exterior color scheme. Inside, there is beige cloth piped in brown. There are dual side-mounted tires with chrome enclosures, wind wings, wire wheels painted body color, wide white wall tires, dual windshield wipers, and a luggage rack.

In total, there were only 909 examples of the 1931 Chrysler CG Eight Sedan produced.

In 2009, this CG Imperial Sedan was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers and held in Seabrook, Texas. The lot was estimates to sell for $120,000 - $150,000. The lot failed to sell after achieving a high bid of $85,000. Its reserve was not satisfied and the lot was left unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $120,000-USD $150,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $85,000

2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $140,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $104,500

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
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  1931 Chrysler CG Imperial image  
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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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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