1949 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler's Town & Country was an expression of status and the pinnacle of postwar glamour. Produced from 1946 through 1950, it was based on the New York chassis and produced in limited quantities due to its complexity and high exterior maintenance. Though the Chrysler brochure listed five Town & Country body styles, only two were widely available: the convertible and the four-door sedan. The first 1949 models were carry-over's from the 1948 year. Ads were quick to point out the company's 25th anniversary and it's totally redesigned 'Second Series' which arrived in spring 1949.

Safety was a top priority and managed by a Safety-Level Ride, Safety-Rim Wheels, and Safe-Guard hydraulic brakes. New styling features included flush front fenders and a large egg-crate grille. Inside, there was an industry's first padded dashboard and Chrysler's first starter/ignition key switch. The Town & Country also featured a unique rear deck and taillights.

The wooden parts for the Town & Country came from Pekin Wood Products in Helena, Arkansas. They were shipped to Chrysler's Jefferson Avenue plant in Detroit for assembly. Prior to being fitted to the body, the wood framing was assembled. This process was difficult and time-consuming, as it required extensive hand-formed contouring of the compound curved frames so they would properly adhere to the metal body parts correctly. Bodies included white ash framing over Di-Noc wood-appearing panels, the name used to describe a new form of decal resembling mahogany veneer, used late in 1947 in an effort to reduce costs and expensive maintenance. The later production cars did not have the Di-Noc, instead, they were given body-colored panels.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2019

Related Reading : Chrysler Town & Country History

Produced only from 1941 through 1950, the first woodie wagon with an all-steel roof was designated the Town %26 Country. This 4-door sedan luxury vehicle was built for either city or estate transportation, and was available for 6 or 9 passenger versions. Due to World War II, production of the Town %26 Country was halted in December, 1941. A mere 1,000 models were produced during 1941 and 1942. In 1942....
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1949 Vehicle Profiles

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

The Chrysler Town and Country was introduced by Chrysler Corporation in 1941. This was a debut of the first woodie wagon with an all-steel roof, and the car was dubbed the Town & Country. Production of the cars stopped during World War II. In 1941 an....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chrysler observed a milestone year in 1949; it marked the company's 25th anniversary as well as the introduction of its new postwar designs. ....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 7410406

This Town & Country is painted in Dark Green Metallic with black Haartz canvas roof. The interior is upholstered in a two-tone combination of tan Bedford Cord and green leather with tan wool hogshair carpet. The car was given an older restoration and....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chrysler introduced the Town and Country as a woodie wagon in 1941 but stopped production in February 1942 due to World War II. When production resumed in 1946, the Town and Country name graced a line of elegant convertibles, sedans and hardtops. Bas....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

'Town and Country' was the model name Chrysler used for all of its genuine 'woodies' built from 1941 through 1950. In 1949, the only body style available for the Town and Country was a concertible, and only 1000 were built. This car is one of the l....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 7410049
Engine Num: C4614881

This 1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Christie's Auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in Thunder Gray with Di-Noc wood grain panels, red leather with beige Bedford co....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 7410729
Engine Num: C46-21451

The current owner of this Town and Country purchased it from an individual who had performed a painstaking nut-and-bolt restoration that is reported to have cost in excess of $300,000. The finger-jointed wood fits beautifully like fine furniture. Its....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 7410001

It is believed that this vehicle may have been the first production model Town & Country built for 1949. It is finished in Pearl Tan with a tan canvas roof and a red leather with tan Bedford cord upholstery. It has an older restoration that is still ....[continue reading]

1949 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 7410951
Engine Num: C46-23190

Chrysler celebrated their 25th anniversary in 1949, and the company introduced its all-new post-war models in March of that year. The new Town and Country model now featured an all-steel structure and was the first 'Town & Country' model that did not....[continue reading]

Convertible Sedan
 
Convertible Sedan
 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 7410406 
Convertible Sedan
 
Convertible Sedan
 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 7410049 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 7410729 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 7410001 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 7410951 


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Chrysler Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
12,941
May 2019
10,903
April 2019
8,987
March 2019
12,169
February 2019
10,368
January 2019
9,054
Additional Sales Volume Data


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$470-$3,760
1949 Town & Country
$3,760-$15,195
1949 Chrysler Town & Country Base Price : $3,760

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chrysler
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)105,030
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)170,006
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)87,470
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)163,613
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)179,299
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)124,218
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)130,110
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)119,260
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)36,586

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