1946 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler resumed automoible production in the post-War era using designs based on the 1942 models. The Chrysler lineup included the Royal Series - the least expensive Chrysler model, the Windsor - a higher trim level of the Royal, the Saratoga series - an eight-cylinder equivalent to the six-cylinder Royal, and the New Yorker - the top-of-the-line model. The New Yorker came equipped with all of the amenities and accouterments found on the Saratoga plus a carpeted front compartment and two-tone wool broadcloth upholstery. Body styles that mirrored that Saratoga included the coupe, club coupe, and 2- and 4-door sedan. Additional New Yorker body styles included a convertible, Town & Country sedan, and Town & Country Convertible. The roadster and club coupe had been advertised, but no plans or models were ever created.

The Saratoga and New Yorker were both powered by an L-head, five main bearing, eight-cylinder engine displacing 323.5 cubic-inches and delivering 135 horsepower at 3400 RPM. Prices began at $1,825 for the coupe while the same body style sold for $1,735 on the Saratoga. Both models rested on a 127.5-inch wheelbase platform and came equipped with a Fluid Drive and hydraulically operated M-5 transmission. They had four-wheel drum brakes, an independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, and semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs.

Prior to World War II, the Town & Country model was only available as a station wagon but now embossed other bodies. The bodies were fitted with ash framing, mahogany veneer, and steel panels, and were the most expensive models in the Chrylser range.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2020

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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1946 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 71000000

During the early years of automobile production, wood-bodied vehicles were mostly used as 'work' vehicles. Depot Hacks transported passengers from train stations to hotels. Trucks often used wood as their truck-beds. As time progressed, wood-bodie....[continue reading]

1946 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 7400604

This 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. It is powered by an eight-cylinder engine that displaces 323.5 cubic-inches and capable of producing 135 horsepower. There is a Fluid D....[continue reading]

1946 Chrysler Town & Country vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: C392903

The original owner of this Chrysler Town & Country kept the car until 2014. It is finished in deep maroon with a matching interior and tan top. It was given a recent mechanical freshening and retains the original metal, wood and a 323 cubic-inch Stra....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: 71000000 
Roadster
Chassis #: 7400604 
Roadster
Chassis #: C392903 


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1946 Town & Country
$2,722-$16,000
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Price Range: $2,365 - $2,722

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chrysler
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
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)36,586
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)161,704

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