1948 Chrysler Town and Country

The Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter P. Chrysler on June 6th of 1925, when the Maxwell Motor Company was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation. Initially, the Chrysler automobiles were powered by six-cylinder engines; later, Walter directed management to include everything from luxury cars to trucks.

In 1941, the first Chrysler Town and Country wood-bodied, barrel-back sedan was introduced on the six-cylinder Royal line. It had a fastback profile that was neither a sedan nor a station wagon. Designed by Chrysler President David A. Wallace, it had a steel top and twin hinged doors at the rear in 'barn door' style. Nearly 1,000 examples were built (999 to be exact). 200 of those were given six-passenger body styles while the remainder had three bench seats with a 9-passenger capacity. A single Town and Country wagon was built on the Saratoga chassis - to a special order.

When World War II came to a close and civilian car production resumed, its pace was nearly twice the speed as pre-WWII. The Big Three manufacturer's fiercely worked to keep pace with demand. Production was delayed until the end of 1945 due to the nationwide material shortages and the need for retooling. Many of the cars in Chrysler's lineup had been designed by Raymond H. Dietrich with the aid of Chrysler's Art and Color Department.

The Town and Country was popular, and led to an expanded range of five body styles planned for the 1946 model year. However, in the end, only a trunk-back sedan and an eight-cylinder convertible coupe were built. In total, 100 examples of the long-wheelbase eight-cylinder sedans were built, with the remainder being the shorter Windsor wheelbase powered by six-cylinder engines. The Town & Country models were mounted on New Yorker chassis which had a wheelbase of 127.5 inches. The 1946 models had very similar appearances to their 1942 siblings. The L-head eight-cylinder engine displaced 323.5 cubic-inches and produced 135 horsepower. The engines were mated to a Fluid Drive and hydraulically operated M-5 transmission.

When the second-series line was introduced in 1949, the Town and Country sedan was no longer offered. For 1950, the model diminished to an eight-cylinder hardtop coupe with painted insert panels. The name 'Town and Country' were continue and grace many Chrysler steel-bodied station wagons and minivans for years to come.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019
1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chrysler introduced the Town and Country line for their post-war selection, featuring sedans and convertibles. This body style was the most memorable of all the Chryslers with its name coming from the combination of the steel front end representing ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

There were 2,936 of these cars built in 1948, with 194 still in existence. The original selling price was $3,420. The car is equipped with an eight-cylinder engine, generating 135 horsepower. ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7407068

At the conclusion of the Second World War, the automobile manufacturers of the world ceased production of military items and resumed the production of the automobile. Production was resumed at a furious pace as each company tried to emerge as the veh....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Walter P. Chrysler founded his car company on June 6, 1925, when the Maxwell Motor Company was re-organized into the Chrysler Corporation. Walter Chrysler had originally arrived at the Maxwell-Chalmers company in the early 1920's, having been hired ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

Windsor Series Sedan

Prior to World War II, 'woodies' were primarily relegated to station wagon body styles. Although Chrysler waited until 1949 to introduce their first all-new postwar model, they made a real styling statement in 1946 by producing wood bodied Town and C....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7405530

This 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auction held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell for $140,000 - $180,000. It is powered by a 323.5 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine capable of pro....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7406930

When automobile production resume in the post-War era, most of the vehicles were basically mildly-face lifted versions of the cars that were being built when production had ceased. The New York was one of those cars; it was basically a pre-War car e....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7405374
Engine Num: C39-49666

There were approximately 2,936 Town & Country cars produced in 1948. It is believed that only 200 remain in existence. This car has been given a restoration and is finished in Catalina Tan paint, red leather and taupe Bedford Cord interior, and a t....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chrysler introduced the Town & Country convertible in 1946 and sold over 8,000 of these cars before production ended in 1948. The Town & Country was powered by an 8-cylidner L head engine producing 113 bhp and built on the C-39 chassis. The body was ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: C3969438

The Town & Country Convertible sold for $3,400 in 1948, making it the most expensive model available. Around 8,400 buyers would select this vehicle and are highly sought after by collectors in modern times. ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Hardtop

Chassis Num: S71003849

This Town & Country Sedan has been in the same single family ownership since new. It has been stored on blocks in a heated garage since 1953. The odometer reads just 39,000 original miles and was given a mechanical service around the early 1970s. ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

Windsor Series Sedan

Virtually unchanged during its first three years of production, the expensive Town and Country convertible attracted 8,368 buyers between 1946 and 1948. This example was specially constructed for actor Leo Carrillo, better know as Poncho from The Ci....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7404463

The odometer on this Convertible shows 82,840 miles and the car wears a restoration that was completed in the late 1990s. Period accessories include dual spotlights and amber fog lights.....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7405394
Engine Num: C39-49961

This Town & Country Convertible was formerly the property of Roy Bleeke. It is an amazingly original car and spent over three decades in the Roy Bleeke Collection. It has an extensive documented history and has only 7,200 miles from new.....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

Windsor Series Sedan

Chassis Num: 71003496

This Chrysler Town and Country was one of the last examples built. It was first titled in Pennsylvania on June 22nd of 1949. Currently, the car has just 27,790 miles and is finished in Dove Gray paint. It is outfitted with a wood and chrome roof rack....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

The Chrysler Town and Country is a maddening car to maintain. Not because of the mechanics, which were reliable and well built, but simply because of the wonderful combinations of wood and steel, topped by a canvas roof and decorated with lots of chr....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7408375

This 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible Coupe wears an older, high-quality restoration which still shows well in modern times. It is painted in the factory correct Noel Green and has a newer tan convertible top, chrome, and wooden bodywork. T....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

Windsor Series Sedan

Chassis Num: C38152342

In 1948, Chrysler built 2,936 examples of the Town & Country, with approximately 194 examples still in existence. This 1948 sedan is finished in Metallic Green with a Green plaid fabric-on-vinyl bench seat interior. This Windsor model has a Sportsman....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Leo Carrillo knew how to get your attention. If that meant riding in a parade on the bull he mounted to the front of his car that was fine. After an active Hollywood career of parades and movie openings carrying its famous cowboy owner, the Leo Carri....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

The Chrysler Town and Country was one of the most exciting postwar cars produced. A favorite of celebrities, personalities and the rich and famous made the first choice of the Hollywood crown. The convertible was the most favored with 8,368 produced ....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Back in the day, Wood station wagons were very popular as depot hacks and were commonly used to pick-up guests from the railway station, whisking them and their luggage to hotels and resorts.....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7404999

This Chrysler Town and Country Convertible is finished in Noel Green Metallic with a two-tone cream interior and tan convertible top accented with brown piping. It was given a high-quality restoration in the early 2000s. It is well-equipped with a ra....[continue reading]

1948 Chrysler Town and Country vehicle information

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 7408271
Engine Num: C30-77389

The Chrysler Town & Country was built on a New Yorker chassis and had a base price of $3,200 before options. Despite the price, convertible production rose by 173 units over the prior year, to 3,309. ....[continue reading]

New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7407068 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
Windsor Series Sedan
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7405530 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7406930 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7405374 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: C3969438 
New Yorker Series Hardtop
Chassis #: S71003849 
Windsor Series Sedan
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7404463 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7405394 
Windsor Series Sedan
Chassis #: 71003496 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7408375 
Windsor Series Sedan
Chassis #: C38152342 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7404999 
New Yorker Series Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 7408271 

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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1948 Chrysler Models

Concepts by Chrysler

Chrysler Monthly Sales Volume

April 2019
8,987
March 2019
12,169
February 2019
10,368
January 2019
9,054
December 2018
12,425
November 2018
13,094
October 2018
13,289
September 2018
14,683
August 2018
12,219
July 2018
11,624
June 2018
13,484
May 2018
14,724
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