1951 Chrysler Windsor

The full-size Chrysler Windsor was produced from 1939 through the 1960s. It was in production for a brief period, ending in January of 1942 as automobile companies in the United States switched to war production. After the war, production of the Windsor resumed and had a similar design to the 1942 models. A redesigned Windsor appeared in 1949, the same year as Chrysler's 25th anniversary. In the front was a simplified grille, and the bodies were boxier and appeared taller than the competition. Highlander interior trim, which included a tartan fabric and leather, was available on all body styles except the station wagon. This option would be offered through 1952. In 1950, the Windsor Traveler Sedan was re-introduced but lasted a single year. In 1951, the Royal was dropped and the Windsor remained Chrysler's low-priced car. Windsor DeLuxe models added an electric clock, and electric windows were options.

The 1951 Windsor was available as a sedan, club coupe, convertible, Newport, and traveler. A long-wheelbase version was also available (measuring 139.5 inches compared to the shorter 125.5-inch standard platform) for the 8-passenger sedan and limousine. Power was from an L-head 250.6 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine delivering 116 horsepower and mated to a three-speed manual transmission. Pricing began at $2,590 for the club coupe while the top-of-the-line Limousine sold for $3,540.

by Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

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1951 Chrysler Windsor Vehicle Profiles

1951 Chrysler Windsor vehicle information

Build Num: 3992

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1951 Windsor
1951 Chrysler Windsor Price Range: $2,580 - $3,535

Other 1951 Chrysler Models
$2,990 - $4,240


125.50 in., 139.50 in.
6 cyl., 250.60 CID., 116.00hp
$2,580 - $3,535

Industry Production

1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)152,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)152,777
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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