Lot 146: Chrysler CD Deluxe Eight Roadster
From the collection of the late Jimi Heselden, OBE
The Chrysler models of 1931 set new standards for style thanks to a new direction inspired by the legendary Cord L29. The new appearance would help Chrysler to survive the Great Depression and even today the 1931 models are considered by some to be the most beautiful Chryslers ever produced.
Every model from the humble Series-70 to the CG Imperial benefitted but arguably none more than the CD Deluxe Eight roadster. The Deluxe Eight was fitted with a powerful 282 cubic inch eight cylinder engine producing around 100 horsepower, driving through a four speed manual transmission.
The chromed, V-shaped radiator shell was framed by broad, sweeping wings flowing gracefully along the long bonnet, past the twin side mounted spare wheels to the low windscreen. Smaller than the Imperial but just as imposing, the CD roadster is a wonderfully proportioned, rare and stylish depression era motor car.
This particular CD Deluxe Eight is one of just 511 produced and is in remarkable condition. Restored in the United States in recent years, the dark blue paint is in very good order as is the brightwork including the Trippe driving lamps and sidemount spare mounted mirrors.
Coys, Essen, Germany
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€60044|
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