Lot #1271 - The top of the line in its day, the Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton presented a silhouette that was the envy of the auto industry. This magnificent automobile was restored with the help of three automobiles. 1931 was the first year Chrysler produced the Inline 8 cylinder engine and the Imperial Dual Cowl was designed by Walter Percy Chrysler with body by American coachbuilder LeBaron. This particular example is said to have had new coach work installed in the 1980s by a firm in Australia. The attractive Dual Cowl body is fitted to what is believed to have originally been a sedan chassis. This Chrysler then returned to the United States and was awarded a CCCA Premier National First Prize on account of its restoration. Its red coachwork is accented by the dark red fenders and belt accent set off by yellow pinstripes that complement the light tan leather interior. Dual windscreens with windwings, dual Pilot-Ray steering guided driving lights, chrome grille guard, Apricor dual tail lights and 6 chrome wire wheels sparkle in counterpoint to the paintwork. A dark red leather covered trunk and matching fitted luggage complete the ensemble. A singular composition in metal, rubber, and leather that looks as sweet as it goes. The quality of this car is told in the age of the restoration, which is still highly presentable, and the exceptional attention lavished upon its details.
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