1981 CHRYSLER COUPE - 19941 Sold* at Petersen Museum Classic Car Auction 2003 - Lot #446 1981 CHRYSLER COUPE http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/19941/19941_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #446

1981 CHRYSLER COUPE

Auction Petersen Museum Classic Car Auction 2003
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 446
Year 1981
Make CHRYSLER
Model
Style COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 2A3BY62J1BR131875
Exterior Color BURGUNDY
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description

Lot #446 - This limited production coupe was built for mr. Fred astaire and his wife robyn under the direct supervision of family friend and chrysler chairman, mr. Lee iacocca. As a way of improving chrysler's image in 1981, mr. Iacocca went out of his way to have celebrities seen in these cars. Mr. Gregory peck and mr. Richard nixon were two other recipients of these specially made cars. sadly, the car we are offering was the last new car to be purchased by mr. Astaire. It has been meticulously maintained and now has a total mileage of only 22,220. At mr. Iacocca's suggestion, the original fuel injection system, which had proved to be less than satisfactory, was replaced with a carburetor set-up by edelbrock. It is mrs. Astaire's hope that the new owner will continue to cherish it, as she obviously has, as a tribute to her late husband.