1929 Chrysler

65 Roadster SOLD

SOLD

Description

For 1929 this car was labeled the Series 65 due to the fact that the inline 6 cylinder engine produced 65 horsepower.  A single family owned since 1964 roadster version, restored over the course of 1964 through 1965 that is nicely preserved, and a true driver, and we didn't dare push it to its top speed on our test track thanks to experience in the past on a 1 year older model.  With recently rebuilt brakes and a rebuilt carb this car is ready to tour and be shown...oh and there's even a special spot for your mother-in-law out back.

Exterior
Presenting nicely in maroon with red accent striping, it has black fenders and a stained but functional ivory canvas top sans rear window.  A few chips and dings are noted throughout the body but don't make this rolling piece of art any less eye-catching.  Headlights, in their shiny chrome pods, flank the blacked out grille with its bright chrome surround.  This corral leads back to a long maroon center hinged hood with cooling louvers on the sides and auxiliary driving lights mounted atop the cowl.  Swooping black fenders flow back into strong rubber coated wooden running boards before gracefully arching upward to create the rear fender.  Rounding out the back of the car is the trunk/rumble seat with room for 2 passengers or any spare luggage you may want to bring along and the spare tire hangs between the twin bar chrome split rear bumper.  A simple taillight graces the driver's rear fender and on the passengers is the step to enter the rumble seat.  The wheels, which are 19-inch wooden spoke are wrapped in 5.25/5.50-19 period correct blackwall rubber.  

Interior
A smooth ivory colored vinyl bench seat with ivory  stretches from door to door.  A few small imperfections are noted but nothing remarkable.  The same material is on the door panels, and these are peppered with what appear to be the original handles and latches for the map pockets.  A black painted metal dash has the original gauges inserted in the center along with a few chrome knobs for various other functions.  A black rubber mat lines the floors and presents with heavy wear, bunching and tearing.

Drivetrain
The engine compartment is clean and concise but not extensively detailed and the engine itself presents in a silver/gray hue that is riddled with patina.  This bay holds the correct 195ci L-headed inline 6-cylinder engine and has a rebuilt 1-barrel carburetor to feed it the appropriate mixture of fuel and air.  A 3-speed manual transmission is on back and this pushes power to a 4.30 rear.

Undercarriage
Some surface rust on the body hangers and lightly covering the usual steel suspects, however this car remains structurally sound, and has a sturdy frame.  Black paint covers the wooden floors and bottom sides of the running boards and remains free of rot.  Leaf spring suspension is on the front and rear as are hydraulic drum brakes that were recently rebuilt.  Single exhaust handles the removal of spent fossils efficiently and appears nearly new from the muffler back. 

Drive-Ability
This car started quickly with the aid of a manual choke, and once warmed up it ran great.  We made no attempt at setting a land speed record but does have adequate power, acceptable handling and surprisingly good braking.  It steers effortlessly and is a nice car that Is great for a scenic cruise.

Clearly this is a car meant to be used and enjoyed. Chrysler's exceptional engineering clearly manifested itself in these early models, which performed well and proved to be very reliable. This example shows well and was enjoyed by its owners.

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Specs

Basic

Year
1929
Make
Chrysler
Model
65
Sub Model
Roadster
Miles
8,711
Vin
DW962C
Stock
4508

Engine

Engine Size
195ci I6
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Roadster
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Ivory
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor

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