By J. Kelly Flory
From the resumption of vehicle creation on the shut of global conflict II in the course of the Nineteen Fifties, the yankee automobile might see the births and deaths of a number of brands, nice technological advances, and an period of dramatic styling as a prospering state asserted its starting to be mobility. autos of this era are one of the such a lot iconic automobiles ever inbuilt the us: the 1949 Ford, the striking Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955-1957 Chevrolets, the "Forward Look" Chrysler items, the ill-fated Edsel and plenty of others.
This finished reference booklet information each version from all of the significant brands (including independents similar to Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley yet except for very low-volume marques corresponding to Tucker) from version years 1946 via 1959. yr via yr, it offers an outline of the and marketplace, by way of anyone file on each one corporation: its major information for the yr (introductions or cancellations of versions, new engines and transmissions, ads subject matters, revenues traits etc.); its creation figures and industry prestige; and its powertrain choices, paint colours and significant strategies. The company's types are then specific separately with such details as physique kinds, costs, dimensions and weights, average apparatus and creation figures. approximately 1,000 pictures are incorporated.
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TOTALS Base FADP C-39N C-39N C-39N C-39N C-39N Avg. Price $1,853 $1,938 $1,948 $2,193 $1,963 $1,979 Change from Shipping Model Year LY Wt. 11% *For body style production totals for 1946–1948, see 1948 Chrysler section. Town & Country “The Beautiful Chrysler Town & Country. ” Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1941. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1942 through first-series 1949. 80%. Primary competition: None. Notable changes: All-new series. Formerly available only as a station wagon. 00 × 15 BSW tires.
Model No. 06% Shipping Wt. ) Model Year Production Change from LY 3383 3468 3448 3693 NA* NA* NA* NA* NA NA NA NA 29 Model No. Windsor 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. Windsor 4-Door Sedan, 8-p. Windsor 4-Door Sedan Limousine, 8-p. TOTALS Base FADP C-38W C-38W C-38W Avg. 07% Shipping Wt. 08% *For body style production totals for 1946–1948, see 1948 Chrysler section. ” Nameplate year of origin: 1939. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1942 through first-series 1949. 99%. Primary competition: Buick Super, Hudson Commodore, Oldsmobile 98, and Packard Clipper Eight.
The Town & Country C-38 6-cyclinder continued being Windsor-based, while the C-39 8-cyclinder models were now New Yorker–based. The revised line gave Chrysler a unique car to distinguish it from its competitors. In an interesting side note to the Town & County series, seven 2-Door Hardtops were built, making them the first of that body style. Being “hand-built prototypes,” rather than production models, they are not included in the statistics that follow. Also, three other Town & Country body styles were listed, but did not reach production, a Roadster, Brougham Sedan and Custom Club Coupe.
American Cars, 1946-1959: Every Model, Year by Year by J. Kelly Flory