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1948 Chrysler Royal club coupe


1948 Chrysler Royal club coupe was rescued from desert demise

The 1948 model year marked the last year that Chrysler carried on with its pre-war designs, though with some post-war updates. That was the case with our Pick of the Day, this 1948 Chrysler Royal.

The Royal was the entry-level Chrysler, and for 1948 — the final year of the pre-war carryover design — it was offered in several new colors and had whitewall tires.777069_22792329_1948_Chrysler_Royal

According to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com, this ’48 Royal is a California black-plate car located in Anderson, California. The seller says it was saved by a Mr. Lerner from the Southern California deserts, has lifetime rights to that black plate and is rust free “with only a couple of blemishes” in its red paint

“There is no body damage or bondo on this 68-year-old Chrysler,” the ad promises. “The engine runs great after we cleaned the gasoline tank and rebuilt the carburetor.”

Power comes from a 250-cubic-inch flathead 6 linked to a manual gearbox.

According to the ad, the work was done by Platt Motors, a “different” sort of garage with a “dynamic father and son team” of “real car guys and enthusiasts (who) scour the West Coast for rust-free classics that we re-home to our clients at reasonable prices.777069_22792319_1948_Chrysler_Royal

The interior is not period-correct, the ad notes, but has been reupholstered in leather and is free of rips or tears.

“We stand by our vehicles and love to talk shop. Call us anytime and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns.”

The $9,550 asking price certainly sounds reasonable for such a good-looking car.

To see this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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