The Pick of the Day is indeed most likely a one-of-a-kind resto-mod. On the outside it appears to be a nicely preserved wood-trimmed 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible. But beneath the surface, there’s a 2019 6.4-liter Hemi Scat Pack crate engine, an updated interior and other modifications.
The car is being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealership in Syosset, New York.
The dealer reports that the modifications to the classic Chrysler were done by Atomic Speed in Staunton, Virginia, and involved more than 3,000 hours of work.
The car sits on an Art Morrison custom chassis, has a 9-inch Ford rear, Mustang II front suspension, 4-link rear suspension, Wilwood brakes, MagnaFlow exhaust, and a long list of other components.
The exterior ash wood trim is original, though clearcoated, and that the paint color is Billiard Burgundy, the dealer says, adding that the paint and clearcoat came from R.N. Nason & Co., which was the original supplier to Chrysler back in the post-war era.
The engine is a 392cid Hemi Scat Pack V8 produced in 2019 and linked to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The Chrysler’s interior has been updated with Inteletronix digital instrumentation, 6-speaker Kenwood audio, Vintage Air and much more, including custom TMI bucket seats, custom hot-rod steering wheel, lots of suede and leather, and a custom center console with cup holders.
The original convertible frame was retained but it has a new fabric top. The dealer also notes that the reproduction spotlights and swan-neck mirrors reflect original factory options.
The asking price is $174,500.