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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe

Dignified motoring for those who love hats

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There once was a cigar-chompin’ guy named K.T. Keller who ran the Chrysler Corporation. One of his criteria was the “hat test” where a dignified member of society should be able to wear a hat inside a Chrysler product. This 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is the last of those Mopars. It’s powered by a Spitfire 6 engine backed by a manual transmission. Featuring a gray cloth interior, this black Chrysler is being auctioned by a private individual and comes with a clear California title in the seller’s name.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

The exterior has been repainted black, but the door jambs retain the original factory-applied finish. Features include bumpers with accessory over-riders front and rear, left- and right-hand chrome mirrors, and reverse lights. The seller notes the bumpers, grille, door handles and hood ornament all have been rechromed.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

A set of black steel wheels with full hubcaps is wrapped in new Coker bias-ply-look tubeless whitewall radial tires with tubes added.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

The front bench seat, rear seat and door panels have been reupholstered, with the seller stating the original upholstery can still be found underneath. The interior also features include new black carpeting with black rubber floor mats, and new gray carpeting and fabric the trunk compartment. The seller notes that the lights (including turn signals and glove box light), cigar lighter and heater are all in working order, but the original radio is not functional. Windows are lowered by manual cranks.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

Instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the fuel level and coolant temperature. Dashboard is metallic gray topped by a gray pad. Column-mounted shifter controls a three-speed manual transmission. Both the steering and brakes are manual.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

Power is provided by a 264ci inline-6 engine. Underhood features include an oil-bath air filter, original heater core plenum and a 6-volt battery. The seller indicates the aftermarket aluminum radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat are new.

1954 Chrysler Windsor
1954 Chrysler Windsor

Typical for the era, this Chrysler is equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle. Braking is provided by manual drums on all four corners. Additional photos of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery.

This 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe auction ends on August 5, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (PDT). Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information including the complete photo gallery.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Windows were actually manually cranked in 1954? What will they think of next? I do like the feature of being able to wear a hat, really I do. Maybe a fedora, a white Panama, or even a baseball cap today.

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