1953 Chrysler Windsor DeLuxe Club Coupe. Very fun.
Price: - Item location: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: Windsor Deluxe
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 94,294
- VIN: 70126527
- Color: Windsor Blue
- Engine size: 264.5 L-Head Six Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: Six
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 Speed Fluid Matic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White/Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1953 Chrysler Windsor DeluxeAmidst the prosaic,mundane and simply uninteresting automobiles that traverse our roads today, most of which will never reach the classification as a "Classic", eventually consigned to the scrap yard, this 1953 Chrysler Windsor DeLuxe Club Coupe is a unique, interesting and fun sight whencommissioned. It'scertainly not the car you will necessarily see in the 1950's B Movie Hot Rod Girl, or drag racing in the film Grease, however it has earned its place among all the different and architecturalinteresting cars built prior to 1960. Clearly, art imitated life of these delightful and interesting cars in their designand architecture. Additionally, these Chrysler Coupes were raced inthe Carrera Panamericana Road Race which ran the consecutive years from 1950-1954 in Mexico, now resurrected as a timed rally, similar to the Italian Mille Miglia,Targa, Florio in Italy, and Hemming's Great Race, among many others. This is a fabulous car based on its vintage to enter intomany of these historical events and rallies, which have currently been resurrected. Also, a terrific entry into many car shows. When was the last time you saw one.??
Representing an older, very nicely done restoration with nice paint and sheet metal,with some flaws expected for the vintage, it's a wonderful driver quality car which can be taken anywhere, and currently within the bounds of affordability, in the collector car market, where prices are escalating,given the factthey are wonderful investments, a hard asset which can be enjoyed, and, make no mistake about it, will continue to appreciate in value.
a 264.5 cubic inch L-Head "Spitfire" inline six cylinder, known for its durability, and coupled to a four speed Fluid Matic transmission,(manual or automatic feature) it runs and drives nicely, starting with the first turn of the ignition key, with no unusual noises or smoke.
The restored interior is in excellent condition, as is all the stainless and most of the chrome, with the exception of the bumpers which have some minor pitting and 62 years of wear. Overall the glass is very nice with the exception of the right andleft rear wing windows which are cracked,(easily replaced) and some very minor peripheral clouding at the windshield edge at the intersection of the left A pillar.The windows function very nicely. Tires are older matching 15" bias ply wide whitewalls, with significant tread and the fact that the Windsor DeLuxe Coupe has powering steering makes is much easier to steer at all speeds.
Recent servicing entailed new spark plugs, cap, wires, rotor, engine and transmission oil replacement, cartridge oil filter, (10/40 Pennzoil w/ZDDP additive) new muffler, new fuel filter, complete chassis lubrication, rebuilt brake master cylinder and brake fluid flush, coolant flush (with the correct green antifreeze), and much much more.
In conclusion, this is a very fun car to own and drive, garnering a lot of attention and "thumbs up" when driving it. The 1953 Chrysler Windsor DeLuxe Club Coupe will be sold as is,where is, with no warranty expressed or implied. Inspections are welcome by either the prospective buyer, or a "qualified" representative of your choosing. Inspection as acondition of sale,afterthe auction end will not be permitted.
** I additionally reserve the right to end the auction early, given theChrysler Windsor is for sale on other International Classic car venues, locally, or should I receive and accept an offerwithin the expectations of my reserve. Please do not request my reserve, or Buy it Now price, as it would be unfair to other buyers. Realistic offers will be considered, but kindly refer to classic car valuation websites, such as Hagerty and NADA to ascertain current market values for a very nice high #2 car prior to making an offer. If genuinely interested, and looking for a fun and affordable classic..... "Carpe Diem"...
Thank you for the interest, enjoy the pictures, and feel free to call with any questions.
Best regards, Chris. 413-575-8600