1953 Town & Country Station Wagon, 6 Cylinder, Fluid Drive Original

Price: - Item location: Glencoe, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: Town & Country
  • SubModel: Station Wagon
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 70,424
  • Color: Caravan Beige #45
  • Engine size: 6 cylinder 265 cu. in. L-Head
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 Speed Fluid Drive Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Chrysler Town & Country

This is a great example of an original,well maintained classic 1950’s Chrysler iconic “Town and Country” Station Wagon. Current owner has this vehicle stored inside and drives this classic when time and weather permits. It was originally purchased in 2002 from the owner located in Greenville IL., and driven to St. Louis. After several outings the owner made a list of needed repairs and began the process ofupgrading the car. The Radio was removed and sent to a specialist for repair. Clock and Wiper Motor have been serviced. In June of 2002 the car was taken to “Hass Auto Repair” for an extensive inspection and needed repairs, (invoice with details is available). Approximately $650.00 in parts and $1800.00 in labor. In March of 2003 a return trip to “Hass” for additional service; New Battery, Starter Solenoid, Fuel Pump, Complete Tune-Up, all of which have made this a dependable and enjoyable car to drive. Invoice for additional $1100.00 for parts and service.

There is some very minor body damage on a couple of thefenders. There is minor rust (small holes in the floorat the front door post,nothing major)easily repaired. Some of the chrome is tarnished but very nice. All the Glass is in good condition, no cracks. Tires have low mileage. The beautiful original leather interior is in very good usable condition. Note the door panels, like new! Headliner is like new. The interior Wood and Chrome Trim are very nice. Rear Door Latch and Hinges are in good condition. The Dash, Radio /Grill, Dash Controls and Glove Box are all functional and in very presentable condition.

The only question is the paint color. According to the Chrysler build tag the paint code is “06”. Based on an original “Ditzler” Chrysler 1953 paint chart, 06 is Erie Blue Poly. The car appears to be “Code 45” Caravan Beige? There are some signs of a dark color under the Beige in areas where the paint is damaged. Based on this we are assuming the car has been re-painted?

I had the opportunity to drive this Cool Ride; the Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Transmission and Engine all function properly and provide a comfortable driving experience.

Anyone looking to purchase a vehicle of this era would be lucky to own this vehicle. Drive it home and be the envy at the next car cruise.