1932 Chrysler Other$39,995

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Price: $39,995
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Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Few cars in the 1930s were more modern than Chryslers. Among the first to adopt hydraulic brakesand#44; mechanical fuel pumpsand#44; and adjustable shocksand#44; cars like this 1932 Chrysler CP8 Touring Sedan offer a great driving experience with big car looks that really get attention. If youd like something thats big enough for the whole family and cruises like a much younger carand#44; this Chrysler is worthy of your attention.<br /> <br /> Clearly an older restorationand#44; this big Chrysler still has great presence. With styling reminiscent of its big brother the Imperialand#44; the longand#44; sleek CP8 will stand out among plain-Jane Buicks and Oldsmobilesand#44; and fit right in with the Packards and LaSalles. The long hoodand#44; lower roof lineand#44; and sweeping fenders with sidemounts look like they belong on a far more expensive carand#44; and the elegant color combination serves it rather well. The paint is showing some minor signs of ageand#44; but theres nothing that requires immediate attention and it means you can enjoy the car without worriesand#44; which is always refreshing. The cream pinstripes accentuate the sweeping fenders and conservative beltlineand#44; and please note the arched side windowsand#44; which give the car a very elegant look. The painted grille helps accentuate the chrome headlights and twin hornsand#44; as well as the handsomely curved bumpersand#44; all of which show decent plating with a great shine. Out backand#44; theres a very cool weathered wooden trunk that gives the car a bit of character and adds some practicality as well.<br /> <br /> The tan cloth interior was restored and remains in outstanding condition. The wool broadcloth fabric is quite close to what it would have worn when it was new and shows very few signs of use with only some mild stretching on the drivers side. Take a moment to admire the wonderful woodgrained window garnish moldings and dashboardand#44; which are painted steel and correctly finished. An engine-turned panel holds all the gaugesand#44; which are pretty white-faced dials that monitor all the engines vitals at a glance. Aftermarket turn signals were added for touring safety and each side of the twin-pane windshield opens independently and has its own windshield wiper. Back seat space is commodiousand#44; with luxurious silk shades for the rear windows and a foot rest on the floor. If you want first class comfortand#44; itll be hard to do better than this.<br /> <br /> Chrysler brought the powerand#44; tooand#44; thanks to a 298 cubic inch straight-8 that made a niceand#44; round 100 horsepower. Its a strong runner with smooth torque to move the big body without a lot of effortand#44; and thanks to smart gearingand#44; you really dont have to shift very often at all. The engine isnt detailed for showand#44; but it wears the right Chrysler silver engine enameland#44; a factory downdraft carburetor and heavy-duty air cleanerand#44; and cloth-jacketed ignition wiresand#44; so it looks right. It starts easily and idles smoothlyand#44; and theres a nice eight-cylinder burble from the exhaust thats a bit different than the standard V8 sound youre used to. As I mentionedand#44; the brakes are hydraulic in an era when everyone else was still using cables and rodsand#44; so stopping power is impressive and has a very modern feel. Likewiseand#44; the steering is surprisingly light and the long wheelbase means it just floats over pavement imperfections. Beautiful cream wire wheels are elegant and appropriateand#44; and are fitted with 6.00/6.50-17 wide whitewalls that really make it look important.<br /> <br /> A very handsome car thats ideally set up for touring and casual eventsand#44; this Chrysler is an unusual find that will definitely get attention. Call today!