To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 22 May 2021. Estimate: $90,000 - $120,000 USD
Elegant presentation resulting from a proper, older restoration.
One of just 2,281 examples built during CM Series production from 1931-1932
Powered by a 217 cu. in. L-head “Silver Dome” six-cylinder engine; three-speed manual transmission
Equipped with the most desirable period-correct optional equipment
Introduced partway through the 1931 model year, Chrysler’s CM New Six Roadster continued the “L-29” theme styling with its V-type radiator, wide profile, and sporty lines. The new “Double-Drop” frame design added sportier driving dynamics to the marque’s catalog.
All CM chassis, Roadsters included, were powered by a 217 cubic-inch, L-head “Silver Dome” six-cylinder engine paired to a three-speed manual transmission. When new, power was factory-rated at 77 horsepower; the hydraulic drum brakes mounted at each corner were more than sufficient to halt the CM Roadster’s forward progress.
Clad in an alluring polychrome color scheme featuring a cream base finished with blue trim and orange flourishes—including its wire wheels—this CM Roadster is replete with all of the most alluring pieces of period-correct optional equipment. This Roadster’s blue interior is fronted by an attractive woodgrain dash inset with a full suite of instrumentation, and a tan convertible top folds behind the seats to provide all-weather capability. The chrome-framed windscreen is bisected by a rearview mirror with integrated Chrysler clock. The rumble seat, desirable side mount wheels, and rear carriage trunk are equally matched to the car’s sightly color scheme.
The bonnet features a pair of external spotlights, and the new-for-1931 front fascia is highlighted by a pair of additional Trippe Speedlights and correct gazelle hood ornament. Acquired by the consignor in 2004, this tidy and immensely attractive CM Roadster is an appealing presentation of a rarely-seen body style from one of America’s most prominent marques.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am21.