- A professional frame-off restoration
- Very rare cabriolet
- Chic color combination
In 1955, Chrysler launched its sensational new line, which included the Windsor, which also became famous for its "Forward Look" or its so-called "Million dollar look". Designed by Virgil Exner, then the chief designer at Chrysler, the rear wings of Windsor inspired by the very rare Chrysler Ghia. The low panoramic windscreen and the fine grille in two parts of the convertible version were design marvels.
Powering the car was the famous Spitfire V8 188bhp (300.5 CI) engine, mated to an automatic transmission, with 4-speed as optional. With finely working power brakes and power steering, the car provided exceptional driving pleasure. The interior finish was beyond all criticism. The dashboard was particularly beautiful with its two-tone finish. The instrumentation was very complete. Imported from the USA some twenty years ago, directly from car's original owner in Hershey, thus car is extremely healthy, as it has since lived a pampered life of a classic car, protected from the weather, and enjoying all care possible. Presented at various events, including la traversée de Paris, it has always attracted attention. Given the exceptional interest of this model and its rarity, its current owners decided two years ago to give the car a comprehensive frame-off restoration. The car was given to Laurent Phelipot, well known specialist for American cars. An impressive parts invoice file comes with the car, and it is being offered on sale as if in a new condition, in strict conformity with factory specifications, with its period options, badges, tinted windows, clock etc... The windshield was re-made in Sweden from tainted glass like the original one. So this is indeed a very unique opportunity to acquire a car of this level, in France, considering that just 1395 units were manufactured in total.