1931 Chrysler CD8‘De Luxe’ Roadster
Year of manufacture1931
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourBeige/Maroon
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: XSV 752 Chassis Number: CD1889R
Established in Detroit in 1924, by 1931 the Chrysler Corporation was placed ninth in the sales table for North America and was building a reputation for powerful, high-quality cars. This was enhanced by success in stock car racing and, in 1931, by an appearance at Le Mans with a stripped-down version of one of the new 8-cylinder models. The same year, Chrysler offered more models than ever before, with a new range of 8-cylinder models to run alongside the existing 6-cylinder cars.
Featuring styling inspired by the ‘lowline’ L29 Cords, throughout 1931 the 8-cylinder models were subjected to continual mechanical upgrades. Starting from an initial 80hp the second series bumped up t