1931 Chrysler CD8

‘De Luxe’ Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1931
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Beige/Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
On View:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Sale:
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