1926 Chrysler Model 70 Sedan

$26,000

1926 Chrysler Model 70 Sedan

$26,000

Morgantown, United States

1926

Year

101K Mi

Mileage

Unknown

Engine

Automatic

Gearbox

Petrol

Fuel type

About This Car

1926 Chrysler Model 70 Sedan


Produced at the old Chalmers plant in Detroit and introduced in January 1924, Walter P Chrysler’s first automobile was an innovative, medium priced, six-cyli

1926 Chrysler Model 70 Sedan


Produced at the old Chalmers plant in Detroit and introduced in January 1924, Walter P Chrysler’s first automobile was an innovative, medium priced, six-cylinder car of better-than-average performance, as numerous motor sport successes would soon demonstrate.  Offering a $5,000 specification for under $1,500, the Chrysler featured hydraulic brakes, aluminium pistons, full-pressure lubrication and a tubular front axle, and was able to reach 70mph comfortably.  Not surprisingly, it was an outstanding success, 32,000 being sold in the car’s first year of production.  The original Chrysler Series 70 six remained 3.3 litres in capacity until 1926 when it was enlarged to 3.6 litres.  A smaller, 3.0-litre Series 60 six was introduced for 1927 while the 70 grew to 4.1 litres for 1928, becoming the Series 72.  By this time the range had expanded to encompass not just the smaller Series 60 six but also a four-cylinder model and the fabulous Imperial, the latter larger and more expensive than the original and intended to compete with the likes of Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard.  The four had disappeared from the range by 1929, being as a Plymouth, while Chrysler’s smallest six had moved on to become the 195.6ci (3.2-litre) Series 65, featuring a longer wheelbase, Lockheed hydraulic brakes and hydraulic shock absorbers.  Thx to Bonhams.com


For 1926 this car was labeled the Series 60 due to the fact that the inline 6 cylinder engine produced nearly 70 horsepower.  A slightly chopped, hot rodded and fuel injected version, making it a true driver.  With plenty of upgrades and retaining most of the factory looks, this car is ready to tour and be shown...oh and there’s even plenty of room to bring your family or friends in the back seat.


Exterior

Presenting nicely in dark blue with black accenting on the twin beltline bump outs, it has curvaceous fenders and a black vinyl, top as the metalworking technology of the day wasn’t ready for such a huge panel.  A few chips and dings are noted throughout the body, however they do not make this rolling piece of street rod art any less eye-catching.  Headlights, in their shiny chrome pods, flank the blacked out grille with its dark blue surround and brass winged viking hat radiator cap.  This corral holds its own as the center hinged hood and side cowling has been removed allowing the world to see the elephant in the room...think HEMI, but more on that later.  Swooping dark blue fenders flow back into strong rubber coated running boards before gracefully arching upward to create the rear fender.  Hovering above is the passenger compartment with its 3-inch chop and lightly smoked glass. Rounding out the back of the car we note some flourish pinstriping, the fuel tank, and teardrop taillights gracing the rear fenders.  The wheels, which are 15-inch black painted steel with smooth chrome dog dish caps, are wrapped in 205/70R15 blackwall rubber.  


Interior

Opening the 4 doors allows us a view of the multi-colored Mexican blanket style seat covers that grace both front and rear bench seats that stretch from door to door.  These seats sit within black tubs and provide room for 3 in each row.  Black vinyl is on making up the door panels, and these are peppered with what appear to be the original handles and latches.  A blue painted metal dash has aluminum inserts holding the SW gauges in the center along with a few chrome knobs for various other functions.  A digital display is noted for the EFI control by FiTech right in front of the driver, along with a wood rimmed and drilled 3 spoke steering wheel.  Nicely stained wood makes up the flooring and a peek upwards reveals a wooden lathe roof structure supporting the vinyl.


Drivetrain

With the side cowling and hood removed the engine compartment is clean, concise, and detailed.  The engine itself presents with a black block and silver finished valve covers with Chrysler Fire-Power embossing. This bay holds a powerful 331ci Hemi V8 that is right out of 1955 and has been treated to a .465 lift camshaft.  A Hot Head aluminum intake delivers the right amount of fuel from the FiTech EFI unit bolted on top.  An A518 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is on back and this pushes power to a Ford 8.8” 3.73 geared rear axle.


Undercarriage

Some light surface rust on the body hangers and on the usual steel suspects, however this car remains structurally sound, and has a sturdy frame.  Black paint covers the frame and with overspray on the wooden floors and bottom sides of the running boards and remains free of rot.  Leaf spring suspension is on the front and rear and hydraulic disc brakes are in the front and drums in the rear.  Dual exhaust with glasspack style mufflers handles the removal of spent fossils efficiently and ends under the rear of the car with dual dual chrome tips.


Drive-Ability

This car started quickly thanks to the FiTech fuel injections and after a few seconds came into a healthy rumbling idle.  While we made no attempt at setting a land speed record, the car does have more than adequate power, acceptable handling and surprisingly good braking.  It steers effortlessly and is a nice car that is great for a scenic cruise.


Clearly this is a car meant to be used and enjoyed.  Chrysler’s exceptional design work is still shining brightly on this example and the lines work very well with the hot rod motif.  This example is ready to be shown and enjoyed reliably, why settle for a Ford or Chevy when you can indulge in a Chrysler.


Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is [hidden information] and our phone number is [hidden information]. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Car Details

Year

1926

Location

Morgantown, United States

Address

PA

Mileage

101250 mi (162946 km)

Engine

Unknown

Gearbox

Automatic

Car type

Sedan

Fuel type

Petrol

Condition

Used

VIN

PW615S

Color

Two Tone

Interior color

Custom

Internal Reference

5219_4968

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