NICE ORIGINAL EXAMPLE, 201CI STRAIGHT 6, RESTORED TO STOCK, CLEAN ANTIQUE CAR!
Automotive executive Walter Chrysler set out to put his own mark on the world, and this 1924 Chrysler B-70 roadster is it. The first year for the celebrated nameplate, this roadster launched the legend with advanced features such as hydraulic brakes, full pressure lubrication, and lightweight construction. The B-70 was often argued as the best cars of its time, and established Chrysler as a company known for its engineering. Now you can own a beautiful example of that history.
OK historians, you know that the Chrysler Corporation was established in 1925, but the first examples actually came out in 1924. Walter Chrysler was so eager to get his car out in the world, so the having a 1924 model is already a great story. But beyond history, you'll love this roadster because the two tone dark blue and gray makes for an attractive combo that has modern appeal without losing that Roaring '20s feeling. Of course wood-spoke wheels, running boards, and the skinny two-piece windshield will always bring out the vintage style. The car was restored at least once in its lifetime, and so not only do you get the shine of re-chromed bumpers, radiator mascot, and grille, but also the body retains good fundamentals like the well-fitting doors. Chrysler offered nine body styles of the B-70, but arguably the roadster is the best. It's the sportiest of the pack, which is a great way to feature a car that set many speed records.
The interior was built to be a sunny day friend. Underneath the black vinyl folding roof are matching seats and door panels. All of this was likely applied during the restoration, and they remain clean and durable today. The driver gets the classic big wood-rimmed steering wheel and a chunky three-speed floor shifter. The handsome instrument panel features such innovations as an actual temperature gauge (instead of a Moto-Meter radiator cap) and internal back-lighting, something that most automakers wouldn't adopt until the 1930s.
Chrysler's reputation for advanced engineering began here, and the B-70 was named for its 70 MPH top speed. The red on the 201 cubic inch six-cylinder engine denotes high compression (4.7:1, about 20% more than the rest of the industry) and it makes a fairly robust 68 horsepower. It ran with the larger eight-cylinder cars of the day, and became a darling of the budding world of road racing. But even just on country lanes, the advanced-engineered motor was an asset. With seven main bearings, it's durable, smooth, and torquey, and uses innovations such as the aforementioned full pressure lubrication and the industry's very first removable oil filter. Notably, Chrysler was one of the first automakers to adopt hydraulic brakes, which are external contracting on the drums behind each of those handsome wood-spoke wheels.
This is automotive history that few get to see and even fewer get to possess. If you're quick enough, an affordable way to showcase the genesis of the Chrysler brand is within reach. Call today!!!
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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