MOTOR NUMBER: CG1978 BODY NUMBER: 340 SERIAL NUMBER: 7800958
Model CG. 384.8 cu. in. eight-cylinder L-head engine, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with 3.81:1 gears with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145″
Chrysler’s CG Imperial of 1931 was renowned for its excellent, well-engineered chassis and drivetrain, which combined with a fine straight-eight engine to produce a remarkably modern driving experience for the era. Like many of its competitors, the model was offered in a range of body styles, all of them exceedingly well-proportioned and attractive. Few were more so than the close-coupled sedan, Chrysler’s name for what other automakers termed a sport sedan or club sedan. With the doors moved close together and no rear quarter windows, it was a comfortable, elegant four-passenger closed car, that looked as terrific then and it does now. Collectors favor such coachwork among the CG Imperial styles for CCCA CARavans and other touring events.
You are looking at a beautiful, well loved and maintained Chrysler CG with 66,000 original miles. Runs very well and hitting on all 8 cylinders. There are no signs or history showing any motor work done. The exterior paint (in its original colors) has been maintained throughout its life with some paint work as needed. Chrome is original. The interior is all original and in fantastic condition, a testament to the care this car received for the past 92 years by its previous care takers (most recent previous owner was Joe Morgan). Doors close solidly and have great lines. What a comfortable car for the driver…something seldom seen in 30’s cars. I had to move the seat up some and I am 6′ tall. Passengers are comfortable in the rear with lots of leg room.
New wiring harness, although some lights not working
Recently serviced fuel system (carb. fuel pump and tank coating)
Starts easily hot or cold. Electric fuel pump added.
Drives well, however new tires would certainly be in order as the car gets a little nervous at 45MPH
All gauges work, good oil pressure, cool running, charging (but not great output)
It’s time for the next steward to keep this car going for the continued generations to come and we are open to reasonable offers.
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Smithfield, RI 02917
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