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From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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1955 Chrysler Windsor Sedan The Chrysler Building is one of the most beloved of New York Citys skyscrapers, an architectural manifestation of both the Art Deco era and the automobile age. Famous as it may be, the Chrysler Building holds many fascinating secrets, compounded by the fact that it is difficult to visit and doesnt offer tours, unlike the Woolworth Building and the Empire State Building. The Cloud Club once belonged to a group of mile-high power lunch spots in New York City atop the citys most distinctive skyscrapers. The New York Times calls The Cloud Club the inspiration for many of the others. It was initially designed for Texaco, which occupied 14 floors of the Chrysler Building, and used as a restaurant for executives. It opened with 300 members of New York Citys business elite. For consignment an original survivor from California. Save for a respray, the car is original and was stored in a garage until 10 years ago when it received its respray. Consigner states it is the original mileage (87,045) and the car has some faults from time passing, including some minor rust. Exterior Styled by Virgil Exner and his team, Chrysler had now positioned itself at the forefront of the industry. The new look began with an all new big split egg crate grille set below lowered front fenders and hood lines and boasting heavy chrome. Wraparound Super Scenic windshields were also a first for Chrysler and bodysides were smooth with few feature lines except for the two-tone trim and the tall chrome encased Twin Tower taillights. The rear window is also a wraparound style and has a nice downward curve to the trunk. Plenty of chrome on this car, and it all presents in fair condition, with some spotty pitting dulling and beginnings of rust. Exterior paint in white is good, again with spotty areas of rust, some invasive, but mostly remaining shiny. See closeup photos for a clearer view. There appears to be some badging missing underneath the front quarter Windsor art deco styled badge and a missing door handle on the passengers front door. Interior Looking inside we are met with 2 tone door panels. These are covered with leather patterned light bray vinyl, and a black and white woven broadcloth. Seats are all broadcloth, with light gray bolsters and the black and white weave in the centers. Nice gray piping surrounds the seats, which are a split back bench in front and a full bench in the rear. Carpeting is a nicely preserved black and floods all the floors. Upfront is a nicely curved downward dash, featuring red and black, with more plentiful chrome trim accents throughout. The placement of the transmission selector, dubbed the Fingertip PowerFlite range selector, is now located on the instrument panel rather than in the standard steering column position. A lineup of stove style round knobs with chromed turns is above an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette. Some gauges show corrosion at the bezel surround where it meets the glass. The original steering wheel is all metal and shines brightly in front of the dash. Headliner is clean and mostly tight. Drivetrain A 301ci Poly (a low cost alternative to the Hemi, using its block and crankshaft, but completely different heads and pistons) engine in V8 form is within the unrestored engine bay, The engine is believed to be original to this car, and has plenty of surface rust and dulling of parts with corrosion. A single 2-barrel carburetor is on top and a 2-speed automatic Powerflite transmission is on back. Undercarriage Plenty of surface rust abounds under here, however it appears to be structurally sound. Body hangers have surface rust, as are the inside of the exterior rockers, but it is not invasive unlike lower portions of the exterior. Power drum brakes are on all 4 corners. Drive-Ability Starts quickly, runs smoothly. and a nice ride. All gauges were working, as were function knobs in dash. A little creaky in the turns, but it is original! This car can be driven right out of Classic Auto Mall, and enjoyed, or taken to the next level with the restoration. Overall a nice interior, engine runs smoothly despite its looks, and exterior has some rust remediation that should take place. Whats youre fancy? VIN Decode W55L1391 W-Windsor 55-1955 L-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant 1391-Sequential Unit Number
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301 ci Poly
2 Speed Automatic
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