Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1927 Chrysler Model 62 Rumble Seat Roadster o Very rare pre-WWII Chrysler car and one of their first performance automobiles (M-62) o First Chrysler to offer four-wheel hydraulic brakes o Sold new in California and still retains its original 1927 California license plates o Extremely rare Chrysler's high compression "red-head" 180 CID L-head inline six-cylinder engine with Stromberg carburetor and Remy ignition o Three-speed manual transmission and 4.6:1 rear end o Original FEDCO plate! o Toga Maroon over Black exterior with Khaki folding-top and side curtains o Black interior with black instrument panel and red-and-white trim o Rumble seat and wooden artillery wheel spokes o External trunk and rear-mounted spare tire o Boyce Motometer and 109-inch wheelbase o Original carburetor is included with the car Pre-World War II cars are getting rarer as they approach their various century marks. While Fords and some GM models are still somewhat easy to find, the Big Three models that are harder to find than hens' teeth are Chryslers. We have a 1927 Model 62 Rumble Seat Roaster here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars with a "red-head" straight six-cylinder engine. This extremely rare Chrysler Model 62 was a performance roadster that was factory fitted with the high compression Redhead six cylinder engine. The Redhead was only standard on the M52, M62, M72 and the Imperial 80 roadsters.The 1926 M-62 production was extremely low so this is a very special piece of Chrysler/Maxwell history. Introduced in mid-1926 as a new model, it marched into 1927 with few changes. Finished in Toga Maroon over Black wings with a khaki folding canvas top, this car's paint and trim are in great overall condition, as is the top. The bodywork is straight and solid, features bullet-shaped headlights, a single plate windshield and matching wing vents. Atop the radiator is a Boyce Motometer, which allowed the driver to measure the coolant temperature without opening the radiator. Both running boards have step plates and reflectors. Out back are a rumble seat, black external truck and full-sized spare tire. The car's engine bay is extremely tidy and its chrome, double bar bumpers are in very good overall order. This example has a driver's side windshield wiper and driver's side taillight only. It also retains its original California license plates from 1927. This Chrysler rolls on wide whitewall tires, size 6-6.50-18. Each tire is mounted on wooden wheels with red beauty rings, artillery spokes, four lug nuts and Chrysler center caps. The wheels are in very good condition while the tires are in good, original order. Weed Levelizer friction cable "shock absorbers" delivered a smooth ride. Under the two-piece hood is a 180 CID inline L-head six-cylinder engine with a "red-head" cylinder head with a Stromberg carburetor and Remy ignition (original carb is included with the car). The Red-Head innovation reduced the size of the combustion chamber, resulting in higher compression ratios and increased power from the same engine. Compression ratios rose to 6:1 from 4.7:1 on the original Chrysler Six. For the 1928 model year, Red-Head equipment was standard on all Chrysler Roadsters and on all Imperial models and was available as an option on other models. Owners of six-cylinder Chrysler cars manufactured after July 1926 could retrofit their engines as well. Backing this motor is a three-speed manual transmission and a 4.6:1 rear differential. Chrysler was the first make to offer four-wheel hydraulic brakes in 1927. Inside, the car's black bench seat is in great shape while the black floor matting is in satisfactory shape. A gorgeous, glossy and thick four-spoke wooden steering wheel greets the driver with engine spark and timing controls in the center hub. The black instrument panel is set off with maroon trim and a white oval housing black-faced gauges, ignition switch and choke but the speedometer is inoperable. A floor-mounted shifter and handbrake round out the interior. Chrysler was only three years old in 1927 and it had four models, 50, 60, 70 and 80. The numbers equated to each model's top speed rating from Chrysler, which ranked seventh in auto sales in 1927. The Redhead equipped roadsters for 1927 where named M-52, M62 and M72. Competition to the Chrysler in 1927 was plentiful. Just some of them were Buick's 115 Roadster, Erskine's Custom Coupe, Oldsmobile's 30E Roadster and Pontiac's 6-27 Roadster. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to review this high compression Chrysler from the Roaring 20s for yourself. There are very few of these cars left outside of big museums. If you enjoy pre-World War II vehicles, are a classic Chrysler fan or if you're looking for something different for your collection, you should visit our showroom today to see this car in person! VIN: M91023? EIN: 56529-4 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Lou
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