1953 Chrysler Town & Country

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  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

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    This is really nice. Love those big whites and wires....
     
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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    It is a very nice looking car that is not getting much love at the moment.

    I remember those semi-automatic Chrysler transmissions! Use the clutch to get it moving than just shift without it. We had aircraft tugs in the Navy that used them, and when I started working for Republic Airlines in Detroit many years ago, one of the hangar tugs was an old Navy model. I was one of the only mechanic's the auto shop forman would let operate it! I liked it as it was easy to put a plane in the tail dock with due to the front wheels turning almost 90 degree's.

    Memories, thanks for posting it!
     
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    BID TO $23,953 ON 12/7/21, No sale
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    That is one gorgeous wagon.
     
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    Those Fluid drive DeSoto and Chrysler’s about dominated the Taxi Markets in big cities. The cab drivers loved that hi/lo clutch arrangement. They could operate almost all day and never have to touch the gear selector. I have a ‘49 Windsor with Fluid Drive and I love it. I can set it in the hi position and move along well in intermittent traffic. Of course it’s not gonna chirp any tires of the line, but as a Mopar friend tells me you could pull up tree stumps all day long with those damn things. Lol. Not interested in Chirping, or stumping, but it’s all the power I need.
     
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