Sep 24 2014

Chrysler’s Chrysler Chronicle XIV: Heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Since February 2013, automotive historian Walt Gosden has been documenting the restoration of the 1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car built for Walter P. Chrysler as a gift for his wife Della.

In the final installment of Chrysler's Chrysler Chronicle, Walt documents the loading of this historic automobile on August 9, 2014 on a trailer heading west to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Thanks Walt for this wonderful series!


Howard Kroplick

Chrysler's Chrysler Chronicle XIV: Heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

By Walt Gosden

The Happy owner Howard Kroplick awaits the loading of his car onto the trailer to head to Pebble Beach.

The car seems to be smiling too!

When the car was first picked up in Centerport, NY at the Vanderbilt Museum, this same quartet of were there for that moment. Here they are left to right :Jim Pearsall, Walt Gosden, Howard Kroplick, and Norman Arbour, with the car fully restored.

The removeable canvas roof is in place over the chauffeur's compartment.

The streamline profile.

 Just restored with approximately three road test miles since its completion.

Note how the reflection of the sunlight off the highly polished wood work is reflected in the headliner.

The perfume bottles in the rear vanity. Just look at that woodwork.

Every aspect of the car, even the interior details, reflect the late art deco streamilne styling.

No dust on this straight eight.

Check out the reflections of the clouds!

The car is making its way into the trailer.

All in place for the trip west to California. Note the level of shine and sparkle to the chassis.


Sep 25 2014 Ted 2:31 AM

All that I can say is INCREDIBLE, but still have to see it live.

Sep 28 2014 Chris 3:29 PM

Do you have any photos of Walter and Della ?

Hi Chris, here is one for you:;;500;392

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