Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

A car brand like Chrysler will learn a thing or two over the course of its nearly 90-year history. One is how to build dependable vehicles that customers will return to buy year upon year. Proof of that comes in the form of things like the Polk Award for customer loyalty, an honor modern-day versions of the Chrysler Town & Country have earned for 12 consecutive years running.

Another thing we’ve learned is how to build visually appealing vehicles. Take the 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible. Though it might look a little out of place alongside contemporary automobiles, it’s hard to deny the timeless beauty of this car.

Please enjoy this Forward Look at a true Chrysler classic. All photos were taken at the Walter P. Chrysler museum just before it closed its doors in late 2012. The accompanying text is the museum’s own description of the car.

Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

“Introduced as a suburban estate wagon in 1941, the Chrysler Town & Country returned after the war in elegant new sedan and convertible coupe body styles, highlighted by distinctive mahogany side panels framed in structural ash.

Chrysler’s 1946-48 Town & Country Convertibles did particularly well in this upscale market, becoming the darlings of numerous Hollywood stars.”

Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

“The look of these glamorous cars—with their distinctive Forties design features and country club elegance—has proved durable. Town & Country convertibles are today among the most collectible Chrysler vehicles.”

Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Chrysler Heritage: The 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

Please stay tuned to Forward Look for more heritage posts like this one. In the meantime, tell us, have you ever ridden in Town & Country convertible?