The Chrysler brand’s glamorous six- and nine-passenger Town & Country luxury station wagon, the “Woody,” first appeared in 1941; however, production was cut short when the automobile industry shifted its focus to the war effort.
In its infancy the Chrysler Town & Country Woody boasted an elegant mahogany and steel exterior that was complemented by a clean metallic dash, complete with a deco flourish on the steering wheel.
After World War II, brave GIs returned to American soil with their pride and a pocket full of combat pay. During this prosperous time, a frenzy of postwar consumption led to economic growth. It was in this atmosphere that the Chrysler brand brought to showrooms perhaps the most distinctive car of the postwar era.
Submitted by Loren H – 1947 Chrysler Town & Country
The Town & Country reappeared after the war as a line of elegant convertibles, sedans and hardtops reminiscent of the summer-home station wagons of the affluent. This iconic Chrysler vehicle was named after its contrasting looks, the steel front-end sheeting represented the “town” and the rear wood paneling signified the “country.” These designs all changed over the years as a result of consumer feedback and discoveries by Chrysler’s engineering and research teams.
Like all of Chrysler’s models, today’s Town & Country has strong ties to its roots of innovation, style and performance. Over more than five generations, the Town & Country has established a reputation as a family vehicle that focuses on safety with an interior layout that is innovative and accommodating for families on the go.