Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe 1946


Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe 1946


Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe 1946

  • Origin United State of America
  • Engine 4,107 cc, six-cylinder
  • Top speed 82 mph (132 km/h)

The Chrysler Windsor was a Chrysler Royal with better trim, including two-tone wool broadcloth seats. This coupé has distinctively post-war rear-end styling, despite still-protruding wings.

Chrysler stylists were busy as the war period was winding down, readying updated designs for resumption of production. While still based on the new-for-1942 body designs, the 1946 models featured new front fender lines that flowed back smoothly into the front doors.

This was a styling trend that began in the immediate prewar period, and all manufacturers were scrambling to have the latest design statement. Other new styling elements were an intricate, die-cast egg-crate grille and redesigned bumpers, which were used through the 1948 season and into the 1949 first-series cars. Chrysler engineers created a revised Prestomatic semiautomatic transmission for the postwar cars. Other new features included a gas tank filter and dual-cylinder front wheel brakes.

The Town & Country steel and wood bodied models continued, but instead of the prewar station wagon model, the 1946 now came in 4-Door Sedan and 2-Door Convertible body styles. The Town & Country C-38 6-cyclinder continued being Windsor-based, while the C-39 8-cyclinder models were now New Yorker-based. The revised line gave Chrysler a unique car to distinguish it from its competitors. In an interesting side note to the Town & County series, seven 2-Door Hardtops were built, making them the first of that body style. Being "hand-built prototypes," rather than production models, they are not included in the statistics that follow. Also, three other Town & Country body styles were listed, but did not reach production, a Roadster, Brougham Sedan and Custom Club Coupe. Other model changes from 1942 included the discontinuance of the 4-Door Town Sedan model in all series, and the dropping of Crown Imperial 4-Door Sedans.