This 1929 Chrysler Series 75 Tonneau Phaeton is true vintage elegance on wheels. And everything from the two-tone style to the unique driving position makes for the kind of grand touring classic that is going to get people talking.
This was the kind of car that took Chrysler's reputation for advanced engineering and also added top-level style. After all, a dual-cowl phaeton is the kind of thing that you'd expect from a brand with a hyphen in its name like Pierce-Arrow or Rolls-Royce. And this one really goes for premium style with a two-tone blue that even has a red pinstripe for a proper separation line. And it all has the right aged-in look for a proper classic. Dual spotlights, wire wheels, and double bumpers are all part of a roaring 1920s lavishness. Plus, the dual cowl phaeton is one of the most sought-after styles from this era. It combines the ideas of early open motoring with the elegant appearance (and function) of an adjustable second windshield for the passengers. For added weather protection, there is a folding canvas top. It has a sleeker profile than convertible sedans of this era, which allows for it to show off part of its wood frame construction. And everything from the proper trunk carrier to the dual spare whitewalls in the fender give this the kind of detailed classic elegance that's irresistible.
Because this Chrysler is open to the world, the interior perfectly complements the exterior. The light blue carries directly onto the dash, and the seats are a near-perfect match for the exterior's deeper blue paint. There is plenty of interior room within this car's 121-inch wheelbase. And while the rear windshield and rear gauges are fun to show off, the most unique interior feature might just be the right-hand driving position.
The Series 75 was named after the 75 horsepower expected out of the 248 cubic-inch inline-six L-head motor. This was quite a feat for its day, especially because the 75 in the name also reflected a 75 mph top speed. So it's an important motor that looks very honest in its current presentation. While you notice newer paint over the years, there's such an overall authentic style to this one that we haven't tried to alter it. So it is not currently road-ready. It's purposely kept that way currently because there are some people who may want this as a museum piece. This full authentic style is ready for display right now. And if you are looking to get it back on the road and drive to shows, this is the kind of car where you're going to want to have a restoration where you'll make personal and custom decisions. So it's presented as it is today because altering it would likely take it further away from your ultimate goal with this Chrysler.
A dual-cowl phaeton is a special kind of touring car, and this represents a kind of automotive history that few get to see and even fewer get to possess. So if you love rare elegance, you need to treat yourself to this Chrysler.