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1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster For Sale $34,500

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This 1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster is an older restoration , compIete and correct. I have owned a lot of antique cars and this has the fastest acceleration and best handling of any I’ve ever driven from the era. This car can cruise at 70mph all day . It features the rare optional high compression “Red Head” 248 cubic inch six cylinder engine of 85 horsepower which is nearly as much as any American car in 1928. It weighs only 3000 pounds and other luxury cars with that much power weighed at least 1000 pounds more. It also had hydraulic brakes which were not very common in 1928. I used to own a 1928 Chrysler Imperial phaeton, also having a larger Red Head engine and this Model 72 is much faster owing to its light weight. Walter Chrysler had an amazing engineering team and entered a team of four Model 72 roadsters in the French Le Mans Race in 1928. Nearly all cars at Le Mans were usually European. The Chrysler race cars were nearly identical to this car.  Chrysler hired European drivers and in an amazing dramatic finish, a Bentley came in first, a Stutz second and two Chryslers in third and fourth, although the two top winners sold for much more when new than the lowly Chrysler. A month ago I drove this car at nearly 75mph for an extended length of time and it felt perfect. This car features a 90mph speedometer. When the restoration was completed, the odometer showed zero miles. However, the pinion bearing recently failed, although all differential gears are in excellent condition. In addition, it needs a convertible top made but top bows are included ( see photos ). This car had a complete restoration and runs perfectly. Before the pinion bearing failure, it shifted perfectly and the clutch was as new.   $34,500 OBO. Located in Syracuse, NY . Walteremiller@yahoo.com 315-432-8269IMG_4666.thumb.JPG.0ca735eeff149b78e059bc1041f6b4ac.JPGIMG_4667.thumb.JPG.66444dee15ba82b5c8b2799c589718ba.JPGIMG_4665.thumb.JPG.96cfd053dd369aabdf5c1f8cf568ee70.JPG

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Walter, If you find a buyer that wants the pinion bearing replaced , Ill have time to repair it after the 15th of Nov. This is a super looking car! And a great price as ell for a roadster!  Mike West

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On 11/1/2018 at 6:17 AM, mercer09 said:

Nice Price! Considering the identical car on here is priced at 125k firm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Play nice.  If you don't like the car you don't have to buy the car.  Remember what your mother and the moderator said "If you can't say anything nice.  Don't say anything at all."

 

For you Mercer 09 we will listen to your offer.  

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5 minutes ago, mikewest said:

Supergirl , Ill make you a cash   offer . $35,000.00. Best regards, Michael West

That's Supercargirl and I am going to suggest you make that offer to Mr. Miller as the car's are identical (according to Mercer09) and that is over Mr. Miller's asking price.  

 

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regarding this thread supercargirl, what I said was quite nice and not derogatory at all.

 

How you set your prices with your clients is entirely up to you, but the last time I noticed, price does dictate a sale.

 

same occurs in real estate. Wishful thinking is just that.....

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Mercer I am just having fun.  You guide your client the best you can but in the end he dictates the price.  The response of the buyer though is all that counts.  if I put the car out there and there is a dead air his price is off base and we need to readjust.  I deal with a majority of prewar cars and the asking price can be hard to pin down.  In the case of this client's Chrysler the car is eligible for the Mille Miglia and the Peking to Paris race.  Unlike the Chrysler here the owner made the decision to appeal to the racing crowd and not the collector crowd.  The work on the car has been substantial with the idea to shore it up for a 1,000 mile run. I have been involved with two of these cars so far - one finished top of the American class in the 2017 MM.  Both cars are prepped for racing and have an asking price of $220,000.00 US and 220,000.00 euro respectively.  The car in Europe already sold.  These are very cheap entries into the MM.

 

I spoke to a very well known restorer who preps cars for these types of races and he gave me an estimate of what it would cost to get this car ready for such an event.  So we priced it with plenty of cushion for the next buyer to do just that.  In addition the car has a FIVA passport and that is very valuable to already have in these types of events.

 

To be honest, most of my cars I don't put on this site to sell.  I know most of you guys could care less about a European race and would be considering a car like this for your collection (which by the way is not out of line since he bought it for about $120,000.00 and put a lot of money into it to make it right).  I post on this site and take a beating because while I might raise ire I also get valuable information from  knowledgeable people.  Hence the three drops in price.  You guys brought up points on the car and I took them back to the owner and he agreed to reduce the price.  

 

Walter Miller's car is awesome and someone should buy it.  It is just not the same car that I am selling.  And I have the price as firm because anything less would be a loss to the client as he has much more invested in it.

 

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Good one, Matt!  This car, on the other hand, seems like a seriously fair deal.  Looks like a quality car based on trim, etc and pretty big also.  Thzt girl will build up some aem strength if she drives it at all... 😉

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