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1931 Chrysler CD-8 Roadster $44K


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For  Sale.    1931 Chrysler CD-8 series 1  6 Wheel Roadster . Odometer showing 70K believed to be correct.  Clear Ohio title.  I have owned this car for the last 12 years and driven it about 4,000 miles.   At 75 my time to downsize has arrived.   The car was redone around 1980 and it is now a older restoration.  It runs and drives well and is  ready to go.    I have enjoyed it and  took good care of it but was not a afraid to drive it.  It has all the parts,  Front driving lights, Radiator grille  stoneguard , Nice side  mount tire mirrors . Wind wings. Rear view clock mirror,  Radio, exhaust whistle, steering column  vacuum  fan, correct metal trunk ( not shown in the pictures) rear luggage rack and top down  rest brackets. The clum switch works.  When I purchased the car  the top , side curtains and tonneau  cover were just  redone.($4500)  The car has always sat inside since I have owned it.   After purchasing the car I discovered  the compression readings  were uneven and outside the normal limits. There was a piston ring/land problem.   I mic'd  the bore's and found them to be straight and not wore.  I bought a new set of  of standard pistons/rings/gasket set from Egge( $1500) and installed them along with a new timing chain. I honed the block before installing the parts. While the engine was apart I ground the valve seats in the block and had the valves resurfaced. The head was also resurfaced. Upon reassembly things were as they should be.  A few years later the master cylinder started leaking and I rebuit it and exchanged the fuel pump.   The rubber in the front pulley came apart and I had it rebuilt by the Damper Doctors ($350).  I believe if you wanted a 8 cylinder  Chrysler Roadster this would be your only choice outside of a Imperial.  In 32 and 33 the 8 was not offered in the roadster. Remember this car is 89 years old and in overall excellent condition  It is not showroom new but has a nice panita.  If you follow the CD-8 Roadster market you will find these don't come up for sale very often. I expect to recover my investment of    $ 44K.  I live about 40 miles north of Columbus Ohio at the 140 mile marker of I-71.    Please note I do not text. Thanks,  Don Feeney  740-816-4284   central Ohio   F5415F@aol.com

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Hello,  Thanks for comment of encouragement about my Roadster sale.  If you have a early Mercer you might be interested in my current project.  I am building what I call a  1910 Vanderbuilt racer.  I am making it out of different period correct pieces from different makes.  I have just finished a 1919 Studebaker Big 6 Dirt track racer.  It was built from a Studebaker that had a body was beyond salvage. It was a fun project and not much money.  Thanks  Don Feeney

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Hello,  Thanks for the information about the CD-8.  As you pointed out it is  unusual that  2 would be for sale the same week.  In 1931 they made about 1800 units.   Attached is the 1919 Studebaker Dirt Track Racer I just finished.  The build was a lot of fun and not much money.   thanks again,   Think spring

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