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Rare 1932 Restoration ready Chrysler CP8 4dr Sedan - $9,999 (El Cajon)


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Interesting old Chrysler but the price seems rather optimistic and I think you may need to own a lumber yard to put it all back together.

 

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https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/el-cajon-rare-1932-restoration-ready/7297378492.html

Extremely Rare 1932 Restoration ready Chrysler CP8 4dr Sedan for sale
$9999/ Or best offer
Limited production run of 5,113.
See photos or email for any questions.
We have a complete warehouse filled with tons of extra rare parts to complete the restoration.

Reply by e-mail only: 9e0a2e22cb9b3fc2933271165dda6231@sale.craigslist.org

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The passenger side door view is pretty scary.   But I've never seen one of these in  person but have seen dozens of CD, CG and CL cars.

 

Would be a cool project for someone that would otherwise get a Model A.

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16 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

The silly terms that sellers use!

"Ready for restoration."

What did he do to get it "ready"?

Are some cars not yet ready to be restored?    😃

Translations:

"Ready for restoration."  We've completely neglected it long enough, let it weather and deteriorate almost to scrap metal"

   

"Are some cars not yet ready to be restored?"  No, they need to suffer more years of costly neglect, weathering and deterioration...before they can be offered for sale at exorbitant prices...

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13 hours ago, GregLaR said:

I'm curious where the CP8 would have fit in Chrysler's pricing scheme?

Would this have been a higher end car or more mid-range when new?

Greg

Greg

The 1932 Chrysler model structure is as follows:

Series CI: Six, 224 ci, 116" wb, $865-$1125

Series CP Eight, 299 ci, 125" wb, $1435-$1695

Series CH Imperial Eight, 385 ci, 135" wb, $1925-$2195

Series CL Custom Imperial Eight, 385 ci, 146" wb, $2895-$3595, Individual Customs by LeBaron $????

 

The CP Eight has spec's similar to the concurrent Auburn 8-100A but prices comparable to the Auburn Twelves.   The Custom Imperial CL, both factory bodied and especially custom LeBaron coachwork, are the most sought.   The CH Imperials are still elegantly proportioned factory bodies but have a better power-to-weight ratio.   Although not performance car, they are a very spritely-driving Classic.  Unhappily, only 1,402 CH Imperials were built and the model disappeared for 1933.  The photo is Hershey 2019.

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19 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Thanks for that info.  Am I mistaken in thinking that the CD series was still available in 1932?

GregLaR

The CD Series eights spanned both 1931-'32 in First (July '30 to January '31) 240 ci and Second (January to April '31) 261 ci. Series, both 124" wb versions.   

Dodge fielded an eight for 1930-'31 (DC, 221 ci), 1931-'32 (DC-DG. 240 ci); 1932-'33 (DG-DK-DO, 282 ci), more of the first and second series early Depression silly split model years.  There were Dodge four door convertible sedans for 1932 (88) and 1933 (39).

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7 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Good Heavens!

With so many models and platforms it really does get a little confusing, doesn't it?

To understand all those years and models, I recommend a copies of The Standard Catalogs of American Cars, both the one covering 1805-1942 and the 1946-1975.   Both published by Krause.  Take time to peruse the various makes that are of interest and just let the topics take you through the web of connections many carmakers had.   Quite a fascinating history to study.

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On 3/31/2021 at 9:24 PM, GregLaR said:

Thanks for that info.  Am I mistaken in thinking that the CD series was still available in 1932?

 

Technically there is the First version, Second version and the De Luxe which was still available and sold in 1932. According to Chrysler  after May of 1931 and serial Number 7,154,601  was a De Luxe  and designated as a 1932. They went to 17" wheels, straightened the frame and the bore was increased to 3- 1/4" and just under 100HP. They were meant to be Chrysler's competition to the Buick 80.

 

Kurt M

Owner of 1932 CD-8 De Luxe Sedan

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Thanks Kurt!

Is that your CD-8 in your signature?  Could you share a pic or two here please?

I gotta tell you, I stumbled across a grossly over-priced CD-8 a couple of years ago here in Palm Springs.  Of course I passed on it but I really fell for the style.  The car was absolutely stunning.

 

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Here is my CD-8 De Luxe. It was an older restoration that just needed some mechanical and finish work. Just found a crank hole cover this week which I though I would never find and would have to make it myself. Still have a ways to go to be happy with it. Tons of wood graining for the interior to have done

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IIRC, Greg,

one of the value dings that over-priced CD-8 suffers from is CCCA exclusion. Well, we all have opinions, in mine , that CD-8 phaeton is twice the Classic, (a REAL Classic from the height of the REAL High Classic period), than any 1939 8 cylinder Cadillac, the highly regarded, lovely 60S included. They are just mass produced cars from the late Post-Classic period. Throw all ‘41 Buicks into the same bin as the mentioned Cadillacs. Same opinion generated bias, demotes my very own 1927 Cadillac to Late Pre-Classic, lesser status than yon Chrysler. My opinion, sticking to it no matter how many of my CLC , or CCCA friends, (Buick friends too), get steamed up about it. Yeah, demote my ‘24 Cadillacs while purging the ranks. Problem is, when you take all the non-classics off the roster, CCCA will be a very lonely place indeed. Sure. I DO understand, and am grateful for my inclusion, my opinions notwithstanding.    -    CC 

 

P.S. Hi there, ‘1015 down in Tacoma. Your CD-8 looks more like a classic than the old junk I have , too ! 
 

 

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Kurt,

               That car is a knockout!  Love that split windscreen.   Thanks for the share.

 

Carl,

               You are right my friend, I totally forgot about that Chrysler's lack of standing in the CCCA.   Not that that issue particularly matters to me, but I know it does to some.   I believe your opinion is spot on!  I think the car is beautiful and if it were priced right, I'd be the happiest guy in the world driving it down Sunset Blvd. on a Saturday afternoon, classic status or not. 

If I can just keep looking, I know I'll find one tucked away in someone's garage, just waiting for me.  :lol:

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