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1938 CHRYSLER CUSTOM IMPERIAL TOWN LIMOUSINE BY LEBARON (ORDERED NEW BY JOSEPH P. KENNEDY)
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  • JUST RELEASED FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
  • ORDERED NEW BY AND CUSTOM BUILT FOR JOSEPH P. KENNEDY (FATHER OF JOHN F. KENNEDY) WHILE HE SERVED AS THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO GREAT BRITAIN
  • KNOWN HISTORY SINCE NEW
  • EQUIPPED WITH SEVERAL UNIQUE SPECIAL ORDERED FEATURES AND AMENITIES
  • ONLY 28,021 BELIEVED-TO-BE ACTUAL MILES!
  • INCREDIBLY RARE AND DESIRABLE 1938 CHRYSLER CUSTOM IMPERIAL (C20) TOWN LIMOUSINE BY LEBARON
  • ONE OF ONLY 11 COACH BUILT EXAMPLES AND POSSIBLY THE ONLY ONE ASSEMBLED BY LEBARON
  • PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE GLENMOOR GATHERING CONCOURS, MEADOW BROOK CONCOURS AND THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT ST. JOHNS
  • CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA (CCCA) FULL CLASSIC; ELIGIBLE FOR ALL EVENTS AND CARAVANS
  • FULL DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING COPIES OF THE JOSEPH P. KENNEDY PAPERS COURTESY OF THE JFK PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY (INCLUDING A LETTER FROM WALTER P. CHRYSLER TO JOSEPH P. KENNEDY), COPY OF A LETTER FROM SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY (REFERENCING THE CHRYSLER), DISPLAY SIGNS FORM THE MEADOW BROOK CONCOURS, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT ST. JOHNS, THE GLENMORE GATHERING AND MORE!
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • AN OUTSTANDING PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • DUAL SIDE MOUNT SPARE TIRES
  • EUROPEAN STYLE “SEMAPHORE” TURN SIGNALS AND PARKING LIGHTS
  • ROLL UP PARTITION WINDOW
  • DUAL REAR GLOVE BOX COMPARTMENTS
  • FOLD AWAY REAR JUMP SEATS
  • SEVEN SEPARATE INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • REAR CLOCK
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • WHEEL TRIM RINGS
  • AM RADIO
  • REAR CLOCK
  • PERSONAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
  • REAR PASSENGER RADIO CONTROLS
  • DUAL FLOOR HEATERS
  • STERLING SILVER TRIM
  • TWIN VANITIES
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    The magnificent 1938 Chrysler Custom Imperial Town Limousine by LeBaron featured here is finished in stunning Dark Green Metallic with a beautiful black leather interior in the front and a blue and beige interior in the rear. This outstanding example was ordered new by and custom built for Joseph P. Kennedy (father of U.S. President John F. Kennedy) while he served as the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain from 1938-1940.  As such, this Custom Imperial is equipped for VIP service with several unique features including European style “semaphore” turn signals and parking lights, a roll-down partition window, fold away rear jump seats, dual rear glove box compartments, dual floor heaters, twin vanities as well as rear passenger radio controls while the interior trim is plated in silver. Custom Imperials (also designated as C-20 models) were assembled on a 144” wheelbase chassis and power was derived from the “Gold Seal” inline-8 cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower while standard Imperial models were equipped with a 110 horsepower engine and a shorter 125” wheelbase. Since leaving the service of the Kennedy Family, this Chrysler has enjoyed many years of collector ownership. The vehicle’s rarity and unique ownership provenance has garnered its entry into several notable Concours level events including the Meadow Brook Concours and the Concours d’Elegance at St. Johns. A mere 28,000 miles are present on the odometer today which is believed to reflect the total accrued mileage since new. We are proud to offer this exceptional 1938 Chrysler Custom Imperial Town Limousine by LeBaron to the most astute collector or investor who understands and appreciates this outstanding piece of American history. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    Year:
    1938
    Make:
    Chrysler
    Model:
    Custom Imperial
    Color:
    Dark Green Metallic
    VIN:
    7805935
    Mileage:
    28,021
    Stock Number:
    407240_limo

    Engine:
    323CI "Flathead" Inline-8
    Transmission:
    3-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Limousine
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $89,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $10,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $79,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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