Tuesday, 24 January 2012

'41 Chrysler Newport Pacemaker

This ex-Walter Chrysler, Jr. Newport is due to be auctioned at Amelia Island in March - one of five built, it was the exposed-headlight model used as the official pace car for the 1941 Indianapolis 500. Being a Dual Cowl Phaeton, the rear passengers sat in an entirely separate compartment to those in front, and even got their own windscreen; kind of like a tandem bicycle, but with a whacking great 5.3-litre straight-eight. Wonderfully massive, and very eye-catching with those graphics. Click here.

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