Chrysler Royal

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Chrysler Royal
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1938 Chrysler Royal C-18, 4-door
Overview
ManufacturerChrysler Corporation
Production1933–1950
Model years1933–1950
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size car
Body style4-door sedan
2-door coupe
2-door convertible
LayoutRear-wheel-drive
RelatedChrysler Saratoga
Chrysler Imperial
Chrysler Airflow
Chronology
PredecessorChrysler Six
SuccessorChrysler Newport

The Chrysler Royal is a full-size car that was produced by Chrysler. The Royal name first appeared in 1933 as the model name for the CT series.[1] Features included sweeping fenders, rear suicide doors, dual windshield wipers, dual taillights and dual chrome trumpet horns.[1] Prices ranged from US$895 for the business coupe to US$1085 for the convertible sedan.[1]

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In 1937 the 6-cylinder powered C-16 series was renamed Royal, replacing the Chrysler Six.[2] The Royal remained the 6-cylinder entry-level model for Chrysler until it was dropped at the end of 1950 model year, making the Chrysler Windsor the entry-level car for the 1951 model year.[2] A November 1936 advertisement lists the Royal as available in ten body types, starting at $715, with the four door sedan at US$815.[3]

The Royal name was revived by Chrysler Australia in 1957 for an Australian produced model based on the 1953 Plymouth.[4] The "royal" model name was also revived for the 1955 North American Dodge Royal.

The name was later applied as a trim level of the Chrysler Newport from 1970 to 1972;[5] this would be its last use on any Chrysler branded vehicle. It was used on Dodge Ram pickup trucks and vans until the early 1990s.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284.
  2. ^ a b Hedgbeth, Llewellyn. "Chrysler Royal". secondchancegarage.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Advertisement". New Yorker. 28 November 1936.
  4. ^ The Australian Chrysler Royal, Plainsman, and Wayfarer Retrieved from www.allpar.com on 27 March 2010
  5. ^ Flory, pp.889-90.
  6. ^ Flory, p.890.