1938 Chrysler Royal C-18, 4-door
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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. Features included sweeping fenders, rear suicide doors, dual windshield wipers, dual taillights and dual chrome trumpet horns. Prices ranged from US$895 for the business coupe to US$1085 for the convertible sedan.
In 1937 the 6-cylinder powered C-16 series was renamed Royal, replacing the Chrysler Six. 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. A November 1936 advertisement lists the Royal as available in ten body types, starting at $715, with the four door sedan at US$815.
The Royal name was revived by Chrysler Australia in 1957 for an Australian produced model based on the 1953 Plymouth. 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; 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.
- Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284.
- Hedgbeth, Llewellyn. "Chrysler Royal". secondchancegarage.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Advertisement". New Yorker. 28 November 1936.
- The Australian Chrysler Royal, Plainsman, and Wayfarer Retrieved from www.allpar.com on 27 March 2010
- Flory, pp.889-90.
- Flory, p.890.
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