Chrysler Royal

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For information on the Australian Chrysler Royal, see Chrysler Royal (Australia).
Chrysler Royal
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1938 Chrysler Royal C-18, 4-door
Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler
Production 1933–1950
Model years 1933–1950
Body and chassis
Class Full-size car
Body style 4-door sedan
2-door coupe
2-door convertible
Layout Rear-wheel-drive
Related Chrysler Saratoga
Chrysler Imperial
Chrysler Airflow
Chronology
Predecessor Chrysler Six
Successor Chrysler Newport

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

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In 1937 the 6-cylinder powered C-16 series was renamed the Royal, replacing the Chrysler Six.[2] The Royal stayed as 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 advertisment lists the Royal as available in ten body types, starting at $715, with the four door sedan at $815.[3]

The Chrysler 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 also applied as a trim level of the Chrysler Newport from 1970-72[5] It would not be reused on any Chrysler branded vehicle. Instead, it was used on Dodge Ram pickup trucks and vans up 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. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Advertisment". New Yorker. November 28, 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.