1938 Chrysler Royal C-18, 4-door
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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. Features included sweeping fenders, suicide doors, dual windshield wipers, dual taillights and dual chrome trumpet horns. Prices ranged from $895 for the business coupe to $1085 for the convertible sedan.
In 1937 the 6-cylinder powered C-16 series was renamed the Royal, replacing the Chrysler Six. 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. A November, 1936 advertisement lists the Royal as available in ten body types, starting at $715, with the four door sedan at $815.
The Chrysler 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 also applied as a trim level of the Chrysler Newport from 1970-72 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.
- 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. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Advertisement". New Yorker. November 28, 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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