Thursday, 23 February 2017

In 2017; expect to see: 1930 Chrysler 66 Roadster


Australian Television personality and avid vintage car enthusiast, Dennis Ballard, will displaying one of his cars on Sunday March 19th in Cronulla.

The first Chrysler automobile to appear on American roads was a 1924 model, and Walter P. Chrysler's new car enjoyed immediate success.

This 1930 Model 66 two-person coupe is one of 1,600 built during the 1929 and 1930 period. The Depression years were devastating for the US Automobile Industry and for the luxury automobile market in particular.

Very sporty for the 1930s.


1930 Chrysler 66 Roadster
The 66 in title came from the vehicle's 
top speed of 66 mph.

1930 Chrysler 66 Roadster

The Model 66 was named for its 66 mph top speed. This particular car is the first of twelve two-person coupes built in 1931 as a carryover model. Unique to these twelve cars is the curved headlight bar, and the model 66 emblem. 


This Chrysler is equipped with its original 218 cubic-inch engine and 3-speed manual transmission. The cost of this car new in 1930 was under US$1,000. 

Very few of these cars exist today in the US today and the car that Dennis is bringing to Cronulla is believed to be the only one of its kind in Australia.

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