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1985 Chrysler Woodie Convertible on 2040-cars

Year:1985 Mileage:115336 Color: White /
 Carmel
Location:

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Engine:4 cyl-turbo
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 1C3BC55E4FG127971
Year: 1985
Interior Color: Carmel
Make: Chrysler
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Town & Country
Trim: 2-DOOR
Drive Type: FWD
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Convertible
Mileage: 115,336
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sub Model: Tubro
Exterior Color: White

   1985 CHRYSLER WOODIE CONVERTIBLE  
          TOWN AND COUNTRY TURBO
          
      The Wade Williams Collection
I am selling my 40 year classic and special
interest car collection, from Corvettes to
Chryslers.

      This offering is a 1985 Chrysler Turbo
Town and Country Woodie Convertible with a special
feature. It belonged to a jet plane mechanic at the
old TWA overhaul base here in Kansas City. Mark rebuilt
the turbo and transmission making it more powerful than
the stock vehicle from Chrysler. It's excellent on gas
and also is fast.

        I added the car to my collection on January 8, 2003
and it has been stored inside since and driven from
time to time. The gas tank has been cleaned and coated and the
 fuel lines replaced..
      
        I added a "Continental kit" on the rear of the car which
harks back to the 40's sporty style. . It is a beautiful addition and 
makes the car longer in the rear. The classic  louvered hood rams more air
into the turbo and gives it a racier look. The white convertible top and
boot are in excellent condition. The white exterior color was the most popular. It has chrome
wire hubcaps . This car is unique and you will not see one unless you see them in the movies
(Planes-Train & Automobiles) or TV ( Seinfeld ) or happen to live down the street.

         The leather seats are not torn. They could use a good cleaning or
a leather spray coating which would make them look new. The carpets are fine. I believe all the
accessories work but am not positive. The AC may need a charge. In any event the cars is drives well
and turn heads whever it goes. It's great on gas

        In the four years Chrysler made these Town and Country woodie convertibles
a little over 3000 were made. Few remain. They fell victim to the newer J-bodied
GTC  convertibles with 6 cylinder engines. These unique and rare K-bodied convertibles
are becoming highly collectible and are still within a reasonable price range. They will
double and triple in value in a few years. Definately a classic already and a fun car .
          As an investment this is the time to buy one. It is a buyer's market. Buy it for Xmas,
enjoy it in the spring.
        There is a low reserve on this car. I want to sell it. It will sell at a bargain to a
 lucky buyer.This one is much less than others recently advertised and is more desirable than
a 1983 model. 
        The winning bidder must make a non-refundable $ 500.00 deposit via Pay Pal within 49 hours
of winning. The balance must be paid withing seven (7) days of the close of the auction either by
cash or bank wire prior to picking up the car. Buyer must arrange to pick up the car in Kansas City. 

All sales final. Car sold "as-is" with no warranty or
guarantee of any kind.

The car can be inspected in Kansas City prior to the final
bid by contacting the seller. One the car is sold it belongs
to the highest bidder . It is not sold "on approval" and cannot
be returned. Buyer must arrange shipping from Kansas City.

This car is a bargain, a classic and well worth considering.














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