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Pick of the Day: 1931 Chrysler CM6 roadster that’s aging gracefully

Wearing an older restoration, the pre-war veteran is ready to drive and enjoy


The Pick of the Day is a sporty 1931 Chrysler CM6 roadster (click on the link to view the advertisement), the kind with a rumble seat, that’s being offered for Corolla money despite being in apparently good driver condition with an older restoration that’s holding up.

“This is a perfect driver, not a pristine show car but turns heads everywhere you go,” says the Morgantown, Pennsylvania, dealer advertising the pre-war veteran on “An AACA winner in the 1970’s, this roadster is one of approximately 1,800 produced, and who knows the amount left in existence.


The Chrysler looks clean and presentable in the photos with the ad, and the dealer advises that while it could be driven with pride as is, the roadster could use some freshening to bring it up to the next level.

Power is provided by a 217cid inline-6, rated at 78 horsepower, backed by a 3-speed manual transmission and 4.10 rear.

“We experienced an overall nice drive with good acceleration and surprisingly good bias-free braking,” the dealer notes. “It steers effortlessly and is a nice car that is great for a scenic cruise with all functions working as they should. Clearly this is a car meant to be used and enjoyed.”

The Chrysler rides on a proper set of 19-inch wire wheels shod with tires that are about 3 years old, the seller says, with dual side-mount spares that add to its appeal. “The optional travel trunk is on the rear of this car and looks perfectly at home.”

The interior is trimmed in Oxblood-colored vinyl with a bench seat that has vertical tuck-and-roll stitching, and matching door panels. “A black painted metal dash has the original gauges inserted along with a few chrome knobs for various other functions.”


Underneath, the Chrysler remains structurally sound, and the “strong black frame supports the black-painted wood flooring, which is rot-free and looking good.”

Now for the best part.  This lovely old Chrysler is priced at just $25,000.

To view this vehicle on, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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