vineri, 26 februarie 2016

Chrysler Series 75 Roadster 1929 - World Of Classic Cars -

Chrysler Series 75 Roadster 1929

Chrysler automobiles of the late 1920s were not merely well engineered and solidly constructed, they were also remarkably fast. Between 1925 and 1931, Chryslers competed internationally at such events as the Mille Miglia and the 24-hour races at Le Mans and Spa, running against the best and most expensive automobiles that Europe had to offer. In fact, at the 1929 running of Le Mans, a Series 75 Roadster finished 6th overall and 3rd in the Index of Performance (Stoffel/Benoist). At the 1929 24 Hours of Spa, two cars finished 6th (Stoffel/Rossignol) and 11th (Hommel/Delvaux), and at that year’s Mille Miglia, a similar car won the 5-Litre Class, driven by Leonardi and Barbieri.
Chrysler Series 75 Roadster 1929

Between 2011 and 2015, the Series 75 Roadster presented here was exhaustively professionally prepared for the Mille Miglia Storica and Le Mans Classic as a faithful recreation of the 1929 MM class-winning Leonardi/Barbieri car. Documented by over $100,000 US in invoices, it has undergone the fitting of a custom intake manifold with three restored Winfield carburettors and a new fabricated aluminium head. All-new brakes and chassis bushings were fabricated in addition to a suspension, an exhaust, a clutch, and ring-and-pinion gear, as were the five custom Borrani hubs and wire wheels.