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Sold 1929 Chrysler 70

1929 Chrysler 70




The Chrysler Corporation was not incorporated until 1925, but Walter P. Chrysler was already hard at work putting the ailing Maxwell Motor Company back on track, and in the process putting his name proudly on his work.

1924 marked the first year of production for Chrysler cars, and they quickly earned a reputation for outstanding quality, performance and value. Walter P. Chrysler wanted to build mass-market cars that were superior in quality to the average Ford, but at a more affordable price point than the higher-end Buicks and Cadillacs.

The new Model 70 debuted in 1924, named for its 70mph top speed. The Model 70’s centerpiece was its exceptionally well-engineered powerplant. The six-cylinder engine featured a 7-main bearing crankshaft, high compression cylinder head; the very first replaceable oil filter and a full pressurization lubrication system. Also, the chassis featured four wheel brakes – a first on a mass-market car. No fewer than nine different body styles were available on the Model 70, the most sporting of which is the rumble seat roadster, as featured here.

The Model 70 proved itself to be quite a successful competition car. Ralph de Palma was one of many drivers who saw the potential of the Model 70 in competition. He set several 1000 mile speed records and also won the Mt. Wilson Hill Climb in 1924. The Model 70 saw overseas success as well, with Malcolm Campbell piloting his Model 70 to a win in the 1925 “100 Short” at Brooklands. It was also the first American automobile to compete at LeMans – nearly beating the mighty Bentley Boys in the process. A fine record for what was seen as a mid-market, affordable automobile.


  • The 1925 Model 70 Roadster presented here is a most beautiful example - one that no doubt has been treasured its entire life.
  • It shows today in very beautiful condition, appearing to have had one repaint in the past in what we understand to be its original color scheme.
  • Mechanical - Recent recommissioning work by Auto Restorations (NZD15379.00) - see photos - car drives beautifully and is very well sorted. Receipts available.
  • Interior fully reupholstered at some point is original and correct.
  • Good body and paint - The red colour suits the car very well and it sits proudly on large artillery wheels with purposeful blackwall tires.
  • The engine bay is nicely detailed, but retains a functional like appearance.
  • The large radiator and headlamps dominate the front end.
  • This delightful Chrysler 70 is a car that one would be proud to show off on the open road - an ideal entrant for long distance touring events such as Alpine Rallies and similar events.  Few cars of the era can match the Chrysler Model 70 for its sporting pedigree, rarity, and exceptional engineering all at a price that makes it attainable for the average enthusiast.

Very rare nowadays - this is a great example, that can only appreciate in value. A beautiful vintage car that can be driven anywhere -  not to be missed.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.


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Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.