There was a time when Chrysler built a Town & Country that wasn’t shaped like a minivan. The example above hails from 1954, which makes it a second-generation car. They were all wagons and I believe they all came packing 413 cubic-inch V8 engines. In fact, that would be the first V8 offered from Chrysler.
This example here is looking a little worse for the wear, but not terribly so. In fact, the patina appears to be downright charming. Inside, the wood bits are still there and the seats seem to be in decent shape. We can think of the perfect way for such a machine to live on, if someone out there isn’t willing to drive it as is.
Jonathan Ward from Icon needs to turn it into one of his Derelict builds. The whole idea behind these creations is to retain the earned history from every scratch, nick, and dent. Now, Icon has already done its Derelict work on a Chrysler wagon in the past. Melding a 51 Chrysler wagon with the front clip from a Desoto sedan and then stuffing a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 under the hood, the Icon team created a bit of automotive art work. Drivable artwork, at that.
With the right client (read: the appropriate amount of money required), Ward and his team could turn the car above into a truly killer ride. And it would be transformed without sacrificing any of its style or history.
This 1954 Chrysler Town & Country is for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of $4,000.